CBD oil: should it be used in the morning or in the evening?

When your doctor prescribes a medication, he or she will give you instructions on the correct time to take it. But what is that actually like with CBD? Should you use CBD oil in the morning or in the evening and does this have any influence on its effectiveness? Questions like these, we would like to answer for you in this article.

Why is choosing the right time to use CBD oil important?

If you are using CBD oil for the first time, the right time period definitely matters. First and foremost, you should always choose a time that works well for you. You always drink a cup of coffee at 10:00 in the morning? Then you can combine this ritual with the use of CBD. The key is to remember to use your CBD oil and not forget it in the stress of everyday life.

So does the time of application not matter at all? Not quite, because the desired effect also matters. Most beginners have a goal when they start using CBD. For example, if you want to fall asleep faster and better, CBD oil is optimally used half an hour to an hour before bedtime.

On the other hand, if you want to treat pain, it makes sense to use it early in the day. If you are already taking medication, you should allow a period of at least two hours before using CBD. This has the advantage that the effects do not correlate with each other.

The effects of CBD oil on the day and night

CBD is used for very different reasons. Some want to use it to increase their general well-being, while others use CBD drops for specific ailments. Cannabinoids usually unfold their effectiveness 30 to 60 minutes after application. The decisive factor here is how the CBD drops are used.

Applications via the mucous membranes show a high bioavailability, as the CBD is absorbed directly via the bloodstream and made available to the organism. When mixed in or applied, the onset of action is delayed by up to two hours.


Although the active ingredient actually always has the same effect, the time of day plays a role in its application. Those who want to enjoy the calming benefits of CBD are more likely to benefit from evening use.

Factors that can influence the effect of CBD oil

The exact effect of CBD is currently being studied by numerous researchers from all over the world. So far, most findings are based on the positive experiences of users. There are some factors that can have an influence on the effect of CBD:

  • Influence of food on the effect: The type of food consumed can also lead to altered properties of CBD in some people. For example, drinking caffeinated beverages just before going to sleep can weaken its effectiveness.
  • The right dosage: there are no universal dosage recommendations for CBD, the effectiveness varies from user to user. However, as a rule of thumb, you can remember that higher amounts of cannabidiol also result in a stronger effect.
  • Frequency of use: Users consistently have the best experience when they use a CBD product several times a day. In the morning before breakfast, at noon before lunch, and at night before bed is a popular application schedule.
  • Your own body weight: body fat reduces the effectiveness of CBD oil. People who are overweight or have a high body fat percentage have had the best experience with a higher dosage.
  • Influence of medications on CBD: Even though cannabinoids are usually well tolerated with most medications, interactions can occur. Here the liver plays an important role, as it is involved in the metabolism.
  • Experience with cannabis: Although it is not legal in Germany, many people have already had experience with marijuana/cannabis. In this case, the CBD dosage must be somewhat higher, since the body is already accustomed to cannabinoids.

How can the effect of cannabidiol be enhanced?

With almost every substance, the dosage is crucial for the effect in the body. With CBD, however, there is another special feature. Cannabidiol acts on the human body through the endocannabinoid system. It interacts with CB1 and CB2 receptors and thus unfolds its effect. A distinction must be made between monoproducts and full-spectrum CBD, which experience has shown to work best.

The reason for this is to be found in the interaction between cannabinoids and terpenes. There are numerous high-quality full-spectrum products on the market that take advantage of the full legal scope of CBD. Such products contain not only cannabidiol as a mono-product, but also flavonoids, terpenes and other cannabinoids. When taken, the so-called entourage effect occurs, an effect enhancement that can only be achieved with this form of administration.

Recommendations for the use of CBD oil in the morning and evening

Recommendations for the use of CBD oil in the morning and evening
Regardless of the time of day, there are clear recommendations for using CBD. We focus here on the product as an oil. After CBD oil is absorbed by the body, it enters the bloodstream. If food is ingested before that, the retention time in the stomach is longer. It takes up to two hours for significant effects to occur.

Experienced users rely on using CBD singularly and independently of other products in oil form. In this case, the desired CBD dosage is measured with the pipette and then the drops are administered.

The duration of effect of CBD - how long does it last?

How long the effect of CBD lasts depends on several factors. On the one hand, the amount of dosage plays a role, but also the bioavailability. There is no conclusive experience about the duration of effect, users report periods of up to six hours. Since CBD oil is well tolerated by the body, the application can be repeated several times a day.

Important to know: In the first few days, the body must first get used to the use of CBD drops. It may happen that you do not feel any effect of the products. Do not despair. Many users report that they found the optimal dosage only after a few weeks.

How to find the optimal time for the use of CBD oil

The effectiveness of using CBD depends on your personal needs. First, ask yourself what effect you want to achieve. There are various reasons why CBD is used. If you know the reason of application, you will also find the appropriate period.

In the morning, when you have an active day, CBD can have an invigorating, stress-reducing and strengthening effect for the day. If you suffer from frequent pain during the day or are affected by diseases such as rheumatism or arthritis, an early intake even before getting up is helpful. During the day, CBD can boost your concentration to help you get through the workday.

Another option is the use as a sleep aid. Here, a usually higher dose is used before bedtime. Classic sleep aids have many drawbacks, aside from side effects and daytime sleepiness. The right dose of CBD is supposed to gently help users fall asleep. Optimal use is after brushing teeth, but before going to the bedroom.

Does the timing of use affect the efficacy of CBD?

We often hear questions that revolve around increased efficacy at certain times. Here, we can put your mind at ease. Whether you use CBD at 08:00 or at 20:00 has no influence on the effectiveness. What matters are other conditions such as dosage, quality of the active ingredients and concentration of the CBD product.

We experience again and again that users apply CBD not only once a day, but at least twice. In this way, a higher level of effect can be achieved, which maintains the effect throughout the day. One-time applications are rather rare with CBD. The natural product is mainly used for long-term use according to some studies, for example, for chronic pain, anxiety, depression or sleep disorders. There are reports that CBD can be used as for acute pain, but the success is said to be higher for chronic complaints.

Conclusion: Why it is important to consider individual needs and preferences when choosing when to use CBD oil

When and how you apply your CBD depends largely on your needs. Everyone is an individual and consequently has individual characteristics. There are people who struggle with nausea when using CBD on an empty stomach. In such cases, it has proven to be better to use the dose after breakfast. Others, on the other hand, get tired at any time after using CBD. In such cases, it is worthwhile to use the product only in the evening.

You know yourself and your body best. By paying attention to the reactions, you will find the perfect CBD application time for you. For regular use, use a timer to remind you of the right time. The endocannabinoid system will prepare itself for the next CBD dose.