CBD can be administered in many forms, from smoking a cannabis strain that produces a lot of the molecule to consuming it in edibles. Among the most popular methods—especially for individuals trying a cannabis-based treatment for the first time—is through a tincture.
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What is CBD good for?
When it comes to conditions like insomnia, CBD’s clinical research scorecard is more mixed. Some studies have suggested that the substance can actually increase wakefulness. Others, though, have found that a CBD tincture or oil taken a couple of hours before bedtime can help induce a sense of balance that can help sleep come more easily. A 2016 report, for instance, found that a CBD-rich oil, administered orally, helped to alleviate the symptoms of both anxiety and insomnia in one patient suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is one of the many identified cannabinoid molecules found in Cannabis plants. Like all cannabinoid molecules, it interacts with the endocannabinoid system in the human body. But because CBD isn’t psychoactive, it doesn’t produce the “high” commonly associated with its more famous cannabinoid cousin, THC. That means that CBD, which is often derived from hemp, or male cannabis plants, doesn’t produce the high that cannabis products are often associated with.
Producers like Populum offer several ways to try CBD, including tried and tested tinctures sourced from Colorado-grown cannabis plants and made in the USA. Populum’s signature tincture is available in a variety of strengths, appropriate for dipping a toe into CBD or stepping up a dose to provide more effective relief.
According to Low Dog, a tincture may offer a broader range of compounds from hemp than an oil extraction. “Consumers who are alcohol-sensitive often prefer hemp oil over tincture. While both can be used topically, hemp oil is generally easier to apply and less irritating,” she says.
But first, a little CBD 101…
And though there’s a lot of promise with CBD preparations of all kinds, Hill says there’s still a lot of research to be done.
CBD tincture vs. CBD oil—which is better?
“Sometimes, you will find extracts called tinctures that use glycerin, vinegar, or oil as the solvent, instead of alcohol,” Low Dog says. “These offer the advantage of being alcohol-free, but may not always offer the same potency as an alcohol-water extract.”
Tinctures, though, remain somewhat shrouded in mystery, in part because of their old-school apothecary-style packaging, but more likely because of how they’re taken: a few drops at a time, under the tongue.
On that note, Hill cautions to know what you’re getting: “If you’re rubbing a CBD cream onto your skin, it’s not going to be absorbed into your bloodstream,” he says. “It can operate as a local anti-inflammatory, like other over-the-counter products… but CBD may not provide any more relief than those products, and it probably will be considerably more expensive.”
Here, Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., an expert on herbal medicine and women’s health, and Kevin Hill, M.D., Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, get to the bottom of CBD tinctures’ mystique.
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Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is one of many beneficial compounds produced by the hemp plant and one that is gaining ever-increasing popularity in the health and wellness community. This is for good reason, as CBD is an entirely natural, safe, and non-addictive supplement that can produce excellent results.
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Tinctures are very easy to administer. All that is necessary is simply to dispense it under the tongue via a dropper. While tinctures can be mixed with food or beverages, administering them sublingually (under the tongue) is optimal and the best method for quick absorption. Finding the best dosage for your personal needs may require some experimentation at first, and it is recommended to start with a small amount and work your way up to the dosage that feels appropriate for your needs. The Hemp Doctor, it has been our experience that the majority of customers quickly arrive at a dosage that is ideal for their health goals. Another advantage of D8 THC and CBD is that the dosage does not need to be continually adjusted.
After our hemp is harvested, we use high-tech manufacturing, extraction, and purification processes to ensure that each and every drop of our tinctures contains our broad-spectrum, phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil. From the time the first hemp seed is planted in the ground throughout the production process, our focus is on quality. We ensure that each and every product we sell is pure, safe, and beneficial. We do this through rigorous third-party lab testing, the results of which we are happy to provide to you, our valued customer. We believe that you deserve nothing less.
As with all products, the products you choose are only as beneficial, safe, and effective as the methods used to create them. At The Hemp Doctor, America’s Premier Hemp & CBD Dispensary, we are proud to provide only premium high-quality products that are pure, safe, and beneficial, and we can guarantee that because our attention to quality begins at the very beginning. This means that each and every product we create begins with our natural proprietary strain of phytocannabinoid-rich hemp, which is grown in the nutrient-rich soils of Colorado and North Carolina, using only natural, chemical-free growing practices.
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