What is the action time for CBD?
If you are still wondering what CBD is, here is a quick reminder: CBD is one of the active ingredients in cannabis, most of which is found in its flowers. Unlike THC, known for its intoxicating effects, CBD does not provide psychotropic effects.
The applications of CBD are varied. If it is indeed used medically via Epidiolex, a highly dosed CBD medical oil intended to treat epilepsy, its consumption of well-being is mainly aimed at alleviating certain pains, for example, inflammatory or muscular, nausea, insomnia or anxiety. Many studies are underway to determine the ins and outs of CBD effects. However, the CBD market in the United States is expected to reach $20 billion by 2024.
Regardless of whether your consumption is recreational or not, it is best to start at low doses and then increase. And if this is your first time, you’ll probably wonder how long it will take to affect your body. In fact, it depends largely on the method of consumption and the dosage.
For topical application
CBD cosmetics for direct application to the skin, such as lotions, creams or balms, provide quick and local relief. Once the product is on your body, you should feel its effects in 15 minutes.
For CBD-infused foods (oils, candies, tinctures, capsules, cakes…), the results are diverse. For sublingual oils, CBD is absorbable within 30 seconds and acts in 15 minutes. When ingested, the effects will take longer to show, between 45 minutes and 2 hours.
In combustion / vaporization
With CBD flowers consumed in vaporization or combustion, the effects of CBD are rapid. In addition to the carcinogenic substances characteristic of combustion, it destroys 80% of the active ingredients. Vaporization is therefore preferable, for effects in 5 minutes.
Do not overuse
Whatever your reason for using cannabis, don’t overuse it. Apart from drowsiness, an overdose won’t make you fear much. But the effects of CBD are not necessarily intense with higher doses. The endocannabinoid receptors on which CBD acts can indeed saturate, and it would be a shame to waste CBD.
The dosage, therefore, depends on the needs of each individual. For those who would like to experience rapid effects, sublingual oil or vaporization is best choice.