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CBD has been widely accepted and used in the medicinal industry due to its medicinal properties and therapeutic benefits. A lot of studies are doing rounds about CBD and its medicinal properties wherein the patients are treated with CBD compound to overcome various medical conditions. However, there are multiple ways of ingesting CBD such as through inhalation, oral consumption, topical application, and sublingual consumption.

Anyone who is planning to use CBD for any health purpose can use any way he/she would prefer. It is solely based on the purpose of ingestion, necessity and desire of the user. Those who are taking CBD through recommended medical prescriptions, the doctors and medical experts often ask the patient that how the user would like to use. However, it is highly suggested to not prioritize comfort over efficacy. It may often lead to altered results while disturbing the course of treatment.

Whenever the CBD compound is ingested to achieve a certain result, it gets absorbed from the administered area into the bloodstream which later responses result throughout the body. This process is often referred as the bioavailability of Cannabidiol (CBD). The bioavailability refers to the speed at which the CBD gets absorbed into the bloodstream, which further depends on the mode of CBD ingested.

The herbal properties of the CBD infused products show ultimate results whenever ingesting through any method of ingestion. With the help of this article, we help you understand which route shows immediate results and effects for a longer duration in the body.

Oral Consumption

Oral consumption is the most commonly used methods of ingesting cannabidiol as the user finds it easier to consume on the daily basis in the form of capsules, soft gels or gummies. Moreover, some people choose to include CBD into their daily diet consumption to reap daily benefits. A study was conducted to find out the bioavailability of CBD in humans and animals through the oral consumption method. However, during this study, the humans and dogs were fed with chocolate cookies infused with cannabidiol. On the one hand, the humans consumed about 40 mg dose of CBD while the bioavailability was not more than 6% through the oral method. On the other hand, the dogs projected a superior bioavailability around 13 - 19% showing excellent result through oral consumption method.


Inhalation of the CBD is the most recreational way of ingesting in order to achieve higher doses of the CBD in a lesser duration. Earlier studies conducted showed some amazing results of inhaling CBD which resulted in a drastic rise in the bioavailability by 18 - 31%. The primary reason behind this method showing higher bioavailability result was because of the CBD passing through the lungs. During this CBD flow, all the nutrients were directly absorbed in a short period of time while flowing into the blood vessels and capillaries of the body for an optimum result.

Sublingual Consumption

You may have come across the sprays and tinctures which enable you to swallow the CBD solution or oil under the tongue. It is known as the sublingual consumption method. A study performed on rabbits showed higher bioavailability of the CBD through sublingual method was compared to the oral method of absorption. The primary reason behind this method showing higher bioavailability result was because of the CBD reaching to the blood vessels in the higher amount while all the nutrients were directly absorbed in a short period of time to offer an optimum result.

Topical Application

There are several topical CBD infused products in the market which promises to give excellent result when applied onto the skin. These products though stand up to its promises at times, but it does not show high bioavailability of absorption. The CB2 receptors enter the skin cells and activate the endocannabinoid system. Topical creams do not enter the bloodstreams to give you excellent therapeutic results as the skin has the low absorption feature.

The Conclusion

Through this article, we have come to a conclusion that Inhalation and Sublingual consumption methods show excellent bioavailability while delivering cannabinoid to the bloodstream. Moreover, these two methods of ingestion tend to stay in the body while showing results for a longer duration


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