Did you know that the bioavailability of CBD oil taken under the tongue (the amount of the product that actually gets to work in your body) is very low – between 13 – 19%
. This isn’t great news considering the price tag on most CBD products, but it’s inevitable given that water and oil don’t mix, and the human body is made of up to 60% water. However, there are things you can do to aid absorption and get the most you can out of it.
- Eating something fatty (like mayonnaise, for example) directly before taking sublingual drops helps get those fatty cannabinoid molecules through the barrier.
- Taking drops right after brushing your teeth can make absorption up to 5 times more effective, due to increased blood flow in the mouth.
- Hold drops under the tongue for at least two minutes.