Based on an article published in The New York Times, more than 60 percent of CBD users take the compound for treating anxiety. Furthermore, others use it for treating chronic pain, insomnia, and depression. The data is based on a survey conducted on 5,000 individuals. The CBD industry is a huge industry, and it is predicted to hit $16 billion in the US alone by the year 2025.

CBD is the less popular scion of the cannabis Sativa plant. It has a more popular sibling known as THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is the active ingredient you can find in the pot that gives users the “high.” The plant is believed to have a Central Asia origin where it was used medicinally or for ritual purposes in 750 BC. There may be other date estimates as well.

The Promise of CBD

CBD has a lot of potential in terms of being therapeutic primarily because it is safe.  A purified CBD extract known as Epidiolex has been approved by FDA last year for treating rare seizure disorders in patients that are as young as 2 years old and older after several double-blind and placebo-controlled clinical trials. CBD has also shown promise in treating anxiety, PTSD, sleep, and depression.

The Effects of CBD on the Body

CBD stays within the human body for 2 to 5 days, but this is not the same for everybody. For some people, CBD can stay in their bodies for weeks. There are several factors that influence the compound’s length of stay in the body. Some of the variables to consider include how much it is used, how often it is used, the body, food consumed, and the method used for consuming CBD.

The higher the dose of CBD you take, the longer it stays in your body. If you use CBD frequently, it will stay longer in your system. If it is used only occasionally, it will be out of the system faster.

The body mass index, metabolism, and water content also have an impact on the length of time CBD stays within the human body.

The food you eat, the amount of food you eat, and when you eat affect how long CBD stays within the body. When taken in an empty stomach, CBD is metabolized and removed faster while a full stomach may make the digestion slow.

The method you use for taking CBD has an impact on the onset, length of effect, and length of stay in the body. When CBD is vaped, it enters the lungs and leaves the body fast. The oils and tinctures that are dabbed on the tongue can be absorbed into one’s bloodstream quickly and stay in it longer.

The digestive system metabolizes CBD’s edible forms which can take some time while creams and lotions slowly get into the system and slowly leave it as well.