Unknown to many, the most crucial factor for cannabis consumption is bioavailability. Bioavailability is the degree and rate at which a substance is absorbed into the bloodstream. Generally, the more bioavailable a substance is, the less of it you will have to take to experience its effects. Bioavailability is the true measurement of cannabis product potency and is what separates high quality cannabis-based products from low quality cannabis-based products. 

First and foremost we need to understand that dosage and absorption are not the same.

Because CBD is available in many forms such as lotions, oils, capsules, e-juices, tinctures and etc. correctly dosing it can be tricky. Each form of CBD has a different dosage structure that is unique to its user and method of intake or application. This varies based on the concentration and method of CBD in the product you are taking or applying. For example, the same dosage of a 30 mg CBD capsule and a 30 mg CBD tincture will have a different bioavailability. You make need to take three CBD capsules (so a total of 90 mg) to get the same effect as you would if you just took one 30 mg CBD tincture. 

Tinctures have a bioavailability ranging between 20-35% (So a 30 mg dose of CBD will have an absorption rate between 6mg-10.5 mg)

To figure out the absorption rate of a product we can follow this formula:

MG x bioavailability = absorption rate

  1. 30 MG x 20% = ?

30 x 0.20 = 6

So the absorption rate is 6%