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why does cbd go under the tongue

Why does cbd go under the tongue

Allow the oil to sit under the tongue for a few minutes before swallowing.
After a while, if there is a taste or residue left in your mouth, you can wash it down with water to clear out any remaining oil.

What are the benefits?

Edibles are a great way of incorporating CBD into your daily routine and an even better way to have a sneaky treat.

How much do I take?

Sprays can also be taken the same way and some people find these much easier to dose consistently.

Why does cbd go under the tongue

If CBD oil is held under the tongue for 60 to 90 seconds before being swallowed, the mucus membranes in the mouth absorb the compounds. This sublingual method allows CBD to completely bypass the digestive system and liver metabolism, so the compounds can avoid being broken down by enzymes and reach the bloodstream more quickly.

Inhaling CBD by vaporization “vaping” allows the compounds to be absorbed by the alveoli in the lungs, which are then transferred immediately to the bloodstream. So, sure, this a faster way to absorb CBD (compared to ingesting it orally), but this method comes with its own set of drawbacks. Many people can’t tolerate or don’t like inhaling foreign substances for one. Plus, coughing fits from inhaling too much or vaping at too hot of a temperature can be extremely detrimental to the lungs of someone suffering from a lung condition.

A Long Road to the Bloodstream

Now that you know the variety of ways CBD can be absorbed, it’s up to you to decide the best method for you. Barlean’s Ideal CBD Hemp Oil was designed to be taken sublingually as we believe it is the most efficient and effective way to reap its potential benefits.

When CBD is ingested orally, it is absorbed and broken down by the digestive system. From the stomach, it goes to the liver where it is further metabolized (broken down) by enzymes before passing on what remains of the compounds into the bloodstream. The phenomenon of CBD being lost to the liver and gut is known as the first pass effect. 1,2 So, while ingesting CBD orally may be the easiest method, it isn’t necessarily the most efficient.

The Sublingual Method (A Fancy Way to Say Putting it Under Your Tongue)

The most common way to consume CBD oil is orally, or through the mouth. In fact, there are myriad food and drink products hitting the market that contain CBD. Moreover, you may have heard or read about adding CBD oil to your morning coffee or other beverages to make taking it more convenient. But is eating or drinking CBD oil really the best way to absorb it? Not so much. Here’s why: