Why should you take CBD oil under your tongue?

Heard you should take CBD oil under your tongue and wonder how and why? Here’s everything you need to know about why CBD is best taken under your tongue and how to do it for maximum absorption.


Why you should take CBD oil under your tongue:

Tinctures have been used for thousands of years, especially in herbal and botanical medicine. However in today’s world when we are so used to  pharmaceuticals, pills and pharmacies (!!),  taking an all natural oil under the tongue seems completely nuts. 

But it shouldn’t be. 

Taking sublingual (or under the tongue) remedies are a safe and effective way to consume CBD and other natural alternatives. 

Benefits of taking CBD oil under your tongue

The major reason why the best way to take CBD oil under your tongue is due to our oral muscosa

Underneath our tongues are thousands of blood vessels and capillaries which form a direct entrance to our blood stream. 

By taking CBD oil under the tongue, it is:

  • directly absorbed into the bloodstream
  • has much higher absorption than if swallowed directly, because it doesn’t need to pass through the digestive system
  • effects are much quicker (average time of 15-20 mins) compared to swallowing 
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How to take cbd oil under tongue 

Here’s how to take CBD in 5 easy steps:

  1. Take CBD oil after food

    Research suggests that CBD oil taken alongside food increases its absorption. Food should be high fat/high calorie foods. In one study, a four-fold increase in absorption was shown after taking CBD with high fat foods.

  2. Measure out your cbd in the dropper e.g. 5 drops 

See our CBD dosage guide to understand how much CBD you should   be consuming

     3. Lift your tongue to the roof of your mouth and place the oil under your tongue and do not swallow

     4Allow the oil to sit under your tongue for 1 - 2 minutes.

     5. Swallow the oil after 1 - 2 minutes

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What are the side effects of CBD oil under the tongue?

There are very little side effects reported from taking CBD oil under your tongue, even at high doses. However we always recommend talking to your doctor if you are taking any medication.

That said, some people have reported dry mouth, a light head and drowsiness. 

How long does it take cbd oil to work under the tongue?

This is a little more complicated than it first seems and the annoying answer is - it’s complicated! 

It depends on several different factors the biology of the person taking it, their unique endocannabinoid system, the strength and quality of the CBD oil, the reason they are taking CBD to begin with.

That said, an average amount of time that CBD oil works under the tongue is 15 - 20 minutes.