This fall has had perfect weather for warm CBD drinks.

CBD-infused drinks are particularly good for calming down and soothing the soul when you feel overwhelmed.

At Rel, we share delicious food and drink recipes using our full-spectrum CBD tinctures with our subscribers, but we also suggest administering the tincture “sublingually”.

This may not seem straightforward, but there is a reason behind highlighting the multiple uses of full-spectrum tinctures.

That’s because both methods of tincture administration can be beneficial to the CBD user.

Is there a difference in the positive benefits between sublingual dosing of the tincture or eating a delicious CBD treat?

There are a few!

To get to the bottom of this, we will need to begin with the basics:

What is a CBD tincture?

CBD tinctures are liquid products that contain cannabinoids.

Full-spectrum tinctures contain the entire profile of the hemp plant. That includes up to 113 cannabinoids, including those we know well: CBD and THC.

Typically tinctures are extracted using alcohol. Although an alcohol base increases the shelf-life of the CBD tincture, it is not necessarily the best way to extract CBD or any other cannabinoid from the plant.

When using an MCT oil extracted full-spectrum tincture, you get the accumulated benefits of the full-spectrum CBD and enjoy the benefits of MCT oil, also known as Medium Chain Triglycerides.

These triglycerides, or fats, are not digested with enzymes like other healthy fats like avocado, fish, and nuts. Instead, they advance quickly to the liver to be digested, absorbed, and put to use.

When full-spectrum phytocannabinoids infuse into an MCT carrier oil, the tincture is digested quickly via the liver.

Therefore, MCT oil extracted CBD tinctures are well suited to rapidly deliver benefits, to maintain and deeply soothe the CBD user.

That’s why we choose to infuse high-quality, organic MCT coconut oil with beneficial phytocannabinoids for our tincture products.

What does “sublingual” mean?

Sublingual CBD administering is done by simply dropping the CBD under the tongue and leaving it there for a full minute before swallowing.

With this method, the cannabinoids are absorbed through the tissues in the tongue and into the bloodstream.

This absorption method allows the benefits to travel throughout your body more quickly than traveling through the digestive system or the liver.

When taking CBD tincture sublingually, the symptom-relieving benefits are generally apparent in under 30 minutes.

How long does it take for a CBD edible to work?

Since edibles need to travel further than the tongue to enter the bloodstream, when we swallow full spectrum CBD tincture straight from the dropper or in a delicious CBD-infused drink, or snack, it will take longer than a sublingual dose would kick in. This also means that the effects of the tincture will last longer.

It can take up to two hours for some people to feel the full effect of a CBD edible, though other people may experience faster results.

It may take longer for some folks because different bodies metabolize at different frequencies.

What are the benefits of using both methods in my wellness routine?

Incorporating CBD tincture into a daily schedule as an extra boost can add a plethora of benefits to your life.

One of my favorite things about CBD tinctures is that they are so versatile.

I know I can find it in a full-spectrum CBD tincture when looking for whole-body relaxation and stress relief.

Partaking in a delicious CBD tincture-infused drink in the morning or evening is a yummy method for maintaining balance, leverage, calming anxiety, and stress relief throughout the day.

Typically taking tincture in a drink or snack will make the effects last longer. This is due to its longer digestion time.

Taking a dropper of CBD tincture sublingually is perfect for a helpful pick-me-up, a quick CBD boost throughout the day, or even before going to bed as part of a wind-down routine.

What is the best way to try CBD tincture?

Everyone is different when it comes to the rate of digestion. Therefore, a CBD edible could work significantly faster in one person than it may in another.

The best way to use a CBD tincture is to find out what works best for you. Try mixing it up!

In the end, you will still be receiving a vast range of benefits from the product, no matter which method you prefer.