How Long Does CBD Stay in Your System?

CBD is an all natural solution for a wide range of health concerns. The benefits of this oil can be achieved from a variety of forms including (but definitely not limited to): tincture, vape liquid, pure oil, capsules, and more. Once you have decided on your method, the question then becomes: How long does CBD stay in my system?

Now this does vary from person to person, depending on everything from your diet to metabolic rate, and so on. But there are a few ways we can narrow this window down and get to an answer that can be applied generally. First off, you have to know the quality of CBD oil you are getting.

Quality is Key

Most high quality CBD brands will provide you with third party lab results, where you can see everything that is going into your product. This way you know what you are putting into your body and therefore how it will be absorbed and the lasting effects. A key feature you want to look for (if you are looking for THC free CBD) is Broad Spectrum. The other options are full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate. Broad Spectrum CBD contains a range of naturally occurring compounds from the cannabis plant, but no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). 

 Not “One Size Fits All” 

Secondly, you have to take into account the average metabolic rate and fat content in a person’s body. CBD is fat soluble, meaning it will temporarily be absorbed by fat cells in your body. So the more you take, the more that is stored in these cells and the longer it will remain. This general guideline will allow you to estimate how long CBD will stay in your body. 

A typical dosage recommended is 2x daily, once in the morning and once at night. This means the product would last for approximately 6 to 8 hours in your system before the effects wear off. Taking CBD doses regularly for an extended period of time will cause the product to stay in your system for about 3 to 5 days, if you were to stop completely.

Thirdly, the method in which you are taking CBD has an effect on the duration in which it remains in your body. Vaping the product will produce an instant result but only last for 2-3 hours, whereas tinctures will last anywhere from 5 to 12 hours depending on the quality and potency. 

Overall, it truly does vary from person to person but you can expect about 6-8 hours of relief if you’re of average build and are using a trusted, quality product. The best way to know for sure is to start small, and build up your usage until you are happy with it. You can not overdose on CBD, and while we do strongly recommend talking with your doctor before starting, it is fairly safe to find the correct dosage and amount for you on your own.