Here’s the Best Time To Take Your CBD

Here’s the Best Time To Take Your CBD

If you use a lot of supplements, you know that certain supplements are supposed to be taken at specific times or with meals to promote optimal absorption. CBD is a little different. It isn’t a vitamin or a mineral. It provides overall wellness support, although many people use CBD to target specific concerns. 

There isn’t a general perfect time to take CBD. It all depends on the form of CBD you’re using and what your intended result is. You get to pick a time that works best for you after you’ve considered all the factors. 

How Long Does it Take for CBD to Work?

Many people ask this question because they’re new to CBD, and they’ve taken it once or twice. They don’t notice a remarkable difference, and they’re wondering when the effects are going to kick in. 

CBD actually takes about a month to work to the best of its ability. You need to use CBD every day as a part of your wellness ritual. 

Consistent use is necessary for the full wealth of CBD’s benefits to become apparent. Some methods of using CBD may produce subtle benefits within a shorter period of time, but keep in mind that these benefits will grow more significant with each future use. 

Don’t expect your CBD to “kick in” in a noticeable way. It will reach your endocannabinoid system and produce desirable effects, but it may not radically alter the way you feel. CBD is more of a slow burn. 

CBD Softgels or Tablets

CBD soft gels, tablets, capsules, edibles, or any form you eat or drink will take the longest to work. These products need to pass through your digestive system and be metabolized by your body before they become usable. 

During this process, they naturally lose a little bit of their potency. In the first-pass effect process, your liver changes the things you ingest into a form easy for your body to use and eliminate. Things like CBD become a little weaker as an effect of this process. This isn’t necessarily a problem if you intend to use CBD every day for its cumulative benefits. 

Ingested CBD can take anywhere between 45 minutes and 3 hours to reach your endocannabinoid system. It’s a long voyage, but it will remain for 8 to 12 hours once it finally reaches its destination. 

Sublingual CBD

Sublingual CBD, also known as CBD tincture, is designed to be dropped under your tongue and held in place for up to 60 seconds. The tissue underneath your tongue is very soft and porous. It absorbs the CBD and sends it to your bloodstream relatively quickly. 

Since sublingual CBD is able to bypass your digestive system, it will begin to take effect within 15 to 45 minutes. 

Inhaled CBD

Inhalation is the most rapid delivery form for CBD. It gets to work within minutes. That having been said, inhalation isn’t an option for everyone. Many people are uncomfortable with the idea of smoking or vaporizing anything, even if it’s for their wellness. 

Since sublingual CBD does such a great job at quickly delivering the benefits of sublingual CBD, we recommend passing on inhaled CBD. 

What Wellness Concern Are You Targeting?

CBD continues to work for 8 to 12 hours after it reaches your endocannabinoid system. Technically, you don’t have to time your dose perfectly to experience benefits when you need them. 

If you’re trying to perfectly time the onset of benefits with a particular activity or goal, it’s best to use a sublingual tincture. Since their onset window is between 15 and 45 minutes (versus the 45 minutes to 3 hours for ingested CBD), it’s easier to dial in the timing. 

Benefits for Mood

If you’re seeking sustained mood benefits from CBD, use it twice a day. Take your first dropper in the morning and your second dropper around dinner time. You’ll be covered at work or University, especially through the bumpy morning of emails, meetings, and lectures. 

Your dinner time dose will keep you calm leading up to bedtime. 

Benefits for Sleep

Take your CBD at the very beginning of your bedtime ritual. Go for your CBD first, then take your shower, brush your teeth, and wrap yourself up in your comfortable pajamas.

 If you have a little more time to spare in your nightly routine, use your CBD before you participate in a calming or meditative nighttime routine. Read a book, journal, or do a little crafting. 

This will give you time to fully unwind and end your day on a great note. You might find that you sleep better if you give the stresses of the day a little time to waft away. 

Athletic Benefits

Athletes love CBD, and every athlete has different tips for how to use CBD to promote athletic performance or support workout recovery. None of them are wrong. 

Some athletes use CBD morning and night to provide sustained benefits throughout the day. People who live very active lifestyles might find that this is the best way to approach the situation. If you’re rigorously training for a lifting competition or a marathon, you’ll want the constant support of CBD. 

Athletes find that using CBD before a major event or competition helps to ease the emotional tension they’re experiencing at the thought of how important their performance is. Taking CBD right before an athletic warm-up will give it time to reach your endocannabinoid system prior to event participation. 

For workout recovery, use your CBD immediately upon finishing your workout. Get hydrated, hit the shower, and change out of your sweaty clothes. Your CBD should kick in by the time you’re sitting down to drink your post-workout protein shake. 

General Wellness

If you’re using CBD for general wellness, all that matters is that you take it. It doesn’t necessarily matter when you take it, just as long as you’re taking it every day. Taking it at the same time will help you develop a consistent ritual. If you’re used to taking your CBD during your lunch break every single day, you’re more likely to remember to do it. 

For general wellness, any form of CBD will be effective. We recommend our CBD immunity shots for this purpose. They combine CBD with immune-boosting vitamins into a single serving shot that tastes like an orange creamsicle. We hate to toot our own horn, but it’s really yummy. When you like something, it’s easy to remember to use it. 

Is There a Wrong Time to Take CBD?

There is no wrong time to take CBD. It doesn’t have any psychoactive properties, and it won’t impair your ability to do anything. It won’t make you drowsy or sleepy like melatonin. It won’t kick up your energy like a double espresso. It’s extremely gentle. You can take it whenever you feel like it.

You can even take it multiple times a day. Adults can safely consume well over 1,000 mg of CBD a day, substantially more prominent than the average dose. If you want to take CBD 3 times a day, go for it. Just keep in mind the fact that larger amounts of CBD don’t necessarily correlate to greater benefits. The most pronounced benefits come from regular ingestion, not sky-high doses. 

Peels CBD is Made by Nature, Perfected by Science and Approved by Athletes

The overwhelming majority of CBD products are derived from cannabis plants. Hemp is also a cannabis plant, although it contains substantially less THC. Some people want a zero THC option. They aren’t uncomfortable with the idea of using CBD due to its source. Athletes can’t use products that may contain THC, as the World Anti-Doping Agency prohibits them.

Peels solved a huge problem with nature and science. We’ve created a bioidentical form of CBD from orange peels. Orange peels contain a wealth of terpenes that also naturally occurs in the cannabis plant. We’ve used a revolutionary process called cyclic terpene assembly to convert that terpene to structurally identical CBD. Your body can’t distinguish Peels CBD from cannabis-derived CBD.

The best part of Peels is that there is absolutely no THC. No other CBD company can guarantee that their CBD products won’t show up on a drug test due to trace amounts of THC. Peels can. 

Peels is fresh-squeezed CBD for everyone

 

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First-Pass Elimination Basic Concepts and Clinical Consequences - Clinical Pharmacokinetics | SpringerLink

Sublingual Administration - an overview | Science Direct

Endocannabinoid System - an overview | Science Direct

Cannabinoids | World Anti-Doping Agency

Dosage, Efficacy and Safety of Cannabidiol Administration in Adults: A Systematic Review of Human Trials | National Institutes of Health