There is a wide range of CBD products available in the market and choosing one for your health problem depends on a variety of factors, including the severity of the condition, type of CBD, method of consumption, CBD concentration, and bioavailability. The bioavailability of a CBD product means the amount of CBD that will reach your bloodstream when you use that product.
Different CBD products have different bioavailability. The bioavailability of edible CBD products is lower than the bioavailability of CBD vapes and CBD tinctures. The range of bioavailability of CBD tinctures is about 20-30%. When compared to all other CBD consumption methods, topical application of CBD has the least bioavailability.
Studies are going on to find ways to increase the bioavailability of CBD products. Increasing the bioavailability of CBD can help in enhancing the therapeutic effects of CBD products.
Here are some of the easy ways to increase the bioavailability of CBD.
Consume High Fat Foods
CBD is fat-soluble, which means that it will be easily dissolved in fatty oils. That is one of the main reasons why carrier oils are used to dissolve CBD. When CBD is dissolved in fatty oils, CBD slowly gets broken down into smaller molecules. When compared to the larger molecules of CBD, smaller CBD molecules will be easily absorbed into the body. That is why many experts recommend adding CBD oil to high-fat foods. You can easily take your CBD edibles with a high-fat meal for enhancing the bioavailability of CBD.
Adding Supplemental Terpenes
Terpenes are fatty oils that are present in many of the naturally occurring essential oils. They enhance the health benefits offered by essential oils and also give the flavor and aroma to many flowers, herbs, and fruits. Terpenes are present in hemp plants as well and they are extracted with the cannabinoids to manufacture full-spectrum CBD oil products. When you add supplemental terpenes to the CBD oil product, it significantly increases the bioavailability of the product because they can act as lipids that can easily dissolve CBD.
Most of the new CBD brands use emulsification to enhance the bioavailability of their CBD products. These companies emulsify CBD with the help of nanotechnology. The technology may help in ensuring CBD’s breakdown into very small, micron-size molecules. When the CBD molecules become smaller and more dispersed, bioavailability will increase significantly. Since the emulsification process breakdown CBD into micron-size molecules, it will become easier for CBD to pass through the cell membrane, thus increasing its bioavailability.