Tips for Taking CBD Oil or TinctureJanuary 9, 2019
Absorption After Ingestion and Sublingual Methods
There are many different ways to take CBD. Today we are going to talk about oral administration
The most common route of CBD oil administration is orally, or through the mouth. Ingestion, while considered by most to be the easiest administration method, isn’t the most efficient for absorbing high levels of CBD.
When CBD is ingested, it is absorbed by the digestive system. From the stomach, the compounds enter the hepatic portal system, where they are carried into the liver. The liver then metabolizes the CBD molecules, in what’s referred to as the “first pass effect” where the concentration of the CBD is reduced before being passed into the bloodstream.
Knowing the low absorption rate, we recommend taking CBD oil sublingually, meaning holding the CBD oil under the tongue for 60 to 90 seconds before swallowing.
The mucous membranes in the mouth can absorb the compounds and completely bypass the digestive system and liver metabolism.
With this method, the compounds can avoid being broken down by enzymes and reach the bloodstream more quickly.
Another tip is to take the oil along with a portion of fatty food as the CBD is fat soluble, meaning it will bind to the fat. Studies have found that consuming CBD oil with fatty acids can help bypass first-pass metabolism and increase how much CBD is absorbed through ingestion.
Based on the presented information we recommend taking the CBD oil sublingually and holding it under the tongue as long as possible and the swallowing along with eating a portion of fatty food.