Quality CBD gummies are indeed a benefit when they are infused with specific spectrums of pure CBD oils that can enhance your mood and even promote better sleep.
If you have ever wondered about the total length of time in how CBD gummies can work, this guide will help answer many of these questions – and more.
Different compounds work differently, especially when you incorporate the different forms that CBD can take, like CBD edibles, CBD tinctures, and CBD topicals.
We got you covered.
How Long Do CBD Edibles Last?
Let’s answer the most important question at the top of this list that everyone wants to know right away.
As a general number, all CBD oil products will last anywhere from 2 to 6 hours, but depending on the strength and purity of high-grade CBD oil, they can even last for up to 8 hours. The reason for this all has to do with whether or not you have a faster metabolism.
As a general rule of thumb, the faster metabolism you have, the quicker your body will process things.
For some people, this can take as little as 20-30 minutes before you start to feel how CBD affects you. With that being said, pure CBD oils can stay in your system for as long as two days without any further effects.
The latest research suggests that CBD can stay in your system for several days on end. Read more about how long CBD stays in your system.
The frequency that people are taking CBD, quality of CBD oil they’re using, and the total amount of CBD they use will also determine how long these CBD effects will last. This is why it’s recommended to start with smaller dosages of a CBD edible, and work your way up from there.
How Long Until Effects Are Felt
How long does it take to feel the effects? This is a common question, and is not always an easy one to answer for several different reasons. The time it takes for CBD absorption to stimulate endocannabinoid reactions will all differ from person to person.
The first has to do with the amount of CBD oil that’s within each gummy. Remember, a CBD gummy is simply a normal gummy that’s been infused with CBD. Most CBD gummies will have at least 30 to 45 mg of CBD added to each one.
Edible forms of CBD will take a bit longer to be absorbed into your system than CBD oil drops, but not more than an average of 30 to 90 minutes in most cases. This is because when you place CBD under your tongue, the sublingual vein is absorbing the CBD instead of having to wait on the digestive tract.
The digestive system must process the edible products, which simply takes time. While our body processes food quickly, the desired effects of CBD are felt a bit more quickly when using CBD drops.
Finally, vaping CBD is also popular, because it works quickly. However, vape CBD products can be dangerous, especially if the CBD company skips on important measures to produce a high-quality product.
New Phase Blends chooses not to sell any CBD vape items purely because smoking CBD isn’t considered healthy.
Regardless of which form you take, CBD works the same. The effects will be identical. Just be sure to pay attention to how much CBD you are consuming.
Avoid Low Quality CBD Edibles
Many low-quality CBD oil manufacturers might not have a high standard for their hemp extraction, and the result is an inferior product that takes longer to work, if it works at all. Many CBD brands who are simply there to make a quick profit produce products that have little to no CBD in them, unfortunately.
Some CBD formulations can be less than effective due to the fact the companies will skip on quality control measures needed to produce pure CBD oil. Some companies may even sell weaker CBD doses to help them be able to afford to sell more product.
Be careful with what you buy. Just because CBD products are extremely cheap, or extremely expensive, doesn’t mean they are worth buying.
To be fair, you want to look for a minimum of 30 to 45mg of CBD oil added to each gummy to really be able to feel how CBD works. CBD can last for a while, and this seems to be a good range to feel the effects for several hours.
When Should I Consider Taking More?
This will completely depend on the amount of CBD that you’re using to reach the desired effect. Generally speaking, a low dose of CBD is better for concentration and energy. Higher doses will help control anxiety, chronic pain, and even help provide better sleep.
Always start with the lowest effective dose of CBD, and work your way up from there. Take a CBD gummy on an empty stomach, and let your digestive system go to work. If, after about an hour you feel nothing, try a half of a gummy or (in extreme circumstances) another full gummy. You’ll likely notice some type of effect after this.
Some CBD gummies developed for promoting sleep will include both CBD and melatonin which naturally promotes a deep and healthy sleep. These types of products are not advised to use for any reason during the daytime, and especially not while operating any kind of machinery.
How Many Can You Eat Per Day?
A study on CBD in 2017 concluded that humans can safely consume up to 1500mg of CBD oil per day, but that is FAR TOO MUCH. No one needs to use that much CBD. Too much CBD can lead to undesirable side effects.
On average, people can get away with taking a few CBD gummies over the course of a 24 hour period. There is really no specific maximum recommended dosage since everyone is different in how many CBD gummies they’ll need to eat.
Remember, if you get tired of edible gummies, you can always try something like CBD capsules or CBD tinctures, too.
Long Shelf Life
Just like any other gummy snack that you keep at home, you want to store your gummies in a place where they stay cool, dry, and away from light sources. I prefer to store CBD items in a kitchen pantry. Don’t leave them on the counter where sunlight will shine on them since this can decrease the effects of CBD products.
Also, remember that anything with gelatin in it can easily melt, and you could end up with a sticky mess with all of your gummies glues together if you aren’t careful.
Your gummies will last long if you store them properly and in an air tight container of sorts. Do you have an area where you keep prescription medications? This is also a great spot to store CBD.
Gummies that are stored in optimal conditions can last well over a year, as long as the quality of the CBD gummies is good. While gummies made with completely natural ingredients will not have any preservatives as an active ingredient, they will still last a LONG time.
Can They Expire?
Over a length of time, all CBD oil loses the effectiveness that it had when it was brand new. It can take a couple of years for this to happen. The shelf life can rapidly decrease by being exposed to light and air.
To date, I am not aware of any supplements or medications that stay good forever. This is just part of how things work. Most people will have gone through several containers of CBD gummies by the time a single container expires, though.
Conclusion | How Long Do CBD Gummies Last?
On average, you’ll be able to feel the effects from a CBD gummy for several hours (roughly 6). While there are several factors that can contribute to how long the effects last, this is a good average.
For most people, it takes anywhere from 30 minutes to about an hour for the effects of CBD. A proper dosing strategy will revolve around knowing exactly how long CBD effects last, so it’s important to know things like this.
Popular methods of taking CBD include taking CBD edibles, balms, and CBD oil drops. The potency of the CBD within these products should be somewhat high, too.
I would look for a product that has at least 500mg of CBD in it, if not more. Our most popular gummy products come in a potency of 45 mg of CBD per gummy. This is simply something to keep in mind when shopping for CBD.
The effects of CBD help a lot of people. Thanks to CBD, we are now able to reap the rewards of the cannabis plant, without having to deal with getting high.