All About CBD Tinctures

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By Ikram Ullah

The Farm Bill of 2018 legalizing many hemp products has led to great growth in the availability of cannabidiol, or CBD, products.

CBD can be harvested via oil pressing, via seed harvest and pressing, or via tincture extraction. While CBD oil is known for its therapeutic effect, CBD in tincture form offers a greater range of cannabinoids and terpenes to benefit users.

Introduction to CBD Tinctures

These tinctures are generally extracted from cannabis plants with a high percentage of cannabidiol. In regions where tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is not legal, CBD is generally harvested either from plants that have little to no THC or from the parts of the plant that contain no THC.

Tinctures can be blended into

  • edible oils, to be taken in capsule form or under the tongue
  • vaping products, to be taken into the lungs
  • lotions and creams for topical use

CBD under the tongue is the fastest method of dosing, followed by vaping, topicals, and edibles.

When considering a CBD purchase from reliable places like HempFusion, make sure you look for an organic producer who offers third-party testing. This testing confirms that what is on the label actually represents the contents. A producer paying for third-party testing is demonstrating a quality product for best results.

When to Use CBD Tinctures

There are a variety of conditions that can be improved with the controlled use of CBD tinctures. If you struggle to fall asleep, a dose under the tongue can make you drowsy. For those who struggle with nerve pain, microdosing with a vaping pen or taking a capsule of CBD oil after a large meal can spread out your CBD benefits.

CBD in tincture form can be added to

  • lotions
  • creams
  • roll-ons

to treat skin inflammation, acne and reduce the tightness in scar tissue. It’s important to note that tinctures blended in oil are not effective topicals. First of all, edible oils are not cost-effective as topicals. Secondly, they are not easily absorbed.

Things You Must Know

While the risk of an allergic reaction to CBD products is rare, it is possible to react badly to the oil. Make sure you can tolerate the carrier oil before you put a full dose under the tongue. It is possible to get too much CBD and the end result will be gastric distress and diarrhea.

CBD can react with medications. If you are on blood pressure medications, be aware that CBD can have a vasodilatory effect. Discuss your CBD interest with your physician before adding it to your routine.

Finally, if you have your own vaping tool and want to use CBD products in it, carefully review your purchase choices. Edible oils cannot be vaped, and vaping tinctures should never be taken orally.

CBD can be an extremely effective tool to help you sleep, manage some types of pain, lower the cycling of anxious thoughts and increase your focus when taken in small doses. Keep a journal and start with small doses, tracking your results over time.

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