For medical/therapeutic purposes, the majority of CBD users tend to prefer to administer an oil tincture sublingually (under the tongue) with either a spray or dropper bottle.
This is because CBD is most efficient and versatile when absorbed directly into the bloodstream.
You’ll hear a lot of people arguing that CBD vapes are more potent than oil tinctures, but what they don’t realize is that inhalation provides a different internal mode of delivery than sublingual absorption.
When you place medicinal tinctures under your tongue, they’re absorbed directly into the blood by capillary beds; the digestive route (through the intestine, liver, gut, etc) is entirely bypassed.
This is contrary to what a lot of people claim when talking about oral ingestion.
Also, it’s important to understand that CBD oil tinctures and CBD vape liquids are two different things; if you’re vaping CBD, you need to make sure that you’ve got a product that’s been extracted and produced specifically for inhalation.
Sublingual CBD tinctures are different than “vapable” e-liquid, and may contain fragments (like dangerous cuticle waxes) that should NOT be inhaled.
That being said, we’ll mostly be talking in this article about CBD dosing with sublingual drops, because as we’ve said, this is generally the most common method for people seeking medicinal/therapeutic relief.
Either way, you’ll be dosing by milligrams (mg), so whether you’re vaping, putting drops or spray under your tongue, taking capsules, eating CBD edibles, or even smoking CBD cannabis flower, you can (and should) always keep track of how much CBD you’re ingesting at any one time.