CBD Bio-Availability: What is it?

December 21, 2021

What Is CBD Bio-availability?

CBD bioavailability is known as the degree and rate in which the CBD is absorbed into the bloodstream. The CBD bioavailability determines the amount and strength of the CBD along with its level of effect. 

The bioavailability of CBD is based upon the concentration of CBD as well as the route of entry/consumption method. Below you will find the various ways in which you can consume CBD, and the bioavailability of each method.

Oral Consumption of CBD: Capsules, Edibles, Beverages

When CBD is administered orally through edibles, beverages and capsules its CBD bioavailability is drastically reduced as CBD is not readily absorbed. CBD is fat-soluble which means it is challenging for the body to absorb. A study in 2009 reported that the bioavailability of CBD that has been orally consumed is left at only 4% to 20%. Therefore, if you consumed a beverage containing 100mg of CBD, only 20mg would actually reach your bloodstream. 

Sublingual Consumption of CBD: Tinctures, Lozenges, Sprays 

The sublingual gland, located under the tongue, is able to absorb CBD directly into the bloodstream through CBD tinctures, lozenges or sprays. Sublingual consumption impacts the body in a fast form and has a higher level of bioavailability (12-35%). 


At Peak City CBD, we like to keep it on track and simple. We offer topicals and sublingual oils. That is THE way to go for introduction of CBD into the body. Give it a try!!


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