How to to take CBD Blog Thumbnail Woman taking Broad Spectrum CBD sublingually, on a grey backgroundOver the past few years, the CBD narrative has snowballed. From anecdotal accounts to mass media coverage, everybody’s talking about it. But great coverage does not always equate to clear information. Especially when trying to learn how to take CBD.

Whether it’s via Facebook, Instagram or email, the questions we receive the most from our community are ‘how do I take CBD?’ and ‘how much should I take?’ In other words, you want to know exactly where to start.

At Dragonfly, it’s our mission to take CBD beyond a health and wellness trend and make it as accessible and user-friendly as possible. To help kickstart your journey, we’ve put together the basics below, complete with information on the different methods of taking CBD and recommended serving sizes.


Dragonfly CBD How to Take CBD - Sublingual

There are a number of ways to get your hit of CBD, but at Dragonfly we first and foremost recommend the sublingual route.

When administered sublingually, the drops are placed under the tongue and held there for a minimum of two minutes before swallowing to maximise absorption.  

Via this method, CBD enters the bloodstream through the oral muscosa membrane. Therefore, it is absorbed directly into systemic circulation. Studies estimate absorption (bioavailability) to come in at up to 35% for this method. This is in contrast to immediate ingestion (swallowing). Here, much of the CBD ingested fall prey to the first pass metabolism. In fact, some studies have estimated this method has a bioavailability as low as 6%.

Dragonfly CBD How to Take CBD - Ingestion

While we would not recommend ingestion as the first port of call, some prefer this method.

It does have some benefits, as it stays in your system for a few hours longer than through sublingual absorption. Plus, some people like to get creative. By including it in meals, people boost their daily intake alongside the sublingual method.

According to our pharmacological advisors, ingesting CBD is best done alongside food or shortly after eating.


While working so closely with a community of CBD users, we’ve come to realise it is a personal journey. Namely, that people use CBD for completely different reasons. 

Just as the sublingual route works best for many, others prefer to apply Dragonfly CBD Skincare directly. The topical method is perhaps the best way to target specific, local areas.

In addition, the CBD Skincare is moisturising and restorative. A perfect addition to a self care routine.

We always love hearing from our users. So let us know which method has brought you the most success!


At Dragonfly CBD, we recommend a serving size of 12-15mg per day. Inevitably, for products with a higher concentration this means fewer drops. While our formulations with a lower CBD content require more drops to reach the same dose.

Ultimately, though, the level of endogenous (body’s own) cannabinoids differ significantly between individuals. So, not everyone will respond the same to any given dose of Dragonfly CBD. Try building up to the recommended serving size gradually and pay close attention to how your body feels.

The serving size can then be increased or decreased at your discretion, as long as you remain careful not to exceed 70mg per day.


While some prefer to take Cannabidiol upon waking for that morning boost, others find it’s best taken before bed. In fact, some like both.

The frequency of your dosing – whether it’s once, twice, or three times a day – again depends on individual preference. It’s always best to start small and increase your dose as required.

Start your journey today or read about people’s experiences with CBD.

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