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How Long Do CBD Effects Last?

CBD can be pretty powerful stuff, which leads us to wonder how long we can experience the effects. Especially if you’re looking into taking CBD as part of your everyday routine. You might think that you can take it once and be better, but that’s not the case. CBD works best when taken on a consistent basis. Once you start implementing CBD on a consistent basis, you’ll start to experience the fullness of its benefits. Typically, CBD’s effects only last 4-8 hours in most cases. Let’s take a deeper look into how long CBD stays in your system, and how it works. 

What is the CBD shelf life?

When looking at Revital Outdoors CBD, we use a very important concept called bioavailability. It’s essentially the proportion of a drug or other substance which enters the circulation when introduced into the body and so is able to have an active effect. For example, if you’re taking vitamin C, it’s bioability is high, at least 70% of what you ingest will be absorbed and metabolized by the body. 

On the other hand, the bioavailability within CBD is much lower. Typically, CBD oils and tinctures have a little better bioavailability, but they don’t get more than their 30% absorption rates. Additionally, if you’re someone who struggles with digestive health problems, your absorption rate won’t even get up to that. You might notice that it takes a little while to feel the effects of CBD. Plus, different CBD products last for different amounts of time. 

How Long Do CBD Tinctures Last? 

Typically, you can expect to feel the effects of CBD tinctures within an hour and last for 4-8 hours. When you start to take CBD on a consistent basis, the oils or tincture can stay in your system for longer amounts of time. Additionally, if CBD saturates your body’s fat stores it may last for several days and be released later on when it’s needed. 

How Long Do CBD Gummies Last? 

CBD edibles typically last longer than oils and tinctures do. Their effects can be experienced for 8+ hours. Moreover, some edible CBD products may stay active in your system for 1-2 days. But they can come with their own set of drawbacks, such as taking at least an hour to kick in and have a fairly low bioavailability. We recommend taking a CBD gummy or two, then additionally take a CBD Softgel or use a topical for more support. 

How Long Do CBD Softgels Last? 

Taking CBD Softgels like a regular supplement is how they’re utilized best. That being said, when CBD is ingested orally – it must pass through the digestive system and then to the liver. In the liver, the CBD molecules are metabolized by various enzymes. This process reduces the concentration of CBD compounds that are passed into the bloodstream. Typically, it can take longer to feel the effects of CBD softgels due to the fact that it must pass through the digestive system and liver. 

However, at Revital Outdoors, our CBD Softgels are nano-emulsified. This means that they have water-soluble nanoemulsion technology, the bioavailability is much higher than an oil-based CBD product. Therefore, if you’re looking for fast and effective CBD results, the 10 or 25mg softgels will be the perfect product for you.

How Long Do CBD Topicals Last?

While topicals are applied directly to the skin, it might be confusing to know how long the effects can truly last. Topicals are great for providing a more targeted benefit to the area of the body where they’re applied. Then, they’re absorbed through the skin, and therefore bypassing the digestive tract completely. Research has shown that the endocannabinoid system has a presence in the skin, which is what ultimately allows it all to work. Due to the fact that the CBD topicals bypass the digestive tract and liver, the effects are noticed much quicker. With that being said, the effects can be felt within 15-20 minutes and last up to 6 hours. 

In Conclusion,

We hope this helps you understand the different effects and lasting experiences that come with each product. Please note, this is a generalization – what works for someone else might not work for you. If you’ve found that you’re struggling to get the correct dosage for your body, please contact us here or leave a comment below. We have a team of CBD experts that would love to help you. 

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