The method of consumption plays a critical role in how long it will take to feel the effects of CBD. CBD is available in many different forms, and each has an influence on the onset time, among other factors.
When ingesting CBD edibles, the same principle applies. Let’s say, for example, you’re taking CBD gummies or adding a few drops of CBD oil into your favorite recipe. It will ultimately go through the same lengthy process and reduce the total CBD concentration in your bloodstream. With ingestion, it could be one to two hours before the effects of CBD finally set in.
The way CBD interacts with and leaves your body depends on several factors that vary from person to person.
Topical CBD is applied directly to and can be absorbed through the surface of the skin. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
That depends on the person, the quality of the CBD oil, and the consumption method. If you’ve used a CBD product in the past and it did nothing, check whether it came from a licensed brand or retailer that performs third-party lab tests. If this is the case, the dosage might be at play. Unlike THC and most other cannabis products, CBD is non-intoxicating and you can experiment with large increases in your dose with little risk. If you take any prescription medication, be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before trying CBD in any form.
Unlike other marijuana-based medications, CBD oil does not contain THC, which is the substance in marijuana responsible for the psychotropic effects, such as loss of conscience, and time or space distortions. Therefore, there is a higher probability of CBD oil being used in clinical practice.
The effect of CBD oil is due mainly to its action on two receptors of the body, known as CB1 and CB2. CB1 is in the brain and it’s linked to regulating the release of neurotransmitters and neural activity, while CB2 is in the lymphoid organs, which are responsible for the body’s inflammatory and infectious response.
How does CBD oil work
Despite the indications, action mechanism, properties and absence of THC concentrations, which could make cannabidiol oil more acceptable in the medical and scientific community, the long-term effects of this oil have not been proven. In addition, more studies that prove the effects of CBD oil in a bigger number of people are needed.
Due to the effects of CBD oil in the body, its use can have health benefits and even be considered for the treatment of some diseases, such as:
It was also verified that cannabidiol can interfere in the activity of an enzyme produced by the liver, cytochrome P450, which is responsible for deactivating some medications and toxins. In that way, CBD can affect the side effects of some medications, as well as decrease the ability of the liver in decomposing and eliminating toxins, which can increase the risk of liver toxicity.