How long does CBD stay in your system?

How long does CBD stay in your system?

Everyone’s body is different. How our body receives food, drinks and medicinal products is individual to our biological make-up. Using CBD products is the same. A dosage that might be considered perfect for one person may not be suitable for your health needs.

How does it work?

CBD or cannabidiol is a chemical compound derived naturally from the Hemp and marijuana plants. Most UK, CBD does not contain the chemical ‘THC’ that causes the ‘high’ feeling associated with marijuana, so with its minimal side-effects it has become a popular alternative pain and stress- management tool in health and wellness communities.

The compound CBD interacts with the bodies endocannabinoid system; which is responsible for pain receptors, metabolism, mood, inflammation and immune responses. This response creates anti-inflammatory, stress and relieving effects.

How long does it stay in your system?

According to recent studies CBD in oil form can stay in your system anywhere from 2 to 5 days when taken regularly. Other delivery methods show differing half-life effects in the system. A normal drugs test will most likely be testing for ‘THC’ content, which with UK bought CBD is not a problem, as only CBD with a THC content less than 0.2% can be sold in the UK. Despite the study, there are a number of factors that also influence how long CBD stays in your system.


How regularly you use it - The frequency of your use will determine how long the CBD will stay in your system. CBD can build up in the body, over time when used regularly. That is why it is recommended, especially for first time users not to give up after a couple of days of use, because the effects of CBD have longevity in the body.

Your Body -  As we said above, we’re all beautifully different. BMI, Metabolism and your sex can all determine out your body interacts with CBD. Adjusting the dosage to suit your needs is really important when deciding if the CBD has had an effect yet.

Diet -  Similar to different bodies, we all have different diets, which will effect how your body metabolises the ingested CBD. Knowing your body’s natural digestive cycles is really important also in choosing your product.

How it is taken  -  There are a number of different ways you can receive the benefits of CBD. It can come in the form of CBD oils and tinctures, CBD capsules, CBD creams, CBD gummies and much more. The way in which the body receives the CBD will affect how long it takes to absorb its benefits. Taking CBD oil, sublingually (under the tongue), has been proven to be the fastest way to receive CBD. However, if not suitable for you, you can still receive the same benefits with other CBD products.

Dosage  -  As with most things, the higher the dosage, the longer the CBD will stay in your system.

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