3. Dosing With CBD Tinctures
To the uninitiated, CBD tinctures may seem to be identical to CBD oils. However, there are a few crucial differences.
In the first place, CBD tinctures are much less concentrated than oils. This makes them a more mild medicine.
CBD tinctures are made in a similar fashion to oils. Tinctures use extractors like alcohol or glycerin. The major difference, of course, is that the CBD remains suspended in the alcohol or fatty acid, instead of evaporating like in oils.
That makes CBD tinctures both easier to make and easier to administer. Like other tinctures, the medicine comes in a dropper bottle that allows patients to dial in the perfect dose for their symptoms. This precision is what makes tinctures one of the 5 most popular ways to consume CBD.
You can simply drop the medicine directly onto your tongue, or mix it with any food or beverage.
CBD tinctures are also popular because they are available in different concentrations and ratios with THC. Currently, the market offers anywhere from 1:1 to 20:1 CBD to THC ratios. For some medical patients, the ability to select the right blend of THC and CBD allows for a hybrid effect of the healing benefits of both cannabinoids.
The other reason for the popularity of CBD tinctures is their use in under-the-tongue sprays. These sprays are essentially more concentrated versions of the tinctures, allowing patients to dose with smaller amounts and still get max strength CBD.