How long does the effect of CBD last?

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What you need to know

First, let’s look at the main aspects and genetic factors that influence the onset and duration of CBD action:

Frequency of use

It affects the duration of action of CBD in terms of tolerance. CBD is not addictive, but tolerance can develop, requiring large doses with continued use.


One of the important factors in the effect of CBD on your body. Only when the correct dosage is instructed will you be able to fully experience the effects. The key is to start small and gradually increase. With this question, we are always ready to help you. It is enough to contact us.


With a fast metabolism, CBD will start working faster and its duration will be longer. Exercising also speeds up the metabolism as it speeds up our digestive system.

Endocannabinoid system

The effects of CBD also depend on the endocannabinoid system. Sports, metabolism, and tolerance can influence the onset and duration of CBD action.

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Don’t Expect Quick Effects, Give CBD Time

Having never used CBD before, you can’t expect instant action the first time you try it. To do this, you need to give your body time to adjust to taking CBD. You also need to remember that CBD does not always work and affects each person differently.

Also, in order to achieve effects, it is necessary to set the correct dosage. It can take days or even weeks for CBD to bind to endocannabinoid receptors, which determines the onset of CBD effects upon first use, but afterward, the effects of CBD can be felt quickly. Therefore, you should not be immediately disappointed if the effect does not appear immediately – give CBD time or you may need to change the dosage.

The method of using CBD affects the duration of action

There are several ways to use CBD. Each one ultimately determines the duration of the effect. Each method has its own start time and effect duration. The methods below are organized in order from shortest to longest.

  • CBD vaporization

Vaporization of CBD provides the fastest onset of effects. The steam is immediately transported to the lungs, from where it quickly enters the bloodstream, from where it then travels to various parts of the body. This quick effect is also the reason why it wears off faster than other forms of cannabidiol use.

Onset of action from 1 to 5 minutes – duration from 30 minutes to 4 hours.

  • CBD oil and tinctures

This method is one of the most famous. Holding CBD under the tongue allows the oil to be absorbed by the vessels and capillaries of the oral mucosa and enter directly into the bloodstream. The remaining CBD is then swallowed as it passes through the digestive system.

! CBD oils differ from each other by different concentrations of CBD, that is, by percentage. Does the duration of action of CBD depend on the concentration? No, most likely the effect will be more intense and stronger, but the duration will not last.

Beginning of action in 15-30 minutes – duration from 3 to 6 hours.

This list could include hard candy, chocolate, drinks, CBD ghee, or other foods that require CBD to pass through the digestive system before reaching the liver. In order to reduce the time of onset of action of CBD with this method, you can eat it on an empty stomach, and you can also add other products rich in fatty acids to such products to increase bioavailability.

The onset of action is up to 60 minutes – the duration is from 4 to 6 hours.

When taking CBD capsules orally, it must first pass through the digestive system and then through the liver, where the CBD molecules are metabolized by various enzymes. This is what reduces the concentration of compounds CBD, which are then released into the bloodstream.

Insofar as CBD in this method must pass through both the digestive system and the liver, it takes longer to feel the effect, but the duration is one of the longest.

Onset of action after approximately 1 hour – duration 6 to 8 hours.

The principle of action of tea is similar to capsules, since all the action takes place in the gastrointestinal tract. The onset of action depends on how full your stomach is. Of course, the action will be faster if it is not filled.

Onset of action after 30 minutes – 1 hour – duration 6 to 8 hours.

  • Topical products with CBD

Topical products with CBD or CBD cosmetics include creams, gels, balms and ointments. Since topical substances are applied to the skin, it may take time for the substances to be absorbed. These CBD products are great for providing localized benefits to the area of ​​the body they are applied to. Our skin also has an endocannabinoid system that is involved in several biological processes. CBD topical agents are absorbed through the skin, completely bypassing the digestive tract.

Beginning of action after approximately 2 hours – duration 6 to 12 hours.


When choosing a product, always first decide what effect you expect and how quickly it should appear.

Each product is unique, as well as its effect. Each product also has a greater effect as it is absorbed, getting right into the problem areas.

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