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How Long Does CBD Stay in Your System

How Long Does CBD Stay in Your System

CBD is a new buzz word that has grown in popularity over the past few years.  CBD, cannabidiol, is a chemical compound that is sourced from the hemp plant, one of the two types of cannabis.  CBD has to contain less than 0.3% THC to be considered legal as stated by the 2018 US Farm Bill.  Many CBD products contain this trace amount of THC.  This is called Full Spectrum THC.  For those CBD consumers that want 0% THC, Broad Spectrum CBD extracts 100% of THC to help people that don’t want to worry about testing positive for THC.  

THC is the psychoactive chemical in marijuana that can give you a sensation of feeling high.  THC is naturally present in CBD and has the possibility of showing up on a drug test.  ALthough it is not likely, it can be a concern for CBD users to ask, “Can CBD show up on a drug test or How long does CBD stay in my system?”

To learn more about this topic, read the article below. 

How long does CBD stay in your system?

How long does CBD stay in your system?  The short answer….CBD can remain stored in our fat cells for up to 30 days.  However, CBD does not affect everyone the same.  It is important to remember that everybody reacts differently to CBD depending on many factors such as weight, age, product, and how you consume it.  

CBD Tinctures

CBD oil or tinctures (alcohol based) are meant to be ingested orally and held under your tongue until it is fully dissolved for the best results.  They generally take effect within 15-30 minutes and can wear off between 4-6 hours.  Due to their rapid onset, they leave your system between 1-5 days on average.  

CBD Softgels

CBD softgels or capsules are as easy as taking your daily vitamins or pills.  After ingestion, it can take the CBD up to 30 minutes before showing any effects.  Typically, CBD capsules can stay in your system for up to a few weeks.  

As you can see, there are many factors that determine how long CBD will stay in your system and different CBD products have different time periods.  Please consult your doctor before taking CBD products if you are worried about how long it will stay in your body.  

CBD Pain Cream and Topicals

CBD or Hemp topicals come in many different forms…pain creams, sports creams, salves, lotions, and more.  They are applied by applying directly to the part of the body that is aching or has muscle soreness.  

Unlike most methods of taking CBD, topicals contain CBD but do not provide a full body health and wellness experience.  By applying directly to the pain area, the treatment is localized.  CBD topicals, especially pain creams, can take effect almost instantly after application.  CBD creams can be applied multiple times a day but are usually effective for hours at a time.  Most topicals benefit by helping with pain relief or skin care but don’t actually enter the bloodstream, meaning CBD won’t be in your system at all.  

When Taking CBD, Will THC Show Up On A Drug Test?

One of the biggest concerns when taking CBD is, will I fail a drug test?  Is the amount of THC detectable when taking a drug test for an employer? That depends on what type of CBD product you are using or the form of CBD you are using.  Drug tests aren’t testing for CBD, they are only concerned with THC.  

Full spectrum CBD products contain less than 0.3% THC.  Although this is a trace amount, it can still potentially show up in a drug test.  If this is a concern to you, you can use broad spectrum CBD products.  Broad spectrum CBD is similar to full spectrum with the THC extracted completely.  To give you 100% confidence that your broad spectrum CBD contains 0% THC, request or only use products from brands that provide third party testing results for each product.  

How do I find a CBD company I can Trust

Now that you know more about how long CBD stays in your system and if it will show up on a drug test, the next step is finding a reputable company that provides a quality product.  If THC is a major concern when starting your CBD journey, make sure you use some of these tips for ways around products with THC:

  • Broad Spectrum CBD:  First things first, you need to use broad spectrum CBD products that contain 0% THC.  
  • Third Party Testing:  When researching for a quality product, make sure the CBD company provides third party testing for your product.  This allows you to review the lab analysis to make sure there is zero percent THC.  
  • Lab Analysis:  If third party testing is available, review the lab results and analyze the report to make sure the THC level is 0.00%.
  • Customer Reviews: Check customer reviews to see what other customers think of the brand and products. 

CBD is growing in popularity.  Because it is still new, there are many questions and concerns for new customers with THC being one of the top concerns.  By following the article, we will help educate consumers on how long CBD stays in your system and if THC will show up in a drug test.  Do your research and consult with your doctor if you are concerned with THC being present in CBD products, even if it is only a trace amount.  

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