Are you looking to try CBD for the first time? Trying CBD can seem a little intimidating, especially since there are so many different products and dosages available. Most importantly, you may be wondering how long it takes for CBD to work for your specific needs. This is important for several reasons. How long will you have to wait, and when should you expect the effects to work? Do you have to take more if you have more discomfort? All these questions are important, and we’re here to help!
First, What is CBD and How Does It Work?
CBD is a derivative of the cannabis plant, which may seem a little intimidating for some new users. However, CBD (specifically broad-spectrum CBD) is completely THC-free. This means that using CBD won’t give you the psychoactive effects that using marijuana will. You typically won’t experience a dramatic effect the way you might with some THC-containing cannabis products. Instead, you should get a soothing effect with the right dosage. All of Heaven’s Organics products are THC Free.
Broad-spectrum CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system in the body (ECS). This is a system in the body that impacts many different functions, such as sleep, mood, and even stomach functions and processes. Although there’s still more research to be done, we know that CBD works closely with the endocannabinoid system to help bring balance to your body and potentially improve your physical and mental wellbeing.
Because of this reaction, CBD can cause many different effects, although each user is affected differently. Effects may be mild or almost unnoticeable, or they may be stronger. Users may experience:
- A feeling of relief
- A soothing sensation
How Long Will It Take for CBD to Work?
Although it isn’t possible to tell exactly when CBD will work, you can estimate how long it will take to work based on a variety of factors.
How often you’ve used CBD will help determine how fast CBD will work for you. If you’ve never used CBD before, it may take longer for you to feel the effects. Typically, however, the CBD should activate and you should begin feeling the effects during your first use within 20-40 minutes. If you don’t feel anything after about an hour, you can take slightly more for your next dose.
What’s Your Metabolism Like?
Since CBD works by being absorbed into the body, your metabolism has a huge impact on how fast the CBD will work. If you have a fast-acting metabolism, you can expect the CBD to be processed quickly, and therefore feel the effects quickly. However, if you have a slow metabolism, you may expect the CBD to not work as fast. You may want to wait an hour or so to decide whether the CBD is having any effect. If not, you can raise your dosage slightly next time.
What Type of Product Are You Using?
Since gummies have to be digested, they make take up to 2 hours before the effects fully reach the individual, although depending on the other mentioned factors, may work faster or slower. This is great for several reasons. For example, if you’re looking for a product that you can take and expect to work at a scheduled time, this is a great choice. Those looking for a product for sleep often choose gummies because of the estimated wait.
Oils are similar to gummies in the way that they are taken orally but are different because they are not as difficult to digest. Oils are dropped onto the tongue or beneath the tongue, depending on the topic, and are absorbed much quicker into the bloodstream, typically taking around 20 minutes to work. This is a great choice for those looking for a fast-acting solution.
Topicals are any CBD product that is applied to the skin, rather than digested. It’s much harder to gauge how long it will take for topicals to work, since it depends on many factors, including weight, metabolism, and even skin thickness. However, users generally report topicals working in less than an hour. Also note that topicals work in the area of application. They are best for localized soreness or inflammation.
CBD can seem intimidating, but it may just be the thing you’re looking for to relieve your symptoms! It’s always a good idea to work with a healthcare provider to discuss if CBD is for you, and it is very important to read package instructions when it comes to dosage. Then, it’s all about testing and increasing your dose until you find the perfect amount.
Check out our high-end CBD products at Heaven’s Organics to find the right product for you!