Welcome to our selection of quality, potent CBD tinctures! Here you’ll find all our easy-to-use, under-the-tongue, no fuss CBD products that will help you shore up your health and manage your symptoms. Right now, we’re offering a CBD tincture in three different potencies (pick the most potent version if you have experience with CBD). All our CBD tinctures are made from US-grown hemp that’s been processed into full-spectrum CBD before being added to a carrier solution. That way, we got to preserve and bottle all the cannabinoids and terpenes that give it its extremely beneficial properties.
CBD Tinctures – What Are They Good For & How to Use Them
Hemp-based CBD drops and products are becoming more and more popular, and we’re seeing CBD being added to everything from soaps to seasoning oils.
But, there’s just one old-school way of using CBD, and that’s using it in its tincture form.
There’s something otherworldly and mysterious about tinctures. The apothecary-style bottles, for example. And, the fact that, when they think of them, most people picture a glass vial with a dropper, and someone applying just a few drops under their tongue every morning.
Well, if there’s anything mysterious about CBD tinctures, it’s time we demystify it. The fact of the matter is that tinctures are a great way to use CBD, especially if you need it for a chronic condition or require something highly potent to deal with your symptoms. Also, people who can’t vape on CBD because of lung issues can use tinctures to get fast, targeted results.
Don’t worry if you don’t know what a CBD drop or tincture is or how to use it – after you’re done reading this comprehensive post, you’ll know everything there is to know about them.
Let’s dig in!
A Word About Hemp Cannabidiol (CBD):
Cannabidiol is just one of more than 120 cannabinoids – active components from the cannabis plant (and hemp is a member of that plant genus). The most well-known cannabinoid is THC, which is responsible for a mind-altering high that marijuana smokers are chasing.
CBD might not be a cure-all we are all hoping for but studies that have been concluded up to this point all found that its beneficial and restorative properties should not be ignored, which is why we’re seeing more and more people using it. It is also whs more and more doctors are recommending it to their patients.
What Are CBD Tinctures & How Are They Made?
A CBD tincture is basically an infusion – think of it as cannabidiol molecules suspended in a carrier agent. Usually, this carrier agent is alcohol but it doesn’t have to be. Some manufacturers use vinegar or glycerin but the end result is not as potent as when alcohol is used.
Creating a CBD tincture is a simple but time-consuming and involved process. It is possible to DIY it but you never know what you’re going to end up with in terms of potency. Also, there are certain “tricks of the trade” that DIYers are not familiar with that tend to complicate matters.
Typically, manufacturers use high-proof alcohol for this process. In DIY operations, Everclear seems to be the most common choice. Non-food-grade alcohols, such as isopropyl alcohol, should never be used as they are not safe for consumption.
Making a CBD tincture is a multi-step process:
- Hemp/cannabis flower needs to be decarboxylated first – quality manufacturers only use high-CBD strains that contain little to no THC. These CBD tinctures are safe to use in all circumstances, like when you’re operating heavy machinery or working in an office where testing is possible.
- Flower or concentrate is mixed with alcohol – mixture ratios differ from manufacturer to manufacturer. For milder, everyday-use CBD tinctures, a good rule of thumb is 750ml of alcohol for every ounce of flower or concentrate.
- The mixture is tended daily – it’s usually stored in big vats that are turned/shaken every day to help the steeping process along. After a few weeks, the mixture is strained through a filter and dry material is disposed of.
- CBD tincture is then enriched – sometimes, additional things are done to remove alcohol from the mixture and add glycerin (making the tincture alcohol-free) but that’s not a requirement. Some manufacturers add flavors, such as peppermint, strawberry, or others.
As you can see, getting a small amount of CBD tincture takes time and experience, especially if you want to be able to know just how much CBD you’re getting in every drop. If you have some spare time, doing it yourself can be a fun exercise.
But, what if you don’t have the time? Or if you want to know exactly how much CBD you’re taking?
Then your best option is to order your CBD tinctures from a reputable manufacturer such as Kind Hemp. We have been creating CBD supplements for years and have perfected our processes. Also, we currently offer a highly concentrated CBD tincture that’s a great choice for treating chronic and acute pain – you can order it today by clicking on the link below:
What is the Difference Between CBD Oils and CBD Tinctures?
A lot of people use tincture and oil interchangeably, especially when discussing CBD.
But, there’s a difference between CBD tincture and CBD oil.
