Being consistent with your cannabidiol (CBD) oil doses maximizes the natural balancing properties of the cannabinoid and the effectiveness of the body’s endocannabinoid system.
Once absorbed by the body, CBD interacts with the cannabinoid receptors of the endocannabinoid system, a signaling network responsible for regulating and maintaining balance among an array of body processes. Cannabinoid receptors are found on cells in the immune system and the central and peripheral nervous systems. When activated, the receptors stimulate a chemical response designed to keep our functions balanced. An effective endocannabinoid system promotes homeostasis by controlling functions like appetite, sleep, mood, pain response, and immune response. Studies suggest that these balancing effects could be beneficial for treating conditions like epilepsy, anxiety, chronic pain, autism, and Alzheimer’s disease.
There have been many reports of users noticing effects as early as the very first time they take CBD oil. Our ECHO Family member and Board Member Brian Higuera has shared of how just minutes after giving CBD oil to his daughter Sadie, who had suffered from over 300 seizures a day, her eyes and entire body stopped twitching. CBD will start interacting with the cannabinoid receptors within minutes of being absorbed.
With that said, many benefits of a highly functioning endocannabinoid system are not fully experienced right away. CBD, like all cannabinoids, build up in the body over time and can even stimulate an increase in cannabinoid receptors. With more cannabinoid receptors, the endocannabinoid system becomes more active and more sensitive to stimulation by cannabinoids. Consistently taking a “daily dose” of CBD oil helps maintain a sustained level of CBD in your system and promotes an effective endocannabinoid system.
Some CBD oil users have found that taking a serving of CBD oil 2-3 times a day is even more ideal. The full effects of CBD may only remain for 4-12 hours, depending method of use, dosage and body size.
Those who rely on the compound’s healing properties understand that maintaining a stable CBD level by taking CBD oil products regularly may increase the effects of the cannabinoid and the effectiveness of the endocannabinoid system as a whole.
Check out our CBD Products Guide to learn more about the health benefits of CBD.