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Bioavailability & CBD - Ways To Increase Absorption

Updated: Jun 27, 2023

Bioavailability refers to the amount of a substance that can enter the bloodstream and have an active effect on the body.


In the case of CBD and cannabis for dogs and cats, bioavailability refers to the amount of CBD or cannabis that can reach the pet's bloodstream and have an active effect on the pet's body.


There are several ways to increase bioavailability for dogs and cats.


Lingual - Tongue Administration

Lingual administration is one way to increase bioavailability. This method involves administering it on the tongue, which gets absorbed directly into the bloodstream.


The lingual method bypasses the digestive system, reducing the loss of active compounds and increasing the amount of CBD or cannabis that reaches the bloodstream.


Liposomal Delivery

This method involves encasing the CBD or cannabis in a liposome, a tiny sphere made of phospholipids (fatty acids) similar to the cell membrane.


The liposome protects the CBD or cannabis from degradation and allows for better absorption into the bloodstream, increasing bioavailability.


CBD peanut butter is a liposome that will prevent the CBD or cannabis from breaking down, thus, enabling more absorption for the body.




Transdermal Administration

This method involves applying CBD or cannabis to the skin as a cream or oil, allowing transdermal absorption into the bloodstream.


The transdermal method allows the active compounds to get absorbed through the skin, bypassing the digestive system, which can increase bioavailability.


When administering via transdermal administration, it is important to follow the recommended dosage on the product label and choose products formulated specifically for cats and dogs.


Unsure about the correct dosing?


Schedule a free consultation with our certified veterinary cannabis guide. It's also recommended to apply the cream or oil to an area of the skin with minimal hair, such as the inner ear or paw pads.


Combination With Fatty Acids

This method increases the bioavailability of CBD or cannabis by allowing for better absorption into the bloodstream through fatty acids.


These fatty acids act as a carrier for CBD or cannabis, helping them to bypass the digestive system and reach the bloodstream more efficiently.


Did you know that peanut butter helps increase the bioavailability of CBD or cannabis? Learn more about the peanut butter we offer for dogs, not only does it contain CBD, but

it also has turmeric and flaxseed oil.

Peanut butter for dogs increases bioavailability


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