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Tincture is a plant-matter extraction into a carrier oil or other fluid like alcohol or glycerin. CBD is less-often associated with alcohol extractions, so users are more likely to see grapeseed oil and coconut oil, vegetable glycerin and other stable carriers.

Using a tincture is simple. Most tinctures come with a dropper so that you can take measured dosages. Each tincture will have it’s own potency, so they will have different doses listed on the bottle as a general guideline. The good news is that CBD is non-toxic,so if you feel you need an extra dropper full or two, you can go for it.

CBD has very few side effects, the main one being a feeling of relaxation or drowsiness in higher intakes. This is one of the main reasons that people use CBD for a sleep aid and also for high anxiety. CBD is known to alleviate depression, symptoms of menopause and even seizure disorder.

Obviously the severity of the symptoms you are experiencing will influence the amount of CBD tincture you ingest. When you have the dropper fulls of tincture under your tongue, hold the liquid there for at least a minute and a half to take in all the benefits. Swishing it around a bit may help absorption, but it also might stir up that hempy taste, some like it, some don’t.

Tinctures are one of the most popular ways to ingest CBD and are available at most head shops and online. They are legal in all fifty states as long as they are made with hemp oil. Though not as potent as CBD rich cannabis plants, which are legal in low-THC, high-CBD states and all medical and recreational states. Plant extracted CBD oil is what is usually used for more severe disorders like epilepsy, while hemp CBD oil still interacts with our endocannabinoid system, just in a different, more gentle way.

CBD hemp oil is more than a component of the hemp sativa plant, it is a superfood and is a stabilizing medicine that soothes nerves, eases tension and can lift one’s mood. Though not psychotropic, the effects are still felt in the way of relief and easing into a CBD tincture routine can be beneficial for the mind, body and soul.

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