How long does it take for CBD to be absorbed in your body?
The rate at which cannabidiol (CBD) works depends on how quickly it is absorbed in the blood, or in other words its bioavailability. CBD bioavailability varies according to the mode through which it is consumed.
CBD products are consumed in a number of ways, including through oral consumption, sublingual consumption, and topical application.
Oral CBD products, like softgels/capsules and tinctures are consumed by swallowing or placing under the tongue, respectively. Capsules have to go through a process known as first-pass metabolism. This means that they must pass through the liver before being absorbed. Tinctures, on the other hand, are directly absorbed into the mucous membranes. As a result, they don't have to pass through the body's metabolic and digestive systems.
Topical CBD products are administered through the application on the skin and, therefore, spared the first-pass metabolism phase. In addition, they are a particularly efficient means of CBD administration as there are cannabinoid receptors on the skin.
To learn more about these and other methods of CBD consumption and to decide which method is right for you, talk to your doctor.