Tinctures have gained popularity as a discreet and effective way to consume cannabis. These liquid extracts offer a versatile and customizable experience, allowing users the ability to harness the potential benefits of cannabinoids in a precise and controlled manner.
What are tinctures?
Cannabis tinctures are liquid extracts made by soaking cannabis plant material, such as flower or trim, in a solvent. The solvent extracts the cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds from the plant material, which are blended with the base material MCT oil (medium-chain triglycerides), resulting in a concentrated liquid form. Tinctures are typically consumed orally, either by placing drops under the tongue or adding them to food or beverages.
How do tinctures work?
Tinctures work by delivering cannabinoids and other compounds directly into the bloodstream through the mucous membranes in the mouth. When used sublingually, or placed under the tongue, the cannabinoids are absorbed into the bloodstream more quickly than if they were ingested and processed through the digestive system. This allows for faster onset and more precise dosing.
What cannabinoids are in tinctures?
Cannabis tinctures can contain a variety of cannabinoids, depending on the strain of cannabis used, and the extraction process. The most common cannabinoids found in tinctures include:
THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive compound responsible for the "high" associated with cannabis. It has potential analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and appetite-stimulating effects.
CBD (Cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid known for its potential anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anxiolytic properties. It has gained popularity for its potential therapeutic benefits without the intoxicating effects of THC.
Other Cannabinoids Depending on the strain and extraction method, tinctures may also contain other cannabinoids such as CBC (Cannabichromene), CBG (Cannabigerol), and CBN (Cannabinol). These cannabinoids contribute to the entourage effect, enhancing the overall therapeutic potential of the tinctures.
Benefits of tinctures
Precise Dosage- Tinctures allow for precise dosing, as they are typically packaged with a dropper that allows users to measure the desired amount of cannabinoids. This makes it easier to find the optimal dosage for individual needs.
Discreet Consumption- Tinctures offer a discreet way to consume cannabis, as they can be easily carried and used without drawing attention. They can be consumed in public without drawing the same attention as smoking or vaping.
Quick Onset- When placed under the tongue, tinctures are absorbed into the bloodstream more quickly than if they were ingested. This results in a faster onset of effects, making them suitable for those seeking immediate relief.
Versatility- Tinctures can be added to food or beverages, offering a versatile consumption method. They can be mixed into smoothies, added to tea or coffee, or even used in cooking and baking.
How to use tinctures
- Shake the bottle well before use to ensure an even distribution of cannabinoids.
- Measure the desired dosage using the dropper provided. We recommend starting with a low dose to see how it may affect you.
- Place the drops under the tongue and hold them there for about 60 seconds to allow for absorption.
- Swallow the tincture or rinse it down with water or another beverage if desired.
- Wait for the effects to take effect, which can vary depending on the individual and the specific tincture.
- Adjust the dosage as needed to achieve the desired effects.
Let CBD Kratom be your guide
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