If you take a capsule and swallow it, it has to go through your digestive tract. It has to be processed through your liver before it enters the bloodstream. That’s going to be about an hour to an hour and a half.
If you take an oil under your tongue, it gets into the body much faster. That time might shorten to 15 20, 30 minutes.
If you have just some mild anxiety, some mild tension, maybe you are just upset from work all day long, and you want to take a dose, that’s fine, you take a dose and you should feel some relief. If you have a more serious illness or a condition that you deal with every day on a regular basis, that’s not something that CBD is going to fix in an instant.
You have to start out with a plan, you have to take it on a regular basis. It is best to take it at about the same time every day because your body gets used to it. So you take it every day and you go for maybe a week. And if you don’t feel a difference, you don’t feel an improvement, you might want to increase your dose but don’t do it fast and don’t do it irresponsibly because maybe it might make you too sleepy and you might decide with this isn’t working, so I don’t want it. So, have a plan, start with your CBD, increase it slowly, maybe a little bit every week until you finally get the reaction that you’re looking for.
Those that are older, their livers, and kidneys, and bodies have had been through more over the years than a younger person, so they may see some differences in how fast, you feel the effects.
A lot of times people have fast metabolisms and there are slow metabolizers. So if you’re one of those folks blessed with a fast metabolism then you may metabolize it quickly and you may have to dose it several times a day.
If you’re serious about taking it for a condition that bothers you every day, you have to be patient and you have to be observant and you have to engage with the CBD. You need to pay attention to your dose, pay attention to when you’re taking it. You may want to take it with food, you may want to take it after a high-fat meal. There are all kinds of different ways that you can take this. So be prepared to participate in your own health care when you’re working with CBD.