HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR CBD TO WORK
A great need exists for the development of new medications to treat pain resulting from various disease states and types of physical even mental afflictions. The endogenous endocannabinoid system is an extensive network of receptors that play a role in many different bodily functions, including modulating neuronal and immune cell function (both of which play key roles in pain). The term “Endo” stands for “Endogenous,” meaning, “originating in your body.” A Cannabinoid is the compound that activates and assists this system. Cannabinoids, like CBD, bind to these receptors. For that reason, CBD can treat issues related to digestion, pain management, and mood to mention but a few.
Chronic pain is highly prevalent and yet poorly controlled by currently available conventional analgesics and medicines, culminating in an enormous clinical, societal, and economic burden. Existing pain medications have shown significant limitations and adverse side effects including tolerance, dependence, cognitive impairment, and a narrow therapeutic window, making the search for natural and effective analgesics ever more important.
Because of its more recent popularity, studies are now emerging to clue us in on how long CBD can/may be detected in your system. Many factors can influence the length of time CBD is detected. General guidelines for how long the compound can be detected are (for now) based on how often you use CBD medications:
One-Time Use: Up to three days
Moderate Use: Three to five days
Heavy Use: 10 days or more
CBD is a fat soluble molecule and can potentially build up in your system with heavy, repeated use. In addition to this fact, every CBD user has individual needs, which means that your body can/may process cannabinoid faster or slower than the usual average expectancy.
Some factors that may influence this include:
Level of activity and
It is all about the ingredients, dosage, and concentration of CBD. The effects of a given CBD product will vary, based on which other cannabinoids and terpenes are present in the tincture. Figuring out the best option for you is a matter of trial and error, testing out different formulations and finding what works best for you.
If you are experiencing overall inflammation, a tincture will target the issue more effectively than a topical. If you are struggling with muscle pain, soreness, or skin irritation, a topical would be best. If you want to tackle stress or anxiety, a vape or sublingual method might be easier for you.
Inhalation: You can inhale CBD products via smoking or by vaporizing. Immediate to 10min onset
Tinctures and Sublinguals: This method involves using a dropper or spray to place CBD medication under the tongue. Onset within 30 minutes. Plus, the effects can last anywhere from four to six hours
Edibles: This popular ingestion method takes 30 minutes to two hours to feel the effects of the medication. However, the results last longer, and can be experienced for up to 6 hours.
Topicals: CBD products like creams, lotions and balms can bring immediate targeted pain relief to joint pain or skin issues.
Doing your due diligence means reading the fine print. Use the same values and practices for buying CBD as you do for food and personal care products. Ingredients matter, know your founders, buy from companies with a mission beyond profit, and demand transparency from seed to soil.
Maritza Jay @Cannabispromoter