What is a CBD Tincture?
Tinctures have been a part of the medical practitioner’s arsenal for thousands of years. Originally these were made by soaking plant material in a substance such as ethanol alcohol for a long period of time until the desired concentration was obtained. The plant material was then strained out leaving the essence of the plant in an easy to consume form.
Today, this methodology is still utilized by many CBD producers. However, there are some who have embraced more modern means to reach a far purer product to offer customers, thanks to technological advancements and a competitive industry.
One of these more modern methods is to extract the CBD from the plant itself using carbon dioxide which leaves no residue and then dissolving the concentrate into a carrier solution. Instead of alcohol like in the old days, we have found that a Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) oil makes the best carrier agent. If you are interested in learning more about MCT Oil in tinctures, check out our blog on What Are MCT Oil Tinctures.
Picking the right CBD Tincture
You should always be careful when selecting your CBD. Let’s cover a couple of the basic items that you should consider when making your decision.
- Where to purchase your CBD Tincture.
There are thousands of places these days where you can both shop in a physical store or shop online to have your CBD Tincture shipped to you quickly and effortlessly. However, you should keep in mind that all CBD is not created equal. Like with all products, there are those that may be of a lesser quality that may not be as pure or may contain contaminants. Remember that if you select a product that is of lesser quality, it may not work as well. Additionally, if there is contamination within the product itself, you may be introducing that contamination into your body. It is very important to make sure that the product you are purchasing has been independently tested and that the results are available to you as the consumer.
If you would like to get a more in-depth understanding of the questions to ask before purchasing CBD to ensure that the product you are purchasing is the highest quality possible, please check out our blog article Buying CBD In A Store Or Online.
The concentration is another item you should be aware of. This way you can accurately track your serving size when transitioning between products. This will allow you to properly gauge your dosage to achieve similar results.
At GreenTime Wellness, we have a variety of CBD tinctures that are pure and of the highest quality. We have lab tests available for review and we only use US grown hemp for both our CBD and our all-natural MCT or Hemp oil. You can be confident about making your CBD purchase with us.
How CBD Tinctures are used.
CBD tinctures are extremely popular and one of the best selling products due to their ease of use and the short time it takes for them to take effect. Most CBD tinctures come with an eyedropper that can be used to titrate drops orally directly under the tongue. It is that simple!
Due to this method using sublingual administration, it takes advantage of the tiny capillaries (the tiny blood vessels) in the mouth to absorb and carry the substance into your system. This avoids the digestive system which would then create a much longer journey into the bloodstream. Learn more about sublingual absorption here.
Do CBD Tinctures have any side effects?
According to the World Health Organization trials, there was no signs of toxicity or serious side effects. All patients tolerated CBD well. The WHO report on CBD can be found here. The FDA is still working through the process of working with medical professionals to thoroughly test CBD here in the US and those test results should be available soon.
The only commonly reported side effect is dry mouth.
At Green Time Wellness, our tinctures use the highest quality hemp-derived CBD oil mixed with our all-natural MCT or omega-rich hemp oil. All of our CBD products contain 0% THC so you never have to worry about feeling intoxicated.
If you would like to learn more about CBD Tinctures, please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to discuss them with you.