Learn about the types of CBD products such as sublingual/tinctures, edibles, capsules, topicals, transdermal, inhalation, and more.
Under the Tongue / Sublingual (CBD Tinctures)
Oral-mucosal drugs are absorbed directly into the blood vessels in the mouth and under the tongue. If sprayed under the tongue, the patient should try to wait at least one minute before swallowing. Effects usually start after 15-30 minutes and peak around an hour and a half after administration. For consistency, it is best to avoid eating immediately before or after using a tincture.
Oral mucosal tinctures usually come in one of two forms: an under-the-tongue spray or a dropper with a marking at a specific volume (usually 0.5 ml or 1.0 ml). This allows for consistent, measurable dosing. Products should be labeled with the dose of cannabinoids per spray or per ml.
- Onset: 15 minutes to an hour.
- Dose: 2.5-10 mg CBD is a common starting dose.
- Distribution: Absorbed into the bloodstream in the mouth, then distributes evenly.
- Duration: After 6-8 hours, most of the CBD has been metabolized or eliminated from the body.