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Before medicating, it is always great to really understand what are tinctures?
CBD tinctures are made from potent CBD –rich buds. CBD is the therapeutic component of cannabis and any strain with a high CBD content is considered medicinal. CBD tinctures are used for the faster relief of medical and mental conditions including pain, nausea, and vomiting, headaches, anxiety, stress, and depression.
And CBD tinctures may also have side effects as well. Users may experience dry mouth, dry eyes, headaches, and restlessness. People new to taking cannabis may find CBD tincture more powerful than other cannabis products. So take CBD tinctures moderately to avoid these side effects and to get instant relief from your ailments.
And if you need immediate relief or you just can’t handle smoking or vaping CBD or THC then a tincture is the best alternative. Seniors, children, and people who are very sick can benefit so much from taking tinctures.
Why Taking Tinctures Is The Best?
For most people who use medical cannabis, tinctures are the best mode of intake. Tinctures are usually placed under the tongue where large networks of blood vessels are located. When the medication is placed under the tongue, the components of the tincture are readily absorbed into the bloodstream. You will be able to experience recreational or therapeutic effects quicker.
Another thing about tinctures is that this may be added to different kinds of food and beverages. You can place tinctures in juices, ice creams, sherbets, gelatin, soups, salad dressing, and mashed potatoes and gravy.
Can You Take Tinctures Anytime?
Tinctures should be taken under the supervision of your doctor or a marijuana-friendly medical professional. Doctors will give you a prescription for the right kind of tincture to use. Just like any prescription for any medication, he will place the dose and the duration of your treatment.
Tinctures used for medical ailments and diseases may need prolonged or extended treatments and thus you need to take the tincture for many weeks or months. Tinctures are often taken without food so the effects are more potent and therefore you’ll feel the relief immediately.
If you want to take marijuana tinctures for any medical condition, consult your doctor. There are over the counter marijuana tinctures but you must find a reliable dispensary or shop to buy from. Do not use homemade tinctures because the quality and effectiveness may be questionable. Trust only tinctures from top suppliers with good ratings or reviews.
How to Take Tinctures?
Tinctures can be ingested a variety of ways. Common ways are:
- sublingual (under the tongue)
- added on top of food, or put in a drink
sublingual taking tinctures
To take a cannabis tincture sublingually, the steps are quite simple. Just fill up the eye dropped that is included on the screw on lid to the bottle. Fill up by squeezing the rubber top, until you reach the desired dosage marker on the glass dropper.
Then squeeze the cannabis tincture under your tongue. Now leave it there for a good 60-180 seconds. After the duration of time you can swish the cannabis tincture around your mouth, before swallowing it.
What does this do?
The CBD cannabinoids are absorbed more quickly and readily underneath the tongue, and inside the cheek tissue. The CBD or THC even, is carried away immediately in to the blood stream with the advantage of by passing the digestive system and producing quick effects.
How long does it last?
Effects when taken tinctures sublingual act is about 30 minutes, and can last up to 3 hours in duration depending on a variety of variables.
CBD tinctures or THC tinctures can simply be swallowed. Advantage, effects do last longer compared to sublingual
How long does it last?
Swallowing tinctures produces effects for about 5-6 hours and will take 1-2 hours to start producing effects.
Put on food or in a drink
This method is pretty much the same as swallowing it, and follows the same pattern.