A tincture, in layman’s terms, is usually an alcoholic extract of vegetable or animal matter distilled from alcohol. Usually, solvents are used to create the tinctures. Solvent concentrations can reach up to 90%, but can range up to 35%. In simple chemistry, a tincture, is a diluted solution which contains alcohol as its main solvent.
Today, CBD tinctures are becoming increasingly popular. The reason is that CBD is known to have numerous health benefits. For instance, it has been scientifically proven that CBD reduces seizures in children. Since CBD is a non-psychoactive substance, it does not have the same adverse effects as THC – the psychoactive substance found in cannabis, which is smoked, etc.
What is a tincture? The answer is simple – CBD is simply CBD, without any psychoactive properties. That’s why these extracts are called “cannabis tinctures”. In fact, CBD is so close to the ideal form of THC that people who are cannabis users can get their CBD from food and drinks instead of smoking cannabis.
Many companies manufacture CBD and hemp extracts. Some companies simply focus on the therapeutic properties of CBD. Others specialize in producing CBD tinctures, which are the purest, most concentrated forms of CBD available on the market. In addition, some companies combine CBD with other herbal extracts such as herbs, ginseng, and turmeric. Each type of combination adds to the healing power of the final product, which is why they are all known as “custom blend”.
So, what can you do with CBD tinctures? If you want to use them for pain relief or to treat depression, the most recommended way to take them is in a dropperful under your tongue. If you decide to use them in a drop or spray, make sure you don’t swallow the entire dropperful – this may cause damage to your stomach or esophagus. Also, make sure to use tinctures from a reputable company; many manufacturers dilute CBD to create a more effective product than the ingredient it actually contains.
The highest quality CBD tinctures contain no other than pure, natural ingredients. No other compounds, synthetic or organic, should be included. Look for a company that offer a certificate of analysis, an ingredient description, and a list of all of their oils. A good company is one that will let you make your choice and give you the assurance you need that you are buying only the highest quality products available.