Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a phytocannabinoid, a chemical plant compound that occurs naturally in the cannabis plant family.
CBD comes from Hemp and THC come from the marijuana plant. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and the hemp plant are part of the same family. The Hemp plant contains 0.3% THC or less which isn’t enough to give the psychoactive effect that marijuana offers.
Though much research has been conducted and more needs to be done, researchers do know that when CBD enters the body, it binds with the receptors in our endocannabinoid system- which is believed to be where homeostasis is maintained. CBD will not get you “high” but it is credited for the following:
• anti-inflammatory/pain relief properties
• boosting mood
• calming anxiety and ultimately reducing stress
• treating nausea & stimulates appetite
• helps with insomnia and restless sleep.
CBD tinctures are used to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Phytocannabinoids in hemp extract interact with cannabinoid receptors located throughout our bodies. This interaction supports homeostasis (balance) throughout the body. Millions of people use CBD oil to find balance in their sleep patterns, support post-workout recovery, and maintain focus, among other benefits!
CBD tinctures are a fast-acting way to introduce hemp extract to your routine. Since they absorb quickly, CBD tinctures are ideal for sudden anxious triggers, middle-of-the-night sleep support, and everyday aches.
CBD oil is hemp extract—a viscous oil enriched with phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial molecules. When you mix CBD with another carrier oil, such as MCT oil or extra virgin olive oil, it becomes a tincture.
Alternately, some companies use alcohol to extract phytocannabinoids from hemp plant matter. Manufacturers then strain the mixture and bottle the alcohol and CBD oil combination as tinctures.
The most common way to take a CBD tincture is to draw the hemp extract into the dropper and release it into the mouth. Allow the tincture to absorb and swallow.
Using CBD tinctures is a versatile way of infusing wellness into your everyday routine. They can be taken alone, or they’re also excellent additions to baked goods, coffee, and salad dressings. Our skin also has cannabinoid receptors and can benefit from a couple drops of CBD tincture added to your favorite lotion or shampoo!
Zen Bloom’s CBD tinctures are derived from hemp and should not elicit a psychoactive experience. If you live in a state with medical or recreational marijuana laws, it is possible to buy CBD oil derived from marijuana. You can also purchase CBD oil high in THC. In these cases, CBD tinctures might cause mind-altering effects.
There are no known side effects to using CBD tinctures. Taking too much CBD oil might cause some drowsiness. It’s also suggested that those with liver conditions take smaller servings of CBD.
Everybody has different needs, tolerances, and preferences. We generally recommend one dropperful of CBD tincture per day. Take more as needed.
eeling the effects of CBD tinctures is dependent on a person’s metabolism, diet, and tolerance to CBD. CBD tinctures work faster than other forms of CBD (such as gummies or softgels) because most of the phytocannabinoids get absorbed in the mouth. Some people might feel effects instantaneously, while others may need to wait anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour.
Since CBD tinctures are absorbed quicker, we metabolize the phytocannabinoids faster. While you can feel the benefits of most CBD products for up to eight hours, the benefits of CBD tinctures tend to last between four and six hours.
The half-life of CBD is one to two days. Depending on how much CBD you use, it might remain in your system for up to a week.
Store your CBD tincture in a dry area with little sunlight. If you follow proper storage methods, a CBD tincture can last 14 to 24 months.