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The Different Ways to Use CBD Tinctures

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More and more people are hopping on the CBD bandwagon these days, which is making all forms of CBD use increasingly popular. Even your local convenience store may have CBD tinctures for sale. CBD has plenty to offer as an effective pain reliever in addition to various other health benefits. Let’s consider the different ways to use CBD tincture and find out if these tinctures could benefit you.

What are the Differences between CBD Tinctures and CBD Oil?

CBD Oil and CBD Tinctures are both CBD based products. CBD stands for Cannabidiol.

CBD is one of the many known molecules found in Cannabis. Although they are both used as medicine, they vary slightly in terms of their effects and dosage requirements. Let's take a look at how these two similar products differ.

The difference between CBD Oil and CBD Tinctures is that CBD oil usually require more self control, as they are ingested orally through the mouth, whereas tinctures are absorbed sublingually (under the tongue) which means you can use them on-the-go.

CBD oils are made by extracting CBD from either CBD rich cannabis flowers or cultivated hemp.

CBD oils have a range of uses, these are just some of them:Using CBD oil with a vaporizer pen is perfect for discretion and portability. The effects can be felt within minutes and last for hours depending on the strength.Different strengths (or potencies) of CBD oils are available for purchase, usually in a 30ml bottle with or without a dropper.

CBD oils are ingested orally, usually with the help of an e-cigarette type device called a vaporizer pen. CBD oils can also be taken sublingually by putting drops under your tongue and holding them there until they dissolve. This allows the CBD Oil to get into your bloodstream much faster than if it was taken with food.

What is a 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.

Their effects can be felt within minutes and last for hours depending on the strength. Different strengths (or potencies) of CBD tinctures are available for purchase, usually in a 30ml bottle with or without a dropper. CBD tinctures are made by extracting CBD from either CBD rich cannabis flowers or cultivated hemp. They can also be mixed with carrier oils, such as coconut oil, to improve the taste and consistency.

Using CBD oil with a vaporizer pen is perfect for discretion and portability. The effects can be felt within minutes and last for hours depending on the strength. Different strengths (or potencies) of CBD tinctures are available for purchase, usually in a 30ml bottle with or without a dropper.

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Types of CBD Tinctures

There are two key types of CBD products:

  • Full-spectrum CBD products include all the plant's cannabinoids, including trace quantities of THC.
  • Broad-spectrum CBD products contain most of the cannabinoids found in the plant. Usually, THC (which is the cannabinoid that gets you high) is intentionally removed from Broad Spectrum items. Here at Black Tie CBD, all of our broad-spectrum CBD products are THC-Free.

Many people choose 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.

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
  • Anxiety
  • Sleeplessness
  • 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.

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How much CBD should I use? Understanding the Dosage of CBD Tincture

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 looking to target.

In general, it’s a good idea to start with a low amount of CBD tincture—1 to 2 milliliters per day—and gradually increase 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 more experience using the product.

How Do You Use CBD Tinctures?

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, so 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.

Why do People prefer Using CBD Tinctures?

While there are many different forms of plant derived CBD products - Edibles and Vapes to smokeable High-Resin Hemp Flower - tincture is one of the most popular ways of consuming it.

This is in part 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 is more bioavailable than using CBD edibles, pills, or capsules, which go through the digestive system.

Every form of CBD has its benefits and drawbacks. Try experimenting with different methods of taking CBD until you find a form that works for you.

Health Benefits of CBD Tinctures

  • Natural Pain Relief

Of the different reasons to use CBD tinctures, pain relief is at the top. CBD tinctures are often used as pain relievers, especially for those who suffer from chronic pain. CBD is an all-natural way to address pain. It’s great because it is neither addictive nor dangerous. CBD tinctures may be just what you need for chronic joint pain and achiness.

  • Managing Your Mood

If you struggle with feelings of anxiety or depression, CBD tinctures may also help stabilize your moods. CBD is no “happy juice” that will make you feel instantly euphoric, but it may help restore a sense of emotional calm and balance. It therefore makes sense that a lot of people incorporate CBD tincture use during the winter to help with Seasonal Affective Disorder.

  • Getting Better Sleep

If you’re having trouble getting a good night’s sleep, CBD tincture use could help. Many people report CBD as a useful tool for insomnia and restlessness. At higher doses of 300–600mg, CBD tinctures may help decrease levels of cortisol, the natural stress hormone that kicks in when your body enters a flight-or-fight response. By decreasing cortisol levels, CBD tinctures can be considered mild sedatives that could help you relax and sleep comfortably through the night.

  • Easing Symptoms

Although CBD isn’t a medicinal substance itself, many people have found CBD tinctures to be useful for nausea and vomiting after certain types of treatments like chemotherapy. These types of treatments can leave patients feeling drained and reduce their appetite. Using CBD tinctures could help stimulate appetite and help with overall recovery. 

Where Can I Purchase CBD Tinctures Online?
We have a wide range of CBD tinctures available for purchase at Black Tie CBD, which include:

Our award-winning CBD products are derived from US-grown herbs. All of our products are third-party tested by an independent lab to verify their contents. We encourage you to view our lab reports here.