How Long Does it Take for CBD Oil to Work?

One of the most common questions people have about using CBD is how long does it take for CBD oil to work? The answer isn’t as simple, because there are so many different factors including method, serving, quality of the oil, consistency, and your individual metabolic rate. The time it takes to experience the effects of CBD truly varies, but typically it takes between 20 minutes to 2 hours. CBD can even take a few days to start showing significant positive effects. Let’s break it down to give you a better idea of what to expect when using CBD. 


There are four popular forms of CBD - vapor, CBD oil tinctures, lotions, and capsules. These methods are all great for different reasons, but their bioavailability varies, meaning how quickly they can be absorbed into the bloodstream. This means a person who uses CBD lotion will have a different experience than someone who uses CBD oil drops. That’s why people who use CBD oil or vapor products tend to experience the effects much more quickly because those methods are metabolized at a faster rate than lotions and capsules. 


Considering your serving is crucial because certain products might have a lower concentration of CBD than others. Recommended serving can vary depending on a person’s height and weight, as well as body chemistry. CBD can also interact differently with certain medications, so it’s important to do your research before deciding on the correct dose for your individual situation.   


Due to the lack of regulation, the CBD and hemp industry maintains a relatively loose and unclear standard about CBD quality. At Wild By Nature CBD, we are committed to using only the finest, sustainably sourced ingredients designed to offer the highest possible taste, quality, and efficacy. Every batch is third-party tested with results published on our website. You can visit the Our Process page to read more about our commitment to producing natural CBD products. 


Experiencing the many benefits brought on by CBD products does not always happen overnight. Some products need to be used consistently over time to notice a difference in mood, quality of sleep, and/or pain reduction. If you don’t feel better immediately after taking CBD, you are not alone. However, if you’ve been taking CBD for a while and still not seeing any changes, you might be using a low-quality product. 

Metabolic Rate

Some people are born with a higher (or lower) metabolic rate. There are also other factors like age, lifestyle, and genetic profile that could impact how quickly or slowly you feel the effects of CBD. For someone who exercises often, you may feel the effects sooner but the CBD could also wear off at a faster rate. 

How Long Does CBD Oil Last?

Research shows that on average, CBD can last between 2-6 hours in your system. This timespan largely depends on some of the other factors we mentioned such as method, serving, and metabolic rate. 

Overall, you can’t go wrong with how you enjoy CBD products. At the end of the day, you have to choose what’s best for you. If you’re still wondering how long it takes for CBD oil to take effect, you might want to try it out for yourself. Wild By Nature offers a variety of products to address a number of preferred CBD consumption methods and applications. You can also read more about CBD basics on our CBD 101 page.

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