best time of day to take cbd

When is the best time of day to take CBD?


CBD derived from the hemp cannabis plant has exploded onto the scene as the decade's hot new supplement, ever since the passage of the Farm Bill of 2018. But now that people are incorporating CBD into their daily wellness routine, many still have questions, such as "when is the best time of day to take CBD?" Keep reading below and we will answer this question and more!


Studies show that cannabidiol, or CBD, from the cannabis plant may work by encouraging your body to produce compounds that bind to specific cannabinoid receptors in the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system, which has worked in your body since before you were born, overlays the central nervous system, with receptors scattered throughout the body.1

Researchers believe that the function of the endocannabinoid system is to help your body maintain "homeostasis", or balance. So the time of day you choose to take CBD may determine when your body brings itself back to peak balance. 

Just as your dosage size is dependent on your body composition, choosing the best time of day to take CBD oil is entirely dependent on each individual's needs. Since CBD causes different effects for everyone, people can choose the best time of day for them to use CBD oil. We will explore the different effects of taking CBD oil at different times of the day below.


Why would someone choose the morning as the best time of day to take CBD? The most popular school of thought says that you get the most out of it if you take CBD every day. As a result, many successful users of the oil approach taking CBD the same way they approach vitamins and other supplements—many of which are best taken at the start of the day. Most people already have a regular morning routine, and if you take CBD at the same time every day, it can be helpful when you’re trying to begin a positive habitual regime. 

Some people report that taking CBD in the morning helps them cut through the "brain fog" and feel focused without the jitters associated with caffeine from their morning coffee or tea. It’s a nice little energy boost that can help make the rest of the day feel a bit brighter and more comfortable. 


People who think the best time of day to take CBD oil is at night find that it's easier to let go of the worries of the day and get a better night's rest. According to a study that tested 72 adults who had issues that kept them from resting well, 79 percent of the subjects reported decreased worry and 66 percent reported better rest after just one month.2

Along with the worries of the day keeping you up, being uncomfortable at night can definitely affect the quality of your rest. The good news is that thanks to homeostasis, CBD may affect how your body manages basic discomfort.


So when is the best time of day to take CBD oil for you? Are you a morning CBD person or an evening CBD person? The answer could be both! Many people have decided that for them, taking CBD twice a day — in the morning before work, and in the evening before bedtime — works best for their wellness routine. That way, they can have CBD comfort throughout the day. 

Cornbread Hemp makes your CBD journey easy by offering a USDA certified organic AM/PM CBD Oil Bundle to provide 24 hours of CBD comfort! Choosing an AM/PM bundle means that you’re helping your body achieve balance throughout the day. Using CBD oil brings a bit of brightness and focus to your mornings and helps you wind down and rest at the end of a long day. 


Cornbread Hemp's AM/PM Bundle features both of our USDA certified organic CBD oils. We present the Distilled CBD Oil as the AM option, and Whole Flower CBD oil as the PM option. Our customers have concurred that the best time of day to take the Whole Flower formula is the evening because it has a more robust full spectrum of cannabinoids, including close to the legal limit of 0.3 percent THC. Our Distilled Oil is better for the morning because it’s been further refined. That means it more pure, but still full spectrum, with just less THC than the Whole Flower formula.

At Cornbread Hemp, our CBD oils are always USDA organic, verified full spectrum, and Flower-Only™ extracted. And when you order directly from us, all our products come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.


The Whole Flower CBD oil made by Cornbread Hemp is like nothing else on the market. It has a pleasant taste, unlike most CBD oils, because it's made exclusively from the unfertilized female flowers of our organic hemp plants. This results in a floral-tasting CBD oil that is excellent for bedtime because of the increased THC levels (that are still in the legal range of below 0.3 percent). 

Most hemp companies use the "whole plant" or "aerial parts," which means every part of the hemp plant that touches the air, which results is bitter and grassy-tasting oils thanks to the leaves and stems. That why Cornbread Hemp only uses flowers in our extraction process. Cannabidiol enthusiasts will love this all natural CBD hemp oil, it is as close to putting a hemp flower bud in a bottle as you can get.


