How the Functioning and Dosage of CBD Edibles Differ from Other CBD Products4 January 2024
CBD edibles are a tasty way to get your daily dose of CBD, but the dosage and functioning of these edibles differ from other CBD products. This is because you eat your CBD edibles and all active substances are absorbed through the stomach and intestines. Not only does this affect the amount of CBD you ingest, but also how quickly the substance works. In this blog, we explain how this works.
The Benefits of CBD Edibles
CBD is a popular supplement that can support your health. Especially CBD edibles are on the rise, and that’s not so strange. Taking a supplement can be unpleasant in some cases: swallowing pills every time can be difficult, especially if you’re not good at it. And some supplements have an unpleasant taste. Taking an edible is then a solution: these are always tasty and easy to take!
CBD is a versatile supplement that can be used for various health issues, such as sleep problems, pain, and anxiety or stress. CBD can provide relief in so many different complaints because it works with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system has the task of keeping the body in balance and influences various processes, such as emotions, sleep, digestion, and the immune system.
The active substances in CBD can support the ECS in its tasks. CBD and other cannabinoids work anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and soothing. Are you dealing with pain (rheumatism, muscle pain), sleeping poorly, or suffering from stress? Then it’s a good idea to try CBD.
But there are different CBD products to choose from. You probably know CBD Oil, but there are also tablets, capsules, and edibles. CBD edibles are just as effective as other products, but it’s good to know more about the dosage and functioning and how this differs from other CBD products.
How Do the Functioning and Dosage of Edibles Differ?
If you want to use CBD, it’s important to consider the method of intake. This influences the speed of release into the blood. For example, you take CBD oil under the tongue. In this case, the active substances are quickly absorbed through the oral mucosa. This allows the oil to take effect quickly, usually within 10 to 20 minutes.
With CBD edibles, absorption takes a bit longer. This is because the CBD, along with the food in which it’s incorporated, must go through the stomach and the rest of the digestive tract. How long it takes for CBD to take effect depends on several factors.
• How full is your stomach? If you have already eaten something before taking a CBD edible, your stomach is busy digesting all that food. It will take longer for everything to be digested and for CBD to be broken down. If you take a CBD edible on an empty stomach, it will go faster and you can notice the effects sooner.
• Metabolism: Metabolism refers to the speed of your metabolism. This is different for every human. How quickly does your body process proteins, fats, and carbohydrates and convert them into energy for your cells? The faster your metabolism, the faster CBD is absorbed into the blood.
• Digestive enzymes: Everyone has digestive enzymes in their intestines, but the quality and effectiveness of these enzymes differ from person to person. This also influences how quickly CBD will take effect.
• Body weight: if you are heavier, you often need a higher dose of CBD to notice the effects. But the more CBD you take, the longer it takes for this amount to be absorbed into the blood. Conversely, someone with a lower weight will need less CBD and can absorb it faster.
Therefore, there are a large number of factors that influence the absorption, release, dosage, and functioning of CBD edibles. It is therefore difficult to give a ready-made answer to the question of how long it will take to notice something from CBD edibles. On average, you can feel the effects between 30 and 90 minutes. The best thing is to take a CBD edible a few times. This way you will quickly find out what your average is, how long it takes for you to notice something from this natural product, and what influences this.
Predicting the functioning and dosage of CBD edibles is not an exact science. During a 2016 study, scientists analyzed more than 100,000 tweets about edibles (in this case, they were edibles with THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid from cannabis). They found that the unpredictability of edibles was one of the mentioned disadvantages, both in terms of the intensity of the effects and the duration.
Longer-Lasting Effects of CBD Edibles
It is therefore good to keep in mind that it takes longer to notice the effects of CBD edibles. But on the other hand, it’s also good to know that the effects of edibles last longer than, for example, CBD oil. The active substances in these tasty treats with CBD are released more slowly into the blood, allowing you to benefit from the effects for longer. That’s of course a big advantage!
And there are edibles where you can circumvent the problem of slow absorption. Take for example our CBD Candy Tablets. These are tasty candies with orange flavor (and added vitamin C). You let these slowly dissolve in your mouth under the tongue, after which CBD is quickly absorbed through the oral mucosa. These Candy Tablets thus have both the advantage of the tasty flavor and the fast absorption, which is comparable to CBD oil!