CBD Hemp Oil Tinctures Explained – What is a tincture & how do you use it?admin
Tinctures are concentrated herbal extracts made by soaking the bark, berries, leaves, buds, or roots from one or more plants in a solvent, such as alcohol. The solvent extracts the active ingredients in the plant parts, concentrating them into a liquid form.
Tinctures have been used for thousands of years and have been the primary means of treating health conditions in many cultures.
A CBD tincture is a concentrated liquid form of cannabis (hemp), soaked in a solvent, such as alcohol or vegetable glycol, to extract the cannabinoids and other compounds from the cannabis plant resulting in a liquid with high concentrations of CBD and other cannabinoids.
Once the plant extract is in a liquid state, it can then be administered sublingually (under the tongue) with a dropper.
How to Use a CBD Tincture
Tinctures are often taken sublingually (under the tongue). Place the drops under your tongue, hold for 30-90 seconds, then swallow. Tinctures can also be mixed with food and drinks. When mixed with food, the tincture is absorbed through the digestive process. Onset effects take much longer than when taken sublingually.
Taking a CBD tincture sublingually is the recommended method as the CBD is absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the vein under the tongue. CBD Tinctures are fast-acting and provide the desired effects quickly.
Your CBD tincture will most likely come in a small bottle with a dropper. The dropper is often scored by the milliliter to aid in dosing. Depending on the strength of the tincture, most start with 1/2 of a dropper to a full dropper. The suggested dosage will often be shown on the label.
Dosing your CBD Tincture
Finding your optimal dose of CBD will take patience and a little trial & error, as there is no recommended dose. Several factors will determine your optimal dose including body weight, & your tolerance of CBD. CBD Tinctures made from hemp contain little to no THC, so it will not make you high or stoned. Given that CBD from hemp has been recently legalized, there are few long-term studies. Although most experts agree that CBD is reasonably safe, you should consult your health care provider before trying CBD products or any other supplements for the first time.