This article was co-authored by Aimée Shunney, ND. Dr. Aimée Gould Shunney is a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor at Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine in Santa Cruz, California where she specializes in women’s health and hormone balancing. She also consults with various companies in the natural products industry including CV Sciences, makers of PlusCBD Oil. Dr. Aimée educates consumers, retailers, and healthcare providers about CBD oil through written articles, webinars, podcasts, and conferences nationwide. Her work has been featured at the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Conference, and on Fox News. She earned her ND from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2001.
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CBD, or cannabidiol, is a natural compound found in hemp and marijuana plants. Unlike THC, the other active component in marijuana, CBD oil doesn’t cause a high. However, early research shows that it may have a variety of health benefits, such as reducing pain, anxiety, nausea, and insomnia.  X Trustworthy Source Harvard Medical School Harvard Medical School’s Educational Site for the Public Go to source While there are several ways to take CBD oil, one of the safest and most effective is to use a tincture that goes under your tongue.  X Trustworthy Source Consumer Reports Nonprofit organization dedicated to consumer advocacy and product testing Go to source Before using a CBD tincture, talk to your doctor about the best dosage and whether you can use it safely.
It is easy to spray the CBD oil inside a patient’s mouth. So, for parents with children who suffer from intractable seizures, this offers a good treatment option. An example of this is Sativex which is a drug treatment for spasticity in multiple sclerosis. Sativex is sold as a mouth spray intended to alleviate neuropathic pain, spasticity, overactive bladder, and other symptoms of multiple sclerosis; it was developed by the UK company GW Pharmaceuticals. Sativex is a combination drug standardized in composition, formulation, and dose. Its principal active cannabinoid components are the cannabinoids : tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Each spray delivers a dose of 2.7 mg THC and 2.5 mg CBD.
A spray of CBD oil can also help to alleviate pain more rapidly compared to using other delivery methods.
A spray is also quickly absorbed through the mouth. It works better for people who may have digestive problems that make absorbing substances through the intestines difficult.
There are at least 5 reasons why you should use a CBD oil spray
If you wait about a minute, then swallow you will have already absorbed much of the chemical through the lining of your mouth.
A person with a digestive issue would find taking medicine in pill form difficult. A spray is a better option in such cases, and it allows quick uptake of the chemical into the bloodstream.
A spray can also be used on the skin to treat irritating conditions such as psoriasis and the rare skin disorder, epidermolysis bullosa. A CBD Oral Spray will also be less messy than trying to use a cream.
Scientists studying nausea in cancer patients have found that it is difficult to treat such patients by giving them a capsule or pill to swallow. Therefore, it makes more sense to use a CBD oral spray in patients who are nauseated and vomiting.
From the 5 methods to take CBD, placing oil under the tongue is one of the most effective. It isn’t as effective as vaping, but because it is so simple it is still more popular.
Since CBD found its way into high street shops and online stores, the choices have improved. You can choose from products such as drops, sprays, capsules and gummies. You can also choose how to take it. CBD can be swallowed, placed under the tongue, vaped, rubbed into your skin or applied rectally.
The word ‘sublingual’ refers to the large blood vessel found under your tongue. When liquids are placed there, they can cross the thin membrane and enter your bloodstream. The speed with which this happens has played a key part in this method’s popularity.
Why does CBD oil burn under my tongue?
As an extra bonus, taking CBD under your tongue means that a higher amount will be absorbed for use. This results in a greater effect from less oil, meaning that you could save money when compared to CBD products that are only eaten or swallowed.
However, if you get any reaction that is worse, stop using it immediately and consult a doctor. This may only happen in two situations:
If you do find this a problem, there are ways around it:
Many CBD consumers report that once they are used to it, taking it under the tongue is quick and easy. It requires very little effort and can be completed in a couple of minutes without having to use any special equipment. Drops can be placed under your tongue discreetly, whether you are at home or at work.