Diarrhea is an unpleasant experience, but it usually goes away after taking CBD regularly for 3 to 4 weeks. If not, you can try reducing the dose. Generally, the effects of CBD can last for 2 to 6 hours. So does CBD oil cause diarrhea? The answer is likely no, as long as you take CBD in lower doses under the supervision of a qualified doctor.
However, high doses of CBD (or any medication) can be problematic and affect the digestive system. Vaping or applying CBD can help users avoid the problem entirely. The form used, the dose and the body composition all influence how quickly CBD will kick in and how it will affect you. A doctor has stated that “CBD could still improve the quality of life of patients suffering from chronic bowel disorders, even if it does not improve some specific symptoms, such as diarrhea.” This means that CBD sprays can stay in the body for 10 hours or about 2 days, chronic oral consumption can mean that CBD stays in the system for 10 to 25 days, and CBD can stay in the system for about a week after smoking.
There are many other carrier oils you can use with CBD, so it's worth trying other options if you have trouble consuming some oils but still want to take CBD this way. These include MCT oil, emu oil, olive oil, hemp seed oil or grape seed oil. In addition, dietary habits, exercise frequency, and general health can influence whether taking CBD oil causes diarrhea or not. If your symptoms don't improve, see a healthcare provider as you may have a different cause of diarrhea that isn't related to CBD oil.
It could be other ingredients in the oil that are causing you distress. Body mass index, water content, and metabolism are just a few of the factors that can influence how long CBD stays in your system. Another possible issue is the minimum regulation of CBD products, so it is important to purchase the oil from reputable sources, ideally with a laboratory report confirming the oil's purity and blend of cannabinoids. In fact, most people talk about CBD in the context of helping with stomach problems instead of causing them.
At least two studies have confirmed a possible link between CBD oil and diarrhea, but research is still ongoing and it's important to consult your doctor to start a regimen and determine appropriate doses. If you can find a different form of CBD to try then you'll be able to figure out what the exact problem is. The time it takes for CBD to take effect depends on the same factors that influence how long it stays in the body.