Chances are, you are already aware of the incredible boom that the CBD industry is experiencing.
It might not be a supersonic because there is a long way to go until consumers as a whole fully embrace CBD oil and CBD tinctures, but the market is on the right path. The future looks very promising for retailers who are jumping in early and offering CBD products.
Long misunderstood and certainly outside the general consumer-product radar, CBD oil, CBD oil tinctures, and various other CBD products have entered the collective discourse over the last few years.
The vast majority of people have never heard of CBD oil tinctures. Those that might have been familiar with the term possibly wrongly confused CBD products with something more, shall we say, recreational. Consumers far and wide are beginning to understand and appreciate CBD oil. CBD tinctures are also, gradually, becoming appreciated, understood, and embraced.
Today, we are going to explore what CBD tinctures are, how they work, and why you, as a retailer, should be promoting them within your CBD oil range. Before exploring CBD tinctures in more detail, let’s catch up on the basics of CBD oil first, starting with the origins of this now quite popular product.
Way before processed CBD oil or CBD tinctures became prevalent, CBD oils have always been used for various reasons -, mainly as a product that apparently provided soothing relief, either physically or mentally, to our ancestors. In one form or another (either in a vague legal capacity or not), CBD oil has been available in North America for close to half a century. In some corners of the world, CBD oil has been used for thousands of years, and there is even pretty strong evidence to suggest the Romans relied on CBD oil for its alleged calming properties.
Go back further still, and there is further evidence pointing to the Egyptians using CBD oil products, in their most ancient form. The point is that CBD oil, CBD oil tinctures, and in fact, all CBD products in general, certainly have not sprung out of anywhere. The product is ancient, in the literal sense of the word, but is only recently becoming in demand amongst retailers and wholesalers.
So why all the recent fuss about the product if this has been around for so long? The answer is quite simple and relates to legislation that probably should have been established decades ago.
That legislation is the 2018 Farm Bill.
Farm Bill Floodgates
Long before the 2018 Farm Bill was passed, the hemp and CBD industry provided growth opportunities in North America for many businesses for various reasons. With hemp being an easily produced cousin of the cannabis plant used for textiles and food and marijuana containing CBD and THC, use cases are far and wide. More on that later.
Despite CBD oil products containing only trace amounts of the ‘high’ inducing chemical THC, until the farm bill was passed, hemp and CBD oil were restricted under the Controlled Substances Act. In certain states, the law was vague, however.
In these states, hemp and CBD oil companies have flourished, albeit in a very gray area, legally speaking. But then, a huge change arises with congress passing the Farm Bill, which classes hemp as the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of the plant with a THC concentration of not more than 0.3 percent.
The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp (and subsequently CBD oil products) from the Controlled Substances Act, allowing legal cultivation, limitless possession, and sale. In short, what was once a very quasi-legal product has now become completely legal, and as a result, a whole new CBD oil industry has been created, which is growing at an incredible rate.
This rather welcome bill has opened the floodgates far and wide across North America, with CBD oil manufacturers setting up new businesses to sell CBD oil-related products. There are now thousands of companies in America wholesaling and manufacturing CBD oil, sometimes with several more opening up daily.
Some of these new brands are quickly going out of business owing to a failure to comply with regulations – not to mention the rather stiff competition – while others will hopefully contribute to a stable CBD oil market by adhering to strict regulations and making efforts to advance the industry forward in a positive manner. As one of the more responsible, earnest, and regulatory-compliant companies in this space, we hope that is the case.
As the floodgates open and new companies enter the space, a wide range of CBD oil products have become available, from standard CBD oil to CBD candy and menstrual patches. Today, we will address one of the more popular but often misunderstood CBD oil products currently flying off the shelves with many retailers, not just in the states but worldwide.
Let’s take a look at the main bullet points around CBD tincture and CBD oil, addressing (often) misunderstood narratives – what they are and how they work.
Is a CBD Tincture Psychoactive?
We mentioned in the previous paragraph that CBD oil products are often misunderstood, but that is even more so with CBD tinctures. There is plenty of room in this article to address this misconception (amongst some people), but we don’t wish to labor the point too much, so let’s just jump right in and make something clear from the start, but do so briefly.
CBD tinctures are not a recreational product that causes a ‘high’. Nothing could be further from the truth. Because CBD oil is derived from the cannabis or hemp plant, many people would be forgiven for thinking CBD oil causes a high-like feeling because of the apparent association.
