You’re getting started with CBD & that’s amazing! But, you’re wondering how often or what time you should be taking it for the best results. Will it make you tired? Can you drive? All of these questions & more will be explored below, so follow along!
Sticking to a specific time isn’t as big of a deal with CBD, although it may help you stay consistent! Which is one of the most important factors. Aim to take your CBD daily, twice or more per day depending on your needs & the product you’re using. Keeping it in your system is the goal. Concentrate more so on taking a consistent dosage, 2+ times daily to keep the CBD flowing throughout your body!
Focus on Consistency, not Timing.
The bigger, more important factor to consider when trying to develop your CBD regimen is consistency, rather than timing. You don’t have to worry too much about taking your CBD at the exact same time every day.
The focus should be on making sure you’re taking it at least once, if not more, per day. This sort of usage allows the CBD to buildup in your body & properly help it restore health & balance to its various systems!
CBD is best used as a daily, proactive supplement. Instead of using it in times of need or a dire emergency! That’s definitely not the way you will see the most effective, consistent results from CBD. Instead, aim to be strict about the amount of CBD you’re taking daily & make sure that number isn’t 0!
Taking CBD During The Day
Worries about CBD making you feel tired, unproductive, or not focused? Well, you shouldn’t be! CBD is not sedating by nature & shouldn’t make you feel tired at the proper dosage.
The key point here is ensuring that you found your CBD “sweet spot” where you’re achieving the maximum benefit, without feeling tired! Read “Finding Your CBD Sweet Spot & Routine.”
Many people report feeling more alert, clearheaded, & focused after taking CBD! So, you should absolutely be able to replicate this result. If you are feeling tired with your current dosage, we recommend reducing it to lessen those unwanted effects.
Tiredness is usually caused by other cannabinoids such as THC or CBN that exist in full-spectrum CBD products. Although these compounds are found in small amounts, they do have significant impacts on what you feel!
Taking CBD at Night
If CBD makes you feel alert, I shouldn’t use it at night then? Well, not exactly. In fact, many people are using CBD to help them achieve deeper, more restful nights of sleep!
Although CBD can be alerting, it also has the incredible potential to deepen your REM cycles, the deepest, most restorative part of our sleep pattern. So, it can surely be used to enhance your sleep.
Now, we’d recommend taking your CBD at least 1 – 2 hours before bed to allow this ‘alerting’ effect to wear off if you’re seeking better sleep. Secondly, you can experiment with increasing your nightly dosage to induce tired effects. This would again be due to the other cannabinoids such as THC and/or CBN that are in full-spectrum products.
Different Delivery Methods
The various different ways of taking CBD are absorbed by different mechanisms. This results in quicker/slower effects or longer/shorter lasting effects. This is an important consideration when deciding when to take CBD.
CBD Oils take effect within 30 minutes & last about 5 hours. Capsules & Gummies take 1 – 2 hours to kick in, while lasting about 7 hours! Vaporization or Flower is a near-instant effect, while they wear off in 2 hours.
So, you should use this knowledge to understand how quickly & for how long a particular CBD product will affect you. This will help you to develop the right routine & time your CBD perfectly so it works for you!