CBD tinctures are easy to use. Put one or two drops under the tongue – and reap the benefits. Cannabidiol tincture bottle casts instant magic in the treatment of various conditions. They may range from soothing anxiety to relieving pain and inflammation.
But there are so many CBD oil tinctures around, it becomes difficult to assess which one is the best for you. When a CBD user sets out to choose the best CBD tincture, he or she needs to pay attention to the following points:
Ingredients of the CBD tincture determine its quality. You must make sure that the CBD oil tincture you buy must use 100% natural and organic ingredients. Check out the level of THC. CBD hemp tinctures contain less than 0.3% THC. Zero-THC CBD oils and tinctures are also available.
Those who are looking for pain relief may go for CBD oil tinctures with higher levels of THC. They may need a prescription for it from the licensed doctor though. Scientific evidence suggests that CBD formulations with THC work best for relieving pain. They might be best for patients suffering from:
Multiple Sclerosis etc.
Some CBD tinctures may contain extra natural and herbal ingredients. The latter increases the CBD oils’ efficacy in specific conditions. For example:
Wunderworkshop mixes turmeric and black pepper extract in its CBD oil. This increases the potency of the oil. The turmeric CBD oil is said to be more effective in fighting pain and inflammation.
CFour mCBD+ products contain full-spectrum CBD flower extract. It is fused with organic wild American Ginseng. It:
boosts energy and metabolism, as well as,
offers all the other benefits normal CBD oil tinctures offer.
Has The CBD Product Been Tested By Third-Party Laboratories?
CBD oil is trending. People use it as at-home remedies as well as clinical treatments. Consumers across the United States (and the rest of the world) believe in it to cure or treat a variety of ailments. The list of potential health benefits of CBD is quite long. It can be used to treat:
Buying CBD oils is tricky right now. The CBD industry remains unregulated. The methods of production, storage, and distribution are not standardized. The legality of CBD products also varies from state-to-state. The FDA has warned many CBD companies for:
selling mislabeled products, or
for making fraudulent or unsubstantiated claims about the benefits their products offer.
In 2017, the Utah Poison Control Center (UPCC) received many calls. People fell ill after consuming CBD oils sold in the area’s smoke shops. The adverse effects included:
an altered mental condition,
loss of consciousness.
None of these symptoms are associated with the ‘real’ CBD oil. On investigation, UPCC found that the product sold as ‘CBD oil’ was not CBD. It was a synthetic cannabinoid-like compound called ‘spice’.
Manufacturers of best CBD tinctures want to know what they have on offer. Third-party laboratory testing is the best method to do so. Independent labs test the CBD products for different organic compounds they contain. They test for:
presence and concentration of different cannabinoids (such as CBD, CBN, and THC),
terpenes in the CBD oils,
traces of heavy metals and pesticides, and
presence of other chemicals that may be harmful (such as solvents like butane).
WTP Hemp’s CBD oil tincture’s test result looks like this:
Consumers should check the date and batch number in the Certificate of Analysis. It should be issued for the batch of products they intend to buy. Only the up-to-date lab test results for the company’s products matter.
Which CBD Extraction Process Was Used By The Company?
There are many ways to extract CBD from the hemp or marijuana plant. The least expensive method uses ethanol. This method is very fast, very inexpensive, and needs less power. It is easily scalable too. But it does not allow the company to select or tune the process to extract one type of cannabinoid. It requires a lot of secondary processing. The CBD oil extracted through this method may:
is highly flammable, and
contain a residual solvent which can be harmful to the body.
Hydrocarbon-based CBD extraction method also has fast extraction rates. Its facility is more expensive than the ethanol-based process. It extracts high-potency cannabinoids but it cannot be tuned to extract just cannabidiol. It needs to be tested for residual solvents. It is closely monitored by local regulators and inspectors. Hence, it is safer than the ethanol-based extraction method.
