How you take your CBD will impact how quickly the natural effects of the cannabinoid kick in.
Like many CBD enthusiasts, you’re looking for the most efficient ways to experience the natural benefits of CBD oil.
While any method of consumption you choose will deliver the cannabinoid to your natural systems to help keep your body running at its best, there are strategies you can apply to better ensure those benefits arrive as quickly as possible.
How Long Does it Take CBD to Work?
Before diving into the question around how long it takes CBD oil to work, it’s important to first point out that each person’s body and their system is unique. This means that no one reacts to the product in the same way. Your age, health, hereditary genetics, circulation, metabolism, tolerance, and more can influence how you respond to CBD oil.
The key to getting the fastest results from CBD oil is to figure out how to get the CBD delivered to the bloodstream as quickly as possible.
It’s once the CBD in CBD oil is absorbed and delivered to the bloodstream that the compound can get to work. Once CBD reaches the bloodstream, it can interact with cannabinoid receptors. Cannabinoid receptors are part of the body’s endocannabinoid system, a signaling network that keeps your body and its many functions in balance. By stimulating the endocannabinoid system, CBD supports its efforts to keep your functions running at their best.
There are methods of CBD consumption that allow CBD to be absorbed nearly instantly. Other methods can take a little longer – up to 30 minutes to 1 hour – for the compounds to reach the bloodstream.
What are the Different Ways I Can Take CBD Oil?
There are a few different methods for getting CBD hemp oil into your system. At Dixie Botanicals®, we offer a line of CBD oil products that allows you to utilize the method that best fits with your needs and lifestyle.
Essentially, there are four ways to get these CBD products into your system:
- Under the Tongue
How you decide to take CBD oil will influence how quickly the results take effect.
Inhaling CBD (Vaping, Dabbing)
Vaping or dabbing CBD is the fastest-acting way to take CBD of all the methods. When you vape or dab, the CBD compounds enter your lungs and diffuse directly into your bloodstream rather than passing through your gut and liver. This means that the CBD is delivered to your bloodstream nearly immediately.
Some vape users say the feeling is from “instant to a few seconds.” Others have said effects take about 5 minutes. Keep in mind that everyone’s experience varies and how quickly the CBD oil takes effect will depend on how much you vape and the concentration of the oil.
Products like Dixie Botanicals® CBD Vape Liquid, which refills the tanks of liquid-compatible vaporizers, are designed to be vaped. Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate is a 99% pure CBD powder that can also be vaped or dabbed.
Taking CBD Under the Tongue
The second fastest way to experience the effects of CBD oil is to place it directly under the tongue for 60-90 seconds. This application allows the CBD and other active ingredients in CBD oil to be absorbed through the mucous membranes of the mouth.
Because this method also bypasses the digestive system, the CBD quickly enters the bloodstream and interacts with the endocannabinoid system.
Products like Dixie Botanicals® CBD tinctures and CBD Isolate can be taken sublingually.
Ingesting CBD (Swallowing)
While slower acting, ingesting CBD remains a popular method for taking CBD. Because the CBD and other compounds in hemp oil must go through the digestive system and be metabolized by the liver, it can take as much as 30 minutes to an hour before they’re delivered to the bloodstream.
The quickness of the effect will be further influenced by whether you’ve eaten recently and how much you consume. Evidence has found that taking CBD oil with fatty acids can improve how quickly and efficiently CBD is absorbed.
Our edible CBD products like Kicks energy chews and CBD Gems are taken orally. Our tinctures, while most commonly placed under the tongue, can also be ingested. You can also use our CBD Isolate and make your own CBD capsules to swallow.
CBD Topicals (Applied Directly Onto Skin)
Some CBD oil products can be applied topically, or externally on the skin. When applied to the skin, the CBD and other active ingredients are absorbed into the skin, where they interact with cells near the surface without ever entering the bloodstream.
The absorption rate via the skin is slower than other methods, taking anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes, although the effects are more targeted. CBD topicals allow you to deliver the benefits of CBD right where it’s needed. Many people like to apply them to sore muscles and joints, or to address rough skin areas.
Our Dixie Botanicals® CBD Salvation Balm is a topical that can be rubbed into trouble spots and tender areas.
Looking for a little more guidance on deciding on the right type of CBD product for you? Visit our CBD oil buyer’s guide.
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