How to use a CBD Tincture

Is tincture one of those words that you hear in everyday conversation often, but you actually don’t know precisely what one is or how to use it? Then fear not, we are here to help. And do not feel bad, please! The word tincture is an old-fashioned one and has kind of fallen out of common use (except for in this context) So, there’s nothing wrong with you for not knowing what a tincture is or how to use it! Consumers that like CBD oil/hemp extract generally prefer tinctures for a few reasons. Using one is probably quite a bit easier than you think.

You administer the oil with a tincture by squeezing the dropper, the bottom of which must be submerged under the oil-line and filling the graduated dropper to the desired amount. Repeat if necessary.  Purists much enjoy the pleasant and earthy flavor from quality hemp oil, particularly the full-spectrum variety. This is the most popular method of administration for a reason. Many users report that using tinctures achieves particularly fast-acting results. There is a concentration of capillary veins under your tongue that allow the mixture to be absorbed rapidly and efficiently by the body. This dramatically reduces the time to enter the bloodstream than say eating gummies or other edible varieties. These usually take longer to kick in because they are absorbed through the digestive system and not directly into the bloodstream. Using CBD topically is similar in that it will be absorbed locally and is generally used in a local way, not applied over the entire body.

Hemp extract is the most common way consumer access CBD. This will generally come in either Full-Spectrum, which contains the entire realm of cannabinoids present in the Hemp, or Broad Spectrum. Broad-spectrum is basically identical except that it has had all the THC removed (that is possible). This formulation is generally for people who work in sensitive occupations, which may be less willing to explain the false positive on drug tests that can be possible when taking CBD as a supplement. Usually, the issue can be successfully navigated, but it is challenging to give guarantees without assuming liability.

What Is Cannabidiol (CBD)?

Cannabidiol, or as it is known commonly 'CBD,' is the second most prevalent and active compound in the Cannabis Sativa plant, otherwise known in slang as 'Marijuana.' However, in 2018, low-THC varieties of the plant were given their own fully legal federal designation that is biologically identical but nonetheless is treated as a different variant of the plant for legal purposes. Since this has happened, interest in 'marijuana's other compound,' the one that doesn’t get you high, has soared at a parabolic velocity. Users take CBD for a variety of reasons, but mostly to support a healthy and active lifestyle. Cannabidiol affects our Endocannabinoid System (ECS). That’s right; we make our own cannabinoids in our body that have nothing to do with the Marijuana plant. Coincidentally, CBD can also be synthesized artificially from plants other than Cannabis. 

CBD has gotten a lot of press and attention in the last few years. This is because it has gone from being a virtual unknown to being in major retailers all across the country in a period that may have seemed to many to be very short. This exciting substance, amongst others in hemp extract can be a serious way to step up your health and wellness game. We don’t want you to try just any CBD thought (more accurately called hemp extract), because there can be some unsavory incentives and persons associated with the sale of such a ‘hot commodity’. The legitimate interest that consumers have in promoting their health and wellness is met with people who just want to get rich quick even if it means selling consumers a product that undermines what their intentions are. 

How Much CBD Oil/Hemp Extract Should I Take?

Most CBD tinctures suggest that you to try about 1ml per-use, but this may vary. It is best to consult your physician before beginning any supplement, and CBD is no exception. It would be best if you always allowed the hemp extract to sit there, under your tongue, for a minute before you swallow it, as this will increase how much you can absorb.  Remember, unlike THC, the active intoxicant in marijuana, CBD will not get you 'high,' 'stoned,' or result in any intoxicating feelings that will impair your ability to drive, operate machinery or conduct any other essential tasks that require cogence. The relaxing effects of CBD should not be construed with the results of THC. The two different compounds do not even affect the same receptors in the human brain. Again, CBD is not a medicine.

While the effects of CBD are not mind-altering, they may cause you to feel relaxed, or in some cases, even sleepy. Thus, some consumers may prefer to take unique daytime formulas with a little something extra. Some of these can include caffeine or other stimulating additives that can counteract this feeling and provide the wellness benefits without slowing you down. This can help make sure the only slowing effect that hemp extract can cause is slowing down ruminating thoughts in a fast-moving brain!

How To Find The Best CBD Vendors

It is essential as a consumer to select CBD vendors that abide by the highest standards in the industry since they are necessarily fully responsible for ensuring they get an accurately labeled product. This can be a hard area to navigate as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not in the business of guaranteeing the claims made as to the contents of CBD products, and many private studies have found dismal rates of accuracy in the labeling of a variety of products. If you are having trouble navigating this space, we can help you. If you are looking for a Woman-Owned Business that uses only USDA certified organic Hemp and provides state-of-the-art lab testing, click here to purchase your hemp extract from Clean Remedies!


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