How to Use CBD Tinctures

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Posted on October 1st, 2021

Cannabidiol (CBD) products seem to be everywhere these days. And for first-time CBD users, it’s important to note that CBD oil tinctures are among the best ways of using CBD. They’re convenient and fast-acting, but if you’re a newbie to CBD, you may need some help learning how to use CBD tinctures. But first; let’s review. 

What is CBD?

CBD is a natural chemical compound, called a phytocannabinoid. We find it in the Cannabis plant’s sticky resin. We primarily extract CBD for products like e-liquids, edibles, topicals, and tinctures. Unlike its relative tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which contains a psychoactive chemical that produces euphoric feelings, CBD isn’t intoxicating. This means it delivers potential therapeutic properties without mind-altering effects. So, hemp-extracted CBD is legal in the U.S, as per the 2018 Farm Bill.

How Does CBD Work?

Humans and certain animals have an Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which consists of a network of receptors that interact with cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. Studies suggest that CBD influences these receptors, and may help maint and improve their functionality. In this way, taking CBD may help your internal systems run the way they should.  

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What is a CBD Tincture?

For centuries, tinctures were the primary form of medicine. We can produce CBD tinctures in various ways. One is by soaking cannabis flowers or their isolates in a solvent such as vegetable glycerine or alcohol for several weeks. Next, we apply heat until the solution forms into a concentrated liquid state. This enables active cannabis to infuse into the neutral spirit. This, in turn, transfers cannabinoid molecules into carrier liquids that let you experience cannabis effects without smoking. And, in this liquid form, you can administer a dose directly under your tongue, using a dropper.

Each drop of CBD tincture matters, which is why it’s so important to know how to use this mixture correctly. So, whether you’re looking for a new product or already bought one, here’s what you need to know about using CBD tinctures.

How to Start Using a Tincture

If you are a first time CBD tincture user, it’s recommended that you ingest it an hour before going to sleep since it’s known to provide a calming effect. Once the body acclimatizes with the tincture, you can use it more freely during the day. Also, it’s best to take CBD tinctures after a meal or a high-fatty snack like peanuts and almonds, which often provides 4-5x the absorption rate in the body. More importantly, you will need to consult with your doctor prior to usage. It’s for your own good, especially if you’re on other medications. So be patient, take the minimum amount of dosage suggested, and be consistent every day as you find the right dosage for you. It is a process and NOT an easy button. Some people choose to use CBD during the day too. 

How to Use a CBD Tincture

Due to its high concentration, it’s meant to be taken in small doses. That’s why the majority of tinctures come with an in-built dropper that enables its user to take carefully measured and small quantities. Given how easy CBD tinctures and liquids are to use, they are the most commonly used type of CBD product used by people of all ages. 

CBD tinctures are versatile liquids that can be taken in a variety of ways. Here are three ways of using CBD tinctures:

Placed Under Tongue: CBD tinctures were actually meant to be ingested sublingually meaning under the tongue. That’s because there are numerous blood vessels right under the tongue and will allow cannabidiol to enter the bloodstream directly. Place the dropper under the tongue, place the liquid, and hold for about 1-2 minutes and then swallow. The remaining CBD that has been swallowed will get absorbed into the body via the digestive system.

Swallowed: If you swallow directly, the majority of the CBD will most likely pass through the digestive tract before getting absorbed into the bloodstream.

Blended: You can blend the tincture into everyday food and drinks. You can add it to your morning smoothie, dressings, or soups. At the same time, avoid cooking CBD products since high heat can diminish the CBD oil potency, and convert the tanasi™ hemp extract formula CBDA into CBD, thus losing the value of your tanasi™ product. Some of the hacks to boost your everyday beverages with CBD tincture consumption include adding your normal dose to your morning coffee, breakfast yogurt, smoothies, tea, afternoon snack, and other seasonal beverages. Or, grab yourself some tanasi™ water-soluble drink concentrate instead of tincture. 

