What Is Sublingual THC?
If you’re looking for the most efficient and effective way to get your cannabis high, you should try sublingual edibles or tinctures. They’re incredibly efficient and effective, and they’ll give you the most pleasurable high possible.
When people think of consuming cannabis products, they usually assume it’s ingested, digested, and absorbed through the gastrointestinal system. The most common way to get your cannabis fix is to smoke dried flowers, which introduces cannabinoids through smoke/vapor into your respiratory system. Both of these methods are very popular and can get you high, relaxed, focused, or pain-free in a short amount of time (depending on your personal tolerances).
There’s nothing wrong with using cannabis in various ways. However, have you ever wondered if there is a better, faster, stronger way to introduce cannabinoids directly into your system? Short of injecting them into your bloodstream, nothing is as fast or efficient as sublingual dosing.
Can sublingual THC drops be used to consume THC edibles? What is the best way to take THC orally? Let’s take a look at the glands under our tongues and explore how to use sublingual THC drops.
Sublingual Edibles vs Sublingual Tinctures
There are many different types of cannabis products on the market, but sublingual absorption is especially beneficial because it allows for safe oral ingestion.
Sublingual dosing is a great way to access your body’s endocannabinoid system – the network of nerves and receptors that are interconnected with many important bodily functions. Sublingual glands are like a direct secret route to your ECS, hidden under your tongue that provides faster absorption of cannabinoids and terpenes when compared with ingestions/digestion.
There are many different ways to consume cannabis products, depending on your tolerance and preferences. We’ve focused on two methods that will work best for you, depending on your needs. If you have a serious medical need, you’re likely going to need more potent products that can be absorbed quickly. For casual users, you’re more likely to enjoy experimenting with a lot of different products.
There are many reasons to use cannabis, and you might have a very urgent need for its medical benefits. If you understand how cannabis affects your mind and body, that will have a big impact on whether you choose to use sublingual tinctures or edibles under your tongue.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to consuming cannabis, as everyone’s needs and preferences vary. Here are some pros and cons for both sublingual edibles and sublingual tinctures so that you can make an informed decision about what will work best for you.
The many flavor options and potency levels make this product versatile and ideal for a variety of needs. It dissolves quickly and can provide a range of doses, all while being relatively affordable. However, it can be difficult to find the right dosage and concentration, and there may be limitations with how much can be consumed per edible.
The versatility of the dosing options available with this product make it perfect for those looking for a fast and efficient way to absorb the medication. The potency ranges from 50 mg to 2000+ mg, so you can find the dosage that is just right for you.
There are some oils and concentrates that can have overpowering, bitter flavors and aromas. They’re not always available in variable flavors/aromas, and the potency ranges typically on the higher end of the spectrum (perceived as “experienced stoner” products).
As you can see, sublingual edibles have some inconsistencies and lower potency levels, while tinctures seem to have a reduced capacity for flavor.
These negative assumptions don’t affect all tinctures or edible products you hold under your tongue, but they do affect their public perception. Now that we’ve outlined what sublingual edibles and tinctures are and why they’re popular, we’ll look at how you can make use of them to improve your health and happiness.
How to Use Sublingual THC/CBD Drops
Sublingual dosing of cannabinoids is easy and reliable, offering accurate doses that are as precise as milligrams per milliliter. This is one of the benefits of taking THC/CBD drops under your tongue – you know exactly the dose you’re taking, it acts quickly and is consistent in terms of absorption.
Cannabis oils and tinctures are great for experimenting with different levels of psychoactivity, pain relief, relaxation, and anxiety. Because they are easy to dose under your tongue, they are especially popular among patients suffering from serious illnesses.
Despite the common belief that sublingual tinctures are for “advanced users,” they’re actually great for beginners because they allow you to learn your tolerance for cannabinoids, which is a lifelong challenge. Taking cannabis sublingually through a tincture/dropper is the perfect way to discover your ideal dose of THC, CBD, or any other cannabinoids/terpenes combinations you’re interested in. Also, if you overdo it on a THC dose with tinctures, it’s easy to calculate how much CBD you might want to counteract with – many people say a 2:1 ratio of CBD-to-THC can help to reduce psychoactivity within 30-60 minutes. These figures will vary depending on your own personal tolerance to THC, but high potency CBD oil can certainly help to bring you back down to Earth when you find yourself flying too high.
