If you’ve done any searching on CBD oils at all, then you’ll know there are many different types of products available. The one that can be most confusing to people is the difference between CBD oil and CBD tincture.
Here’s a look into these two compounds.
The short answer is, no, oils and tinctures are not the same things. A tincture is a product just like the topicals, edibles, or capsules. Even though it is a liquid, like the oil, it’s used in a different way than the oils.
Tinctures are made by steeping hemp flowers with a high CBD content in a mixture of alcohol and water. Depending on the manufacturer, some use other liquids including glycerin, oils that are plant-based, or vinegar. However, alcohol is the preferred method because it’s more effective in being able to soak up the most cannabidiol.
Since tincture is made with grain alcohol, those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities need to purchase gluten-free products. Often times, the product is made with organic corn, but you still need to purchase products that are certified.
If you purchase tinctures, you’ll take it by placing a few drops under the tongue. It allows the mixture to enter your bloodstream faster since there are so many blood vessels under the tongue.
Fill a 5mg dropper and squeeze the entire contents under your tongue. Hold it there for a couple of minutes before swallowing to allow it to absorb. If you’re new to the product, take it right before bed. This will help you learn your body and how it responds to the mixture.
Once you know how your body will respond to the tincture, you can use it in other ways. Taking it with high-fat foods will allow you to absorb it better. These include:
Mix the tincture in with your breakfast for an all-day effect. Or, to help prepare you for bed, mix it in with a fat bomb about an hour before bed.
People use these products for a variety of reasons like reducing pain and inflammation, to manage ADHD, sleep better, and more. The owners here at CBD Travels have seen great success in the effects of CBD products in our family members.