What’s the Best Way to Take CBD Oil?
We’ve had a few questions from customers about different ways to take OK CBD Oil. Today’s blog will look at the difference between taking Sub Lingually (under the tongue) versus adding to your favourite food and drinks.
Sub Lingually (Under the Tongue)
Sub Lingually is by far the one of the most effective ways to take CBD Oil.
Drops placed under the tongue can produce effects within minutes and metabolise with a higher bioavailability (the proportion which enters the circulation when introduced into the body) than when ingested in food and drink.
According to an article on Glamour.com Hampton Atkinson, M.D, codirector of the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at the University of California San Diego, says that “If CBD is taken under the tongue, the bioavailability is perhaps 10 to 35 percent and onset of action is 20 minutes or so.”
To take OK CBD oil drops, shake the bottle then, using the dropper, place 1 to 2 drops under your tongue and hold them there for 60 to 90 seconds.
If you feel you need to, you can gradually build up the dose. It’s better to start off with a lower dose and increase if required, as the effects can vary based on many different factors including weight, metabolism, body chemistry and your reasons for taking CBD.
Ingest – In Food and Drink
Our first blog looked at the benefits and the drawbacks of “Cooking with CBD oil”.
Although you wouldn’t use CBD Oil as a cooking oil – the active ingredients in CBD oil turn to vapour at 1600C and dissipate in the air, you can add a few drops to one of our recipes for Mojitos, Vinaigrettes, Avocado Toast or Ice Cream or to a Brownies recipe.
OK CBD’s flavours blend easily and can heighten the taste of your favourite foods. However, the body absorbs CBD through the intestines more slowly than it does sublingually. You may therefore find that the effects of CBD are longer lasting when you take it with food.
It is also worth noting that the bioavailability is lower when ingested than if taken under the tongue.
Dr Atkinson says that, “When CBD is ingested, its bioavailability is about 5 percent of the dose consumed,” says In other words, if you ingest 100 milligrams of CBD, by the time it’s metabolized in your gut, the resulting dose is only about 5 milligrams.
So, if you want to try cooking with CBD oil, or drizzling on your food, you might want to be clear on the strength of CBD oil you are taking and go for a reputable brand who’s quality you are confident and have been reviewed independently by 3rd parties. Find out more in our blog Why We Dont Label OK CBD Oil by Per Cent Strength.
So, if you want to get the most from the OK CBD Oil that you take, taking under the tongue helps metabolise more of the active ingredients and will also give you the quickest effect.
Cooking with CBD oil isn’t as effective if you want to experience the effects quickly. Until you know how the CBD oil affects your body when taken with food, you should avoid the temptation to eat a second dose when the effects of the first dose haven’t fully kicked in yet.
However, for all you foodies out there, you will find that our flavoured OK CBD oil blends easily and heightens the taste of many of your favourite foods.
OK CBD products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or malady. They are not to be used by persons under the age of 18, during pregnancy or when breastfeeding. If in doubt, check with your GP before taking CBD oil.