The best CBD extraction method is undoubtedly the CO2 extraction method. It does not have any residual solvents. CBD extracts obtained through this method are great for vape pens. This method is selective and tunable. Largest and most reputable CBD brands have automated facilities that use CO2 extraction process. This extraction process includes:
cold extraction, and
to preserve terpenes (that need temperature-sensitive extraction methods).
CO2 extraction methods can be of two types:
WTPHemp uses the supercritical CO2 extraction method. It is the best CBD extraction process in the industry. In this method, the CBD is extracted using CO2 at:
a temperature higher than 88 degrees Fahrenheit, and
a pressure level of 1,083 PSI.
Under such extreme temperature and pressure conditions, all compounds get extracted, including:
These compounds found in the whole hemp plant generate an ‘entourage’ effect. Hence, the CBD oil tinctures offer more health benefits for the users.
CO2 extraction method does not use any chemical solvents. Hence, it is cleaner and environmental-friendly too.
How Is The Flavor And Aroma Of CBD Tincture You Buy?
Many people assume that raw CBD oil tincture will smell like cannabis – strong and tough to swallow. While most unflavored CBD oil tinctures do have an earthy flavor, some CBD oils do not have any taste at all. Other CBD tinctures may use other types of natural and artificial flavors to mask its ‘grassy’ odor.
WTP Hemp likes to avoid the use of any unnecessary chemical or compound in its product. Hence, its CBD oil tinctures have a green, earthy flavor. If you like dark chocolate or if you have used weed earlier, you may like the unflavored CBD oil at once. Some people like ‘natural’ CBD tinctures. They may even prefer highly-concentrated CBD oil tinctures that are bitter. Others do not find it palatable.
Since most people take CBD tinctures sublingually, people often choose CBD oils with no taste or flavored CBD tinctures. Royal CBD, for examples, offers 250 mg CBD oil tinctures and 500 mg CBD tinctures that do not have any taste at all. Even their 1000-mg CBD concentration products have only a slightly herbal flavor.
Best CBD tincture flavors that are most popular with CBD users are:
Minty flavor of the CBD tinctures masks the natural earthiness of the CBD oil when you put it under the tongue. Lemon-flavored CBD oil can easily be added to a shot of tequila or your favorite beverage. It tastes just like drops of lime or lemon and enhances the taste of your beverage.
What’s A Tincture?
A tincture refers to the concentrated liquid form of one or more herbs. Generally, parts of an herb are soaked in alcohol or vinegar for several weeks. Alcohol is often used to extract active components of the herb. Especially those that are not water-soluble. The best CBD tinctures come from the whole hemp plant. And they use supercritical CO2 extraction process.
Full-spectrum CBD tinctures are extracted from the whole hemp plant, including its:
Tinctures are often used sublingually. People use a dropper to place the CBD oil tincture drops under the tongue (according to the recommended CBD dosage). Then, they keep them there for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before swallowing them. This allows the CBD to enter the bloodstream directly through the thin mucous lining of mouth and throat under the tongue.
It is not advisable to create CBD tinctures at home, even if you have the recipe. Before you concocting your own CBD tincture, you need to know hemp plants quite well. You should be fully aware of how different parts of the plant impacts the human body on ingestion or topical application. Making cannabis tincture is also illegal in many places. Hence, a person should also check the local and state laws before making such an attempt.
Why Are People Looking For CBD Tincture?
Cannabis has been used as medicine for thousands of years. It is used to make skin glow and strengthen the hair. It is also used to relieve pain and anxiety. However, cannabis has more than 100 cannabinoids. THC is the most abundant cannabinoid found in marijuana. It has tremendous therapeutic benefits but has high abuse potential. It gives you a high. It can cause hallucination and alter your senses and perception. High-THC products may lead to anxiety or panic attacks. This is a side-effect no one wants.
