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Maximizing the Power of CBD: How to Best Use CBD Tinctures for Optimal Results

Tinctures are oil based medications that are taken sublingually. Here are some key takeaways about sublingual administration of tinctures:

Sublingual Administration

  • CBD tinctures are administered under your tongue to be absorbed through the tissues and small blood vessels in this area before directly passing into the bloodstream.

  • Tinctures start to work faster than edibles or oral medications like capsules. This is because they don’t have to pass through your gastrointestinal tract which means they aren't metabolized through the liver.

    • There are fewer steps for the medication to take effect.

    • A tincture's onset of action is 20 minutes vs 30-90 minutes for an edible or capsule.

  • The effect of tinctures is very consistent—when they start to work and the effect produced.

  • The length of action of a tincture ranges from 4-6 hours vs 4-8 hours for edibles and oral medications like capsules.

  • Tinctures can be ideal for people who have trouble chewing, swallowing or problems with digestion such as after certain intestinal surgeries or medical conditions. They can also be a great route for patients with liver disease or liver damage.

  • Tinctures can be placed in a liquid or solid food product.

    • This converts the tincture into an edible.

  • Many drugs, including CBD, are more potent taken sublingually.

    • About twice as much of CBD gets to the bloodstream if taken as tincture compared to an edible or capsule.

  • If you don’t like tinctures, but do like edibles, a tip we often discuss is not swallowing an edible immediately. By keeping it in your mouth longer you will partially convert the edible into a sublingual.

Tinctures are a great way to use CBD. It provides a very consistent delivery and effect. Tinctures do work faster as they enter your system faster than edibles. You will find tinctures to be an incredible way to use CBD. The best way to use CBD tinctures is with daily use. This allows the medication to remain at a constant level in your body. This will keep your symptoms at a constant lower level.

Full Spectrum tinctures can be an excellent way of benefiting from as many of the cannabinoids as possible with a low amount of THC. Our Reclaim and Serenity tinctures are both Full Spectrum. If you prefer to not have THC, then our Broad Spectrum Awakening Tincture is an excellent option. It contains many cannabinoids, but has zero THC. All of our tinctures are carefully formulated by medical doctors and cannabinoid experts to provide the highest degree of medicinal benefits expected from CBD.

If you have more questions about CBD and how it can help you, please schedule a CBD consultation here. Products from the #1 Doctor Recommended Brand can be purchased here.

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