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How long does it take for CBD to work? About the effects, possibilities and how to use CBD effectively.

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This guide will look at how long the effects of CBD last, how long it takes to feel the effects, how long you can expect a CBD oil product to last, and how to properly store CBD tincture products.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in cannabis. Although it is from the cannabis plant, it will not get you high. The feeling of being high is caused by the (Tetrahydrocannabinol) THC substance in the plant.

CBD is the main ingredient in medical marijuana and although clinical studies on CBD are still in its infancy, there are many compelling experiences and more and more studies that CBD has significant therapeutic potential. CBD oil is widely available as a dietary supplement in North America and Europe.

How long do you experience the effects of CBD?

Usually the effects of CBD are felt for approximately 4-6 hours. However, this depends on the strength of the dose, with stronger doses taking longer.

To meet this period of time, it is common for people using CBD to choose a daily and evening dose, particularly for ongoing problems such as anxiety or chronic pain.

How the CBD was administered also affects the duration of the effects. Taking CBD, with edible substances or capsules, takes longer to take effect, but the experience also takes longer compared to other methods of taking CBD. When CBD products are ingested, they must first be digested and processed by the liver before they enter the bloodstream, after which their effects can be felt in the body for the first time.

Taking CBD through a tincture, via dropper under the tongue
Taking CBD by tincture, via dropper under the tongue (source)

For comparison: when CBD is administered using a sublingual tincture product (using a dropper under the tongue), by evaporation or smoking, CBD is absorbed into the bloodstream much faster and the effects of CBD are felt much faster.

Different methods of taking CBD oil suit different users better, depending on why they are using it. Anecdotally, those looking for a faster treatment will often use it sublingually or through vaping. However, if you're looking for an easier solution that's a bit easier to measure or dose, you might want to take CBD capsules or other edible forms of CBD.

How does CBD feel?

CBD produces a calming, relaxed feeling, with many of its potential benefits realized after consistent use. Those who use CBD to treat anti-inflammatory pain can feel effects within 30 minutes, depending on the dosage.

When they first try CBD, many users don't know what to expect, and many overlook its more subtle effects. Unlike the other well-known cannabinoid THC, the chemical responsible for marijuana's famous 'high', CBD does not produce such a distinct response.

The effects of CBD can vary per user
The effects of CBD can vary per user (source)

The effects of CBD differ from user to user, mainly depending on the reasons of the user for using it. Those who use CBD oil to treat pain, especially pain caused by inflammation, have been reported to feel noticeable effects quickly when enough CBD oil is taken. Its effect on other ailments, such as anxiety, can be more difficult to measure, with many describing the feeling as calming and 'taking the edge off'.

Dosages well below an 'optimal' level for an individual may result in no effect being felt at all. Finding the right dose of CBD for individual use can be tricky. When starting, it is generally recommended to start 'slow and slow' with regard to dosage amounts.

Based on this advice, it is always advisable to continue experimenting wisely with different dosage levels before giving up if you feel no effect the first few times you take a slightly lower dose. Try to change your dosages step by step instead of suddenly and take into account any changes that you notice.

How long does it take for CBD oil to work?

CBD usually takes effect within 30 minutes, depending on how it was taken. Vaporization, smoking or sublingual use of CBD oils bypasses the digestion process, allowing the effects to be felt more quickly

When vaping or smoking CBD, it is passed through the lungs and absorbed into the bloodstream. When the sublingual is taken, the CBD is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream through tissues under the tongue or through the gums.

It takes longer to feel the effects of CBD when you take it, up to an hour when it is taken with a meal, which is recommended because it helps with the absorption of CBD.

Unfortunately, some suppliers and informational sites have recommended that you take CBD on an empty stomach. This will cause the effects to be felt faster, but due to the way in which CBD is metabolized by the digestive system, less enters your bloodstream if taken without food, so this is not the best way to ingest the product. take.

It is believed that the half-life (the time it takes for half the concentration of a substance to decrease) of CBD in the human system is 2-5 days. This is supported by the results of a clinical study conducted at the College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center.

In this study, 14 Huntington's disease patients were administered a high dose of CBD, 6 mg / kg (mean 10 mg / patient) daily for 700 weeks. One week after the conclusion of the study, the patients' blood plasma concentrations of CBD were “virtually undetectable”, even after such a high dose.

"No plasma delta-1-THC, the main psychoactive cannabinoid of marijuana, was not found in any subject." College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson.

How long does a bottle of CBD oil last?

This depends on how many mg (milligrams) of CBD oil a person takes per day and the strength and concentration of the product that someone uses.

Most CBD products last 20-60 days, of course depending on the dosage per day.
Most CBD products last 20-60 days, of course depending on the dosage per day. (source)

If you take a daily dose of 10 mg (which is the minimum amount normally found in capsules and CBD-edible products), a tincture of 200 mg CBD will last approximately 20 days and a tincture of 500 mg approximately 50 days, depending on how accurately you can dose it.

How to properly store CBD oil

Cannabinoids such as CBD degrade and diminish in quality when exposed to heat, light or oxygen. To prevent damage from light, CBD oil tinctures (droppers) are usually sold in dark brown or colored containers. Storing CBD oil in a cool dark place, ideally in the refrigerator, ensures that there is no loss of potency.

When properly stored, most CBD oil products can last up to a year, with some suppliers claiming it can last even longer. However, not all CBD oil products are designed for a long shelf life. Some CBD oils contain other additives that do not last as long, so always pay attention to the expiration date of purchased products.

Sources including CBDKyro (EN), CBDSafely (EN), Hempdaddys (EN)

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