Can You Build A Tolerance To CBD?

Can you build a tolerance to CBD? This question is the focal point of today’s article.

When consumers begin using CBD products, such as CBD oil, for the first time, they often start small before gradually increasing their intake of the compound. They do this to ensure their bodies have the necessary time to adjust to the hemp-derived compound. This is a sensible approach to trying something new for the first time. It can be seen as an act of caution.

While following the usage guidelines, as you start to become more comfortable with taking greater quantities of CBD, you may wish to gradually increase your intake. These decisions should be made on a product-by-product basis. People often forget that different products have different concentrations of the compound, broadening the scope of potential effects.

In this article, we are going to be considering whether it is possible to build up a tolerance to CBD. Rather than diving in at the deep end, some people prefer to start small and gradually increase their intake of this hemp-derived compound over time. With more people talking about CBD than ever before, it’s never been a better time to answer this question.

We will be answering the following questions:

  • Can you build a tolerance to CBD?
  • How fast does CBD tolerance build?
  • Can you become dependant on CBD?
  • Does CBD have reverse tolerance?
  • Does CBD really do anything?
  • Should you hold CBD oil under your tongue?


Please note: At Spero CBD, we are not attorneys. We do not provide legal advice. Every effort has been made to provide useful and accurate information. Regardless, this information should not be relied upon in place of consultation with appropriate legal advisors in your jurisdiction. These questions and answers may not be correct at the time of reading.

If you are at all unsure of the laws and regulations relating to specific CBD oil products, we strongly recommend that you seek advice and information from the relevant authorities. This article will only be providing a brief overview of whether you can build a tolerance to CBD – not an in-depth exploration. Before you make any buying decisions, it’s vital that you go and do further research into this matter and consult with the relevant authorities.

Despite our best efforts to provide accurate information, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the content. When you are researching CBD oil, you should always look at a range of sources before coming to any conclusions. There are many unanswered questions about CBD. As more people add these products to their shopping baskets, scientists continue to study CBD.

Can you build a tolerance to CBD?

Can you build a tolerance to CBD? Yes, potentially. If you have just started out on your CBD journey, this is a question you may have been thinking about. Some people can begin their CBD journey with higher doses and concentrations of the compound than others. After all, everyone is different with unique levels of tolerance – making this a personal experience.

When you are trying CBD oil for the very first time, it seems logical to try a very small amount of the oil before proceeding to greater usage. This will give you the time to study and assess the effects of the oil on your body. Nobody knows your body better than you. If you feel as though you are ready to try more CBD oil, you can consider increasing usage.

Many choose to wait a few days before trying any more CBD. This would give a person the time to monitor the potential effects of the oil. It can be incredibly challenging to track the effectiveness of a product like CBD oil. This is because the hemp-derived oil has commonly been associated with wide-ranging benefits. Although, these still need to be substantiated.

How fast does CBD tolerance build?

If you’re only comfortable with taking a small amount of CBD oil at a time, there’s no point in trying to push yourself to take more. This should be a natural process. You should only raise your intake of CBD if you genuinely want to have more. Any increase in your usage of CBD oil, or any other CBD product, must remain in line with the product-specific guidelines on usage.

Taking too much CBD at once is never a good idea. Regardless of how experienced you are with this compound, trying to take too much CBD at once has the potential to throw your inner balance. We believe that it would be easier for your body to accept greater quantities of CBD by gradually easing into this. The last thing you want to do is dive straight into the deep end.

It’s important to remember that your body is like a finely-tuned instrument. If you introduce a new compound to your system, this needs to happen gradually. As a compound, CBD has been known to potentially promote a sense of calm and inner balance. If this is something you want to work toward, you should consider starting with a small intake of CBD oil on a regular basis.

Can you become dependant on CBD?

There is no evidence to suggest that an individual could become dependent on cannabidiol. The compound’s association with the cannabis plant can lead to much confusion around its nature. CBD is not an addictive compound because it cannot, by itself, generate a psychoactive high sensation. Therefore, you cannot become dependent or addicted to cannabidiol.

Does CBD have reverse tolerance?

There have been theories circulating about whether or not CBD can have reverse tolerance. Unfortunately, until more research has been conducted, this is not something that we can discuss further. To understand more about CBD tolerance, there will need to be extensive research studies. It will take time for researchers to learn more about CBD tolerance.

Does CBD really do anything?

Does CBD really do anything? This is a question that we often get asked. The answer depends on your expectations of the compound. Based on anecdotal evidence, while CBD has delivered some interesting benefits, these are not a certainty. Consumers will inevitably measure their experiences with CBD in different ways. Sometimes, the benefits of CBD can be rather subtle.

You should not be purchasing CBD oil products with grand expectations of what they may or may not achieve. The best thing you can do is go into the experience with an open mind. With more CBD products available for people to purchase on the marketplace than ever before, there has never been a better time to learn about your tolerance for cannabidiol.

Should you hold CBD oil under your tongue?

When it comes to trying a new CBD oil product, you should refer to the product-specific guidelines for the appropriate advice on how to use the oil. As we have said before, every CBD product on the market is unique. You can expect to receive a unique set of instructions for each product. In most cases, you will likely be asked to place the oil under your tongue.

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Dr. Jordan Talley

Dr. Talley is a Physician Anesthesiologist who completed his medical residency at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Prior to medical school, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Physiology & Biophysics from Georgetown University. He completed his medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM - Bradenton Campus). During his Anesthesiology training at Johns Hopkins he completed rotations in Chronic Pain Management and continues to manage acute and peri-operative pain for his patient as a private practice anesthesiologist in Virginia.