Maximizing the Bioavailability of CBD

Studies show that the best way to increase the bioavailability of CBD edibles sold by Distillate direct is to consume foods high in fat while avoiding foods with high sugar content. If you want to bypass the digestive system, then your best options include vaping and the under-the-tongue method.

CBD tincture

When you consume Distillate direct CBD products, you want to make sure that you’re getting the best bang for your buck while maximizing exposure to CBD. This is where bioavailability comes in.

Understanding Bioavailability

Bioavailability can be defined as the amount of substance that actually reaches the system. It is an important factor when selecting your products as well as the delivery method for CBD. How you consume CBD has a noticeable impact on its bioavailability and the amount that reaches the bloodstream. The higher your bioavailability, the higher dosage you’ll need to achieve desired results.

The most popular delivery systems are as follows.

Oral Consumption

You can consume CBD orally with products such as capsules and edibles. This is a popular method of consumption because it’s easy to use and convenient. While oral consumption offers lots of benefits (such as longer-lasting results), the CBD first has to pass through the digestive and metabolic systems, which will reduce a large perception of the CBD and reduce its bioavailability.

Studies show that the highest bioavailability of oral CBD is about 20%, which means that 80% will be removed from the body.

If you prefer to ingest CBD, you can maximize their bioavailability by consuming foods that have high-fat content and low sugar content.

Sublingual Method

CBD tinctures from Distillate direct allow you to administer CBD through the sublingual method of consumption. It provides a direct entry to your bloodstream via the under-the-tongue method. This delivery mechanism provides fast and reliable results, along with higher bioavailability, as the CBD is being degraded from saliva enzymes in the mouth.

Sublingual consumption may provide you with an absorption rate of 10% to 40%.


You can smoke marijuana and hemp. This is one of the more effective methods of delivery as the body can quickly absorb active compounds such as CBD. This makes it a good option for anyone who needs instant relief instead of hours later when they least expect it.


CBD topicals such as body creams and lotions are also becoming popular methods of providing relief to muscles and sore joints. Although this method does not provide a high bioavailability, it is effective for consumers who don’t want to directly consume CBD but want the benefits of topical application.

Wondering which method is best for you? Get in touch with us here at Distillate direct to find out.