25 Mar How Long Does CBD Hemp Oil Take To Work?
We can address the benefits of CBD hemp oil: how to take it, how it’s made, how safe we make it, etc, etc. However, sooner or later, the same bottom-line question always arises: how long will it take to work?
A simple question with not-so-simple answers. Each person’s body and their system is unique — no one reacts to medicines, vitamins or wellness products the same way. Many factors can contribute to this, including age, health, hereditary genetics, circulation, metabolism, tolerance — the list goes on and on.
In short, a full answer to the question “how long does CBD take to work” is dependent on some information that only you know about yourself and your activities (like your metabolism or if you’ve eaten before ingesting any CBD product). There is other information — facts about CBD products themselves — that also plays a crucial role in answering this question.
Below, we cover the various ways to use CBD hemp oil, each of which has an effect on how soon CBD starts working. We also provide answers to some of our customers’ most-asked CBD consumption questions, as well as offer information about our extensive, award-winning CBD product line.
Mode of Consumption
Answering the question “how long does CBD take to work?” starts with considering how CBD is consumed. There are a few different ways to get CBD hemp oil into your system, with each one taking a different amount of time to deliver CBD to your bloodstream.
Generally speaking, there are four ways to get CBD products into your system: inhaling, taking under the tongue, ingesting or topically. We cover each one of these ingestion methods in detail to help you determine your individualized best answer toward “how long does CBD take to work?” for you.
Vaping CBD oil is one of the easiest and fastest-acting ways to take CBD. During vaporization, CBD enters your lungs and diffuses directly into your bloodstream rather than passing through your gut and liver. This allows for nearly four times as much CBD to enter your circulation, and a faster absorption rate, for maximum bioavailability. This means you can achieve the same beneficial effects with a much smaller amount of CBD.
CBD oil vapors will directly enter your circulatory system, which gives the immediate response to your body. Some vape users say the feeling is from “instant to a few seconds.” Others report it taking anywhere from 5-30 minutes. Again, everyone’s experience varies based on factors such as how much you vape and the concentration of the CBD vape oil.
Taking CBD Under the Tongue
The second fastest way to get CBD into your system is to place it and hold it under your tongue for 60-90 seconds. This application allows the active ingredients to be absorbed by the mucous membranes in the mouth, bypassing the digestive system and metabolization by the liver and speeding up how quickly it enters the bloodstream and interacts with the endocannabinoid system.
Products like our RSHO® pure hemp oil oral applicators, RSHO® CBD Oil Liquids and Dixie Botanicals® Dew Drops CBD Oil Tinctures lend themselves to this method of application, as they can be held easily in the mouth before being swallowed, giving the active ingredients time to be taken up by the capillaries in the mouth.
Under-the-tongue application of CBD hemp oil has become a popular choice among HempMeds® customers for its efficiency and ease of use.
It’s more slower-acting, but another option at your disposal is eating CBD edible products like our Dixie Botanicals® Gems and Kicks energy chews. Ingesting CBD can take as much as 30 minutes to an hour for it to produce the desired outcome.
The quickness of the effect is further influenced by the amount of time that it has been since you last ate and the quantity in which you consumed it. If you are eating CBD and are looking for the most efficient results that it can produce, it is highly recommended to eat it on an empty stomach.
Another way to ingest CBD is orally in capsule form, allowing the active ingredients to pass through the digestive system and become metabolized by the liver. This is how most of us currently take our daily vitamins.
HempMeds® offers various types of CBD capsules infused with CBD hemp oil, providing 15 to 25 mg of CBD per capsule. When swished down with a mouthful of water, these hemp oil capsules represent one of the most intuitive methods for taking a CBD product
Finally, some CBD hemp oil products are applied externally on the skin. These types of products are called topicals and include products like lotions and salves. When applied to the skin, the active ingredients are absorbed into the skin and interact with cells near the surface without entering the bloodstream. Absorption via the skin is going to be slower and uniform and the effects are going to be long-lasting.
Skin application allows the effects from topicals to be focused where they are needed most without waiting for the cannabinoids to travel through the body. This method might take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes to start working, but again, will deliver smaller amounts over time. Our RSHO® CBD Oil Salve, Dixie Botanicals® Hemp Salvation Balm and HempMeds® Body Lotion are just some of the topical CBD products that can be rubbed into trouble spots on the skin or massaged into muscles and joints.
