Why buy Cannabis Tinctures?
At least one in seven adults in the United States use or consume cannabis or cannabis products for either recreational or medicinal purposes. Naturally, the increased interest in products derived from marijuana and hemp has led to a booming cannabis and hemp industry and the development of several forms of cannabis products. Among available products on the market are cannabis tinctures. A tincture is a great way to use cannabis for many people who prefer to avoid vaping and smoking. We’ll cover everything you need to know about buying tinctures and what they can do for you.
What are Cannabis Tinctures?
A tincture is essentially a cannabis extract with an alcohol base. Originally, tinctures were the go-to option for medical cannabis, that is until cannabis became illegal in the US. However, now that many states are working through the process to legalize cannabis once more, the number of tinctures available continues to grow.
Tinctures are available for both recreational and medicinal purposes, but they tend to be very popular for individuals seeking relief from certain medical conditions. Tinctures provide a variety of benefits, including:
- Quick-acting relief
- Easy dosage control
- Long shelf life
How are Tinctures Made?
The process to make a cannabis tincture begins with soaking cannabis flowers, leaf trim, kief, or hash in alcohol. This soaking process pulls the cannabinoids and terpenes out of the cannabis plant. Extracting both cannabinoids and terpenes allows the final product to still contain the benefit of the entourage effect. After the soaking stage is completed, then the plant matter is strained and removed. The extract left behind contains high levels of the beneficial chemical compounds found in the plant. The alcohol also works as a preservative to expand their shelf-life.
How do Tinctures Work?
A cannabis tincture works when users open the glass bottles and use the included dropper to place a dose of a few drops beneath their tongue. Here, the cannabinoids and terpenes are quickly absorbed into their system. Once the CBD and THC cannabinoids are in your system, they interact with endocannabinoid systems by binding to receptors. Cannabis consumers feel the effects of the tincture fairly quickly. The endocannabinoid system helps regulate several bodily functions to maintain balance in the human body. Functions include:
- Pain sensations
As the cannabinoids from the tincture interact with your ECS you can expect quick results. However, results may vary depending on the type of tincture used. Different types of cannabis strains such as cannabis Sativa, cannabis Indica, and hemp all have different properties. The cannabinoids in the tincture can also change the tinctures desired effect. For example, weed tinctures with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) will help relieve pain, but they will also cause a euphoric psychoactive high feeling. Tinctures with only cannabidiol (CBD) don’t cause the high but are great for inflammation and a number of other health issues. Here are some of the things cannabis users frequently use the benefits of cannabis tinctures for:
- Chronic pain
- Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)
- Low appetite
- Muscle spasms
Since users feel the effects of weed tinctures so quickly, they are ideal for people who need fast-acting relief. Other ways to consume cannabis, such as store bought or homemade edibles, can take significantly longer before users feel the benefits of cannabis.
Tincture Side Effects
Side effects depend on the type of tincture you’re using. If you’re using THC tinctures then you will experience the side effect of feeling high, the same as you would if you smoked marijuana. If you’re taking a CBD tincture, side effects are few and far between. Some people experience dry mouth.
It should be noted that CBD products also decrease your liver’s ability to process other medications you may be taking, the same way that grapefruit does. So, if you’re taking heart medication or any other prescription drug then you may want to speak with your doctor if you want to add CBD to your routine.
Cannabis Tinctures vs. Cannabis Oils
THC and CBD oil and tinctures are similar but different. The primary difference between a cannabis oil and a tincture is the method of extracting the cannabinoid. For oils, the extraction method typically used is a process with CO2 while tinctures use high-proof foodgrade alcohol. THC and CBD oils also utilize a carrier oil such as coconut oil or hemp seed oil while tinctures do not. Oils can also be used topically or orally while marijuana tinctures have no effect topically. Both are stored in glass dropper bottles for precise dosing.
When purchasing any products in the cannabis world it’s important to know where the products come from and what the product contains. Whether you’re buying edibles, gummies, delta-8 THC tinctures, CBD tinctures, any hemp-derived products, or just good old-fashioned weed, you want quality products. High quality may cost you an extra few bucks, but experienced users will tell you it’s worth it. Nothing is worse than finding out you wasted your money on substandard products.
Research the brand you’re interested in or speak to the skillful workers at your local dispensary if you’re not sure where to start. They’ll be able to point you toward the bottle or product that has the ingredients, taste, and potency you’re looking for. Test it out to see if the product works for you. If not, let them know what you did and didn’t like, and they’ll try again. Finding the right cannabis product for you can change your life for the better. It’s also important to let them know exactly what your wants are so the tincture contains the ingredients you need to achieve your desired results.
Here at Burnt River Farms we make our customer’s needs a priority and are here to help you get the products you want and need.