Looking to introduce CBD in your daily routine but unsure about when to take it? Should you use it alongside your morning coffee or just before your head hits the pillow?
Whether you're an early bird or a night owl, there's no exact science to the best time of day - it depends on your lifestyle and body's chemistry (see our quick read on "How long does it take for CBD to work' for more on this). What we can provide are a few helpful guidelines, depending on what you're looking to achieve.
CBD in the Morning can help:
Begin your day with clarity.
If you wake up feeling groggy or anxious, CBD can help balance your mood and calm your state of mind. Morning coffee or tea drinker? CBD pairs nicely with it. The caffeine provides a quick burst of energy and works harmoniously with the relaxing effects of CBD, reducing caffeine's jittery edge. Learn more about mixing CBD with coffee and tea here.
Ready you for the day ahead
After a night's rest, our muscles can feel a little tight or stiff (especially if you've been working out the day before). If you like your morning exercise, CBD can aid with muscle relaxation pre-workout, and reduce soreness and revive your body when you're done - keeping you feeling hale and hearty throughout the day. For more on CBD and exercise - click here.
Take CBD in the evenings to:
Unwind after a hectic day
We've all had troublesome days that don't seem to end. If you're looking for a way to decompress, CBD is an excellent choice in the evening - helping calm the mind, relax the body and ease any build-up of nervous energy.
Wake up feeling refreshed
Anyone who's suffered a bad night's sleep knows how critical it is to get right - both when the head hits the pillow and feeling well-rested when waking. Research has shown that sleep aids with muscle recovery and reduces inflammation - helping your body repair itself. With this in mind, CBD has many evening-use devotees - with the compound, helping them reach a deeper, higher quality level of sleep and feeling restored in the morning.
These things take time.
Deciding when to take CBD is generally down to trialing what works for you. As the effects of the compound are cumulative - it takes time for CBD to build up in your system - so you should receive more of its benefits over an extended period.
Whether you're looking to boost your mood, relax your body, or simply chill out, CBD is a versatile partner in achieving these goals - day or night.