If you are new to the world of CBD and cannabinoids, you might have a few questions. One of the most common is how long does CBD stay in the system? There is no simple answer that fits all when it comes to the answer. 

CBD can stay in the system for hours to weeks, but it depends on a few big factors. Let’s take a closer look at what influences how long CBD could stay in your system.  

What Is CBD?

First, let’s take a quick look at CBD itself. 

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many natural compounds found in hemp and cannabis plants called cannabinoids. CBD is known as a major cannabinoid that can be found abundantly. Another well-known cannabinoid is THC, which is most commonly associated with the “high” marijuana can produce. Unlike THC, CBD is considered non-intoxicating and will not get you high

Possible Effects of CBD

Many people turn to CBD for a variety of different reasons like pain, stress, inflammation and more. CBD is not psychoactive, but it can have effects on the mind and body. CBD delivers its effects through an interaction with the ECS, or endocannabinoid system. 

The ECS is a bodily system with a lot of responsibility. Things like our motor function, pain control, emotions, inflammatory response, and much more are all functions of the ECS. It is made up of three primary components: enzymes, endocannabinoids, and receptors. CBD has the ability to engage with the components of the ECS to potentially aid in its functions and help maintain homeostasis. 

There is more research needed to fully understand how CBD works with the ECS to deliver its specific benefits, but what we know so far is promising. CBD could be used for things like: 

-Inflammation (1, 2)

-Pain (1, 2)

-Some cancer related symptoms (1, 2)

-Anxiety (1, 2)

-Sleep (1, 2)

-Seizures and Epilepsy (1, 2)

-Some withdrawal related symptoms (1, 2

-Nausea (1, 2)  

How Long Can CBD Stay in the System?

When it comes to how long CBD can stay in your system, everyone is different. There are a few important things to consider when trying to understand how long CBD may stay in your system. 

What Affects How Long CBD Stays in the System? 

  • How much is used – How much you use CBD is a big factor in how long it will stay in your system. As with most other substances, the larger the dose the longer it stays in the system. CBD is similar. The higher dose you consume, the longer it can linger. 
  • How often it is used – One of the most important factors is how often you use CBD. The frequency of your use will heavily dictate how long CBD stays in your body. The more occasional your use, the more likely CBD is to clear your system faster. If you use CBD regularly, the more likely it is to stay in your system longer. 
  • Your body – Everyone has a unique body and metabolism, so different substances can affect people differently. Your weight, BMI (body mass index), and metabolism all can play a role in how long CBD stays in your system.
  • Method of use – There are a ton of different ways to take CBD. The way you consume your CBD can directly impact how long it stays in your body. Inhaled CBD can enter and exit the lungs fairly quickly. CBD oils and tinctures taken sublingually take effect very quickly, but they can also stay present longer in the bloodstream. Your digestive system has to process and metabolize edible forms of CBD, which can take longer to take effect and leave the body. Topicals don’t typically enter the bloodstream and are usually slower to take effect and can linger on the skin. 

High-Quality Products are Key  

There is no one answer that fits every person when it comes to how long CBD can stay in the system; everyone is unique. But now that we know a few things that can play a role, it is important to find a high-quality CBD product to start. 

Buying high-quality CBD can be easy with third-party lab testing. By trusting products backed by third-party lab test results, you can rest assured you are purchasing something safe and reliable. Third-party lab tests give you everything you need to know about what cannabinoids are in your product, how much of each, and if a pass or fail was issued on solvent and pesticide tests. 

That’s why Tribe CBD keeps our lab test results in an easy-to-find spot on our website. We are transparent about what’s in our products and we are confident that you’ll agree that we produce only the highest quality CBD oil.