Learn how to best take CBD oil under the tongue and why it is the most popular method of application. Discover other methods ranked by their effectiveness. Today, there are so many CBD products on the market—and each one sounds better than the next. Post-workout waters? Infused chocolate? Premium CBD lotion? Before you say yes, please, consider that the body absorbs every type of CBD differently based on the carrier material. (More on that later.) Favour chewing gum is a new way…
CBD oil under the tongue
Since CBD found its way into high street shops and online stores, the choices have improved. You can choose from products such as drops, sprays, capsules and gummies. You can also choose how to take it. CBD can be swallowed, placed under the tongue, vaped, rubbed into your skin or applied rectally.
Whether it’s CBD drops or CBD paste, placing it under the tongue is also known as “the sublingual method” and it is the most common way to take CBD. Despite its popularity, it is also the method that can cause the most confusion or raise questions.
Placing substances under your tongue understandably sounds a bit odd because it’s not something we often do. So, what is it about this method that makes it so widely used?
CBD under the tongue – Fast facts
- CBD oil is taken under the tongue because the cannabidiol can be absorbed into the blood stream via the sublingual membrane.
- To take CBD this way, simply lift your tongue, squeeze out the required number of drops and hold.
- At for the Ageless, we recommend holding the oil under your tongue for 90 – 120 seconds so that as much CBD as possible can be absorbed.
- Once the time is up, you can safely swallow the oil so the remaining CBD can be absorbed in your stomach.
- CBD e-liquids shouldn’t be taken under the tongue unless they are made using an MCT carrier oil.
How do I take CBD under the tongue?
The beauty of taking CBD in this way is that once you’ve tried it, it couldn’t be easier.
Simply, open your mouth and lift your tongue. Place the suggested number of drops under your tongue using the dropper provided. Then allow the oil to sit for between 90 seconds and 2 minutes.
It is up to you whether you keep your mouth open and your tongue raised or close your mouth. The important part is that the oil must remain in contact with the membrane under your tongue for the full time.
Do I swallow it?
Once the time has passed you can swallow any residue that is left in your mouth. This prevents any remaining cannabidiol from being wasted. Because some CBD oils leave a strong earthy taste, many people choose to complete the 90 seconds and then take a large swig of water to wash down any remaining oil.
Benefits of taking CBD sublingually
The word ‘sublingual’ refers to the large blood vessel found under your tongue. When liquids are placed there, they can cross the thin membrane and enter your bloodstream. The speed with which this happens has played a key part in this method’s popularity.
Many CBD consumers report that once they are used to it, taking it under the tongue is quick and easy. It requires very little effort and can be completed in a couple of minutes without having to use any special equipment. Drops can be placed under your tongue discreetly, whether you are at home or at work.
As an extra bonus, taking CBD under your tongue means that a higher amount will be absorbed for use. This results in a greater effect from less oil, meaning that you could save money when compared to CBD products that are only eaten or swallowed.
While all there are many compelling reasons to take CBD oil under your tongue, it can still take some getting used to. The first few times you try can be tricky, it’s not always easy to tell exactly how many drops you’ve used or if your dropper is positioned correctly.
If you do find this a problem, there are ways around it:
1. Stand next to a mirror or ask a friend to help you position the dropper correctly and count out the drops. Once you’ve tried it a couple of times it gets easier and becomes quick and convenient.
2. Alternatively, there are brands who have packaged their oils specifically to make them easier to use. CBD sprays are a great way to apply the oil directly under your tongue with no fuss. Others have specially designed droppers or have marked them in ways that make it easier to apply specific amounts without any guesswork.
Why does CBD oil burn under my tongue?
When CBD is in your mouth you may notice an intense, bitter flavour. Because many high-quality oils get the best effects from using more of the hemp plant, they can be intensely grassy and bitter. While unpleasant, this alone won’t do you any harm. A mouthful of water will help with any strong flavours.
