Why and how to take CBD oil sublingually

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Why and how to take CBD oil sublingually

Why and how to take CBD oil sublingually (under the tongue)

As CBD becomes more and more popular, so too have the methods of consumption. We take a look at the advantages of taking CBD sublingually.

If you’re searching for a quick way to get CBD absorbed into your bloodstream, without affecting its bioavailability (the rate and extent to which the active constituent of a drug is absorbed and reaches the circulation), taking it sublingually is the ideal solution for you. 

There is an area under the tongue called the buccal cavity, and it’s filled with soft tissue and rich blood capillaries. Once the CBD oil is released into the buccal cavity, it quickly gets absorbed into the blood capillaries, and then carried off to certain cannabinoid receptors in our body. 

When taking CBD sublingually, the bioavailability is somewhere around 13-19%. In some cases, the bioavailability has been found to go to as high as 35%. Although significantly lower than vaping and inhaling CBD, taking CBD sublingually is a much healthier alternative, and is the second-best method of consumption when it comes to bioavailability. 

Sublingual consumption vs oral consumption:

Taking CBD sublingually is not just more effective than taking it orally, but it is also more efficient. It can take anywhere between 10-15 minutes to start feeling the effects. When taken orally, however, CBD can take anywhere between 30 minutes to several hours to be absorbed into your bloodstream. A lot of the CBD will also be broken down by your body’s digestive process and filtration systems.

What are some of the advantages of taking CBD sublingually?
  • Bioavailability

As we’ve discussed, when CBD is taken sublingually, it goes directly into the bloodstream. It bypasses the body’s natural filters, like the stomach, the small intestines, and the liver, and therefore filters out as little CBD as possible. This leads to a greater potency delivery of CBD when compared to other consumption methods, and also allows for the effects to last longer. 

  • Absorption

Similarly to bioavailability, when CBD is taken sublingually, it doesn’t have to go through our body’s biological processes like digestion. This ensures that the potency of your CBD will not deteriorate, or reduce the rate of absorption. 

  • Easy consumption

Consuming CBD sublingually is simple and straightforward. Just insert the dropper into the bottle, measure the amount of CBD you want, and drop it under your tongue. Easy!

  • Practical

Unlike other consumption methods, taking CBD sublingually allows you to administer CBD virtually anywhere. All you need is your oil – nothing else!

Tips to remember when taking CBD sublingually:
  • Try your best to hold the CBD under your tongue for at least 2 minutes. The longer you hold the CBD in place, the higher amount of it can be absorbed.
  • Make sure that you count the drops as you are administering the CBD to ensure that you take the correct dosage.
  • Be careful not to drop the oil on your tongue, as this will affect its potency and overall timeline.
  • Try not to eat or drink anything 15-20 minutes before consuming CBD. And similarly, try to do the same afterwards.
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Disclaimer: We recommend consulting with a qualified medical doctor or veterinarian when preparing a treatment plan for any and all diseases or ailments. Do not exceed more than 20mg of CBD(Cannabidiol) in your daily dose as per South African government regulations. Regulation amending s22(A)2 of the Medicine and Related Substance Act, 1965 (Act no.101 of 1965) Published 23 May 2019