A CBD tincture is a liquid extract that combines hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) and vegetable glycerin, ethanol, or medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil. Tincture oils are typically administered by dropping the liquid underneath the tongue, so many CBD tincture products tend to be sweetened or infused with natural flavors for a more enjoyable experience. A CBD tincture typically comes in 1-ounce and 2-ounce bottles and features a dropper or pump top to make administration easy.
Providing between 1.66-10.5 mg of CBD per serving, CBD tinctures offer a wide range of CBD concentration, making them a popular choice for those just getting started with CBD as well as experienced consumers. CBD tinctures offer an approachable and affordable way to get introduced to cannabidiol and its natural balancing benefits. While many new users enjoy CBD tinctures, experienced users tend to appreciate the level of portability, versatility, and reliability that CBD drops can offer.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CBD TINCTURES?
When used regularly, CBD tinctures naturally promote health and wellness. CBD is an all-natural and non-intoxicating cannabinoid, and it stimulates and supports the body’s endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system, or ECS for short, is a crucial regulatory system that keeps your body’s functions running at optimum levels. The ECS is responsible for keeping balanced a wide range of functions, and a lively endocannabinoid system is a key component in keeping your body looking and feeling its very best.
The cannabidiol found in CBD tincture interacts with cannabinoid receptors throughout the body, stimulating the endocannabinoid system and making it more active so that it can better keep the body in homeostasis.
HOW TO USE CBD OIL TINCTURES
A CBD tincture is a versatile liquid, allowing you to use and take it in a variety of ways. Below are a few of the most common ways to use CBD tinctures:
Administered the CBD Tincture Under the Tongue (Sublingually)
For fast absorption, CBD tinctures can be placed and held under the tongue for 60-90 seconds and then swallowed. Tinctures are available specifically to help administer CBD to the mouth, where they will absorb quickly through the mucous membranes under the tongue.
Swallowed the CBD Tincture On Its Own
The simplest way to use CBD tincture products is by simply swallowing it. When you swallow to ingest CBD tinctures and CBD liquids, the CBD passes through your digestive tract before being delivered to your bloodstream. Therefore, absorption of the CBD into your bloodstream may take a bit longer than if administered sublingually.
Add the CBD Tincture to Foods and Beverages
CBD tinctures in particular blend well with any prepared food or beverage, such as smoothies, soups, and salad dressings. Our bottled liquid products include organic coconut oil and are considered an excellent source of healthy fatty acids. Add a few drops of a CBD tincture to your favorite food or beverage, and enjoy the benefits of CBD.
There is reason to believe that taking your CBD tincture with food may increase its efficacy. A study on a sprayable cannabinoid product that was absorbed first sublingually and then in the digestive tract after being swallowed demonstrated the positive effects of eating before taking a CBD product. The results of the study showed that bioavailability was 4-fold higher for CBD when taken after a meal. Therefore, consider accompanying any CBD tincture use with food.