CBD oils are undiluted. This means that there’s no soluble fluid in them – no alcohol, no vinegar, and no glycerin. These oils are difficult to make because you need to have the right equipment to extract them from the buds, leaves, and stems of the plant.
On the other hand, CBD tinctures are easier to make (so cheaper and more accessible) but they are usually not as highly-concentrated as CBD oils (apart from some highly refined mixtures, such as our high-potency CBD tincture right here). Also, CBD tinctures are meant to be used either sublingually or in the food – oils can be applied directly on the skin, digested, or even vaped.
There’s no clear-cut answer when it comes to what’s better – CBD oils or CBD tinctures. The truth is that this is going to depend on why you’re using CBD in the first place. Generally, if you’re not treating severe and acute pain, there’s no need for you to use pure CBD oils. The added benefit of using a CBD tincture is that it tastes much better than oil, and that using them won’t break the bank.
What Are the Benefits of Using a CBD Tincture?
Apart from the obvious health-related benefits of using CBD in the first place, a lot of people ask us whether tinctures have any added benefits over other CBD products, such as CBD vape oils or CBD gummies.
Here they are:
- CBD tinctures are easy to dose (and microdose) as you can quickly calculate the milligrams in each drop.
- Most CBD tinctures have flavors added to them, which means that you won’t get that harsh flavor if you’re using them under the tongue or adding them to food (as you would with CBD oil).
- CBD tinctures are very easy to use – all you need to do is add a few drops to your breakfast (or under your tongue) every morning and you’re set for the day.
- Tinctures are fast-acting because they’re absorbed under the tongue and get into the bloodstream faster (avoiding the digestive system helps here).
- You can use CBD in tincture form discreetly, which cannot be said if you’re vaping CBD or smoking hemp/marijuana to get your daily dose.
How to Use CBD Tinctures?
As with all cannabis and hemp-related products, the trick is to start low and go slow. CBD can have different effects depending on how you use it – go overboard and you might even worsen those symptoms that you’ve set out to treat.
If you’re just starting out with your treatment, our suggestion would be to go with 100 milligrams in one serving. Simply divide the CBD strength on the packaging with the milliliters in the bottle to get a strength per milliliter and then use that as a guideline. For example, for our high-potency tincture, you would need around 35 drops per day to get to 100 milligrams.
You can use CBD tinctures directly by dropping them right under your tongue and holding the liquid there for a minute before swallowing and/or drinking something. This will allow CBD to work its way to your bloodstream by going through the thin mucous membranes under your tongue.
Of course, you can also add your CBD tincture to various foods and drinks, such as juices, ice cream, soups, mashed potatoes, salad dressings, and more. Just keep in mind that the CBD will take a longer time to kick in as it needs to get digested first (and the effects will not be as strong as with sublingual use).
There’s no need to worry about your tincture going bad. As it’s made with alcohol, a CBD tincture has a really long shelf life. It can literally last for years as long as you keep it stored in a cool, dark place.
Are There Any Side-Effects to Using CBD?
The first thing that we need to get out of the way here is that it’s not possible to overdose on CBD. No matter how you take it – tincture, vaping, edibles, oils – there’s no “danger zone” that you can reach that could put your life in jeopardy.
|Please be aware that CBD can interact with certain medications by increasing their effectiveness. This is due to the fact that CBD has known effects on some liver enzymes that are responsible for metabolising pharmaceutical drugs. If you’re currently on medication, talk to your doctor before using a CBD tincture.|
According to our (thorough) research, there hasn’t been a single fatality case in history attributed to a CBD overdose. This has been confirmed by the World Health Organization. The National Cancer Institute explains why – CBD interacts with endocannabinoid receptors that are NOT present in the areas of the brain that control breathing or other vital functions.
However, this doesn’t mean that you won’t experience some light side-effects if you take too much CBD. Some of these side-effects include:
- Stomach ache,
- Dry mouth,
- Appetite changes, and more.
As you can see, none of these are life-threatening but it’s better to err on the safe side. Always take lower doses until you get accustomed to CBD, and only up your dose if your current one is not relieving your symptoms.
Ready to Order Your First CBD Tincture? Try Kind Hemp Today!
Now that you know all there is to know about CBD tinctures, why not place your order with Kind Hemp and try them out?
You will quickly see how easy it is to use them, and get to experience all the health benefits associated with CBD. Just remember to keep taking your tincture regularly – you want that CBD to build up in your system so that the effect is more potent and longer-lasting.
We are at your disposal for all CBD-related questions – just send us an email and our customer support team will help you choose the best CBD product for you!