What Is A Tincture? Uses, Benefits, And More

What Is A Tincture

There are endless ways to indulge in the world of cannabis, from transdermal topicals to infused baked goods. But if you're looking to enjoy THC or CBD in a basic and easy-to-use form, then your go-to should be a tincture.

Key Takeaways

  • A tincture is a concentrated liquid extract that is made from herbs or plant material.
  • Cannabis tinctures are made by soaking cannabis in alcohol, glycerin, or oil.
  • Like edibles or cannabis gummies, cannabis tinctures are ingested. However, they can also be consumed sublingually.
  • There are different forms of cannabis tinctures, including CBD isolate tinctures, broad-spectrum CBD tinctures, full-spectrum CBD tinctures, delta 8 THC tinctures, CBG tinctures, and more.

Tinctures are cannabis-infused liquids that are designed for sublingual or oral consumption. They're easy to dose and super discreet, making tinctures an obvious choice for many.

Keep reading, and we'll share everything you need to know about cannabis and herbal tinctures.

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 What are Herbal Tinctures?

Tinctures are concentrated liquid herbal extracts taken orally. Depending on the formula, this form of herbal medicine can support specific aspects of wellness and well-being. Tinctures are derived from plants and retain many of the nutrients naturally present in plant material and botanicals.

These concentrated plant extracts are made with alcohol or other solvents. The alcohol acts as a natural preserver, prolonging the shelf life of the tincture. It also allows your blood to absorb the tinctures' healing compounds and active constituents more easily.

What is a Cannabis Tincture?

Cannabis tinctures are made by soaking cannabis in food-grade alcohol, glycerin, or oil. After a few days, the plant matter is removed, and you're left with a cannabinoid-rich liquid that's ready to dose.

These tinctures are only made for oral or sublingual consumption, not smoking or vaporizing.

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How are CBD Tinctures Made?

If we're being technical, the term "tincture" refers to an alcohol-based product. Cannabis soaked in glycerin or oil would be considered an "infusion." However, "tincture" can still be used as an acceptable blanket term, which is what we'll be doing.

However, soaking cannabis in alcohol isn't the only way to make a traditional tincture. Nowadays, it's pretty common for CBD tinctures to be made by mixing a concentrated cannabinoid extract with a carrier oil like MCT oil, coconut oil, or olive oil.

The tincture-making process involves extraction via CO2 processes or solvents and distillation. This ensures that the end result is a high-quality product free of impurities. At Clean Remedies, we test all of our products via a third-party laboratory for purity and potency before they hit our online shelves. The Certificates of Analysis (COA) for each product are always available for download via a convenient QR code on each label.

Tinctures Verses Edibles

Like tinctures, edibles are taken orally. Metabolism plays a big role in how the body processes these products.

After you swallow, these products travel through your digestive system in order to be broken down into smaller pieces. The walls of the small intestines then absorb the cannabinoids before they're passed into your blood.

Tinctures only come in an oil-like, concentrated liquid form. On the other hand, edibles can be gummies, chocolates, cookies, or even beverages.

Whether you to snack one some premium Delta 8 THC Chocolate or sip our blue-raspberry flavored Delta 9 THC Drink Mix, there are nearly infinite ways to indulge with edibles!

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Different Types of CBD Tinctures

There is a wide variety of CBD and THC products available today, and it's often hard to make sense of it all. However, it's easier than you think to break down each product type and figure out if it's best for you!

CBD Isolate Tincture

THC and CBD are the two main components of cannabis. While THC is a psychoactive substance, CBD has relaxing and therapeutic properties that won't alter your mental state. And unlike THC, CBD is federally legal as long as it is hemp-derived and contains less than 0.3% of THC by dry weight.

CBD isolate is pure CBD that only contains CBD and a carrier oil. If you want to have only pure CBD without any carrier oil or other ingredients, then your best option will be a 99%+ Pure CBD Isolate Powder.

Broad-Spectrum CBD Tincture

The next step up would be a broad-spectrum CBD oil or tincture. This formula contains CBD in addition to the other cannabinoids and terpenes found in hemp. However, it doesn't contain any THC - or at least no more than 0.3%.

Our Broad Spectrum CBD Oil Tincture is derived from USDA-certified organic hemp and contains phytocannabinoids without THC. It's naturally flavored and great in your morning coffee. For a fast onset, simply take it sublingually (under your tongue).

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Full-Spectrum CBD Tincture

The "Entourage Effect" is the belief that the full spectrum of cannabis compounds are able to work in harmony to provoke more therapeutic and profound effects. That's why our "whole hemp plant" approach is so powerful; our full-spectrum products contain all of the additional cannabinoids and terpenes found naturally in the hemp plant in order to give our users the best experience possible.

Our Full-Spectrum CBD Tincture contains 15 mg of cannabinoids for every 0.5 mL (1/2 dropper) serving, with 60 servings per bottle. It's entirely vegan, organic, and has no artificial ingredients. It's designed to do good and feel good to your mind and body.

Delta 8 THC Tincture

Though it's hard to go wrong with CBD products, if you want a more euphoric experience, you'll be best off with a THC-infused tincture. And that's where this Delta 8 THC Tincture Oil from Clean Remedies comes into the picture.

Delta 8 is delta 9's milder counterpart and is ideal if you want a more relaxing and uplifting experience. This tincture, in particular, is derived from hemp and comes in either natural strawberry or peppermint flavors so that you can easily customize your THC journey.

Delta 9 THC Tincture

Though both THC and CBD tinctures are derived from hemp, there are still some THC tinctures out there that are instead derived from marijuana. Many delta 9 products are marijuana-derived, and it is a more potent psychoactive than delta 8. However, you don't need to rely solely on tinctures to get your fix.

Delta 9 THC-infused gummies like our hemp-derived Delta 9 THC Gummies are an easy choice for those looking for a more robust cannabis experience. This formula features a five-to-one ratio of CBD and delta 9 THC, letting you enjoy the best of both worlds. Each gummy is infused with 25 mg of CBD and 5 mg of delta 9 THC, which all come together beautifully in a naturally blueberry-flavored formula.

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CBG Tincture

No, that's not a typo of CBD. CBG, or cannabigerol, is just one of the many other cannabinoids found naturally in the hemp plant. It is hailed for its restorative and uplifting effects on the mind and body.

Cannabis often has a low concentration of CBG because it is a minor cannabinoid. Like CBD, it is a non-psychoactive component. When paired with CBD, a tincture made with CBG can be wonderfully therapeutic and relaxing.

Simply snag a bottle of our CBG & CBD Optimal Wellness Tincture Oil and take it sublingually for a rapid onset and maximum benefits.

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Final Thoughts

The beauty of tinctures is that they offer a simplistic and personalizable way to indulge. Whether you enjoy the relaxing effect of CBD or the psychoactive side of THC, you can easily find a formula that suits your needs. All it takes is a little inspiration, and you'll be on your way to better wellness naturally.

Keep Reading: How To Make Cannabis Gummies: A Step-By-Step Guide


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