First an explanation of how CBD and the other cannabinoids in our salves and tinctures work.
Our bodies have what is referred to as an endocannabinoid system. The system is responsible for regulating an array of body processes, such as pain sensation, immune response, anxiety, sleep, mood, appetite, metabolism, memory, and more.
When we take CBD and other cannabinoids into our bodies these compounds interact with/influence two types of receptors called CB1 and CB2. These cannabinoid receptors – CB1 and CB2 – are located on cells throughout the body. CB1 receptors are primarily found in the brain and central nervous system, but are also present in the lungs, liver, kidneys, and reproductive organs. CB1 receptors have been found to play a role in memory processing, motor regulation, appetite, pain sensation, mood, and sleep and the inhibition of tumors..
CB2 receptors are found primarily on cells in the immune system. When CB2 receptors are activated, they stimulate a response that fights inflammation, which in turn reduces pain and minimizes damage to tissues.
Different components in a full-spectrum CBD product influence different endocannibinoid receptors. This is the reason full-spectrum CBD tinctures and salves tend to be more effective than CBD only products.
Which is best? Swallowing CBD or taking it under the tongue?
When Mesa Lavender Farms CBD is ingested with food or water it travels through and is absorbed by the digestive system. From there the cannabinoids are carried to the liver. The liver breaks down the CBD molecules reducing the concentration of the compounds. What remains passes to the bloodstream.
Mesa Lavender Farms CBD tinctures should be held under the tongue for 60 to 90 seconds . This allows much of it can be absorbed directly into the bloodstream. This allows the CBD to bypass the digestive system and the metabolic activities of the liver resulting in a higher concentration of the cannabinoids available.
What about applying it topically to the skin?
Mesa Lavender Farms CBD salves and lotions are applied directly to the skin it may never reach the bloodstream. The CBD is absorbed through the skin’s surface to interact with nearby cannabinoid. That is why the relief you experience is very localized and reasonably fast.