While many people who take CBD feel the effects quite quickly, there are a number of factors that can affect how long it takes for the supplement to work. Sometimes people report that it can take hours before they feel any effects.
With any supplement, it’s best for you to keep taking it for at least 8-12 weeks so that the compounds have enough time to settle into your body and benefit you as much as possible. After taking CBD for a while, you might notice that the time it takes to work shortens.
However, it is difficult to give a concise answer to this question due to there being so many factors that can influence CBD working in your body.
For example, how you take the oil can impact how long it takes to work. Different methods of the CBD entering your body will impact the bioavailability, which refers to how much CBD enters the bloodstream and therefore affects the body.
Water-soluble CBD enters the body much quicker than CBD gummies and therefore will have a quicker effect on the body. CBD oil drops have a bioavailability of 10-12%, so they will influence the body slower than water-soluble CBD would.
The quality of the CBD also has an effect on how quickly it works in the body, as well as your metabolism.
However, as a broad estimate, 500 mg of CBD should begin to work in your body between 30 minutes and 6 hours.
Our CBD products are food supplements and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Therefore, we cannot give any medical advice and we do not make any medical claims regarding our products.
Potential side-effects are:
- Low blood pressure
CBD may interact with some types of medication.
We recommend you consult a medical professional for advice prior to supplementing with CBD if you have pre-existing medical issues or are taking any medication at all.
The World Health Organization’s report on CBD states that it is safe for human consumption and generally well tolerated. You can see the full report here: WHO Report into Cannabidiol.
In the UK the Food Standards Agency recommends no more than 70mg of CBD per day for the average adult.
Humans, and animals, have an endocannabinoid system.
This system helps to regulate homeostasis (balance) in our bodies. CBD is a Cannabinoid, a type of molecule that works in harmony with our body’s own endocannabinoid system.
Therefore, it is believed that the interaction between CBD and our endocannabinoid system is responsible for the benefits reported by many users of CBD.
For more details please see our What Is CBD page.
Yes! All our products are legal and comply with the Novel Food Regulations 2018.
All our CBD Oil products proudly come with a third-party, UK laboratory certificate, to ensure THC levels are below the current legal limit, as well as proving our CBD and other minor cannabinoid levels.
Every one of our products is third-party, UK Laboratory Tested. As a result, this ensures the highest quality and a legal product.
We proudly provide a Certificate of Analysis (COA) with every CBD Oil product! You can view the lab report on the relevant product page in our CBD shop.
CBD is non-intoxicating, unlike its infamous cousin THC, therefore you will not get “high”.
All our products are 3rd Party, UK Laboratory Certified to ensure the THC levels are below 1mg per container, the current legal limit for CBD products in the UK.
Everybody is different and therefore dosage can vary. However, we suggest building up slowly, over one to two weeks, to a 20mg dose, 2-3 times a day.
All our product labels are FSA compliant and show the recommended daily dose and a warning not to exceed 70mg CBD in a 24 hour period. For more information about how CBD works please visit our Complete Guide to CBD page.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a type of cannabinoid that is found naturally in the Cannabis plant.
Over 100 Cannabinoid molecules have been discovered so far. Please visit our What is CBD? page for more information.
We offer free next-day shipping to the UK. All our UK orders are sent via Royal Mail Tracked 24 or 48. Delivery is usually expected to take 1-3 working days, depending on the service chosen.
Items ordered before 14:00 will be dispatched on the same day, excluding weekends. Orders after 14:00 or at weekends will be dispatched on the following working day.
We are still safely & responsibly dispatching items by Royal Mail Tracked 48, however, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we cannot guarantee that Royal Mail will deliver on the next working day.
Currently, UK deliveries are taking between 2-3 working days.
As well as the UK (inc the Channel Islands) & US, we ship to most of the EU, except Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Belarus, Finland, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Portugal and Slovakia.
If you would like to purchase from outside of the UK please contact us via the live chat function on the website to check if we can ship to your country.
Due to the fast-changing regulations regarding CBD, ensure you check your country or territories laws & customs requirements before ordering.
Visit our Shipping & Returns page for more details
Full spectrum CBD oil is a variety of CBD oil that includes several other compounds from the cannabis plant. This includes some essential oils, terpenes, and other cannabinoids like cannabinol.
