In this blog we will discuss how long CBD stays in your system and what are the most important things to know when using CBD. Firstly, we will look at what affects how long it stays in your system. Secondly, we will review the forms of use. Thirdly, we will discuss the effects CBD has on us. Lastly, we will talk about how long CBD stays in your system and the different parts of your body.
CBD is short for cannabidiol, a compound that is predominantly found in certain varieties of the plant Cannabis Sativa L. Chemically, CBD falls into the category of terpeno-phenolic compounds, which are abundantly produced in hair-like structures, called glandular trichomes, that are found on the surfaces of the flowers and leaves of cannabis plants.
What affects how long it stays in your system?
The answer to the question how long CBD stays in your system depends on two things: how much of it you use and how often you use it. Basically, the more CBD you use, the longer it will stay in your system. Also, if you use CBD more frequently, this will extend the time CBD can be found in your body. Also, CBD builds in your body over time. If you take CBD from time to time, it will clear from your system much faster.
Forms of use
There are different ways you can use CBD. It is important that you understand the legal status of CBD in your country and find the right ways to use CBD. You can read more about the legal status of CBD in the EU in this blog.
Different forms of CBD also affect how long it will stay in your body:
- Oils and tinctures
- Capsules and pills
- Edibles like CBD gummies
- Creams and serums
For example, creams and serums are applied to your skin, which means that they are very slow to get into and out of the body. If you live in countries where you can consume CBD orally, remember that the digestive system metabolizes edible forms of CBD and it takes a while. Oils and tinctures that are put under your tongue are absorbed much faster and stay in your system longer.
Firstly, we need to clarify that CBD is not a psychoactive compound like THC, for example, so it will never give you a ‘high’ or euphoric feeling.
It has a variety of beneficial impacts on your general wellbeing.
You can read more about what the World Health Organisation says about CBD and its use here.
Can CBD make you fail a drug test?
A drug test will never screen for CBD, because is not an illegal substance and it doesn’t cause intoxication.
Nevertheless, it is still possible to fail a drug test if you use CBD often or daily. Wonder why?
CBD products could contain THC, if they are not processed properly. We advise you to always know what you are buying and where you are buying it from. Read our blog about what to consider when buying CBD products here, for more detailed information. For more information about the legal status of CBD, click here.
How long does CBD stay in your system?
As we stated earlier, it depends on how much you use and how often you use it. CBD will also stay for different periods of time in different parts of your body.
How long does CBD stay in your urine?
CBD has been detected in urine anywhere between three days to two weeks after the last time taken. If you use CBD frequently, it will take longer to be completely removed from urine.
How long does CBD stay in your blood?
CBD can be detected in your blood up to a week after the last time taken.
How long does CBD stay in your saliva?
CBD components can be detected in your saliva a few minutes after you take it and could last for 36 hours, again depending on the frequency of use and the dosage.
To sum up, many factors can impact on how long CBD stays in your system. Always know how much you use and how often you use it to more easily predict whether you still have CBD in your body. We also advise you to take into consideration that there are different ways of using CBD and that this can also affect the clearing of CBD from your body.