What is CBD Tincture?
What is CBD tincture?
Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is a health supplement that is used for a range of different health conditions. One of the most popular ways to use it is in the form of a CBD tincture, which is a liquid that you drop into your mouth or onto your food.
CBD tinctures are usually either alcohol-based or oil-based. These tinctures are made by slowly cooking CBD-rich hemp or cannabis at a very low heat so that the CBD molecules enter the alcohol or oil.
To up the health factor, many manufacturers use a healthy oil rich in omega 3 fatty acids such as MCT oil, hemp seed oil, olive oil, or coconut oil. CBD tincture might also be flavored—many people find it quite bitter and herby on its own, although others don’t mind the taste.
What are the potential benefits of CBD tinctures?
CBD is one of the many cannabinoids (that is, the active chemicals) in cannabis and hemp plants. Although it can’t get you high, scientific research shows that it has a range of health benefits.
Many people use CBD to soothe conditions like:
- pain and inflammation
- skin conditions
- neurodegenerative diseases
- Seizure conditions
While we need more research to be conducted before we fully understand CBD, many people are already using it with positive results.
Why do people prefer using CBD tincture?
In part, this is because it’s easy to use. In order to get your daily dosage of CBD, you can simply drop CBD underneath your tongue. This method of consumption is quick and efficient, compared to other means such as rolling a joint or consuming edibles.
Many people prefer using CBD tincture sublingually because it’s more bioavailable than if you use CBD edibles, pills, or capsules. This is because digesting CBD takes a long time, and less of the CBD might actually end up in your system.
Every form of CBD has its benefits and drawbacks. If you’d like, you can experiment with different methods of taking CBD until you find a form that works for you.
How do you use CBD tincture?
Many people actually use CBD incorrectly: they simply swallow the drops. While this might provide you with some of the health benefits of CBD, it’s the least effective way to use CBD tinctures.
The best way to use CBD tincture is sublingually (under the tongue). The skin under the tongue is thin and full of capillaries. Using a tincture there allows the CBD to pass the thin skin membrane and enter the bloodstream.
For best results, use CBD tincture as follows:
- Drop the appropriate amount of CBD tincture into your mouth, just below your tongue.
- Don’t swallow yet. Hold it there instead for about 60 seconds.
- Swirl it around your mouth and swallow.
- If the taste is unappetizing to you, follow it with a glass of water or juice.
You can swallow CBD tincture or add it to your food or beverages, but this means that the CBD will have to go through your digestive system. This means that it will take longer for the effects to kick in.
Digesting CBD is generally considered to be slightly less effective than using it sublingually. When you digest CBD, it becomes less bioavailable, which means that your body uses less of it. In other words, when you digest it, less of the CBD will end up entering the bloodstream.
So, while you’re welcome to digest CBD if you’d prefer it, taking it sublingually is faster and more effective.
How much CBD should I use?
Using the correct CBD dosage is key. The amount of CBD you should take depends on factors like your weight, metabolism, and the nature of the condition you’re treating.
In general it’s a good idea to start with a low amount—1 to 2 milliliters per day—and to gradually increase it if necessary. For reference, a dropper full of CBD oil is usually one milliliter.
Our CBD Tinctures come in a range of different potencies. Try a weaker potency if you’re a beginner, and a stronger potency if you have a more severe condition.
What types of CBD tinctures are there?
There are two key types of CBD products:
- Full-spectrum CBD products contain all the cannabinoids found in the hemp or cannabis plant, including trace amounts of THC.
- Broad-spectrum CBD products contain most of the cannabinoids found in the hemp or cannabis plant. Usually, THC (which is the cannabinoid that gets you high) is intentionally removed from Broad Spectrum items. All broad spectrum products on BlackTieCBD.Net are THC-Free.
Many people opt for full-spectrum CBD products because of the entourage effect. This is the idea that CBD is far more effective when used in conjunction with other cannabinoids, even if there’s only a trace amount of these other cannabinoids.
While full-spectrum CBD products contain THC, it’s such a minute amount that you’re unlikely to feel psycho-active effects. However, if you have an upcoming drug test and you want to be on the safe side, rather opt for THC-free broad-spectrum CBD products. Full spectrum products can lead to a failed drug test.
Where can I purchase CBD tincture?
We have a range of CBD tinctures available for purchase on our site. We offer the following tinctures:
- Black Tie Broad-Spectrum CBD Tincture (1200mg), available in peppermint and Original Hemp flavors
- Black Tie Full-Spectrum CBD Tincture, available in four different potencies (300mg, 600mg, 1200mg, and 5,000mg) and multiple different flavors including Espresso, Cotton Candy, Lemon Ginger, Orange Citrus, & Original Hemp)
- Full Spectrum CBD/CBG Tinctures, containing a blend of cannabinoids, these tinctures provide unique pleasant effects.
Our award-winning CBD products are derived from US-grown hemp. All of our products are third-party tested by an independent lab to verify their contents. If you’d like, you’re welcome to view our lab reports here.
For best results, speak to your doctor before using CBD.