It can also include small amounts of THC, the compound that causes the high that the plant is so famous for. However, our full spectrum CBD oil will only include a maximum of 1mg of THC, which is too little to produce any psychoactive effect.
It offers several benefits over purer isolate CBD oil which only includes CBD and nothing else. The first of these is the so-called entourage effect. Basically, the idea here is that the various compounds from the cannabis plant work better together than they do separately, each enhancing the effect of the other.
However, as mentioned, it can include THC. While it won’t come close to getting you high, there’s still the chance that it might show up on a drug test, so if you’re expecting to take a drug test soon, it might be safer to stick with a THC-free oil.
When it comes to the best time of day for taking full spectrum CBD oil, that really comes down to personal preference. Lots of people like to take some first thing in the morning. They often find that it boosts their focus and sets them up for the day to come.
Others prefer to use it as a way of winding down and relaxing in the evening, making sure that they wake up feeling refreshed and well-rested the next day.
Isolate and full-spectrum CBD oil are two different forms of CBD oil, but what’s the difference?
The key to understanding the difference lies in the contents of each different kind. Full-spectrum CBD oil does not only contain CBD, but also several other substances that can be found in the cannabis plant. This includes assorted essential oils, terpenes, and some other cannabinoids, like cannabinol.
They can also sometimes contain tetrahydrocannabinol, which is better known as THC. This is the substance in cannabis plants that causes the feeling of getting high. However, the maximum amount you’ll see in full-spectrum CBD oil should be 1mg per bottle, which is too low to produce any kind of psychoactive effect. This means that you’re not going to be able to use CBD oil to get high.
In contrast, isolate CBD oil is a purer form of CBD oil that does not contain any other compounds from the cannabis plant. The isolate kind comes in crystal form, which is why you might hear people call it CBD crystals.
However, it is often ground up and sold in the form of a powder. Because the isolate form is purer and more refined, it has to go through a more complicated series of processes to be made than the full spectrum form of CBD oil.
Full-spectrum CBD oil is by nature as close to the natural composition of cannabis as possible. Therefore, full-spectrum CBD oil contains contain a wide spectrum of cannabinoids, including CBD, CBG, CBDA, CBDV, including trace amounts of THC as well as flavonoids.
As well as these cannabinoids, terpenes are also present; these are the essential oils of the cannabis plant that are currently generating a lot of scientific interest due to their own potential health benefits.
We know what you’re thinking, but don’t worry; when following the usage instructions of our CBD oil drops, full-spectrum CBD oil won’t make you feel at all high.
This is because there are only trace amounts of THC (the active ingredient that can make you feel intoxicated with cannabis usage), so it’s not strong enough for any unwanted effects.
In fact, in the UK full-spectrum CBD oil can only contain 1mg of THC per finished product.
Naturally occurring terpenes (compounds that often give plants their smell, and often influence the aromatherapy benefits of plants and their essential oils) are also in full-spectrum CBD oil.
The terpene alpha-Pinene has been shown to reduce anxiety and increase short-term memory - so after taking a dose of full-spectrum CBD oil containing this terpene you might feel calm and relaxed, and even more alert.
These calming effects are thought to be enhanced by the CBD itself. Below the surface, other terpenes, like beta-Caryophyllene, can help to reduce inflammation and cholesterol levels, so they can add to feeling an overall sense of better wellbeing.
These various elements of cannabinoids and terpenes are thought to work together synergistically to improve the potential and efficacy of CBD products.
Full-spectrum CBD oil has the highest levels of minor cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes compared to other types of CBD oil, therefore, it also has the most potential.
Broad-Spectrum CBD oil, on the other hand, has all of the above. However, it contains fewer minor cannabinoids and terpenes. Broad-spectrum CBD products have had all THC removed, so there is none detectable when analysed by a specialist laboratory.
Though research into the effects of CBD oil is still ongoing, there are studies that strongly suggest that cannabidiol, also known as CBD, a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant, can help to ease symptoms of anxiety.
In a 2019 study, researchers found that 79% of participants with anxiety experienced a decrease in anxiety levels, and 66.7% had improved sleep after using CBD products.
Research has shown that CBD can help alleviate anxiety across a variety of anxiety-related disorders, including:
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Social anxiety disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Panic disorder
In addition to CBD, cannabis oil also contains terpenes, which are compounds responsible for the way plants smell.
