What Is CBD Tincture?

What Is CBD Tincture?

Cannabidiol is part of the cannabis plant used to make tinctures and other CBD products. Tinctures are deeply concentrated amounts of CBD extracted from cannabis by steeping the plant in alcohol. As you read this blog, you’ll gain an understanding of the following:

  • Commonly-used CBD dosage
  • CBD potency
  • Benefits of CBD tinctures

What Are CBD Tinctures?

Tinctures use alcohol or a mixture of alcohol and water to extract specific compounds from plants. When creating a CBD tincture, a solution of alcohol or glycerin grabs the CBD isolate from the cannabis plant. These products usually come in small glass bottles with a measurable dropper for application under the tongue.

The Plant

Typically, manufacturers make these concentrates from cannabis plants with high CBD concentrations. 

The Process

To make tinctures, companies first soak these plants in high-proof alcohol and then heat them slowly to allow the CBD molecules to infuse with the base. Boiling the solution then reduces the liquid to CBD-rich cannabis extracts that can deliver CBD throughout the body. This extraction method creates a highly concentrated CBD product.

The Product

Often, people add essential oils or flavoring agents when making these tinctures. Some companies add herbal extracts, melatonin, vitamins, or supplements, depending on the product’s intended use. Tinctures may also contain THC or other cannabinoids.

How Do You Take a CBD Tincture?

Using a CBD tincture is similar to using CBD oil. You place a drop or two underneath your tongue, hold it there for 30 to 90 seconds, then swallow. Sometimes, people mix the tincture into a beverage, use it in cooking, or add it to food. However, unlike CBD oil, tinctures are ineffective as a topical solution and may irritate the skin. CBD oils and CBD cream are better choices for topical pain relief.

Dosage

A dose of CBD tincture is tiny due to its high concentration of the compound. The ideal CBD dose varies depending on the following factors:

  • The potency of the CBD tincture.
  • Your body weight.
  • The condition you are trying to counteract.
  • How your body chemistry reacts to CBD.

Guidelines

Discuss your use of CBD tinctures with your doctor to determine the correct dose for you. Follow your doctor’s recommendations regarding frequency and dosage. Because of the factors mentioned above, there is no standard dosage amount that fits everyone’s needs but a good a rule of thumb is to start low and slow. Typically, one to two drops per day is a good guideline. However, be aware that each product may have different serving sizes and/or CBD-to-THC ratios. Consult a Crew Member or product manufacturer for guidance. 

Assessment

CBD tinctures are highly potent, so it is best to start with a small amount and assess how it affects you. Then, write down how much you use each time and whether it relieves your symptoms. Your notes will help you determine if you need to take more CBD for the desired effect on your condition. CBD’s effectiveness varies with different batches and from person to person. Tinctures also typically tend to last a long time in the bottle, so you do not have to worry about using it quickly.

What Is CBD?

CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol. This ingredient is the second most active cannabinoid molecule of the cannabis plant. Manufacturers take it directly from the cannabis plant. This compound interacts with specific neuroreceptors in your body. 

However, by itself, pure CBD does not produce the psychoactive effects that THC does.

Many users find it helpful in mitigating various ailments. Purified CBD, without additional substances, does not lead to drug addiction. CBD has a range of potential clinical benefits, but it may interact with certain medications; you should discuss possible interactions with your doctor before taking CBD tinctures or other cannabis-infused products. 

Is CBD Legal?

When manufacturers extract CBD compounds from hemp, they are federally legal if produced within the federal regulations and contain no more than 0.3% THC. However, California state law prohibits sales of hemp-derived CBD products within licensed cannabis dispensaries. Many states have legalized the use of recreational and medical cannabis, along with cannabis-derived CBD products. However, the federal government still restricts marijuana amounts above 0.3%. Licensed producers of cannabis-derived products must follow strict regulatory guidelines.

Why Do People Use CBD Tinctures?

These liquid concentrates are convenient and easy to use. In addition, when taken sublingually, your body absorbs tinctures rapidly, transmitting the CBD into your bloodstream very quickly. 

As a result, you will typically feel the effects of a CBD tincture within 15 to 30 minutes after taking a dose. This property offers potential health benefits for mitigating the discomfort of several ailments. Some people find that CBD is a good match for:

  • Reducing the effects of chronic pain.
  • Fighting inflammation.
  • Managing anxiety disorders.
  • Helping with nausea.
  • Improving sleep quality.
  • Controlling seizures in childhood epilepsy.
  • Minimizing arthritis pain.

How Do You Find Quality CBD Products?

You can only find cannabis-derived CBD products at licensed recreational or medical dispensaries, like King’s Crew. Cannabis-derived CBD products are known to have much higher potencies and medicinal effects than hemp-derived CBD; which is monitored by the Food and Drug Administration.

Any products that are found at licensed recreational or medicinal dispensaries in California must follow strict testing and regulatory guidelines. Each product is tested to the parts per billionth and comes with an in-depth Certificate of Analysis (COA). Any products found at licensed dispensaries also follow strict guidelines under METRC, California’s state-regulated track-and-trace system that identifies and follows each product from seed to sale.

Cannabinoid profile

There are many different types of CBD tinctures and oils that you can buy. For example, CBD isolates contain only CBD, while full-spectrum CBD products have a small amount of THC, too. Broad-spectrum items should not contain any THC, but they may have additional cannabinoids other than CBD.

Potency of Components

Look for listed amounts of CBD and THC as a percentage and in milligrams, so you know what you are getting. Start low and slow and know your dose.

Source Transparency

Select reputable brands that tell you their sources and manufacturing processes.

Why Choose King’s Crew?

Our full-service dispensary in Long Beach, CA, offers many CBD products, including tinctures, CBD oils, CBD gummies, capsules, bath bombs, lotions, and patches. Our staff uses their knowledge to help you choose the best products for your needs. 

We go out of our way to make you feel like royalty when you shop with us. Our dispensary has the following advantages:

  • Our friendly team focuses on providing the best customer service possible.
  • Our business is a legal, licensed dispensary.
  • We offer daily specials seven days a week.
  • New customers get 10% off their first purchase.
  • We offer ongoing customer appreciation discounts for students, seniors, veterans, and active military members.
  • We have a Royalty Rewards program that allows you to earn points towards dollars off your next visit.
  • We deliver in Long Beach and the surrounding areas.
  • You can shop our extensive selection online and pick it up at our store location.
  • We’re transparent with our pricing and show you the breakdown of taxes before you order.
  • We feature fun events with food, raffles, and prizes – every week!

Visit our modern kingdom in Long Beach, CA, for a premium shopping experience in our upscale space. Choose from the finest CBD tinctures on the market, or browse our wide selection of other cannabis items. 

With a gorgeous location, quality products, and a knowledgeable court of employees, King’s Crew is the best merchant in the land. You can even sign up for our text club to get the latest King’s Crew news, events, and specials. Have questions? Send us a message, visit our location, or call (562) 513-5441.

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