Taking THC or CBD drops under your tongue is very simple to do. Here are the steps to get started and the rinse-repeat phases when you’re ready to increase your doses.
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We are extremely confident that the 38.5 mg THC per 1 ml of cannabis oil in this tincture is accurate.
Don’t let the active ingredients settle to the bottom of your tincture – shake it up regularly to make sure you’re getting the most out of it.
In the next points, we’ll discuss different dosing methods for cannabis oil, but the next step is to tip the bottle upside down and withdraw the oil using the dropper. This will allow you to extract as much oil as desired. Afterward, you can discharge the oil under your tongue.
If you’re familiar with THC and know how much you need to take to achieve the desired effects, then using a dropper to measure the correct dosage is easy.
If you aren’t sure what dose is right for you, follow the “golden rule” of cannabis dosing: “start low and go slow.” This might mean doseing as little as 0.1 ml on the tincture dropper under your tongue, waiting an hour or more to see how you react, and then taking more immediately if needed. You can increase by 0.1 ml each time, or jump the volumes as you’re comfortable with.
After you have swallowed the tincture, hold it under your tongue for 30-60 seconds to allow the cannabinoids to be absorbed more fully. This will give you the best results.
How to Take Edibles Under Your Tongue
Cannabis edibles are one of the most fun, diverse and satisfying ways to consume cannabis. They come in a variety of flavors, aromas and satisfying snacks/dessert cravings, making them the clear winner when it comes to efficiency or consistency of the effects of the cannabinoids in question.
Edibles that are consumed and absorbed through the digestive system can take time to break down and provide psychoactive effects, which can lead to waves of effects (early onset followed by another surge of psychoactivity hours later). This unexpected behavior makes edibles very dangerous for those who are just getting started, or anyone who can’t carve out multiple hours at a time where they have to lock themselves at home. In short, edibles are fun but they’re very unpredictable and are often too variable to be practical.
Sublingual edibles offer an easy and discreet way to consume cannabis. The dosage can’t be customized as well, but these small, thin tabs, squares, gummies or lozenges are easy to take.
Looking for an edible that offers a precise dosage range? Try a sublingual edible! These types of edibles can be great for those who want to take their medication discreetly.
We recommend breaking off your ideal dose of sublingual edible into small squares or tabs to make dosage easy. Each square or tab will have a listed THC/CBD potency value – for example, 5 mg per gummy, 50 mg per lozenge, etc.
Swallow the sublingual edible as quickly as possible to ensure its full absorption. Some edibles take longer to dissolve than 60 seconds, so allow at least 2-5 minutes for full absorption.
Once you have held the edible under your tongue for a few minutes, allow it to dissolve and swallow it. Then, drink some water or your beverage of choice to help wash down any residual cannabinoids. This will help ensure that the cannabinoids are absorbed into your system.
Can cannabinoids be absorbed sublingually? Yes, they can be absorbed through your sublingual glands – below the tongue – but this is not the most practical way to take them as it would require you to hold the cannabinoids in your mouth for a long period of time until they dissolve. Cannabis oils are a much more convenient way to absorb cannabinoids, as they are delivered directly to your bloodstream.
Taking sublingual edibles can take some time to work, depending on your own individual tolerance and physiology. Generally speaking, they will take about 30 minutes to 1-2 hours to take effect, and last for several hours or even a full day.
Can gummies be taken sublingually? Yes, cannabis gummies can be taken sublingually if you want to get a desired dose of THC, CBD or other active compounds.
Do sublingual tinctures offer a more potent experience than oral THC? It depends on the dose and why you’re using it. Sublingual tinctures absorb quickly through your sublingual glands, while orally ingested THC can take a bit longer to work.