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Given the many therapeutic uses of CBD and its beneficial properties, it is important to understand how long it takes CBD to get into action. It should be noted that the length of time required to experience the effects of CBD is determined by a number of factors, such as the quality of the product, the physiology of the consumer, and the method of ingestion or application of various forms CBD products. CBD is produced in various forms including sublingual drops, vape pens, lotions, edibles, etc.

When CBD drops are placed in the mouth and swallowed, the CBD concentrate passes through the digestive tract, proceeding to the liver for metabolism where it is further absorbed into the bloodstream. This process takes an hour or two to be fully bio-available and for the effects of CBD to set in. Ingestion of edibles undergoes a similar process and takes about two hours to feel the effects of CBD. CBD-based lotions, when applied to the skin, are absorbed from the surface of the skin, reacting with the cannabinoid receptors contained in the skin area. Applying a substantial amount of the lotion helps to facilitate a higher rate of absorption by the skin, and the effect is optimum 90 minutes after application. 

The body weight also influences the dosage and the length of the effect of CBD in different people. A person with a larger body mass would naturally require a higher concentration of CBD to feel its full effects. Also, the length of stay of CBD in the body system depends on body weight and metabolic rate. The synthesis of CBD compounds will be determined by the rate of metabolism of the individual body system. 

There are other factors that will determine the length of CBD action and metabolism in the body. This includes the quality of the CBD product, the ailment or condition being treated, and the frequency of use. Essentially, you will need to consult with a doctor to duly assess the effects, suitability, and dosage for unique conditions you are considering to treat with CBD.


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