Although there is a wide range of CBD products available in the market, it may be difficult to choose the right one for you. The most commonly used CBD products include CBD oil, capsules, topicals, and vapes. However, many people are using a modern CBD product named CBD tinctures nowadays. They claim that CBD tinctures have helped them with several medical conditions and ailments such as pain, inflammation, diarrhea, and arthritis, etc. For this reason, CBD tinctures are becoming more and more popular nowadays.
Our today’s article is also based on CBD tinctures. We will discuss here everything you need to know about them.
But What are CBD Tinctures? CBD is the short form of Cannabidiol, a cannabinoid compound present in the Hemp (Cannabis sativa) plant. It is different from other hemp-derived compounds in many ways. For example, CBD is a completely non-psychoactive compound that does not produce any “high” or hallucinating effects unlike other hemp-derived compounds such as THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol).
CBD Tinctures are highly concentrated herbal extractions of the hemp plant. They are in liquid form and consumed exactly the same as CBD Oil (through the sublingual method). CBD tinctures are created by steeping CBD-rich hemp flowers in high-proof grain alcohol. Sometimes, a mixture of alcohol and water is utilized to extract Cannabinol (CBD) from the hemp plant. Some manufacturers also used glycerin or vinegar as a replacement for alcohol. However, the best tinctures are produced by using alcohol. Although the tincture creation process is time-consuming, it is very simple.
CBD tinctures are potent because of a very high concentration of Cannabinol in them. They are non-psychoactive because they contain a very low concentration (up to 0.3%) of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). CBD tinctures won’t get you high. They have plenty of health benefits including pain relief and anti-inflammatory action.
What are the different types of CBD tinctures?
CBD is not the only compound present in the extract of the hemp plant. Many other compounds can be extracted from the hemp plant with CBD such as cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and THC. These compounds can produce variations in the effects and health benefits of CBD tinctures.
Based on the presence of these hemp-derived compounds, CBD tinctures are divided into three major types:
- CBD Isolate Tinctures
These tinctures contain CBD in its purest form. CBD Isolate Tinctures are made by extracting CBD from the hemp plant by using a mixture of alcohol and water. These tinctures do not contain any other above-mentioned hemp-derived compounds.
- Full-Spectrum CBD Tinctures
Full-Spectrum CBD tinctures contain almost all of the hemp-derived compounds including CBD. They contain terpenes, cannabinoids, THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), and flavonoids in considerable amounts.
- Broad-Spectrum CBD Tinctures
Broad-Spectrum CBD Tinctures are just like Full-Spectrum CBD Tinctures but they do not contain THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), a psychoactive hemp-derived compound. These tinctures are more popular among people who want to get maximum benefits out of CBD without getting “high”.
Are CBD oil and CBD tinctures the same products?
No! CBD Oil and CBD tinctures are two different products. Although many things are common in these two products, still they share several distinct dissimilarities. The common similarities between these two products are as follows:
- Both CBD oil and CBD tinctures are available in liquid form and have similar properties.
- Both of these products are consumed sublingually.
In some cases, manufacturers even label CBD oils as “CBD oil tincture” due to these similarities. However, there are some key differences that are enough to consider CBD oil and CBD tinctures as two different products such as:
- Tinctures are alcohol-based as a mixture of alcohol and water is used to extract them from hemp-plant.
- CBD Oil is made by infusing CBD isolate into a carrier oil such as hemp seed oil or olive oil.
- Tinctures have a very long shelf-life compared to CBD oils.
- CBD tinctures are water-soluble due to which you can add them to your favorite drinks and foods.
- A higher bioavailability is associated with tinctures. It means CBD tinctures are more readily absorbed by the body.
How to take CBD Tinctures
As CBD tinctures are highly concentrated, only a few drops are enough to take your daily CBD dosage. Many users find that tinctures are ideal for microdosing CBD. You can take more drops if you want more intense and stronger effects.
Tinctures usually have a slightly bitter taste. You can mask this taste by adding tinctures to your foods and drinks. Adding a few drops of CBD tinctures into soup, coffee or tea is another good option for you.
If the bitter taste of CBD tinctures does not bother you, the sublingual method is the best way to consume them. You just have to place 2-5 drops of CBD tinctures under your tongue and they will automatically enter your bloodstream after some time. According to the research studies, the substance taken by the sublingual method is absorbed by the body faster than other consumption methods. With an average dosage, CBD tinctures start producing their effects in less than 15 minutes.
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CBD tinctures are alcohol-based CBD products made by extracting CBD from the hemp plant by using a mixture of alcohol and water. You can use any of the three mentioned types of CBD tinctures. CBD tinctures are a completely different product from CBD oil with comparatively high potency and easy to take nature.