CBD (cannabidioal) is a chemical mainly found in the cannabis plant. Most often than not, people are confused with CBD coming in oil form or tinctures forms. It is good to be aware that they are sort of the same, but people speak about them interchangeably. Saying oil and they mean tincture and vise-versa. The tincture has just the CBD mixed with alcohol.
Tincture is generally defined as medicine made by dissolving or soaking one substance in another substance. The second substance can be vinegar or glycerin, but in most cases, alcohol is the liquid used for dissolving or soaking to achieve the best product.
The CBD tinctures have additional ingredients that their oil counterparts. Additions like sweeteners, flavors, vitamins, herbal extracts and vegetable oil just to mention a few. Alcohol based tinctures have a longer shelf life, contain about 65% alcohol and have a bitter taste. The CBD tinctures have medicinal value.
There are different types and uses of CBD tinctures. The three most common types of CBD tinctures which contain different composition include:
Full spectrum CBD tinctures
This CBD tinctures contains all the parts of the cannabis plant which have the full chemical profile of the raw plant material. In extraction of the full spectrum, all CBD are retained. The terpenes, flavonoids, fatty acids, and other plant material. It is considered to be the most effective CBD tincture type over the other two with high medicinal capabilities.
Broad spectrum CBD tinctures
It is more like the full spectrum CBD tincture but does not contain the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). This is ideal for those people who want to enjoy the CBD without ingesting THC. It is the newest form of CBD tincture in the market and is sought after by most people.
Isolate CBD tinctures
This is a compound that comes from cannabis sativa and it the most pure form of CBD mainly because of how it is extracted. The isolate does not have a particular taste or smell and it is found is either crystal, powder or oil forms.
Uses of CBD tinctures
The full spectrum CBD, broad spectrum CBD and isolate CBD are used in treatment of quite a number of ailments and body disorders such as;
- Anxiety disorders
- Nausea and vomiting
- Cancer cell growths
- Bacteria growths
- Convulsions and seizures/epilepsy
- Bone degeneration
- Muscle spasms
- Low appetites
- Chronic pain (arthritis pain, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, chronic back pain)
- High blood sugar levels
- Skin acne
- Depression and mental illness
- Artery blockage
- Sleeping disorders and insomnia.
Side effects and safety
According to research, most people do not generally show or experience any side effects from using CBD as it is safe. However, it has been seen to have minimal side effects on a few people. This include:
- Changes in weight
Types and uses of CBD tinctures solely depend on personal preference. What works best for you? There is certainly a wide variety to choose from both the CBD tinctures and CBD oils.