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Firstly – what is CBD?

CBD (cannabidiol) is an organic chemical compound, one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the Cannabis sativa species of hemp. CBD is obtained from the leaves and flowers of this plant. The most popular and most efficient extraction method today is using CO2. It should be noted that CBD, unlike THC, has no psychoactive effects. Of the several hundred substances found in cannabis, CBD has the strongest health properties. CBD is a completely safe ingredient in hemp. It mimics the effects of naturally occurring substances in the human body.

Cannabidiol stimulates nerve cells by harmonising and regulating the processes taking place in the human body. It is responsible for the correct course of the basic physiological processes. Processes include appetite, thirst, pain sensation, memory, concentration or sleep. CBD and the rest of the cannabinoids are the plant equivalents of human endocannabinoids. They mimic their action by stimulating the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors. Cannabinoid receptors are found in all areas of our body, from bone marrow to skin. They are found in the most innervated areas of the body. CBD comes in various forms: oils, ointments, creams, tablets/capsules, suppositories, teas, and CBD dried for inhalation/vaporisation. The most popular form is CBD oil in various concentrations. The concentration determines how long CBD stays in your system.

What are the therapeutic properties of CBD?

Modern science sheds more and more light on the therapeutic processes of the human body under the influence of natural chemical compounds. Only in the last ten years has the research proving the therapeutic utility of CBD cannabidiol increased. This CBD research level allows today to write about its therapeutic properties freely. They are wide. The human body produces (endo) cannabinoids. Their lack or insufficient amount may lead to the occurrence or worsening of already existing health problems and functional disorders. It can also mean a reduced ability of the body to self-regulate life processes. As a result, it slows the process of returning to balance and health. The effect of cannabidiol on the human central nervous system is exactly opposite to that of THC. While THC leads to deregulation in the production of neurotransmitters, cannabidiol exhibits rebalancing properties in this area.

The most famous properties of CBD are:

  • analgesic – relaxing smooth muscles,
  • anti-inflammatory – can prevent inflammation,
  • antifungal – soothing fungus and mould infections,
  • antibacterial – inhibiting the multiplication of bacteria,
  • antioxidant – slowing down the ageing processes of the body,
  • neuroactive and neuroprotective – fight neurodegenerative and mental disorders, regenerates nerve cells in
  • the body stimulates the nervous system, prevents neurodegeneration, has a relaxing and antispastic effect,
  • anti-cancer – attacks and destroys cancer cells, inhibits the multiplication of cancer cells,
  • antipsychotic – wake up and cleanses the mind, fights psychosis and anxiety, calms down, has a relaxing
  • the effect helps to fall asleep and ensures good sleep.


CBD helps in the treatment of ailments such as:

  • certain neoplastic diseases,
  • drug-resistant epilepsy,
  • depression,
  • severe, chronic neurotic states,
  • various types of psychosomatic diseases,
  • treatment of addiction and the effects of addiction to marijuana,
  • autism,
  • multiple sclerosis,
  • Lyme disease,
  • Parkinson’s disease,
  • Alzheimer’s disease,
  • diabetes,
  • rheumatism,
  • osteoporosis,
  • atherosclerosis.


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How long does CBD stay in your system?

While an estimated time can be given, it is somewhat individual how long CBD stays in your system. Even if two people take the same dose of the same product, one CBD will stay shorter, and the other will stay longer. We differ in age, health, body weight, metabolism and lifestyle. It all has an impact on how CBD will affect a person. It is assumed to be a period of 2 to 5 days. CBD will not stay in your body for more than a week after a single use – even in the highest dose. However, with prolonged use, CBD can stay in your body for up to two weeks.

It also depends on factors relating to CBD itself:

  • the method of delivering CBD to your body comes in various forms. You can find CBD oils, ointments, pastes, capsules and teas. The methods of taking CBD differ from each other. It is related to the different degrees of absorption of CBD by the human body. This is referred to as the so-called bioavailability. By definition, it is the degree and amount of a substance that enters the circulatory system after passing through the body’s protective barriers. It is assumed that CBD will stay in the body the longest after taking it via vaporisation. Another method with the best digestibility is taking CBD oils orally – preferably under the tongue. Then CBD capsules/tablets. CBD ointments and lotions applied externally have the worst bioavailability because they do not penetrate the bloodstream; they only work locally.
  • the amount of CBD delivered to your body – if a person has ingested a larger amount of cannabidiol, it is logical that it will persist in the body for longer than the person taking a lower dose of CBD.
  • frequency – how much CBD remains in the blood also depends on how often it is used. One-time and occasional intake of a CBD-rich product is comparable to the previously described range: from 2 up to 5 days. However, if a person regularly supplies CBD, this time can be extended to around 7-14 days.

How does the body process CBD, and how long do its effects last?

This is a question many people ask because this is one of the key pieces of information. CBD works mainly by interacting with the endocannabinoid system. It is a regulatory network designed to keep the body in the best condition possible. Unlike other cannabinoids, CBD does not bind directly to the ECS receptors. It works behind the scenes to trigger its unique effect. Things get a little more complicated as you can take CBD in many different ways, and how you apply it, it plays a key role in metabolising the compound (breaking up and spreading it around the body). The duration of the effects of CBD and how long CBD stays in your system are also related to the speed of action.

When taken orally, CBD passes through the stomach and liver and enters the circulatory system, which carries CBD through the bloodstream. This route takes time. It is assumed that it will take about an hour for the oil/capsule taken orally to complete it. When CBD is taken orally after a high-fat meal, the absorption of CBD in the gut’s lymphatic system is much higher and can potentially treat autoimmune diseases.

To expect faster results, a faster absorption method can be used through the oral cavity, specifically the sublingual space, which is rich in blood supply. CBD is placed under the tongue and transported into the bloodstream through the mucous membranes and capillaries in the mouth – effectively bypassing the digestive system and liver. Then the effects can be expected much faster. CBD ingested sublingually will therefore follow a similar path of metabolism and excretion to that of inhaled CBD.

The situation is different here regarding vaporisation, i.e., the inhalation route. The time after which you can feel the effects is much faster here. Through inhalation, CBD reaches the alveoli, which are perfectly supplied with blood. So, CBD enters the blood in the alveoli’s capillaries and is already in the bloodstream. This bypasses certain detoxification barriers, which makes the effect quick and long. The noticeable effect may be noticeable a few to several minutes after inhalation, lasting up to 6 hours.

The topical application of CBD in ointments or creams is best for localised symptoms such as inflammation and pain from arthritis. The external application of CBD works locally – the applied CBD product never reaches the bloodstream, meaning CBD does not stay in your system. External CBD affects human sebocytes – the cells that make up the sebaceous gland to produce oily secretions that keep the skin supple. After topical application, CBD is expected to enter the skin via a trans follicular route and accumulate in the sebaceous gland. This means that CBD can penetrate the hair follicles of the sebaceous glands and achieve a local effect.

Here, too, it should be noted that these are, of course, approximate lengths. Due to their characteristics, everyone will feel the effects of CBD differently in terms of intensity and duration.