How Long Does It Take For CBD To Work For Anxiety?
Cannabidiol or CBD is a cannabinoid compound found in the cannabis plant plant. It can be both extracted from marijuana or hemp plants. THC, another well known cannabinoid, is quite similar to CBD, but CBD does not have any psychoactive effects and won't cause intoxication while THC may cause you to feel "high" if used in high amounts. You may use CBD by dropping the oil under your tongue, give your body a massage, vaping or smoking CBD, to put in drinks, to consume as edibles or to mix with protein shakes after a workout session.
When CBD is introduced to your body it interacts with cannabinoid receptors in your brain or the endocannabinoid system which is a complex system that works directly with the nervous system, brain and other parts of the body. It helps to send signal to control pain, sleep, appetite, mood, stress and anxiety.
According to Anxiety and Depression Association of America it classifies anxiety as an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes. They claimed that around 40 million in America suffer from anxiety disorder and less than 37% of the people receive treatment for anxiety.
How long does it take for CBD to work for anxiety?
There is no definite way to answer this. CBD works differently for each individual. Some may feel the effects within minutes while some may take longer. The content and potency of the CBD products do play a role too in determining how effective CBD treatment goes.
Today, CBD products are available as edibles, vapes, capsules, CBD tinctures, topicals, hemp oil for cooking, cannabis flowers, CBD tea leaves or sprays. How you administer CBD into your body determines how quickly the CBD takes effect. For example, if you take CBD orally like with CBD oil, edibles or capsules it will take about 30 minutes to 2 hours for the effects from CBD to work while smoking or vaping CBD, the effects may be more immediate.
Do take note that smoking or vaping in public spaces is illegal in most areas. Traveling with vape is not permitted in many counties. On the other hand using CBD tinctures (oil) or edibles is more convenient to travel with. You can take CBD oil orally on the go. It is definitely more discreet. A good example of CBD oil is Mellow CBD Oil made from CBD isolate with pure CBD and no THC. But if you are looking for THC along with CBD and other cannabinoids to ensure that you received the complete entourage effect than we have Mellow Full Spectrum CBD Oil both available from Mellow Organic.
Tips for taking CBD for anxiety:
Taking CBD once in the morning and again before bedtime will be beneficial for controlling anxiety.
You can take CBD throughout the day to manage anxiety.
Patience is the key when using CBD. It can take upto 4-6 weeks to see the full potential of CBD.
CBD is a natural holistic supplement and not medication.
CBD works differently for everyone. Some may need just a little bit while some may need more to feel the effects of CBD.
CBD has an entourage effect therefore if you use for anxiety you will also experience other benefits too such as pain relief, improvement of sleep or stronger immune system
When using CBD oil like Mellow Organic, drop the oil under your tongue and wait for 30-60 seconds before swallowing to allow better absorption of CBD to your bloodstream.
Choose CBD products that are lab tested and free from microbial, heavy metals and pesticides.
Written by Vivek Roachthavilit
Special thanks to:
Medical News Today
Anxiety and Depression Association of America