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CBD Oil Tinctures are by far the most popular form of CBD on the market today. CBD oils (aka CBD tinctures) come in a variety of flavors and dosages which make it the perfect product for both experienced and novice users of cannabidiol. However, there is one big mistake both new and current users often make- they are not using it correctly.
Taking CBD oil may seem like a simple process to most, but the fact is that CBD oil is meant to be taken sublingually. This means there are very specific but easy steps you should be following when taking CBD oil tincture.
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What is CBD Oil Tincture?
Most CBD oils found online and in stores are sublingual products. Sublingual CBD refers to substances administered orally, specifically under the tongue, like CBD oil tincture. This delivery method allows for the faster absorption of active ingredients into the bloodstream reducing the time it takes to feel the full effects provided by CBD oil.
Benefits of Sublingual CBD
Sublingual CBD is known for being a fast-acting form of CBD products thanks to the tiny blood vessels located under the tongue. These small vessels, also known as capillaries, carry active ingredients directly to the blood without going through the digestive system.
However, sublingual absorption is not just a time-saving method. Not only does sublingual absorption make it a faster acting solution, but the sublingual delivery method often absorbs a higher percentage of each dose than that achieved by oral ingestion meaning sublingual CBD is more cost-effective than other methods.
How to Take CBD Oil Drops
As we have mentioned above, CBD oil tincture must be placed under the tongue for the best results. Once you have determined the right dose for your personal needs, place the desired amount of CBD oil under your tongue, and hold it there for 30-90 seconds. This gives CBD and other active ingredients enough time to be absorbed by the capillaries before being swallowed.
CBD Oil Dosage
A daily dose of sublingual oil usually consists of 0.5 to 1.0 ml, though you may require more or less depending on your specific needs. There is no standard or recognized dose for CBD though.
If you are not sure how much CBD oil to take daily, we suggest starting with a low dose and working your way up gradually until you achieve the desired effects. You should also consult with your doctor to make sure it is safe for you to take CBD products.
While CBD oil tincture offers an easy-to-use and fast-acting method, not everyone is a fan of its taste or viscosity. Fortunately, there are other delivery options available such as smokable CBD flower, CBD vapes, CBD topicals, and CBD capsules.