While we’re learning more about the benefits of CBD every day, research on it is still quite new. What we know so far is that CBD acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory and is helpful in managing conditions like anxiety and pain. But which way of taking CBD is the most efficient?

CBD can be taken in a variety of ways. At Rongoāvis, we offer tinctures and roll-ons, so we’ll focus on those methods. In a previous post we talked about getting the full scope of health benefits from our full-spectrum CBD. By choosing full-spectrum over distillate or isolate, you’re already on the right on the right track to receive maximum benefits from your CBD because of the entourage effect.

Full-spectrum CBD is also less processed, which helps preserve some of the plant’s volatile organic compounds, such as terpenes which have medical benefits of their own.

Now that we have our full-spectrum CBD let’s talk about the ways to administer it:

  • Sublingually
  • Added to Food or Drink
  • Topically

Sublingual Administration

An effective way to take Rongoāvis tinctures is sublingually – absorbed under the tongue. The main advantage of sublingual administration is the tincture is rapidly absorbed through the more permeable mucosal membrane linings under the tongue. This means higher CBD levels are achieved in the bloodstream by sublingual routes than by oral routes. This is because the sublingual route avoids first-pass metabolism by the liver, and the CBD avoids destruction by gastric juices.

It is important to remember, to get the full benefits of the sublingual absorption do not swallow your tincture for at least 30 seconds.

Letting the product absorb under your tongue rather than subjecting it to the digestive tract preserves more of the CBD, and you’ll feel results faster.

Added to Food or Drink

A fun way to take Rongoāvis CBD tinctures is to add it to a favorite cocktail, smoothie, or even mixed with salad dressing or veggie dip. However, research has shown that orally ingesting CBD subjects it to something called the first-pass effect. During the first-pass effect, CBD is partially broken down by the liver and digestive tract. This means that the CBD can take up to two hours to kick in, and you will absorb less of it than using the sublingual method.

Topical Administration

Rongoāvis CBD body oil roll-on topicals are designed to be applied directly to the skin. They are a great choice when it comes to treating localized pain or skin conditions (like eczema and rosacea) in a discreet fashion. Topicals are also known to reduce joint swelling, helping those with conditions like arthritis.

Since topicals are not subjected to the first-pass effect, they will provide concentrated relief to a particular area. However, skin isn’t as permeable as mucous membranes, so make sure you apply your CBD topical generously to the affected area for maximum benefits.

There are many ways to take CBD. Find the method that works best for you and reap all the benefits of your CBD journey!

The information contained in this post is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice.