Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in the cannabis plant that is separate from the compound known as THC (the active ingredient in marijuana).
Researchers have been finding more and more that CBD can benefit those with stress or anxiety, pains or aches, and sleep issues. But a common concern may be whether or not it stays in your system for a long period of time. Since it’s closely associated with – though quite different from – marijuana, a common concern is that CBD may show up on a drug test and give the wrong idea to someone who may not be aware of CBD and its benefits.
Wondering if CBD shows up on a drug test? Check out our blog on this topic.
If you want to be fully aware of what you’re getting yourself into by taking CBD, you likely want to know how long it’s going to be in your system.
Generally speaking, CBD can stay in your system for 2-5 days. Though some sources do say shorter, while others say longer. It really all depends on a few things…
- Metabolism – Your metabolism will play a large role in how quickly CBD will be metabolized and excreted from the body.
- Frequency – How often you use CBD also plays a big role. If used often, CBD can build up in your body. This is why it’s recommended to use CBD regularly for about a week before deciding whether or not it’s working for you.
- Dosage – A large dose will stick around in your body for longer than a small dose.
- Method of use – How you take CBD will affect both how your body reacts to it and how long it sticks around.
If you really want your system to be clear of CBD, it’s probably best to wait up to 10-14 days after usage.
One study which gave patients high daily doses of 700mg found that – one week following the last dose – CBD in the blood was just 1.5 nanograms per milliliter and “virtually undetectable” thereafter. 
And a review of existing CBD studies estimated that CBD’s half-life was 2-5 days following an oral dose. 
How long CBD stays in your system really depends on your body, your dosage, and how you take CBD. But that doesn’t mean you’ll feel its effects for that long. Effects typically only last a few hours.
If you’re casually taking CBD for sleep, stress, or pain relief and are worried about an upcoming drug test or physical, take a break from it beforehand. How long of a break? It will depend on how you administer your CBD.
Here at SomaLeaf, our CBD is designed to be absorbed. That means it has a slightly lower dose (because your body can actually use all of it!) than conventional CBD products on the market.
But even with a lower dose, since it’s so much more bioavailable, you can actually feel the difference!
That’s why we’ll give you 180-days to try it!