Best Time of Day to Take CBD
It seems like everyone is taking CBD now.
If you're familiar with what it does, this should come as no surprise.
Numerous studies have found that the supplement has many benefits, from improving your mood to relieving your pain.
While many would agree on the benefits of CBD, not everyone knows how to use it.
One questions we get a lot; when is the best time of the day to take CBD?
The answer can be complicated, but we’re here to break it down for you!
What are you taking CBD for?
The first questions you need to answer is this; why do you want to take CBD. As noted above, the compound has many potential benefits. These include:
- Pain relief
- Helping with muscle soreness and tenderness
- Mood improvement
- Addressing sleep problems
- Increased energy and focus
Timing varies greatly depending on what you need the CBD to help with.
If you need help sleeping, CDB is best taken at night. For increased energy and focus, take your CBD in the morning. For mood or pain relief, CBD can be taken in the morning and evening, or microdosed throughout the day.
The timing and goal of your CBD use will also impact which type of product is best. For a morning or evening does, CBD oil or gummies will work great. If you are trying to microdose CBD throughout the day, CBD gummies might be your best option. For muscle soreness a CBD topical after a hard workout will help.
Taking CBD in the Morning
CBD has numerous benefits to start your day, and this is why some take it for an energy boost or to help increase their focus.
One review examined available literature and determined that CBD may help people wake up. Some supplements combine CBD with energy supplements in order to boost its potential energetic properties. More research is still needed on CBD’s ability give you energy.
Many people swear by it because of its other potential benefits. Some studies have found that CBD can reduce stress, anxiety, and improve your mood.
For example, some studies have been shown to help reduce signs of stress and anxiety in rats, and this finding has been repeated in numerous anecdotal experiences by people who take CBD.
Formal reviews of literature have also concluded that CBD may help people who suffer from anxiety. This is not yet a medical conclusion, but the available information does suggest users might reduce their anxiety by taking CBD.
Taking CBD first thing in the morning may be the perfect way to start your day and help keep anxiety at bay.
Taking CBD in the Evening
One popular reason to take CBD is to help you sleep. An overview of the available research shows that CBD has real potential in this area. For example:
A 2017 review of the available research examined studies that had been conducted and found that CBD may be able to help people fall asleep and stay asleep.
A small 2019 study found that CBD helped to reduce anxiety and improve sleep in participants.
A 2014 study found that CBD may help individuals with Parkinson's Disease who suffer from RBD, or REM Behavioral Disorder, with individuals who took CBD reporting a decrease in their symptoms.
A variety of evidence shows that CBD can potentially reduce pain and anxiety. Those are two of the most commonly reported obstacles to a good night's sleep.
This is why the Sleep Foundation has noted that CBD has the potential to help people improve the quality of their sleep.
Individuals who are looking to sleep better would want to take CBD in the evening, of course, and preferably a short time before they go to bed.
The specific timing of when they consume the CBD may change, depending on the specific method used to consume the CBD. Edibles take longer for their effects to be felt than tinctures that are consumed sublingually.
Taking CBD During the Day
CBD also has the potential to be used at specific points in the day.
Many athletes have begun speaking out about how they use CBD. Athletes use CBD to control pain, lower inflammation, and recover from a long workout or game.
In these cases, athletes might not tie their CBD use to a specific time of the day. Instead they’ll use it right after a workout, game, or practice.
Studies have found that CBD can be very helpful for pain reduction and to control swelling or inflammation of the muscles. Many athletes use CBD topicals and massage the topical into their area of soreness. This is a slower CBD delivery method, as the CBD has to travel through your skin and muscles before it can make its impact felt.
However, this can provide targeted relief to sore or aching muscles, helping people recover from tougher physical activities.
CBD can also be helpful for a variety of generalized pain. There are many more generalized delivery method, like tinctures or edibles, which can provide sustained pain relief. These can be taken on an as needed basis.
As you can see, the timing of CBD use depends on the individual and their goals.
Regardless of the time you take it, make sure to do your homework and stick with high-quality CBD. Just like any other supplement, don't take CBD without first consulting with your doctor.
Research on CBD is promising and does show that the compound has real potential to help someone who is suffering, regardless of what time of day they wind up consuming the CBD.
*These statements have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness. Medical advice should be taken from a medical professional.
All of the articles on this site are written by 3rd party content providers, expert bloggers or doctors not directly affiliated with Eden’s Herbals.
Individuals should learn the risks and side effects prior to taking CBD. Make sure to always check with a medical professional before starting any new CBD treatment or medication that is not FDA approved.