How Long Do CBD Softgels Take to Work?
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Ever thought about taking CBD softgels? If so, you might be wondering the different routes that each form of CBD takes through your body and how long it will take to interact with your endocannabinoid system. Also, how much do you need to take in order for it to be effective?
The answers to these questions are not always easy to find; after all, everyone is unique. However, there are some tips you should keep in mind while exploring adding CBD to your routine.
What are CBD softgels?
CBD softgels embody hemp extract, which includes CBD that exists in nature as well as terpenes, flavonoids, polyphenols, and sterols. Just like our CBD softgels, they can also be formulated with other oils and extracts that help your body maintain balance.
Our CBD SoftGel capsules, available in Isolate and Full Spectrum, are made with the finest quality CBD, extracted from hemp grown and manufactured in the USA. Our SoftGels are lab tested for quality and purity. We have 3 amazing options and know that one will be right for you!
What is the suggested amount of CBD?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to how much CBD you should take, but we at Floyd’s of Leadville recommend starting with a small amount. Pay attention to how you feel after taking it. Do you notice any differences? If so, what are they?
Just as importantly, what are you not feeling? After a week or two of taking CBD and observing your body and mind’s response, you might want to gradually increase the amount you’re consuming by a few milligrams. Always follow the directions on the packaging before using any CBD product.
How long do CBD softgels take to work?
CBD softgels work differently for everyone, depending on your metabolism, weight, and whether you’ve recently eaten. It typically takes one to two hours before you feel the effects of CBD. The capsule will travel through your digestive system and enter the bloodstream, after which it will circulate throughout your body. Even when CBD does produce noticeable effects, they are often quite subtle. Depending on your reasons for taking CBD, you might not recognize a change right away.
Another significant point is that CBD builds up in the body over time. So, if you want to be successful with your product long-term, it’s important to take your daily suggested amount. It is essential to stay on top of a daily schedule and consistently take the same amount of CBD every day so that it can build up in the body and work effectively.
How does CBD interact with the body and brain?
If you want to understand how much CBD is right for you, it’s important to first understand how CBD works with the brain and body. More specifically, cannabinoids interact with the endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS), which helps maintain homeostasis in your body.
Most vertebrates have an endocannabinoid system, which is a series of receptors spread throughout the brain and body. So far, humans have identified two types of receptors: CB1 and CB2. These receptors are oftentimes found clustering in the central nervous system and the immune system. Cannabidiol (CBD) is known to work with naturally occurring cannabinoids in the body, like anandamide, to maintain balance within the body. Furthermore, CBD might influence dopamine receptors which thereby play a role in human motivation and cognition.
Phytocannabinoids, cannabinoids found in plants and particularly hemp, resemble endogenous cannabinoids enough that they are able to fit with the receptors of the endocannabinoid system. This means that CBD and other cannabinoids can help maintain a state of homeostasis.
Other CBD products and methods of taking CBD
Though CBD capsules are a convenient and easy method to ingest your daily dose of CBD, there are many other types of CBD products on the market. The following is a more in-depth look at some of the most popular options you have when searching for a product that best suits your needs:
- CBD topicals: Topicals are items like gels, sports creams, and CBD-infused moisturizers that are applied directly to your skin. Topicals aren’t ingested orally like other methods; instead, they’re applied directly to a localized area. This means that the CBD doesn’t have to make its way through your digestive system.
- CBD edibles: CBD can be infused into many edible products such as food, drinks and dietary supplements. In some cases, these items might come pre-infused with CBD. Some products make it easy to add the suggested amount of CBD to your favorite drink. Edibles are ingested orally and then broken down by the digestive system, so that the CBD is released into your body over time.
- CBD wellness products: A variety of other innovative wellness products also contain CBD. For example, you can enhance your bath time by adding one of our fizzy CBD bath bombs to your routine. These allow you to immerse yourself in the many benefits of CBD while enjoying a relaxing soak.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to CBD
Every day, we learn more about cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system. Although we cannot say for certain, it is likely that not one person has the same experience with CBD. Your recommended dosage may be different from another person’s; to know how much is right for you, tune in to your body and mind.
Start with a low dose and increase gradually as needed. If you think you might need a higher dose, you may speak with a medical professional. Remember that it takes time for cannabinoids to build up in your system; if you’re not seeing the results you want, be patient and consistent with your dosage.