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What is CBD Bioavailability?

Not all varieties of cannabis are the same. Not all CBD products are created equally. Depending on the product you’ve chosen to use, CBD may affect your body differently. 

CBD bioavailability refers to the amount of CBD that will enter circulation in your body once you’ve taken it. The amount of CBD bioavailability that you have will determine how much of an effect it has on your endocannabinoid system. It’s important to understand how CBD should be taken and how it works. This will ensure that you’re getting benefits from the CBD that you're taking, but you’ll also be able to improve bioavailability in a way that will help your body more than other forms of administration. It may take some time to figure out how to increase CBD bioavailability in your body for full benefits.

CBD Isolate vs Full Spectrum Products

There are approximately 85 different cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. There may be more, but these are the ones that we know about right now. CBD can be isolated and taken on its own. This is a preferred option for a lot of people who don’t really want to take a product that contains THC in it. There isn’t any risk of psychoactive effects. 

If you would prefer to take a full spectrum product, this will provide you with multiple cannabinoids in each dosage. You can improve the bioavailability of CBD in your body by utilizing other cannabinoids. This has the potential for providing your body with more benefits overall. Even though there are people who want to stay away from a cannabinoid that causes psychoactive effects, there are health benefits that can come from these full-spectrum products as well. Many people believe that a full spectrum product is how CBD and other cannabinoids are intended to be used. Isolating just one cannabinoid could be changing how nature is intending us to consume cannabis. 

The Bioavailability of Other CBD Products

When you choose to consume a full spectrum product, you are going to consume cannabinoids such as CBCA, CBC, THC, THCA, CBG and more. These various compounds can accomplish things in the body like improve your quality of sleep, inhibit the growth of cancer cells, promote bone growth, reduce vomiting, relieve nausea and slow bacterial growth in the body. 

It’s a good idea to use a full-spectrum product that will increase bioavailability in the body if you are interested in balancing the body as a whole. If you’re just looking to harness the potential of CBD alone, you can look for a potent CBD product that can help with things like chronic pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression, nausea, and insomnia. 

Administration of CBD in Relation to Bioavailability

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1. Oral

When you take CBD orally with or without food, your body will need to absorb the CBD slowly through the digestive tract. Some of the CBD gets lost along the way. You may still be able to reap the benefits of a daily CBD dose, but you lose a lot of bioavailability with this administration process. It has been suggested that you might only be absorbing between six to fifteen percent of the CBD dose that you take. You can take a higher dose of CBD in order to absorb ore, but you could also think about a different method of administering the CBD that you want to take. 

2. Sublingual

Sublingual administration is more effective. This involves using a CBD tincture under the tongue. You usually hold the product there for about 30 seconds before swallowing it. This allows a good amount of the CBD to be absorbed into the body before you allow your digestive system to process the rest. There are capillaries located under our tongue that help the CBD gets absorbed right into the bloodstream. Sublingual administration could provide a bioavailability rate of about 20 to 35 percent. This is quite a bit higher than just swallowing a product right off the bat. 

3.  Inhalation

There are other products that you can use to administer CBD. Vaping is a very fast absorption method. Many people vape CBD through a vaporizer if they are trying to get fast relief from anxiety or panic attacks. Not everybody is on board with vaping, especially if you’re already dealing with a chronic lung condition. 

4. Topical

CBD can also be applied topically, you can consume it through a CBD water or coffee beverage and it can even be used rectally. If you’re using the product for yourself, you can try out a few different administration methods to see what provides you with the most benefits. If you’re using it for your children, pet or elderly family member, you might be limited with how you can administer a dose of CBD. It’s generally safer to consider CBD absorption through the skin if you’re trying to minimize oral consumption.

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Conclusion

It’s important to remember that there is no right or wrong way to use CBD oil. It sometimes takes a little bit of trial and error to figure out what is going to work for you. You may need to toy around with different administration methods that affect bioavailability. You can also look into different varieties of products and potencies. Full-spectrum CBD products may help you increase your level of bioavailability. 

When you’re shopping for a product, look for information on how a product should be taken for optimal effects. You can also read about the various ingredients in a product. A little bit of research can go a long way when it comes to finding out the best way to absorb CBD. It’s important to realize that there is no right or wrong way to take CBD. It doesn’t have severe side effects to worry about, and overdosing on CBD isn't something that you really need to be concerned with. There are no known cases of CBD overdose that have occurred. It’s typically very well tolerated in children, adults, and even pets.

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