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Want to Absorb More CBD? Put It Under Your Tongue!

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There are so many CBD products on the market, it’s hard to know which products to try.

Depending on what your goal is when using CBD, most people want to benefit from the full effects of whichever product they choose to use. While some products may leave users feeling little to no effects, others will have much stronger ones. While the brand and the quality of the product does effect the benefits you’ll get, the method of absorption also plays a large role in how well you receive the benefits of CBD.

CBD TinctureThe most common way to consume CBD oil is orally, or through the mouth. Which is why it’s no surprise that so many CBD food and drinks products are constantly hitting the market. However, just because it’s the most popular way to consume the product doesn’t make it the best way to absorb it. And there’s a simple reason why: it takes a long time to get to your blood stream.

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 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 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_pass_effect).


Delta 8 tinctureIf absorbing CBD orally isn’t the best way to absorb it, what is? You may be surprised to learn that it’s under your tongue. The dissolving of CBD under your tongue is called The Sublingual Method, and is why we always suggest our users hold our tinctures under their tongues for at least 30 seconds. If you hold CBD under your tongue for 60 to 90 seconds before swallowing, the mucus membranes in the mouth absorb the compounds. This allows CBD to completely bypass the digestive system and liver metabolism, and go straight to the bloodstream.


In conclusion, when you’re looking to try a CBD tincture or want to reap the full amount of benefits from CBD, make sure to hold it under your tongue. We guarantee that you’ll notice a difference. If you’re interested in trying some of our tinctures, visit our tincture page: https://www.cannaaidshop.com/product-category/thc-tinctures/