CBD can be used several different ways. It can be applied like lotion, massaged into pressure points, eaten in things like chocolate, or even sipped like tea.
One of the most effective ways to use CBD is sublingually, or under the tongue.
Why is it so effective to use CBD under the tongue?
Your body will actually absorb more CBD if you use it sublingually. Instead of needing to be digested and sent to your bloodstream after the CBD hits your liver, using CBD under your tongue allows MUCH quicker access to your bloodstream through the mucus membranes in your mouth. (The science backs this up, too!)
Using CBD under the tongue means the CBD doesn’t have to go through the entire digestive process to get to your bloodstream – it’s basically a shortcut to get it there faster (and with more potency.)
So why would I ingest CBD if it’s not as effective?
If you’re looking to use CBD for something like digestion issues or other stomach or intestine related issues, sending CBD into the digestive system is fantastic.
If you’re hoping CBD will help with issues in the brain (like sleep or anxiety), a sublingual application may be more effective.
It’s really about getting the CBD to the right place as quickly as possible.
So if you’re experiencing arthritic pain, for example, you may not want to ingest CBD at all. Instead, try a salve applied directly onto the area where you’re experiencing pain.
CBD is not a one-size-fits-all sort of deal. It’s really about listening to your body and applying CBD in the way that makes the most sense for you and your situation.
How do you use CBD under your tongue?
If you’re keen to try CBD sublingually, here’s our recommendation: Take a few drops of CBD and place them directly under your tongue.
Then hold it there for 1-2 minutes before swallowing it.