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How long does CBD stay in your body?
CBD is becoming a trendy alternative treatment for many ailments. However, what some people might not know is that CBD is only one of the many compounds found in cannabis. These components, called cannabinoids, are what gives hemp its therapeutic and healing effects. More than 114 different cannabinoids have been discovered, and the two most famous compounds within the plant are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
The reason many people are choosing CBD treatments is that, unlike THC, no psychoactive side effects are associated with its use. In fact, the effects of THC are balanced out when there is an equal ratio of THC and CBD.
But you may be wondering how long CBD stays in your system. Maybe you’re curious about how long it takes for the effects of CBD products to wear off. Or perhaps you will be getting a drug test, and you’re worried they’ll find CBD in your system. Although most drug tests are only looking for the presence of THC, it’s still important to know how long CBD can be detected.
How long do the effects of CBD last for?
CBD has a good reputation as a natural healing remedy that can help with many different conditions and symptoms. When you ingest CBD, it works with your body’s endocannabinoid system, which is a big network of receptors that play a part in different bodily functions. CBD bind to these receptors which in return gives many positive benefits. For that reason, CBD can help treat conditions related to digestion, pain, mood, immunity and much more.
You can take CBD in several different ways, such as through inhalation, oils under the tongue, eating products infused with CBD and topical applications of balms, cremes and salves. Each method takes a different amount of time feel the effects, and the length of time the effects last, varies depending on which method you choose:
Option for ingesting CBD:
- Inhalation: You can inhale CBD products via smoking (CBD flowers) or by vaporizing (e-liquids). Smoking is the least healthy ingestion method because users often inhale more than just the CBD. However, inhalation is the fastest method of feeling CBD’s positive effects. The effects tend to be short-lasting.
- Tinctures (oils): This method involves using a dropper or pipette to put CBD under the tongue. Users hold it there for a couple of minutes. This technique typically kicks in within 30 minutes. Plus, the effects can last anywhere from four to six hours.
- Edibles: This popular ingestion method involves cooking CBD oils or Isolates into yummy treats like gummy bears, brownies, beverages and more. But you can also swallow CBD capsules If you’re looking for quick pain relief, this may not be the method for you because it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to feel the effects of the medication. However, the results last longer and can be experienced for up to six hours.
- Topicals: CBD products like creams, lotions and balms can bring targeted pain relief to such ailments as joint pain or skin issues. This method is very slow to kick in, usually taking over an hour for the meds to seep into the skin. However, some users report over six hours of long-lasting benefits.
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How long does CBD stay in the blood?
CBD is completely non-psychoactive, which means it doesn’t get users high but many are still concerned about the presence of CBD in their blood. If you have to take a drug test, won’t you get in trouble if CBD is detected? The wonderful news is the majority of drug tests you will encounter are designed to identify THC in your system and do not look for CBD. Whether you’re an employee or an athlete undergoing a screening, most testers are looking for the presence of THC.
Because THC is the intoxicating cannabinoid, many researchers focus on how it metabolizes in your system. However, not lot of attention has been given to the metabolism of CBD. Because of its more recent popularity, fortunately, recent studies are now coming out to inform us on how long CBD can be detected in your system. Eventually, with time, we can only hope that the drug tests can be changed so that the actual amount/level of THC is indicated when tested, and not “just” the presence of THC.
Many things can influence the length of time CBD stays in your blood. But there are some general guidelines for how long it can be detected based on how often you take CBD products:
- One-Time Use: Up to three days
- Moderate Use: Three to five days
- Heavy Use: 10 days or more
What could influence how long CBD stays in the body?
Because CBD is a fat soluble molecule, it can potentially build up in your system with heavy, repeated use. Exactly like THC. That’s because it is stored in the fat cells for quite some time. In addition to this fact, everybody is different which means that you may process CBD faster or slower than others. Some of the factors that influence this include:
- How activity you are
- Your metabolism
- How much CBD you take
Cannabidiol (CBD), the most important non-psychoactive natural component of industrial cannabis or hemp, is the world’s newest discovery against serious, even deadly infections.
A recent discovery found that CBD could become the next anti-biotics
Antibiotic resistance is a growing concern in the healthcare system. One that the W H O called a “global health crisis” as far back as 2015. With recent research suggesting that antibiotic-resistant bacteria lurk in the dark corners of hospitals, including privacy curtains. Any component that could help fight infections, without adding to the resistance problem would be a huge win for public health.
