Today’s selection of CBD edibles covers almost every food you can think of, from sweet gummy candy and cookies to savory nuts and pizza sauce. If you’re not on the CBD journey yet, it’s high time you joined us. If you’re hesitant, we understand. You’re probably asking, “How long does edible CBD stay in my system?”
Unfortunately, there is no definite answer to that question because you have to consider so many factors. It depends on the products you take, the dose, how often you take it, and even your own biology. That said, we have some basic guidelines you can follow. If you’re here because you’re concerned about drug testing, we’ve got some very good news coming up. Join us!
How Long Does Edible CBD Stay in System?
Let’s say you have zero CBD in your system, and then you eat an edible. In this case, it would take about 2-5 days to leave your system. However, that scenario assumes that you only take edibles once, that you had no CBD in you before, and that you are an average height and weight with a healthy metabolism. Sometimes that is the case, but most of us bring more variables to the table. Let’s see what those are:
Many different factors determine how long cannabis edibles stay in your system. It would be impossible to summarize them all at once, so let’s examine them one by one.
It should come as no surprise that higher-quality CBD has more sustained effects. Low-quality CBD has weak and fleeting effects by comparison. Look for CBD products made with organic hemp from domestic farms.
How Much CBD You Take
Higher doses of CBD take longer to break down because of its biological half-life. This is the time it takes for the amount of CBD in your body to reduce by half. Scientists often talk about half-lives in relation to nuclear radiation, but it applies to all chemical elements.
The half-life of CBD is 18-32 hours, which is just under 1-2 days. Let’s say you take one of Cheef Botanicals’ 10 mg edibles on Monday. This is approximately how that would break down:
- Monday: 10 mg
- Tuesday: ~ 5 mg
- Wednesday: ~ 2.5 mg
- Thursday: ~ 0 (undetectable)
In this case, it would take approximately four days for the CBD to leave your system. Obviously, if you take a larger dose, it will take longer to break down in your body. This is just a baseline estimate. Many other factors affect how quickly CBD breaks down in your body, and none more so than this next one.
How Often You Take CBD
If you take CBD every day, you’ll always have it in your system. This is a no-brainer, of course, but it’s still important. And it doesn’t take daily dosing for this to happen. Consuming edibles 1-2 times a week can be enough to maintain the constant presence of CBD (which is actually a good thing, as you’ll end up getting benefits ’round the clock).
CBD is lipophilic, meaning it dissolves into your body fat. Yes, no matter what size you are, we all have fat in our bodies to absorb nutrients, store energy, protect our vital organs, and regulate our body temperature. Your body stores CBD in fat, which helps you to retain it. The more often you take CBD, the more it builds up in your system, and the longer it will take to clear out.
Metabolism is the process by which your body breaks down food and other compounds. It has a huge impact on how long edibles stay in your system. Different people have different metabolic rates – how quickly their metabolism works.
If your body has a high metabolic rate, it will process and expel CBD faster than someone with a slow metabolism. Your metabolic rate depends on many factors, including age, muscle mass, and daily calorie consumption.
CBD Edible Options
You’ll be amazed to discover how many types of CBD edible exist. There are clear superficial differences — some are gummy, some are chocolate, some are baked goods, and some are savory — but if you look closer at the label, you’ll see one of these three terms:
- Full Spectrum: Full spectrum products contain all of the compounds in hemp plants. This includes CBD, as well as flavonoids (which add color to the plant), terpenes (which create flavor and aroma), and other cannabinoids. Full spectrum CBD products do contain traces of THC. However, they cannot contain more than 0.3% THC by law.
- Broad Spectrum: Broad spectrum CBD is almost the same as full spectrum, with one difference. Broad spectrum products have zero THC in them.
- Isolate: CBD isolate is pure cannabidiol. It has none of the other compounds present in cannabis plants. That means no THC, terpenes, flavonoids, or anything else. Because of this, CBD isolate has no taste, smell, or color.
Will CBD Show Up on a Drug Test?
No! Most drug tests do not check for CBD because it is legal. They only look for THC, which is the primary cannabinoid in marijuana. But remember that full spectrum CBD products contain trace amounts of THC (0.3% or less by weight). This should not be enough to make you test positive, but we can’t guarantee it.
If you know you have a drug test coming up, switch to broad spectrum or isolate products right away. THC stays in your system longer than CBD. Urine tests can detect THC 1-4 weeks after the last dose, saliva and blood tests can detect it for 1-3 days, and hair testing can detect it as much as 90 days after the last dose. If you get drug tested regularly, it would be best to avoid products with THC in them.
Cheef Botanicals CBD Edibles
Cheef Botanicals is your one-stop-shop for the best CBD products. Read about our wide selection of edibles below, then check them out at the Cheef shop!
Our full spectrum CBD gummies are vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO. They come in two varieties: fruit shapes and cubes. We offer a range of potencies to suit every need, detailed below:
- 300 mg/bottle – 10 mg/gummy
- 750 mg/bottle – 25 mg/gummy
- 1500 mg/bottle – 50 mg/gummy
- 3000 mg/bottle – 100 mg/gummy (not available in cubes)
Full Spectrum CBD Oil
Our hemp-derived CBD tincture combines potent cannabidiol extract with nutrient-rich hemp seed oil for a double dose of benefits. We offer the following potencies:
- 300 mg/bottle
- 600 mg/bottle
- 1200 mg/bottle
- 3000 mg/bottle
CBD oil is extremely popular, thanks to its versatility. You can add it to your favorite foods and beverages to make simple homemade edibles or swallow it plain.
You can also take CBD oil sublingually, meaning you place a few drops under your tongue and hold them there for 90 seconds before swallowing. The CBD absorbs into blood vessels below your tongue, with effects kicking in after just 15-30 minutes.
CBD Capsules and Soft Gels
Are you looking for a simple, discreet way to get your daily dose of CBD? Try our capsules of soft gels! Each one contains a precise amount of CBD, so dosing is a cinch.
Our soft gels contain full spectrum CBD. If you’re looking for a zero-THC option, our capsules are just the thing. They’re full of CBD isolate powder, and if you’d like, you can break them open to mix with food or drinks.
Final Thoughts – How Long Does Edible CBD Stay in System
By now, we hope you realize that the CBD experience is a very personal thing. Edibles act differently in different people, and your body is unique to you. That’s why it’s so hard to say how long edibles stay in your system, and truthfully, there is no definite answer.
The most important thing for many of you is that CBD usually doesn’t show up on a drug test. But just to be safe, stick to a broad spectrum or isolate product, such as Cheef Botanicals’ capsules. There’s something for everyone in our shop!