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What To Expect When Taking CBD?

CBD, or Cannabidiol, is derived mainly from the Cannabis Sativa plant. Hemp (Cannabis Sativa) and Marijuana (Cannabis Indica) are closely related but different.

Hemp contains high amounts of CBD (cannabidiol) and low (less than 0.3%) amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). In contrast, Marijuana contains very high amounts of THC and low amounts of CBD.

What To Expect When Taking CBD??

 Today we are discussing:
 1. Different ways you can consume CBD?
 2. How long it will take before you see results from taking CBD?
 3. How CBD will make you feel?
 4. CBD is a natural alternative?
 5. Can I overdose on CBD?
 6. How long may CBD stay in your system?
 7. How long may CBD-containing THC stay in your system?


1. Different ways to consume CBD

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As you can see from above, there are a few different ways to get your daily dose of CBD. Some are yummy and delicious, like edibles and gummies, whereas others are more practical and efficient, like softgels and oil drops.

CBD comes in a variety of different ingestible. Some people choose CBD products based on taste preference, and others choose based on efficiency.

Choosing which CBD product to use typically depends on preference and the desired results.


2. How long will it will take before I can see results from taking CBD

How long does it take for CBD to take effect

CBD oil is the most efficient method when taking CBD because it offers the highest bioavailability. After taking CBD oil, you may start to feel the effects of the CBD after about 20 minutes.

CBD softgel, edibles, and gummies may take up to 1 to 2 hours due to the natural breakdown of your body's digestive system.

Depending on the type of CBD found in the softgel, edible, or gummy, it will have a different bioavailability.

Nano-CBD is the best for bioavailability because it is pre-broken down into smaller particles so the body can absorb it more easily.

 Click here to learn more about Nano-CBD and bioavailability.


When starting out with CBD for the first time, it is recommended to start with the minimum dosage recommended for your body weight and slowly increase that for a week or so until you get the results you are looking for.

If you don't know which milligram strength to start with, see if the CBD company your purchasing from has a dosage chart.

 Click here to read "How much CBD should I take?"


3. How will CBD make me feel?

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What can I expect from taking CBD? Many people report feeling more at ease, less stressed, less inflammation, and better overall health when consuming CBD.

CBD may have different side effects for each person. Some common side effects are mild nausea, fatigue, and dry mouth.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information says (1), "CBD… maintains a good safety profile. Neither abuse nor dependence has been demonstrated." CBD is safe to take when needed and causes no dependence symptoms.

CBD comes from the cannabis plant, and many assume that all cannabis products cause intoxication, but CBD does not make you high.

Any products containing a high quantity of THC may cause one to experience a high. Although, THC taken in small amounts is known to have physiological and mild psychological calming effects.

4. Is CBD a natural alternative to certain types of medication?

CBD pill vs prescription medication

The most common symptoms CBD is used for are discomfort, mood, and sleep. If you are taking medications, you should check with your doctor before using CBD for possible interactions between the medication and CBD.

CBD may be an effective natural alternative for individuals with joint or muscle discomfort. It has been known to assist in calming those with unhealthy mood levels.

CBD has also been used to promote a sense of calm and relaxation, helping individuals fall asleep.

5. Can you overdose on CBD?

According to a study done by The National Center for Biotechnology Information (2), "Prescription drug overdoses are one of the leading causes of death in the United States... Cannabis can be an effective treatment for pain, greatly reduces the chance of dependence, and eliminates the risk of fatal overdose…."

In a study involving 2,897 medical Cannabis patients, 34% of those individuals had been using opioid-based medication in the past 6 months.

"Ninety-seven percent of the sample 'strongly agreed or agreed' that they were able to decrease the number of opiates they consume when they also use cannabis, and 81% 'strongly agreed or agreed' that taking cannabis by itself was more effective at treating their condition than taking cannabis with opioids."

These results are amazing. Not only did the patients get relief from their symptoms from using cannabis, but they did not experience symptoms of dependence like they had with their opioid medications.

Always consult with your doctor before taking CBD if you are on any medication.

How much is too much?

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According to a study published in 2017 by The National Library of Medicine (3), "Research showed that humans could safely tolerate up to 1,500 mg per day.

For reference, a typical 1-ounce bottle of CBD oil contains anywhere from 300 to 1,500 mg". You would most likely need to consume much more than the recommended amount of CBD to pose a danger to your health.

There is evidence to support that taking too much CBD may cause negative side effects, including:

Visit the nearest emergency room or call your doctor right away if you experience a negative reaction to CBD, such as:

Having trouble breathing or swallowing

  • Seizures
  • Dizziness
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Unconsciousness

Like all supplements, it is best to consume only the recommended dose of CBD.


6. How long does CBD stay in your system?

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How long CBD stays in your system depends on a few different factors. Those factors include but are not limited to: Your body mass index, water content, and metabolism are just some factors that can influence how long CBD stays in your system.

After you take CBD, you may typically feel its effects for 2-8 hours, and just like food, it may stay in your system for 2-5 days and sometimes weeks, depending on the person. The same is true for Full Spectrum CBD products that contain THC.

7. How Long will THC stay in my system?

A common question is if you take CBD containing THC, will it show up on a drug test. Pure CBD (Broad Spectrum CBD and Isolate CBD) will not cause you to fail a drug test, but If you take Full Spectrum CBD, which does contain THC, the THC can build up and cause you to fail a drug test or test positive for THC.

The bottom line is that if you are worried about testing positive for THC, we recommend using Broad Spectrum CBD or CBD Isolate to eliminate that possibility.

Sum it up!

If you are interested in taking CBD, talk to your doctor about the current medications you are on and if there might be a possible reaction.

What you can expect from taking CBD varies slightly from person to person because of many factors. Don't be discouraged if the first CBD product doesn't work out as you had hoped.

The first product you try may not be a strong enough strength or made with lower quality CBD.

 Click here to learn more about "What to look for before buying CBD."


We hope you found this helpful, but if you are looking for more answers about what you can expect from taking CBD, you can check out the description of our products or contact us directly.

At Zatural, all our CBD products are derived from industrial Hemp. Our mission is to provide the purest, truest, highest quality CBD products possible. Zatural aims to help our customers get to a happier, healthier you.

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(1) Corroon, J., & Phillips, J. A. (2018, July 1). A cross-sectional study of cannabidiol users. Cannabis and cannabinoid research. Retrieved May 18, 2022, from

(2) Reiman, A., Welty, M., & Solomon, P. (2017, June 1). Cannabis as a substitute for opioid-based pain medication: Patient self-report. Cannabis and cannabinoid research. Retrieved May 18, 2022, from

(3) Iffland, K., & Grotenhermen, F. (2017, June 1). An update on safety and side effects of Cannabidiol: A review of Clinical Data and relevant animal studies. Cannabis and cannabinoid research. Retrieved May 18, 2022, from

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