CBD creams, balms and body oil work by binding to the receptors in the dermal and epidermal layers of the skin. It will take between 10 – 20 minutes to take effect, however the key is to massage the area rather than just slapping it on! From experience it is best to apply 3 – 4 times during the day and don’t forget to apply at night just before bed. For those of you who unfortunately have arthritis then consistency is key.
For products that are taken orally, like tinctures, capsules and gummies, the timings vary. Tinctures which are absorbed under the tongue can take 30 seconds and the effects will be felt within approximately 15 minutes. If you are ingesting CBD in a gummy or a capsule, then it can take approximately 45 – 90 minutes to take effect. Again consistency is key, start with a low dosage and build up rather than take a large dosage of CBD at the beginning. By being consistent you will keep inflammation and anxiety at bay.