What does CBD Oil taste like?admin
If you are new to CBD, you may be wondering what the oil actually tastes like?
It’s totally normal to be curious about something you are going to be putting in your mouth as a supplement every day!
One of the best and most common ways to take CBD is orally through the mouth. This process is known as ‘sublingual’.
If you are not familiar with the term ‘sublingual’ it basically means ‘absorption under the tongue’. Not absorbed in the stomach or intestines like food is. As the sublingual method is a direct transfer to the blood, it avoids issues to do with intestine barriers. This route also allows the CBD to go straight into the blood- a GREAT way to take CBD.
People choose to take CBD for many different reasons.
The oral or “sublingual” route of taking CBD is the best way with regards to easiness, simplicity, and comfort.
BUT, one big BUT…
We regularly hear from our customers that due to the product being so natural and non-toxic that the taste of the CBD oil can make it hard for them to get the most from their product.
The most common complaint that we get is about the taste of CBD. So, what does it actually taste like?
Although the taste can vary depending on your own unique taste buds, most people tend to say the oil has an “earthy”, “nutty”, or “grass” like taste. This is down to the fact the oil is natural, safe, organic and non-toxic.
Some people find this taste totally unbearable. Others, it grows on. At the end of the day, it’s important to remember it is just pure goodness and is bearable for 60 seconds before you can wash it away.
The reason the oil tastes this way is because of the cannabis plan’s makeup. This includes things like terpenes! Some people may have wondered why buds from cannabis of the same strain can smell and taste different. Well, it’s terpenes that are to blame for this too.
CBD and THC are the most commonly known cannabinoids that make up the cannabis plant. Terpenes-which may be totally new to you are the natural aromatic oils in the cannabis plant that let off the different smells, tastes and produce different effects on your body.
Other nutritious material and things like other cannabinoids also shape the taste of the oil.
Some people actually enjoy the taste of the oil, other’s don’t mind it after a while. But if you really can’t stomach the taste, here are a few things you can do to help:
One of the most popular ways to hide or mask the taste of the oil is to have a piece of food ready to eat for after spraying. The most popular food people tend to use is chocolate (dark usually, or milk). Pop a square of this under your tongue after, or while using the oil.
Have a drink handy
It is very important that you hold the oil UNDER your tongue for at least a minute if not two, following this take a drink to wash away the taste. Customers have told us that coffee is great to use due to its strong flavourings. Another great option is a fruit juice or lemon water. The citric tones almost completely take away the taste of the oil.
Brush your teeth just before use
If you’re administering the oil at home, a great way to minimise the taste of the CBD oil is to brush your teeth immediately before. By doing this, you experience more mint tones than the “earthy” hemp flavourings.
Try our capsules instead!
Our capsules are a great way to ingest CBD without having to taste the hemp at all. It is a comfortable and easy way to take CBD and is good when you only need a small concentration of the product over a longer period of time.