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Easy as CBD: Bioavailability & Versatility

This month’s blog topic will look at the bioavailability of CBD in more detail. Bioavailability refers to how efficiently our bodies can absorb a nutrient through the bloodstream. CBD as an active ingredient can be absorbed in various ways, and the time it takes for you to feel the effects can vary.

“How long will it take for me to feel the effects of CBD” is a common question and one we get asked quite often. Our bodies have a unique way of processing cannabinoids, so the way we choose to take our daily dose is essential. Whilst this can vary from one person to another, this article should help put things into perspective.


Let’s look at bioavailability in a bit more detail!

Our food enhancers are perfect for those who bake and like to add a little green to your sweet treats without a lingering earthy taste. A flavourless additive that partners with whatever storm you’re cooking. If you ingest CBD, it can take anywhere between 30 minutes and two hours for the effects to become noticeable.

CBD is up to four times more effective when combined with fattier foods or drink than on an empty stomach. In previous blogs, we’ve mentioned the significance of our CBD being emulsified in MCT oil – this leads to less risk of losing the active CBD before it begins working its wonders during digestion and metabolism.

Another way you can take your CBD is under the tongue – sublingually. If you have a fast-paced routine and prefer the convenience of a few drops, this method could be the one for you, and it’s one of the most effective ways to consume CBD from a bioavailability point of view. It will take from 15-25 minutes to feel the effects, plus there’s no shortage of blood vessels under the tongue.

If you’ve ever had a bitter or earthy taste left in your mouth from other CBD tinctures… it can be unpleasant. AddCBD food enhancers are completely tasteless, and once you’ve held the drops under your tongue for two to three minutes, swallow and crack on with the rest of your day!


We’ve got your cosmetics covered!

Whatever products you use, our enhancers work well when mixed, allowing you to apply your CBD or CBG topically. When rubbing into the skin, the CBD has quick access to local tissue and smaller blood vessels. With the many anti-inflammatory properties CBD and CBG have, localised application of the cosmetic enhancer directly on blemishes may also give you the results you desire.

With our convenient dosage guide that can be found on all of our product pages, you can experiment with your hearts’ content. It should only take around 20-40 minutes to see and feel the effects of using this method.

Ultimately, we understand all bodies are different, so our approach is to keep our products versatile. That way, you can seamlessly integrate CBD and CBG into your routine consistently, mixing it up when you need to. We’ve had plenty of time at home to experiment in the kitchen, and once we begin to see life return to an average pace.


A time that’s more grab and go; remember – AddCBD is here to make life easier for you!