Tinctures can also be taken sublingually, or by applying them underneath the tongue. This method of delivering CBD tincture is already common in epilepsy treatments. Some research has found that this delivery method makes cannabinoids more easily and consistently available to the body than other oral alternatives.
Researchers around the world are investigating CBD’s potential for treating a wide variety of conditions. Near the top of the list is the promise it holds for pain relief. Numerous studies have found that CBD exhibits analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties make it useful in the treatment of both acute pain—like muscle pulls—and chronic conditions such as arthritis.
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How to take a tincture
Tinctures are produced by steeping cannabis flowers or isolates in a high-proof grain alcohol, then applying low heat for a significant span of time. This allows the active compounds in cannabis to infuse into the neutral spirit, much of which is then boiled off. The result is a potent liquid that delivers the effects of the cannabinoid molecules without any smoking or other form of combustion. In the growing consumer market, producers will often add carrier oils and other complementary ingredients, such as an orange oil to improve the taste of a tincture.
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.
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.
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.
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Medically speaking, the basic differences are that THC acts as an analgesic (pain killer), anti-emetic (anti-vomiting), and anti-inflammatory agent, while CBD exhibits anti-psychotic, anti-seizure and anti-anxiety properties.
Bhutan’s Mendo CBD tinctures are derived from the Emerald Triangle’s richest CBD strains. Inside each bottle is a massive 20:1 CBD:THC mixture that’ll stop or calm almost any pain, plus give you the focus and drive needed to conquer your day. Available in original, lemon, peppermint and cinnamon flavors. Need more balance? Try their then Mendo Focus 1:1 CBD: THC tincture for a more even-keeled cannabis buzz.
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As an aside, hemp is stronger, more durable, fire-resistant, more flexible, and a multitude of other factors better than timber or even steel. Some would argue that hemp should have rightfully become the primary building block of America’s modern industrial society, but instead it’s still outlawed to this day.
Unfortunately, the first official marijuana extract prescription pill, Marinol, failed miserably—mainly because it contained only THC extracts and no CBD. Its manufacturers realized that cannabidiol played a far greater role than previously thought in releasing cannabis’ medicinal properties, especially when combined with THC.
Granted, much of what we know about CBD has yet to be confirmed by extensive medical research, since both THC and CBD remain Schedule I drugs according to federal law (you can thank our buddy Randolph Hearst for that).
CBD meds offer hundreds of thousands of Americans powerful relief from a host of ailments without the drowsy or stoned feelings, making them more attractive to children, old folks, and anyone who wants its medical benefits without the associated high.
To learn more about dosage recommendations, check out this infographic.
We recommend 8 to 8.5 mg of hemp CBD oil per day to start. This amount will vary depending on the CBD concentration you purchased. Here’s a short breakdown of how concentration differs among our full-spectrum tinctures:
2. Choose your CBD dosage.
If you have chosen a tincture as your preferred form of CBD, there are a few questions that you should ask yourself before taking your tincture. Ask yourself — do you want to take an unflavored or flavored tincture? Because tinctures are oil that are taken orally, unflavored tinctures tend to be an acquired taste. If you’re just starting out with CBD, we would recommend trying a flavored CBD oil, like Populum’s full-spectrum orange-infused tincture.
Routine is crucial to understanding how your body responds to CBD oil. Most people take their dosage in a single serving, but you could try splitting your dosage into two or more servings throughout the day. Finding what’s right for you requires experimentation – CBD doesn’t behave the same for everyone. But once you do find what works for you, repeat that every day to develop a consistent routine that your body can rely on. One thing our bodies do agree on: they thrive on regularity.
Allow the oil to sit under your tongue for 30 seconds