With all the recent buzz surrounding the wealth of health benefits CBD oil can offer you may be finding yourself interested in giving it a try.
But you may be wondering.
Just how long will CBD stay in your system for?
The short answer is: According to the NIH CBD taken orally has a half-life of 1-2 days.
This means that the CBD will be in and out of your body within 2 days.
How Long For The Effects To Kick In?
First, let’s take a look at how long you need to keep CBD in your system in order to notice long-term benefits.
Even answering this half of the question demands a little further explanation.
Each and every person has a unique body, so it really depends.
Using CBD oil to treat a chronic condition will likely require that you incorporate it in to your daily routine before feeling the effects.
For instance, someone who has been struggling with depression for a decade may have to use CBD oil every day, for a few weeks before noticing any real changes.
Whereas, someone with a sore muscle may be able to apply a CBD lotion that night, and wash it off in the shower the next day pain free.
To get a better gauge on how your body may process CBD – take a moment to ask yourself a few questions, such as:
- How much is your dose?
- How often do you take it?
- How potent is the CBD oil you are using? (milligrams per bottle/dose)
- How are you using it? (Vape, Tincture, Lotion, etc.)
The last one can be particularly important, as certain methods kick-in more quickly than others.
Pro Tip: Vaping is the fastest route to relief, as the CBD enters your bloodstream through the lungs – meaning it not only totally skips being processed by your liver, but also has the shortest journey to your brain.
Once you have taken these four factors in to account, it all comes down to blood circulation.
Someone with with poor circulation may feel the effects slower, as someone with a fast metabolism would experience the opposite.
So because the half life is 1-2 days you really need to take CBD every day to get the most benefits from it.