The ‘high’ feeling associated with cannabis is a direct result of ingesting large doses of a compound known as THC. However, the levels of THC in most CBD tinctures (and ALL of our CBD tinctures) are so incredibly low that there is no possibility of experiencing even the slightest of unwelcome feelings.
While CBD oil is directly related to the cannabis plant – which is, of course, notorious for producing feelings of being high – therein, the similarities and comparisons end. To offer an analogy, you wouldn’t expect to feel inebriated after chewing on a handful of hops or yeast – yet both of those things are the main ingredients of alcohol, which of course, can make you feel inebriated. The analogy is rather basic in premise but accurate. Yes, CBD oil has a direct relation to the cannabis plant, but that relationship bears no similarities in terms of recreational usage.
What Exactly Is a CBD Tincture?
The cannabis plant contains more than 100 compounds known as cannabinoids and various other compounds. Within those compounds are two specific cannabinoids known as THC and CBD.
As noted, THC is the compound that gives cannabis or marijuana users the feeling of being ‘high’ we mentioned. CBD, on the other hand, is a compound that has been known to possibly offer some health benefits – although there is not enough solid clinical evidence to suggest this.
CBD oil is widely believed to offer a host of attributes that can offer relief for anxiety, seizure, and inflammation. We should stress, however, that while this belief is held firm, almost resolute, amongst millions of people worldwide, there is no actual proof that CBD tincture, or any other CBD oil product, offers relief for any of these problems – the theory is anecdotal only.
In the most basic terms, CBD and THC interact together to function as opposites, with CBD acting as a counteracting cushion to any possible unwanted effects that THC might produce.
Generally speaking, a ‘tincture’ product refers to a liquid, usually alcohol-based extract, that is digested under the tongue. In essence, CBD tinctures are as simple as that – CBD extract in a small glass bottle, which is rather similar in how it’s applied and the potential effects it offers to CBD oils.
CBD Oil Vs CBD Tinctures
Herbal tinctures have traditionally been created by steeping plant material in alcohol for a number of weeks. In order to obtain CBD, hemp flowers or buds are steeped in alcohol or an alcohol-and-water solution, which draws the CBD from the plant and yields a highly concentrated solution.
Hemp can be steeped in a plant-based oil or other compounds to create a CBD tincture, though. (This is presently the approach that is most frequently used to make CBD tincture).
Other substances, such as sweeteners, may be added to the highly concentrated CBD, producing a finished product that may or may not contain alcohol. It’s crucial to remember that although the phrases CBD tinctures and CBD oil are frequently used interchangeably, they aren’t always interchangeable.
CBD oil can come from CBD extracted using a different method and added to an oil carrier agent like olive oil, sesame oil, or MCT oil (derived from coconuts). Tinctures can also be a way to deliver CBD oil.
Traditionally, alcohol is used to make herbal tinctures, including ones containing cannabis or CBD oils. However, the term ‘tincture’ is commonly being used to apply not solely to CBD tincture but to cannabis-based products made using alcohol and products made with various different types of carrier oil, such as coconut oil, for example. While tinctures might refer to either, CBD oils are frequently referred to as oil-based products.
In either case, a tincture is a highly concentrated herbal extract of CBD oils that should only be used sparingly because it may be absorbed quicker and easier by the body.
How are CBD Tinctures Used?
For the best results when utilizing a CBD tincture, users should apply the CBD oil drop under the tongue for around two minutes. If you immediately swallow it, the CBD will pass through your digestive system; this delays the onset of any effects.
Keep it under your tongue initially so that the blood vessels in your mouth can absorb most of the tincture. This causes it to operate quicker—typically within 15 to 60 minutes. The effect can last six to eight hours.
CBD oil dispensed through tinctures is usually concentrated, so only a drop or two is needed. Additionally, tinctures don’t contain as much sugar, in contrast to many CBD consumables like CBD candy or cookies. Some of the CBD in tinctures also passes through the digestive system. Eating food concurrently may hasten the effect.
CBD oils enter the bloodstream quite fast when used in CBD tincture format. The only option that is quicker than tinctures is vaping. The effects of CBD when vaped, however, don’t last as long (often only two to three hours), and the delivery technique is thought to be riskier because there may be unknown impurities in the oil that could be harmful to the lungs.
