It is highly recommended that you hold sublingual drops under your tongue (known as your sublingual pocket) for at least one minute, as this allows cannabinoids to enter your bloodstream and disperse throughout your body and bypassing your digestive tract. Consuming tinctures this way allows much more of the medicine to enter the bloodstream without being metabolized by your liver enzymes as much.
This method of absorption is one of the most popular ways consumers choose to administer cannabis. It allows the consumer to fluctuate their dose to seek the maximum amount of medical benefits available from this plant. No matter the strength purchased it is best practice to start with a low daily dose and slowly increase dosage as needed until relief is achieved.