Cannabidiol to be the latest antibiotic
Research shown at the ASM Microbe 2019, CBD is now approved by the FDA to the treatment of some forms of epilepsy. CBD is currently being tested for many medical conditions such as anxiety, inflammation, and pain. There are still very few scientific data to claim that CBD can kill bacteria and it has not yet been thoroughly tested for its antibiotic properties.
At The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience, Dr. Mark Blaskovich has found evidence that CBD has great efficiency in killing a large range of bacteria of the Gram-positive kind (Gram-characteristic of bacteria all have a cell wall composed of a thick layer of a particular substance). These finding also included bacteria which have become resistant to some anti-biotic. Furthermore, CBD did not lose its effectiveness after a long treatment. Best of all Dr. M. Blaskovich proved that CBD was also effective at disrupting biofilms, which is a physical bacteria growth that develops into “hard-to-treat” bacteria.
Conclusion of the study: Cannabidiol (CBD) Importantly, the drug retained its activity against bacteria that have become highly resistant to other common antibiotics. Under extended exposure conditions that lead to resistance against vancomycin or daptomycin, Cannabidiol did not lose effectiveness. Cannabidiol was also effective at disrupting biofilms, a physical form of bacteria growth that leads to difficult-to-treat infections.
Cannabidiol (CBD) and pain
CBD is becoming increasingly popular as a natural and safe alternative treatment for pain complaints. CBD can offer support in the treatment of numerous, common pain complaints. Think of the following disorders:
- Chronic pain
- Multiple sclerosis
- Nerve inflammations
The component responsible for the analgesic properties of cannabis is cannabidiol or CBD. Unlike THC, another important active ingredient, CBD is not psychoactive. Therefore, it does not cause a high. Not a week goes by without new research on the medicinal benefits of CBD being published.
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Another active cannabinoid in hemp, in addition to THC and CBD, is CBG. Cannabigerol, as the substance is called full, receives more and more media attention. And not without reason. Like THC and CBD, CBG also has an analgesic effect. The first trials with the cannabinoid seem to yield special results. Cannabigerol is an antioxidant and prevents the formation of free radicals. It appears that inflammation can be prevented by CBG lowering oxidative stress. It is known that CBG can offer relief from intestinal inflammations, such as in Crohn’s disease.
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Why is CBD powder so effective?
In this case – size matters !!! At least in this explanation on why The Real CBD’s Water Soluble Full Spectrum CBD powder works better and faster than the conventional CBD oil in tinctures. Not only does it work better, but it also has no taste and no smell.
So, to answer the question – Why is CBD powder so effective? – we have to break down the substance. As mentioned before, size matters, and here we are talking about molecule size. The CBD molecule size in a finished product is what matters. Atoms are the tiny units, which gathers to form all the chemical substances. Atoms can join with other atoms in various ways and create thousands of molecules. Sometimes, there are very weak connections between atoms. Particles and molecules have similar behavior because the molecule is also a particle. Confusing… don’t worry! First, let us explain a few things.
According to Wikipedia bioavailability means: 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.
CBD oil in tinctures
Most of the cells in our body are only capable of absorbing molecules which are 60 to 80 nanometers in size. To give you an idea of just how small these units are, a nanometer is one billionth of a meter. The cannabinoid particles in most commercially made CBD oils, no matter how high the quality, is about 2000+ micrometers.
Liposome CBD products
A liposome is a body of fat that surrounds or is attached to another molecule ( in this case, CBD) at the molecular level. Scientists and doctors recognize liposomes as a potent way of delivering nutrients. These microscopic fat pockets surround the CBD they intend to deliver. The body is much more capable of absorbing the nutrients present in a liposome, because of its size (100+ micrometers).
NANO-emulsified CBD Products
The average size of a nano-emulsified drop of oil is 25 nanometers in comparison to liposomal CBD that is between 100+ nanometers. Because of this small size, there is a much larger surface area that is able to enter the bloodstream. When this happens, the body absorbs CBD more efficiently. The Nano CBD products are created by breaking up cannabis extract into 10-100 nanometer droplets.
The Real CBD Patented CBD Powder
This groundbreaking patented water-soluble full spectrum CBD powder has a particle size of 89.11 micrometers. The way it is produced by encapsulating the CBD into the protein gives it its versatility and adaptation possibilities. This means that you have a full spectrum, non-genetically modified CBD product with an up to 52 times bioavailability. It is micro-encapsulated so it is free from smell and taste and increases shelf life. The diversity of the powder is endless and can be added or mixed with almost any water based product in both wet or dry form….let that sink in and think about it for a minute………….
