Thinking about taking CBD as a food supplement to help aid your endocannabinoid system? A typical question you might ask before you begin to take CBD is what is the best time of day to take it? Is there an optimal time? Morning, noon or night – what’s right?
Derived from the cannabis plant, CBD is one of many cannabinoids to have been found to exist in the plant that works in tandem with our very own endocannabinoid system, in-turn promoting healthy homeostasis. Cannabinoid molecules attach themselves to cannabinoid receptors to deliver internal messages to the body in order to regulate a variety of functions such as sleep, appetite, mood as well as our immune system.
“But I thought cannabis is an illegal drug?” At this current time, yes, cannabis is a Class B drug with various penalties given for distribution, possession and growing. The common reasoning for the law against cannabis is due to the psychoactive cannabinoid cousin of CBD, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which some believe lead to mental health problems. CBD however, is one of many non-psychoactive cannabinoids to be found in the plant.
CBD oil and e-liquid is sourced from another cannabinoid-rich source, hemp. Legal to cultivate under license, hemp provides a great deal of CBD molecules with little to no THC.
Back to the topic in hand – when are the best times of day to take CBD? The long and short of it is that this going to entirely depend on you and how you and your body may react to taking CBD. Some report feeling sleepy, whilst others report feelings of energy – we’re all a little different so the effects felt from one individual may feasibly differ to that of another. Introducing CBD to your routine should be as natural and as undisruptive to your every-day routine as possible and should complement your lifestyle, not confuse it.
NEW TO CBD?
If you’re new to CBD supplements, we recommend that in every instance you start with a lower strength concentration or percentage of the product. If you’re using the oil start off with a drop just beneath your tongue where your mucous membranes are – these are super absorbent and a great way to get those cannabinoids to start interacting with your endocannabinoid system. If you’re vaping, simply start with a few puffs. Effects have been reported to last for anything from 4 – 12 hours, so re-dose when you honestly feel that the time is right.
In addition to times, there are some certain variables that we need to recognise in order to ascertain what we need and when we might need it; such as the way you administer CBD (tongue drops or vape oil), your body mass and body fat index as well as the notion of whether it’s best to take CBD with or without food?
DROPS OR VAPE?
Whether you decide to administer tongue drops or vape oil is entirely down to you and your preferences. If you already use an e-cigarette, then the vape oil may be a great alternative to your existing flavour choices. If smoking is not, and has never been your thing then the logical choice is to try the tongue drops, either directly underneath your tongue or even added to your food or drink of choice.
Drops or vape? What are CBD customers saying?
A customer who tried the CBD tongue drops 500mg 5% said,
“I would highly recommend this oil. Apart from the obvious health benefits (google it). You sleep wonderfully when you are taking it.”
A customer who purchased the CBD Vape Oil 100mg 1% strength commented,
“Bought for anxiety. Definitely helped, if I ever got heart palpitations as well it relieved (the feeling) almost instantly. Felt much more relaxed and calm. After a few times of feeling sick, I discovered the oil relived it almost instantly. Was a full-time smoker before the vape oil, discovered it reduces cravings for cigarettes which I was not expecting. After some use, I notice yawning and feeling hungry”.
“I’ve got Rheumatoid Arthritis and I use this to make my days more comfortable. In addition to giving some pain relief, I also find it supplies a calming effect. I would recommend that you try it.”
One customer who purchased the CBD Vape Oil 100mg mentioned,
“Really good product. Found it worked well for anxiety and sleep disorder I suffer from.”
Depending on how much CBD you choose to take and your general wellness needs, the rate of absorption of CBD may vary depending on your body mass and body fat index. If you’re small and slight, you may find that small, regular doses of CBD will fit well with your lifestyle. Taller and larger individuals may find they eventually need more. In any instance, we recommend starting small and increase as per your needs.
WITH OR WITHOUT FOOD?
CBD being sold as a food supplement, of course, means that you can add your VSAVI CBD oil drops to your morning coffee or juice. Which leads us to another question. Should you take your CBD with or without food? Does it have a different effect and will it alter the time of day you take CBD? When going out for a particularly boozy night out on the town, you may have heard the particularly poorly chosen phrase, “eating’s cheating”, referring to the increased effect of alcohol on an empty stomach. This absorption rate refers to bioavailability.
Bioavailability is the effect that substances have on the body. Whilst you might find the effect of CBD on an empty stomach more immediate, the likely hood it’s not going to stay in your system or give you an enormous amount of benefit for too long. Eating before you take CBD or with your, CBD increases the chance of your body absorbing and distributing the cannabinoids to your endocannabinoid system.
What are the best times?
What are the best times of day to take CBD? In conclusion, ultimately this is going to be down to you. As mentioned previously, make CBD a fit for your everyday routine and start off by administering it in smaller quantities, gradually building up to a level that you feel comfortable with. Supplementing your system every day may potentially increase the beneficial impact that CBD has on your endocannabinoid system.
Currently, no palliative or remedial benefits are recognised by the EU and the UK in regards to the medicinal benefits of CBD, however, there is a vast amount of first-hand anecdotal accounts of people being helped by CBD for various conditions. Since we cannot make medical claims about our products, we encourage you to browse the thousands of reputable studies regarding CBD published online and talk with your doctor to see if a CBD supplement is right for you.