How is CBD metabolized when consumed orally? Is it converted to another compound?

How is CBD metabolized when consumed orally? Is it converted to another compound?

How is CBD metabolized when consumed orally? Is it converted to another compound?

CBD is metabolized into an analogous compound, 7-hydroxy-CBD, by the liver. Some 6-OH-CBD may also be formed. But scientists know relatively little about the activity (or lack thereof) of these compounds. There is strong evidence that CBD does not convert to significant amounts THC in the stomach.

Visit Gut Check: Does CBD change to THC in the stomach? for further information

Find CBD near you

Browse hundreds of retail locations for quality CBD products.

Search

News & Reports

Final installment of a 5-part series on Hemp & Native American Sovereignty

Top Conditions

In compiling a list of conditions that CBD may help, we examined hundreds of peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals.

Cannabis Conversations

Project CBD talks with Dr. Bonni Goldstein about whole plant cannabis remedies, nonintoxicating cannabinoids, and cancer care for children.
Expert cannabis botanist and geneticist Ryan Lee talks to Project CBD about breeding cannabis, THC & CBD content, and how to interpret lab data.
Project CBD speaks with Dr. Rachel Knox about "endocannabinology," THC/CBD synergies, and whole food nutrition.

Top Stories