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Common CBD side effects
We are not going to go over the amazing benefits of using CBD as they are endless, but we will cover its potential side effects. If you are considering using CBD in the form of oil then keep on reading.
Most often you will find good reviews, but occasionally someone experiences adverse side effects. The question is: Are these side effects a result of the CBD itself or just the result of user error? The answer isn’t so straightforward.
Before you decide to start to take CBD, do the research and speak with your healthcare practitioner to cover all of your bases. You should look at the benefits, dosing methods and dosage, additives and of course the risks involved with taking CBD.
How to protect yourself
There are many different CBD products on the market, each with different additive, purity, and potency factors. Unfortunately, some companies are only wanting to cash in on the CBD business, by providing low quality products that may have synthetic additives.
The best way to avoid these additives is to look for a company that provides total transparency about their product. Even though CBD is not regulated by the health ministries, legitimate and proffessional CBD producers pay for third-party labtests and make them public. These tests generally look at the quality of the CBD oil and provide information regarding potency, cannabinoid and terpene profiles, and purity.
When purchasing a CBD product, you should have full access to a list of ingredients and any third-party test results.
CBD Side effects
There is still a lot of research to be done concerning the side effects of CBD. This makes it slightly difficult to give a definitive answer. When you look for online reviews, you will find lots of positive responses about the amazing benefits of CBD. But ever so often, you will find a complaint or warning of side effects. Generally, these side effects are mild and are usually simple to resolve.
To help you make an educated decision, below is a list the most commonly reported side effects related to CBD. These are some of the experiences of other users or taken from relevant studies.
Dry mouth is sometimes present. Luckily, it is easily manageable by consuming plenty of water before, during and after your CBD consumption. In general, it is important to remember to drink enough water daily, so staying hydrated carries a clear advantage for a variety of reasons.
A Drop in Blood Pressure
Some studies have shown that higher doses of CBD have caused a small drop in blood pressure, so for those who are taking medication for low blood pressure, it is important for them to consult with their doctor before consuming CBD. Low blood pressure is often tied with a feeling of lightheaded, which can be uncomfortable for many.
Although CBD is commonly considered a good way to ward off nausea, some people report an upset stomach or feeling nauseous as a side effect. Because our digestive tract is so delicately balanced, there are several reasons this could happen. Too much CBD can easily lead to nausea and results in loss of appetite. Luckily, the fix to this problem is pretty simple. Just take less CBD, smaller doses and less frequently.
CBD effects everyone a bit differently. For some, CBD is giving energy and focus, but for others, it can produce the opposite. In high doses, some people have reported feeling drowsy after taking CBD. If this is how it affects you be sure not to take your dosage when you have to be most active.
One of CBD’s more temporary possible side effects, feeling lightheaded, which is often linked with a drop in blood pressure, can be easily managed by consuming some sort of caffeinated beverage, which will help to regulate your body back to normal, (a cup of tea or coffee works wonders).
Contrary to the previous effects, some users report that CBD makes them feel restless. Of course, extra energy is not necessarily a bad thing, but for people who want to treat insomnia or use CBD to help them sleep, restlessness is frustrating. Sometimes, higher doses are needed to help users get the “sleepy” effects they’re looking for.
Rarely, someone may report having headaches after using CBD oil. Some people chose CBD as an alternative to migraine medications, and many studies have shown that cannabis has the potential to reduce inflammation and pain due to headaches.
It is likely that an increased dose can result in negative effects. Generally, there is no reason to increase your dose if you are already experiencing the desired effects. If you suddenly start experiencing mild side effects after an increased dose, that is a telltale sign that your dose is too high.
Increased Tremors in Parkinson’s Disease
There is significant evidence that CBD oil may help with motor impairment, rigidity, difficulty sleeping, tremors, and other symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. CBD is shown to have neuroprotective effects that help reduce the severity of these symptoms. However, some users report that CBD actually increases tremors due to Parkinson’s disease. There is not much scientific evidence to explain this reaction. It is important to talk with your doctor when using CBD oil for treating chronic illness.
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Is CBD oil for dogs?
CBD oil has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. More and more is known about the positive effects on body and mind. Increasing popularity also means that you often can’t see the forest because of the plants. Where do you buy the right CBD oil and is it also suitable for dogs (and cats!)? We will gladly tell you about our CBD oil for dogs!
Is CBD oil also suitable for animals?
Yes, it is! In our webshop, we sell a special oil that is specially designed for dogs, cats, and other pets. The main difference is that The Real CBD’s special pet oil for dogs has a soft taste and yet is full spectrum oil. No flavorings or extra vitamins, but pure without added nonsense. We use CO2 Extraction which is the best, cleanest and safest possible extraction method to ensure our CBD products contains full spectrum cannabinoids.
