What are the effects of CBD?

What are the effects of CBD? At Sweet Nectar, we believe that hemp derived CBD, CBG, and other cannabinoid compounds are a wonder of nature and of the cannabis plant. 

That's why we extract only the best high quality extracts that stay true to nature, because we know nature knows best. When it comes to the effects of CBD, everyone is different. Taking CBD is as easy as taking any other supplement, however you should expect to have your own personal experience, as its effects may vary from person to person.

Knowing just how CBD affects the body, can help to explain how CBD could potentially fit into your wellness regime. But, before we get into the potential CBD effects, let’s remind ourselves as to what CBD is and where it comes from.

'CBD is a natural compound found in the cannabis plant. In fact, CBD is one of over 100 compounds that are derived from the plant. CBD is non psychoactive and will not make you 'high.'

How Does CBD Work in The Body? 

CBD works by interacting with your endocannabinoid system. This system, also known as the ECS is a key homeostatic regulator, that plays a vital role in almost every physiological system. The endocannabinoid system is best explained as a vast network of receptors that receives chemical compounds. These receptors impact your overall well-being and are themselves activated - by natural compounds like CBD.

What is the Endocannabinoid System? 

Many scientists believe the endocannabinoid system (ECS) promotes balance in the body. Each receptor sends signals that initiate homeostasis or balance.

Discovered in the early nineties by scientist Dr. Lumir Hanus, while investigating how the psychoactive compound THC reacts with our internal system. They unearthed the way the body produces its own compounds, that showed a similar effect to that of the cannabinoids found in cannabis.

Therefore it was named the ‘endocannabinoid system’. Because of its ability to make your body create its own cannabinoids. The ECS is comprised of CB1 and CB2 receptors. The CB1 cannabinoid receptors are predominantly found in the brain and the central nervous system (CNS). While CB2 receptors are mostly found in the immune system.

How CBD Works With The Endocannabinoid System? 

What is the Endocannabinoid System? How does CBD work with ECS?

CBD effects
Scientific research on the effects of CBD on the endocannabinoid system, suggest that cannabinoid receptors line the outer layer of cells that are distributed throughout your body. CBD is thought to react with the CB2 receptors that are found outside of the CNS, in your immune system.

So, how does CBD affect this system? It is theorised by scientists that CBD interacts with the CB2 receptors. And by doing so, potentially prompts your body to produce its own cannabinoids, which work to restore overall balance and well-being.

Even though there is still much more to be discovered about the endocannabinoid system, a PubMed search reveals more than 1500 studies and reviews that have been published in this area of science.

How Does CBD Make You Feel? 

One of the best qualities of CBD is its, personalised effect. It’s fair to wonder ‘what are the CBD effects?’ or ‘how will CBD make you feel?` It's a common misconception that CBD will make you feel ‘high’, like THC. However, CBD is non-psychoactive, which means it won’t give you that euphoric feeling associated with other strains of cannabis. When CBD is derived from hemp, it has less than 0.3% THC.

The reasons why people sought to use CBD may vary depending on factors such as health, lifestyle and circumstances. Therefore its effects may differ from person to person.

Some people describe CBD’s effects, as being slightly energized with an increased feeling of focus. While others may feel more calm and relaxed which could help support better sleep. The beauty of CBD is that, everyone's CBD journey will be different, so to manage your expectations you should find your own CBD ‘sweet spot.’

The ECS is comprised of CB1 and CB2 receptors. The CB1 cannabinoid receptors are predominantly found in the brain and the central nervous system (CNS). While CB2 receptors are mostly found in the immune system.

How Long Does CBD Stay in Your System?

When taking CBD the golden rule really is – everyone is different. Some studies show that CBD stays in your system for two to five days. However, this is also dependant on your metabolism. The amount of time it takes for the molecule to completely leave the human body depends on each person – as well as how much has been taken.

Factors such as weight, sex, metabolic rate and how healthy you are will all play a role in how long CBD will stay in your system, in addition to the following:

The chosen delivery method - Some methods allow the body to absorb less CBD than others
The frequency in which your CBD dose is taken.
We can’t say this often enough, but all bodies are different and are bound to react differently to what we put inside them. Therefore, a good rule of thumb is to always pay attention to the signals your body is sending you.

What Are The Side Effects of Taking CBD?

It’s also important to remember that CBD can affect everyone differently and what might happen to one person might not be the same for you.

We recommend starting with a low dose and gradually building your way up to dose that feels comfortable for you. Monitor your dosage to see how much you are taking and if you notice any side effects, simply lower the dose again.

Some of the side effects of CBD may include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Lightheadedness
  • Drowsiness

It’s been suggested that CBD is a wake-inducing agent. However, in higher doses, CBD can affect people differently and cause drowsiness. If you experience side effects, pay close attention to your dose.

Is CBD Oil Safe?

The compound CBD and Sweet Nectar CBD products have NOT been approved by the FDA. However, The World Health Organisation (WHO) does recognize CBD as being non-toxic, safe and with little to no side effects.


The information supplied by Sweet Nectar in this info page about the CBD effects serves only as a guide. Making reference to the science linked to the compound CBD only and not Sweet Nectar products.

The research mentioned in this page does not in any way relate to the effects of Endoca CBD products. CBD and Endoca products have not been FDA approved and do NOT intend to treat, diagnose or cure any diseases or conditions. For more scientific information on the effects of CBD, we recommend reading the latest published research. At Pub med.com

Still wondering how CBD could work for you? Head over to our how to use CBD page and discover more. If you need a helping hand making an informed decision about Sweet Nectar products, you can also send us a message to info@sweetnectarcbd.com — our support team will be happy to help!