Why do People Love CBD Tinctures?

Many people are still morally divided between the medicinal benefits of cannabis and their perceived concerns or fears they secretly harbor. However, whether you are a sceptic or a supporter, CBD – unlike THC – has been legalized and firmly established its roots within the industry.

You can find its various products in nearly every pharmacy or health shop, as well as your morning smoothie at most corner cafes or even your local gym. It aims to provide fast relief from any pain and inflammation, anxiety and several other disorders, without altering your psychological awareness or giving you the well-known ‘high’.

This raises another concern: to oil or to tincture?  This article will briefly address the difference between the two, as well as explain why most people prefer using the tincture rather than the oil.  Watch this video to learn more about CBD oil and how it is made.

The Difference Between CBD Oil And CBD Tincture

Since its legalization, CBD can be found in several products, such as sweets, gummies, chocolates, milkshakes, vaping oils and tincture.  However, the particular way in which the CBD is ingested or used, will influence the effect it has on the user, as well as the time it takes to have any effect.  Hence, each product – either tincture or oil – has its own set of benefits and concerns.

What Is CBD Oil?

CBD oil is produced when oil is extracted from the seeds, stalks and flowers of the hemp plant. The desired end-product is created from a blend of certain base oils, such as coconut oil, MCT (medium-chain triglycerides) oil, hemp seed oil and vegetable glycerine, which dilutes the CBD for easier absorption. Due to its intense potency – only 2 to 3 teaspoons per day are sufficient – and positive impacts on the endocannabinoid system, it is extremely expensive. However, it has an unpleasant taste.

What Are CBD Tinctures?

‘Tinctures’ refer to any medications that are retained in alcohol for preservation purposes.  Although CBD tinctures are also harvested from the hemp plant, it is not the same as the oil; the primary distinction lies within the distraction process.

In this case, the extracted CBD is soaked and mixed with 60-70% distilled alcohol, glycerine, water solution and cinnamon or peppermint oil.  Additional ingredients are also added to enhance the flavour, such as vitamins B12/D/C, herbs, melatonin and sweeteners.  Although it has a lower potency, it has a much faster absorption rate and longer shelf life.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, it is important to note that around 70% of all CBD products – especially tinctures – are labelled inaccurately.  Users should look for a Certificate of Analysis (COA), which indicates its overall levels of cannabinoid and purity, as well as whether food-grade alcohol was used for preservation.

Manufacturers like Cheef Botanicals are reputable in supplying and creating high quality CBD products.  As tinctures are ingested, they should be completely safe for consumption.  High quality tinctures contain terpenes (the natural compounds in the buds or flowers of the cannabis plant) from different herbs and plants to enhance its flavour and ease additional targeted ailments.

Why Do People Love CBD Tinctures?

There are many reasons why people prefer buying tinctures, here are a few of our favorites:

Easily Absorbed

Since tinctures are mixed with a water solution, they are easily absorbed by the body and have a faster effect.  Users only need a small amount for the desired result, even though it is impossible to overdose.  Suppliers usually suggest that, depending on the specific ailment or level of pain, users should start with the lowest possible dosage and gradually increase it until it reaches the desired effect.  Tinctures are sold with droppers, which make it very easy to measure, control and administer.

While the oils may need to be ingested through vaping, non-smoking users can easily ingest the tincture by simply mixing it with their food or administering a few drops under their tongues.  It tastes nice, as it is available in flavours such as chocolate, vanilla or different fruit.  Since it is water soluble, it is quickly absorbed by the mucus membranes, bypasses the digestive system and lands in the bloodstream – providing fast acting relief within 15-30 minutes for chronic ailments.

More Potent

Users also prefer tinctures over teas, as the alcohol had extracted all the nutritive properties of the herbs into the mixture during processing, and are therefore about 4 times more potent.  However, even though CBD is extracted from a cannabis plant, it doesn’t have the ability to create the same euphoria as its illegal partner, THC.  It will merely make you feel less anxious.

Although CBD tinctures are cheaper than CBD oils, they still have powerful benefits. Learn more about the difference between oils and tinctures here: https://www.healtheuropa.eu/cbd-oil-vs-cbd-tincture-whats-the-difference/96708/#

Higher quality tinctures are more expensive than those containing isolates instead of terpenes – the first being less effective.  Its alcohol content extends its shelf life, and it won’t turn cloudy like expired oil; however, it is important to always keep all CBD products away from direct sun exposure.

Since consumers have different needs, ailments and preferences, the choice between CBD oil and CBD tincture is usually a personal one; nonetheless, its advantages to maintaining users’ overall wellbeing cannot be denied.

It is important to consult a medical practitioner before you use alternative medicine, as CBD might alter or suppress the effects of other prescribed medicines.

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