High fat foods increase absorption of CBD into the body

March 18, 2020

A new study has shown how fatty foods help the absorption of CBD into the body. So far, very little was known about the effect of food on CBD absorption.

A University of Minnesota study examined whether eating high-fat foods after taking CBD increased the body’s absorption of CBD. The study tested whether fasting or a high fat meal has an effect when cannabidiol oral capsules were taken by patients.

To find out what effect a fatty meal would have on CBD absorption, the research group measured CBD concentrations in epilepsy patients who were taking 99% pure CBD capsules. Concentrations from patients who took CBD on an empty stomach and a standardised fatty breakfast were compared.

The study found that: CBD exposure is vastly increased when CBD is taken with high fatty foods. When compared to fasting, taking CBD with food increased the amount of CBD in the body by four-times and the maximum amount recorded in the participants’ blood by 14-times. And: No cognitive differences were identified, which is consistent with previous studies.

Sources: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31247132


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