Why under the tongue?

Why put BCP Oil under the tongue??

So why do we take our BCP Oil under the tongue or sublingually (as professionally known)?

I found the below article and thought it explained it really well – take a read:

The other day, I got such a question that became the topic for this week’s post: just why do we take certain medicines sublingually (under the tongue)?

It made me pause for a second, because it’s not something we think about all that often. But yes, we DO take certain medicines under our tongue. And I know the one obvious answer off the top of my head — “because then the medicine gets absorbed by the body faster” — but then that brought up more questions like “why?” (they hit the bloodstream faster?) And is the medicine then more effective? So I figured this would make an interesting topic to discuss here.

Indeed, almost everyone knows the surface answer — “the medicine is absorbed by the body faster.” But why is that? Well, I’ll tell you … essentially, when a medicine is placed under your tongue, it diffuses through the mucous membranes beneath your tongue. And because of the plethora of capillaries there, the medicine has a fairly direct route into your bloodstream. This results in the medicine working faster, and oftentimes, better (which you’ll see why in a minute.)

Ok, you say, but WHY does it work faster?

Good question — here’s the answer: When you swallow a pill, it must go through your entire gastrointestinal tract. This means the stomach (with acid and bile), the intestines (where most absorption takes place) and then off to the liver, for some more filtering. And THEN it’s delivered to where it’s needed.

Truthfully, it’s the long way, when you think about it. Going under the tongue bypasses this entire route, and delivers the medication right to the bloodstream. No waiting, no roadblocks — just right into the blood and off to do its job.

In addition to the speed, the medicine delivered sublingually is usually more potent, and (in general terms) needs less medication to do the job it’s intended to do……..The reason for this increased effect is the digestive tract is incredibly harsh. And it’s meant to be — it’s how food is broken down, and the nutrients get stripped out, while the waste goes … well, you know.

This process, without question, will weaken most medication……

So far, it seems sublingual is very advantageous — it’s faster, the medicine is usually more potent….

So there you have it.  That is why we don’t normally recommend it when people ask if they can mix their BCP Oil with OJ or the like and drink it.  If for some reason under the tongue it out of the question – try applying to the soles of your feet (see Canna-Oils Facebook post 9/11/20).


Sources:  https://www.huffpost.com/entry/medicine-in-the-body-_b_823530
http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/sec02/ch011/ch011b.html

The content of this newsletter is for educational purposes only – not intended for medical advice.

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