The Benefits of CBD Tincture

There are many CBD infused therapeutic products on the market today, and it is only natural to be confused with some of the terminologies.

CDB, or cannabidiol, is one of many compounds found in Cannabis plants. However, CBD is not psychoactive which means it will not get you high like the similar compound, THC.

CBD tincture is a form of CBD oil that is used as a food or drink additive. CBD tincture is sold as a liquid in a dropper bottle to make it easier to add to foods.

A tincture is made by steeping cannabis flowers in high-proof (90 proof or above) grain alcohol over low heat for a very long time. This allows the active compounds to infused in the alcohol which is then boiled off. Tincturing will extract and maintain both the water-soluble and alcohol-soluble properties of the flower.

CBD tinctures can be absorbed under the tongue or blended into food or drinks. Tincture absorbed under the tongue provides a faster method for the tincture to absorb into the bloodstream.

The preferred method is to mix the liquid in frozen fruit, smoothies, salad dressings, oatmeal or coffee.  It is recommended to not cook with a tincture because cooking a tincture could reduce its potency.

There are many beverages that do well with CBD tinctures such as coffee, tea, hot chocolate, smoothies, mocktails, seasonal drinks, milkshakes, and squeezed juices.

CBD tinctures can be taken to relieve symptoms related to anxiety, either social or general and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Many people find it relieves insomnia when taken a couple of hours before bedtime.

There is no official service size or dosage specified for CBD tinctures. Consumers should use caution when taking CBD tinctures. Dosage is typically estimated by weight. It is recommended to start small and increase the dosage gradually.

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