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How Do I Use a CBD Tincture?

How to use CBD tinctures

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The body organically produces cannabinoids through the endocannabinoid system and ingesting or topically applying cannabinoids has become a natural means to help increase these beneficial phytocannabinoids in your body. The phytocannabinoids within cannabinoid products have made a long journey from the hemp plant to the final CBD product through an extraction and purification process. Within this critical process, the impurities in the hemp plant—chlorophyll, lipids, waxes and other destabilizing compounds—are removed.  

It is through this intricate method that CBD has become easily available to use by way of different delivery systems, including edibles, creams, capsules, tinctures and oils. One of the most effective of these modes is CBD tinctures—which has a greater bioavailability than edibles or capsules.

Let’s dive further into the world of CBD tinctures…

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What is a CBD tincture?

Starting with the basics, let’s define what a CBD tincture is. In the world of CBD, it is still ambiguous when it comes to the difference between CBD tinctures and oils. While both terms are interchangeably used, there is a main difference between the two CBD products and that lies in how they are produced.

Tinctures are made through a solvent-based extraction using alcohol. To put it simply, the cannabis plant is soaked in ethanol. As the raw plant soaks, the ethanol pulls out the compounds from the plant, including CBD, other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. The ethanol is not removed, and instead the final CBD product contains a very high percentage of the alcohol plus the hemp extract. 

What is a CBD tincture used for?

Clinical researchers have been exploring how CBD may be used to help support
a myriad of health conditions and symptoms, ranging from pain and anxiety to sleep and more.

CBD Tinctures Used for Pain

Science is showing that CBD works as a result of its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. These therapeutic traits make CBD desirable and useful in helping to support acute pain (i.e. muscle pulls and soreness) and chronic conditions (i.e. arthritis and migraines). The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has published many research articles about the benefits of CBD used for pain management. Additionally, finding the right cbd dosage for pain is also critical to consider and is based on influential factors that include but aren’t limited to body weight, CBD concentration, and other current medications.  

CBD for anxiety

Many people are specifically interested in CBD for anxiety, and science is showing the many benefits. For instance, during testing trials in 2019, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reported that CBD has been shown to reduce stress in animals. Animal subjects were observed and CBD was used to lower behavioral signs and physiological symptoms of anxiety. This included a decrease in rapid breathing and an increase in heart rate levels. Since different doses will effect everyone differently, it is important to find the optimal cbd dosage for anxiety based on the severity of your symptoms. 

CBD Oil for sleep

We know that CBD interacts with receptors in our endocannabinoid system. More specifically, CBD activates the Gaba and serotonin receptors to help support the regulation of our circadian sleep-wake cycle. This is known as the body’s internal biological clock. 

Furthermore, since there are benefits of CBD for mental health—anxiety, depression and stress—CBD is shown to calm the mind to help manage overactive thinking. Naturally, a quiet mind promotes falling asleep quicker. 

Project CBD performed a study on 1,521 people who used CBD for their sleep challenges. The research stated that CBD reduced the average time to fall asleep from 62 minutes to 20 minutes and reduced the number of times waking up in the night from 4.3 times to 1.4 times. Here’s just another reason why many are specifically using CBD Oil for sleep

Whether looking for the most effective cbd oil dosage for sleep or another symptom, always consult with a physician first before starting any CBD regimen. 

CBD Tinctures, are they Safe & effective?

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CBD tinctures are one of the most effective ways to consume phytocannabinoids such as CBC, CBD, CBDa, CBDV, CBG, CBN and THC. The bioavailability of theses cannabinoids has great efficacy in CBD tinctures because it gets absorbed the quickest into your bloodstream by sublingually ingesting the CBD Oil under your tongue. Whereas in gummies and capsules, the CBD is broken down first by your liver before entering your bloodstream. Once the CBD Oil is safely extracted from the hemp plant, it is placed in small amber glass tinctures to prevent degradation from sunlight and comes with an easy-to-use dropper for accurate dosing.

will the thc-levels get me high?

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In short, no you will not get high. At Veré, we offer different variations of CBD Oil. While both our Broad Spectrum CBD Oil and our Pure CBD Oil have 0% THC, our Full Spectrum Hemp Extract Oil contains less than 0.3% THC. Due to this negligible level of THC, you will not feel the euphoric, intoxicating or psychoactive effects associated with THC. Most consumers prefer this low presence of THC in their CBD products due to the synergistic relationship between the different cannabinoids working together–the entourage effect. THC amplifies CBD and the other cannabinoids, and vice-versa.

Are CBD tinctures safe?

CBD is safe, but we always encourage you to to first check with your physician before using any CBD or hemp extract products to ensure safety with current medications or current ailments you experience. Additionally, review a CBD tincture’s COA and list of ingredients to fully understand what you are and aren’t putting into your body. 

Some studies have shown side effects of CBD such as fatique, decreased appetite, dry mouth and diarrhea after using CBD. While others have not reported on these side effects. Every body is different and each person may experience slightly different side effects or no side effects, all together.

wrapping up our thoughts

how can i use cbd oil tinctures?

Now that you have a CBD tincture, the best way to use the oil is to ingest it orally for bioavailability. The CBD Oil is easily ingested via the dropper within the tincture. Always make sure to note how many drops you use, as you will want to find a preferred dosage for yourself and you will always want to start with a limited number of drops. Place the dropper under your tongue and allow the CBD Oil to absorb for 60 to 90 seconds; then swallow. To preserve the quality of your CBD Oil, avoid touching the dropper to your mouth.

If you want to explore other ways to ingest the CBD tincture; you can also add it into your food, beverages or recipes (although it will decrease the bioavailability of the CBD). 

Check out our CBD Oils today, and start feeling the benefits!

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