If you’re new to taking CBD oil, one of the main questions you might be asking yourself is why do you put CBD oil under your tongue? The answer is that CBD can easily be absorbed underneath the tongue through the thin mucous membranes there.
Your mouth is made of membranes which are both under your tongue and on the inside of your cheeks. These membranes are full of blood vessels which transport blood to and from the heart through veins, capillaries and arteries. Due to this, anything that is absorbed by these membranes will directly enter the bloodstream. When a substance enters our bloodstream, it is transported through the body for your cells to use where they see fit.
CBD works with our bodies due to the presence of an endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system helps to regulate sleep, appetite, mood, motor control, immune function, pleasure, pain, reproduction and fertility, memory, and temperature regulation. When the endocannabinoid system is in balance, one experiences homeostasis.
How long do you leave CBD under your tongue?
When taking CBD oil your tongue, you should hold the drops under your tongue for at least 60 seconds before swallowing it.This allows it to bypass the digestion and become rapidly absorbed directly into the bloodstream.
How is CBD best absorbed?
There are several ways in which CBD can be absorbed by the body. The best way to absorb CBD, and the way in which we recommend to all of our customers is under the tongue.
Letting the CBD absorb under your tongue rather than subjecting it to the digestive tract preserves more of the CBD, and you’ll feel results faster.
Foods high in healthy fats can increase the bioavailability of CBD and maximize its benefits. A recent study claims that taking CBD on a full stomach after a meal high in fat can increase the absorption rates by up to 400%. The foods that can help increase bioavailability are:
- Fatty Fish: Salmon, Mackerel and Sardines are all types of fish considered to contain large amounts of healthy fats.
- Avocados: Avocados are packed with fats and are the perfect food to maximize bioavailability. Increase the effects of CBD by eating an avocado before taking CBD.
- Nuts: Almonds and walnuts are packed with healthy fats and plant-based protein. Just a handful of almonds contains enough fat to increase the bioavailability of your CBD.
- Coconuts and Coconut Oil: Many CBD oil manufacturers use MCT oil (coconut oil) as a carrier for their CBD. Taking CBD oil with MCT oil is beneficial, but eating additional coconut will deliver increased levels of absorption and bioavailability.
Different ways to consume CBD
Get your CBD fix in our delicious CBD Gummies! They taste great and provide a fun and easy way for you to ingest your CBD.
Our CBD oil also comes in a capsule form, which can be a good option for people who want to maintain a consistent amount of the compound in the body. However when CBD is ingested it passes through the digestive tract which means you might have to wait upwards of 30 minutes before experiencing any effect.
In a cream or balm
In a cream or balm, CBD is often blended with fragrant coconut oil or beeswax, which makes it easy to spread on the skin. When used topically, CBD can reach local targets, like sore muscles or joints. We’ve also heard it works wonders for period pain.
In your morning Coffee
Everyone loves a morning coffee to kickstart their day! Why not try adding a few little drops as a great, convenient and easy way to consume your CBD.
In a smoothie
Love a morning smoothie as much as we do? Why not add your CBD oil into your morning smoothie?! Another way to take CBD is by adding half a teaspoon of CBD oil to your morning smoothie.
There are several ways in which you can consume CBD, however applying CBD directly under your tongue is the fastest way to get CBD into your system. Adding your CBD drops under your tongue is the way that we recommend taking your CBD oil at Organic Relief.
If your not a massive fan of the CBD oil, then why not try our CBD gummies or capsules. They provide another great way to digest your CBD.