Can I drink water after taking CBD oil?

Can I drink water after taking CBD oil?

Can I drink water after taking CBD oil?

3 minute read

Updated April 25th, 2021

We're big fans of CBD, but we'll be the first to admit that sometimes CBD products don't taste the best.

For this reason, many of our readers ask us a simple question - can I drink water after taking CBD oil?

We'll be outlining our thoughts on this fully in this post but our short answer is: it's totally fine. If you find the taste of CBD oil totally unbearable then it definitely won't do you any harm to drink some water straight after consuming some CBD oil. But there are some reasons why it might best to stick with the taste in your mouth before washing it down, let's get into that now:

Why shouldn't you drink water straight after taking CBD oil?

The main reason you might want to avoid drinking water straight after taking CBD oil is because it can effect how the CBD is absorbed into your bloodstream.

We're big advocates of sublingual absorption of CBD - essentially letting the CBD oil sit under your tongue so that it is absorbed through the thin skin under your tongue. This allows the CBD to get into your bloodstream much more quickly and efficiently than almost every other method.

What drinking water does is wash the CBD oil out of your mouth and into your stomach, where it has a much harder time reaching your bloodstream and therefore taking effect.

So our advice would be to try and get used to the flavour of CBD oil, or if you really can't stand the taste then try a flavoured CBD oi.

Can I drink water after taking CBD oil?

In Conclusion

Drinking water after taking CBD oil can be a good idea if you really can't stand the taste, but we'd recommend giving the oil a few seconds to sit in your mouth before drinking the water if you can handle it!

This guide was published by the CBD Bible team. We publish hundreds of guides every month, feel free to explore our website for more reviews and CBD guides.

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