Taking CBD sublingually means administering it under the tongue.
The sublingual method is very popular due to its efficient absorption into the bloodstream. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to take CBD sublingually:
- Select the Right Product: Go for high-quality CBD oil or tincture purposely designed for sublingual use.
- Determine the Dosage: The appropriate dosage can vary widely among persons and depends on factors like body weight, chemistry, and the desired effect. As a general guideline, doses can start from micro (0.5-20mg) to standard (10mg-100mg) to macro (50mg-800mg). Start with a smaller dosage and adjust as necessary. For instance, a person weighing 70kg may start with a 7.5-10mg dose, while someone above 90kg may consider a 10-15mg starting dose.
- Administer the CBD: Use the dropper provided with your product to measure out the much desired amount of CBD oil.
- Place under the Tongue: Once you have the actual amount expected, drop the oil under your tongue. Try to spread it out across the bottom of your mouth for equal absorption.
- Hold for Absorption: Keep the oil under your tongue without swallowing it for 60-90 seconds. This will allow the mucous membranes in your mouth to absorb the CBD.
- Swallow: After holding it for that amount of time, swallow the remaining oil.
- Monitor Effects: Pay adequate attention to how your body responds to CBD. The beginning of the effects can be quicker with the sublingual method provided, potentially starting in 15 to 30 minutes.
- Adjust Dosage if Needed: If you don’t achieve the desired affects you want, you can adjust the dosage. Remember the motto: “Start low and build up”. It’s a method that lay serious emphasis on starting with a low dose and gradually increasing until you find the right amount for your needs. That makes sense.
- Consult a Healthcare Professional: Particularly if you are trying to consider macro dosages or if you are on medications, it is very important to consult a healthcare professional. Certain medications can potentiate the effects of CBD, so always be very cautious and highly informed.
- Consistency is Key: For best results, try to maintain a routine. Like many supplements, consistent usage of the product can lead to more noticeable and lasting benefits.
Remember, CBD is a safe and non-toxic herbal supplement. Meanwhile, try to always do your research and consider individual factors when trying to determine the right dosage and method for taking CBD.
Dr. Jason O’Donnell works at Holy Cross General Hospital. He is a General Practitioner with extensive experience in cardiology, geriatrics, adult medicine, and internal medicine. Dr. O’Donnell studied at the UCL Medical School and holds a Doctor of Medicine in London in the UK. He also completed an internal medicine internship at London Imperial College. From here he went on to complete a residency in internal medicine at St. George’s London University. He is currently practicing adult medicine, cardiology, geriatrics, and internal medicine at Holy Cross General Hospital. Before he performs any operation, he first assesses the patient’s medical goals and concerns. After the surgery, he monitors the recovery of the patient and makes adjustments to the treatment program, when necessary. Dr. O’Donnell is also a proud member of Health for Humanity where he volunteers his skills in medicine for people in need across the globe.