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Cannabinoid Bioavailability

Cannabinoid bioavailability is a critical factor that determines the extent and speed at which cannabinoids enter the bloodstream, thereby influencing their overall effectiveness. This section explores how various consumption methods can affect the bioavailability of cannabinoids, from smoking and vaping to edibles and topicals. Understanding these differences is essential for tailoring your cannabis use to your personal needs, ensuring you get the most out of each experience. Learn the science behind each method to make informed decisions that maximize the benefits of cannabinoids for your health and wellness.

Cannabliss Pocket Guide

Cannabliss Pocket Guide

Dive deep into the science of cannabinoids, terpenes, and more with our comprehensive online guide.

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Understanding Cannabinoids

Learn about the different cannabinoids, their effects, and their role in therapeutic benefits.

The Aromatic World of Terpenes

Discover how terpenes influence the flavor, aroma, and healing properties of cannabis.

Bioavailability Explained

Unpack how different consumption methods affect the absorption and efficacy of cannabinoids.

Ways to Consume

Explore various methods of cannabis consumption, from inhalation to ingestion, and find what works best for you.

Cannabiniods

Name
Boiling Point (°F)
Symptoms It Addresses
THC
314°F
Pain, nausea, appetite loss, anxiety
CBD
320-356°F
Anxiety, seizures, inflammation, pain
CBG
126°F
Inflammation, pain, nausea
CBN
365°F
Insomnia, pain, inflammation
THC-A
Converts to THC at 220°F (decarboxylation)
Inflammation, nausea, seizures
CBD-A
Converts to CBD at 248°F (decarboxylation)
Nausea, Inflammation
CBC
428°F
Inflammation, pain
THCV
< 428°F
Appetite (suppression), anxiety

Terpenes & Terpeniods

Name
Common Effects or Benefits
Valencene
Anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-melanogenesis
Trans-nerolidol
Anti-cancer, anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, anti-parasitic
Terpinolene
Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-insomnia, antiseptic
Phytol
Anti-insomnia, immunosuppressant
Pinene
Anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial
Myrcene
Relaxing, sedating
Linalool
Anti-anxiety, anti-epileptic, anti-psychotic, pain killing
Limonene
Anti-anxiety, anti-cancer, digestion, gallstones
Humulene
Anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor
Geraniol
Anti-cancer, anti-oxidant, neuroprotectant
Eucalyptol
Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal
Delta 3 Carene
Anti-inflammatory, bone stimulant
Caryophyllene
Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory
Camphene
Anti-oxidant, skin lesion
Borneol
Antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory
Bisabolol
Anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, anti-microbial

Cannabinoid Family Tree

The cannabinoid family tree presents a fascinating map of the relationships and properties of various cannabinoids derived from the cannabis plant. This visual guide traces the biosynthetic pathways from foundational compounds like CBGA to well-known cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, as well as lesser-known yet significant cannabinoids like CBC and CBG. Understanding this family tree helps users grasp the diversity and potential therapeutic benefits of each cannabinoid, providing insights into how they interact with the body's endocannabinoid system to produce their unique effects. Dive into the complexities of cannabis genetics and discover how different cannabinoids can cater to specific health and wellness needs.

Cannabliss Pocket Guide

Consumption Methods

Explore the diverse ways to enjoy cannabis through our detailed guide on consumption methods, from traditional smoking to innovative edibles, each offering unique benefits and experiences.

Sub-lingual

Bioavailability:

15-30%


True dose:

approx. 15-30mg
Absorbed through mucous membranes

(Under tongue)

Inhalation

Bioavailability:

35-50%


True dose:

approx. 35-50mg
Absorbed through  membranes in the lungs

(Vaping/smoking)

Ingestion

Bioavailability:

10-20%


True dose:

approx. 10-20mg
Passes through liver and digestive tract

(Most edibles)

Rectal/Vaginal

Bioavailability:

15-30%


True dose:

approx. 15-30mg
Avoids the gastrointestinal route

(Suppository)

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