How to Use a CBD Tincture
Whether you are new to the hemp realm or have been using it for many years there are still things to learn for everybody. Enjoying a high-quality CBD tincture is the highlight of the day for millions of people worldwide. But, are they doing it right? Could they be getting more out of their tincture than they are just by changing the way that they use it? Keep reading and find out.
What is a CBD Tincture?
You don’t have to be a scientist to understand what a tincture is. In terms of medicine, a tincture is a substance that is absorbed into a solvent, such as alcohol, then stored there until it is used. As for a CBD tincture, in the old days, people would extract the hemp oil from the plant by way of a solvent that could be alcohol or a more harsh solvent that could be dangerous. As time has moved by, the CBD industry has been showing much more care towards what kinds of solvents that they use to extract their hemp oil.
One of the more popular methods of extraction today is the supercritical carbon dioxide method, where CO2 is forced into its liquid state in order to extract the oils from the hemp solids, then is forced back into a gas so that there is nothing but pure oil left and not even a trace of solvent.
Drops Under The Tounge
The best way to use a CBD tincture is to use it the way that it was designed to be used. Use an eyedropper to place a couple of drops beneath the tongue, let it sit for about 30 seconds, then swish the remaining tincture around in the mouth for another minute or so. When you swallow the CBD drops, all you are doing is introducing the substance into your digestive tract where most of it will be burnt up and wasted away by the acids in your stomach.
By dropping CBD drops from a tincture into your coffee, tea, or any other liquid drink you will most likely waste all of it because it is unprotected and without any kind of buffer to help it absorb into your system.
Under the tongue, there is an assortment of veins just beneath the thin surface of the skin that covers them. This thin skin allows for the tincture to be absorbed into the bloodstream and go directly into the body where it needs to go in order to communicate with the endocannabinoid system. The more absorption that occurs for the CBD, the more of an effect it will have.
CBD Softgels and Gummies
The reason why you are able to ingest CBD softgels and CBD gummies is that they have a protective barrier around them that protects the hemp oil inside from being incinerated in your stomach acid. Both gummies and softgels are made out of a type of gelatin that can be easily swallowed or chewed then introduced into the body through the stomach where it will get processed in the same way food would.
There are tons of different ways to enjoy CBD. The one the works best for you and your lifestyle is the one that you should stick with. If you want to feel the effects of your CBD quickly, and don’t mind the taste of a hemp oil tincture, the best way to go is to just drop a couple of drops under your tongue and have a nice day. If you don’t like the taste of hemp oil, try the gummies or the softgels. However, if you do prefer the tinctures, do yourself a favor and do them the way they are supposed to be done…under the tongue.