Ingesting CBD is to directly swallow CBD either in the form of a pill, softgel, gummy, or other edible means.
The CBD molecules have to first travel through your digestive system and make it to the liver where they are initially broken down; this process is known as the first-pass metabolism. After the liver metabolizes the CBD, the remaining compounds are sent to the bloodstream. It’s due to this physiological process, that the result is less CBD being absorbed into the bloodstream. However, research indicates that the effects of ingested CBD last longer than any other application method.