Bioavailability + CBD
Getting the most effective way of consuming CBD can vary. The CBD bioavailability matters when it comes to the effectiveness, potency, and effects of the substance with the body.
What is CBD Bioavailability?
Bioavailability is the rate and degree on which the substance gets absorbed by your bloodstream. In this case, it’s the CBD product of your choice. If you want to get the maximum effect on your body, you will need to find the method and also the right dosage of CBD that you will have to take. (see our last blog on some researched dosages)
Different Methods of Bioavailability
There are four methods of bioavailability that you can choose from before deciding to start with taking CBD. Since the primary purpose of including CBD in your daily routine is to achieve a positive impact on your health, it’s best to go for the way wherein you can get faster results with longer effects.
Ingestion - 4%
Oral consumption is one of the most popular ways to take CBD. It can be in the form of gummies, capsules, soft gels, as well as other CBD edibles available. It’s the most convenient way, that’s why a lot of people choose this method.
Although the effectiveness of ingesting the substance can be as low as 4%, since the compounds of CBD have to pass through digestion, which can reduce the potency of the product. The bioavailability from this method is very weak, and you will need to consume higher doses for it to be effective.
Sublingual Consumption - 12-35%
By sublingual consumption, it means that you will have to place the CBD product under your tongue so it can get absorbed by the vein, which is called the sublingual gland.
It’s more effective compared to oral consumption since this method can help with quick absorption of the substance to reach your bloodstream faster. This method can keep the bioavailability level as high as 12% to 35%. It can be in the form of CBD oil, lozenges, tinctures, and strays.
Through Your Lungs - 34-46%
This method includes smoking, inhaling, or vaping. It’s another popular method of using CBD, especially if you already smoke from a vape pen. This is the most effective way compared to other methods. By inhaling the substance, it will go directly to your lungs, making it have a higher bioavailability, which is between 34% to 46% range. Most people like the taste and the feel of preparing it to smoke. It’s also a good alternative and method to use for those who were already smoking before.