What to Expect in The First Month Taking CBD Oil

Delayed Effects

  • New users often grow frustrated with their CBD regimen because they’re not feeling any effects from it during the first week.  Don’t let yourself become frustrated; the CBD oil isn’t going to automatically reduce your anxiety or pain the first time you take it!
  • There’s a myth going around that you’ll feel CBD effects immediately after taking it, and this simply is not true. Even if you’ve been taking CBD for years, it still has to be absorbed into the bloodstream and can take some time to kick in. If you’re new to CBD oil, you might not experience anything until you’ve been taking it regularly for several weeks.
  • It will take one to three weeks at least of regular dosages for you to notice a difference. Your body has to adjust to the new cannabinoid in your system, and it will do so, but it may take some time. Be patient, use the right dosage, and buy high-quality, potent CBD oil to ensure you’re not getting a sub-par experience. Remember, with CBD it’s more of what you don’t feel, than what you do feel.  Over time you will realize you feel less pain, or less anxiety.

It’s Not A “Cure” For Anything

  • CBD is more of a symptom management tool than anything else. It’s great for promoting overall health and homeostasis, for pain management, anxiety management, and even a post-workout routine, but it’s not a cure.


  • Increased Focus
    • One of the most commonly reported benefits of taking CBD regularly is the clearing of brain fog and an increase in natural focus. It’s so easy to become distracted in our modern world, and CBD seems to be effective in improving the ability to focus by reducing anxiety and brain fog.
    • You know the feeling. You’ve got something really important to do, but when you try to focus on it, you just can’t seem to get around the heavy feeling in your head. You’re unfocused, which makes you unmotivated, which makes you unproductive. That’s not a place anyone wants to be in.
  • Decreased Anxiety
    • We could all benefit from less anxiety and stress, and while you can’t exactly control your stressors all of the time, you can always control how you react to them. Stress causes anxiety, which causes racing thoughts, increased blood pressure, and a pervasive sense of worry.
    • CBD has natural anti-anxiety properties and is even thought to aid in the management of certain anxiety disorders such as
  • Perhaps Better Sleep 
    • Many people report that CBD oil before bed has helped improve their sleep patterns, making their sleep more restful and less interrupted. However, others report that they find CBD to be energizing and keeps them awake (I’m one of those people). One study noted that a small dose may be energizing, while a large dose may be sedating.  You might like to try a small dose of CBD at bedtime to see if it helps or hinders you getting restful sleep.

The Bottom Line 

It’s important to understand that your body may take some time to adjust to your CBD oil. Having realistic expectations and knowing what you could experience can help you navigate the adjustment period without becoming worried or overwhelmed.