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I’m always being asked about the basics of CBD, what is, how it works, ways to take and how long the effects for each are, so I thought I would write you all a little CBD 101. Hope you find helpful…
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What is CBD?
CBD is 1 of over 100 compounds found in the cannabis plant and belongs to a class of ingredients called Cannabinoids.
CBD is the major non-psychoactive component of cannabis – meaning you won’t get high from taking it.
The human body has a system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS) that receives and translates signals it receives from cannabinoids in the body.
The body produces some cannabinoids on its own, which are called endocannabinoids.
The ECS helps regulate functions such as sleep, immune-system responses and pain.
CBD influences receptors in the body which are concerned with movement, coordination, pain and sensory perception, emotion, memory, cognition, autonomic and endocrine functions and is also seen to reduce inflammation.
The Endocannabinoid System:
Our bodies have a system of receptors that are directly activated by CBD!
This system is called the Endocannabinoid System!
The ECS plays a crucial role in regulating our physiology, mood, and everyday experience.
It’s also involved in regulating a variety of physiological and cognitive processes including fertility, pregnancy, during pre-and postnatal development, appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory!
This system of receptors runs throughout our central nervous system, brain and many other organs!
AND CBD fits into that system like a missing key!!
CBD Oil is becoming increasingly popular due its wide scope of mental & physical health benefits..
This potent, extremely effective oil could help you or a loved one have a better quality of life.
If you suffer with any of the following, then CBD Oil could potentially be the answer you’re looking for!
- Chronic Pain
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Hair Loss
- Skin Problems
- Auto-immune diseases
One of the first things to understand about how long the effects of CBD last is that CBD affects everyone differently.
How long it takes to feel the effects and how long these effects are experienced depend a lot on the person who’s taking it.
Remember, CBD affects everyone differently and dosages between individuals will vary tremendously.
How Much CBD Should I Take?
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.
Of course, 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 and take consistently, before determining how long various methods of administration work for you.
There are several different ways to take CBD, and the method of delivery you choose will ultimately determine how long the effects of CBD last.
As a general rule you can expect the effects to last somewhere between 2-8 hours.
Methods & Effects for Using CBD:
How Long Do the Effects of CBD Tinctures Last?
Tinctures are one of the most popular methods of delivery.
CBD tinctures are taken most effectively sublingually (under the tongue), where the CBD oil is held for approximately 60 seconds then swallowed.
When it’s held under the tongue, the CBD oil is absorbed by the mucous membranes and then directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive tract, which allows for a quicker delivery.
- It typically takes 20-30 minutes to feel the effects of a CBD tincture, and the effects are known to last between 4-6 hours.
How Long Do the Effects of CBD Capsules & Edibles Last?
CBD capsules/edibles are taken just like any other supplement.
When CBD is ingested orally in a capsule form, it must first pass through the digestive system and then the liver, where CBD molecules are metabolized by various enzymes.
This is something that reduces the concentration of CBD compounds that are then passed into the bloodstream.
Because CBD must pass through both the digestive system and the liver, it takes longer to feel the effects.
- It can take up to one hour to feel the effects of CBD capsules, which are known to last between 6-8 hours.
How Long do the Effects of CBD Beverages Last?
CBD beverages work much like CBD capsules and edibles.
When CBD is consumed in the form CBD gummies or infused hard candies, chocolates, drinks or other edibles, it must pass through the digestive system and the liver.
If you want to reduce the time it takes for CBD to make its way through the digestive tract and be broken down by the liver, take CBD in the form of capsules, edibles or drinks on an empty stomach.
- Like capsules and edibles, it typically takes up to an hour to feel the effects of beverages, and the effects last between 4-6 hours.
How Long Do the Effects of CBD Topicals Last?
CBD topicals are applied directly to the skin, and come in the form of lotions, creams, balms and salves.
CBD topicals are excellent for providing localized relief in the affected area.
They are designed to be applied directly to the skin, where they are then absorbed through the skin, bypassing the digestive tract completely.
Research indicates the presence of an endocannabinoid system in the skin, which has been associated with several biological processes.
Because CBD topicals are applied directly to the skin and bypass the digestive tract and liver, the effects can be felt much more quickly than any of the other delivery methods.
- Generally, the effects of CBD topicals can be felt within 15-20 minutes (and sometimes faster) and can last for up to 6 hours.
- Surprisingly, topicals are known to be the longest-lasting form of CBD administration.
Effects of Vaping:
Vaping CBD provides the fastest effects and that’s why it’s a top choice among many CBD users.
The trade-off with the vaping delivery method is that the CBD effects will wear off faster than with some of the other methods described above.
Another benefit of vaping is it allows you a lot of control over your individual dosing.
You can vape one inhalation at a time and stop once you have reached the desired effects.
Because different methods have their pros and cons, many CBD users will mix and match different methods depending on what’s convenient for them.
So who's CBD should you choose?
Joking aside, It really comes down to the integrity of the brand.
- If a brand looks sketchy it probably is.
- Always look at the ‘other’ ingredients.
- If the company doesn’t have reviews on their Website/Facebook/Trust Pilot/Google pages that’s another indication to leave them alone.
When people in the cannabis, hemp and CBD community find a great product they shout it from the rooftops.
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 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!
Lots of love,
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.