Tinctures

Tinctures

Tincture Tuesday

Tincture: Sublingual CBD application? Or is there more to the story?

CBD tinctures are by far and away the most popular hemp product on the market today. So, what exactly is a tincture and how do you use it you may ask. Most times if you ask this question to your friends, neighbors, or the clerk at your local shop they will tell you that cannabis tinctures also known as CBD oral drops, are extracts made from hemp, mixed with a carrier oil that is administered sublingually, and they would be right…almost. Yes, it is correct that the intended use of a tincture is as a sublingual cannabis oil, but is that all there is to the story? Absolutely not! Here at Appalachian Cannabis Company our tinctures cannabis derived and blended with MCT coconut oil are made with either high-quality hemp extract, or pure CBD derived from our premium Appalachian grown hemp giving you the choice between a tincture with high levels of pure CBD or a whole plant option that provides the benefit of all of the cannabinoids and terpenes present in the hemp plant. But before we explore more creative uses for CBD oil sublingual applications are one of the most popular methods of ingestion with good reason. What is the benefit of using CBD sublingual drops? High bioavailability! Bioavailability is how much of a substance your body can get into the circulatory system based on a particular method of delivery. The biggest benefit to using CBD tincture under your tongue is the fact that much of it bypasses your metabolism and goes straight into your bloodstream. Why is that important? When your body metabolizes something, it breaks a lot of it down before you can really absorb it, so by applying a tincture under your tongue it absorbs through that tissue straight into the bloodstream. Another benefit of using a tincture sublingually is how quickly you can feel relief.  Edible applications can take between one to three hours to feel the effects, but the effects of a dose under the tongue can be felt in as quickly as 15 to 30 minutes! There is no doubt that a CBD oil sublingual product is one of the best choices out there, but there are different options and milligram amounts to choose from.

CBD tincture 1,000mg? Full Spectrum? Isolate? How do you choose the right option for you?

Now that you know a little more about sublingual CBD oil and how you can use it, we can talk about the different types of tinctures and which may be best for you! The most common options you will find for a cannabis tincture for sale in today’s market are: Full Spectrum and Isolate. A Full Spectrum product means that it was made by utilizing the entire hemp plant to get the benefit of all the cannabinoids and terpenes together including the trace amounts of THC. And Isolate refers to CBD oral drops made by singularly extracting pure cannabidiol from the hemp plant and using it without the rest of the cannabinoids and terpenes present. Which sublingual cannabis option is best for you? Full spectrum tinctures provide the entourage effect, which simply put means that the cannabinoids and terpenes in the cannabis plant work best when all together which can make it a powerful anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. A full spectrum option does contain trace amounts of THC which unfortunately can lead to a false positive on a drug screen so it may not be the best choice for everyone. Isolate tinctures cannabis derived also, are different because they only contain CBD and no other cannabinoids or terpenes from the hemp plant making them the perfect choice for anyone who wants to avoid THC altogether. Many people reach for an isolate option when battling anxiety, managing pain, and trying to control problems like high blood pressure.  Isolate cannabis tincture for sale is also flavorless and odorless which makes it a great option to add to different foods and beverages without having to worry about the taste and smell being altered!

Cannabis Tincture: Food and Beverage additive?

Yes, that’s right, tinctures are not just for under the tongue, they make great additions to food and beverage options as well! There are many ways to convert sublingual CBD oil into a pantry staple in your house. The simplest way to utilize cannabis tinctures in the kitchen is to add them directly to prepared food or drinks. Some of the most common examples of this would be adding a tincture dose to a salad dressing, bowl of oatmeal, or mixing some into your favorite yogurt or applesauce, but that is just the tip of the iceberg! Because our Appalachian Cannabis Company tinctures are made with MCT coconut oil, a common ingredient that many already use in their kitchens daily, they can be added to so many different types of foods! There are a few guidelines to keep in mind when whipping up a new CBD infused recipe. Never add your tincture when you will be using high heat. High cook temperatures can degrade CBD oral drops, making them much less effective, so instead of adding your tincture in while you are sautéing everything together try adding it at the end once removed from the heat. This method will still allow for a good infusion of the tincture without worry of degrading its effectiveness. When baking, do not add to foods that have to be baked at high temperatures either. If you are making a sweet treat that needs a high temperature, think about adding your CBD sublingual oil to the icing, whipped cream or sauce that goes on top. Now that we have discussed the food portion let us move on to the beverage part!  Imagine adding a relaxing dose of cannabis tincture to a fresh smoothie after a great workout to help your body recover and clear your mind?? Or starting your morning by adding a few tincture drops to a cup of coffee or tea to help ease anxiety and lower stress levels. CBD cocktails are another way that people are using tinctures spice things up! Mixing alcoholic beverages with sublingual CBD tincture can have quite a few benefits. It has anti-anxiety effects so for those who reach for an evening cocktail to help relax and unwind from a stressful day, a CBD cocktail may just be the stress reliever they are looking for. For those that grab a cocktail to help battle pain and inflammation after a hard day of work, adding a good dose of sublingual cannabis to their favorite Manhattan or Martini might help relieve their pain and help them get a better night’s sleep. And for those who do not like to partake in alcohol consumption, CBD mocktails are coming on the scene. Mocktails are nonalcoholic beverage options that are like alcoholic cocktails. The addition of CBD sublingual drops to these mocktails can provide relaxation, stress relief and pain relief, making them the perfect option for someone who wants to relax and unwind without the intoxication that comes from alcohol or the hangover the next day. So, the next time you see a good quality cannabis tincture for sale, like our Appalachian Cannabis Company Pure CBD Tincture 1,000mg make sure to grab one and start experimenting with your favorite recipes!

Sublingual CBD oil…What can it do for my skin?

Now that we have discussed a few different ways to ingest a CBD tincture let us talk about the possibilities of using it topically! Yes, that is correct, the same stuff we are putting under our tongues and in our food can also be rubbed on our skin with amazing benefits! Cannabis tinctures like our Appalachian Cannabis Company Full Spectrum Hemp Oil make great topical applications because they are formulated with just 2 ingredients: full spectrum hemp extract and MCT coconut oil. Each of these ingredients have their own benefits in a topical application. Coconut oil on its own has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant benefits. It is also a powerful emollient meaning it can fill in the cracks in the skin which creates a smooth feeling surface and increases your skins barrier function helping it ward off attacks from harmful bacteria. It helps reduce moisture loss while never clogging your pores and helps protect your skin from those harmful UV rays! Full Spectrum hemp extract also has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits as well as being rich in Omega 3, 6 and 9, fatty acids and vitamins A, C, and E. Not only can it be rubbed on to help combat pain and inflammation but because of what a powerful antioxidant it is it can also fight the signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, sunspots, and gray hair. It also helps control oil production in your skin so if you tend to have oilier skin using something like a CBD tincture 1,000mg topically could slow your body’s production of oil, or if your skin is on the drier side, it can help increase oil production to just help your skin maintain a healthy, even complexion. Coupled together MCT Coconut Oil and cannabinoids and terpenes from the hemp plant can create an amazing topical application that can be used to benefit issues ranging from arthritis pain, and sore muscles to auto-immune skin conditions like rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema. So now you know that CBD oil sublingual applications are not exactly as they appear and are some of the most versatile cannabis products on the market! All of our tinctures cannabis derived as they are can help you find relief from a number of ailments and we hope you find a favorite way of using your Appalachian Cannabis Company sublingual CBD!