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How to Take CBD

See our handout on Quicksilver Nanoemulsified sublingual (under the tongue)

Products—what we find most successful with our patients

Nanoemulsified =(to break into small particles for maximal absorbtion)--this proprietary technology significantly enhances absorption. You receive up to 4x more benefit and save money.

CBD sublingually, ----means holding it under the tongue for a minute or two before swallowing. This method allows the mucus membranes of the mouth to absorb CBD instead, bypassing the digestive system and metabolism in the liver entirely. Since no enzymes break the CBD molecules down and it does not travel through the stomach, CBD is able to reach the bloodstream faster.

Applied Topically----Generally, your skin will not absorb cannabinoids very well. You have to apply them very generously, as in thick enough to break this barrier, like lotions, salves and balms contain very high levels of CBD. Patients do report relief, however to varying degrees and the CBD is entering the body at the location of pain.

(I suggest that patients take CBD in the nanoemulsified oral route, and if they need spot treatment for pain to apply a topical product. We carry several quality brands in the office)

Food forms (eating) CBD---the body is not particularly efficient at absorbing CBD in high concentrations and can take as long as two hours to work.

Whether you eat it in food or swallow normal types of drops, it must first go through the digestive system. CBD then travels to the liver. The liver metabolizes CBD compounds. Called the “first pass effect”, CYP450 oxidases enzymes in the liver, break CBD down, reducing cannabidiol concentration significantly, before sending the leftovers to the bloodstream.

The researchers found that if CBD was consumed with a high-fat meal, the drug’s bioavailability increased by up to fivefold.   (An increase in bioavailability means that more of the ingested drug enters the bloodstream to have an active effect.)

***We do not carry edibles in the office at this time.