How Long Does It Take For CBD To Work?

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How Long Does It Take For CBD To Work?


Some first-time users of CBD might experience their desired benefits right away, while others may not. Believe it or not, this is not uncommon. However, you still might be wondering how long it takes for CBD to work.


Everyone reacts differently to CBD. An appropriate serving size for one person might be not enough or too much for another. There area several factors which can also contribute to your experience.

Method Of Consumption


Taking a tincture sublingually (underneath the tongue) absorbs the oil directly into the mucous membranes found in the mouth. This is considered by many to be the fastest method of absorption. By contrast, food or beverages containing CBD go through your digestive tract before they can be absorbed. This means the amount of CBD which ends up in your system will be relatively low.


CBD can also be applied directly to the skin when using balms, coconut oil or massage oil. These topical products are absorbed through the surface of the skin and interact with localized cannabinoid receptors.

Physical Differences


Someone with a larger body mass will likely require more CBD than a smaller person to achieve desired benefits. Your metabolism also plays a role in how long the body processes and metabolizes cannabinoids. In other words, CBD will typically stay in the body of someone with a larger body mass for longer.

Serving Size


We recommend that first-time CBD users start out with a small serving size and then adjust as needed. If you are not achieving the desired benefits, you can slowly increase your serving size until you do.

Your CBD Product


None of these factors matter if you’re not using high-quality CBD products. Unfortunately, some products do not contain the amount of CBD that is advertised.


Look for third-party lab tests on the company’s website to review exactly how much CBD is in your item. You should also read consumer reviews and only use well-established brands.


All of our batches undergo third-party lab testing to ensure a quality product. Results can be viewed by clicking on the “Test Results” tab under each individual product page on our website.