Navigating the world of CBD can be tricky, so we've created this quiz to help you determine how much CBD you should take and which product is right for you. Bioavailability is the proportion of a drug or substance that enters the circulation when it is introduced into the body and can have an active effect. In other words, if a product has 1% bioavailability, 99% of the effects of the active ingredient will be lost. Therefore, the higher the percentage of bioavailability, the more effective the product will be.
The most effective way to take CBD is with a water-soluble product like those in our Absorb range. This allows you to turn any drink into a CBD drink and ensures that 99% of the available CBD is used. Hemp plants used for CBD extraction also contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a psychoactive compound that causes a “high”, but at lower levels than cannabinoids derived from marijuana. On the other hand, some of the least effective ways to use CBD are with products such as capsules and gummies, or bathing with a CBD bath bomb.
Clinical trials and studies have just begun to explore the wide range of medicinal and therapeutic benefits that CBD can provide, while anecdotal evidence suggests that it is an effective treatment for chronic pain, inflammation, anxiety, insomnia and epilepsy. A CBD oil or tincture is made by mixing a CBD extract from a cannabis plant into a base such as MCT oil or alcohol. Even with oil droplets that have relatively low bioavailability, they are remarkably effective. CBD has been proven to be safe to use in high doses and will not cause a fatal overdose in any amount.
Unfortunately, many CBD products are mislabeled and some contain small amounts of THC despite claims that they do not contain THC. The Trusted Lab was founded to provide you with the highest quality, organic, natural, laboratory-tested and safe American-grown hemp CBD products on the market today. Products with low bioavailability are not only ineffective but also expensive. Hemp gummies and CBD gummies may look similar but they are actually very different. CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD since it only uses the CBD compound itself and not other cannabinoids derived from hemp.