How Long Does CBD Stay in the Body?
When you are taking CBD, it should be considered as a long-term change to your lifestyle. Cannabinoids are used to maintain your internal balance (by supporting the Endocannabinoid System). But what happens if you forget to take your CBD? How long does the CBD actually stay inside of your body? Well, this is a question that we ask ourselves all of the time, so we decided to do a little bit of research and see what we could find!
So, how long does CBD stay in the body?
There are lots of variables that will affect how long CBD stays in the body; one of which is the process of absorption. This can be affected by a whole load of different things, like the method of consumption, the type, and the quality of CBD that you take (does it contain chemicals, heavy metals etc.. or poor extraction method).
As our body is mainly made up of water, and CBD is found in the form of an oil, it is particularly difficult for us to easily absorb Cannabinoids. The compounds must go through a couple of processes before they can be fully accepted and interact with the Endocannabinoid Receptors, and this really depends on which processes the CBD has gone through before it enters our bloodstream. For instance, if you take your CBD in the form of a capsule, it must go through the digestive system which is significantly less effective than taking the CBD oil sublingually. Other aspects that can affect the bioavailability of CBD are your body weight, metabolic rate, and whether you have eaten (if you take CBD on an empty stomach it is metabolized quicker).
All types of CBD have different levels of bioavailability which can affect how long CBD remains in the body.
How much & often do you take CBD?
This may be obvious, but the more CBD that you consume, the longer it should remain in your system. It just depends on how quickly your body can get through the dose.
Secondly, as your body gets used to using phytocannabinoids it uses them more effectively. It is why we also suggest to start low and slow if you’re new to CBD. The longer that you use CBD the more you get from it! If you’re an occasional user of CBD it is more likely that it will clear from your system quicker.
So, how long does CBD stay in your system?
Honestly, it is hard to say. All of the factors above can have an impact on the length of time it takes your body to use the CBD. Some estimates suggest that it can take between 2-6 days for your body to use up all of the CBD but that may vary wildly. There is still a lot of research that needs to be done to ensure that we know exactly how long CBD stays in your system.