However, if you get any reaction that is worse, stop using it immediately and consult a doctor. This may only happen in two situations:
- If you have chosen poor quality oil. Unfortunately, some oils that make it into the hands of customers have not passed the same quality checks that we apply to all our products. Contamination by chemicals or other products could result in an unsafe oil.
- If you are allergic to any product contained within the oil. This is very unlikely as great care is taken to choose natural ingredients with low risk of reaction, however, it is always worth carefully checking the lab results and labels of any products before their use.
How does it compare with other methods of taking CBD?
From the 5 methods to take CBD, placing oil under the tongue is one of the most effective. It isn’t as effective as vaping, but because it is so simple it is still more popular.
The effectiveness of each method can be measured by the length of time it takes for you to feel an effect, and how much of the active ingredient reaches your bloodstream. The distance of this journey and the obstacles faced directly affect how effective each method is. Once CBD reaches your bloodstream it is unlikely to be broken down further and it will be transported around your body for use.
Should You Swallow CBD? Science Says Chew On It
Today, there are so many CBD products on the market—and each one sounds better than the next. Post-workout waters? Infused chocolate? Premium CBD lotion? Before you say yes, please, consider that the body absorbs every type of CBD differently based on the carrier material. (More on that later.)
Favour is a new way to consume CBD, using chewing gum as the vehicle. We’re not just gum enthusiasts; our method is science-backed and our product is engineered to maximize its benefits and give you consistency. If you’re wondering why we chose gum, then this post is for you. Read on to learn more about Favour’s innovative delivery system.
Get to know bio-availability
To start off, we’re going to give you a quick science lesson on something called bio-availability. Nothing you consume—whether food or vitamins—is absorbed in full. Bio-availability is the amount of a substance that can actually be used by your circulatory system (which delivers blood, oxygen, nutrients, and other good stuff across your body). Every consumable product has a different level of bioavailability.
When it comes to CBD, not all forms have equal levels of bioavailability either. Gummies, drinks, capsules, and other forms that need to pass through your digestive system have next to none bioavailability by the time your body processes them. Researchers have found that taking CBD products sublingually (under-the-tongue) or through the oral mucosal route (in the mouth’s inner lining) can be significantly more effective than other methods . This type of consumption is thought to produce more potent effects and deliver as much actual CBD into the bloodstream as possible.
Chew on a better source of CBD
You guessed it—because you chew Favour, it’s absorbed directly through the lining of your mouth and cheeks. Our method ensures up to 80% bioavailability—and that’s why Favour may help you feel calmer, manage your anxiety, keep your focus, aid recovery from physical activity, and more.
CBD isn’t known to cause intense, negative side effects, so if you feel good or have the okay from your doctor, you can chew Favour as much as you like throughout the day (we recommend starting with one piece a day, since it’s powerful stuff!).
Fuel your CBD habit on-the-go
Another benefit to our chewing gum system is its portability. We created Favour for people like you. We’re New York City-based and know that it can be tough to grab a single moment for yourself. With Favour, you can sneak in self care post-bagel, between back-to-back meetings, in the airport TSA line, and any time you’re on the run. Our packaging and product are discreet enough that you can use it in formal settings like your office—with no judgement from nosy coworkers.
A pack of Favour fits into your clutch, your gym bag, or even your pocket, and it only takes about 10 minutes of chewing for the CBD to begin taking effect. We designed our product so you can take back control anytime or any place you need to.
Meet an everyday experience, elevated
Favour’s design makes the ordinary extraordinary. Chewing gum is no longer for blowing bubbles or saving a bad breath day. Favour gum empowers you to create rituals on your own terms. Creating a special moment doesn’t have to come with all the fuss
Every dose is perfectly packaged into a single piece of gum, so you never have to guess at how much you’re taking. Favour is an easy-to-use way to find calm amidst the chaos you experience from time to time, and keep yourself grounded. You’ll get peace of mind knowing that a simple act like chewing gum can set off a positive chain reaction to impact your day.