With the CBD industry taking off at an exponential rate, it’s understandable if you find yourself lost in the details of it all. Why are CBD products so popular? Where can I find a retailer that I can trust? And what on earth is a tincture?
Let’s dig into some of the basics of CBD and explore what exactly a tincture is.
What is CBD?
To get started, we need to quickly explain CBD as a whole. Cannabidiol –more commonly known as CBD – is a natural compound found in the hemp plant. It belongs to a family of additional plant compounds called cannabinoids.
Another cannabinoid you’ve likely already heard of is THC. But unlike its psychoactive counterpart, CBD does not have an intoxicating effect. CBD products hold a different appeal to those who use it.
Many individuals that use CBD report improved mood, reduced stress, and an overall feeling of relaxation. However, we cannot say whether or not CBD can benefit users in any of these ways as it is not a medically proven aid. Without further research, CBD cannot be stated to cure or treat illnesses, diseases, pain, or other health conditions.
CBD works in tandem with our endocannabinoid system to encourage equilibrium and homeostasis in the body. Those who wish to take advantage of its potential therapeutic properties can apply it directly to the skin, vape it, or ingest it. One favored ingestion method is using a tincture.
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What is a CBD Oil Tincture?
A tincture is essentially a highly concentrated CBD oil. This product is often packaged in a small bottle with a calibrated dropper for easy dosing. Due to its straightforward design, the tincture is typically the ideal starting product for new CBD users.
There are a few different methods manufacturers use to extract CBD oil:
One simple approach is the carrier oil method. After the hemp goes through a decarboxylation process, it’s left to soak in olive, coconut, or hemp seed oil. Next, the manufacturer will heat up the oil and hemp together. Once the plant materials are strained out, the end result is CBD oil. As simple as the carrier oil process may be, this method isn’t typically known to yield a potent end result.
Another popular process is the alcohol extraction method. Ethanol or ethyl alcohol is passed over decarboxylated hemp material to draw out CBD and other plant compounds. It falls into a collection reservoir and the ethanol evaporates to leave behind a concentrated CBD product.
The last extraction process we’ll touch on is the CO2 (carbon dioxide) method. This is our preferred extraction method here at Peace River CBD. When brought to a certain pressure and temperature, CO2 acts as a solvent to pull out CBD and other desirable phyto compounds including terpenes and waxes.
These compounds will bond with the CO2 and move through to a different collection area. Here, the CO2 is separated from the extracted materials. This method is revered for its efficiency, safety, and purity of the end product.
Several types of CBD oil tinctures are available to choose from:
- Full-spectrum – a CBD product which includes up to 0.3% THC
- Broad-spectrum – a CBD product without any trace of THC (containing less than 0.0% THC)
- Isolate – a CBD product that only contains CBD and no other phytocannabinoid compounds
How to Use a Tincture
As we mentioned, CBD oil tinctures are often recommended for new CBD users. Since they’re highly concentrated, you can take a small amount and work your way up until you figure out the right dosage for you. The built-in dropper makes it even easier to measure out the proper amount of oil for ingestion. There are a couple of ways CBD users can administer a CBD oil tincture.
If you want to seamlessly integrate CBD into your daily routine, you can add it to your food or drink. This can be a desirable option for those who want to avoid the sometimes potent taste of tincture. You can drop the oil into your favorite tea or perhaps add it to your morning smoothie. You’re only limited by your imagination when it comes to adding CBD to your food!
The most effective way to take a CBD tincture is directly into the mouth, underneath the tongue. This method improves the absorption rate of CBD into the body. We recommend that you hold the tincture under your tongue for 60 to 90 seconds before swallowing. This is called sublingual ingestion.
When you keep it in your mouth, CBD can absorb into the mucus membranes in your mouth and directly into your bloodstream. When you swallow it right away, CBD has to make its way through the digestive tract before it can absorb. Some compounds can be lost in this process and you won’t see the best results possible. This is true of adding CBD to your food too.
Try a CBD Oil Tincture for Yourself
Peace River CBD is dedicated to providing an excellent CBD oil tincture product for new and seasoned users alike. Since we use a CO2 extraction method, you don’t need to worry about potential contamination in our products.
Whether you prefer tinctures or capsules, our broad-spectrum CBD products contain 0.0% THC. That means you get all the benefits of CBD without any need to worry about issues with drug tests looking for THC. If you’re ready to buy a premium CBD product for an honest, reasonable price, give us a try!