“At the end of the day [CBD] is a fairly safe compound,” Hill says. “Although, we still need to know a lot more about it, like how it interacts with other medications people may be taking and what are the long-term effects,” he adds. And perhaps his biggest concern: “Sometimes people want to use it instead of evidence-based treatment and that can be a problem clinically in certain situations.”
An herbal tincture is made by using a mixture of alcohol and water to extract compounds from a plant—in this case, the cannabis plant.
Despite its relatively recent place in our collective consciousness, CBD has been at work delivering its calming agents as far back as the ‘80s by some estimates and the ancient world by others. With it, an almost endless menu of formulations has emerged—from capsules and oils to lotions and seltzer—each promising an even more effective dose of CBD than the last.
So are there side effects?
Tinctures, though, remain somewhat shrouded in mystery, in part because of their old-school apothecary-style packaging, but more likely because of how they’re taken: a few drops at a time, under the tongue.
At a plant level, the two chemicals operate as opposites, with CBD acting as a buffer of sorts to the effects of THC. “It’s sort of a ying and yang. THC is responsible for the high and CBD doesn’t do that,” Hill explains.
“The rate and scale of the research just hasn’t kept pace with the interest at this point. A lot of the medical uses for cannabidiol are backed by animal studies only or really no studies. So that’s where it can be a problem.”
On that note, Hill cautions to know what you’re getting: “If you’re rubbing a CBD cream onto your skin, it’s not going to be absorbed into your bloodstream,” he says. “It can operate as a local anti-inflammatory, like other over-the-counter products… but CBD may not provide any more relief than those products, and it probably will be considerably more expensive.”
Many who are just beginning to look into Delta 8 and CBD remain a bit unclear on exactly what makes a tincture a tincture and why it is helpful to use. In short, a tincture is a highly concentrated extract that is made by soaking herbs in a liquid. In the case of D8 or CBD, a tincture is made by soaking the resinous flowers of the hemp plant in high-proof alcohol and then slowly burning the alcohol off to produce a very pure, potent extract that can quickly deliver beneficial effects.
Tinctures are very easy to administer. All that is necessary is simply to dispense it under the tongue via a dropper. While tinctures can be mixed with food or beverages, administering them sublingually (under the tongue) is optimal and the best method for quick absorption. Finding the best dosage for your personal needs may require some experimentation at first, and it is recommended to start with a small amount and work your way up to the dosage that feels appropriate for your needs. The Hemp Doctor, it has been our experience that the majority of customers quickly arrive at a dosage that is ideal for their health goals. Another advantage of D8 THC and CBD is that the dosage does not need to be continually adjusted.
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