When is the best time to take CBD?

CBD products are not medications; however, the majority of individuals use them for specific health benefits. CBD is regarded to be good for health and improves the feeling of wellbeing. Although there is no best time to take CBD, for some individuals, taking CBD at certain times may work better.

Most individuals would prefer taking dietary supplements either in the morning or in the evening, as they are busy working during the day. The two most important factors that influence the time of taking CBD are the purpose of using CBD and how specific CBD product is metabolized in the body.

Why does the timing of taking CBD matter? After taking any CBD product, it reaches its peak levels in the blood after 15 min to 90 (depending on the route of administration). So, it means that it has a maximum impact starting from 30 minutes and lasting for the next few hours.

Why may the timing of CBD be irrelevant for many? When people take CBD regularly, it is metabolized in the body quite differently. So as a result, it gets accumulated in the body and keeps acting 24-hours a day, making the timing of dosage less relevant.

Purpose of CBD

For most individuals, the decision to use CBD in the morning or in the evening would depend on the purpose of using it. For example, if a person wants to stay calm during the day, he or she may use it in the morning. Sportspeople may also prefer it in the morning or before training.

On the other hand, those taking CBD with the belief that it may help them sleep soundly may use it in the evening.

Some individuals may not like the effects of acute or high doses of CBD in the morning, and such individuals might also prefer evenings.

Understanding how the body metabolizes CBD

Absorption decides how well any CBD product works and how quickly it reaches the bloodstream.  Usually, sublingual CBD oils, CBD inhaling products, smoking would cause much faster absorptions into the body. The bioavailability of the sublingual route is also much higher than oral ingestion. It means that sublingual routes or inhalation (like vaping) may have a quicker effect, but it also means faster metabolism of CBD and a shorter duration of action.

The oral route, on the contrary, has a lower bioavailability, and CBD starts acting much slowly as it achieves bloodstream gradually. However, CBD consumed orally also stays in the body for longer hours.

When people use CBD regularly, it gets distributed to various body tissues. As a result, it accumulates in different parts of the body, like fatty tissues. It means that some amount of CBD may remain in the body for 2-5 days. In practice, it means that regular use of CBD ensures a constantly high level of CBD in the body, making the timing of dosing much less relevant.

CBD is metabolized primarily in the liver, and then its metabolites are removed from the body via urine, faeces, and to a lesser extent via sweat. Studies show that the half-life of CBD is above 24 hours. It means that on regular dosing, some amount of it keeps accumulating for few days (5 to 7 days) before it achieves its peak levels in the body.

To conclude, the timing of taking CBD matters a bit, though it may not be much relevant for most. Due to its accumulating effect, it reaches its peak levels in about a week on regular intake. So vital is to use CBD products regularly for prolonged periods for maximum health benefits. Nevertheless, taking high dosages at certain times of the day may results in an upsurge of CBD levels in the blood, providing additional benefits.


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