What Does Bioavailability Mean?

Are you curious about the effects that cannabis can have on your body? If so, then understanding bioavailability is key! So what exactly is bioavailability when it comes to cannabis and how does it affect your end experience? At The Pottery LA dispensary, we’ve got all of the information you need to understand this important concept better.

In this blog post, we’ll explain what bioavailability means in THC products and give examples of specific products that provide unique experiences thanks to their ability to deliver cannabinoids into the bloodstream efficiently. Read on for more insights about why understanding bioavailability helps shoppers get the most out of their purchase from our dispensary!


Why Bioavailability Matters

Bioavailability is an important concept to understand when consuming cannabis products. Put simply, bioavailability refers to how much of a substance gets absorbed into the bloodstream and can be used by the body. This varies from one product to another, depending on how it is ingested.

Cannabis bioavailability lets consumers know the rate at which they will experience the effects of their chosen product. For example, edibles often have a higher bioavailability than inhaling them because they enter the bloodstream directly, thus accelerating their effects. Ultimately, bioavailability has a big impact on one’s cannabis experience since it determines how quickly and intensely its effects will be felt—an important detail for any individual’s dosage decisions.

How Bioavailability Affects Cannabinoid Intake

When it comes to consuming cannabinoids, bioavailability of the method makes a world of difference. When bioavailability is high, the body is able to absorb more cannabinoids, meaning the user can achieve their desired results quicker and more effectively. When bioavailability is low, a higher amount of product may be needed to reach the same effects, rendering a less economical option. By understanding bioavailability, consumers can determine which methods are right for them and save time and money in pursuit of their perfect cannabis experience.

Different Methods for Increasing Bioavailability

Did you know that bioavailability is a determining factor in the effectiveness of cannabis-based treatments? If you don’t maximize bioavailability, your body won’t absorb key components of cannabis when it’s ingested. To ensure they get the most out of their treatments, some patients turn to different methods – such as heating up cannabis oil or adding an edible or tincture – to increase bioavailability.

Here’s where to start.


Inhalation is the most popular method for consuming cannabis, with results that can be felt almost immediately. This fast bioavailability is one of its biggest advantages, but also poses some of its own risks as quick and intense highs can lead to confusion or anxiety if dosage isn’t properly monitored. If you’re considering inhalation, do your research to find out more information on recommended doses and methodology, to ensure successful and comfortable experiences!


Sublingual delivery of cannabis is a discreet and convenient way to enjoy cannabionoids. The bioavailability provided by sublingual absorption offers an effective dose, as the cannabinoids bypass the digestive system and enter straight into the bloodstream. This differs from traditional ingestion products, which are often metabolized before they reach their intended destination in the body. With sublingual delivery, individuals experience bioavailable effects more quickly and accurately, avoiding common pitfalls of THC doses on edibles that can be difficult to measure.


The power of topicals is astounding. Not only do topicals provide targeted relief locally, but they also offer bioavailability without any psychoactive effects. This makes them an ideal option for those who seek the medicinal benefits of cannabis, but don’t necessarily want to experience an altered state of mind. Topicals can provide localized relief for a variety of ailments, from aches and pains to inflammation, insomnia, and even anxiety/stress.

Additionally, many topical products are customizable so you can adjust it to your desired potency depending on the severity of the condition being treated or managed. When used with proper guidance from your local dispensary or certified healthcare provider, topicals can be just as powerful as traditional methods of medication!


If you’re looking to try something new, edibles and drinks are the way to go! While the bioavailability of these types of cannabis consumption can vary, they offer an exciting and innovative way to reap the benefits of cannabinoids. Fun flavors and parent-friendly packaging can give adults the perfect excuse for an evening treat.

Plus, if you prefer to keep your cannabis use discreet and avoid any odors, edibles and drinks are also a great option. We have a wide selection of products at The Pottery that are sure to get your taste buds tingling, so come on down and see what exciting possibilities await!