How Long Does It Take for CBD Oil to Work or Feel

Updated on December 6, 2019

There have been many studies’ that how proved the link between CBD and pain is something to take seriously. CBD oil has been proven to alleviate pains and ailments across the board for anxiety, Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain syndromes, Huntington’s disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer and inflammation. Even animals can benefit from CBD. For example, there is now equine CBD for horses.

If all these can be helped by CBD oil why not give it a try? Finding out how a dosage and how you consume CBD oil can help your pain is one of the first steps in taking your pain management into your own hands.

How soon does CBD oil work in the body?

CBD oil can take effects differently for each person and that is because of factors that include, body weight, metabolism, tolerance level vs dosage, how you consume it, dosage, and what you are using it for. The symptoms you are trying to manage can influence how long it will take for the CBD oil to take effect according to this NanocraftCBD info page. Another factor that can influence how fast symptoms are helped is the concentration of the CBD and whether it is isolated being broad or full spectrum. 

The biggest factor that has been found to determine how soon CBD oils can take effect and the duration is the method in which it is used. There are so many ways to use CBD oils, and each can target certain symptoms faster. However, some people use different methods thinking it works for someone else so it may work the same for them. This is not always true and can hinder your pain management, what works for one person may not always work the same for the next person.

How long does it take to work for pain?

As previously stated, there is no clear answer for how long it takes for CBD oil to work on pain, because so many use different methods and no one has the same genetic makeup. Everyone responds differently to CBD and everyone has different severities of pain. Everyone experiences and feels pain differently and body type and tolerance can cause differences in symptoms being alleviated from 10 minutes up to 2 hours. 

Working for Anxiety

Many find that CBD can have immediate effects on their anxiety signs and symptoms. This is not completely understood, but thought to be caused by epinephrine and norepinephrine and how they work with blood and neuronal activity.  

CBD taken by inhalation or sublingual ingestion would have the most beneficial effectiveness and be fast acting to the central nervous system. It could start working for anxiety within a 5-30-minute range. 

Methods of Consumption and Time for Effects

Inhaling CBD oil through vaping is one of the fastest ways of delivering the compound throughout the body. Applying CBD oil as oral drops is considered a sublingual dosage; this is done by placing them under the tongue. This is also a very fast way to allow the compound to have effects that work fast against symptoms.


As we’ve mentioned, when it comes to using CBD tinctures, you can get many of the benefits by taking CBD orally or just by other means (vaping, etc.) and many users state that there are only minor side effects, like dry mouth. And that when you use tinctures orally, the effects seem to last longer than vaping them. The choice is entirely up to you, but orally under the tongue is the most popular way to consume CBD.

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