Increasing your absorption rate means you get the maximum payback from your CBD products. Ultimately this leads to improved digestive function, mood, and sleep (just to name a few benefits).
Before you learn how to increase your CBD absorption, let’s get a better understanding of the bioavailability of CBD.
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Bioavailability isn’t a complex topic. It simply means the amount of any substance that is taken into the bloodstream.
Packaging that claims to contain 8mg of CBD might not reflect the bioavailability of the product. Luckily, there are some clear indicators to help us get an idea of bioavailability.
Many factors can contribute to CBD absorption rates. The quality and the type of product you are consuming have a major effect on absorption rates.
We know that certain water-soluble CBD products have been proven to be better absorbed than oil-based products. Oil-based CBD is broken down by the liver before the body has had an opportunity to properly absorb it.
Most CBD products on the market are oil-based. This problem can be surpassed by using water-soluble CBD products like the ones we offer at NextEvo.
There are also some simple steps you can take at home to increase absorption rates.
Although the process of creating water soluble CBD is more complex, the higher rate of CBD absorption is worth it. Higher absorption means a more effective product. Amongst the many benefits you can expect more energy and focus.
Use CBD that utilizes Smartsorb Technology
A recent scientific study showed that water-soluble CBD is proven to be more bioavailable than oil-based CBD. In addition up to 90% of oil based CBD is broken down by the digestive system. This is why our team of scientists formulated Smartsorb technology.
Unique to Nextevo, Smartsorb makes sure that CBD is absorbed properly in the body. In fact, Smartsorb works in just 10 mins to ensure 4 times more CBD is absorbed into the body. This means you can take a smaller dose but expect better results.
Supplement your CBD with herbs that aid absorption
You can ensure that you are absorbing the maximum amount of CBD with some simple herbs. We’ve compiled a list of some commonly found herbs that you can take with our products.
This alkaloid is most commonly found in black pepper. The role it plays in CBD absorption is simple. By regulating the liver’s metabolic effect, less CBD is likely to be broken down and digested before it has a chance of being absorbed.
You may recognize this herb commonly found in Eastern food dishes. Like piperine, turmeric acts as an inhibitor. However, it also has a bonus One study. shows piperine and curcuma (found in turmeric) consumed together lead to a mutual enhancement of absorption.
This compound is found in chamomile flowers. In addition, it can be found in other common household herbs such as oregano, parsley, and even dark chocolate. Apigenin regulates the digestive system from breaking down CBD, thus allowing it to be absorbed properly.
Lovers of spicy food are in luck. Capsaicin is found in a variety of hot peppers and is shown in a study published by the National Library of Medicine to help the efficacy and bodily responses of CBD.
Consume fatty foods
A study conducted in 2019 shows that CBD absorption is increased when consumed with fatty foods.
If you were waiting for permission to indulge, consider it granted. Fat molecules ensure that CBD is protected until it’s ready to be absorbed at the proper moment.
Here are some of the best fatty foods to eat alongside your Nextevo products.
Delicious fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, tuna and sardines can help to protect CBD molecules. Omega-3 fatty acids are an excellent aide to make sure CBD is properly absorbed
It comes as no surprise that dark chocolate is rich in fat. However, you might be surprised to learn that dark chocolate also comes with antioxidant properties.
The health benefits of this veggie have been long documented. Try adding an avocado to your diet when taking CBD.
The perfect snack for a busy schedule. Just pop in some of your favorite mixed nuts when you don’t have time to prepare a full meal.
It’s great to get in the habit of consuming CBD in the morning. Eggs might be the perfect addition to your new routine.
Most cheeses contain healthy doses of the good fats.
A routine that includes CBD products is going to increase overall wellbeing, balance and mood. It’s natural to want to get the most out of our products.
Consume CBD orally
Common CBD products that are consumed orally include capsules, beverages or edibles.
When we take something orally (through the mouth) the product must pass through the digestive system.
Some studies show CBD has a very low bioavailability. Therefore it’s so important to take the necessary steps to maximizing absorption.
Consume Water-soluble CBD, as Opposed to Oil-Based
Do you remember our blog post about the difference between water-soluble and oil-based CBD products? If so, you’ll recall that water-soluble products greatly outperform oil-based products.
It makes sense when you consider how much of our body is made up of water. Oils have a hard time absorbing in water as they are naturally repellant.
The benefit of water-soluble CBD is immense. They don’t suffer from what scientists call a “first pass” effect. Essentially the first pass effect is a phenomenon where most of the CBD is processed by the liver and broken down and digested before the body has had a chance to absorb it.
Taking CBD sublingually - Does it improve absorption?
It’s hard to find the source of misguided fads in the CBD movement. Some are advocating to place CBD products under your tongue.
Taking CBD products by placing them under the tongue isn’t founded in any rational scientific principle. In fact, a study published by the British Pharmacological Society found no difference in bioavailability of CBD when administered sublingually.
Sublingual delivery exists for the delivery of some drugs but has no place in the world of nutritional supplements. Holding CBD products under your tongue results in no advanced absorption and you will simply end up swallowing the product.
Should I Vaporize CBD for Higher Absorption?
Another method for taking CBD products is to vaporize (or vape) the product directly into the lungs. Vape pens and e-cigarettes are used in this method of consumption.
There have been some studies that show bioavailability of up to 56%. This would indicate that vaporizing CBD is a highly effective method of administration.
Nonetheless, there are several health risks associated with vaping. There has been an alarming number of people showing up in medical treatment facilities with problems that may be linked to vaping CBD.
Given that CBD is a supplement to your health and wellbeing, it is advised at this time to avoid taking CBD in vaporized form.
For further information about which CBD product is best for you check out this blog post here.