Updated: Nov 2, 2022
Many people love CBD oil tinctures for their convenience and effectiveness, but few really understand how the miraculous oil works. We receive many questions about our CBD tinctures, so to help out our valued customers, here is all you need to know about how CBD tinctures work.
First things first, CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is one of the many cannabinoids (molecules from cannabis) that make up the cannabis plant. THC is another cannabinoid the plant is known for, but unlike THC, CBD does not produce psychoactive effects. This makes CBD a great option for daily use for nearly anyone in search of a natural and effective way to alleviate many common ailments, ranging from inflammation, aches and pains, as well as anxiety and stress issues. CBD is also praised for its effects on patients with certain types of epilepsy or arthritis.
Tinctures made from cannabis have a long history, with records dating back to 1843, where they were first created in a medical college in Calcutta to treat epilepsy. In its simplest form, CBD tincture is a carrier oil, typically MCT oil or Hemp seed oil, that has either full-spectrum crude Hemp oil or CBD isolate powder dissolved into it.
The most effective way to administer CBD tinctures is sublingually, aka under the tongue. Because the skin in your mouth is so thin, the CBD can enter your bloodstream at a relatively fast pace. Measure as many drops as your personal dosage calls for and hold the tincture under your tongue for a few minutes before finally ingesting it. From here, the tincture will continue to be processed by your digestive system and will enter your bloodstream this way as well.
The Heart of Hemp manufactures only the highest quality lab-tested CBD products, including our line of organic tinctures with essential oils. We have several CBD tincture flavor options, including Blood Orange, Lemon and Ginger, Natural Maple, and the very popular Ginger, Lemon and Turmeric. In addition to taking the tinctures sublingually, you can also add them to your morning smoothie, lunch salad dressing, or evening cup of tea. Delicious and healing!