HempMeds®: Exceptional CBD Products to Fit Your Needs
HempMeds® strives to make high-quality CBD products that are also easy to use and conveniently fit into your lifestyle. To meet the diverse needs of our customers worldwide, we offer tinctures, edibles, liquids, oils, capsules, and topicals. You now know a little bit more about how each of these products work, and how quickly each one can distribute CBD benefits to the body. With that in mind, it’s now time to learn why HempMeds® is the right choice, no matter what kind of CBD product you’re looking for. Here are just some of the many reasons to choose HempMeds® for your next CBD solution.
- High-Quality Hemp. You can’t have high-quality CBD products without high-quality hemp. To ensure that our hemp is packed with CBD and other beneficial ingredients — and free of contaminants like pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers — we source it from a family-owned farm in the Netherlands with generations of experience growing hemp naturally.
- Triple Lab Testing®. When you shop with us, you can rest assured that you’re getting a product that’s safe, precisely formulated and highly effective. Why? Because we use our Triple Lab Testing® process to test our CBD products three times during production. We start as the plants are still growing, testing our hemp for contaminants and other trace substances even before harvest. After the pure CBD oil extract is pulled from our hemp and delivered to us in the United States, we use independent ISO-certified labs to test it again for quality and potency. Finally, we perform a batch test on all of our products before packaging to ensure that what’s on the label is exactly what you’re getting.
- Extensive Product Selection. No matter what kind of CBD solution you’re looking for, you’ll find a HempMeds® product for you. Not only do we offer a wide range of product types, but we also offer both raw and refined hemp CBD products to meet your needs. Explore our website to learn more about the many CBD solutions we offer and read on for answers to some of the most frequently-asked CBD consumption questions.
How Does CBD Benefit the Body?
There are many benefits to taking a daily serving of CBD from hemp oil products, but the most exciting among them is that a CBD oil product helps augment the body’s naturally occurring endocannabinoids, increasing the body’s ability to promote homeostasis within its systems.
Cannabinoids are a class of active chemical compounds produced by the cannabis plant. These cannabinoids act on cannabinoid receptors located in our cells as part of the endocannabinoid system and alter the release of neurotransmitters in the brain. The endocannabinoid system predominantly consists of two endocannabinoid receptors: CB1, located in the central nervous system, and CB2, found throughout the peripheral nervous system.
There are over 100 presently discovered cannabinoids, which are largely responsible for the effects cannabis has on the body. Common cannabinoids include tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), cannabigerol (CBG), and cannabidiolic acid (CBDa). Cannabinoids work together with the body’s endocannabinoid system to regulate the body’s natural functions. Once the endocannabinoid system is supported in this way, it is able to function more efficiently, optimizing the body’s performance each day.
However, a hemp oil product can offer more than just cannabinoids like CBD. Hemp oil also provides the body with a number of essential nutrients, like vitamins and minerals, omega fatty acids, proteins, flavonoids, and terpenes. Adding these nutrients, which are often missing from modern diets, to your day is just one more reason to add hemp oil to your diet.
Does CBD Induce Psychoactive Effects?
CBD does not induce any psychoactive (intoxicating) effects in the body. Products with both CBD and THC may induce psychoactive effects when THC levels are high, as THC is an intoxicating compound.
Hemp naturally contains no more than trace amounts of THC (0.3 percent by dry weight), so you don’t have to worry about hemp-derived CBD oil products causing euphoria.
To ensure that you do not consume a measurable amount of THC when consuming CBD products, first make sure that you are purchasing your hemp-derived CBD oil from a trusted manufacturer that rigorously tests for cannabinoid concentration. Then, read the label to look at whether the product contains higher levels of THC. Finally, it is recommended to adhere to suggested serving sizes or to follow the advice of your medical professional.
Which CBD Product Should I Use?
There is no one-size-fits-all CBD product that’s right for everyone. To determine the right product type and serving size for you, we suggest starting small and working your way up to higher CBD serving sizes. Take a look at the products listed above to choose your preferred consumption method, and start exploring from there.
It’s CBD Time
Whether you get your daily serving of CBD from inhaling, taking under the tongue, ingesting or you use a topical or some combination of those, you’re on the path to wellness and health. Once you experiment with serving sizes and the mode of consumption, you’ll find a way that works for you.