5 Benefits of using tinctures

September 20 , 2020 | Product Usage, Tinctures

Tinctures have a long history of helping people in both natural and modern medicine. Did you know that before the prohibition of marijuana, cannabis tinctures were prescribed by doctors to treat ailments ranging from gout and arthritis to menstrual cramps and even cholera? It might be hard to believe, but in the early 1900s, cannabis tinctures were also branded and sold in American pharmacies. We have come a long way since then, yet tinctures are still a far more natural (and practical) form of treating many common ailments. Because of their versatility, tinctures are among the most popular methods to dose CBD and THC. Compact and convenient, tinctures are discreet, and you can bring them with you on the go. The following are the most common ways to use THC & CBD tinctures :

Sublingually (under the tongue)

Swallowed either with food

Blended into food or beverages

Applied topically

1. CANNABIS TINCTURES COME IN A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT TYPES

Although the most common method of extraction to make tinctures is alcohol, many cannabis tinctures use MCT oil, glycerin, or other carrier oils. Cannabis tinctures range from CBD only tinctures, to 1:1 CBD + THC blend, full-spectrum, and tinctures with added vitamins (CBD + Vitamin C).

2. CANNABIS TINCTURES PROVIDE ACCURATE DOSAGE CONTROL

The most common method of dosing cannabis tinctures is sublingually by placing a few drops under your tongue. This method delivers cannabinoids to your bloodstream quickly, as the tissue in your mouth acts as a direct segue into your arterial system via capillaries and blood vessels. You can also add tinctures to your food or drinks, however, the cannabinoids would need to pass through your GI tract, which takes longer, and also produces the same effect as ingesting cannabis edibles/drinkables.

3. CANNABIS TINCTURES AS EFFECTIVE TOPICAL APPLICATIONS

Although topical cannabis lotions are available, tinctures can also be useful in treating sprains and localized bruising. Tinctures can be applied directly to your skin, or mixed with your favourite lotion.

4. TINCTURES AS A SMOKELESS
ALTERNATIVE TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Because of their size, tinctures can be taken with you (almost) everywhere you go. They are a fantastic smokeless alternative to consuming CBD and THC, and you can dose medical marijuana without worrying about producing odours that come from other traditional methods (i.e., a joint or bong).

5. TINCTURES OFFER CANNABINOID AND TERPENE ABSORPTION RESULTING IN THE ENTOURAGE EFFECT

When dosing cannabis tinctures sublingually, the onset of effects happens relatively quickly, with most people reporting feeling them in as little as 15 minutes. When using full-spectrum tinctures, you also get the benefit of therapeutic terpenes and other cannabinoids. Be advised that potencies do vary, however, and if you are new to tincture dosing, start low and increase your dose gradually.

HOW TO STORE CANNABIS TINCTURES:

Heat and light can break down terpenes and cannabinoids, which decreases their potency. It is important to close your cannabis tinctures tightly and keep them in a dark, cool place, that is safe from children and pets. When stored properly, cannabis tinctures can have a shelf life of up to one year. Once you begin to feel the many benefits they contribute to your overall health and well being, you will be onto your next tincture before the last one expires.

WHERE CAN I GET CANNABIS AND CBD TINCTURES?

For those who want to start using CBD and cannabis products as part of their daily health regimen, dosing with Herb Angels Balance tinctures is the perfect way to start. As innovators in the nutraceutical realm, we pride ourselves on educating consumers about alternative health and wellness practices, and stand by our commitment to creating high-quality, medical grade, cannabis products. With collections ranging from skincare products to CBD vape pens and tinctures, Herb Angels is setting the bar at a new high, when it comes to industry standards.

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