Key factors of ingesting CBD
- Use: Sublingual
- Bioavailability: Low (20-35% of CBD consumed)
- Dose accuracy: Very high
- Time to onset: 40-50 minutes
- Duration of effect: 4-6 hours
The sublingual gland, found under the tongue, is able to absorb any substance that is administered. This allows it to go straight into the bloodstream, avoiding the liver where substances are normally metabolised. This is referred to as sublingual consumption or administration. Typical products which can be administered sublingually are CBD tinctures, lozenges and sprays. As sublingual consumption allows the substance to enter the bloodstream directly, its effects can be felt by the body much quicker than oral consumption, avoiding the digestive tract. Thus, there is less degradation as it is mainly degraded from the enzymes in the saliva.
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