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How to take sublingual CBD?

Complete guide to sublingual CBD: Benefits and how to use it correctly

The method sublingual CBD is a way of administering cannabidiol under the tongue, offering rapid results in just a few minutes, surpassing the speed of traditional ingestion.

For this route of consumption, it is necessary to have a liquid base containing CBD. Typically, vegetable oils are used, such as those of hemp seeds .

Although current legislation in Spain only allows the sale of CBD oil for topical use, in countries such as Canada, the United States and Switzerland, it is legal to market it as a food supplement, while maintaining the same quality of the product.

In these territories, sublingual CBD has become quite popular due to the various benefits offered by this form of consumption.

Benefits of sublingual CBD: Discover the advantages of this form of administration

The sublingual area and the buccal mucosa have a large number of capillaries. So by placing a few drops of CBD oil under the tongue, this cannabinoid passes directly into the bloodstream. This means that cannabidiol reaches the bloodstream without passing through the digestive tract and is not metabolised in the liver.

In other words, we are spared the loss of the digestive process and the resulting CBD. Thus, sublingual administration of CBD takes effect in about fifteen to twenty minutes. This time period is much shorter than when administered by ingestion.

In addition, sublingual administration of CBD increases the bioavailability of cannabidiol. In other words, more CBD is metabolised via this route than is ingested.

How is CBD taken sublingually?

The way to take CBD sublingually is quite simple. Follow these steps for proper administration:

  1. Prepare the product: Make sure you have a CBD oil that is specially formulated for sublingual administration. Generally, these oils come in bottles with a dropper to facilitate accurate dosing.

  2. Dosage: Read the product instructions to determine the recommended dosage. The amount may vary depending on the concentration of the oil and individual needs. Start with a low dose and increase gradually if necessary.

  3. Position: Position yourself in a comfortable and relaxed position. Many people prefer to sit or stand with their head tilted slightly forward for ease of application.

  4. Application: Using the dropper, place the recommended number of drops under your tongue. It is important that the liquid is under the tongue and not in the back of the throat.

  5. Wait for it: Let the oil sit under your tongue for at least 30-60 seconds before swallowing. This allows the CBD to be absorbed by the mucous membranes and capillaries in the mouth, which speeds up its arrival in the bloodstream.

  6. Swallow: After the waiting time, you can swallow the remaining oil if you wish.

  7. Avoid eating or drinking: For maximum benefit, it is recommended to avoid eating or drinking for about 15 minutes after taking sublingual CBD. This aids better absorption and assimilation of the cannabidiol.

Remember that sublingual administration allows CBD to act quickly, which can be beneficial for those seeking fast relief or immediate effects.

How long does it take for CBD Oil to take effect sublingually?

The time it takes for CBD oil (cannabidiol) to take effect sublingually can vary depending on different factors, such as the concentration of CBD in the oil, the quality of the product, the sensitivity of the individual and their metabolism. However, in general, the sublingual effect of CBD tends to be faster than when ingested orally, as CBD is absorbed directly through the mucous membranes under the tongue and reaches the bloodstream more quickly.

In many cases, people can begin to feel the effects of sublingual CBD oil within a few minutes. 15 to 45 minutes after administration. However, some people may experience faster or slower effects.

In other words, we are spared the loss of the digestive process and the resulting CBD. Thus, sublingual administration of CBD takes effect in about fifteen to twenty minutes. This time period is much shorter than when administered by ingestion.

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Frequently asked questions about taking CBD sublingually

The choice between CBD isolate and Broad Spectrum (full spectrum) depends on individual preferences and needs, as well as the desired effects of the user.

  1. Isolated CBD: Isolated CBD is a product that contains only cannabidiol in its pure form, with no other cannabinoids or compounds present in the cannabis plant. This means that isolated CBD is free of THC, which is the psychoactive compound in cannabis. Being completely devoid of THC, isolated CBD produces no psychoactive effects and is ideal for those who wish to avoid any trace of THC in their system.


Isolated CBD is a popular choice for those seeking the potential benefits of CBD without worrying about the presence of other cannabinoids or cannabis compounds. Also, because it does not contain THC, it is more likely to meet legal requirements in areas where THC is regulated or prohibited.


  1. Broad Spectrum: Broad Spectrum is a type of CBD product that contains a variety of cannabinoids, terpenes and other natural compounds from the cannabis plant, with the exception of THC. In other words, Broad Spectrum offers all the potential benefits of the cannabinoids and terpenes present in the plant, but without the THC.

By retaining the various compounds present in the plant (except THC), it is believed that Broad Spectrum can produce an effect known as "entourage effect" or "synergistic effect".. This effect is thought to refer to the idea that cannabinoids and terpenes work together, enhancing each other's benefits.

It is essential to note that while CBD is not marijuana in its entirety, its origin in the cannabis plant can lead to some confusion or stigmatisation in some contexts. However, CBD itself is not an illegal substance and has been widely studied for its possible therapeutic applications and potential benefits.

Normally when talking about sublingual CBD, users tend to associate it with oil cbd, but it is important to take into account some legislative aspects in order to correctly understand the situation with regard to this mode of use.

According to Spanish legislation, since January 2018, cannabidiol cannot be marketed as a food supplement and is not considered fit for human consumption.

In other countries, such as the United States and Canada, the legislation allows sublingual CBD oil to be taken or as a food supplement. Users and brands in these countries operate in a different legal framework although the products are the same.

Confusion over indications for use arises from differences in legislation between countries.

Bove Health is a laboratory based in Spain, so we are obliged to warn you that the CBD should only be used topically on the skin.

Cannabinoids are a group of chemical compounds found naturally in the cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa). These compounds are responsible for the medicinal and recreational effects associated with cannabis use. Cannabis contains more than 100 different cannabinoids, the two best known and most studied being delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).

  1. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)THC is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis and is responsible for the "high" or euphoric effects associated with recreational marijuana use. THC binds to cannabinoid receptors in the brain and central nervous system, resulting in psychoactive effects and changes in perception, mood and cognition.

  2. Cannabidiol (CBD): It is another important cannabinoid found in cannabis, but unlike THC, it is non-psychoactive, meaning it does not produce the feeling of being 'high'. CBD has been the subject of considerable research due to its potential therapeutic properties, and has been used in wellness products and supplements with the aim of relieving stress, anxiety, pain and other health problems.

The sublingual method of CBD consumption involves placing a few drops of CBD in the mouth. CBD oil under the tongue and held there until absorbed. As the name suggests, this approach allows for fast-acting CBD, as its effects are felt in as little as 15 minutes. However, it is important to note that the effects may not last as long as with other forms of consumption.

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