There is a lot of confusion about CBD tinctures and I thought I might be helpful to provide 3 easy best practices to get the most out of your chosen tincture.
First, make sure to shake it up before each use; this helps make sure that each dose is uniform and your getting an even and consistent dose of CBD and other ingredients.
Second, dose daily for at least 3 weeks when first trying out a tincture in order to appropriately measure your sensitivity and the efficacy of the product. Your body needs time to circulate the CBD and most people begin to "feel the difference" after a few weeks.
Finally, make sure to place and keep the CBD oil under your tongue for at least 2 minutes. CBD is absorbed at a rate of around 13-19% through the sublingual gland under your tongue. Compare that to around 5% absorption when swallowed. CBD undergoes a pharmacodynamic process called "first pass metabolism" when swallowed. Essentially, your internal organs process and flush out the majority of the cannabinoid through urine, leaving a very small amount to enter the bloodstream and activate the CB1 and CB2 receptors resulting in the customary relaxed mood and anti-inflammatory response.
All three of these best practices will result in more efficient and cost effective utilization of CBD and maximize the benefit of one of natures most amazing drugs.