What’s the Best Way to Take CBD Oil: with Food or on Empty Stomach?

Whenever you have to take any medicine or a nutritional supplement, there’s always the question of how and when to take it – when you wake up or before going to bed, or some time in between?; with food or on an empty stomach, and so on. CBD oil is a hemp based extract that contains several beneficial substances that help alleviate many health conditions. It has neuroprotective, calming, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant and analgesic properties, among others. You can buy CBD oil online from reputed makers like Creating Better Days.

Creating Better Days brings you CBD oil for consumption as nutritional supplements and for external use as well.  As it is one of the nutritional supplements that is becoming increasingly popular by the day, I am sure you want to know the best way to consume CBD oil.

 

Why you should not take CBD Oil on an empty stomach

Unfortunately, there is quite a bit of misinformation doing the rounds on the internet, as to whether CBD oil should be taken on an empty stomach or with food. If you read up carefully and understand how digestion works, then the answer will be as clear as daylight: you need to take CBD oil with food, or immediately before or after your meal.

For this, you need to understand a little about bioavailability. The term bioavailability means the ‘degree and rate at which a substance is absorbed into the internal system of a living being, or is made available at the site of physiological activity’. It refers to how much of an active ingredient is absorbed by the body, depending on aspects like the type of product consumed, the time, and so on.

When you take products orally, the active ingredients are absorbed into our bloodstream through digestion; this can impair the bioavailability of certain active ingredients – like CBD oil. This is because the structure of the CBD oil may undergo a little alteration because of ‘first pass metabolism’. This first pass metabolism is brought about by enzyme action. The CBD oil is impacted by the CYP450 enzymes in the liver; the action of this enzyme over a hundred metabolites, and many of them are not used by the body. So what you need to do is boost the bioavailability of the product you want to consume.

 

The Best Way to Take CBD Oil

One of the best ways to increase the bioavailability of CBD oil is to take it with fatty acids (long and medium chain triglycerides); when consumed with fatty acids, the CBD oil is able to bypass some of the first pass metabolism, thus preventing major structural alteration. This way, you can retain almost all of the potency of the CBD oil you are consuming orally.

You can also increase the bioavailability by consuming CBD tinctures sublingually.

Creating Better Days brings you pure CBD oil, free from contaminants and toxins. Our products are manufactured under stringent quality control measures, in sterile cleanrooms, to ensure that our customers only get the best quality. CBD oil is non-psychoactive, and is legal in the US; its sale and supply is strictly monitored and regulated by the authorities.

 

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