Cannabidiol is also known as CBD, is derived from the cannabis plant. Both the hemp plant and marijuana plant are the members of the cannabis family, and CBD can be extracted from both of them. CBD extracted from hemp plant contains less than 0.3% THC content. Feeling of euphoria is directly related to THC, CBD extracted from hemp plant contains only traces of THC.
According to Farm Bill 2018, CBD products are legal as long as they contain less than 0.3% of THC. Recent studies have shown the remarkable health benefits of CBD. Hemp-derived CBD can be used for skin care, pain reliever, anxiety, and depression.
CBD is mostly found in the form of oils and tinctures. CBD tinctures are readily bioavailable, it means they get easily absorbed into your system. This is why CBD tinctures are considered the best way to consume cannabidiol.
CBD Tinctures and How They Work
CBD products are available in many forms, oils, tinctures, edibles, vapes, skincare products, and smokes. The most bioavailable product is CBD tinctures. Bioavailability means when taken orally CBD tinctures to get absorbed into your body.
Mostly CBD oil and tinctures are confused with each other. Both of them are different, the main difference lies in the process of extraction. To make CBD tinctures, cannabis plant extracts are mixed with alcohol and water-based mixture. Unlike CBD oil, in which hemp extracts are mixed in a carrier oil (coconut oil, olive oil, etc.).
The alcohol-based mixtures also act as a preservative, extending the shelf life of CBD tinctures. Another added benefit of the alcohol-based mixture is it makes CBD tinctures readily bioavailable. Some manufacturers add artificial flavors, and essential oils to make it taste good.
CBD Tinctures Usage
There is no hard and fast rule on how to consume CBD tinctures. Some people use it with water, some use it with beverages and edibles. You can also put CBD tinctures in cakes, donuts, and other baked goodies. The most effective and readily bioavailable method to get fast results from CBD tinctures is by putting a few drops directly under your tongue.
As we know CBD products have anti-inflammatory properties, so CBD tinctures can be applied directly to the skin or the affected area. It will quickly dissolve into the skin and provide instant relief from pain and inflammation.
Benefits of CBD Tinctures
There are multiple benefits of CBD tinctures, it is used for depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, pain, inflammation, and much more. We will list some benefits of CBD tinctures:
- Stress, Anxiety, and Depression: CBD reacts with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in the human body and causes a feeling of relaxation in mind and body. Thus CBD tinctures are the most readily bioavailable product to relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression.
- Pain: CBD is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties, it can be directly applied to the affected area or it can be taken orally to reduce pain and inflammation.
- Acne: CBD tinctures are used for many skin related problems including acne. Acne is caused by excessively oily skin and clogged skin pores which ultimately cause inflammation. Applying CBD tinctures on affected areas will reduce inflammation.