‘Sublingual’ means under the tongue. CBD is applied underneath your tongue, from where it gets absorbed through the mucous membrane of your mouth. Unlike with edibles, CBD consumed like this immediately gets into your bloodstream, and the onset time is not longer than 15 minutes.
When we say ‘edibles,’ we mean forms of CBD that you take in by mouth. Edibles include drinks and foods infused with CBD and CBD capsules. If you’re willing to try, you can add CBD oil to your favorite dish or beverage for a yummy CBD experience. These products are one of the simplest ways of consuming CBD, and they make it easy to calculate how much CBD you’re using per day.
When you take in CBD by mouth, you can expect to feel its potential effects anywhere between one to four hours. The CBD needs to travel through your digestive system and get absorbed into your bloodstream to reach its target receptors. On the flip side, when you ingest CBD, it is active for a longer period of time.
If you’re watching your sugar consumption, read the CBD gummies’ labels, as they tend to have sugar in them. Also, candied gummies are created using heat which may affect the levels of broad and full spectrum cannabinoids. Additionally, not all CBD edibles are vegan, so pay attention to that if it’s a concern for you. It never hurts to read the product label in detail, no matter what you’re shopping for.