Sublingual tablets: You want me to put the pill where?
Ok, we’re gonna guess most of you haven’t taken a sublingual tablet before. That’s just a fancy way of saying “a pill that goes under your tongue.” Or, if you have taken a sublingual, you still may have no idea why it’s so much more effective than a pill that’s designed to be swallowed or chewed.
So what exactly is the benefit to tucking the tiny Nicofi tablet under the organ we most commonly use for tasting, speaking, smooching, and razzing people?
When it comes to the most direct route for a pill to be absorbed by the body, under the tongue is the sweet spot. Here, the sublingual tablet is able to dissolve and diffuse through the mucus membranes, taking the super express route to your bloodstream. This is how Nicofi delivers a rush of nicotine, like smoking or vaping, but without the harmful ingredients.
Why, then, is sublingual delivery faster than the traditional methods of taking a pill? When you swallow or chew a pill, it must pass through the harsh gastrointestinal tract of your body. That’s a volatile environment that eliminates most drugs before reaching the bloodstream. Swallowing or chewing a tablet means it will be forcefully broken apart in the stomach and absorbed through the liver with most of the product not being absorbed into the body. It’s a time-consuming process that actually reduces the potency of most pills. That’s why Nicofi delivers nicotine 2 to 3 times faster than nicotine gum and lozenges* — by avoiding the long, scary route of the gastrointestinal tract.
So the science of sublingual tablets is one reason Nicofi delivers pure nicotine so quickly and effectively. The other? Nicofi’s breakthrough patented technology. But, sorry, when it comes to our “secret formula,” that’s where we bite our tongues….
*Based on open-label, single-dose pharmacokinetic evaluation of NicofiTM 1mg sublingual tablets in healthy smokers under fasted conditions, as demonstrated by similar blood PK parameters (tmax, Cmax, AUC), compared to nicotine polacrilex gum and lozenges as reported in the scientific literature: Pharmacokinetics of Nicotine Polacrilex Gum, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Volume 5, Number 5 (October 2003) 635-644.