Unlike simple CBD oils, CBD tinctures are highly potent and have the highest concentration of the active element in them. Hemp flowers that are extremely rich in CBD are usually mixed with alcohol and a water solvent to enhance the properties of the chemical – the final result being CBD tinctures.
They shouldn’t be taken lightly as they are highly potent, as mentioned, and can be overwhelming for some people. In fact, it would be better if you got a medic’s advice/recommendation before trusting yourself with such a product.
However, if you want to learn more, here’s everything you should know about its uses, side effects, and more!
Using CBD Tinctures
Since they are more potent than your usual CBD gummies or vape liquids, tinctures should be taken in a different way. Moreover, thanks to the same potency, the bottles they come in feature a dropped system so that you don’t accidentally pour yourself a dosage that’s too big.
- Usually, people and medics recommend around 25mg of CBD per day. Keep in mind that this refers to actual CBD intake and not to the concentration/potency of various oils and tinctures.
- This is why tinctures come with a dropper system. These systems pour just the right amount that you should take – and you’ll often see tincture recommendations in drops instead of mg.
- Last but not least, the preferred way to ingest CBD tinctures is sublingual. This is believed to be the best way to take advantage of all the tincture’s properties, as substances ingested sublingually get into our system at a much faster and more efficient rate.
- However, certain tinctures with dropper systems can be used in meals, coffees, or juices as well. Simply put one drop onto the product that you want to ingest, let the CBD absorb into it, and then enjoy.
The main point here would be to never go above the daily recommended dose. While you may be able to vape all day long using a CBD oil vape liquid, you should not replace the CBD oil with a tincture, as they are not the same product.
Naturally, as with almost every product out there, CBD tinctures do come with a couple of side effects. However, given how helpful they can be with other conditions, these side effects are pretty much irrelevant and don’t have a serious effect on health:
- Reduced or increased appetite, depending on your daily recommended dosage.
- Fatigue or drowsiness, depending on how used you are to CBD overall.
- Insomnia, mainly if you go over your daily recommended dosage.
- Dry mouth, depending on the concentration of the tincture.
- Diarrhea, mainly if your body is first experiencing the chemical or if you have a hard time getting used to it.
These side effects are somewhat rare cases and, in most cases, it wouldn’t be clear if there is a connection between tincture usage and the side effect.
The Bottom Line
In short, one could say that CBD tinctures are basically CBD nectar. They are much more powerful and potent versions of the simple CBD oil and might come with enhanced benefits as well.
However, before buying one, check if such products are legal in your country and, most importantly, if your body has a good use for them!