Myth Busting: Does CBD Get You High?

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Zara Kenyon

There’s a lot of buzz surrounding the potential benefits and effects of CBD. Some of the whispers are true (yes, it really is that easy to take), and some of it is pure myth. Case in point? One of the most common CBD myths is that the plant-based extract might make you feel high. Here, we break down where that rumour comes from, and why, quite simply, it’s just not true...

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Will CBD Make Me Feel High?

In short: no. CBD has no intoxicating effects, but the myth comes from a series of misinformation around its plant-based origins. Because CBD is extracted from hemp – which is a type of cannabis plant – some wonder if it could produce the same ‘high’ that’s commonly associated with cannabis.

However, CBD is just one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Another, called THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), is responsible for creating an intoxicating effect. Not only does hemp produce very low levels of THC, but the compound is also largely filtered out through the CBD extraction process, meaning CBD does not make you feel ‘high’.

In the UK, the legal restriction on THC levels in CBD is 0.03%. This is a tiny, tiny amount that you would not be able to feel. But, because we believe in giving you that extra confidence in the products you use, all of our CBD oils, CBD capsules, CBD gummies and CBD topicals are completely THC-free.

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What Are the Effects of CBD?

So, if CBD doesn’t get you ‘high’, how does it make you feel? Think of it as a balancing effect. CBD is believed to support homeostasis, which is the state of steady internal, physical and chemical conditions maintained by the body. There are a variety of ways the compound can work with your body, including its relationship with the endocannabinoid system. It’s thought that CBD may interact with this system – which regulates your immune and nervous system – to help it function more effectively.

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CBD Can Work With Other Vitamins, Too

For example, our Bright Days CBD Capsules are supercharged with a premium dose of – you guessed it – CBD, alongside a host of immunity-supporting nutrients. There’s vitamin C, vitamin D3 and zinc in each of the capsules; all of which are proven to contribute to a healthy immune system. That boost of vitamin C can also reduce tiredness and fatigue, while zinc may promote normal cognitive function. No wonder these CBD capsules have become a desk essential at Cannaray HQ.

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How Long Will CBD’s Effects Last?

This all depends on the CBD products you’re taking, as well as your biological make-up, how high your dosage is, and even what you’ve eaten that day. Put simply, the length of CBD performance will vary from person to person. For some, the compound may be processed quickly, resulting in a shorter burst of hemp-fuelled goodness. For others, it may last hours, meaning you reap the rewards for longer. As for how long CBD stays in your system, one study indicates it may remain for one or two days when taken orally, while others suggest there could be traces for as long as three to five days.

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