Best Times of Day to Use CBD (and Why)

Sep 07, 2021

When should you take CBD? Fortunately for you, CBD can be taken at any time of day. Some individuals enjoy CBD in smaller quantities for added focus to their morning routine, while others take CBD strictly as a sleep aid. 

And while everybody is different, our tried and true favorite times of day to take CBD are as follows:

Looking to take CBD for energy and focus?

There has been lots of talk about CBD for sleep and calm, but what about CBD for energy? Can you take CBD as part of your morning routine to stay focused throughout the day? In short, yes. And you’ll probably love it. 

CBD is understood to interact with the endocannabinoid system, which influences mood, appetite, immune function, and sleep cycles, so it actually influences a lot more than just sleep. 

But how can CBD give you energy?

CBD binds with receptors that produce serotonin. These receptors are known to regulate basic fear and anxiety related behaviors. Because of this, CBD can support normal mood fluctuations and promote an overall sense of calm. Good mood and a calm mind and body = perfect recipe for increased energy and focus. 

CBD also interacts with GABA receptors responsible for calming the nervous system. This provides an overall calm for the mind and body, without making you feel tired. Simply put, CBD can promote the right environment for your body to fall asleep, but it doesn’t necessarily make you tired. 

When taken in low quantities, CBD can be just what you need to focus on the day ahead. 

What’s more, for all you coffee lovers out there: CBD perfectly balances the jitters of caffeine. So if you're the type of person who needs a dose of caffeine to get out of bed in the morning, add some CBD to your mug for the focus you desire, with a little added chill! 

For sustained focus and energy, we recommend taking a dropper or two of CBD oil in the morning. Or, learn more about how CBD and caffeine are the perfect pair

Wanting to take CBD to chill?

Feel a bit overwhelmed by the day or just need an extra push? CBD can help. Keep a bottle of gummies in your gym bag, backpack, or purse, and pop a few when you feel that mid-afternoon slump coming for added focus, anxiety-relief, and a little pick-me-up. 

Gummies are discrete and perfect for on the go, and taking them in the afternoon provides a mellow environment for your mind and body to get through the rest of your day. Mood fluctuations throughout the day are natural. By taking a gummy or two when a dip in mood or focus begins, you can sustain that beginning of the day brain power. 

Plus, taking CBD at this time of day soothes aches and pains from sitting at a desk or from a tough workout the day before. 

Don’t love gummies? No problem.

You can always swap out gummies for a tincture or two. And, an added bonus of a tincture in the afternoon is you will not need to wait for the effects to kick in. When CBD oil is taken sublingually, it absorbs into the bloodstream quicker (instead of going through the digestive tract) for that afternoon pick-up you want. 

Using CBD to help get a good night’s sleep?

CBD as a sleep aid is all the rage lately, and for good reason. 

CBD interacts with GABA receptors which calm the nervous system. GABA levels enable the body and mind to relax, fall asleep, and stay asleep. GABA’s ultimate role is to calm the brain down. So, when CBD interacts with these receptors, calming the brain and nervous system down become CBD’s role as well. 

So what products are best for this increased sense of calm?

The short answer: tinctures are always a good idea. Add a dropper to your chamomile tea for added relief before sleep. Or, take sublinguilly to get quick results to get you ready for a good night’s sleep. Pro-tip: get mint flavored CBD oil to pair perfectly with your toothpaste. 

Another way to get to dreamland quicker (with the help of CBD), is to lather on some topicals before bed. One popular component of sleeplessness is simply discomfort. Whether you’re sore from a workout, have achy joints, or simply want to feel great, adding CBD topicals to your nightly routine can greatly improve your sleep. 

And while we love CBD, there are also many adaptogens and botanicals with effectiveness in helping aid sleep. Use your CBD topicals and tincture alongside supplements like Passion Flower, Valerian Root, Ashwagandha, Hops Flower, and 5-htp to fall asleep quicker and stay asleep longer. 

While these general times of day tend to work for most individuals, our advice is to experiment with different dosages and CBD products at various times of day until you reach your desired results. 

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