When people make the conscious decision to begin taking CBD, one of the first questions they are faced with is which intake method is best suited for them. In fact, many people who are new to the product are unaware of the multiple intake methods available to them and how each individual intake method could benefit them slightly differently.
In some cases, not every intake method agrees with every individual. This is because CBD metabolizes differently depending on which intake method you are using, and the way your body works.
In order to help educate our customers, we’ve decided to create a blog series which will break down every individual intake method, how it works, what the benefits are and when it is best suited to use.
First, let’s discuss the sublingual method:
Taking CBD sublingually
“Sublingual” comes from the Latin for “under the tongue.” To sublingually administer your daily CBD dosage, you place the CBD under your tongue. The cheek and under the tongue are of your mouth are filled with many capillaries (tiny blood vessels) that can absorb the CBD directly into your bloodstream, skipping the digestive process altogether.
Which products are sublingual?
Most commonly, sublingual CBD comes in an oil form. However, with new nanotechnologies evolving in the industry, you can also purchase CBD oral sprays.
How to take CBD sublingually
Place the product directly under your tongue and hold for 60 – 90 seconds. The longer you can hold the product, the more CBD will have an opportunity to enter into the bloodstream. You should feel relief within 8-20 minutes of administration, and relief should last 6-8 hours in the body.
Benefits of taking CBD sublingually
Taking CBD sublingually is ideal for those who have digestive or gastrointestinal issues, as it completely bypasses the body’s digestive system. As a bonus, this also allows the CBD to enter your bloodstream sooner.
Unlike capsules, CBD oil allows for more customizable doses. This is because you can use as much or as little as you choose when taking an oil, whereas each capsule holds the same amount of CBD, allowing you to take it in only multiples of that milligram amount.
CBD oils are also our most potent product, and the best value in terms of dollars per milligrams.
Who should take CBD sublingually?
CBD oils and sprays are our most versatile product. They are extremely popular as they can work for almost anyone, regardless of the ailment. However, we recommend CBD oil if you fall under any of the following:
- Suffer from gastrointestinal or digestive issues
- Require a high daily CBD dose (as we mentioned above, oils are the best “bang for your buck” in terms of MG per dollar)
- Have trouble swallowing capsules
- Those looking for faster relief
If you have further questions about CBD oils, sprays or CBD in general, contact us! We’re happy to help.