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When is the best time to take CBD oil?

When is the best time to take CBD oil?

There are lots of medications and supplements that must be taken at a certain time of day in order to provide optimal benefit from their effects. This has many users wondering: when is the best time to take CBD oil?

How CBD oil works

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the main compounds in the cannabis sativa plant. It’s a safe, non-addictive substance with numerous therapeutic benefits for the mind and body. 

CBD is made up of more than a hundred phytocannabinoids, which are similar to the cannabinoids our own bodies produce. CBD works by interacting with our endocannabinoid system (the ECS), which plays an important role in regulating many of the processes that keep your body functioning every day: blood pressure, mood, energy production, immune function, metabolism, appetite, pain management, and more. 

By mimicking the cannabinoids in your own body, CBD ‘tricks your ECS into providing relief from pain, inflammation, anxiety, stress, and other problems.

Best of all, CBD won’t make you feel high or intoxicated like THC (the other well-known cannabinoid) does. This is because CBD and THC have different effects on our endocannabinoid receptors.

When to take CBD oil

The best time of day to take CBD oil really comes down to your own personal needs and preferences—and what you’re looking to treat. For example, if you’re taking CBD for issues such as low mood, anxiety, appetite, or pain, you’ll probably want to take it earlier in the day than you would to manage insomnia.

It’s important to realize that CBD affects everyone differently. You’ll need to figure out how your own body responds to CBD and how that will play a part in your daily routine. You should also consider the benefits you’re after, how much CBD you need, the form you’re using, and a variety of other factors.

If you’re a newbie and not sure what time of day to take CBD oil, it’s a good idea to think about a suitable time you can experiment. Remember: individual experiences will vary, so only you can know what’s right for you. 

Different strains of hemp can also have an impact on how you feel, so be sure to research the typical effects of the strain you’re taking. Similarly, the type of product you’re taking will play a part. For example, vaping CBD will affect you much more quickly than a CBD brownie. 

Taking CBD oil morning or night

Morning. If you’re taking CBD in the morning, it’s usually advisable to take a slightly slower dose than you would at night—at least until you find the right dose for you. CBD helps you relax, and some people report that taking a larger dose in the morning can lead to drowsiness. Small doses can be energizing and uplifting, it all depends on how your body responds.

Afternoon. If your energy levels start to drop off in the afternoon, especially around the “3pm slump,” a dose of CBD may help.

Night. Many people use CBD at night to help them sleep, as it induces a feeling of calm and relaxation. Try taking it about 30 minutes before going to bed and it may help you doze off more easily. 

How to find the right time for you

Experimenting is the best way to figure out when to take CBD. Do this over several days or weeks to see what works for you, noting how the different times make you feel. Some people prefer to take CBD at the end of the day to help them wind down before bedtime. This is also good for promoting a more restful sleep. Others say they like to take CBD in the morning to help boost their energy levels.These varying effects may not only be related to the time they take their CBD, but also the dose, their body composition, the form of the CBD, and even the strain of the hemp. 

This may seem confusing if you’re new to CBD. Essentially, it all comes down to your unique body chemistry. The way your own endocannabinoid system responds to CBD may be completely different from how your friend responds to it. It also depends on your own level of tolerance and reaction. Some people will require only a single dose of CBD at night to help them sleep, while others may find that keeping CBD in their system throughout the day is more effective for their sleep at night. 

Listen to your body. You’ll eventually learn how CBD interacts with your system, which will allow you to figure out the schedule that suits you. 

Start with the smallest possible dose and build up as you need. You can also try splitting doses throughout the day: take half a dose in the morning and the other half in the evening. This will help spread the effects throughout the day and will also allow you to experience the effects at different times in your routine. 

Another important thing to bear in mind is that the effects of CBD tend to have a bell curve. This simply means that as you increase your dosage, the effects will also increase—but only up to your maximum saturation point. After that point, it’s best to just wait until you need to ‘refuel’ again

Plan the timing of your CBD intake around when you need relief and you’ll get the optimum benefit from your product! 

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