One of the most frequently asked questions in regard to CBD use is how long it lasts in the body. Unfortunately there’s no single short-answer to this question because of the factors that play into it. This article will tell you more about the factors that effect how long CBD remains in your body, as well as provide you with a general estimate for how long CBD remains in your system.
According to an article published by Healthline, CBD generally stays in the body for 2 to 5 days— but that doesn’t apply to everyone. A number of factors must be considered when evaluating how long CBD stays in your system, including: Individual metabolism, Dosage, Intake Method, Frequency and Quality.
What’s also important to determine is the onset of the effects of CBD before it wears off. While some products that interact with the bloodstream trigger the effects instantly, other products applied topically take a longer time to kick in. The products that do enter the bloodstream, the effects last shorter than those applied topically. The effects of topical application last for four to six hours and are localized.
A good rule of thumb would be to assume that CBD lasts in your body for 7 days. Unless you’re a consistent, long-time user of heavy doses of CBD, it is unlikely to stay in your system any longer than a week.
It may also be helpful to note that the half-life (time taken for a substance to reduce to half its potency) of CBD, when taken orally, is 1-2 days. Ideally, this means that your system will be cleared of CBD within 3-4 days after ingestion, give or take.