CBD 101: CBD Tincture

What is “Tincture”?

Tinctures have been around throughout history, and at one point were an integral part of every apothecary cabinet. By definition, a tincture is a concentrated herbal extract made by soaking the roots, leaves, berries or other plant ingredients in alcohol or vinegar. The alcohol or vinegar extracts the active ingredients from the plant parts, concentrating them as a liquid.

What is “CBD Tincture”?

The cannabis plant contains hundreds of chemicals, including more than 120 cannabinoids. The two most familiar of these cannabinoids are THC and cannabidiol, or CBD. THC produces the euphoric effects or “high” that people often experience from marijuana. CBD, on the other hand,  offers anti-inflammatory, anti-seizure, and anxiety-relieving properties. 

Creating a tincture has become a popular method of harnessing the effects of CBD. CBD tinctures are generally made from high CBD strains of hemp, with 60-70% alcohol.  One takes these tinctures by applying a few drops under the tongue or mixing it into food or beverages. The dose can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing the number of drops taken,

CBD Tincture vs. CBD Oil 

The main difference between CBD tincture and CBD oil is the extraction method. CBD oil is made by an extraction procedure that pulls out the oil from the seeds, flowers, and stalks of the hemp plant. This makes CBD oil the most potent and expensive of all CBD forms. CBD tincture often has a more pleasant taste due to the added ingredients and reduced potency. 

The Advantages of CBD Tinctures

CBD tinctures have gained popularity over the years because they are easy to consume and very effective. Because tinctures are highly concentrated, it delivers CBD throughout the body quicker than most other methods such as capsules or edibles. It is also much easier for the body to break down.

Flourish + Live Well has a large selection of tinctures to help with a variety of ailments and needs. You can call or email us if you have any questions and we will be happy to help find the perfect product for you. Shop our tincture collection here.  We are currently offering free deliveries on all orders over $40, and free delivery on all orders in the Oceanside area!

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