Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is a non-intoxicating substance drawn from the Cannabis Sativa plant. If you are a regular user of marijuana, you have probably come across this substance.

CBD is the component of the Cannabis Sativa plant that has been found to have therapeutic benefits when taken in certain does to cure and alleviate symptoms associated with many conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, among others.

Understanding CBD and the Human body

Cannabis has little known positive benefits since its most negative aspects are publicized, not to mention the stigma attached to its use in society. As you move along, you will uncover information that will change your view on the marijuana plant. Here, we will dig deeper into how the specific CBD oil interacts with your body and how long it stays in your system, depending on your health condition and the reason for its use.

Time Factor

It is a special condition joined to cannabis that, after intoxication in the body, it stays for a maximum of five to ten hours depending on the amount ingested. The most known component that lasts in the body is THC that is responsible for massive intoxication. However, CBD lasts long in the body depending on the following factors:

  • Metabolism: metabolism is the process that happens when a substance is ingested to when it is excreted. It depends on one’s genes and body configuration because people with fast metabolism don’t store huge masses of CBD, while people with poor system function will store the substance for long until it can be detected. People in this category will most likely fail in drug tests.
  • Frequency of use: you have heard of serial smokers? Well, it is for those who light it up. Individuals who take cannabis consistently will live with CBD longer than expected. It could be via any means of ingestion, but trust me, it is not a very good thing to live with CBD coursing through your system.
  • Dosage: stressed people are most likely to use crazy amounts of cannabis in the name of finding relief. You should know that the amount taken in will establish a strong foundation for cannabinoids to last in the blood. I am not referring to any dosage option, but you should try using it in considerable amounts.
  • Means of ingestion: vapor administration takes effect immediately, while oral introduction will boot for at least ten minutes before taking effect. There is no recommended effective means of administration because it depends on you.

In a 1991 case study conducted by and published by Pharmacology Biochemistry and behavior, large doses of CBD were administered daily in 700 milligrams over six weeks. A week after the dosing ceased, only 1.5 nanograms of CBD remained in the blood. It shows the flexibility of the substance if used the right way.

The estimated half-life of CBD in the blood is 2-5 days for those who take a daily oral dose, but other forms of ingestion have an unverified life cycle.

How Long is CBD Detectable in Urine?

Any drug will always be detected in the body in any form. The best study point being the blood; it doesn’t negate factors like urine absorption and excretion. In 2016, research was conducted on participants who were required to take in high concentrations of CBD, and two hours later, they all tested positive for CBD. One participant tested negative for the substance a day later after administration. However, most drug tests, especially on sportspeople, THC test compared to CBD; therefore, solid results on CBD variations will always be wavy.

 How Long do CBD Oil Effects Last?

CBD oil in cannabis is therapeutic. At least one factor makes the cannabis plant to be vouched for in the medicinal arena. Effectiveness depends on the modes of ingestion, and as covered earlier, oral use is most common. The effects distribute rapidly and effectively, causing timely therapeutic providence. If you drink a few drops of CBD oil, you will see widespread results in a short time. However, oral ingestion is not the most effective but is convenient to people who would like to get an instant sensation of its effect.

Swallowing it will channel it through the digestive tract first and into the liver before moving to the bloodstream. Since the liver is a clean-up agent in the body, it will destroy any unwanted organisms that can be pre-existing in the system. The breakdown will also happen in the liver before forwarding to the bloodstream.

The first pass effect in the metabolism process breaks down enzymes in the oil that make solidify in the bloodstream. The liver is also responsible for reducing the effect of the oil because the breakdown becomes thorough with time after introduction to the body. It is understandable because only five percent of ingested CBD is allowed in the bloodstream.

The bottom line that settles your questions is with ingestion, and it could take nearly two hours to break down the substance and close to five hours of feeling the effects depending on your dosage and body response to the oil.

What Are the More Effective Methods of Application?

The sublingual form will fall into this category. If you take in a few drops of the oil and place it under the tongue for two to four minutes, the mucus membranes will absorb the effect directly to the bloodstream within a reasonable time. It causes more bioactivity of the oil when consumed sublingually. It is what more experienced people will not tell you about the methods of use. However, watch out for more radical side effects if used irrationally.

Inhalation will also fall into the category since the effect is transferred directly to the bloodstream. Anything that takes a short time to be in the body will always have a rapid effect on you.

Will CBD Show Up in a Drug Test?

In most cases, the test for CBD will be negative because it is a small amount that can be detected. Most employers and drug test professionals will be looking for THC other than CBD. Please do not make the mistake of undermining its presence because the more you ingest it, it will most likely register in the system.

Barbara Santini

Barbara is a freelance writer and a sex and relationships adviser at Dimepiece LA and Peaches and Screams. Barbara is involved in various educational initiatives aimed at making sex advice more accessible to everyone and breaking stigmas around sex across various cultural communities. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys trawling through vintage markets in Brick Lane, exploring new places, painting and reading.

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