While there are a number of different ways you can administer CBD, each method has its own unique absorption profile. Options include ingestion, topical application and sublingual administration (under the tongue), all of which vary in terms of bioavailability and longevity. We generally recommend the sublingual method for maximum absorption. Ultimately, though, choosing between them boils down to personal preference as well as your reason(s) for seeking out CBD.
Sublingually: CBD is absorbed through tissues under the tongue and enters the bloodstream in around 15 minutes. This is perhaps the best way to maximise absorption.
Ingestion: CBD is swallowed or infused into food. Ingestion offers lower absorption rates (than the sublingual route), but can be a convenient way to build CBD into your routine.
Topically: CBD is applied directly to the skin and absorbed locally. Topical application can be a useful way to target selected areas.