The Benefits of Dosing Hemp Oil Under the Tongue
It’s a pretty funny routine, isn’t it? You raise your tongue, take a few pumps of hemp oil underneath and do your best to wait 30 to 60 seconds or so before swallowing. Oh, the things we do for health maintenance.
While you’re patiently waiting, have you ever thought to yourself why it’s best to take a hemp oil dose under the tongue—scientifically referred to as sublingually? There are many ways to dose hemp oil and CBD. There’s capsule and edible forms, vaping and smoking methods, even rectal intakes for people who have a hard time swallowing. So why is dosing under the tongue a more effective method than others?
By taking hemp oil sublingually, there is an increase of bioavailability or percentage of oil that is absorbed in the body’s systemic circulation and bloodstream. Through sublingual dosing, the hemp oil bypasses first-pass metabolism that occurs in the liver and gut—which significantly reduces the concentration of hemp oil that is available for absorption in the blood. When the hemp oil is applied under the tongue it is absorbed through the mucous membranes and diffuses into capillaries, which then enter the bloodstream directly. Because CBD and other active hemp compounds are not broken down by liver and GI tract enzymes they can better stimulate their positive health effects.
In addition, since PMB’s Nano-Enhanced Hemp Oil’s bioavailability is already heightened by the nano-emusification formulation that goes in when our scientists make the oil, dosing under the tongue improves bioavailability to an even greater extent.
Another advantage of our Nano-Enhanced Hemp Oil is the controlled dosing via a pump delivery mechanism. Tincture methods do offer the benefits of sublingual absorption, but applying a precise dose can be more challenging. Vaping or smoking methods also have higher bioavailability rates than capsules, but are obviously harmful to the lungs and circulatory system.
Ranked as one of the most efficient ways to take hemp oil or CBD, studies have concluded, on average, sublingual dosing increases cannabidiol absorption rates by 15-25 percent compared to capsules that are swallowed.
There you have it. Dosing hemp oil under your tongue may seem a little silly while you’re doing it, but the faster, greater, and safer absorption results lead to a happier healthier you.