My reading this week lead me to the question – are we absorbing our Canna Oils BCP effectively?
Canna Oils BCP offers great benefits for health and healing. But in order for your Beta Caryophyllene(BCP) to be effective, the BCP actually needs to reach the CB2 receptors of your endocannabinoid system (ECS). By this, I mean, the BCP needs to be absorbed into your bloodstream, which is known as bioavailability. Once in your bloodstream, the BCP needs to stay in circulation long enough to be delivered to organs and tissues where it is needed.
I discovered a process called pharmacokinetics, which simply is the process by which a compound is absorbed, distributed, metabolised, and eliminated by the body. In short, pharmacokinetics refers to the sum of your body’s mechanisms for absorption and elimination, the characteristics of BCP itself, and numerous external factors that can either help or hinder the way you assimilate and use BCP. The delivery method has a lot to with how much and how quickly your Canna Oils BCP enters the bloodstream.
So, our question is, what can we do to ensure the best absorption possible?
Firstly, it is really important to hold the oil under your tongue for as long as you can. At least 30 – 40 seconds allows more time for the mucous membrane to absorb the BCP before entering the digestive system. BCP is fat soluble, as opposed to water-soluble. So when we swallow the oil, digestive acids and enzymes destroy a large percentage of BCP before it has a chance to be absorbed. And the small amount that gets through the intestinal wall is subject to being metabolised by the liver before it reaches the rest of the body.
You don’t have to stand there and count every second, but the longer you can leave the oil under the tongue, the better. Don’t think of it as wasted time, but use it as an opportunity to clear your thoughts and even imagine in your mind’s eye the BCP absorbing and how wonderful the benefits are going to be – imagination is a great tool!!
Secondly, absorption can be significantly better when taken with food compared to on an empty stomach. This is something I never thought about before!
Due to the fat-soluble nature of BCP, including a healthy source of fat in your meal such as avocado, high-omega-3 fish, good quality butter or nuts and seeds, can help even more. By doing so, the BCP dissolves in the dietary fats and disperses into smaller particle sizes that are easier to absorb. So the extra oil that didn’t absorb through the mucus membrane can still be absorbed, just in a different way.
Food also slows down the rate at which BCP is removed from the blood. The presence or absence of food may have a greater effect than dosage levels on clearance rates.
So two things to takeaway from this. 1. If Canna Oils Ultra isn’t giving you the results you’re after, trying the Canna Oils Ultra Blend (with Hemp Seed Oil) may be a better option. 2. Taking your drops closer to meal times and ensuring healthy fats are included could be the missing link. This could be helpful if you know that you have a fast metabolism and need a little help slowing things down a bit.
Also, make sure that you follow the instructions on the flyer you received at time of purchase. Starting off at a lower serving size and increasing steadily, not only saves on excess consumption, but it helps the body to absorb much more efficiently.
Conclusion: If you feel like there is still room for greater benefit from your Canna Oils BCP then give one of these ideas or all of them a go.
Remember, we are here to help, so if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Have a wonderful weekend and remember to smile 🙂