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Does CBD Oil Need To Be Taken With Food?

 

The simplest response is yes.

To completely answer this question though, we first need to take a look at a term called bioavailability. Defined as “the rate at which a substance is absorbed into a living system.” bioavailability describes the amount of an active ingredient absorbed by the body based on factors like the type of product taken.

Taking substances orally, where the active ingredients are absorbed through digestion, instead of the dissolving into the membranes in the mouth, can diminish the bioavailability of active ingredients like CBD. This is due to the effects of your metabolism altering the structure of CBD.

While some merchants may suggest that you to take CBD oil products orally on an empty stomach for quicker results, this may actually reduce the overall potency of the CBD oil itself, sacrificing speed for strength. Due to the effects of enzymes on CBD during digestion, we suggest that CBD oil products that are ingested orally, be taken with food to increase potential bioavailability.

Another way to increase CBD’s bioavailability is to take products specifically designed for absorption under the tongue. Substances absorbed this way, like pure CBD oils, tinctures, and liquids, have a higher bioavailability and work a lot faster.

For most customers that take a daily CBD oil supplement, there is more value found in a delayed, heightened level of CBD in the bloodstream.

In plainer terms, taking CBD oil products after eating allows there to be more CBD in your system for a longer period of time, giving you more bang for your buck when using the products.

The main part of your body that activates the properties of CBD is the endocannabinoid system (ECS). To help support this important part of your nervous system, be sure to increase the amount of healthy fats in your diet, as well as probiotics, and leafy greens. This along with good exercise will ensure that you’re getting the most out of your CBD products.

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