Whether you absorb cannabis edibles sublingually or ingest them orally makes a huge difference to your cannabis experience. Learn the science behind these very different dosing methods. Today, there are so many CBD products on the market—and each one sounds better than the next. Post-workout waters? Infused chocolate? Premium CBD lotion? Before you say yes, please, consider that the body absorbs every type of CBD differently based on the carrier material. (More on that later.) Favour chewing gum is a new way… Find out what you need to know about CBD Gummies in our latest blog article! Easy, fun and effective are just a few reasons we love them.
Suck or chew? With cannabis edibles, method matters
When it comes to edibles, there are different ways to dose, and we’re not talking about cookies versus brownies. Edible cannabis products can be consumed orally, meaning they are swallowed, or sublingually, meaning they are held under the tongue to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream.
Typically, food products containing cannabis are intended for oral dosing, while sprays, tinctures, and oils may be used sublingually or orally. Some companies are even producing purpose-built sublingual cannabis strips.
The method of delivery can affect the onset, duration, and intensity of the effects of cannabis. Sublingual dosing offers a fast onset, shorter duration, and lower intensity than traditional oral cannabis edibles, while also offering a discreet, smokeless experience.
What is sublingual administration of cannabis?
Sublingual administration is a method of delivery for many common pharmaceuticals. One of the most well known of these is Ativan, a fast-acting benzodiazepine used to treat acute anxiety. Sublingual administration involves holding the active substance under the tongue for a certain amount of time, usually until the tablet or strip dissolves. Another related drug delivery method is buccal administration, where the active substance is held against the cheek.
The area under the tongue (and the cheeks) can absorb various active substances into the bloodstream. This is similar to inhalation methods, which allow the active compounds to enter the bloodstream through the lungs. This is why sublingual delivery is fast-acting. Importantly, the substance has to be held under the tongue—not on it—and for long enough for its active compounds to dissolve into the bloodstream.
When dosing cannabis sublingually, people usually use products intended for this route of administration, such as sprays, tinctures, oils, or sublingual strips. You could try holding a chewed up cookie under your tongue, but results may vary.
The pharmaceutical cannabinoid medicine Sativex is delivered sublingually via spray. Sprays, tinctures, and oils may also be absorbed orally if they are swallowed. Some people like to hold a product under the tongue and then swallow it for maximal effect.
What is oral administration of cannabis?
Traditional cannabis edibles—foods and drinks infused with cannabinoids—are usually consumed and processed orally. This means that a person swallows the cannabinoids, which are then absorbed in the intestine and processed by the liver.
Many people report edible cannabis to be a more intense experience than inhalation. Researchers believe this is because when THC is eaten, it is converted into 11-hydroxy THC, which is “particularly effective in crossing the blood-brain barrier, resulting in a more intense high.” A 2016 review on cannabis edibles calls 11-hydroxy-THC “a potent psychoactive metabolite,” especially compared with delta-9-THC, the converted form of THC that cannabis consumers experience by smoking, vaping, or sublingual absorption.
“11-OH-THC is more potent than Δ9-THC and appears in blood in higher quantities when Δ9-THC is ingested than when it is inhaled; hence, it may be responsible for the stronger and longer-lasting drug effect of edibles vis-à-vis comparable doses of smoked cannabis,” the review explains.
For some, 11-hydroxy-THC offers a way to stretch the effects of cannabis without having to consume more. For others, the effects might be too intense and undesirable.
Orally-consumed edibles take a while to kick in, because they have to be digested and processed in the gastrointestinal system before entering the bloodstream. If you’ve just had a large meal, it may take even longer for the cannabinoids to begin to affect you. This might mean up to 90 minutes before an edible starts to work, and even longer before it reaches peak effect.
The effects of edibles are also known to last longer than the effects of inhalation methods, and the same is true when compared to sublingual administration.
Sublingual vs. orally ingested cannabis: Pros and cons
Sublingual administration is a convenient, discreet, fast-acting, and smokeless option for both recreational and medical cannabinoid use. Sublingual administration might appeal to someone who is looking for an alternative to edibles that is less intense, shorter, and that kicks in faster.
There are, of course, some downsides to sublingual administration. Consuming cannabis sublingually means a person must purchase specialized products designed for this method of administration, like sprays, tinctures, oils, or sublingual strips. The consumer must also hold the substance under the tongue for a certain amount of time, which may be uncomfortable if they dislike its taste.
In the end, traditional oral cannabis edibles are simpler to consume. But for those who want a smokeless option while avoiding a potentially intense and long-lasting high, or those who need something fast acting, sublingual administration might tick all the boxes.
