What is CBD?
First off, what is CBD? CBD is one of the many compounds found in the cannabis plant that can provide many health benefits to us. Most importantly, though, it is non-psychoactive meaning it cannot induce a “high” like the THC found in marijuana. Research is continuing on CBD, but early results show it has multiple therapeutic benefits. CBD comes in many forms such as a topical, tincture or gummies.
What is a CBD Tincture?
Tinctures are perhaps one of the more common uses of CBD today, but they still seem to have a cloud of mystery around them. Tinctures are produced by steeping cannabis flowers or isolates in a high-proof alcohol. Tinctures are typically made from high CBD strands of hemp, with approximately 60 to 70 percent alcohol and applying low heat for a significant amount of time. Some people may even add a carrier oil such as an orange oil to improve the taste. Their benefits are in line with most CBD products in that they help to reduce common ailments such as anxiety and pain.
How to Use a Tincture?
Tinctures are highly concentrated and therefore are designed to be taken in small doses. They can be taken in a variety of ways such as with meals by placing a drop in your food or drink or simply by placing a drop underneath your tongue. This method makes cannibinoids more available to the body than the alternatives.
Difference Between CBD Oil and CBD TInctures
A main difference between CBD oils and tinctures is their base. Oils contain cannibidoil as a base, whereas tinctures contain alcohol. Another difference is the ingestion method. We mentioned how tinctures can be taken, but CBD oil can be ingested using a vape method. Additionally, tinctures offer an extended shelf life to oil due to its base.