For thousands of years the use of CBD has been prevalent; our ancestors used it to treat several body pains, inflammations, and diseases in general. It was only later that it was declared illegal. However, now in most parts of the world, CBD is being accepted because of its medicinal properties. Several types of research and studies are underway to understand the potential that marijuana’s CBD holds and utilize it for the betterment of health in the most natural way possible. Agreed that very little research is available to jump on the CBD bandwagon, but we can find many looking forward to trying CBD in its various forms and reaping some serious health benefits from it.
If you’re someone who has just started to try CBD products, maybe it is to get rid of those migraines or just get rid of the anxiety, you must be having innumerable questions on your mind—most of them concerning the side effects, the correct amount of dosage, etc. The biggest question of all is as to how much CBD will remain in your body after consumption and for how long, isn’t it? Now, regardless of whether you’ve just begun using CBD products or you’ve been using them for a long time, you’ll always have this question in mind. Here’s a quick take on understanding more about this, read on.
So, For How Long Does CBD Stay In Your Body?
Let’s be honest and tell you that we don’t know it all. We are still in a lookout for more definitive research to zero in on how much time does it take for the CBD to say goodbye to your body. But let’s take you through what we know so far.
The most important thing to note here is that CBD won’t be in our body system for longer than seven days since its last administration into our body—of course, unless you’re a regular user of it. One needs to understand that this also depends on how you administer CBD in your system, the results vary depending on this.
You see, once ingested, it will normally take 20-30 minutes for CBD to start showing results. And how long it would remain in our system depends on various factors like:
- The serving size
- The method of administration of CBD oil. For example, through vaping, tinctures or oil, edibles, etc.
- Whether you’ve consumed food before taking it
- It also depends on your weight
Let’s take a look at some other variables in detail:
Amount Of Usage: This one is very simple—the higher is your CBD dosage, the longer CBD will remain in your body.
How Often It Is Taken: The frequency also has a role to play to understand how long it would be staying in our system. If you use it regularly, CBD will only keep building up in your system. This is why people often prefer using it for a week straight to understand if your body is compatible with CBD and its products. If you have been using it occasionally, then it will get cleared from the system sooner.
Depends On Your Body: You already know that each one of us has a different body type and this is why CBD’s effects vary from one body type to another. Your metabolism, water content, and even your body mass index are few of the factors that will influence the time CBD stays in one’s body.
Depends On What You Consume Everyday: What you are eating, how much you’re eating, and when you’re eating matters. Now, for example, when you consume CBD on an empty stomach, CBD tends to get metabolized and it also gets eliminated at a faster rate from your body when compared to when you take it after your meals.
Does It Show When One Undergoes A Drug Test?
Typically CBD is most likely not to show up if you undergo a drug test, but if your CBD product contains the slightest hint of THC, then it will show up. Most of the CBD products are known to contain slight traces of THC. If this worries you then be mindful about the type of CBD product you would choose, here’s a quick breakdown regarding the same:
- Full-Spectrum CBD: The extracts of this CBD contain only natural compounds that are derived from the plant, including the THC compound.
- Broad-Spectrum CBD: This is similar to full-spectrum. However, the only difference is that this broad-spectrum CBD undergoes a process to eliminate THC from it.
- Isolate CBD: This product contains only CBD and no THC at all.
What Is Half-Life?
The term “Half-life” of a drug means the elimination o half-life of the drug and it is a measurement to determine the time (50%) of the drug takes right from its effects to the time it takes to leave the body. Here’s how it works:
- When you take 10mg of CBD, it reaches the peak after half an hour from its consumption
- There’s just 5mg of CBD remaining in the body after the first half-life which is 3 hours
- 5 mg of CBD remains after the second half-life which is 6 hours
- 25 mg of CBD remains after the third half-life which is 9 hours
- 62 mg of CBD remains after the fourth half-life which is 12 hours
Calculation of half-life also depends on the administration mode and the amount of CBD taken. If you smoke CBD, it can last up to 31 hours. When you take CBD orally, the half-life increases from 2 to 5 days.
The bottom line to make note of here is that if you use it just once, then the CBD can leave your body within a day. But if you have been using CBD regularly, then you might have to wait for a week or even more for the CBD to eliminate from your body completely. Therefore, choose the type of CBD product, the amount of dosage, and the frequency of dosage wisely.