Just like many types of medicines, CBD also comes in different forms. One of the most popular forms is our CBD tinctures, which are fast-acting, direct, and highly effective for ailments such as chronic pain and anxiety.
When it comes to CBD oil, different mediums can also mean different effects and intensities for each of our customers. But for right now, our focus will rest on one of the most popular ways to consume CBD in today’s society: CBD oil tinctures.
Tinctures are one of the primary ways to consume CBD oil, if not the most popular, in the United States, due to how easy it is to use them. High-quality CBD oil extracted from the hemp plant has the potential to provide a plethora of highly-absorbable and potent terpenes and endocannabinoids into someone’s system, and thus demonstrate several benefits to its consumers. CBD oil doesn’t work the same for everyone, so it’s best to take it slow when you’re trying CBD for the first time to figure out which way of consumption or absorption is right for you.
What is a cbd tincture?
A CBD tincture includes a small bottle with a twist-on dropper lid filled with premium CBD oil mixed with other complementary ingredients, such as 60-70 percent alcohol. The dropper makes dosage easy to adjust and blend into other mediums.
Usually, to take CBD oil from a tincture, you put droplets under your tongue – but there are a vast number of possibilities on the ways you can consume tincture CBD.
Benefits of the tincture form
Aside from the beautiful packaging, tinctures are extremely versatile and flexible in their range of uses. With direct administration onto the tongue, consumers can utilize tinctures for a more immediate sense of relief by dropping CBD oil into their mouth and thus inducing relaxation, clarity, or energy (depending on the type and brand of CBD oil). Tinctures also allow deposit CBD oil directly into food recipes and drinks, as well.
CBD tinctures also last a relatively long amount of time, as opposed to topical CBD products that relieve some joint pain and might offer some healing benefits. Tinctures also allow for the direct absorption of CBD into someone’s bloodstream, thus inducing a quicker and sometimes even a more potent desired effect.
By increasing or decreasing the number of drops put onto the tongue (or many types of recipes), someone can easily find their “goldilocks” dosage of CBD through tinctures.
Do tinctures have any THC?
Per restriction 10113 of the 2018 Hemp Bill, tinctures of CBD must contain less than .03% of THC. This means that, just like all other CBD products on the market (if they’re a reputable company) CBD tinctures don’t contain THC, nor the ability to get the “high” feeling that it produces. They won’t inhibit you from passing a drug test, either.
Terpenes and Cannabinoids
As we mention in our article on the Endocannabinoid system, full-spectrum CBD includes all the naturally-occurring terpenes and cannabinoids of the original hemp plant it was extracted from. All of these cannabinoids and terpenes can be found in full-spectrum CBD tinctures, just like in other methods that someone could take CBD, like CBD pre-rolls.
Many people prefer this “entourage” effect as it can have a myriad of further healing properties than CBD isolate. But what exactly are terpenes and cannabinoids, and how do they affect our bodies and minds?
Cannabinoids are found both in the body and include a myriad of chemicals found in the hemp plant that act positively on the endocannabinoid system. Terpenes, on the other hand, are natural compounds found in CBD oil and the hemp plant that are responsible for the organic aromas in the substance. Both of these groups of chemicals can help increase the absorption of CBD as well as “up” the overall experience of consuming the liquid form.
Sometimes, dosing CBD can feel tricky. However, tinctures make it easier to feel in control of the amount of what you’re consuming. Where some people don’t think that they can measure the amount of CBD in pre-rolls quite enough, tinctures can provide an excellent solution/
Tinctures commonly come in 30ML (1 ounce) bottles. Dosing is up to your discretion, really, but most people prefer to start with .05ML to 1ML and slowly work their way up based on their body’s reaction to the specific amount. No one is quite the same, but some measurements can undoubtedly work for a variety of different people.
Always make sure to check your local and state laws when considering buying CBD, as well as consulting a doctor to make sure it’s safe for you at this time. Otherwise, happy hemping!