Do you take CBD after eating or on an empty stomach?
Maybe you’ve never given any thought to when you take CBD, but studies have shown that it could make a big difference in its effectiveness.
And if you find CBD isn’t working as well as you’d like, this could be the reason why.
Breakfast burrito anyone?
This study, published in the journal Epilepsia, tested eight adults who were prescribed capsule CBD for epilepsy-related seizures. In the first part of the study, half the subjects were given their CBD dosage first thing in the morning, before eating anything. The other half ate a high-fat breakfast burrito (containing around 850 calories and 52% fat) within 30 minutes of taking CBD. The two groups switched after two weeks.
The results were clear.
Blood samples showed that the burrito group saw their maximum levels of CBD increase 14 times compared with the empty stomach group – the total amount of CBD absorbed quadrupled when taken with the morning meal. WOW! I am truly learning something new everyday with this industry.
The researchers concluded that, for maximum absorption, CBD should be taken with a meal – preferably a high-fat one. Cannabinoids are fat-soluble, so the high-fat content may help CBD move into the bloodstream.
And you don’t have to eat burritos every day…
According to the study, to maximize its absorption and effectiveness, we should take CBD with meals rich in healthy fats, such as:
- Olive or sesame oil
- Coconut oil
- ALSO NOTE: Green Compass uses MCT oil as our carrier oil. MCT oil is a saturated fatty acid and great for your overall health!
With everything we ingest, our bodies process CBD in different ways and its effects can vary massively.
But, if you find CBD isn’t working as well as you’d hoped, it could simply be down to when you take it. Try taking your dose after a high-fat meal and noting any differences.
When do you find to be the best time to take CBD?
What foods do you combine CBD with?
Comment below and let us know. Also, please send us any unique CBD recipes you cook 🙂