The way CBD interacts with and leaves your body depends on several factors that vary from person to person.
In this article, we’ll answer these questions and cover how different consumption methods will alter your CBD experience.
Your body’s metabolism affects how long it takes to process and metabolize cannabinoids. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
When cannabidiol is introduced to the endocannabinoid system, it inhibits the absorption of anandamide, a natural cannabinoid molecule that regulates pain. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
When you apply topical CBD products directly to your skin, the CBD is absorbed and slowly interacts with localized cannabinoid receptors. In some cases, CBD-infused topicals should be applied liberally to overcome the low cannabinoid absorption rate of the skin. With topical application, any CBD effects you feel will peak after about 90 minutes. This method of administration is often used for chronic pain in specific areas.
In recent years, cannabidiol (CBD) oil has skyrocketed in popularity. Knowledge about how it works in the human body, however, has accelerated at a snail’s pace. If you’ve ever wondered, “How long does it take for CBD oil to work?” or “How long will the effects of CBD oil last?” you’re not alone.
CBD patches deliver a long-lasting dose very efficiently. Photo by: Shutterstock
Because medical professionals are just starting to create schedules and recommendations for dosage of medical marijuana, you’ll have to depend on how frequently you use CBD isolate on a daily basis to figure out how long it will stick around. In this case, you are more likely to keep the substance in your system if you consume it more than once. Consuming it once or twice may keep it around for a week, at most.
The therapeutic benefits of cannabis have slowly earned the attention of the general population. These benefits stem from chemical compounds known as cannabinoids, with two of the most popular ones being THC and CBD. While THC is known for providing the psychoactive properties that get users high, CBD provides more passive health benefits.
There are a variety of ways to consume CBD isolate, and how long it stays in your system depends on your consumption method. The most common methods are eating or drinking it, as adding CBD isolate to brownies, cookies, muffins, candy, and other delicious treats is popular among users. Mixing it into coffee, tea, water, juice, and honey is also a common consumption method. These options lead to a longer expiration date because of how much we consume food and liquids on a daily basis, as well as how long they last in our bodies.
Users who just want to take advantage of that can do so with CBD isolate, which involves extracting CBD from the cannabis in order to provide a “pure” product. Anyone considering this option should know how long it will last in their system, so here are all the factors that determine when CBD isolate wears off.
Another factor that determines how long CBD isolate lasts in your body is how often you consume the compound. This one is harder to determine than others because as of now, there is no daily recommended allowance for this product, which only gives doctors the ability to recommend its usage and not prescribe it. Additionally, the use of CBD for therapy is not covered in most medical schools.
Naturally, how long the effects of CBD isolate last depends on the amount that you take. The general rule is that the more you consume, the longer the dose lasts in your system. It’s important to know what qualifies as a small or large dose in order to determine the length of the effects, as well as what a healthy amount is. Small to large doses are usually considered to be between five and 10 milligrams (mg), while large doses are in the range of 10 to 20 mg.
Other methods of consuming CBD isolate include creating your own CBD capsules and putting it in a wax pen or dab rig. The former gives you more control over how high the dose is, so that you can feel the effects for as long as you want; the latter provides an immediate effect which can lead to it leaving the body sooner as well. With capsules, it lasts longer if you’re used to a higher dosage.
A classic case of metabolism envy. Typically those genetically blessed with a faster metabolism are also blessed with the ability to break down CBD faster and therefore get it into the bloodstream faster. So congrats metabolism kings and queens, CBD oil should work faster for you.
It’s important to keep in mind that when starting your journey with CBD you personally will have to do a little experimentation. You’ll have to find the method and the dose that works best with your body, schedule, and specific ailments.
CBD capsules are a quick and easy method to take CBD oil. As a result of the dosage being set and very direct, capsules are considered a very effective method for CBD intake. Capsules are an easy addition to anyone’s day because they are so practical. Capsules are very convenient and more discreet than many other methods of CBD intake.
Time it takes to work: 15-30 minutes.
Topical CBD oil is considered any CBD oil you apply directly to the skin. Topical CBD is anything from CBD lotions, balms, creams, and rubs, all the way to CBD rollers and oils. Typically, topical CBD is anything that you rub into your skin, specifically on whatever skin inflammation or troubled area you are experiencing.
CBD isolates are currently offered here at Maku in tincture format so similarly to the normal tincture with THC, it should take approximately 15 to 20 minutes for absorption and the CBD to work.
Everybody processes everything slightly differently. For that reason, it’s impossible to say a specific dose will hit every person at the exact same time. Its biologically impossible for any product work the same across the board, and that’s because no two humans are the same across the board.
The capsules dissolve a lot faster than gummies so they absorb into the system faster. However, because the capsules are still passing through the digestive system, this is one of the longer methods to “kick in”. It can take one to two hours for the CBD oil to work. However, because the CBD is passing through the digestive system the effects last longer. Capsules work best for those who have ailments that continues throughout the day, such as ongoing pain, depression, or anxiety.