Whatever be the medication you take, getting the maximum benefit out of it is your only aim. The case is no different with CBD as well. When one starts the use of a CBD product, he/she should have adequate knowledge about the product and its particular benefits. Knowledge about the bioavailability of CBD products and ways to boost them is quintessential.
Hemp is a plant belonging to the cannabis family and CBD is a cannabinoid obtained from the plants of the family. Hemp CBD contains cannabidiol (CBD) in major proportion and its content of THC, which is another cannabinoid is below 0.3%.
What Does CBD Bioavailability Mean?
Not all of the CBD that you consume get absorbed into your bloodstream, and bioavailability is the percentage of CBD that gets absorbed into your bloodstream. You have to ensure the absorption if you want the right CBD experience. Bioavailability differs with the type of CBD product and their method of intake.
Studying the Bioavailability of Different Intake Methods
Different products demand different methods of intake and the bioavailability varies accordingly.
Swallowing CBD Products
CBD products like CBD edibles and CBD pills are swallowed, and before getting absorbed into the bloodstream, they have to be digested. The liver breaks down the CBD before circulating it into the bloodstream. This method reduces the bioavailability of CBD products.
Products Taken Under Tongue
CBD products when taken under the tongue enter into the bloodstream easily and the effect of CBD kicks in within less time. The bioavailability of CBD taken under the tongue is greater than that of CBD that is swallowed.
CBD tinctures and CBD oils are usually consumed this way, where they are kept under the tongue for about a minute before swallowing.
Applying CBD on Skin
A range of options is available in the category of CBD topicals which are applied on the skin surface. CBD salves, balms, creams, and lotions are some common CBD topicals. The topicals get absorbed into the inner skin layers and relieve inflammation and pain.
The bioavailability of this method is low but it can be used for target-specific CBD treatment.
Vaping in CBD
Vaping in your CBD is a method that has a bioavailability of about 10 to 60%. CBD oils are heated to their boiling point and the vapors are inhaled.
The CBD products available in the market are of varying texture and nature even if the core component is the same. Bioavailability is an important factor that motivates people to choose one CBD product over the other.