As more consumers become aware of the potential health benefits that cannabidiol (CBD) can bring, CBD products begun to grow in popularity. Recognizing the wonderous effects of CBD, even wellness, pet, and cosmetics brands have begun to jump on the bandwagon. At the same time, a growing list of studies have begun to show that CBD products contain therapeutic properties.
CBD has been known to provide relief for ailments such as chronic pain, anxiety, and insomnia but additional studies and research have also shown that they can be a promising treatment for epilepsy, PTSD, Alzheimer’s Disease, ALS, depression, and many other illnesses.
This may lead you to wonder: how long will it take before I feel the effects?
Factors Affecting CBD Absorption
Unlike conventional medicine, there is no one-size-fits-all dosage for everyone. The amount of CBD dosage can depend on your bodyweight, method of consumption, and how strong an effect you require.
Upon ingestion, not all CBD will make it into your bloodstream and reach the endocannabinoid system (ECS) where it is believed to have the most impact. CBD is first processed through the digestive organs, broken down into unusable and usable substances.
The non-usable substances and some CBD will not be absorbed while the CBD that has been broken down into a usable substance is known as bioavailable CBD that will eventually be used by the ECS. Any excess CBD which cannot be used by the ECS will be stored in fat cells where it will be released bit by bit (when there is a sufficient amount), providing the consumer with therapeutic effects that can last for days.
Method of Consumption
The most effective method is through IV administration where CBD is delivered directly into your bloodstream. However, the most preferred method is through oral administration. Although it takes the longest time to reach the ECS, it will have the longest active time.
Other methods include inhaling vaporized CBD, which can deliver higher amount of bioavailable CBD that will allow the substance to remain in your body for a longer time, allowing you to enjoy the effects longer too.
Although every person reacts differently to CBD, bodyweight plays a part in determining the dosage and duration of its effects. People who weigh more have more fat cells which allows them to absorb and store a higher amount of CBD, allowing them to experience a longer effect of CBD.
Quality of CBD Product
Depending on the purity of the CBD products, impurities, carrier oils, and additives may affect how CBD is processed by the body. The higher the concentration, the more bioavailable CBD there will be for your body to break down and absorb.
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