Well what is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating compound found in the cannabis plant (Marijuana). It is the second most prevalent active ingredient found in the plant. It is suggested that CBD Oil may have a large range of potential therapeutic benefits including help with mild pain and even ease anxiety.
Even though hemp-derived CBD products have been legalized, there is still a lot of uncertainty on how CBD products, including CBD Oils, interact with the body.
“Studies show that it only takes up to three minutes for CBD to hit peak blood concentration when inhaling.”
How Long Does it Stay in My Body?
While CBD is non-intoxicating, it does store in the body. Let’s take a look at what that means for you and what factors may play a role in how long it can stay in your system.
First of all, there are several key factors that can determine how long the CBD will stay in your system such as dosage, frequency of use, how the CBD is administered, and even your own body’s metabolism.
● It only makes sense that the larger amounts of CBD Oil you consume or use the longer it will take for it to work its way out of your system.
● The same thing goes for how frequently you use CBD. The more often you use it the longer it will take to clean out of your system.
● How you introduce the CBD Oil into your body is another key factor in how long it stays in your body. Are you vaping? Smoking? Or maybe taking it orally? Both the presence of CBD and its effects on your body can depend on how you use it. Vaping and smoking can allow you to see a difference almost immediately while ingesting it can delay it for an hour or two.
While the detectability of CBD is dependent on a variety of factors as mentioned above, the bottom line is that most people after stopping use will not have any CBD that can be traced in their body after a week or two.
Is CBD detectable in urine?
There is a major lack of studies done on CBD and how it is detectable in your urine. There was a single study done back in 2016 that showed that CBD was no longer detectable in urine 24 hours after the participants had stopped using the CBD-rich products they were given previously. The study also showed that participants had tested positive for CBD two hours after use of the CBD products.
While this shows that CBD definitely can show up on a urine test for a certain amount of time, most drug tests look for THC exclusively. Exact information on how long CBD stays in urine is extremely limited due to the lack of information available.
Will CBD show up on a drug test?
In most cases, it is super unlikely that CBD will show up on a drug screening test. Most employers abide by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) guidelines which search for THC but not CBD.
You have to understand that even hemp-derived CBD products are legally allowed to contain up to 0.3% THC. This may cause concern for someone not wanting to take the chance that they get a false positive on a drug test, but the chances of that happening are super slim. You would have to consume a huge dose of full spectrum CBD oil (think 1000-2000 milligrams per day) to risk a positive result.
How long does it take until I can feel the effects of CBD? And how long do those effects last?
As we said, one of the main factors of how long the CBD can remain in your system is how it is ingested in the first place. On the other side of the coin, it also will change how quickly and how much CBD enters the body.
● Orally or Edibles. Taking a few drops of CBD orally is one way to ingest. Taken this way, the CBD does not immediately enter the bloodstream. Instead, it goes into the digestive tract and then to the liver where it is broken down before then entering the bloodstream. You also have to take into consideration that even though taking CBD OIl this way is popular due to ease of use, it is the most ineffective because by time it is broken down by your system, only about 5% of the CBD you consumed actually makes it into your bloodstream. Ingestion is also not the best way to take CBD if you want to feel the effects immediately. It could take an hour or two before you feel anything. And you could feel the effects of the CBD in your body for anywhere from one to several hours.
● Sublingual. You can take CBD drops by placing a few drops under your tongue and holding it there for 2-5 minutes. It’s more effective than taken orally, but still not the best way if you want to feel the effects of CBD quickly. This method allows the CBD to hit the bloodstream via the mucous membranes under the tongue and by bypassing the digestive tract and liver. The effects of the oil should be felt in about 30 minutes. The effects can last one to three hours.
● Inhalation. Vaping or Smoking. The quickest method as the CBD enters the bloodstream quickly through the quick absorption and efficiency of the lungs. You can inhale CBD either by smoking or taking a draw from a CBD vape pen. Studies show that it only takes up to three minutes for CBD to hit peak blood concentration when inhaling. The effects can also last anywhere from 45 minutes to a few hours.
The bottom line is that CBD can affect everyone differently. How long it will take to hit your bloodstream and how long you will feel its effects rely upon a myriad of factors as discussed above. It has been shown that CBD can clean out of your system as quickly as in a few days or take as long as two weeks.
You can choose which way you’d like to try a CBD product yourself. We’re just here to inform and allow you to make that decision on your own.
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