As CBD gains popularity, it can be challenging to keep up with all the products on the market. You may already know that you can mix CBD oil into beverages and foods. But, did you know that taking CBD oil under your tongue is one of the most efficient ways to feel the effects of cannabidiol?
Taking CBD oil under your tongue is called a “sublingual application.” This process allows mucous membranes in your mouth to absorb the CBD. This consumption method boasts several advantages over the other methods.
Curious? We don’t blame you! We’re here to help you untangle the mystery of sublingual applications. We’ll also explore some different CBD oils and other consumption methods so you can get a well-rounded view of the latest CBD trends!
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What Is CBD Oil?
CBD (cannabidiol) oil, also called tincture, is CBD extract infused into a carrier oil. The carrier oil balances the product’s potency and consistency. You can mix CBD oil into food or drinks, put it under your tongue, swallow it, or even apply it to your skin.
As you can see, CBD oil is effective and very versatile. Typically, manufacturers use hemp seed oil as a carrier because it contains the beneficial terpenes and flavonoids found in hemp.
There are three different formulations of CBD oil: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate. Each type has unique properties that can fit any consumer’s preferences. Something important they all have in common? They’re all non-psychoactive (they won’t get you “high”).
What Are The Different Ways To Take CBD Oil?
There are three ways to use CBD oil, and each is beneficial in its own way. CBD can be orally ingested, applied sublingually, or applied topically. Let’s take a deeper look at each method and explore the differences.
Sublingual – Under The Tongue
To take CBD oil sublingually, you use the dropper to place the CBD oil under your tongue. Then, you hold the oil in your mouth for 60 – 90 seconds to allow it to fully absorb.
Although this may seem just like swallowing CBD oil, there is a big difference in the bioavailability of each method. Bioavailability refers to the amount of CBD that reaches the bloodstream after consumption.
Sublingual application has a bioavailability of 20 – 30%, which is higher than that of swallowing (edible) CBD. You should feel the effects of a sublingual application in about 15 – 25 minutes, and they can last from three to six hours.
Ingesting – Eating Alone Or With Food
Swallowing or eating CBD oil results in a different consumer experience than a sublingual application. With this method, CBD oil has to pass through the digestive tract and liver before reaching the bloodstream.
This is called “the first-pass metabolism,” or “first-pass effect.” Due to the first-pass process, you have to wait longer for the effects of swallowed CBD to kick in. Your intestines also destroy some of the cannabidiol in the digestive process, and this reduces the bioavailability.
You can expect to feel the effects of swallowed CBD oil in 30 minutes to an hour, though it can take longer. Your metabolism, activity level, and the last time you ate all affect this method’s speed of onset and bioavailability.
Swallowed CBD oil has a bioavailability of 6 – 19%. Even though swallowed CBD has lower bioavailability than sublingual application, it’s still an effective method.
In fact, swallowing CBD oil produces some of the longest-lasting benefits—longer than a sublingual application. You may feel the effects of swallowing CBD oil for six to eight hours.
Topical CBD Oil
Topical CBD works by targeting specific areas of discomfort. Cannabinoid receptors on your skin interact with CBD, relieving sore muscles and skin irritation. Topical CBD products come in many different forms. You can find CBD body lotions, CBD relief salves, CBD face masks, CBD lip balm, and even bath bombs!
These products work as localized agents in the area where they are applied. For instance, if you’ve been typing all day and your wrists begin to feel stiff and sore, you could apply CBD salve to them for targeted relief. When you apply a topical CBD product, you can expect to feel relief in 5 – 10 minutes. The effects typically last four to six hours.
What Is The Best Way To Take CBD Oil?
Though you can enjoy CBD oil any way you take it, a sublingual application of CBD oil is the best consumption method. Sublingual ingestion produces the fastest and most powerful effects!
Speed And Efficiency
CBD oil applied sublingually absorbs through mucous membranes and capillaries under the tongue, allowing it to reach the bloodstream via the sublingual glands. Since it doesn’t pass through the gastrointestinal tract, it can quickly head to the liver and take effect.
Out of all the ways to use CBD oil, a sublingual application has the highest bioavailability at 20 -30%. This is also because of sublingual absorption’s ability to bypass the digestive system, which reduces the CBD.
Sublingual CBD – How Long To Keep CBD Oil Under The Tongue?
When you drop CBD oil under your tongue, it’s crucial to do your best to hold it there for 60 – 90 seconds. This amount of time allows for full absorption, resulting in maximum benefits. If you swallow prematurely, you’ll still feel the effects of CBD, but it won’t have the same effectiveness as sublingual application.
Hollyweed CBD Oil
Here at Hollyweed, we make full-spectrum CBD oil using 100% organic, vegan, and non-GMO ingredients. We source from trusted organic hemp farms, then send the extracts off for third-party lab testing just to be sure of exactly what’s inside.
The results of those tests are made available to our customers on our website in the form of certificates of analysis (COAs). Our COAs verify our responsible manufacturing process and ensure the potencies and ingredients are as claimed. And since we value purity, we don’t add any other ingredients to our product. No additives, no preservatives, no worries!
To make ourselves accountable, we make all lab tests and ingredient lists available on our website. We take pride in our products and want you to feel good about them, too.
We Offer The Following Concentrations Of CBD Oil Bottles:
- 300mg – Our lowest potency bottle that is great for low doses and first-time consumers.
- 600mg – This bottle contains 2x the amount of CBD as the 300mg bottle. It’s also a popular choice for new consumers.
- 1,200mg – Our 1,200mg bottle is potent and lasts a while for those who use CBD regularly.
- 3,000mg – Last but not least, our largest and most concentrated bottle of CBD oil is perfect for extra-strength doses. The 3,000mg bottle is cost-effective, long-lasting, and extremely potent!
Final Thoughts : CBD Oil Under The Tongue
Whether you’re a novice CBD consumer or a seasoned expert, we hope this article gave you a better understanding of why sublingual application is the best and most effective method of taking CBD oil. So, if you’ve got some CBD tincture and you’re not quite sure what to do with it, take that dropper, open wide, and drop some under your tongue!
And remember, Hollyweed is here for all your CBD needs. If you have any questions or need to re-up on a product, feel free to contact us anytime.