CBD Tinctures – Different Products Available
There are normally three basic types of tinctures available through CBD tincture: full spectrum CBD oil, broad spectrum CBD oil, and CBD isolates. Let’s take a look at all three, starting with full-spectrum CBD.
Full-spectrum CBD Oil
Full-spectrum CBD oil and CBD tincture contain all of the components of the cannabis Sativa plant, including CBD oils and also small traces of THC (less than 0.3 percent THC, as a legislative rule) and terpenes, which are plant compounds used in full spectrum CBD oil.
The growing acceptance of CBD Full Spectrum Oil (FSO) is a result of the whole plant extracts’ potential therapeutic benefits. After extraction, CBD full spectrum oil, in the form of CBD tincture, keeps all of the trace amounts of terpenes and minor cannabinoids present in the hemp plant. However, it can also be used in tinctures, topicals, cosmetics, and vapes.
Full-spectrum CBD products are frequently utilized as gel caps or soft gels. Since the flavor profile of full spectrum CBD oil through CBD tincture tends to be fairly potent due to the retention of all minor cannabinoids and the majority of terpenes, it is typically not used in CBD edibles.
Broad Spectrum CBD Oil
Broad Spectrum CBD oil is basically the same as the full-spectrum, minus one quite key ingredient that makes broad spectrum a product in its own right.
Broad-spectrum CBD oil usually contains most compounds derived from cannabis plants. But with broad spectrum CBD oil, everything is present apart from the key ingredient we mentioned, which is THC., of which broad spectrum contains trace amounts only.
Some broad-spectrum CBD products will contain minute traces of THC, however – way lower than the legislated 0.3% as stated in the Farm Bill. Broad-spectrum CBD oil is also quite different from CBD isolate, which might be best described as raw, unadulterated CBD.
Broad-spectrum CBD oil is generally a good choice for anyone who would prefer to abstain from THC.
CBD isolate is pure CBD oil that is available without THC. Manufacturers create CBD isolation by removing the entire cannabis plant’s contents, leaving only the CBD. What’s left over is a pure crystalline substance devoid of THC, terpenes, flavonoids, and other elements found in cannabis plants. CBD isolate is known for its versatility, used in a wide range of consumer products.
CBD Tincture Dosage
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate the use of CBD, with the exception of one CBD product, a prescription medication intended to treat seizures linked to specific conditions. (In fact, selling CBD as a supplement or adding it to food is forbidden.) In order to find the perfect mg of CBD for you, it is advisable to speak with a doctor who has expertise in administering CBD.
So, how much CBD oil should you take? As measured in milligrams (mg), your individual endocannabinoid system can greatly influence your mg CBD dosage. The perfect mg CBD dosage is still a topic of active research; additional extensive, high-quality studies in various groups are required to establish the proper dosing, efficacy, and safety standards.
It is advisable to start with half an mg CBD drop or a full mg CBD drop and build from there to see what has the most desired effect for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is CBD oil tincture the same as regular CBD Tincture?
No. Despite the fact that the two phrases are frequently used interchangeably, they refer to two distinct items. CBD oils have an oil base, as their name would imply. Conversely, the foundation of CBD tinctures is alcohol.
Do CBD Oil tincture and CBD oil offer the same results or alleged benefits?
Yes, CBD oil tincture and regular CBD oil produce the same results. The only distinction between CBD tincture and CBD oils is the liquid used to suspend the CBD, which makes both equally effective. CBD oil tinctures are simply processed differently to regular CBD tinctures.
Is hemp seed oil the same as CBD oil tinctures?
Despite being made from separate portions of the same plant, hemp seed oil and CBD oil are significantly distinct. Since CBD is absent from hemp seed seeds, the hemp seed oil is devoid of the substance. Hemp oil and hemp seed oil are slightly different products as one is derived from the flower, and the other is derived from the seeds.
CBD products are definitely a growing market right now, with many retailers capitalizing on the boom and vast profits to be had with this emerging industry. However, as the industry grows, suppliers and wholesalers of varying quality are growing with it.
In order to give the best input materials from high-quality attested seeds with premium genetics, Vantage works with only the best-certified hemp farmers. We have exceptional skills in producing CBD extracts from hemp and creating finished products using CBD. We are experts in the commercial manufacture of CBD Full Spectrum Oils, CBD Distillates, and CBD Isolates, as well as the formulation of ingredient-based products and completed goods for international markets.