How To Increase Sublingual Absorption

If you’re taking CBD or supplements sublingually, you’re probably concerned with absorption. You want to make sure that your body is efficiently utilizing everything you give it. 

You know that sublingual Administration is the most effective method of administration for CBD, supplements, and many medications. But the perfectionist in you wants to know how to optimize this process even further. 

There’s both good news and bad news. The bad news is that sublingual absorption is already as perfect as it can be. The good news is that you aren’t out of options to supply your body with more CBD than it’s currently receiving.

Sublingual Absorption and Bioavailability

Sublingual absorption is when a medicine, supplement, or CBD product is administered under the tongue. Rather than swallowing the CBD, the particles have been broken down into smaller pieces and emulsified into a special fatty oil that allows them to penetrate the thin membrane of tissue under the tongue. 

This membrane allows CBD to directly access the bloodstream, rather than forcing it to pass through the digestive system first. This allows more of the CBD to ultimately be absorbed by the body. There is no loss of potency or damage to the CBD particles that would occur as a result of them being digested and filtered by the liver. Your endocannabinoid system will ultimately receive close to the entire dose you administer.

Normal CBD’s Bioavailability

Normal CBD is good for you, but its bioavailability leaves much to be desired. Anything you ingest by swallowing will enter your digestive system. Your stomach acids break down and spin it in a cyclone motion. Then, the content drains into your intestines to be further broken apart and stripped of nutrients or active compounds. Nutrients and active compounds like CBD are processed by your body, especially your liver, and what remains of them are sent to your bloodstream. 

This is called the first pass effect, and it changes the strength of a lot of drugs, vitamins, and supplements.

Some vitamins and nutrients and medications will fare well in this environment. CBD does not. The particle size is large, and the particle will endure a significant amount of damage before it ever reaches your endocannabinoid system. You may believe that you have taken 60 mg of CBD. By the time it reaches your endocannabinoid system you will have a lot less than 60 usable mg of CBD actually being used.

CBD also happens to be fat soluble. That means that your body cannot use CBD until it has been dissolved into a fatty substance. Your body actually uses the CBD infused fat, rather than the CBD itself. This can be avoided with nano emulsified CBD, which is designed to address a lot of the pitfalls that traditional CBD is subject to. 

Nano CBD

Nano CBD oil begins as regular CBD oil. Rather than bottling it up the way it came, CBD producers use a second process to make the particles smaller. There are two ways to make CBB particles smaller. 

The first, and the simplest, is ultrasonication. Ultrasonication uses tiny ultrasound waves that are powerful enough to break the particles size down. This is exactly what electric essential oil diffusers do. If you like to make your home smell nice with an electric diffuser, you have an ultrasonication device in your house.

Microfluidization, the second method, is a little more complicated. Microfluidization requires the use of a special machine that forces CBD through a zig zag tube. This tube is designed to break the particles down, resulting in the uniformly sized tiny little bits of CBD. The end result is CBD particles that are much smaller and therefore much easier to use. 

The second part of the process is nano emulsification. This generally works the same across the board. The nano CBD particles are emulsified into a fatty substance, just like they would need to be inside of your body. Your body receives the CBD already infused into the fatty substance, and saves itself some work. This makes the CBD water miscible. Water miscible things can be used the same way that water soluble things can

That means that nano emulsified CBD can effectively be used sublingually. The tiny, water miscible particles simply pass right through the tissue underneath your tongue.

How To Take Nano CBD Sublingually

The process of taking nano CBD sublingually isn’t any different than taking regular CBD sublingually. It’s the effects that are different. 

Sublingual nano CBD works so quickly that you can take it when you need it. You don’t have to pre-emptively take it and hope it will kick in when you’re counting on it. Nano CBD is as close to instant as CBD gets. 

Nano CBD’s water miscibility and smaller particle size allow it to get to work very quickly, usually within 15 minutes or less. They have an expedited path to your endocannabinoid system, right beneath your tongue. They don’t require a significant amount of work to become usable. Most of the work is already done before you use a nano-tincture. 

Larger particles of CBD may take up to 4 hours to fully take effect when ingested orally. Your body needs to digest and prepare the CBD.  There’s a pretty stark difference between 15 minutes and 4 hours. If you’re taking your CBD as a sleep aid, you don’t want to wait 4 hours to feel it’s calming and soothing effects. You want to be able to take it before you tuck yourself in at night and promptly experience the benefits you desire.

Because nano CBD works so quickly and effectively, you don’t necessarily need to take a large dose. There is no waste with nano CBD. You’re going to get the amount of CBD that you took. If you use a 1,5000 mg concentration traditional CBD tincture, you can use a much smaller concentration of nano CBD to experience the same effect. 

What’s the Best Way to Maximize CBD Absorption?

The best way to maximize CBD absorption is to take nano CBD sublingually. It’s the perfect combination of factors to promote absorption and bioavailability. No other method is capable of delivering CBD the same way. 

If you’re taking traditional CBD, the best way to promote absorption is to eat it with high fat foods since it’s fat-soluble. Unfortunately, eating high fat foods with your CBD will also decrease its potency. It’s a double edged sword, and you still have no way of knowing how much CBD you’re actually getting and when you’re getting it. 

The Takeaway

Taking nano CBD sublingually is the best way to promote CBD absorption. Nano CBD is designed to work with your body. It’s easy for your endocannabinoid system to use, and it starts working quickly. 

All of OptaNatural’s products are full spectrum nano CBD. Each product is packed with valuable antioxidants, phytonutrients, cannabinoids, and fatty acids. 

Whether you choose to take sublingual CBD or you prefer capsules, shots, or gummies, every product is giving you the maximum benefits. Just make sure you’re choosing the form that will work best for you.