CBD has become a popular health supplement, and there are plenty of choices out there today – from CBD gummies, and capsules to topical products. When choosing CBD products, you should first consider the delivery method and how much CBD is available to be absorbed by your body (this is called bioavailability). The amount of CBD you absorb will affect your experience. Just like with food, if your body doesn’t absorb the nutrients, you won’t experience the benefits!
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Different factors affect the way CBD is absorbed, from how you take it, what you take it with, and how the CBD is manufactured. Therefore, it’s in your best interest to learn about the different absorption methods and ways to increase the bioavailability of CBD so you can have the best experience. In this article, we've listed the best CBD products, plus ways to help your body take in more CBD.
Sometimes, you just need a little help from science. Premium Pure CBD Extra Strength Capsules have a 400% absorption rate compared to regular, oil-based CBD products.
Using SmartSorb™ technology, we use a proprietary, all-natural emulsifier that allows CBD to become more soluble in water, increasing its bioavailability and absorption rate. In as little as 10 minutes, you’ll feel the effects of our GMO-free, high-quality CBD.
Our products are backed by multiple Human pharmacokinetic studies and the capsules are 100% vegan and gluten-free, so it’s safe for people with dietary restrictions. You’ll want to take one capsule three times a day with a meal to increase absorbability.
With Triple Action CBD Sleep Capsules, you get 5 mg of CBD, 2 mg of immediate-release melatonin, and 5 mg of controlled-release melatonin. The combination of CBD and melatonin can help to improve your sleep habits. This product contains pure premium CBD, which can help calm your thoughts before bedtime. The immediate-release melatonin promotes sleep, while the controlled-release melatonin keeps your brain in sleep mode for longer periods of time.
We suggest that you take a capsule about 30-60 minutes before bedtime. This will give your body a chance to absorb the CBD and melatonin, so you can sleep better and wake refreshed!
Premium Pure CBD gummies not only taste great with no aftertaste but also deliver fast-acting benefits thanks to SmartSorb™ technology, which lets your body absorb more CBD in less time.
In addition to being vegan, our CBD gummies are gluten-free with no gelatin or artificial ingredients. Each gummy contains 10mg of SmartSorb CBD with 4x absorption for less CBD per gummy.
These gummies are available in berry or citrus flavors. For best results, we suggest that adults take one gummy up to 2-3 times a day.
Adaptogens are phytochemicals that can help relieve stress, improve mood, and clear the mind. For example, natural Ashwagandha, a plant found in Asia and Africa, is often used by the local people to relieve stress.
The Ashwagandha ingredient in our CBD have been clinically shown to reduce cortisol, a hormone associated with long-term stress, and increase DHEA (an anti-stress hormone) and energy levels.
To get the most out of Ashwagandha, this gummy is whole-plant optimized using water-based organic extraction.
Wouldn’t it be great to mix CBD into your post-workout drink? Our Dissolvable CBD powder mixes easily into any beverage or food. To take the guesswork out of each dose, we’ve packaged the powder into convenient 20 mg packets. There are no capsules to swallow, no mess to clean up, and the powder dissolves in both hot and cold drinks!
Because Dissolvable CBD Powder is water-soluble, your body can absorb the CBD better and faster. A study conducted in 2019 by Colorado State University Phytotherapy Research Study showed that the powder delivered thirty times more CBD than CBD oil in the first 30 minutes, with 4.5 times faster overall absorption rate. As always, this product is THC free and clinically substantiated to help you stay sharp, ease everyday aches, and sleep better.
No time to make yourself a CBD drink? Try Swiftsticks – Flavored CBD Powder. Simply sprinkle a stick on your tongue and let the powder dissolve in your mouth. These 0% THC, GMO-free, vegan sticks contain exactly 20 mg of CBD and come in mixed berry, lemon lime, and cool mint flavors. Similar to the Dissolvable CBD Powder, Swiftsticks increase the bioavailability of CBD and the absorption rate because of its ability to dissolve easily in water!
Bioavailability is the amount of CBD in a product that can be absorbed and used by your body. Depending on the type of CBD you’re taking (tincture versus gummy versus powder) and how you’re consuming it (with food, on an empty stomach, in a drink, etc.), the rate of bioavailability will change.
CBD is a fat-soluble molecule, meaning that it doesn’t mix well with water. If you’ve ever made oil and vinegar salad dressing, you’ve probably noticed that the oil sits on top of the vinegar (which is mostly made of water). To help your body digest and absorb CBD better, companies such as NextEvo have developed water-soluble CBD. This CBD type is much easier to absorb than regular hemp oil.
So, how does NextEvo do it? First, we create a CBD nano emulsion, a standard process that has been used in pharmaceutical medicine for years. This solution first turns an oil based solution of CBD into tiny droplets. Then, using molecules that have both a water-loving and water-repelling end, we envelop each droplet of CBD. The end product is a solution of tiny CBD droplets wrapped in a natural emulsifier. In the watery mixture of your intestines, these size-customized nano-emulsified droplets have been shown in studies to be y than regular CBD oil.
Being tiny AND water-soluble is why NextEvo CBD products have a higher bioavailability and are better value for your money than regular oil-based products.
There are so many types of CBD products out there; how do you know which one is best for you? In this section, we’ll outline some crucial points when looking for CBD to help you decide on the best option.
Type of CBD
Make sure you know whether the product contains full spectrum, broad-spectrum, or CBD isolate hemp extract. Both full and broad spectrum CBD include not just CBD but other phytochemicals from the hemp plant. The difference between these two is that full-spectrum can contain up to 0.3% THC, whereas broad-spectrum has no THC in it. CBD isolate hemp extract only contains CBD, with no THC or other chemicals found in the hemp plant.
You’ll want to know how much CBD you’re taking. So, look at the front and back of the packet to see how many milligrams (mg) each serving contains. Using CBD products that are packaged in individual doses makes it much easier to figure out concentration.
To ensure that the product you are taking is safe and the concentration is reliable, you’ll want something that a third-party lab has tested. This information is usually found on the back of the packet with a third-party tested stamp.
The strength of CBD is represented in milligrams per serving. Sometimes the packaging will show milligrams per serving. In this case, divide the total milligrams by the number of servings to get the dosage per serving.
Are you looking to see the test results of those third-party tested CBD products? Many brands include a QR code on the label or box so you can confirm the purity of the CBD yourself.
Many CBD products don’t just contain CBD. If you have certain food allergies, it’s a good idea to look through the ingredients list for things that may trigger an allergy. Some of these added ingredients include things like sorbitol, natural flavors, and other plant extracts.
Before you start popping CBD gummies into your mouth like they are candy, be sure to check for directions or instructions on the packaging! You want to get the most out of your CBD experience by making sure you’re taking the appropriate amount.
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