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Everything You Need To Know About CBD Tinctures

What Are CBD Tinctures?

In a word, awesome. To get more specific, CBD, CBG and cannabis tinctures are alcohol-based extracts where high-proof alcohol is used as a solvent to extract the natural goodness and benefits of the hemp plant. Alternatively, and to Dad Grass, the word “tincture” can also be referred to the category or specific product. 

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What Exactly Are Tinctures?

Tinctures have been around for almost as long as humans have and are one of the main pillars of traditional herbal medicine. In a nutshell, tinctures, including hemp and cannabis tinctures, are highly concentrated extracts of the medicinal components of plants. These extracts are usually made by soaking the bark, berries, leaves, roots, or flowers (dried or fresh) of plants in alcohol, vinegar or oil. While the word “tincture” traditionally refers to a formula where alcohol, vinegar or oil is the primary solvent, it can also refer to the larger category of concentrated liquid products derived from cannabis. Dad Grass Classic Formula CBD Tinctures are fully oil based, so we use the word “tincture” in the latter sense.

How Are CBD Tinctures And Oil Made?

Tinctures can be prepared in a a few different ways. But at Dad Grass, our tinctures are made from the same CBD-rich 100% Organic Dad Grass hemp flower that goes into our joints and tins. The recipe is simple. Just full-spectrum hemp oil that has been extracted and blended with organic MCT oil. The addition of MCT oil makes it easier for your body to absorb all the goodness found in hemp.  

What are CBD Tinctures Used For?

Like high-CBD hemp in other forms like flower, joints and gummies, tinctures are used by people for lots fo reasons. Tinctures can be used to promote daily wellness, ease pain and symptoms of inflammation, sadness and anxiety. More than other forms of CBD, Tinctures allow people a convenient and precise daily dose of wellness that can be easily incorporated into their daily routine.  

How To Use CBD Tinctures?

To make sure you're getting as much of the good stuff as possible, we recommend placing your desired dosage under your tongue and waiting 15 to 30 seconds before swallowing (need something to do? Try singing the chorus of Bye, Bye Miss American Pie in your head while you wait). Sometimes it can be tricky to perfect your dose, so we recommend first timers start out low and slow with one half to one full dropper (about 1ML). Remember, you can always add more drops in a half hour if you want to enjoy deeper levels of chill.  

Are There Side Effects Of Using CBD Tinctures?

According to Open Access Government, “the general consensus among professionals and even the World Health Organization, is that even in extremely large doses, all three main forms of CBD, CBG and CBN (full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and isolate) are likely to cause extreme drowsiness, lethargy, upset stomach, nausea and diarrhea and other unpleasant, disorienting side effects, not death.” So there you have it, you can’t overdose on CBD oil or tinctures. What about a CBD with THC overdose? Still no. Even full-spectrum CBD or marijuana with high amounts of THC “will not cause a person to overdose in the traditional sense,” says WebMD.

CBD Tincture vs. CBD Oil—Which Is Better?

Even though CBD tinctures and oil are packaged the same way, and have similar effects and benefits, there are specific and important differences. Most often, CBD oil is a blend of CBD extract and an inert carrier oil like MCT (coconut oil). That’s how Dad Grass does it. On the other hand, a true CBD tincture is an alcohol-based extract which often contains 60 - 70% alcohol and tends to have a longer shelf-life, albeit a more bitter taste. That’s why some CBD and cannabis tinctures add sweeteners, flavoring or additional supplements to make them more palatable. 

Dad Grass Classic Formula CBD Tincture

You see, there’s no better or worse, just different. The most important thing is to consume products verified by third party tests and, if you can, shop organic because the nature of distilling plants down means that everything that goes into the plant (including chemicals or pesticides) will become more concentrated. Lucky for you, Dad Grass Classic Formula CBD Tinctures are made with 100% organic grass, free of herbicides, pesticides, contaminants or heavy metals.

How Do You Know What You’re Getting? What Should You Look For?

