What actually are Tinctures?
Tinctures are a liquid extract of all the natural compounds found on cannabis. That includes all the cannabinoids like CBD and THC as well as terpenes and other flavonoids.
Tinctures With CBD
If a CBD tincture has all of the cannabis compounds in it, including THC, it’s called a full-spectrum CBD tincture. Most full-spectrum CBD tinctures have less than 0.3% THC, so they won’t get you high, but you can still benefit from THC’s medicinal properties.
However, some states have banned all products with THC in them, no matter how small. That’s why there are broad-spectrum CBD tinctures, which have the THC completely removed from them.
Who Are Tinctures Made For?
Tinctures are the most popular way to consume CBD, and they’re suitable for everyone. Whether you need aid in getting a good night’s rest or need help reducing your anxiety for the day, a CBD tincture will be perfect for you. Full-spectrum CBD tinctures are the most effective, but broad-spectrum tinctures work almost as well.
How to Use Tinctures
Easy, simply shake the bottle, then take the dropper, measure out the tincture, and then drop it under your tongue. Hold it under your tongue for 60 seconds before swallowing.Holding it under the tongue allows the cannabinoids to absorb more efficiently.
The amount that you measure depends from person-to-person. Some may need more, and others may need less. A good rule of thumb is to take 0.5 ml (half a dropper) and see how you feel. It’s recommended that you take a few doses throughout the day or more, depending on how you feel.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, since the Farm bill of 2018 made hemp legal throughout the United States, CBD has been available in all 50 states as long as it has less then 0.3% of THC in it by volume.
Although made legal, CBD is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. The efficacy of CBD have not been confirmed by FDA- approved research. Always check with your physician about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product.
Many consumers love CBD for relaxing, relieving muscle tension, lowering stress levels, and zapping away anxious feelings. But for some users, it’s not enough. People who’ve tried cannabis products with delta-9 THC often find it’s overpowering.
Delta 8 can be looked at as a non-overpowering form of medical marijuana, containing Delta-9 THC. It’s stronger than CBD but not as intense as delta 9 THC. That’s because delta 8 THC is only slightly different than delta 9. Unlike CBD, it IS mildly intoxicating and legal in most states without a medical card. The key to that statement is “mild” as Delta 8 has only about 2:3 the potency of delta 9, offering consumers a pleasant experience.
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Not available for purchase in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Rhode Island or Utah
Full-Spectrum CBD Oil
Full-spectrum CBD oil describes concentrated CBD oil that contains all naturally occurring cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids in the hemp flower. Full-spectrum CBD oil contains trace levels of THC; however, it’s insufficient to produce the psychoactive effect.
The benefit of full-spectrum CBD oil is the entourage effect. The entourage effect describes the synergy that occurs between cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids within the body.
Broad-Spectrum CBD Oil
Broad-spectrum CBD oil describes CBD oil that contains all naturally-occurring cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids — except THC. During the refinement process, extractors remove all THC compounds from the oil.
If you enjoy the flavor of natural CBD oil, but you cannot consume any THC, broad-spectrum CBD oil is ideal.
CBD isolate is a pure CBD product that is void of terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids.
If you want to experience CBD without the influence of other cannabinoids or terpenes, CBD isolate may be right for you.
Usually, CBD isolate is available in oil or powder form.
CBD edibles are a popular choice for those that want to ingest CBD instead of smoking or vaporizing it.
You’ll find a wide variety of CBD edibles, such as lollipops, brownies, cookies, gummy bears, and more. Remember, CBD edibles take longer to take effect because your stomach needs first to digest the CBD.
Last but not least, CBD topicals are popular products for those that prefer direct application.
CBD topicals, such as lotions, creams, and balms, are applied directly to the skin. The benefit of CBD topicals is the ability to pinpoint a specific area and with a small amount of CBD cream.