CBD oil is completely safe to use with dogs
The CBD oil from The Real CBD is pure full spectrum CBD. The production of our CBD oil is under constant, strict control and contains no unwanted (high) THC levels. You don’t have to worry about your dog getting high, or lethargic… We also use organically grown plants to fit our CBD oil in an animal and nature-friendly lifestyle.
Our CBD oil has no unpleasant side effects
You should always be alert for side effects in combination with other medicines. If your dog is taking medication, it is advisable to consult your vet first. Also in case of serious health problems, it is wise to ALWAYS seek the advice of the vet to look at the interactions, regular treatment and the effects of a combination of treatment methods in which CBD oil fits.
CBD Oil for Dogs success story
This CBD oil for your pets has many therapeutic benefits. It may help your pet feel more relaxed. Which, in turn, helps pets with aggression issues, self-trauma, cognitive problems, excessive barking and urination/marking problems. It also provides therapeutic benefits in older pets that are starting to experience declining mobility. Some pet owners have reported using CBD Pet Solution to help with the effects of epileptic seizures.
The dosage of CBD oil can vary
Furthermore, the concentration of CBD in the oil determines the number of drops that you can administer to your dog. These doses are neatly stated on the bottles. 1 bottle of 10ml is sufficient for 200 drops.Read more about the power of CBD oil and our beloved pets: https://www.therealcbd.com/en/cbd-oil-for-pets/
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Does CBD oil have THC?
It’s like asking if the cake has chocolate! Some do and some don’t and it all depends on the manufacturer. Here we try to answer that question in layman terms.
The hemp plant contains approximately 114 phyto cannabinoids which make the plant complete. Because of technology today we can extract and separate those cannabinoids and explore them separately.
What is the Difference Between THC and CBD?
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the two primary cannabinoids that occur naturally in the hemp plant. Both of these cannabinoids interact with the cannabinoid receptors in the human body and brain, but they differ dramatically in their effects.
CBD is non-psychoactive which means that it will not get you high. THC is the cannabinoid responsible for creating the ‘high’.
Hemp has high contents of CBD and low contents of THC
Marijuana (Cannabis) is opposite – high on THC and low on CBD.
Does CBD oil contain THC?
Full-Spectrum CBD products
Full-spectrum CBD products are full of all the terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids, and fatty acids found in hemp, all of which have a therapeutic value of their own. Europe has allowed THC contents of 0.2% in CBD products. We at The Real CBD believe, that THC has a very important role in a full-spectrum product. All the cannabinoids (CBD,THC,CBG,CBC,CBN etc.) work together to offer the best benefits of the end product. It is called the Entourage effect. THC has many good things to offer also in very small amounts.
Some of the benefits are:
- Pain relief
- Eases nausea and vomiting
- Protects the brain cells
- Effective sleep aid
- Helps treat PTSD
- Anti-tumor agent
Broad Spectrum CBD products
Broad-spectrum CBD is full-spectrum CBD without any THC. Many producers prefer to completely take all THC out of their oils, mostly because of the law where they either produce or where they sell to.
CBD Isolate Products
Some producers use CBD isolates which is a CBD ONLY product. All other cannabinoids have been taken out, to make the marketing and sales of these products easier and legal across borders. CBD isolate is 99.8% pure CBD. During the CBD isolate extraction process, everything contained in the plant matter is removed. This includes any traces of THC, terpenes, waxes, oils, chlorophyll and more. What you’re left with is pure CBD…and nothing else.
Phytocannabinoid rich products (PCR)
PCR stands for phytocannabinoid rich. In this case, using alcohol distillation and the most dominant phytocannabinoids (THC and CBD) and terpenes are separated. This process allows producing extractions that are 0.0% THC and to preserve a partial set of terpenes from the original plant.
Why would no THC be a good option?
There are several reasons as to why a company may choose to implement a drug and alcohol testing policy for its employees. Different companies will test for different drugs, but the most common package is a urine test for cannabis, cocaine, amphetamine, methamphetamine, benzodiazepine, and opiates. Unlike alcohol testing, what drug testing will not tell you is whether a person is either under the influence of a drug or what the level of impairment is. It will simply tell you whether the metabolites of a drug are present.
THC metabolites can build up in our fatty tissue and a drug test will show positive. Here is where the THC free products come into play. A very good option for people subjected to drug tests on their workplace or sports club.
No THC – 1500 mg CBD
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