How Long Does It Take for CBD Oil to Work?

If you're wondering how long you need to wait for CBD to kick-in, you're worried CBD won't work for you or you'll take to much - we've got the answers here.


How long after taking CBD will I feel an effect?

How CBD affects us and our response times are based on a handful of factors. Anecdotal evidence from a broad audience suggests that some people feel an immediate effect while for others, it can take up to an hour.


Can I overdose on CBD?

No, you can't overdose on CBD. However, there really can be too much of a good thing. If you take too much, you might experience some unpleasant side effects like headaches, fatigue, and changes to your appetite.


What Affects Your Response Time to CBD?


As you might expect, CBD products with a higher concentration typically produce more dramatic results. Again, beginners should start with a low dosage if you're consuming a higher concentration CBD product. We offer two levels of concentration to help you find the right amount.

Individual Biological Factors

Your gender, body weight, health, metabolism, and tolerance all influence how you respond to CBD and how long it takes for it to work. With so many elements at work, we can only provide estimates as to response-times, it's something you'll have to explore on your own.

Consumption Methods

The methods of ingestion are a substantial influence as to CBD response times. If you're using the oil sublingually (science-speak for "under your tongue"), it can take anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour to affect you. If you're adding it to your morning coffee or smoothie, the digestion method slows the process down. Generally speaking, directly swallowing CBD can take upwards of 30 minutes before you start to feel anything.

CBD Quality

As you might expect, lower-quality CBD oil has a reduced effect and takes longer to work. Usually, these products are poorly produced, contain "filler" ingredients or crudely extracted CBD oil. At V&YOU, we implement consistent lab testing to ensure we deliver only the highest-quality CBD products out there.


In short, take your time!

If you're new to CBD, we recommend that you start with a small dose. Patience is a virtue with CBD, especially if you're seeking a long-term solution. CBD affects the body's endocannabinoid system, bringing homeostasis (or balance) back to your body. The effects aren't always immediate, and instead can be cumulative - meaning they build over time. This process helps you ease into the experience and understand the effects CBD has on your body.

Please note:

We should add that we don't make any health claims about CBD treating conditions. These guidelines provide a typical view of CBD response-times, such as a calming effect or reduction in stress.

The response times presented in this article are a reflection of both anecdotal evidence and standards about the absorption of chemicals and substances when consumed in different ways. Your results and experiences may differ, but at the very least, you now have a rough idea of how long CBD oil takes to work.

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