So, you’ve decided to start a CBD routine. You’ve given it some thought, and after weighing the pros and cons, you’ve decided on a product. And you have done your homework to learn about dosing, too. So, the next sensible question is, “When should I take CBD?” or “Should I take CBD before or after meals?”
There is no “right“ time of the day for anyone to use CBD. Anytime you feel like CBD fits best into your schedule is the perfect time to take it. For many, the best time to reap the advantages of cannabidiol (CBD) is first thing in the morning, when lesser doses can help them concentrate better and get their day off to a good start. Still, others swear by taking their CBD dose right before night. However, most people who use CBD choose to spread out their dosage throughout the day to keep their natural endocannabinoid levels stable.
SHOULD I TAKE CBD IN THE MORNING OR IN THE EVENING?
Actually, it doesn’t matter. You can take CBD at any time of the day, but it also depends on your purpose for using it.
Many consumers may want to know, “Will using CBD in the morning make me tired?” Even though insomnia is one of the most common reasons people use CBD, the reason it works to help people get a good night’s sleep has less to do with making people feel tired and more to do with treating the stress and pain that keeps people from falling asleep in the first place. For this reason, taking CBD in the morning shouldn’t make you sleepy during the day. However, if you’re constantly yawning all day, it might be better to use CBD in the evenings instead.
EARLY MORNING BENEFITS
CBD is a worry-free way to increase energy and enhance mood in the mornings. It does not have any psychoactive effects, making it the perfect addition to your wellness routine.
- BOOST YOUR CONCENTRATION
- HELP YOU DEAL WITH STRESS
- PUT YOUR MUSCLES AT EASE
- GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR MORNING WORKOUTS
EVENING TO LATE-NIGHT BENEFITS
After a long, stressful day, CBD can help clear your head and put you to sleep. If you have trouble falling asleep, taking a higher dose right before bed may help.
- WELL-RESTED MORNINGS
CBD not only promotes regular sleep patterns, but it also has the potential to alter the course of REM and NREM cycles. Among the sleep disorders investigated is rapid eye movement (REM), which is characterized by involuntary body movements or sleepwalks, tremors, vivid nightmares, and vocalizations.
Taking CBD during the evenings will give you undisturbed sleep, thus you get over sleepiness and exhaustion in the wee hours of the morning.
- HELPS YOUR BRAIN AND BODY TO WORRY LESS
We live in a fast-paced society where it can be difficult for the wired mind and body to unload at the end of the day, and let’s be honest: collapsing on the couch or bed doesn’t do much to help them. A good dose of CBD before bed will help you wind down and soothe your racing mind, making it easier to drift off to dreamland.
CBD Gummies are a great option if you feel that you’ll get the most out of CBD in the evenings. You can take them right after dinner or when you’re just in front of your TV watching the evening news an hour roughly an hour before bedtime. CBD pre-rolls provide instant relaxation and may work best for you if you smoke and want a chill vibe in an evening breeze. Otherwise, for straightforward use, CBD tinctures will not disappoint.
DO I TAKE CBD BEFORE OR AFTER MEALS?
CBD on an empty stomach won’t hurt you, but doing so will lessen the compound’s effectiveness.
Even when we take CBD in its purest form, only 10% of it will actually be taken in by our bodies. The other 90% of it may go to waste. So to allow our bodies to absorb more CBD, we should consume it with high-fat foods (which is also why CBD products are combined with high-fat content oils like MCT oil).
Studies show that CBD is taken in by our bodies better if you take CBD when you are full. This is because the compound will stay in your digestive system longer, allowing your body to absorb more of it. But that doesn’t mean you have to order a stuffed crust pizza with double cheese burst or go crazy with fries. With that said, if you consume an oil-rich meal about half an hour before taking CBD, you should expect about five times the benefit. We suggest taking CBD with a balanced diet incorporating fruits, protein, carbs, and healthy fats.
But wait, here’s some good news! CBD is now in gummies, chocolates, and baked goods. Therefore, you can enjoy CBD without stuffing yourself with food whenever needed to help prepare your mind and body for an ideal tranquil sleep at night. Still, CBD bioavailability can significantly improve by eating a meal since taking it, even CBD edibles, on an empty stomach, may require you to take a higher dosage to get the desired effects (which would be more expensive).
If you find that taking CBD after eating a nutritious meal does not make any difference, read our blog post Is your CBD not working? Here are 8 reasons why to guide you with the factors that affect CBD usage.
WHEN TAKING CBD, CONSISTENCY IS KEY.
Consistency within your CBD regimen will always reign supreme over timing, just as eating your daily helping of vegetables or maintaining an exercise routine puts you on pace to becoming your healthiest self. It can help with pain, stress, anxiety, and sleep disorders when taken daily. And even when you feel best in the middle of the day, CBD products will work just fine for you. But, of course, the “right” time to take CBD depends on what you’re using it for.
CBD products are for people who want to try them, not those looking for a cure. If you don’t have any symptoms at all but are still curious about what CBD can do for your body, start by putting a few drops in water or juice every morning and evening. Then slowly increase that amount until you find what works best for you over time.
To treat pain, you can use CBD oil, tinctures, or topicals at least three times a day. This will help it travel to all parts of your body and bring relief where it’s needed most. If you want to treat anxiety or depression, try using CBD as often as possible. It can be helpful for mild anxiety and stress-related symptoms but don’t forget that if you’re feeling really down, it’s important to talk with someone about what’s going on in your life. 😀