In this article we will answer a question that we got. A visitor to our website asked: How many times a day should I take CBD oil? The first answer to that question is, it’s really just kind of subjective and up to how many times a day you want to take it or need to take it or whatever works best for you.
Generally though, people will take it 1 to 3 times per day. We think that makes sense, mostly from the duration of CBDs effects typically. This will vary for people depending on how they take it and just their own individual body (how they process it) or the dose that they take. But typically, the CBD will last for people from anywhere from about a couple hours upwards to 8 hours, if you took it as an edible or in a food or orally ingested (capsules & pills). That’s going to have the longest lasting effect.
Your daily routine and the longest effect of CBD
If you figure, you’re sleeping for about eight hours and that leaves about sixteen hours in your day, the longest effect you could get from a CBD product, if you take it as an oral ingestion as an edible, would be about six to eight hours.
Because, as we’ve discussed before, the longest effect or longest duration of effects of a cannabis product is going to be from an oral ingestion, so when you actually eat (swallow) the product.
CBD tinctures (sublingual)
It will be a little bit less if you use a tincture and then taken sublingually.
But this all will vary from person to person. Maybe someone takes it sublingually and it lasts up to eight hours for them.
One to three times a day is typical, because if you work about an eight-hour day or so, you take it in the morning before work or before you go about your day and then you take it again after work and before you go to bed.
CBD Lotion & balms (topical)
Other people, if they’re using a topical and something is really bothering them, they’ll reapply it every few hours or so, just to keep the effect going and keep the soreness away or whatever they were using it for wherever they were applying it. With CBD it’s going to be very individual.
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It depends entirely on individual factors and the type of use
But it can vary, some people probably like to take it three times a day or even more often. Maybe they take it once in the morning before work, once during work or right after work and then once right before bed because it helps them sleep. Other people might only take it right before sleep. It really depends on how it affects you and what you’re using it for.
Two times per day is the most common though, just to answer that question. But it’s really just going to depend on what works for you.
We have written detailed articles about how long it takes for the various applications to work and how long the effect lasts. This can give you a good idea of how often you want to use a particular product.
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We would like to hear your own thoughts. What works best for you as far as how many times a day do you take it? Do you find that once in the morning is enough or are you finding that you need to re-dose and if so when do you need to do that? What works best for you? Let us know by sending us an email, leaving a comment below or submitting your review in our CBD Hemp Oil Reviews & Testimonials Section.