A new and very interesting study shows that CBD is more effective taken after a meal with fatty foods. The difference is outstanding; we are talking about an absorption’s increase of 14 times.
The title of the research is: “Food effect on pharmacokinetics of cannabidiol oral capsules in adult patients with refractory epilepsy.” The study focuses on the difference between taking CBD orally with food and without food. The author of the study is the University of Minnesota; their scientists conducted this research on eight patients. The researchers administered CBD in two forms: capsules and oil. They checked CBD absorption rates after the ingestion in capsules form and (strange but true) it was much better than the liquid kind. The researchers say that there were more inconsistencies when dosing liquid formulations. Instead capsules consumption allows for more accurate delivery to the gut and more consistent absorption. This offers accurate blood level data for the purposes of a dose study such as this. They also checked CBD levels in the blood during fasted states as well as when taken within 30 minutes of a meal with fatty foods. The absorption was much better after the meal.
There are limits in the conclusions of this study for two reasons.
1 – because we don’t know the actual content of fat in a meal
2 – because only 8 people took part
But this research opens a very interesting scenario and more studies could be done on this topic.
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