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Wonderful Ways to Consume CBD: Hemp-based Tinctures

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Three open hemp derived CBD tinctures.

Everything You Need To Know About CBD Tinctures

It is important to know what kind of product to look for. What specific item best suites your exact needs? What are some of the things I should be on the look-out for when shopping cannabis online

If you are new to CBD, you probably were not expecting this many different ways to consume hemp derived products. 

This is why we are rolling out a new series to help you understand each consumption method and ultimately decide what product to choose!

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Welcome to: The Wonderful Ways to Consume: Tinctures! 

A tincture bottle placed next to its dropper and a cannabis plant.

What Is A CBD-Based Tincture? 

Tinctures are highly concentrated extracts that are made from dissolving cannabis in alcohol. 

Which probably sounds like a lethal concoction, but actually it's the opposite. 

The alcohol gets boiled out during the creation process and you are left with a solution formed from a variety of cannabinoids: CBD, CBG, or CBN.

A tincture is technically labeled as an edible. For this reason, the cannabis must be decarboxylated. Oh cool, what the hell does that mean though?

Decarboxylation is the process of a compound losing a carboxyl group and releasing carbon dioxide through a chemical reaction... 

Basically, it is a fancy word for saying the cannabinoids are activated. CBD, CBG, and THC cannot be effectively consumed without this process. 

Because this is a highly concentrated product, it is important to use in small doses. Consumers are instructed to only apply a few drops for each use. All tinctures come with a built-in dropper, so nothing sold separately! 

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Understanding The Strengths Of CBD Tinctures

Tinctures are going to come in either full spectrum or broad spectrum. This label is there to tell you which product contains trace amounts of THC and which one does not.

*suspense intensifying 

Full spectrum means it has ALL cannabinoids, including THC. Broad spectrum has every cannabinoid EXCEPT for THC. 

With strengths that vary from 300mg’s to 7,200mg’s, there is a ton of variance in strength with tinctures. The nice things about tincture strength is, it is easy to adjust how much you would like to take.  

For example, if you purchase our 1,800mg Cibadol tincture, each full dropper would contain 120mg’s of CBD. 

If you go with our 7,200mg Cibadol tincture each full dropper contains 240mg’s of CBD.  

If you’d like to “try” the 7,200mg solution, you can purchase the 1,800mg tincture, and just take two full droppers to get the same strength. 

Or, you can purchase the 7,200mg solution, start with only half the dropper, and then you’re at the strength of the 1,800mg.  

Either way you look at it, you can get to different strengths by understanding how much CBD you’re looking to take, how much you’re currently taking, and doing a little math to get to what level you desire.

 

Young woman ironically thinking about a tough decision,

 

How Do I Consume CBD Tinctures?

Tinctures can be administered in a few different ways. The most common way is to place a few drops under the tongue, let it sit for a few seconds, then swallow; they refer to this use as: sublingual.

Or, you can just place some drops on top of your tongue, anywhere in the mouth, it doesn’t really matter,  just don’t drink it!

The taste is… different. It is nothing that will force a reaction from your gag reflex, but it isn’t exactly a five-star taste either. Luckily, there are a wide variety of flavors to choose from, like Mint or Orange.

Some experts recommend adding drops of the tincture to spice up your food or drink. I, previously mentioned expert, personally recommend adding some drpos to any kind of tea. 

Tinctures are the most popular form of CBD consumption, especially for people new to the industry.

They are easier to store and easy to transport. Plus, tinctures are completely odorless.  

That about covers it for tinctures. What are some other ways to consume hemp-derived products?

Well, look no further than this blog for more answers! In our next segment we will go over everything you need to know about topical products.

We will See-BD you all next time!

 

The content on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. While research has shown that CBD has the potential to help provide beneficial outcomes for several complaints, it is advisable to seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider when you have questions regarding any medical condition and when starting, augmenting or discontinuing any existing health routine. 

FDA Disclaimer: Any statements made within this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. No products produced, manufactured, marketed, or distributed are intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your physician before beginning any supplements or botanical extracts. If pregnant or breast feeding, consult with your physician before use. For use by adults 18+. Keep out of reach of children.

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