To get the most out of your CBD oil, it is recommended to take products sublingually by applying it under the tongue and holding it for 90 seconds.
Sublingual application, or application under the tongue, allows for the active ingredients of CBD oil to be directly absorbed through the mucous membrane in the mouth. There are many capillaries, or tiny blood vessels, under the tongue which transfer directly to the bloodstream. When absorbed under the tongue, CBD bypasses the digestive system and processing of the liver; therefore, the effects of CBD oil are not decreased by digestion.
Sublingual application allows CBD to quickly enter the bloodstream and interact with the endocannabinoid system. The difference is that circulating blood levels of CBD will increase when taken sublingually compared to only ingesting the oil.
This means that there will be more active CBD in the system, assisting our bodies by boosting the immune system and promoting a sense of well-being.
The second benefit, aside from increase overall impact on our health, is a faster onset. Compared to ingesting a capsule or edible, this process is the faster and more effective way to take CBD. This is because more CBD is absorbed by the body, rather than passed through the digestive system, so therefore less is needed to feel the same effect.
When swallowed and digested, CBD is broken down by enzymes in saliva and processed in the liver, which results in less ending up in your bloodstream compared to sublingual administration.