You’ve started your CBD journey with Equilibria and have found yourself noticing some of the benefits. Or, maybe you have been using CBD for a couple of weeks and are wondering if it’s time to make an adjustment as you learn your optimal routine. You may be wondering how long CBD stays in your system, or if it’s something you need to be on long-term. Do you need to take it continuously if you are noticing positive results? How are you supposed to know if CBD is working for you, and how long should you be using it for? Here at Equilibria, we understand CBD comes with a lot of questions, and that’s why our mission is focused on providing cannabis education to support our members throughout their CBD journey.
How long does CBD stay in your system?
Let’s start by talking about how long it takes for our CBD to start working. As far as initial absorption goes, it depends on which of our EQ products you use. CBD can take effect within 10-30 minutes when using a sublingual route such as our Daily Drops. When using an ingestible product such as our Daily Softgels, it typically takes about 1-3 hours before they kick in. Generally, it’s estimated that CBD can remain active in your system for about 4 to 12 hours depending on dosage, your metabolism, and the way that it is taken. That’s why EQ offers a curated selection of full-spectrum CBD products, so each of our members can build their own unique, personalized dosage routine!
When we talk about how long CBD stays in your system, we refer to its half-life. The half-life is the amount of time it takes for the concentration of CBD in the body to decrease by half or 50%. Based on current research, the half-life of CBD is estimated to be around 24 to 48 hours (1 to 2 days) and it usually takes about 5 to 7 days for CBD to be almost completely eliminated from the body, depending on factors such as frequency of use, dosage, body fat and metabolism. And since everyone’s body chemistry is different, there is no one-size-fits-all dose or routine that works across the board, but considering the half-life of CBD we recommend daily, consistent CBD use to promote the most success!
This information is important and tells us that CBD builds up in the body over time when used regularly, which is what we want in order to experience the full potential of CBD. CBD produces many different effects in the body and works on multiple different receptors. The scientific literature suggests that CBD may influence over 65 different molecular targets in the body! Many of these molecular processes and changes in the body happen slowly over time on a minute cellular level. Even though we may feel some of the immediate effects of CBD the day we take it, know that there are more intricate processes and effects that just need time for them to actually take place to be felt.
How long does it take to feel the full effects of CBD?
Here at Equilibria, we love to dive into the science of CBD! While more CBD research continues to develop as the cannabis landscape expands, the available existing research continues to grow as the cannabis market flourishes. For example, studies have observed the effects of CBD over a period of 6 to 13 weeks, using a consistent daily dose. Based on the findings, continuing to take CBD for a minimum of 3 months can release the full effect.
Again, we know that when it comes to CBD, there’s no one-size-fits-all dosage or routine, because we all have different health and wellness goals. For some members, they begin to see results in as little as 1-3 weeks and the BEST results are often observed after 2-3 months of consistent use. We always encourage our members when taking CBD, consistency is key! It takes time for the body to adjust after implementing your CBD routine, and experimenting to find the right dose for you is part of your journey.
It is definitely key to be consistent with your routine in order to achieve the best results and experience the full benefits of full-spectrum CBD. Since CBD supports and promotes balance within the Endocannabinoid System (or ECS), it can take time for your body to find its equilibrium. It’s also important to understand that our ECS is often depleted as we aim to keep up with the demands and stress of modern life, and phytocannabinoids such as CBD can help balance and support this body system! The World Health Organization (WHO) considers CBD to have a good safety profile and their report indicates that CBD is non-habit forming, meaning you can’t develop a tolerance to it or overdose on it. With consistent daily use, patience, and a few tweaks to your routine, you’ll know when your CBD routine is moving in the right direction!
As CBD supports a healthy, functioning Endocannabinoid system (ECS), you may want to consider incorporating CBD into your everyday routine as part of your overall wellness goals. Just like exercising and eating a balanced diet are part of living a healthy lifestyle, CBD can be part of your daily wellness routine to maintain balance and a healthy ECS.
If you have been taking CBD for a couple of weeks or months, but not yet getting the results you are looking for, we highly encourage you to book a dosage consultation with one of our Dosage Specialists! Depending on your health and wellness goals you may not be taking a high enough dose, the timing of your routine may be off, proper absorption could be an issue, or there could be a medication interaction. At Equilibria, we offer free consultations with a Dosage Specialist, included with the purchase on any of our products. We look forward to connecting with you!
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