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When’s the best time to take CBD

Best time to take CBD

If you’re just starting out on CBD, you’ll want to know when it is most effective to take. Unfortunately there is no direct or exact answer to this because CBD is used for various reasons and affects everyone differently. Someone who takes it to get a kick in the morning will have a very different experience to someone who uses it to unwind in the evenings. Put simply, there is no best time to take it that applies to everyone.

The vast majority of individuals take CBD twice a day, once in the morning and again in the evening, sometimes just before sleep. Others take it three times a day by adding a dose at midday. But this doesn't necessarily mean you can or should do the same, as your own bodily conditions and what you intend to get from your CBD experience could dictate a very different dosing routine. So, what is the best time to take CBD oil for you? Read on to find out all we know.

DEVELOP YOUR OWN SCHEDULE

To determine what schedule is best for your CBD intake, you’ll have to experiment on your own. As a distinct individual with your own bodily requirements your perfect dose will differ in both size, medium and timing to any other person’s. CBD has different effects because each person has a unique endocannabinoid system. You may take your CBD through a topical treatment, a sublingual oil or a slowly-releasing edible, as each of these methods will have a different impact on your CBD experience.

Regardless of your needs, you will start your experimentation by taking CBD in that way that seems most preferable to you. If you want CBD to be part of a relaxation routine, you might want to use it in the evenings when taking a rest. If you want it as part of an energising experience, then taking it in the mornings (and maybe midday) could be best for you. If you are using it as more of a responsive experience, hoping to feel the effects soon after you take it, then simply dosing as-and-when you feel you need to could be your best way forwards. This approach, whilst perhaps more satisfying by giving you an immediate response, does require you to pay more attention to how much you’ve taken in a single day. Whatever you decide to settle with you should never exceed the FSA recommended limit of 70mg of CBD per-day.

WAYS OF TAKING CBD OIL

If you’re dead-set on CBD oil as the method for you, then it’s time to consider the way you want to take it. How you take your CBD oil will play a role in the frequency of your doses and their size. All of this will inform your understanding of when exactly the best time to dose your CBD is.

A sublingual oil, also known as an oil tincture, is one of the fastest acting methods available. These often provide an effect within 20 minutes as they enter the bloodstream through capillaries under the tongue, bypassing the digestive system and directly interacting with the endocannabinoid receptors found throughout your body. Many people will use a sublingual oil in the evenings or just before bed, working these fast-effects into their evening routine, but they can just as effectively be used in the morning and over the course of the day.

SIZE OF DOSE

As we have said the size of your dose will vary depending on a range of factors, with everything from your body type to the way you take CBD oil effecting your dose size. Some people prefer just two or three large doses throughout the day, whilst others prefer to micro-dose at frequent set times. If you’re brand new to the world of CBD, odds are you’ll be wondering about the perfect dosage size of CBD oil as well as the best time to take CBD oil.

There is no set measurement of how much CBD oil is right for any one person, nor is there any scale to indicate the right amount for you. Just like the timing, this will be a case of experimentation and trial. When figuring out the right amount for you start small, with minor doses taken in your preferred way. Give each dose the right amount of time to kick-in and keep careful note of how each dose makes you feel. This will take a little bit of time and may come with some disappointment, as you find that certain doses are simply ineffective, but it is without a doubt the best way to find that perfect amount for you.

It goes without saying, but it is also important to note the strength of the CBD oil you are taking. Stronger oils will require less of the product to deliver the same CBD hit, so keep this in mind when portioning your doses. 

As you figure out the perfect size of your dose, the frequency will come hand-in-hand. Your experiments will help you figure out exactly how you react to CBD and which times of the day are best for you. Remember, whatever frequency or dosage size you find to be perfect, do not exceed the FSA recommended limit of 70mg per-day. With our oil it’s about 9 drops per day.

CONSISTENCY IS KEY

As mentioned earlier, everybody reacts to CBD differently. The best practice is always to find an effective schedule to dose your CBD oil and stick to it, remaining as consistent as possible. This will let you enjoy the full benefits of CBD in the most consistently effective way. Plenty of new CBD users make the mistake of trying it once or twice and then giving up because they didn't feel it worked well enough. Although it can be difficult to keep this in perspective, but it’s like starting an exercise routine and giving up after one week because you haven’t noticed an immediate difference.

The routine intaking of CBD oil gives your body a chance to react optimally to this supplement. If you already take other supplements like multivitamins, try adding your CBD to this daily dose to ensure you don't miss one. Setting an alarm could also be helpful. If you are taking a prescription medicine, you should ways check with a doctor before taking any CBD product including CBD oils. It should also be noted that you should never take CBD if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or under the age of 18. Always consult your Doctor if you are taking medication first.

FINAL THOUGHTS

As we’ve explored above, there is no best time to take CBD oil that applies to everyone. We all react to CBD in incrementally different ways, so finding the perfect dose will be a matter of exploration. Start it small and work your way up, trying different amounts and timings until you find that ideal balance for your unique situation. Once you do, be sure to stick to it to get the most from your CBD experience.

CBD can be a great part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle, but without a proper understanding of how it works it can lose its impact. CBD is always a unique experience, something that will need to be tailored and adjusted to fit you in the best possible way, and that unfortunately means a bit of trial-and-error. In the end your CBD journey should be an enjoyable one focused around your wellbeing, so don’t be afraid to try new things and enjoy the wide range of experiences the CBD world has to offer.