When you consume a CBD capsule, it needs to pass through the digestive tract before making its way into the bloodstream. Along the way, it loses some of its potency. This means you might need to take a higher dose of it at the start in order to feel its full effects.
„When you take CBD by mouth, only about 6% gets into the bloodstream—so it’s low,” says Dani Gordon, M.D., a double board-certified medical doctor and author of The CBD Bible. „It still works for many people, but it is low, and because of that, you often need larger doses than something that’s absorbed more easily.”