How Long Does It Take for CBD Oil to Really Take Effect

On first taking CBD oil, many people expect an almost instant reaction. Since regular cannabis tends to take hold pretty fast, it seems to make sense that CBD oil should as well, right?

Well, unfortunately, that isn’t necessarily the case. The time it takes for CBD oil to work can vary pretty drastically, and it can sometimes take quite a lot longer than people expect.

Still, it’s possible to make a rough estimation.

The Effects of CBD Oil & How It Works

People use CBD for all sorts of reasons, as its effects are surprisingly diverse and multi-functional. However, not everyone can afford to wait around and hope it starts working soon. For example, those taking CBD for nerve pain likely want the effects to take hold as quickly as possible.

However, before learning how speedily CBD will take effect, we need to understand how CBD oil works to begin with.

CBD oil works by interacting with receptors within the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is a unique health system that all mammals possess. The ECS modulates and controls all sorts of bodily functions, such as the inflammation response.

Once consumed, CBD works with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the ECS, gradually affecting the body depending on the potency of the CBD that was taken.

So, can we speed up how fast CBD works?

Factors Affecting How Long Does CBD Oil Take to Work

The main factors governing CBD oil’s ability to take effect are the user’s weight and how much cannabidiol they took.

A person’s weight directly impacts the speed with which CBD can take effect, as well as the actual effectiveness of the product itself.

The more a person weighs, the larger dose they need to feel the same effect, and thus the longer the user will have to wait.

The actual dosage of CBD also plays a significant part here as well. Lower doses of CBD oil take longer to kick in, whereas larger amounts will become more apparent much more quickly.

This isn’t to say that only larger doses of CBD oil are more worthwhile. In fact, small amounts of CBD oil are used for all sorts of things, from nerve pain to general wellness.

However, if a user takes a hefty dose of CBD oil, the effect will be more readily apparent because of the fact that its effects are much more substantial. This means that a small dose of CBD oil might still be highly effective – it just won’t be immediately noticeable.

How to Speed up CBD’s Effect on the Body

The first and most obvious way to try and speed up CBD oil’s effect on the body is to increase the dosage. By taking more CBD oil at once, users will feel the effects much more strongly and much more quickly.

The second – and likely the least enjoyable – way to improve CBD’s speed is for users to decrease their weight. By lowering their weight, individuals may notice that the same quantity of CBD oil has a more significant and faster effect than before.

However, the key thing to remember is that CBD oil will generally take effect as long as you give it time. Unless a user has a rare cannabinoid insensitivity, making them basically immune to the effects of cannabinoids, then it should be fine.

While it might take a little while to feel the effects, the best thing is to sit back, wait, relax, and let it happen when it happens.

About Salman Zafar

Salman Zafar is the CEO of BioEnergy Consult, and an international consultant, advisor and trainer with expertise in waste management, biomass energy, waste-to-energy, environment protection and resource conservation. His geographical areas of focus include Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Salman has successfully accomplished a wide range of projects in the areas of biogas technology, biomass energy, waste-to-energy, recycling and waste management. Salman has participated in numerous national and international conferences all over the world. He is a prolific environmental journalist, and has authored more than 300 articles in reputed journals, magazines and websites. In addition, he is proactively engaged in creating mass awareness on renewable energy, waste management and environmental sustainability through his blogs and portals. Salman can be reached at salman@bioenergyconsult.com or salman@cleantechloops.com.
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