Cannabis is slowly taking center stage as one of the most talked about subjects. The last few years have seen it receive more and more media attention, and for good reason too. While a lot of people associate cannabis with marijuana, it’s a lot more than that. Marijuana has high concentrations of THC, the chemical that’s responsible for marijuana’s infamous high. Hemp is a variety of cannabis that’s low in THC but high in cannabidiol or CBD.
Although there are over 100 cannabinoids produced by cannabis, these two are the most prominent. However, CBD isn’t psychoactive, and taking it won’t leave you high. The chemical is a potent natural medicine, and people have found various ways of taking it to enjoy its therapeutic benefits.
CBD oil consists of CBD that’s been extracted from industrial hemp, then diluted with a carrier oil to make it easier to consume and absorb. Hemp seed oil, MCT oil, and coconut oil are typically used a carrier oils. CBD oil can be extremely potent and fast-acting, making it one of the most popular means of taking CBD.
It is typically used sublingually, but it also exhibits great results when it’s applied topically to the skin. Due to its potency, just a minimal amount is needed for the effects to kick in. CBD oil is also quite versatile in terms of application, as you can use it as an ingredient when cooking. Since it’s fat-soluble, CBD oil can be added to any recipes that use oil or butter.
CBD tinctures, on the other hand, are made using an alcohol and water solution to extract CBD. While CBD oil uses oils as a carrier, tinctures utilize alcohol. Tinctures are also quite popular as they are fast-acting, and unlike CBD oil that has an unpleasant, bitter taste, they are more palatable to the tongue.
This is due to the fact that a typical tincture contains additional ingredients like herbs and flavoring agents for added health benefits and a better taste. Since the CBD is suspended in alcohol, it’s absorbed much faster than CBD oil. The alcohol also acts as a preservative, and it can extend the cannabidiol’s life by several years.
Tinctures are usually ingested sublingually, that is, placed under the tongue for a few moments then swallowed. This method allows the CBD to be absorbed much faster.
Both CBD oil and tinctures use similar packaging, dark tinted bottles that are usually brown, and their applications are quite similar. However, since the base of both products is hemp-derived cannabidiol, you’ll enjoy the same health benefits if you use either of them.
Experts say that CBD-linked companies like Dama Financial and MCTC Holdings Inc. (OTC: MCTC) believe that consumers should be given different product types so that they choose what they prefer, and oils and tinctures are just some of the choices available.
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