Should You Swallow CBD? Science Says Chew On It
Today, there are so many CBD products on the market—and each one sounds better than the next. Post-workout waters? Infused chocolate? Premium CBD lotion? Before you say yes, please, consider that the body absorbs every type of CBD differently based on the carrier material. (More on that later.)
Favour is a new way to consume CBD, using chewing gum as the vehicle. We’re not just gum enthusiasts; our method is science-backed and our product is engineered to maximize its benefits and give you consistency. If you’re wondering why we chose gum, then this post is for you. Read on to learn more about Favour’s innovative delivery system.
Get to know bio-availability
To start off, we’re going to give you a quick science lesson on something called bio-availability. Nothing you consume—whether food or vitamins—is absorbed in full. Bio-availability is the amount of a substance that can actually be used by your circulatory system (which delivers blood, oxygen, nutrients, and other good stuff across your body). Every consumable product has a different level of bioavailability.
When it comes to CBD, not all forms have equal levels of bioavailability either. Gummies, drinks, capsules, and other forms that need to pass through your digestive system have next to none bioavailability by the time your body processes them. Researchers have found that taking CBD products sublingually (under-the-tongue) or through the oral mucosal route (in the mouth’s inner lining) can be significantly more effective than other methods . This type of consumption is thought to produce more potent effects and deliver as much actual CBD into the bloodstream as possible.
Chew on a better source of CBD
You guessed it—because you chew Favour, it’s absorbed directly through the lining of your mouth and cheeks. Our method ensures up to 80% bioavailability—and that’s why Favour may help you feel calmer, manage your anxiety, keep your focus, aid recovery from physical activity, and more.
CBD isn’t known to cause intense, negative side effects, so if you feel good or have the okay from your doctor, you can chew Favour as much as you like throughout the day (we recommend starting with one piece a day, since it’s powerful stuff!).
Fuel your CBD habit on-the-go
Another benefit to our chewing gum system is its portability. We created Favour for people like you. We’re New York City-based and know that it can be tough to grab a single moment for yourself. With Favour, you can sneak in self care post-bagel, between back-to-back meetings, in the airport TSA line, and any time you’re on the run. Our packaging and product are discreet enough that you can use it in formal settings like your office—with no judgement from nosy coworkers.
A pack of Favour fits into your clutch, your gym bag, or even your pocket, and it only takes about 10 minutes of chewing for the CBD to begin taking effect. We designed our product so you can take back control anytime or any place you need to.
Meet an everyday experience, elevated
Favour’s design makes the ordinary extraordinary. Chewing gum is no longer for blowing bubbles or saving a bad breath day. Favour gum empowers you to create rituals on your own terms. Creating a special moment doesn’t have to come with all the fuss
Every dose is perfectly packaged into a single piece of gum, so you never have to guess at how much you’re taking. Favour is an easy-to-use way to find calm amidst the chaos you experience from time to time, and keep yourself grounded. You’ll get peace of mind knowing that a simple act like chewing gum can set off a positive chain reaction to impact your day.
What You Need to Know About CBD Gummies
CBD Gummies are simply flavored gelatin, the same base substance gummy candies are made of – but infused with CBD oil and other ingredients. All gelatin-based supplements are taken through what the medical community calls the oral administration route. The oral administration route means the supplement that is taken into the mouth and swallowed, allowing the digestive system to absorb the active ingredients and transport them throughout the body.
Sometimes they can be swallowed whole like a soft-gel capsule, but many supplements are meant to be chewed. Either way, the oral administration route is the most common method of taking supplements due to its ease and convenience. Not only is oral administration easy, it’s effective– absorption through the digestive system is perhaps the safest and effective way of delivering supplements or other therapeutic substances to the body.
Putting supplements into gelatin form has several advantages over capsules that are swallowed whole. First, they are chewable, making them easy to swallow and more pleasant to consume than capsules. Gelatin is tasteless but can be infused with any number of flavors making gelatin-based supplements seem more like candy. This is the primary reason why gummies are now the most popular form of vitamins. Care should be taken never to confuse CBD gummies with candy, but gelatin might be the most pleasant way to take CBD due to the pleasing flavor and easy chewable form.
CBD gummies are also discreet and portable, meaning they look no different from a bottle of gelatin vitamins, fitting easily in a purse, pocket, or bag. Lastly, CBD gummies are tasty, with multiple enticing flavors and texture similar to gelatin candies like Gummy Bears. CBD gummies might be the most “fun” CBD product, coming in a rainbow of colors and creative shapes.
