How to take CBD Oil: Our Updated Guide for 2023
How to take CBD Oil for the best result?
Shake the Bottle Really Well: This initial step might seem minor, but it's crucial for ensuring that the CBD oil is properly mixed. CBD oil is typically a suspension of CBD extract in a carrier oil.
Shaking the bottle ensures an even distribution of the CBD extract throughout the oil. This is important because it ensures that each pipette contains a consistent amount of CBD, so you can accurately measure your dosage every time.
Consistency in dosing is key to experiencing the desired effects of CBD.
Dose Under the Tongue: Administering CBD oil under the tongue is known as the sublingual method, and it's one of the most effective ways to take CBD. The sublingual glands under your tongue allow for rapid absorption of the CBD into your bloodstream. By placing the full pipette under the tongue, you're ensuring that the CBD is in close contact with these glands.
This method is more efficient than swallowing CBD because it bypasses the digestive system, which can break down some of the CBD before it reaches your bloodstream.
Leave 30-60 Seconds Before Swallowing: This step is essential for maximising the absorption of CBD through the sublingual glands. By holding the oil under your tongue for 30 to 60 seconds, you allow more time for the CBD to be absorbed directly into your bloodstream.
Swallowing too quickly can reduce the effectiveness of this method, as some of the CBD may end up being digested rather than absorbed sublingually.
- Take after food: A recent study updated the previous thinking about when the best time to take your CBD Oil is. It is now understood that taking CBD Oil after a meal is your best option for the highest bioavailability and absorption.
Consuming CBD oil after food, especially a meal containing healthy fats, can enhance its absorption and bioavailability. CBD is fat-soluble, so pairing it with a meal that contains healthy fats can help your body absorb it more efficiently.
More information about good food pairings when taking CBD can be found in our blog HERE