For something that’s supposed to calm you, selecting a CBD or cannabis tincture sure can be stressful. To make things easy, we’re laying out some things to keep in mind. First things first, find a company you trust. It’s important to know how a company sources, treats and delivers the flower in your hemp, because once it's distilled down, everything that went into the flower will be concentrated in your oil. Make sure the company you’re purchasing from consistently tests their hemp thoroughly in partnership with accredited third-party labs. Basically, transparency is key. You don’t want any secrets when it comes to your tinctures. It’s also important that, if you are only hoping to consume legal or hemp-based products,  your CBD products contain no more than 0.3% THC.  

How To Shop For Full-Spectrum CBD Tinctures.

Once you find a company that you can trust, one that is transparent and has proof of third-party testing and also passes tests for pesticides, heavy metals, mold or microbes. Reputable and transparent manufacturers and brands will provide certificates of analysis (COAs) for all of their products. These will include an analysis of any additional cannabinoids, terpenes and additional compounds found in your product. It’s also important to consider CBD potency, price and customer reviews. 

FAQ

Does CBD Oil Work?

Our friends tell us that hemp oil benefits ease their symptoms of stress, anxiety, pain and inflammation while providing a subtle, naturally calming effect. Many daily users report that Dad Grass Classic Formula CBD Tinctures improves their mood and overall sense of wellbeing. Like our CBD Joints and Flower, our tinctures tend to widen smiles without altering minds. That’s because they are full of CBD but contain only trace amounts of THC, which is the psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis that has a tendency to make you feel stoned or, worse yet, freak out. Some people report getting a mellow buzz, but usually only after taking a larger dose. And don’t worry, our tinctures aren’t a stimulant either, so if you need a little wind down before you turn in for the night, Dad Grass tinctures are a great way to lull you into a natural sleep as well. 

Dad Grass Classic Formula CBD Tincture

How Do I Use CBD Oil?

There are endless benefits of incorporating tinctures into your daily routine, and experiencing the full CBD oil benefits, it’s best to drop the oil directly under your tongue. “Bioavailability” is the name of the game when it comes to CBD. To make sure you’re getting as much of the good stuff as possible, we recommend placing your desired dosage under your tongue and waiting 15 to 30 seconds before swallowing (need something to do? Try singing the chorus of Bye, Bye Miss American Pie in your head while you wait). Sometimes it can be tricky to perfect your dose, so we recommend first timers start out low and slow with one half to one full dropper (about 1ML). Remember, you can always add more drops in a half hour if you want to enjoy deeper levels of chill.

Not only can you take Dad Grass Classic Formula CBD Tinctures every day, but research suggests that you should. Because CBD is a fat-soluble compound (and is most effectively absorbed by the body when consumed alongside saturated fats like MCT) it compounds in the body over time. That means that when CBD oil is taken daily, the cbd oil benefits build on themselves and are linked to adding additional health benefits when taken consistently. 

How Do I Use CBD Oil For Pain?

Recent studies suggest that CBD oil effects play a role in reducing inflammation and symptoms of pain by stimulating the endocannabinoid receptors found throughout your body. Additional studies have shown that CBD may also be the specific cannabinoid responsible for fighting chronic pain by positively interacting with your neurotransmitters. 

How Much Tincture Oil Should I Take?

The best way to experience cbd oil benefits is to take the tincture droplet sublingually (placing your desired number of drops under the tongue and waiting about 30 seconds before swallowing). This allows your arterial blood supply to rapidly absorb the CBD. If you’re new to Dad Grass Classic Formula CBD Tinctures, we recommend that you start out low and slow with one half to one full dropper (about 1ML). 

What Is The Difference Between CBD, CBG and CBN Oil?

All tinctures, whether they are high in CBD, CBG or CBN, whether derived from the hemp or marijuana plant, are alcohol-based extracts where high-proof alcohol is used as a solvent to extract the natural goodness and benefits of the plant. Growers and geneticists cultivate hemp with the intention of having higher levels of individual cannabinoids (like CBD, CBG, CBN or even THC) to have different effects and benefits. CBG oil, while similar to CBD in its anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety and mood enhancing effects, also has effects like energizing and grounding daily (or even spontaneous) users. CBN oil has been shown to have a sedative effect that could relieve symptoms of insomnia or general sleep disorders and ailments. CBN tinctures could be used for sleep, but have benefits like CBD and CBG in that they also have anti-inflammatory products and have been shown to ease pain and anxiety.

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