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What’s the Best Time of Day to Take CBD Oil?

While some cannabidiol enthusiasts think the best time of day to take CBD oil is before bed to help them sleep, other users prefer to take it in the morning for energy. This may be confusing for some: is CBD a stimulant or a sleep aid? The truth is that every person’s endocannabinoid system responds uniquely to CBD, and — depending on what effects you’re looking for — CBD may be taken at different times throughout the day. Here’s what the leading research has to say about when to take CBD.

Better Sleep

One person may find that CBD provides unbounded energy while another might liken CBD to a melatonin supplement. The different effects may be related to body composition, dosage size or when it’s taken. Some studies illustrate that CBD might improve sleep, whereas others propose that CBD promotes wakefulness. While contradictory at a glance, the two may not actually be mutually exclusive - it’s possible that CBD may involve multiple systems governing the sleep-wake cycle.

Pain Relief

Sometimes, the method of CBD delivery makes all the difference on timing your dosage, and this is especially the case for pain relief, which almost always requires immediate attention. While targeted transdermal relief in the form of a topical ointment or cream is said to work more quickly than most ingestible CBD products because it doesn’t go through the digestive process, sublingual intake of CBD and other substances accelerates how quickly the healing compounds get absorbed by the tissues under the tongue and enter the bloodstream. If pain is interfering with your sleep, you could try a higher dose before bed. Every body is different. For most other forms of CBD, the body’s efficient metabolism process breaks down supplement molecules, meaning you end up waiting more and absorbing less — unless you choose a product with high bioavailability, such as RESET Balance.

How RESET Is Different

RESET Bioscience’s nano liposomes facilitate optimal absorption, which can be up to 80% more than traditional consumption. RESET Balance works fast, so you can reap the benefits you’re seeking without delay or waste.

Remember, CBD is not currently an FDA-approved treatment for pain relief or sleep problems. You should always speak to a doctor before adding a new supplement to your routine. Experiment with dosing and timing to find out how your body’s endocannabinoid system responds to the product. RESET Balance is designed to be taken daily, whenever you need immediate results, so you feel your best every day and all day.

Erica Garza is an author and essayist. Her work has appeared in TIME, Health, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Women's Health, The Telegraph and VICE. She lives in Los Angeles.