When ingested in oil form, one of the most popular consumption methods, the effectiveness of CBD and THC becomes compromised.
A product can claim to contain large amounts of THC or CBD and that it will provide powerful benefits. But while this may be true, it doesn’t explain the complex process of how cannabis ends up absorbed through the bloodstream, which is known as bioavailability. When it comes to CBD and THC oils, the amount of that ends up absorbed in your blood is usually very little.
Bioavailability can be influenced by your body’s make up, physiological processes and, most importantly, the method in which you consume your cannabis. While recreational cannabis is more lax and can be adapted as needed, bioavailability is vital for the plant’s value as medicine. The more bioavailable the product is, the more accurate the dosage, and the less amount of it you’ll need for it to produce its intended effect.
When ingested in oil form, one of the most popular consumption methods, the effectiveness of CBD and THC becomes compromised. In fact, only about 6% of the THC or CBD present in these products ends up absorbed by the bloodstream.
Published: September 03, 2020
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