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When Do CBD Gummies Kick in and How Long Will They Last

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CBD Gummies: How Long Do The Effects Last?

Any Google search for “CBD gummies” is likely to throw up an incredible number of options. The problem is that the cannabidiol industry remains poorly regulated. As such, much of the information you see online is error-strewn, with plenty of platforms publishing flat-out incorrect data.

One of the biggest points of contention relates to how long it takes to feel the effects of CBD gummies. Another issue is determining the duration of these effects. This article investigates both issues, and I can tell you right away that anyone who says CBD gummies definitively last for X amount of time after taking Y minutes to have an impact is completely wrong!

CBD Gummies Impact and Duration Times: There Is No Clear Answer

Asking about the onset and duration times for CBD gummies’ effects is akin to asking how long a piece of string is! Research shows us that the half-life of cannabidiol is between an hour and five days!

In case you’re wondering, “half-life” is the term used to describe how long the body takes to eliminate 50% of a substance. Generally speaking, your body should eliminate a drug within four or five half-lives. After all, 50% leaves after one half-life, 75% after two, 87.5% after three, and around 93.75% is gone after the fourth half-life.

Since CBD’s half-life varies so much, it means the cannabinoid could remain in your system for anywhere between hours and weeks! Generally speaking, chronic oral consumption of the cannabinoid will likely increase the half-life to between two and five days. CBD gummies are one of the most popular orally consumed products.

Why is there such a deviation between the shortest and longest half-life figures? Let’s find out! First, though, let’s analyse the factors that influence onset time.

Here’s What Impacts How Long It Takes to Feel the Effects of CBD Gummies

Your body weight and metabolism dictate how long it takes for the effects of CBD gummies to become known. Since your metabolism and body weight are likely different from those of the person beside you, it’s unwise to assume you’ll have the same experience.

If you have a ‘quicker’ metabolism, you should experience the effects more quickly. This is great news for anyone using CBD gummies for sleep as it means they’re likely to get some shuteye sooner than a person with a ‘slower’ metabolism.

Meanwhile, the more you weigh, the longer it takes for CBD to have an effect. Indeed, you’ll probably need to consume a larger amount to experience similar effects to a lighter person.

There are other factors at play, but many of them also affect how long the effects last, which I am about to investigate.

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CBD Gummies: What Impacts Duration of Effects?

Here are just two of the variables that impact how long cannabidiol remains in the system.

Dosage and Frequency of Use

In simple terms, the higher the dose, the longer the cannabinoid remains in your system. So, if you elect to create homemade CBD gummies, please ensure you include enough CBD isolate in your “recipe.” That being said, top brands like Premium Jane ensure there is ample high-quality cannabidiol in every piece.

It should be obvious, but the frequency of usage also plays a major role in determining how long CBD remains in your system. This is also why you should use CBD regularly for about a fortnight to see how it affects you.

Empty or Full Stomach

CBD will absorb more slowly if there’s already food in your stomach. So, if you want CBD gummies to work a little quicker, use one on an empty stomach. With less interference from the digestive process, you should experience a faster onset of effects. Also, the body will eliminate the CBD more slowly when you’re in a fed state instead of a fasted one.

Last Words on CBD Gummies: Onset and Duration of Effects

There is no hard and fast time frame I can give you, either for how long it takes to feel the effects of CBD gummies or how long you can expect to feel the effects. Your unique body chemistry, along with your CBD dosage and consumption method, not to mention whether you eat a gummy on a full or empty stomach, all play a role in determining the answers to these admittedly salient questions.

John Mali Director of Media Relations

Director of Media Relations at AboutBoulder.com


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