CBD is an isomer of THC. The molecular formula of both the compounds is the same. The difference between two compounds (at the molecular level) is attributed to the difference in a single bond. Yet, CBD has entirely different properties than THC. Some studies suggest that CBD mitigates the adverse effects of THC.
CBD is non-psychoactive. It is well-tolerated by humans – even at high doses. Experts believe that humans do not develop a tolerance for the substance. Hence, you do not need to increase your CBD dose over a prolonged period.
But CBD does have side-effects. They are mild and rare. None of the fatal side-effects have ever been reported for cannabidiol. The common side-effects of using CBD tinctures are:
Discontinuing the use of CBD tinctures for a few days can help you overcome its side-effects easily. CBD does not have any withdrawal symptoms. Unlike opioids, weed, or tobacco, you do not suffer from pain or anxiety when you do not take your CBD dose. People who are using CBD oil tinctures to treat the ailments they already have may need to consult with the doctor before they stop using them.
CBD tinctures are mostly derived from hemp plants. They hardly contain any THC. The zero-THC CBD oil tinctures are most popular because they are safe for children, elderly, and even pets.
Some of the most discussed health benefits of CBD tinctures are:
They Provide Relief From Pain.
Scientists found that the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) regulates:
the response of the immune system, and
perception of pain in the body.
Endocannabinoids in the body are neurotransmitters that bind to the endocannabinoid receptors. These receptors are found naturally in the body. CBD impacts the activity of the body’s cannabinoid receptors. They do not let them interact with the body’s natural cannabinoids. Thus, they reduce the trigger for the onset of pain and inflammation. This is how CBD provides relief in chronic pain.
A study found that CBD injections reduced pain in rats (caused by surgical incision). Another study found that oral CBD treatment helped pain and inflammation in sciatic nerves. CBD tinctures with THC are more effective in treating arthritis pain as well as pain in multiple sclerosis patients.
They Have Anxiolytic And Anti-depressant Properties.
WHO reveals that depression is the single largest cause for disability worldwide. Anxiety ranks sixth in mental disorders that cause disability. Both these conditions are treated by drugs that have debilitating side-effects such as:
Prescription medications like benzodiazepines are also addictive. They have high abuse potential. CBD tinctures are a natural way to treat these mental disorders. A study in Brazil found that 300 mg of oral CBD dosage significantly reduced anxiety in the participants. The anxiety was measured before participants took a simulated public speaking test. A low CBD dose of 150 mg or a high CBD dose of 600 mg failed to achieve the same results though.
CBD treatment was also found to be safe for children with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It was observed that CBD use reduced the symptoms of anxiety and insomnia in these children.
Several animal-based studies observed that CBD works as an effective anti-depressant too. CBD acts on the brain receptors called ‘serotonin’ which makes us ‘feel happy’. Hence, it can help in regulating mood and balancing social behavior.
Cancer Patients Seek CBD To Treat The Side-effects Of Cancer-related Treatments.
Chemotherapy and other cancer-related treatments may cause:
A study revealed that CBD tinctures are effective in treating cancer-related pain. Extracts with THC are more effective. Another study found that CBD treated nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy. A mouth spray with a one-to-one combination of CBD and THC was found to be better than standard treatment for overcoming these symptoms.
Even healthy people use CBD tinctures. They are popular as dietary supplements or food additives. People believe that CBD has endless health benefits. Some early studies suggest that cannabidiol may be good for treating:
common skin conditions like acne,
may have neuroprotective properties,
reduces seizures and spasms in patients with epilepsy and other neurological disorders,
may prevent cognitive decline in people prone to Alzheimer’s disease, and
maybe good for the heart and brain.
One must pay close attention to the quality of the CBD oil they buy. Best CBD tinctures often come with:
an excellent refund policy, and
extensive education resource.
If you feel that the CBD oil company you choose is not transparent at any point, do not buy any product from it.
WTP Hemp has excellent CBD tinctures with 97% bioavailability. You may want to try them first to reap their excellent benefits.