22 10, 2021

CBD Bioavailability: Challenges and Improvements

2022-01-01T12:33:21-05:00October 22, 2021|

CBD administered orally is known to have relatively low bioavailability (the amount entering the bloodstream and offering its active effects). Before we explain why, let’s first acknowledge that certain methods of delivery — specifically by inhalation — can improve CBD absorption rates, yet those means tend to discourage a significant number of potential consumers. Luckily, there are other ways to increase CBD bioavailability without inhaling it. Would you anticipate greater market share for your company if you could marry edible CBD with greater bioavailability? Good news: This article explains why CBD has naturally low bioavailability and how water-soluble CBD may substantially increase it. The Challenge of CBD Absorption Bioactive molecules tend to be either lipophilic or hydrophilic. This means that they are either attracted to and dissolvable in fats and oils (lipids) or water (hydro). As you know, oil and [...]

1 10, 2021

Endocannabinoid System 101: What CBD Brands Should Know

2022-01-02T13:26:56-05:00October 1, 2021|

Although the biological components of the endocannabinoid system are well known and have been explored in detail over many decades, its significance seems to enlarge with every new experimental study. — Functional Fine-Tuning of Metabolic Pathways by the Endocannabinoid System If someone asked you to describe the digestive system, the respiratory system or the nervous system, chances are you could easily describe their purpose and, most likely, tick off the major organs involved. Very few people can do the same with the endocannabinoid system — typically abbreviated as ECS — and with good reason. Despite decades of scientific study, researchers have just begun to comprehend the role of the ECS and the potential benefits of cannabinoids in supporting physical and mental wellness. That said, if you’re launching a new cannabidiol (CBD) product or brand, it’s vital that you understand the basic [...]

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