CBD is detectable in your saliva up to 72 hours after consumption, while it’s presence in urine is can be detected up to 7 jours or more depending of the frequency and quality of consumption.
Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is a substance that is present in cannabis plants. Unlike THC, which is responsible for the psychoactive effects of the plant, CBD doesn’t have “trippy” effects but is mostly used for it’s therapeutic properties. This article will explore these lengths of time and the factors that influence the detectability of CBD.
Even though CBD isn’t considered a drug, the presence of trace levels of THC in CBD could bring about legal consequences if the law isn't respected carefully. In the UK, the legal limit for THC in CBD products is <0.2%. If a product with a CBD base has a THC level over the limit, it could potentially be considered a drug. It goes without saying that HempHash.co.uk guarantees that all of it’s products are 100% legal and respect the legal limits in both the UK and Europe. However, everyone's endocannabinoid system is different and everyone's' bodies will offer different results based on dosage etc. For this reason, HempHash doesn't guarantee that its products will offer a negative test result for THC traces and if you are concerned about getting tested at work or on the road then we'd always advise using a broad spectrum CBD product which contains no traces of THC.
How long does CBD stay in saliva?
Saliva is one of our body’s fluids used to detect the presence of substances like CBD. When you take CBD it’s absorbed into your blood stream and ends up binding itself to the proteins. Then some of those proteins find their way to your saliva.
Generally speaking, CBD can be detected in your saliva between 24 to 48 hours after you’ve last consumed it. However, the duration varies depending on different factors, most notably:
- Frequency of consumption: people that ingest CBD regularly are susceptible to have it detected in their saliva during a longer period unlike those that only take it occasionally.
- The quantity of CBD: the higher the dose of CBD, the more time it’ll take for the level present in your saliva to go down.
- Your metabolism: Everyone’s metabolism is different, this means that the time needed to eliminate the CBD for your body varies from one person to another.
How you can reduce the detection time in your saliva
There aren’t any sure-fire ways to increase the elimination time of CBD from your body outside of oral spays, but there are still some other measures that could help you reduce the CBD’s detection time in your saliva:
- Reducing the frequency and amount of CBD you take. Ingesting CBD in smaller quantities less frequently can shorten the time needed for it to be evacuated from your system.
- Maintaining a good oral hygiene. Brushing your teeth and using dental floss daily can contribute to the elimination of CBD residue in your mouth.
- Hydration. You’ll have to drink a lot of water to help evacuate toxins and other substances like CBD from your body.
- Using an anti-THC spay is still the most effective solution to eliminate CBD and THC from your saliva.
How long does CBD stay in your urine?
Urine is another bodily fluid that is used to detect the presence of substances like CBD. The CBD is metabolised by your liver and those metabolites are eliminated by the body primarily through your urine.
The detection time of CBD in your urine considerably varies depending on a few factors, like:
- the frequency of consumption: if you use CBD regularly you are more likely to have CBD residue in their urine longer than people who only use it occasionally.
- The amount taken: a higher dose of CBD will take longer to be eliminated from your system.
- Your metabolism: as previously mentioned, the metabolic levels vary from person to person. If you have a fast metabolism you will be able to eliminate the CBD from your system faster than if you have a slow metabolism.
In most cases, CBD can be detected in your urine any from 3 to 30 days after last consumption. This is a large window of time will depend on the factors mentioned above.
Can THC be detected in my saliva and urine after consuming CBD based products?
Currently the THC tests used to detect the consumption of cannabis generally measure the THC’s metabolites like THC-COOH, in the body. Even if CBD doesn’t produce psychotropic effects and in most cases isn't detected in standard screen test, some preparations of CBD do contain traces of THC.
CBD derived from hemp has a small amount of THC, inferior to <0.2% subject to UK legislation. However it’s important to mention that some people will be more sensitive to products that have THC even in low quantities.
Even though it’s small, there are ways to detect THC after taking CBD (ie. in large amounts or if you’ve bought a product with more than the legal amount of THC.) It’s important to take into account these factors when using CBD based products, especially if you’re susceptible to screen tested for drugs. Sprays like Cleaner anti-THC can be used to guarantee a negative screen during saliva tests.