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Q: How many times a day should I take CBD oil?

Updated: Dec 2, 2020

A: It is subjective and up to how many times a day you want to take it, or need to take it, or whatever works best for you! It depends entirely on individual factors and the type of use (as discussed below), and it can vary - some people may like to take it three times a day or even more often. Or they take it once in the morning before work, once during work or right after work and then once right before bed because it helps them sleep. Others may take it right before sleep. It really depends on how it affects you and what you’re using it for.Two times per day is the most common though, but it’s really just going to depend on what works for you.

Generally people will take CBD from 1 to 3 times per day and that makes sense mostly due to the duration of CBD effects typically. However, this will vary from person to person subject to :

a) how they take it (sublingually, capsule, vaped etc)

b) the individual’s body (how they process it)

c) the dose the individual uses .

On the most part, CBD will last from anywhere from a couple hours to 8 hours, if it was consumed as an edible or in a food, or orally ingested (capsules).

Your daily routine and the longest effect of CBD

If you figure, you’re sleeping for about eight hours and that leaves about sixteen hours in your day, the longest effect you could get from a CBD product, if you take it as an oral ingestion as an edible, would be about six to eight hours, hence the general rule of thumb of taking CBD oil twice a day (morning and evening)Because, as we’ve discussed before, the longest effect or longest duration of effects of a cannabis product is going to be from an oral ingestion, so when you actually eat (swallow) the product.But what about the “gap”?This is where a capsule at night can come into play to ensure that there is CBD in the body at all times. This is part of therapy management, and can rule out the time waiting for CBD to “kick in” the next day. Capsules are digested in the bowel. What this means, is that the release is not available until it starts to be digested and released into the bloodstream gradually over a period of time. This release provides an important bridge between the evening dose of CBD to the morning dose of CBD - and you do not even have to wake up to do it!CBD tinctures (sublingual)Extracts or tinctures are absorbed quickly as they are taken sublingually, anc may not last as long as a capsule. But, once again, this will vary from person to person.

For example: Jayne takes her drops twice a day, and it lasts very successfully for up to eight hours for her on a mid range strength, however her needs and issues are different to the next persons’.Therefore, one to three times a day is typical, if you work about an eight-hour day or so, you take it in the morning before work or before you go about your day and then you take it again after work and before bed time. But, once again, it is subjective.

CBD Lotion & balms (topical)

Additionally, if a topical is being used for treatment of pain, a person can apply the product several times a day to maintain the effect, and keep the soreness or pain manageable. With CBD, it is a very individual application, and is a custom effect and dose for every “body”. Thankyou for reading this article. Please note that the information contained in this article is not medical advice, and will not be interpreted as such. The views are not necessarily those shared by the company, CBDSKY, nor will they be interpreted as such. The article is an opportunity to share ideas and general knowledge with others. To view products, please take the link to :

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