Before we talk about CBD tincture benefits, let’s review what a tincture is. Tinctures are an oil-based form of CBD extract. Tincture products come in little bottles with a dropper included. You’ll typically find tinctures in one of three varieties: isolate, broad spectrum, and full spectrum. The difference lies in the amount of THC and other cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Learn more about cannabinoids here or the difference between hemp and cannabis in the blog over here.
CBD isolate tinctures not only contain zero THC content but also lack any other cannabinoid except for CBD. If you only want CBDP Isolate, then this is the tincture for you.
Broad spectrum tinctures contain a wide range of cannabinoids, hence the name, except for THC. Some brands may define a broad spectrum tincture, including any two compounds derived from cannabis, including terpenes/flavonoids.
This tincture is recommended for more effective CBD treatment as CBD works more effectively when paired with other cannabinoids. We call this synergy the Entourage Effect.
Full spectrum tinctures contain a little bit of every cannabinoid. Yes, this includes THC, but the levels will not go beyond the U.S. federally legal limit of .3%. This tincture will not get you “high”, but it will provide the most effective medicinal benefits of the three options. THC allows ALL other cannabinoids to be exponentially more effective.
HOW DO YOU GET THE MOST CBD TINCTURE BENEFITS?
The correct way to use a CBD tincture is by using the dropper to place the extract under your tongue. You will then want to hold it for about 30 seconds before swallowing. This method gives you the most from your drop-by-drop CBD dose.