My skepticism of CBD products has changed with experience. Reasons for taking CBD seems to range very widely. I take these post training with food and recovery. I also have taken them before tasks that require long periods of attention/concentration and dexterity. What are the effects? I would describe it as a simple satiating effect. Think of the satisfied feeling of a good meal or perhaps stepping into a comfortable environment vs. an anxiety producing one. There isn't anything going on that I would describe as mind/mood altering. These are my experiences and reasons for using Floyd's CBD gems. I would not suppose them to be universally factual.