We can address the benefits of CBD hemp oil, how to take it, how it’s made, how safe we make it, etc, etc. However, sooner or later, the same bottom line question always arises: how long will it take to work?
A simple question with no-so-simple answers. Each person’s body and their system is unique, no one reacts to medicines, vitamins, or supplements the same way. Many factors can contribute to this, including age, health, hereditary genetics, circulation, metabolism, tolerance, the list goes on and on.
What we can do is go over the various ways to take CBD hemp oil, which can certainly have an effect on how soon it begins to start working.
MODE OF CONSUMPTION
There are a few different ways to get our CBD hemp oil into your system. At HempMeds®, we strive to make high-quality CBD products that are also easy to use and conveniently fit into you and your family’s lifestyle. We offer tinctures and chews, liquids and oils, capsules and topicals. There are basically four ways to get these types of CBD products into your system: inhaling, sublingually, ingesting, or topically.
Vaping CBD oil is one of the easiest and fastest-acting ways to take CBD. During vaporization, CBD enters your lungs and diffuses directly into your bloodstream rather than passing through your gut and liver. This allows for nearly four times as much CBD to enter your circulation, and a faster absorption rate, for a maximum bioavailability. This means you can achieve the same beneficial effects with a much smaller amount of CBD.
CBD oil vapors will enter towards directly to your circulatory system, in which it gives the immediate response to your body. Some vape users say the feeling is from ‘instant to a few seconds.” Others report it taking anywhere from 5-30 minutes. Again, everyone’s experience varies, including such factors as how much you vape and what the concentration of the oil.
TAKING CBD SUBLINGUALLY
The second fastest way to get CBD into your system is to place it and hold it under your tongue for 60-90 seconds. This is called a sublingual application and it allows the active ingredients in our products to be absorbed by the mucus membranes in the mouth, bypassing the digestive system and metabolization by the liver and speeding up how quickly it enters the bloodstream and interacts with the endocannabinoid system.
Products like our RSHO™ pure hemp oil oral applicators, and RSHO™ MCT oil liquids lend themselves to this method of application, as they can be held easily in the mouth before being swallowed, giving the active ingredients time to be taken up by the capillaries in the mouth.
Sublingual application of CBD hemp oil has become a popular choice among HempMeds® customers for its efficiency and ease of use since our very beginning.
It’s more slower-acting, but another option at your disposal is eating CBD edible products. Ingesting CBD can take as much as thirty minutes to an hour for it to produce the desired outcome.
Our RSHO™ hemp oil liquids and CBD isolate can be mixed into a wide variety of foods and beverages, including bulletproof coffee, allowing you to create your own unique CBD-infused edibles.
The quickness of the effect is is further influenced by the amount of time that it has been since you last ate and the quantity in which you consumed it. If you are eating CBD and are looking for the most efficient results that it can produce, it is highly recommended to eat it on an empty stomach.
Another way to ingest CBD is orally in capsule form, allowing the active ingredients to pass through the digestive system and become metabolized by the liver. This is how most of us currently take our daily vitamins and supplements.
HempMeds offers various types of capsules infused with CBD hemp oil, providing 25 mg of CBD per capsule. When swished down with a mouthful of water, these hemp oil capsules represent one of the most intuitive methods for taking a CBD supplement.
Finally, some CBD hemp oil products are applied externally on the skin. These types of products are called topicals and include products like lotions and salves. When applied to the skin, the active ingredients are absorbed into the skin and interact with cells near the surface without entering the bloodstream. Absorption via skin is going to be slower and uniform and the effects are going to be long lasting.
This allows the effects from topicals to be focused where they are needed most without waiting for the cannabinoids to travel through the body. This method might take anywhere from 15 mins to 30 mins to start working, but again, will deliver smaller amounts over time. Our RSHO™ salve can be rubbed into trouble spots on the skin or massaged into muscles and joints.
CBD BENEFITS YOUR SYSTEM
There are many benefits to taking a daily serving of CBD from hemp oil products, but the most exciting among them is that a CBD oil supplement helps augment the body’s naturally occurring endocannabinoids, increasing the body’s ability to promote homeostasis within its systems.
Cannabinoids are a class of active chemical compounds produced by the cannabis plant. These cannabinoids act on cannabinoid receptors located in our cells as part of the endocannabinoid system and alter the release of neurotransmitters in the brain. The endocannabinoid system predominantly consists of two endocannabinoid receptors: CB1, located in the central nervous system, and CB2, found throughout the peripheral nervous system.
There are over 100 presently discovered cannabinoids, which are largely responsible for the effects cannabis has on the body. Common cannabinoids include tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), and cannabigerol (CBG). Cannabinoids work together with the body’s endocannabinoid system to regulate the body’s natural functions – including mood, sleep, appetite, and immune response. Once the endocannabinoid system is supplemented in this way, it is able to function more efficiently, optimizing the body’s performance each day.
However, a hemp oil supplement offers more than just cannabinoids like CBD. Hemp oil also provides the body with a number of essential nutrients, like vitamins and minerals, omega fatty acids, proteins, flavonoids, and terpenes. Adding these nutrients, which are often missing from our modern diets, to your day is just one more reason to add a hemp oil supplement to your diet.
IT’S CBD TIME
Whether you get your daily serving of CBD from inhaling, sublingually, ingesting, or you use a topical or some combination of those, you’re on the path to wellness and health. Once you experiment with serving sizes and the mode of consumption, you’ll find a way that works for you.