Popular for daytime comfort, our smooth and refined full spectrum USDA Organic Distilled CBD oil contains just the right touch of minor cannabinoids and THC to keep you comfortable during your busiest time of day, without slowing you down.

Our Distilled CBD is one of the very best reviewed oils on the market with 96 percent of responders giving it a 5-star rating and 99 percent rating it at 4-stars and above.


Sublingual oil is the type of CBD delivery method that works faster than others, like capsules or gummies. It absorbs better through the capillaries in your mouth that it does through the lining of your gut. CBD oil absorbed sublingually (under the tongue) can take around 60 minutes to kick into effect. It is absorbed best when taken with fatty food (if you’re looking for an excuse to have some ice cream before bed). 

So the best time to take CBD oil in the morning is with breakfast and/or with your other supplements and medications. When you take CBD oil in the evening, shoot for around 45 minutes before bedtime, as part of your nightly routine. If you take CBD oil immediately after brushing your teeth, it can help with CBD's bioavailability.


Cornbread Hemp is a family-owned company that is Kentucky proud and dedicated to producing the most potent USDA certified organic CBD oil allowed by federal law. Why is Cornbread Hemp so proud to be from Kentucky? Because the geographical and geological conditions of the Bluegrass State make it ideal for producing the best hemp in the world. Limestone bedrock beneath our soil gives Kentucky water a “sweet” taste. It is the same water that produces the world’s best bourbon and fuels the finest racehorses.

Kentucky is also located on the 37th parallel, the same latitude as the Hindu Kush mountain range where all Indica strains of cannabis originated. That means Kentucky and the Hindu Kush have the same light cycles, which the hemp plants really appreciate. As one of our co-founders, Jim Higdon, likes to say, “Kentucky is to hemp what Napa Valley is to wine.”

Our organic hemp is grown on organic family farms that use crop rotations instead of fertilizer for quality, taste, and freshness. We hand-craft our hemp oil products in small batches to ensure quality, and every batch is tested by a third-party lab for unbiased results for potency and safety. Our COA's tell you exactly how much CBD is in each serving size! Lab reports for Cornbread Hemp CBD products are available on our website for easy viewing, and can be accessed via scannable QR code on each product's package.  

Cornbread Hemp produces only all-natural CBD oils that have been USDA Certified Organic. No gimmicks, just flower-only extracted, full spectrum, Kentucky-grown, sustainably sourced oils to make your CBD journey a healthy one. We don’t need any additives because our products work on their own without additional supplements, and our oils taste great without artificial flavors or sweeteners.

In short: the difference between our AM/PM bundles and our competitors’ is night and day.

About the Author
Jim Higdon, Co-Founder

Jim is a native of Lebanon, Kentucky. He holds degrees from Centre College, Brown University, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Jim published Cornbread Mafia in 2012 before co-founding Cornbread Hemp. Full author bio here.


A CBD with low THC is perfect to take in the morning. It may give you more energy and generally brighten your day. Plus if you already take supplements or drugs in the morning, taking CBD with them is a great way to build a habit.

A CBD with higher THC (no more than the legal limit of 0.3 percent) is perfect to take at night before bed. The CBD will help you wind down and relax and is a good setup for a great night's sleep.

You should take CBD around 45 minutes to an hour before bedtime. This gives your body plenty of time to process the CBD and start feeling the effects. Many customers report that CBD not only helps them fall asleep, they stay asleep too!


1. Raypole, Crystal. “A simple guide to the endocannabinoid system.” Healthline. Pub: 17 May 2019. Accessed: 18 Jan. 2021.

2. Shannon, Scott, MD, Nichole Lewis, et al. “Cannabidiol in Anxiety and Sleep: A Large Case Series.” The Permanente Journal. Pub: 7 Jan. 2019. Accessed: 18 Jan. 2021.