If you’ve recently begun exploring the many health benefits of taking CBD oil, you may also be curious about the optimal time of day to consume it. That makes sense when you consider that there have been published studies linking CBD consumption to improved sleep and stress reduction. To immediately dispel this concern, CBD won’t make you drowsy, but it can improve the quality of your sleep. Still, the question remains, is there an optimal time to consume CBD Oil?
Karibo wants you to feel confident about every aspect of your CBD consumption, from the quality of the product to your dosage amounts to the time of day that you take it.
About CBD and CBD Oil
Where CBD Comes From
In order for you to determine your best time to take CBD, it’s important to have an understanding of what CBD is and how it works in your body. CBD is short for Cannabidiol, which is one of 80 different cannabinoids found in marijuana and hemp plants. It is the most common chemical in hemp and the second most common in marijuana, after THC. There is a much higher CBD yield in hemp. This is one of the reasons that manufacturers of broad-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate prefer to use high-quality hemp as the raw material behind their products.
CBD on a Physiological Level
As recently as the 1990s, medical researchers identified the endocannabinoid system (ECS ) in the human body. The ECS helps to regulate certain bodily functions at a cellular level, including sleep, mood, appetite, and memory. Both THC and CBD affect the ECS but in different ways. The ECS is comprised of naturally occurring endocannabinoids, endocannabinoid receptors, and enzymes.
Endocannabinoids signal the endocannabinoid receptors to signal the release of chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, and others to your body and brain. The enzymes break up the endocannabinoids once they have served their purpose.
The study of the ECS is relatively new in the field of medicine and there is still a great deal of research that needs to be completed. Among the things that medical science has reached a consensus on is that the ECS affects appetite, digestion, mood, inflammation, sleep, and stress and that CBD can positively impact these functions.
Examining How CBD Works for You
One of the most important factors in determining the best CBD regimen for you is how your body is responding to it. For this, you may require a little personal experimentation. That, of course, doesn’t mean that you should go off the rails and start tripling and quadrupling your daily dosages of CBD. CBD is a safe, naturally occurring chemical, but it’s important that you listen to your body as you introduce CBD oil into your nutrition regimen. Here are some questions that you can answer for yourself, and they will help you determine the best times for you to ingest CBD oil.
- What are the goals you’re hoping to achieve from CBD? Is it enhanced sleep? Improved athletic performance? Stress reduction? A combination of several factors?
- How long does it take for you to notice the effects of CBD? It can take anywhere from up to 30 minutes to two hours before your body metabolizes the chemical and you notice the effects. The amount of time that goes by before your body reacts to CBD can depend on the type of CBD you use (oil, softgels, edibles, etc.), whether you consume it with food, and your individual metabolism.
- How long have you been taking CBD? CBD can build up in the body, and that has an effect on your reactions to fresh doses.
- How do you feel after you ingest CBD? If you feel energized and awake, you may not want to consume CBD before you go to bed. On the other hand, if it helps you relax and “destress,” an hour before bed may be your ideal time.
CBD Oil in the Morning or Night?
Because CBD has a broad range of effects on the human body, it’s impossible to pinpoint an exact time that works for all people. If you are using CBD to promote sleep, you can take it later in the day. Again, it won’t make you tired, but it will assist your body in achieving deeper sleep. If you experience anxiety prior to athletic events or even work events, you may want to make CBD part of your morning regimen or part of your pre-workout.
Choosing the Best CBD Product for Your Daily Routine
In order to choose the right CBD product for you and your lifestyle, it’s important to identify the differences between different types of CBD oil and their forms of ingestion. There are three types of CBD commonly sold in the U.S. market:
This is usually derived from cannabis plants. In addition to CBD, full-spectrum CBD also includes terpenes, flavonoids, and up to .3% THC. While this is little more than trace amounts of THC, it may be enough to make you fail a drug test. It also may be illegal for sale in some states.
Like full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum contains CBD, terpenes, and flavonoids, but only trace amounts of THC. You should not fail a drug test if you use broad-spectrum CBD. Many CBD users prefer to use broad-spectrum CBD-infused products because they promote the “entourage effect,” which is the result of ingesting other naturally occurring chemicals with the CBD.
This is by far the purest form of CBD on the market. The CBD is painstakingly extracted from hemp plants and processed and filtered several times until only CBD remains. Because of the additional processes involved in producing CBD isolate, it tends to be pricier than full-spectrum or broad-spectrum CBD.
Frequently Asked Questions about CBD Oils
If you have questions about CBD, the chances are good that other CBD users do as well. Here are some of the questions we have received from customers in the past.
Which process do you use to produce your CBD Oils?
Because we care about the consistency and quality of our products, our CBD oil is extracted from high-quality hemp plants using the CO2 extraction method. This process does not use chemical solvents that can remain with the product. Our CBD is sourced from FDA-registered, cGMP-compliant facilities. That way, we can have the confidence that we are delivering the best products to you.
What is the best way to consume CBD?
There are many beneficial ways to consume CBD, and with a few exceptions, it’s more important that you’re consuming CBD than how you’re consuming it. We recommend using products that can be rapidly ingested or directly applied to the skin.
Is there a downside to CBD consumption?
Many people are skeptical about the health benefits of CBD, particularly when they haven’t started a CBD regimen. Most people do not experience side effects after consuming CBD. There have, however, been mild side effects in some people. These side effects are not particularly dangerous, but you should consult your physician if you have concerns.
Karibo CBD-infused Products
Karibo is dedicated to bringing high-quality, adulterant-free products to our clients. We stand by all of our CBD oil tinctures, softgels, creams, and roll-ons. We have CBD health & wellness products to specifically promote focus, stress relief, pain relief, sleep, and wellness. Please feel free to contact us with any questions and try out acclaimed CBD products today!