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According to news provided by in November 2018, the CBD industry has continued to experience tremendous growth in application, popularity, and in the number of people who are using CBD Oil products as a remedy for one ailment or the other. With the dawn of each day, thousands and millions of people are becoming more aware of the health benefits of CBD and why it is gaining the upper hand for various health conditions. 

Despite the fact that CBD doesn’t make people high, people are becoming more curious about why people love CBD and its widespread benefits. These questions are necessary for them to gain knowledge of the maximum benefit that can be derived from using these products or whether it has negative side effects or not. 

One such question is how long it takes for CBD oil to start to work in the body system. Related to that question is how much to take. A final question is how long the effects of CBD last in the body system. 

Why CBD Oil works

Such questions are asked because CBD oil is actually working. The reason why there is massive interest in how it works means it works. CBD oil and related products work because it contains elements and content that help to improve the system without any negative effects. 

The CBD nutrients help to improve the level of the endocannabinoid in the body. The nutrients are distributed to the body through the endocannabinoid system and their receptors work together with the receptors of the body to the benefit of the body. 

Closely related to cannabinoid is THC which contains similar elements but have psychoactive and euphoric effects. Cannabinoid works because it contains the same elements as THC without the psychoactive and the euphoric effects. 

CBD is maximum gain at minimum cost to the health (physical, mental and emotional).

What CBD Oil Works for

A detailed article on this blog throws more light on why CBD helps humans in remedying a number of ailments. Some of these diseases include anxiety, stress, body pain, insomnia, skin irritation, high blood pressure, and even more chronic diseases like Parkinson's, cancer, heart disease, and arthritis. 

The therapeutic effects of CBD oil have been one major cause of interest in the product and the massive growth of the industry.

How long it take for CBD to Work

Now back to the questions at the onset. How long does it take before those who suffer from these symptoms feel the effect of CBD oil? 

In essence, what we are asking is how long does it take for the body to absorb CBD oil and related products and begin to fight the diseases of the sufferer? 

In Popsugar’s interview with Josh Kaplan, a neuroscientist and cannabis expert, it was revealed that CBD starts working a few minutes after it’s being administered sublingually. The rate of absorption of CBD into the body stream will determine how soon the effects of the CBD oil will be felt in the body. 

However, the rate of absorption depends on many various factors. There is no one size fits all delineation by which we can decide the rate of absorption. Some of these factors relate to the CBD product itself, some factors relate to the uniqueness of the person taking the CBD, some relate to the nature of the symptoms while other factors relate to the methods of ingesting the CBD.

The Factors that determine the length of absorption

As stated above, there are many factors that will determine how long before the effects of CBD oil in its various forms begin to manifest. 

We will take a look at those factors in turn. 

Factor #1: The Method of taking the CBD oil

There are different methods of taking CBD oil. Each of the methods has a varied absorption rate. That is, the method used is an important factor that will determine how long it takes before you begin to feel the effect of CBD oil. The popular methods and the rate of absorption are explained below. 

The Sublingual Method

The sublingual method is when CBD oil is used as a drop. The oil is dropped directly under the tongue where it is ingested through the mucous membrane or inside a drink. 

With the sublingual method, CBD oil can be absorbed into the body in 20-40 minutes. 


Other people prefer to take CBD oil as food edibles. These can be supplements that are mixed together with food or gel tablets that can be taken directly like medicine. 

This method is often preferred by those who don’t want the direct taste of CBD oil. 

The absorption rate even with this method depends. For example, if taken on an empty stomach, absorption can occur within 20 minutes. On the other hand, if it is not taken on an empty stomach, it might take anywhere between an hour and 2 hours depending on other factors like the person’s digestive system. 

Topical Method 

The topical method often involves the external application of CBD oil as lotions, balm, creams, and body ointments. 

The topical method is preferred for certain types of diseases because of its effects. 

With the topical method, absorption is very slow and can take between 1-2 hours before the effect is felt. 

Factor #2: CBD Type and quality

The type of CBD and the quality of CBD that is used also determine the rate of absorption. 


CBD differs in size. Smaller CBD particles have a faster rate of absorption compared to larger CBD particles. 

Also, CBD oil with a high concentration of cannabinoids will have a faster absorption rate than the one with a low concentration. 


The quality of the CBD will also affect the bioavailability rate. 

The difference in quality can be affected by factors like the extraction method, the company making the product, the presence or absence of third-party testing, and where the hemp is grown, among others. 

CBD that is extracted without chemicals, grown in certified farms with third-party testing by reputable companies will be of greater quality than the one extracted with chemicals in non-certified farms, with no third party testing and a company that is just in it for the money. 

Better quality CBD means a faster absorption rate and the effects will manifest quicker than lower quality CBD.

Factor #3: Body Type

There are also differences in body type which will affect the rate of absorption and digestion as the case may be. 

Body type includes differences in body weight and body metabolism. 

Body metabolism

The metabolic rate of a person will determine how fast or slow CBD oil in its different forms will be absorbed. 

A person with a high metabolic rate will experience faster absorption compared to a person with a low metabolic rate.


People with bigger body weights will tend to have a longer absorption rate (other factors held constant) while people with smaller weights will tend to have a lower absorption rate.

What about the Amount?

Another question that relates to absorption rate is the question amount taken. How much should I take since CBD products are not sold with any defined unit guideline?

One related question is how long the effects of CBD oil last in the body stream after it has been absorbed into the body?

Like the rate of absorption, this also varies based on the method of ingestion. Basically, the following timeframe applies to the different methods: 

Earth E CBD to the rescue again

One of the keys to high absorbability is the type and quality of the CBD that is produced. 

It is for this reason that EarthE CBD comes to the rescue again. At EarthE CBD, we ensure that every CBD oil and related product we make are produced with the highest standards of quality and industry best practices. 

We value your health and we are dedicated to producing the best CBD products so that you can enjoy the best of health with high-quality products. 


The CBD industry will continue to expand and grow. Questions about how its functions will continue to be asked as more people get in the queue. 

CBD absorption rate depends on many factors like the type and quality of the CBD oil, the method of absorption, and body type. The amount to be used also varies based on body type, the nature of the disease treated, and the method of ingestion. 

In the same manner, the length of time that the absorbed CBD oil last in the body stream will also depend on the method of ingestion. 

Get quality CBD products from EarthE CBD and follow the necessary guidelines to get the maximum effect from CBD oil. Your health is your best investment! 

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