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How Long Does CBD Take to Work?

How Long Does CBD Take to Work?

Written by Zara Kenyon
March 31, 2023
  • CBD Questions and Answers

Did you know? CBD works similarly to other food supplements and is usually absorbed or digested by your body around 20 minutes after taking it – although this can vary, depending on the type of CBD product you use. For example, the sublingual application of CBD oils means they work faster (5-20 minutes) than, say, CBD capsules or CBD edibles, which have slightly longer digestion times.

But there’s more. In this article, we tell you everything you need to know about the rate that CBD takes to digest, so you can plan your daily routine just right. Keep scrolling for the full lowdown…


If there’s one thing that CBD beginners – and even the pros – find confusing about taking the compound, it’s understanding how long their favourite products take to be absorbed or digested. There’s a lot of conflicting information about how long CBD can take to work, both in the short-term and the long-term (when you’ve been taking CBD for a number of weeks).

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So, How Long Does CBD Take to Work?

Like with all food supplements, it’s all relative to the type of product you use, as well as how you use it. For example, one of the big benefits of CBD oils is that they’re able to be taken sublingually (underneath your tongue), which helps to speed up the absorption. Knowing how long each CBD food supplement takes to digest in the body is the key to finding a routine that works perfectly for you. Take note of the timings below, so you can time that daily dropper, capsule or gummy just right.

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How Long for CBD Oils to Work?

Digestion time: 5-20 minutes

Of all the Cannaray CBD products we offer, our CBD Oil Drops are the fastest-absorbing, as long as you squeeze the oil underneath – not on top of – your tongue. Hold it there for 90 seconds, so the CBD can be absorbed into your bloodstream, then swallow whatever is left. Good news: the CBD oil you swallow will taste delicious. The Bright Days CBD Oil Drops feature a zesty lime and aromatic juniper flavouring, while the Night Time CBD Oil Drops are peppermint-fresh, perfect for taking after you’ve brushed your teeth.

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