When most people smoke cannabis, its effects are felt a few minutes later thanks to the psychoactive ingredient, THC. Yet, to feel the non-psychoactive substance in cannabis, specifically cannabidiol or CBD, a person may need to take several doses. Therefore, you may be wondering: what is the most effective and quickest way to reap the natural benefits of CBD oil?
Before answering this question, it is important to recognize that each person is different. Everyone’s biology is different, making it difficult to pinpoint exactly how each person can get CBD oil to work quickly. How you take CBD oil, your age, health, genetic makeup, metabolism, and tolerance can all have an influence on how quickly your body responds to CBD oil.
However, science has found several ways that CBD oil typically works faster in most people. Check them out below.
1.) Get It Into Your Bloodstream
The fastest way to feel the effects of CBD oil is to get it into your bloodstream. When CBD oil enters the bloodstream, it begins working with the endocannabinoid system nearly immediately. This is the simplest explanation for getting CBD oil to work faster. However, it is important to understand the different ways to administer CBD oil so it efficiently enters the bloodstream.
2.) Consume CBD Oil with Fatty Acids
Although the results of consuming CBD oil orally may take a little longer than other methods, its effects tend to last longer. However, one way you can maximize the effectiveness and absorption of CBD oil is to take it with fatty acids. The fatty acids are a binding agent for cannabinoids such as CBD. So, when you take CBD edibles with fatty acids, the concentration of CBD remains intact, and the liver metabolizes it much quicker than taking the substance on an empty stomach.
Some foods high in fatty acids include:
- Coconut oil
- Olive oil
- Soybean oil
- Sesame oil
3.) Bypass the Digestive System Through Inhalation
The biggest factor in getting CBD oil to work faster is to get it into the bloodstream as quickly as possible. One way to do this is to bypass the digestive system. You can bypass the digestive system in a number of ways, but the quickest way to do this is to inhale the substance.
When you inhale something, the body ingests it through the lungs. When blood cells come to get oxygen from the lungs, CBDs are also transferred into the bloodstream and then to the endocannabinoid system.
Thus, when you inhale CBDs (via oil, dab or dry), you will feel the effects much quicker than using other methods. This is because of the way that the lungs work. These large organs have millions of little alveoli that are surrounded by tiny blood vessels. When inhaled, the cannabinoids pass from the alveoli into these vessels, thus entering the bloodstream and then your central nervous system.
4.) Hold Under Tongue for Full 90 Seconds
If you take CBD oil sublingually, it is important that you do not swallow it immediately. Instead, hold the tincture under your tongue for a full 90 seconds. During this time, mucous membranes under the tongue absorb the active ingredient and bypass the digestive system. Thanks to these amazing receptors in the mouth, this is the second fastest way to get CBD oil into the bloodstream.
5.) Take Water Soluble CBD Oil
When ingesting CBD oil, many people may think that it takes longer for the CBD to work. In reality, your body may just be absorbing less of the actual CBD. This is because when you ingest CBD, it goes through a “first pass metabolism,” which is where the CBD is broken down even further before it goes to the liver. This breakdown process may prevent you from getting many CBD oil benefits.
To combat this issue, scientists have discovered that making CBD into a water-soluble form, instead of oil soluble, will overcome “first pass metabolism.” The water-soluble CBD oil makes digesting the CBD easier and prevents the first pass from happening, allowing your body to reap more benefits.
6.) Take CBD Oil Daily
CBD oil is a cannabinoid that the human body needs each and every day to keep the endocannabinoid system functioning properly. So, let’s face it: taking CBD oil once a week and expecting miracles is not going to work.
On the other hand, as you continue to take CBD oil, your body begins using it more effectively. This means that the more you take it, the body will respond more quickly, regardless of how you take it. Your body will get used to the supplement and learn how to best use it to benefit overall wellness. In addition, CBD will build up to an optimal level and continue giving you the desired effects without wearing off.
7.) Make Sure the Product is Legit
There are many CBD products now available for purchase. Unfortunately, you may never feel the effects of some of these. This is because CBD must be extracted from cannabis in a specific way in order to give your endocannabinoid system a CBD form it can integrate. It is important to do your research and choose a full spectrum CBD Oil tincture that meets the following guidelines:
- The CBD oil is 100% organic.
- It is GMP certified.
- The cannabis is grown organically.
- Soil care has low levels of pollution.
- The oil is free of solvent residues.
- CBD is third-party lab tested.
- The manufacturer is 100% transparent.
- The supplier also collaborates with scientists and encourages research.
Has CBD oil worked for you? Have you noticed a change when employing one of these suggestions? Share your testimonials in the comments below!
About the Author
Zack is the founder and CEO of Nuvelio Naturals. A professional traveler, digital nomad and software engineer, he’s passionate about helping others through CBD awareness.
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