As one of the more niche products in the world of CBD, tinctures are often misunderstood by people who have never used them. These concentrated mixtures of CBD oil and various carrier oils help provide a wider spectrum of effects at a greater level of potency than most other CBD products.
Over the past few years, these products have exploded in popularity. Anyone who intends to work in the CBD industry or sell CBD products should have a thorough understanding of how tinctures work. So we’ve created this handy CBD tincture guide to explain what CBD tinctures are, why they were created, their intended effects, and the target audience for these products. In this article:
- What are CBD Tinctures?
- Why is CBD Sold in This Form?
- What are the Effects of CBD Tinctures?
- Who Buys CBD Tinctures?
What are CBD Tinctures?
CBD tinctures are a potent mixture of CBD oil, carrier oils, and other solvents that enhance the effects of CBD. Tinctures are highly concentrated; for example, one 30ml bottle of tincture can contain well over 3000mg of CBD. They come in small bottles with a dropper that helps customers receive a consistent amount of CBD each time.
To enjoy these tinctures, customers apply them directly to the tongue using a dropper. The oils are often flavored to mask the concentration of CBD oil, which has a natural grassy taste. Some of the most common flavors for tinctures include peppermint, wintergreen, and vanilla.
Tinctures are created by steeping CBD-rich hemp in an alcohol and water solution. The alcohol absorbs the CBD, which is then mixed with the flavored carrier oils to create a more enjoyable experience for the customer. These carrier oils also enhance CBD’s ability to enter the bloodstream. This increases the potency of its effects and encourages those effects to kick in with greater speed.
Why is CBD Sold in This Form?
Tinctures have long been a staple of the alternative health industry. The idea of enhancing an existing product by creating a concentrate has been used for just about everything, even common food items. Like all the previous iterations of tinctures, CBD tinctures were created to provide users with a more concentrated and purer CBD experience.
Because of its more concentrated nature, the tincture format offers a number of benefits. The first key benefit is purity. Purer CBD products are desirable because they will not show up on a drug test, and will not violate any state laws [Link to CBD Laws by State]that are stricter than the federal regulations. The purity aspect of tinctures is especially important for professional athletes, government employees, and operators of heavy machinery. People in these professions undergo regular drug tests, and while anything with less than 0.3% THC should not set off the alarm, many people understandably prefer that the products they use have no THC at all.
The other key benefit of a more concentrated product is potency. Tinctures activate quickly and have a longer lasting effect than CBD that is inhaled. The dropper also makes it easier to receive an equal serving every time. Customers can use the dropper to ensure that they always receive the perfect amount of CBD for their needs.
Finally, ingestible products are more appealing than inhalable products to many people. Vaporizers, even those that vaporize pure CBD oil, still require users to inhale hot vapor into their lungs. Some people prefer to avoid this to maintain their lung health, and others have respiratory issues that prevent them from safely using vaporizers.
What are the Effects of CBD Tinctures?
Like all CBD products, CBD tinctures’ effects vary depending on the type of oil being used. Most tinctures attempt to target specific issues, such as lack of appetite, anxiety, restlessness, or chronic pain. Different carrier oils and alcohols are selected to encourage the desired effect.
The effects of tinctures are also influenced by the spectrum type of the CBD oil. The three spectrum types of CBD oil are:
- Isolate: This is pure CBD oil extracted from the hemp plant. Isolates contain only CBD and have no other cannabinoids or terpenes.
- Full-spectrum: This CBD oil is extracted from the hemp plant and contains other cannabinoids and terpenes. It is more vitamin rich, and may contain some trace amounts of THC.
- Broad-spectrum: Broad-spectrum CBD is similar to full-spectrum, but removes any trace amounts of THC.
The vitamins and minor cannabinoids [Link to Minor Cannabinoids Potential Uses and Legality]found in broad-spectrum and full-spectrum oils have been observed to produce a variety of positive health effects, but some users prefer isolates for the purity aspect.
Who Buys CBD Tinctures?
CBD tinctures are mostly purchased by experienced CBD users and those who require a purer form of CBD for professional or health reasons. These products are especially popular with workout enthusiasts who require quick relief from post-workout muscle pain but cannot afford to fail a drug test or harm their lungs by vaping.
Interestingly, these products are also popular in more boutique CBD spaces because of their ability to be mixed into different products. Many people have taken to creating CBD cocktails or mocktails that incorporate CBD instead of alcohol. It can even be incorporated into baked goods and other foods to imbue your favorite dishes with the relieving effects of a potent CBD tincture.
Add CBD Tinctures to Your List of Product Offerings
This fast-growing product category has shown no sign of slowing since hitting the market. If you want to add CBD product offerings to your shelves, then make sure that tinctures are on your list of desired products.
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