Terpenes are also responsible for some aromatherapy benefits of plants and their essential oils (for example, the smell of lavender is known to be calming).
One particularly interesting terpene found in our full-spectrum CBD oil is beta-myrcene, interesting because cannabis strains that naturally contain high levels of beta-myrcene are known for their relaxing and sedative effects!
THC, an active ingredient that is found in small amounts in full-spectrum CBD oil, can cause sleepiness.
However, the quantities of THC in this full-spectrum oil are quite low, around 0.01%, so any sedative effects you do feel after using the oil are likely predominantly caused by other active ingredients, such as CBD.
CBD is a non-psychoactive component in full-spectrum CBD oil and is now widely studied scientifically for many potential uses including as a sleep aid.
There are two reasons it might help sleep.
- The first is that active CBD and terpenes within the oil are associated with anti-anxiety properties, so the potentially calming effect can make it easier for those with anxiety and insomnia to fall asleep.
- The second is that CBD is linked with pain relief, as chronic pain can really affect how easy it is to get to sleep, as well as quality.
CBD oil has widely been reported to make it easier for users to fall asleep. Reducing stress and pain, which can be major factors contributing to sleeplessness and insomnia, are some of many possible routes to a better nights sleep!
Do bear in mind that full-spectrum CBD oil takes at least 10 - 15 minutes to be absorbed into and delivered thought-out your body, and can take up to 45 minutes.
People can also react differently to the oil, so you might not feel sleepy after using the oil at all and in fact, some users report feeling more alert and awake.
This of course all varies from person to person, with dosage and other external factors.
how long it takes for 1000mg of CBD oil to work will differ from person to person. However, your chosen method of consumption will play a part in dictating how long it will take for 1000mg of CBD oil to work.
For instance, If you choose to apply CBD oil topically, you may feel the effects immediately. If you are applying CBD to a specific area to reduce pain or inflammation, results can be pretty imminent.
If instead, you choose to apply CBD using a tincture or spray directly under the tongue, you may feel the effects instantly. However, it could take up to an hour to feel the 1000mg of CBD to its fullest extent. This way, it can take 90 minutes for you to feel the effects.
This takes longer than the other methods because the CBD must be processed by your digestive system before it is released into your bloodstream. However, using this method does tend to result in longer-lasting effects.
Whilst you can choose the method of consumption, and thus, have some control over how quickly you will feel the effects of CBD oil, unfortunately, there are some factors that you don’t have control over.
Specifically, some biological factors will determine how quickly you are able to feel the effects of 1000mg of CBD. For instance, your sex, weight, health, metabolism, and previous experience using CBD will all have an effect on how quickly the CBD can be felt.
Very generally, people who have never used CBD before, women, those with a fast metabolism, and people who have a smaller stature will feel the effects of 1000mg of CBD quicker than others. However, this is a very vague rule and isn't necessarily always the case.
CBD oil can grant a range of benefits to people who use it, but it’s important to get the dosage right. When you’re dosing CBD, there are a few things that you’ll need to consider.
- Your body weight
- Your individual body chemistry
- The condition you’re using it for
- The effect you want it to have
- The concentration that you’re working with
That is to say that there’s a lot to consider before you can determine the best dose for you. If you’re concerned, you might want to consult your doctor to see what they say. In lieu of medical advice, a good thing to do is start with a small dose and then increase it gradually until you get the desired effect.
With all that being said, 1000mg is generally considered a fairly high dose. To see this, we can look at some examples of typically recommended doses for various complaints. 25mg per day is usually recommended to aid sleep, 300gm - 600mg might be recommended for anxiety, and up to 600 mg might also be used for cancer-related pain.
So, while everybody (and every body) is different, if you’re considering using 1000mg of CBD oil, it might be that it’s not the right medicine for the problem you’re dealing with. However, studies have shown that even doses of this size and higher taken daily seem to be safe enough, so there’s not too much reason to worry about harming yourself by trying amounts such as this.
Broad-Spectrum means that this type of product contains a range of cannabinoids, not just CBD, however, the THC has been removed to an untraceable level in a certified laboratory.
You can see all of our range of THC free Broad-spectrum products here.