CBD will last in your body for about 10 hours before your amazing physiology will break it down and recycle its basic chemical building blocks. That is why, if you are suffering from inflammation, you will need to take CBD at least twice each day.
How fast the CBD will work and how fast you will feel the effects are two different questions with different answers. Let me explain. The CBD works within seconds of entering your blood. It binds to special receptors on the surface of cells in your brain and cells of your immune system throughout your body. Within a fraction of a second, a message is sent to the nucleus of the cell, and the cells starts making anti-inflammatory signaling molecules that calm down inflammation in your body.
So, as you can see, CBD works almost instantly in your body. The more CBD your body absorbs, the more anti-inflammatory molecules your body will make.
The network of cells that have receptors for CBD is called the Endo-Cannabinoid system. It is your body’s most important defense against over inflammation.
The speed at which a person feels the effects of CBD depends on: The extent of inflammation, the kind of inflammation, the locations of the inflammation, the source or cause of the inflammation…. And finally, how responsive your own physiology is.
Remember, the CBD does not work directly on inflammation, it turns on your body’s own anti-inflammatory machinery to make anti-inflammatory molecules.
In general, if someone is suffering from brain inflammation that is causing anxiety, PTSD, ADD and things such as brain fog, they are likely to begin experiencing the effects of CBD within 2 to 3 minutes. (over excitation of the brain’s Glutamate system). Often the effects are dramatic, producing a feeling of wellbeing and a clarity of mind that are truly amazing.
People with severe brain fog, mental fatigue, poor focus and loss of memory often require 2-3 weeks before the magic of CBD activating your natural endo-cannabinoid system will heal these symptoms.
People with symptoms associated with inflammation of the immune system, such as auto-immune conditions such chronic pain like fibro-myalgia my also require 2-4 weeks to experience the healing effects of CBD.
The bottom line is this: Every human has the endo-cannabinoid system to combat inflammation. Therefore, we all need CBD to activate the system. So, no matter how fast or slow your physiology responds to good quality CBD, stick with it. You need it. Your health and wellbeing is dependent on controlling over inflammation in your body.
If you are using a high quality liposomal CBD oil, that has high bioavailability, putting it under your tongue (sublingual) will cause the CBD to enter your blood within seconds. As you continue to hold the oil under your tongue, the amount of the CBD entering your blood increases with each second. Eventually after a minute or two, most people swallow the oil, and the CBD will continue to be absorbed through your intestines for the next 60 to 90 minutes.
One of the challenges of CBD is that in its natural state as an Oil (hemp oil) only a small percentage (6-10%) is absorbed into your blood through your intestines. That means that you are wasting 90% of your money on typical CBD oil. To make it more absorbable, CBD must be made into a liposomal formulation, wherein the CBD is encapsulated in tiny lipid bubbles called liposomes. This is not so easy to do, and only a few manufacturers have the technology to do this.
Even more difficult is to make the liposomes small enough to easily penetrate through the lining of our mouths and into the blood stream. Only the best and highest quality formulations can do this. Unfortunately, many manufacturers falsely claim that their liposomes are small enough to accomplish this, but they don’t. Therefore, it is important that you chose only CBD whose liposome size has been scientifically verified, and whose “bioavailability” or “absorbability” has been clinically tested.