How to Maximize on the Effects of CBD Tinctures

To get the most out of the effects of your CBD tincture, you’ll have to take into account your body’s absorption rate to what you consume. All supplements, vitamins, and foods hinge upon bioavailability. The quality of the product you ingest is the greatest factor when it comes to bioavailability. That’s why purchasing a premium and verified CBD tincture is critical. How you use the product is also a factor in bioavailability. You can be assured that Tanasi products are made from quality grown hemp varieties of Cannabis Sativa L. and other quality ingredients like MCT oil, and have a certified manufacturing process. 

How Much Tincture

cbd tincture with hemp plantThere’s no ideal CBD tincture serving. Instead, your dose depends on personal needs and preferences. Of course, we can offer a suggested starting size. (And encourage you to start “low and go slow” before upping your dose.) 

Why is that the case? CBD affects everyone differently. Plus, CBD tinctures come in a variety of concentrations and sizes. So it’s not a one-shoe-fits-all situation when it comes to using tinctures. Some factors affecting dosing include:

  • Your body weight 
  • Individual CBD sensitivity 
  • Product concentration
  • The magnitude of your symptoms. 

Also, finding your best dose involves some trial and error.  Below, we’ll offer some basic dosing guidelines. Remember, we measure the liquid solution in fluid ounces (oz.) or milliliters (mL). (We label CBD content in milligrams.) We recommend staying below daily doses of 100mg. And try taking CBD daily for best results. Then, dive into these suggested daily starting points:

Mild
85-149 lbs. (10mg)
150-229 lbs. (15mg)
230+ lbs. (25mg)

Moderate
85-149 lbs. (15mg)
150-229 lbs. (20mg)
230+ lbs. (30mg)

Strong
85-149 lbs. (20mg)
150-229 lbs. (30mg)
230+ lbs. (40mg)

So what time should I take my CBD Tincture?

If you are a beginner at using CBD tinctures, it’s recommended that you consume it at night. CBD generally provides a calm feeling that will make you feel relaxed and potentially sleepy. Wind down your day with a CBD tincture. Just start with small quantities and steadily increase the amount. You can take a small amount in the morning and another one at night before sleeping. But as always, consult with your medical practitioner first before embarking on a CBD regimen — especially if you are on ANY medication already.                                 

cbd tincture travel Advantages of Using CBD Tinctures

Don’t Need Refrigeration:

After opening CBD tinctures, there won’t be any need for refrigeration as they already have a long shelf life. So you basically place them where it’s most convenient for you. But keep in mind to keep away from direct sunlight, or any heat (like a hot car) to avoid degradation. What’s more, make sure to shake the tincture properly.

CBD Tinctures Are Versatile:

CBD tinctures are a popular and easy way of consuming, given how it’s an effective way of consuming CBD. It can be used in a variety of ways, like getting placed under the tongue, adding a drop to your food, or consumed through swallowing.

CBD Tinctures Provide Excellent Absorption:

Most CBD tinctures are formulated with MCT oil, which is an oil that boosts the rate of CBD absorption into the bloodstream. Given how a CBD tincture is highly concentrated, it absorbs into the bloodstream at a faster rate compared to other methods like edibles or capsules. Plus, it’s easier for the body to break down a tincture compared to an edible or capsule.

Portable:

CBD tinctures are easily portable, given that they come in ultra-compact bottles with built-in droppers on top. So you can take your CBD tincture with you when traveling or in daily routines. The bottle is lightweight and will for sure not be a hindrance. It is best to keep the tincture bottle in a cool dark location. 

Available In Delicious Flavors:

CBD tinctures come in a variety of all-natural flavors that are delightful and delicious to ingest. Popular flavors include blueberry, cinnamon, citrus, mint, and many people prefer the natural too.

Choosing the Right CBD Tincture

So, what’s the final step with CBD tinctures? Choosing the best product for your metabolism. The Tanasi brand is dedicated to creating scientifically-validated, nutritional supplements. We batch test every one of our products to ascertain quality, consistency, and promote a healthy lifestyle.

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