But which foods Steve?
A couple of recent reports propose that taking CBD with food may be beneficial. But which foods boost the effects of CBD? Well today we will look into that very question!
Low rates of bio-availability (Yes I had to look up the definition when someone was talking about bio-availability a few years ago lol – the proportion of a drug or other substance which enters the circulation when introduced into the body and so is able to have an active effect.) have led people to ask how can we increase CBD effectiveness.
Due to the fact CBD oils are popular in the mainstream and not just with the hippie culture of the 60’s, it was just a matter of time before researches figured out how to maximize absorption rates. And yes taking CBD with certain foods can improve its bioavailability.
One study proposed that a high-fat meal elevated blood levels of CBD by a factor of 14. Cannabinoids are fat-soluble, and so the presence of fat might help CBD move into the bloodstream.
To improve absorption, consider pairing your CBD intake with foods which are rich in healthy fats:
- Olive or sesame oil
- MCT oil, or coconut oil, which can improve the bio-availability of CBD (This is standard in our CBD oils that we make here)
- Emulsified fats, such as those found in chocolate or mayonnaise (Yes, thank you! I wont feel guilty eating that Hershey bar now)
- Avocado (Just another reason for me to add more Guacamole to my burrito!)
Either eat your meal and then take your CBD drops or add the CBD oil to foods like oatmeal and smoothies.
If you would like to learn more about the study: https://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20190816/a-fatty-meal-might-affect-how-you-absorb-cbd