Bioavailability of CBD

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Today I wanted to hop on and share more about the bioavailability for various methods for using CBD and how long the effects last in the body.

Hope you enjoy reading and find helpful…

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Before You Start!

If you’re new to CBD, give it some time.

You’ll want to give your body some time to adjust to taking it.

Many people just starting out on their CBD journey try it for the first time and think they’re going to immediately see extraordinary results, but this isn’t always how CBD works.

Now to be sure, some people do see extraordinary results the first time (and we love hearing those stories), but remember that CBD affects each person differently.

It’s best to give your CBD regimen some time before determining how long various methods of administration work for you.

Start slowly by taking a low serving size (5-10mg) and then work your way up over the course of a couple weeks until you hit that sweet spot and feel the relief you desire.
CBD works differently for everyone, which will ultimately determine how long the effects last for you personally.

The method of administration also has a significant influence on how long the effects of CBD last.

Before deciding which time of day is best for you, it is important to understand that the delivery method used for CBD changes when and how often it should be used.

This is because each method is absorbed differently in the body, some more quickly than others while some have a slow, but long-lasting, effect.

Please bear in mind that CBD isn’t like a prescription med, you won’t get an instant result.

Your Endocannabinoid System (ECS) has been dormant since you were a baby, it’ll take a week or more to feel the full effects of your CBD working.

By no means can I claim that CBD is a cure for any illness or ailment.

Information on this page is not intended to replace medical advice given by your Doctor.

Tinctures, Capsules & Edibles:

Tinctures, Capsules & Edibles are assumed to reach the endocannabinoid system easily, which increases the chances of the digestive system absorbing the CBD.

On the other hand, a mass majority of clinical researchers disagree. They say that not all CBD reaches your endocannabinoid system.

Many researchers agree that only a percentage of the CBD consumed passes into, and through the bloodstream.

On the other hand, if you measure out your dose well, they can definitely can help meet therapeutic targets.
Note that CBD capsules and edibles take the longest time to completely travel your digestive system, which may be a sign they don’t get you the full benefits CBD has to offer.
Tinctures (droppers), however, absorb quickly when the oil is placed under the tongue and left to absorb for 1-2 minutes.
Don’t swallow tinctures straight as it is less effective and will have the same effect as a capsule or edible ultimately.
Effects are usually felt within the hour and last 6-8 hours.


Vaping or inhaling CBD is probably the most prevalent method of use around the world. People believe it to have the fastest absorption rate and gets more CBD into your bloodstream.

Many people that suffer from migraines report that vaping CBD has been entirely curative. The CBD will pass via your lungs into the bloodstream. It’s that simple. This information gives way for the brain to easily be reached by CBD, giving you relief from migraines.

Effects are usually felt within a few mins and last 1-2 hours. So fast acting but not long lasting.


The highest concentration of CB receptors is in the nervous and digestive systems, but the skin has a huge number of both CB1 and CB2 receptors in the cutaneous nerve bundles, mast cells, and epidermal keratinocytes, as well as the epithelial cells in the hair follicles and also in the sweat and sebaceous glands.

This means that topical applications of even small amounts CBD can have quite significant effects when it comes to local pain relief as those cells can quite quickly absorb and make use of the CBD as its applied.

Effects are usually felt quite quickly, within 10-20 mins and last a long time, 6-8 hours.

Quick Round Up:

  • Tinctures, Capsules & Edibles; Effects felt 30-60 mins from consuming and will last 6-8 hours.
  • Vaping; Is the fastest effect to be felt, within minutes but the effects will wear of after 1-2 hours.
  • Topicals; Great for targeted pain and areas of need, effects felt within minutes and will last a long time, 6-8 hours.

There are so many CBD products on the market these days, it can be a minefield.

Let me help you cut through the confusion. book a free no obligation chat with me below!

Hope you enjoyed reading and found helpful. If you would like to learn more about anything hemp, cannabis or CBD related, let’s chat!

You’re Flawsome!

Lots of love,

Jem xoxo

PLEASE NOTE: CBD is neither a medicine nor a cure for any illness and by no means do we make any medical claims. CBD can help to maintain and support your health and a healthy lifestyle.

I am not making any medical claims in this or any of my other publications. All content I produce, is purely for educational purposes and for sharing my own personal knowledge and experiences of CBD.

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