How to Make CBD Oil Effects Last Longer
Cannabidiol (CBD), one of almost 200 cannabinoids found in marijuana, may be an effective treatment for various conditions. Unlike delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is not psychoactive. CBD interacts with your endocannabinoid system (ECS), a vital, complex cell-signaling system responsible for maintaining bodily homeostasis.
There has been a growing interest in CBD oil. Consumers are interested in increasing the length of their effects without having to re-dose. There are some anecdotal methods for increasing the longevity of the effects, such as consuming mangoes. However, methods with scientific proof of influencing the longevity of CBD oil effects include dose, method of administration, and your metabolism.
Consuming a larger dose of CBD would result in more prolonged-lasting effects, but with more intense effects. Essentially, the more you consume, the longer you will feel the effects of CBD oil. This is not recommended if you are new to consuming CBD oil.
Method of administration
The method of administration refers to how CBD is consumed. The amount of CBD absorbing into your bloodstream depends on the following methods:
Vaping: If you inhale CBD thorough vaping or smoking, you will start to feel the effects almost immediately, and they will last for approximately 2-3 hours, though they can linger for up to 8 hours. Vaping is the most efficient method of getting CBD into your bloodstream, but it has the shortest duration of effects.
Tinctures: If you swallow CBD through tinctures, you will feel effects after 15-30 minutes, and they will last for 4-6 hours. In this method of administration, the CBD is absorbed through the vessels and capillaries under the tongue.
Gummies: Consuming CBD through gummies or soft gels will allow you to feel the effects after approximately two hours, and the effects will last for 6-8 hours, though they can last up to 24 hours. CBD takes longer to absorb into your bloodstream as it is first broken down by the stomach, intestines, and liver.
There are additional factors that influence how long CBD effects last, such as your metabolism, whether you have eaten and your tolerance. The ratio of the dose to the individual’s body weight will also impact the length of CBD effects.
There is anecdotal evidence of alcohol extending your effects, but this is not recommended as you may experience unpleasant side effects such as nausea, dizziness, impairment, and vomiting.
Cannabis affects each person differently. If you are new to consuming CBD oil, it is recommended to start at a low dose to test your tolerance and longevity of effects. It is also important to wait at least 2 hours before redosing, especially if you are consuming CBD oil through edibles.
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