If you’ve been using CBD or are interested in trying it out, you may have wondered: “How long does CBD stay in my system?”
There is no exact amount of time that CBD remains in one’s system because every single person has their own unique body and individual circumstances. With that said, there are four main factors that influence how long it takes CBD to leave your system.
Dosage and Frequency of Use
The amount and how often you use CBD are perhaps the most influential factors in determining how long CBD stays in your system. CBD is fat-soluble, meaning that it is stored within fat tissue and slowly released back into your bloodstream. The more frequently you use CBD and the higher the dosage you administer, the more it will build up in your system and the longer it will take to leave your body.
The CBD Product You Use
While there is only one CBD molecule, not all CBD-containing products are created equally. Products that use the same delivery method can differ in the presence of other ingredients, which can in turn affect the way CBD behaves. These ingredients influence how readily CBD is absorbed by the body, and how quickly it is metabolized and excreted.
What You Eat
What you eat can also impact how much CBD enters your body and how long it stays in your bloodstream. While absorption of edible CBD is generally low, it can be improved by consuming CBD alongside a meal that is higher in fat. A higher amount of CBD absorbed also means CBD will take longer to leave the body.
Your Unique Physiology
How long will CBD stay in YOUR system? It depends. Everyone’s body is different to some degree. Aspects of your physiology like water content, metabolism, body mass index, and even biological sex may all affect how long CBD stays in your system. Someone with a higher-than-average metabolism will likely have CBD leave their system faster than others. Similarly, administration of CBD alongside other medication may also affect how CBD behaves in your body.
Everyone is different and so the answer varies from person to person. If you are concerned about CBD and drug testing, read our article titled Does CBD Show Up on a Drug Test?.
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