Cannabis Tinctures

You may have heard of cannabis products like edibles, concentrates, and the plant itself, but have you ever heard of tinctures? We’ll get a bit more in-depth about these little bottles of cannabis, but they are an excellent option for those with allergies or food sensitivities!

What are cannabis tinctures?

Tinctures are small bottles of cannabis-infused alcohol or MCT oil with a dropper to take in measured quantities. They are an option for those that aren’t interested in inhaling cannabis and those that may have food-related allergies and sensitivities. Tinctures can be CBD-based, THC based, or a mix of both! CBD and THC do the same thing, but THC can create euphoric effects while CBD does not.

How are cannabis tinctures made?

Tinctures are created by using a solvent like alcohol to pull cannabinoids like CBD and THC from the plant. The cannabis flowers or isolates are steeped in high-proof grain alcohol and applied to low heat for an extended time. Steeping allows the active compounds in cannabis to infuse into the alcohol, thus creating a potent liquid. Some brands add oil or flavorings to make the tincture taste better.

What are the benefits of using tinctures?

Most CBD users are attracted to it to soothe pain and ease anxiety and depression symptoms or to just relax at the end of the day. CBD and THC can also aid in so many other things like:

  • CBD is known to engage serotonin (AKA the happy hormone) receptors which regulate mood and can ease anxiety disorders, seasonal depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Tinctures, in particular, are the perfect option for those with food allergies and intolerances or looking for sugar-free and gluten-free cannabis options.
  • Neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s
  • Ease chemotherapy symptoms like nausea and vomiting
  • Skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema as CBD is a potent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial (add some drops to your moisturizer)
  • Support the circulatory system and lower blood pressure
  • Even treating pets with anxiety and joint pain. Some believe that cannabis has similar effects on dogs and cats as it does on humans but stick to tinctures or oils for your furry friends!

How do you use it?

Because the CBD or THC is concentrated in this small bottle, tinctures are meant to be taken in small doses, which is why most come with a dropper to measure the amount of liquid you’re ingesting. Tinctures are commonly taken by applying it underneath the tongue with a dropper. You can add it to things like coffee, tea, meals like soup, AND topicals like moisturizer or sunscreen.

Sweet! I learned how to use it, but how much do I take?

The standard size of a tincture bottle is 30 milliliters; however, tinctures can contain varying amounts of CBD or THC. Some may have 500mg, while others have over 1000mg! Your weight, body chemistry, and the purpose you want to use it determine how much you should use. We recommend starting slow and low doses to see how your body responds to it and slowly build tolerance.

But how does it work?

The cannabinoids in CBD and THC tinctures interact with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system (or ECS), which can help regulate various biological responses like mood, digestion, inflammation, pain, and more!

To learn more about how CBD and THC affect your body and the endocannabinoid system, check out CBD and Your Endocannabinoid System: How it Works | Amy Myers MD

Where can I purchase tinctures?! I can’t wait to try it!

We’re glad you asked! You can order cannabis tinctures online on our website!

CBD and THC products are great overall. They can incredibly impact your mental and physical health for you and your furry friends! Tinctures are an excellent alternative for anyone looking to try a new cannabis product, beginners wanting to start their cannabis journey, and those needing allergen-free options!