CBD, a substance contained in cannabis, is one of the active substances that belong to the Cannabinoid family. The concentration of CBD in the plant Cannabis sativa represents 0.1 to 2.9 per cent of the dry matter. 

CBD is particularly present in cannabis seeds, from these same seeds but also from the fibres of the stems. CBD is extracted from the CBD oil marketed in many countries of the world because of its various virtues.  

Cannabidiol has been used, particularly in the form of oil, for about two millennia. It is not a psychotropic drug, but an early remedy used by mankind as a medicine for both humans and animals. Its qualities as a dietary supplement are also the reason for its current popularity. 

What is CBD oil? 

We will start with the basics here: what is CBD oil? CBD is the second major active extract that can be derived from the hemp plant, the other one being THC. CBD oil boasts a huge range of benefits, from promoting relaxation to reducing pain, and all without the downside the THC has of being psychoactive. CBD can be beneficial to a wide range of people suffering from different conditions and illnesses. There are studies currently at varying points of their conclusions but most go in favour of the usefulness of CBD and its effectiveness. These studies include CBD and whether it is useful to treating cancer patients, treating stress and anxiety or even treating acne.  


How to take CBD oil?  

Oil can be administered directly into the mouth, however there is a trick behind this. CBD oil has been proven to be more effective and quicker acting if administered as a few drops under the tongue. The reason behind this is that when a substance is taken sublingually it enters the bloodstream a lot faster than it normally would do and thus can be dealt out to the body tissues at a speed much faster than it normally would do if it were to be ingested. This is because it is entering directly into the bloodstream and then taking effect rather than having to go to the stomach, be digested, and then having to be passed on and processed by the liver before taking effect.  

Is taking it under your tongue the most effective way?  

As previously stated, there are a number of ways that CBD can be ingested: as an oil, as gummies, capsules, sprays even vapes. Placing the oil under the tongue, whilst not the most effective (vaping takes that role), is one of the most simplest but yet effective ways to ingest CBD and the time it takes to take effect is very short as it doesn’t have to pass through any other system before it starts taking effect. Then not only does it get to your body tissues faster, but it also suffers less further breakdown. The least effective way of taking CBD is eating it, this is due to what was previously mentioned. Not only does it have to pass through several processes before taking effect but these processes also break it down further reducing the effect that it eventually has on your body.  

To round things up, there is a huge range of ways that you are able to take CBD and at the end of the day it comes down to personal taste – however if you want the quickest and easiest way to get it into your system, then under the tongue is the way to go.  Read more about CBD intake: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/charlotte-figi-girl-severe-seizures-inspired-cbd-treatments-dies-13-n1179396