Uncle Bud’s CBD Gummies
Are CBD Gummies legal?
CBD Gummies are not in any way the same product as cannabis gummies that contain THC. Yes, they use flavored gelatin as the base substance like all “gummy” supplements, but they contain no THC. CBD gummies are 100% legal and fall under the same set of regulations as all hemp products that do not contain THC. CBD Gummies are legal to buy over-the-counter and are available at stores nationwide and many online retailers.
The reason for the confusion is because THC-bearing cannabis gummies can look identical to CBD gummies and both come from the hemp plant. They may look similar, but CBD gummies do not contain THC and are in an entirely different class of product. CBD Gummies are as safe to use as other over-the-counter hemp products, but care should be taken to keep them out of reach of children as they do look like gummy candy. The most important thing to remember is CBD gummies contain no THC, so there is no risk of accidentally consuming them and triggering some form of psychoactive “high”.
How do CBD Gummies work?
Putting CBD oil into a gelatin form was a choice for several reasons. Gelatin is an ideal matrix to hold supplements. It’s a preservative that allows the ingredients to keep their potency over long periods without degrading. Gelatin is also very easy to digest, allowing the ingredients to be quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, infusing the body with whatever is contained in the gelatin matrix. Most substances, including CBD oil, don’t react with the chemically neutral gelatin, which simply holds the ingredients until it is dissolved by the digestive system, releasing the ingredients into the bloodstream and carrying them throughout the body.
CBD gummies work because the gelatin is an easy way to transport an infusion of CBD to the body using the oral administration route – the most common way of administering supplements. The added benefits of being chewable and pleasant tasting make consuming CBD gummies a more enjoyable way of using CBD oil.
Putting the CBD into gelatin form was an ideal choice because the gelatin will never reduce the potency of the Cannabidiol. So while they look fun and colorful, there’s nothing gimmicky about CBD gummies. They are an effective way of getting a therapeutic supplement into your body much like gummy vitamins and other gelatin-suspended supplements.
What do CBD Gummies taste like?
They taste like gummy candy. Refined CBD oil is tasteless or has a slightly bitter, grassy taste. CBD gummies eliminate any possible bad taste or aftertaste by using sweeteners and other flavorings mixed into the gelatin. The gelatin base gives CBD gummy producers a high level of control over the taste of their product, mostly eliminating the taste of the CBD oil.
CBD gummies taste very similar to other gelatin-based candies like Gummy Bears and are available in a similarly large variety of flavors. Fruit flavors like cherry, strawberry, and orange are popular, and more exotic flavors exist. When you chew and swallow a CBD gummy, the taste and texture will be much like eating a Gummy Bear or any other gelatin-based candy.
CBD Gummies Buyers Guide
Uncle Bud’s has created a line of premium CBD Gummies in four delicious varieties. Each chewable gummy delivers a 25-milligram infusion of our proprietary CBD formula. Made with 100% vegan ingredients, these gummies come in four unique varieties created to suit your specific CBD needs. Each bottle contains 30 gummies and 750 mg of premium CBD oil. Uncle Bud’s gummies contain no THC.
CBD Sleep Gummies
Uncle Bud’s CBD Sleep Gummies are infused with 2mg of melatonin and 25mg of CBD per serving. Our Sleep Gummies are made with 100% Vegan ingredients and have a wonderful strawberry-mango flavor. Add Uncle Bud’s CBD Sleep Gummies to your nightly wellness routine by taking 1 – 2 gummies before bedtime!
CBD Multivitamin Gummies
Uncle Bud’s CBD Multivitamin Gummies are infused with Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Folate, and 25mg of CBD per serving. Our Multivitamin Gummies are made with 100% Vegan ingredients and have a sweet peach flavor. Add Uncle Bud’s Multivitamin Gummies to your daily wellness routine by taking 1 – 2 gummies whenever you desire!
CBD Energy Gummies
Uncle Bud’s CBD Energy Gummies are infused with 10mg of caffeine and 25mg of CBD per serving. Our Energy Gummies are made with 100% Vegan ingredients and have a tasty lime flavor. Include Uncle Bud’s CBD Energy Gummies into your morning routine, before a workout, or to help get you through a long day of work!
CBD Anytime Gummies
Uncle Bud’s CBD Anytime Gummies are infused with 25mg of CBD per serving. Our Anytime Gummies are made with 100% Vegan ingredients and include a variety of lime, blue raspberry, strawberry, and watermelon flavors. Take Uncle Bud’s CBD Anytime Gummies in the morning, after a long day of work, before a workout, or whenever you desire!
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