If you’re a first-time CBD customer, or you’re just beginning the research stage to finding a better way of life through CBD, you’ve come to the right place. If you are here, we’re guessing that you’ve been wondering, “What does CBD ‘feel’ like?” Thankfully, our experts are more than willing to give you the full rundown–before you take the plunge.

What Does It Taste Like?

When it comes to a natural, full spectrum CBD oil, taste is important. If your CBD product lacks any plant taste, you might want to consider switching. What most people don’t know is that a majority of the flavored products in the market are isolated CBD products; this means that they are of lower quality and, ultimately, less effective. Though we understand that some customers dislike the natural, “earthy” taste of our full spectrum product, there’s a reason it tastes that way. Each step in the process which creates our Genesis Blend Hemp Extract serves a purpose. We use organic practices alongside clean cultivation methods to ensure the purity of each plant. Harvested, stripped, and trimmed by hand, our workers leave only the sativa bloom to be considered for extraction. These whole blooms, from our Kentucky-bred cannabis that is secured by an Integrated Pest Management program, are then placed into our hydrocarbon extraction system. Gently extracting cannabinoids and terpenes (while also eliminating non-essential elements) from the original plant material, our hydrocarbon extraction method produces an extremely safe, pharmaceutical grade oleoresin–resulting in a product that is higher in purity compared to other CBD products on the market. Because of these natural methods of cultivation, harvest, and extraction, our Genesis Blend products provide a natural, plant-like taste that further proves it’s purity, as well as its organic origin. If your CBD product is truly full spectrum (meaning it comes with all of the natural terpenes and cannabinoids present in the original plant), then you will most definitely find that it carries the natural taste which is similar to its original plant. Historically, because of our desire to keep a truly full spectrum, all natural product, Bluegrass Hemp Oil has strayed away from flavoring our products. Adriane Polyniak, Executive Director of Kentucky Cannabis Company, emphasizes Bluegrass Hemp Oil’s stance on providing the best possible product for both her family and her customers, saying, “With us, every ingredient serves a purpose.” By this, she means that no ingredient should serve any other purpose besides a therapeutic one–added flavors, in this case, are ingredients that supply no real healing benefits. However, we also understand that, for some customers, flavor plays a large role in deciding whether or not they will incorporate CBD into their daily routine. And we never want someone to miss out on the healing benefits of CBD just because of taste. With that being said, our experts recently decided to cultivate a product that all customers could find solace in–even the picky eaters! Now, we offer a variety of flavors (including Bubblegum, Black Cherry, and Coffee) to better meet the needs of our customers. You can read more about our flavored CBD products and Adriane Polyniak’s take here!

What Does CBD “Feel” Like?

Let’s start by answering the first question most new customers have: no, CBD will not get you high. Unlike the more well-known cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) lacks the psychoactive substances that elicit the euphoric feelings commonly associated with the stigma surrounding the marijuana plant. Though most full spectrum CBD products (including ours) do contain trace amounts of THC, the presence of the tetrahydrocannabinol cannabinoid is not high enough for a user to experience any psychoactive effects. The THC found within our Genesis Blend products (less than .3%) is, according to the Kentucky state laws, below the legal limit of consumption and perfectly safe for all ages. Also unlike THC, CBD is not felt immediately after use–this is why we stress a continual, routine intake of CBD when incorporating it into your daily life. It is not uncommon for customers report that they don’t see results until the 6-8 week mark of frequent use, though some of our customers do claim to see serious relief after only a week or two of consistent CBD intake. Our advice? Do not give up! Sometimes, an extra week or two can mean all the difference when it comes to benefiting from (and further realizing) the results of a consistent CBD routine. While most CBD users don’t necessarily “feel” the effects of their supplement as it takes over, they do slowly start to notice its effect over time. Much like that of an acetaminophen, such as Tylenol or Aleve, the noticeable difference isn’t in a new, oncoming feeling that instantly overtakes them, but lack thereof. Most commonly, people will notice diminished pain, stress, or an overall decrease in whatever issues that originally plagued them (and started their search for CBD to begin with.) Simply put, the very first, single drop of your Genesis Blend Hemp Extract won’t leave you feeling woozy or jumping for joy in a matter of minutes–it takes time for CBD to show its strength in your body. Keep it consistent, and let the effects surprise you in their own time.

What Does It Do?

CBD works directly with your Endocannabinoid system to benefit your body in a number of ways. The Endocannabinoid system is a biological system present within all of us–it is present within our pets, too! This internal system is a network of endocannabinoids, cell receptors, and enzymes that influence one another with the goal of reaching homeostasis in the body! To learn more about your Endocannabinoid system and how it interacts with CBD, read here! CBD has been proven and widely reported to help relieve stress, anxiety, aches and pains, inflammation, insomnia, arthritis, migraines, tremors, epilepsy, digestive issues, and overall mood–just to name a few! But don’t just take our word for it, take the word of thousands of loyal Bluegrass Hemp Oil customers who have seen real results in making the switch to our full spectrum, sativa bloom Genesis Blend Hemp Extract.

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If you’re interested in making the switch to our award-winning, full spectrum CBD product–or you’re a first time customer ready to get started on the journey to a better way of life–come shop our online store! Or, better yet, come see us in person at our Lexington or Midway locations where our patient and knowledgeable associates are more than happy to help guide you in the right CBD direction.