So, you’ve just bought CBD and you’re wondering when to take it. In this post, we will discuss what the best time to take CBD oil is. This is a frequently asked question by beginners and even by some who already use CBD.
What Is CBD?
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is one of many cannabinoids found within the cannabis plant. Along with tetrohydrocanabidiol (THC), CBD is the most common cannabinoid within cannabis.
As the sun shines on the cannabis plants, the ultraviolet radiation can damage cells which then lead to diseases. CBD plays a vital role, working in synergy with other cannabinoids to protect the plant from diseases.
Within humans, CBD produces effects when it interacts with the Endocannabinoid System. You should seek to understand CBD further and its relationship with the Endocannabinoid System.
What Is Your Reason for Using CBD?
The best time to take CBD oil is actually dependent on your reason for using CBD. So, you need to ask yourself why you’re wanting to use CBD. People use CBD for a variety of reasons; you only have to do a quick google search to see the marvellous ways people help themselves with CBD.
We can’t make medical claims, so we won’t list the various reasons people use CBD for. All we will say is that CBD is a wonderful food supplement for wellbeing.
What is the Best Time to Take CBD Oil?
Once you know why you’re using CBD, you have the answer.
- If you’re wanting the effects of CBD in the morning and/or early afternoon, it is ideal to take CBD oil in the morning.
- For CBD effects during the afternoon and/or early evening, it is ideal to take CBD oil in the afternoon.
- If you’re wanting to feel the effects in the evening, take CBD oil late afternoon or in the evening.
- For CBD effects during the night, take CBD oil in the evening, or possibly when you get into bed.
- If you’re wanting the effects throughout the day, you can take CBD multiple times in the day.
Please note that the above is just a list of suggestions based on the idea that taking CBD oil sublingually (under the tongue) takes around 15 minutes to reach the bloodstream and stays in your system for around 4-5 hours. In reality, it is entirely up to you. Only you will know how much CBD you need and when to take it based on first-hand experience of using CBD.
Although not necessary, we strongly suggest taking CBD alongside food as it can maximise absorption, improving bioavailability.
You should certainly learn about CBD bioavailability and learning how long different CBD products take effect. That will help you know the best product for you.
CBD With Medicine
One more thing to note is that the best time to take CBD oil for you personally is dependent on any medicine you’re currently taking. You should leave an hour gap between taking medicine and taking CBD. For example, if you take medicine at 9AM, take CBD before 8AM or after 10AM.
If CBD and medication are in the liver at the same time, CBD may flush the medicine out of the system. An hours gap ensures plenty of time given to both the medication and CBD to take effect without any interference.
The best time to take CBD oil depends on the reason you are using it (and what times you need the effects of CBD). Only you can really know when CBD works best for you after having first-hand experience of using CBD.
Now that you know the best time to take CBD oil,