Cannabidiol (CBD) is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments. But how long does CBD stay in your system? A recent study found that the elimination half-life of CBD was approximately 2 to 5 days. This means that it takes between 2 and 5 days for the body to break down and eliminate half of the CBD consumed. However, this half-life is significantly shorter for people who don't consume CBD regularly.
When it comes to long-term use of CBD, the effects can last much longer. If you've been using CBD for a few weeks or even months, the effects can last up to 11 to 28 days. This is because CBD is metabolized by liver enzymes, and it takes time for the body to break down and pass the molecules in the CBD capsules. The bioavailability of ingested CBD is also affected by how it's administered.
For example, when taken orally, CBD oil can be absorbed into the bloodstream in just 30 seconds to 60 seconds, allowing you to feel the effects of CBD within an hour. On the other hand, when applied topically, CBD is absorbed by the skin and reaches the systemic circulation. The amount of time that CBD stays in your system also depends on the dose you take. If you take a single dose of any CBD product, cannabidiol will only stay in your system for up to about 8 hours and the effects will last for about the same amount of time.
However, if you're looking for help treating a long-term chronic problem, such as inflammation, anxiety, chronic pain, or depression, you'll need to take a higher dose of CBD. Finally, it's important to note that while there are no known risks associated with taking CBD while breastfeeding, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strongly recommends against doing so due to the lack of extensive research on the effects of CBD on breastfed babies.