a university of minnesota study, published in epilepsia, 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 at the epilepsy care clinic who were taking 99 percent pure cbd capsules. concentrations from patients who took cbd on an empty stomach and a standardized fatty breakfast (i.e. breakfast burrito) were compared. “the type of food can make a large difference in the amount of cbd that gets absorbed into the body. although fatty foods can increase the absorption of cbd, it can also increase the variability as not all meals contain the same amount of fat,” said angela birnbaum, a professor in the college of pharmacy and study co-author.
the study found:
1. cbd exposure is vastly increased when cbd is taken with high fatty foods
2. 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
3. no cognitive differences were identified, which is consistent with previous studies.
just another thing to consider when consuming your cbd products!