What is The Best Time of Day to Take CBD?

CBD is taken for a multitude of reasons. If you’re taking CBD you’re looking to get results, and you want them consistently. A great logical question that we usually get is “What is the best time of day to take CBD?”

At the time of writing this, there are 792 studies where they looked at how CBD is absorbed in the body and how it moves around.

You can see that study here

Our first question in return is “What are you taking it for?

We need to know a few things about how CBD works and we’ll understand when and how often to take CBD.


Dosage FAQs

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Benefits of taking CBD first thing in the morning

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CBD balances a hormone called anandamide in your body. Anandamide is known as the bliss hormone, if it’s too low, CBD will help increase it. This

process also balances serotonin, which is the hormone known to help alleviate depression and anxiety. If this sounds like something that could help you start your day or balance your day a bit better before work, the morning CBD dosage is good for you

Knowing that CBD lasts about 6 hours on average will help you determine when and how you should be taking CBD.

We know that vaping CBD is the fastest onset, so inhaling a vaporized form of CBD will allow it to start working faster than any other route of administration. Vaping, however, doesn’t last as long as the sublingual (under the tongue) route.


Benefits of taking CBD at night

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This is all about how you feel. Are you taking it for your back pain from sitting in a chair all day and that’s going to help you sleep? Do you get anxiety

before bed and you can’t let your brain relax even though your body is tired?

Most people don’t feel sleepy after taking CBD, this is actually considered a rare side effect. In fact, some people feel just the opposite, taking it in the morning so that they can feel a sense of alertness and clarity.

CBD was shown to improve sleep scores for those having issues sleeping for the first 30 days of its use.

So, what are you taking CBD for?

Taking it for chronic pain or chronic anxiety throughout the day would mean that you would need to take it once in the morning and, odds are, at least one other time that day.


If you’re taking it for relaxation before bed, to promote better sleep, then taking it about 1 hour before bed is beneficial and maybe you don’t need to take it at all during the day.


Some of us with anxiety around crowds or during air travel, for example, can plan when this anxiety is going to happen and therefore can plan our CBD administration.

Are you taking it properly?

This is a great point to bring up for anyone who’s taking CBD consistently.

The best thing you can do for yourself if you’re new to this awesome compound called CBD is to start with 1 dropper in the morning and see how it makes you feel.

The toxic level of CBD is several liters all at once (for the average adult male)

So, it’s very safe to increase your dose when testing how much you would like to take

You must try to take it properly every time so you can ensure you’re truly absorbing the most amount of CBD you possibly can.

Check out our guide to taking CBD correctly


What’s The Best Time of Day to Take CBD?- The Bottom Line

The truth is, we don’t have too much info on CBD dosing. What we do know from research is that dosing is specific to what you’re taking CBD for. But, regardless of how much you take, the average duration of effect of CBD is consistently the same.

Make sure you’re starting off with a single serving once a day, and if you’ve been taking it consistently and want to increase your dose, do so in 1 serving increments and you’ll find your perfect dose!

Always consult with your physician when taking CBD and be sure to let your physician know of any medications you’re taking along with CBD.


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