By now, you’ve likely heard about CBD. This non-intoxicating cannabinoid has quickly become one of the hottest active ingredients in the wellness world. These days you can easily find CBD online and even in traditional retail venues like pharmacies and grocery stores. The compound seems like it’s in just about everything. There’s sweet CBD treats like gummies and lollipops, rejuvenating skin serums and moisturizers that utilize CBD, and even some more off-the-wall items like CBD-infused pillows.
But how exactly are you supposed to use it, and when’s the best time to take CBD?
What Is CBD And How Does It Work?
CBD is a class of compound known as a cannabinoid since it’s derived from the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, another well-known cannabinoid, CBD doesn’t produce any intoxicating effects. That means consumers of CBD won’t end up feeling like they just took a big bong rip. Despite not having much recreational purposes, CBD may have other benefits.
Currently, the FDA hasn’t approved any CBD products for therapeutic or medicinal use, aside from Epidiolex, which is a pharmaceutical-grade CBD used to treat seizures. Due to the prolonged legal restrictions surrounding cannabis, there have been limited clinical human trials investigating the totality of CBD’s effects on humans. However, preliminary research into CBD as a medicinal compound looks incredibly promising.
For example, some research indicates that CBD could be a potential treatment for chronic pain and inflammation conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia. Unlike other analgesics, CBD can also be used in tandem with over-the-counter pain medicines. So If you’re a pain patient wondering, can I take Advil when I’m taking CBD? The answer is: yes.
Other studies suggest that CBD’s interaction with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system could positively affect the body’s serotonin levels, helping mitigate the effects of anxiety and depression. According to the Sleep Foundation, CBD has the potential to treat various sleep disorders, including Insomnia, REM Sleep Disorder, and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Disorder, without the serious side effects or risk of dependency that often comes with conventional sleep aids.
When To Take CBD?
Now that we know more about what CBD does let’s find out when is the best time to take it.
One major factor to consider before determining the best time of day to take your CBD is what intake method you’re using. Taking edible CBD has much lower bioavailability and significantly longer onset time than using an inhalation method like the elon®. If you are taking CBD gummies or other forms of edible CBD, understand that it could take up to two hours for the effects to come in. So if your goal is to take CBD before bed or before a workout, you may need to plan ahead if using an edible.
Ultimately, when you take CBD is up to you and will heavily depend on what you’re using it for. There are advantages both in taking CBD in the morning and at night time.
Taking CBD In The Morning
Many people enjoy starting their day off with CBD. Anecdotal evidence suggests that CBD can help improve focus at work, keep up motivation in the gym, and help you maintain a healthy appetite throughout the day. For daytime use, we recommend our special blend of cannabinoids and terpenes stelo™ Uplift to keep you energized and attentive throughout your whole day.
Taking CBD At Night
CBD can also be used after a long stressful day to help unwind. Shed your work stress, relax, and promote healthy sleep by taking CBD after the sun sets. For nighttime use, we recommend our calming blend of sun-grown CBD-rich hemp flower stelo™ Relax.