As the presence of CBD in the medical field increases, new products appear on the market constantly. And while it’s great that these products are increasingly available, it can also be a bit confusing. Here we focus on CBD tinctures and everything you need to know about them.
Most CBD products are so recent that they have only been available for a couple of years or less, so not much information is available. Sometimes it seems easier to find the products themselves, rather than detailed information about them. Today we are going to talk about a new and extremely popular product: Cannabidiol (CBD) tinctures.
WHAT IS CBD TINCTURE?
A CBD tincture is a dietary supplement that comes in a liquid form and has a very powerful cannabidiol content. The tinctures are created from hemp flowers rich in CBD; These flowers are soaked in high-grade alcohol and then simmer for several hours. Instead of alcohol, vinegar or glycerin can be used, but really the best tinctures are obtained with alcohol. It is a slow process, but very simple.
When the liquid is ready, it is usually mixed with a sweet-tasting carrier oil, such as orange or mint. On its own, it can be very bitter. The end product should be potent, with elevated CBD levels and no more than 0.3% THC ( tetrahydrocannabinol ). When buying these products, keep in mind that a CBD tincture is very different from a marijuana tincture, which contains all cannabinoids, including THC. CBD tinctures are not psychoactive, which means they won’t leave you high.
HOW TO USE A TINCTURE
Since the tinctures are concentrated, they must be taken in very small doses. Most vials incorporate an ml dropper, but some people use an eyedropper. Consuming too much does not cause overdose or anything like that, but most CBD users for therapeutic purposes do not need large doses. If you need more, it is as simple as taking a few more drops.
Many patients cannot bear its bitter taste, so they mix it with food and drinks. The most common is to add it to soup, salad dressings, coffee, and tea. Some people take it sublingually, that is, applying a few drops under the tongue. Research suggests that substances ingested sublingually are absorbed by the body more quickly than with other oral consumption methods.
When dosing a CBD tincture sublingually, be sure to keep the tincture under your tongue for at least a minute to allow it to absorb, before swallowing the rest. The membrane under the tongue allows absorption through the sublingual artery. From there it travels to the external carotid artery and then passes to the internal carotid artery until it reaches the brain. The effects can start after about 15 minutes.
WHAT ADVANTAGES DO YOU OFFER?
CBD tinctures can be used to supplement anything that would be supplemented with CBD oil . Since the tincture is concentrated, it has the same effects as oil, but it is only necessary to take small doses. Tinctures, and CBD in general, can be used to complement a healthy lifestyle, as well as to help treat or alleviate various health problems, although you should always consult a medical professional. CBD is under investigation as a strong anti-inflammatory and antiseptic compound.
Tinctures also offer some important practical advantages. For example, they are easy to consume discreetly throughout the day, since they do not require preparation and they do not need to be smoked or vaporized. Dropper bottles are very small and can easily be hidden in a purse or pocket. Its high concentration is also very practical. Since only small amounts are needed, you can easily adjust your daily dose, with total precision.