Thanks to the positive effects of CBD oil, the industry has risen, widening the variety of products available for purchase. The broad range of products available can be somewhat overwhelming. What’s the difference between CBD oil and tincture oil? CBD butter and drops? Which is best for your particular ailment?
If you’re researching CBD oil, you’ve probably come across CBD tinctures as well. While some people and brands use both terms interchangeably, they are two very different products.
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So CBD oil VS CBD tincture oil: What’s the difference? Read on to learn more.
What is CBD oil?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found in cannabis and hemp. CBD oil is extracted directly from the seeds, flowers, and stalks of hemp plants.
Due to this involved extraction process, CBD oil isn’t as cost-effective as tinctures. But it is more potent, so dosages do vary from person to person.
What is CBD tincture?
A tincture is a liquid extract that’s formed when you dilute one substance with another fluid. For tinctures, the most common liquid used is alcohol. But oil, vinegar, or glycerin can also be used. Most are mixed with cinnamon or peppermint oil for a pleasant aroma.
Tinctures also have a longer shelf life and have a faster absorption rate.
How are they taken?
CBD oil is most effective when it’s taken sublingually – meaning ‘under the tongue.’ Simply place a few drops or a full dropper under the tongue and hold it there for 30 seconds before swallowing.
Once the drops dissolve, the CBD is absorbed into your sublingual artery, then to your external carotid artery, into your internal carotid artery, and then to your brain. The whole process can usually take 15 to 60 minutes. However, if after 60 to 90 minutes you don’t feel any relief, repeat the process again.
You can even use CBD oil as a topical and rub it into your skin. Just keep in mind that the CBD molecules won’t be able to enter your bloodstream this way.
CBD tinctures are taken sublingually. Before you use your CBD tincture, shake the bottle to ensure that the CBD is thoroughly mixed with the alcohol. Measure out the amount of liquid using the attached dropper, and squeeze the tincture under your tongue.
Remember to try and let the drops dissolve first before you swallow. Don’t panic if you accidentally swallow the drops right away – it just takes a bit longer to feel the effects.
You can even mix your tincture into your food and drink. CBD is fat-soluble, so any fat intake will increase its absorption up to five times.
Which is better?
This is a tricky question to answer. In simple terms, both CBD oil and tincture are very similar in what they do. They both have the same benefits and properties. The main difference is your personal preference.
Some prefer tinctures because it has a better flavor. While others choose oil because they can take it orally and as well as a topical.
Research as much as you can, and try both options. That way, you can figure out what best fits you.
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