In order for CBD oil to work, it needs to be adequately absorbed into the body.
It is important to know the best way to consume CBD so that it can be
efficiently absorbed into the bloodstream, where it can go to work on the
receptors in our endocannabinoid system (ECS) and do its thing.
The most common way to consume CBD oil is orally, in the mouth. But is
eating or drinking CBD oil really the best way to absorb it? Not so much.
When CBD is ingested orally, it is absorbed and broken down by the digestive
system. From the stomach, it goes to the liver where it is further metabolized
(broken down) by enzymes before passing on what remains of the
compounds into the bloodstream. The phenomenon of CBD being lost to the
liver and gut is known as the first pass effect. So, while ingesting CBD orally
may be the easiest method, it isn’t necessarily the most efficient.
If CBD oil is held under the tongue for 30 to 60 seconds before being
swallowed, the mucus membranes in the mouth absorb the compounds. This
sublingual method allows CBD to completely bypass the digestive system and
liver metabolism, so the compounds can avoid being broken down by
enzymes and reach the bloodstream more quickly.
Like all CBD oil, Plant Power was developed to be taken under the tongue as
we believe it will be the most effective way to see results. Give it a try!