As per Google search, bioavailability refers to “the proportion of a drug or other substance which enters the circulation when introduced into the body and so is able to have an active effect.” In other words, it’s about how much medicine actually goes to our support.
Regarding hemp, considering the fact that less than 10% of the CBD gets to a patient in the customary oil form, bioavailability is a serious consideration. For us, it explained why we’d taken various types of CBDs over five years, all with some success, but without really seeing what all the hype was about and without feeling the full benefit.
When we found hemp/CBD that literally changed our life by giving us the full benefit, we started paying attention to bioavailability. Basically, we were on a steep recovery, but going very slow in fact. When the hemp oil came, our recovery accelerated and we found firm ground to continue our healing and actually improve a tough condition.
First, we happened upon a product from the network marketing industry, a company called ZILIS. They use a process of extraction that makes the medicine water soluble. Since human bodies are mostly water, I get 70-90% of the medicine from a dropper, which is much more medicine than the 3-5% I get from an oil-based CBD. The quality is top shelf and retail prices, on a monthly basis, are competitive in the quality markets.
We continue using products from this company since they use the same bioavailability process in all their supplements. You’ll find some good science and an array of health products at the link above.
Along the way, we encountered Disruption-Labs, who spoke of bioavailability via nanotechnology. That got our attention and we stopped the first CBD long enough to give this nano-CBD a shot at making this old body move. We felt just fine, didn’t miss a thing, and though we had to adjust to the high-tech taste, felt a little extra zing later in the day. The link above leads to some well-presented science and to a product called Reset, in case you want to go see that first.
So how is bioavailability a spiritual topic?
The first thing that comes to mind is: bioavailability is a process that is helping me stay alive in acceptable ways. That not only includes my body but all the other stuff that goes with it – a mind, emotions, a spirit and soul. That, on a very personal level, is not only spiritual, it qualifies as sacred, too.
Second, we’re talking here about a medicine going into a body mostly made of water. Water is one of the four elements that comprises all of Mother Earth and the greatest percentage of our mass. Before the words spiritual or sacred existed in any language, our ancestors cared more for some things than others, such as water. The things with the most survival potential, in one form or fashion, to peoples all over the world, became sacred by the intensity needed to survive. The more important the item or idea is to survival, the more sacred it becomes.
Third, my body makes cannabinoids, the active ingredient of CBD, like women make milk and men make sperm. It’s me, my spirit, my mind, that seeks healing for my body, the me who is made of water and the me who produces cannabinoids to survive well. I seek this with all the knowledge I have available. If that’s not spiritual, and rational, at the same time, then I don’t know what is.
It reminds me of an Indian Way of defining medicine as anything that brings you closer to what Creator intended for us human beings. If you’re an atheist, then replace “Creator intended” with human evolutionary potential (i.e. medicine is anything that brings you closer to your human evolutionary potential). Bioavailability is medicine this way and how much spirit comes through is indeed up to you.