How Long Does CBD Take to Work?
CBD can generally take from a few minutes to a couple of hours to work properly, depending on the serving size, the method of consumption, and the symptom you want to alleviate.
By vaping or sublingually ingesting CBD, you can start feeling effects within minutes. If you consume CBD in edible form, it may take a few hours to kick in.
Vaping your hemp oil is one of the most effective methods of absorption, and you can try it easily and safely with our vape starter kit.
Using your CBD sublingually (for example, with our CBD oil herbal spray) is the second most effective method of absorption, giving you relief within minutes.
Applying CBD products topically leads to relatively slow and uniform absorption, ensuring that the skin remains moisturized and receives CBD’s benefits over a longer period of time.
Eating a delicious product like our CBD chocolate (or the hempy-tasting high-CBD hemp oil) takes longer, from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on how much you ate before and how long ago your last meal was. It’s best to use CBD oil on an empty stomach.
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If you combine your CBD oil with a drink or food, you’ll have to wait longer, but you are also safe from side effects like headaches and dysphoria.
The potency depends on the serving size and on what you want to alleviate.
Don’t expect your CBD effects to last as long as they do for others. Everybody is different and reacts differently to CBD oil. The only way to know for sure is to try.
Remember: always start with a low serving size, and work yourself up slowly. Let your physician know before you start using CBD, especially if you suffer from chronic illness and take medication.
What Are the Benefits of Using CBD Oil?
At low levels (1 to 20 milligrams), CBD can help you feel relaxed and take the edge off the day without making you feel sedated. At higher levels (20+ milligrams) you may feel very relaxed and possibly sleepy. Each person responds differently, so it’s best to start low and work up in serving size.
CBD has many of the same beneficial effects as THC. Studies on CBD and THC are quite recent, but there is already enough evidence to see some of the following benefits:
Stress Relief & Improvement in MoodChronic Pain or Acute Pain ReliefReduced Itchiness or Other Skin IrritationsImproved SleepReduction in Joint Pain & InflammationEased Nausea or Vomiting
CBD is a natural cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Both hemp and marijuana belong to this same cannabis family, but they are two distinct plants (technically, not taxonomically) with different CBD contents.
Marijuana contains both CBD and quite a bit of THC. THC is an illegal substance in most states and countries, as it causes an addictive high and has a potent psychoactive effect. Industrial hemp, on the other hand, contains very little THC and a lot more CBD.
Some people want the combined effects of THC and CBD to address their symptoms and prefer high-CBD marijuana strains, while others who only want to enjoy the non-psychoactive CBD prefer high-CBD hemp oil. CBD is the non-psychoactive component of cannabis used to improve sleep, relieve stress, or alleviate pain and inflammation. Use the interactive image below for more information, or check out the latest cannabidiol research for the newest information on its health benefits.
Choosing the best form of CBD product for your lifestyle will make a difference in the benefits while treating your ailment. From tinctures to topicals to vape oils – check out our buyer’s guide to help you choose the best option.
There are many benefits to CBD oil, and the effects vary based on what you are using it for. Use the interactive image to see how you can benefit from CBD.