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CBD Is Fat-Soluble. What Does That Mean?

When a compound is described as “fat-soluble,” it means that it dissolves in fats rather than water. In the context of Cannabidiol (CBD), being fat-soluble implies that it can be more readily absorbed and stored in the body’s fat tissues than if it were water-soluble. This characteristic influences how CBD is metabolized and how it enters cells within the body. For fat-soluble substances like CBD to be effectively absorbed by the body, they must go through a specific process:
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 1. Digestion and Emulsification: When you ingest CBD orally, it enters your digestive system where it encounters bile and lipase, enzymes that help emulsify and break down fats, making them easier to absorb.
 2. Absorption: Once emulsified, the tiny droplets of fat-soluble compounds, including CBD, can pass through the intestinal lining. Since they are fat-soluble, they are incorporated into micelles (tiny particles made from bile salts) that facilitate their movement through the water-based environment of your intestines.
 3. Transportation: After absorption, these compounds enter the lymphatic system before making their way into the bloodstream. Unlike water-soluble compounds that can be directly transported in the blood, fat-soluble compounds require this lymphatic transport to bypass the immediate liver metabolism, allowing them to reach more areas of the body before being metabolized.
 4. Cellular Uptake: Cells in the body are surrounded by a lipid bilayer (a layer made of fats), which is more permeable to fat-soluble substances. CBD can easily integrate into this lipid environment, allowing it to enter cells more efficiently. Inside the cells, CBD can interact with various receptors and proteins, influencing a wide range of physiological processes.
 5. Storage: Fat-soluble compounds can be stored in the body’s fat tissues for extended periods. This means that CBD can accumulate in the body and potentially have a longer-lasting effect compared to water-soluble substances.
 6. Metabolism and Excretion: Eventually, CBD is metabolized by the liver. The metabolites (breakdown products) can then be excreted through urine or feces. However, because CBD is fat-soluble, this process is slower, contributing to its longer duration in the body.
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 The fat solubility of CBD is a key factor in its bioavailability (the degree and rate at which a substance is absorbed into the bloodstream), its distribution within the body, and its overall effectiveness in interacting with the endocannabinoid system, which plays a role in regulating various bodily functions.

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