Struggling from chronic muscle/joint pain? While the market is full of over-the-counter medications to help you find pain relief, they also come with their own set of side effects.
On the other hand, CBD-infused products are proven to help with arthritis, acute pain, chronic muscular pain, and back pain. While most of you might have heard about CBD, there's a lot of confusion when it comes to figuring out how long it actually takes for CBD oil to work for pain relief?
Onsets provided by CBD oils depend upon various factors. However, before moving on to these factors, let's understand how CBD interacts with our body.
HOW CBD OIL INTERACTS WITH THE BODY?
Upon consumption, CBD interacts with the body's largest system- the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
The ECS is a wide system of neurotransmitters that reduces pain, improves appetite, and regulates mood and sleeping patterns. CBD oil increases the efficiency of this system by reacting with neurotransmitters and regulated mood, eating patterns and sleeping patterns. CBD Oil also provides relief from pain, anxiety and autism.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR CBD OIL TO WORK FOR PAIN RELIEF?
The onset of CBD oils depends upon factors like-
• What your method of consumption is?
• What's your dosage?
Method of Consumption
There are numerous ways to consume CBD oil. You can either put it under your tongue or mix it with your favorite smoothie. You can even bake some edibles, add few drops to your morning coffee or drizzle it over your salad.
The onset will depend upon the way you consume it.
The most common way to consume CBD oil is by keeping few drops under your tongue for few minutes. This will allow CBD to travel through your artery system and enter the brain directly, rather than going through the digestive system. Consuming CBD oil sublingually will provide an onset within 30 minutes.
Consuming through Edibles
Consuming CBD oil by mixing it into your smoothie, coffee or edibles might take longer. On average, it might take up to 2 hours for CBD oil to show effects for pain relief.
Onset also depends upon the amount of dose you consume. Consuming high amounts will provide quicker onsets and help you find relief from your pain faster than usual.
However, you must also remember that consuming high amounts can cause dizziness and might not be good for first-time users. So, make sure you start with the lowest dosage possible (2mg-5mg) and gradually increase the consumption until you find the dose that suits you.