A Complete Guide to CBD Tinctures
You will come into contact with many people who use CBD products, ranging from coworkers and your supervisor to friends and your grandmother. In a study of more than 2,400 people, 62 percent of reported cannabidiol users rely on the cannabinoid for some type of medical ailment, such as pain anxiety, or sleep disorders. CBD tinctures happen to be one of the most popular ways people consume the hemp-derived cannabinoid. So, what is a CBD tincture, and how do you use it? Here’s what you need to know.
What Is a CBD Tincture?
CBD tincture is a highly concentrated form of cannabidiol. The cannabidiol, and possibly other valuable hemp components, are suspended in a fluid-like coconut oil or even alcohol. Because the plant matter has been removed and the cannabinoids are in concentrated forms, you can take the level of cannabinoids you want without using a lot of product.
CBD Oil vs CBD Tincture vs Hemp Oil – What’s the Difference?
Historically, the word “tincture” has been used to describe a fluid product created by soaking plant or animal matter in some form of alcohol. However, CBD tinctures in modern times may be created by dissolving plant matter in a range of solutions, such as water or oil, or by following other extraction methods and then infusing the valuable hemp components into the fluid.
CBD oil, on the other hand, usually involves mechanical or solvent-based extraction methods. The hemp is processed, the cannabinoids and valuable constituents are pulled out, and the constituents are suspended in oil. Hemp oil is oftentimes a fluid product that contains hemp constituents, which is essentially the same as CBD oil. BUT, watch out for hemp seed oil, which is created by pressing hemp seeds and primarily used for nutritive properties or as a carrier oil, not for cannabinoid content.
It is important to note that CBD manufacturers sometimes use the terms “CBD tincture” and “CBD oil” interchangeably. However, there can be differences between what one company defines specifically as an oil or a tincture as well. For example, some manufacturers refer to CBD tinctures as fluid meant to be taken sublingually (under the tongue), which means label terms can be a bit confusing. Therefore, it is best to examine ingredient listings and check lab reports to make sure you know what you are getting.
A Look at the Different Types of CBD Oil Tinctures
You can find CBD tinctures formulated in a litany of ways, each with its own ingredients and potency levels. Some will offer only the CBD and a carrier fluid, such as an oil or alcohol. You can also find tinctures infused with other ingredients for either flavor or heightened therapeutic qualities.
For example, Elmore Mountain CBG Tincture contains higher levels of a second valuable cannabinoid CBG (cannabigerol). Beyond differences in ingredients, however, the primary products will be one of three specific types of CBD tincture.
Full-Spectrum vs Broad-Spectrum vs Isolate
When shopping for CBD tinctures, you may notice some labeled as full-spectrum, others referred to as broad-spectrum, and some that say they are made from CBD isolate.
- Full-Spectrum – A CBD tincture made with all cannabinoids from the plant, including THC, as well as valuable terpenes
- Broad Spectrum – A CBD tincture made with CBD, other cannabinoids, and terpenes, but no THC
- CBD Isolates – A CBD tincture made solely with CBD and no other cannabinoids or terpenes
Some people may prefer to steer clear of THC, but the fractional amount of THC in a full-spectrum product must legally be less than 0.3 percent. This tiny amount is just enough to ensure you get all the cannabinoids found in the plant, which may encourage the entourage effect.
The entourage effect is a phrase used to describe the ability of the constituents found in hemp to work synergistically and support the actions of each other. This is why EMT’s CBD Tincture is made with full-spectrum hemp extract.
How to Use a CBD Tincture
CBD tincture can be used for so many excellent purposes, such as soothing anxious thoughts and helping you relax to get better sleep. No matter what the reason for taking CBD tincture, the general guidelines are the same: start out with a low dose and work your way up to achieve the results you want to see.
CBD tinctures typically come in a bottle with a dropper, so you can measure out a pretty precise dose in small drops. While the tincture can be swallowed and ingested, dropping the solution under your tongue and holding it in place for about 30 seconds tends to offer a faster delivery of effects. For reference, ingested cannabinoids may take up to a few hours but sublingual dosing may yield effects in as little as 10 to 15 minutes.
Looking for a High-Quality CBD Tincture?
To ensure your experience with CBD tincture is most capable of delivering a positive outcome, always opt for high-quality, well-tested CBD products. At Elmore Mountain Therapeutics, our CBD tincture is carefully crafted with cannabinoid and terpene-rich, full-spectrum CBD. Take a look at our CBD collection to take advantage of the natural wellness properties hemp has to offer.