How Long Does CBD Stay in Your System?

How Long Does CBD Stay in Your System?

How Long Does CBD Stay in Your System?

How long does CBD stay in your system? This is one of the most common questions our prospective clients ask us, but the fact is there is not definitive answer. That said, we can and will show you the various factors that could affect how long it remains in your system.

It’s no secret that CBD has many health benefits, such as reducing anxiety, relieving severe pain from conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia, and also helps to control epilepsy and Parkinson's Disease. But how much should you take, and how often do you need to top up? Let’s take a look.

It's thought that CBD can stay in your system for between 2-4 days, but according to a study published in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology people who had taken a single dose of CBD had detectable levels in their urine for up to 5 days later.

However, this doesn’t mean CBD will stay in your system for exactly this long as it depends on a selection of other factors.


How Long Does CBD Stay in Your System?

How long CBD stays in your system is determined by several different factors, so let’s take a look and see, so you’ll have a better understanding.

How You Take CBD

The way you take your CBD will determine the length of time it can stay in your system. For example, if you vape your CBD it will definitely enter your bloodstream faster than other ways, but it will also likely leave your system sooner, too.

This is opposed to CBD Oil, which will likely stay in your system longer than vaping it. This is because taking CBD orally it has to be absorbed through your gastrointestinal tract, meaning it takes longer to get into your system but also lingers for longer.

This goes for all CBD edibles, and even lotions and creams are also slower to absorb into your system, but also linger for longer.

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How Often You Use CBD

Now this might surprise you but the more often you use CBD, the more likely it is to stay in your system. If you use CBD often, it can build up over time and stay in your system longer.

This is because CBD is fat soluble, so it can build up in human’s fatty tissues if used regularly. This accumulated CBD will likely be released back into your blood system for elimination at a slower pace than if you have only taken CBD a few times.

How Much CBD You Use

Just like other medications and drugs, the more CBD you take, the longer it will remain in your system. For example, if you take 50mg of CBD per day, it won’t stay in your system as long as it would if you were to take 500mg.

You cannot overdose on CBD, but some people may experience minor side effects, including drowsiness, nausea, dry mouth, or diarrhoea. That said, most people are perfectly fine with it, but if you’re taking it for the first time it’s a good idea not to take too much.

A typical dosage for CBD is 0.25mg per 1lb of bodyweight. For example, if you weigh 12 stone, you should take 168lbs x 0.25mg = 42mg to begin with. A strong dose would be double this amount: 0.5mg per 1lb of bodyweight.

What You Eat

Another of the contributing factors to determine how long CBD will stay in your system is what you eat, both the amount and type of food.

If you have just eaten a high-fat-foods such as avocados, cheese or some fatty meat then higher levels of CBD will likely be found in your bloodstream than if you haven’t eaten much fatty food. What’s more, if you’re dieting, or even fasting and you haven’t eaten for a while, CBD will likely leave your system sooner.


Certain Medication Can Affect How Long CBD Stays in Your System

If you take medication that’s metabolized by your liver it could affect how long CBD stays in your system.

A Human’s liver contains enzymes that help your system break down certain medications. Some medications can increase or decrease the effectiveness of these enzymes, which can affect the length of time CBD stays in your system.

Will CBD Show Up on a Drug Test?

CBD will not likely show up on a drug test, but if your CBD contains traces of THC, it will. All CBD products sold in the UK must contain less than 0.2% of THC per dry weight and must be produced from industrial hemp.

Some CBD products contain trace amounts of THC, so if you are likely to have a work drug test, you should make sure your CBD product doesn’t contain any THC. The best way to ensure this is to get either Broad-Spectrum CBD or CBD Isolate products.

How Long Does CBD Stay in Your System?

The length of time CBD stays in your system is typically between 2-5 days. That said, there are several factors at play that can increase or decrease the length of time.

However, for whatever reason you take CBD, you shouldn't expect to feel the benefits for the full length of time it's in your system.

Typically, ‘in your system’ means it will show up in a blood test, so if you are taking CBD to help ease pain or a condition, it’s a good idea to follow the instructions on your product.

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