A field of non-psychoactive, industrial hemp, the male variety of the cannabis plant. (torstengrieger/iStock)
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What is CBD?
Because a CBD tincture is concentrated, it’s designed to be taken in small doses. This is why most tinctures come with a built-in dropper that allows users to take small, carefully measured quantities.
Instead, CBD possesses a wide variety of medical applications. While research is ongoing, studies have already demonstrated that CBD is an effective treatment for epilepsy. But this cannabinoid is what’s known as a promiscuous molecule, meaning that it interacts with many different types of neuroreceptors. That suggests that current studies may just be scratching the surface of CBD’s therapeutic potential.
Since the doses are relatively small, tinctures can be administered in a variety of ways. For patients looking to take their CBD with food, a dose of tincture can be mixed into a meal like soup or pasta. It can also be added easily to drinks like coffee and tea; an evening cup of chamomile paired with CBD tincture stands to be even more relaxing than usual.
In an analysis of 14 published studies (nine involving animals and five involving humans), scientists with the University of Montreal concluded that CBD showed promise in treating people with opioid, cocaine, or psychostimulant addiction.
Common symptoms include:
CBD oil may benefit those with drug addiction, suggests a 2015 review of studies published in Substance Abuse.
The tricky part is calculating the exact amount of CBD per milliliter of oil. Some tinctures have concentrations of 1,500 mg per 30 mL, while others have 3,000 mg per mL (or more).
If you are thinking about using CBD oil to treat a health condition, be sure to speak with your healthcare provider to ensure that it is the right option for you.
Our USDA Certified Organic tinctures are available in a variety of sizes and flavors, and are handcrafted using only natural ingredients. Our full-spectrum active CBD oil and fractionated coconut oil are the base of every tincture. Our natural tincture has a rich hemp flavor and we also offer two additional options of Peppermint and Orange.
*Flavored tinctures also contain USDA Certified Organic oil extract (ie. Orange, Peppermint)