CBD for newbies

CBD Tinctures for Beginners

CBD is a holistic alternative health supplement that is being used to promote overall health and wellness; it is also utilized to support the treatment of many health conditions and their symptoms. Tinctures can be a convenient way to experience the positive effects of CBD without the harmful consequences associated with other methods of ingestion, such as vaping or smoking.

Tinctures have been used for centuries to administer and preserve compounds from medicinal plants, including the hemp and cannabis plant. A tincture is a highly concentrated, specifically designed liquid that can be administered orally or topically. It is recommended to purchase products containing CBD from reputable sellers.

CBD Products

There is a plethora of CBD merchandise currently on the market, with more becoming available daily. Some of these products contain only CBD, while others contain all of the compounds extracted from the cannabis or hemp plant. Products that contain CBD include oils that can be smoked, tinctures, edible products like gummies, drinks, lotions and salves. Consumer feedback has motivated the industry to further improve CBD products and make them more convenient for distribution and use.

CBD Tincture

Originally, a tincture was a type of medicine that was extracted from plants by placing them in an alcohol solution, which created a concentrated liquid extract. A CBD tincture can be made by steeping parts of the hemp, or cannabis plant, in alcohol, or other solvents that extract the active compounds from the plant; heat is applied to this solution for a significant amount of time, which forces most of the alcohol to evaporate. A more modern and safer method to extract CBD is by using CO2. Carbon Dioxide Extraction, also known as Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE), is one of the processes used to separate the active compounds desired from either the hemp or the cannabis plant. It pulls all of the cannabinoids, terpenes oils, and waxes from the plant so that additional processes can single out each of the compounds individually. Winterization and short path distillation are two processes used to separate and isolate CBD and other phytochemicals retrieved from the plant. This is the cleanest form of extraction that doesn’t leave a residue.

CBD tinctures sold in today's markets are often made with carrier oils like MCT Coconut oil  and contain other compounds that are complementary to the effects of CBD. Tinctures that contain Cannabidiol (CBD) allow for maximum absorption quickly and efficiently, giving the body rapid results. This product is often sold in a small bottle with a dropper. This extract is administered by drops that can be used sublingually, which is applied and absorbed under the tongue, or it can be added to food and beverages; it can also be applied topically, depending on the ingredients. Tinctures are available in different dosages and strengths; it is recommended to seek the advice of a knowledgeable CBD dealer when first using CBD.

CBD

CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a compound derived from the hemp or cannabis plant not the seeds. Hemp Seed oil is extracted from the seeds and does not contain CBD. It does not contain any of the psychoactive properties that its cousin THC is known for, but it does contain many of the same beneficial healing properties. CBD that is derived from the hemp plant, and contains less than 0.3% THC, is legal at the federal level in the United States under the Hemp Farm Bill Act, which was legislated in 2018.

The Hemp Farm Bill lifted the ban on the production of hemp, and it allows for the cultivation and use of hemp at the commercial level and under special circumstances. CBD product regulations can be different at the state level; some states have legalized all cannabis products including THC, while others may require a prescription and a medical marijuana card. It is recommended to buy CBD from a reputable seller that understands the regulations that are placed on CBD at all levels of the government.

CBD Science

CBD is a cannabinol that stimulates the brain as it reacts with receptors in the endocannabinoid system, which is located throughout the body. This extensive system is thought to regulate the cardiovascular, nervous, and immune systems’ cell function; help control pain, appetite, sleep, anxiety; and assist in maintaining homeostasis throughout the body.

CBD influences the body to use its cannabinoids more effectively as it increases anandamide in the endocannabinoid system, which is known to produce feelings of being blissful. This relaxed state can help improve and enhance the body's overall health and wellness. Studies are proving that CBD has pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory, and stress-relieving properties and even works in some pets like cats and dogs.

Benefits of CBD

The benefits of CBD have been documented throughout history, including their medicinal properties, use in religious rituals, use for personal care and hygiene, and food preparation. The current research has supported many of these findings, and they have discovered more in the process. There have been additional medical conditions and ailments added to the list of benefits, thus making CBD a versatile health supplement to welcome, and add to your health and wellness journey. Some of the benefits CBD can offer include:

• Pain Relief
• Anti-Inflammatory Properties
• Reduce Anxiety and Depression
• Possible Anti-Cancer Agent
• Alleviate Cancer-Related Symptoms
• Reduce Acne
• Enhance Mood, Thinking, and Memories
• Influence Appetite
• Neuropathic Qualities- Has Been Approved as an Epileptic Drug for Children

Carrier Oils

CBD is often blended with carrier oils, which will allow the compound to be more efficient and have more versatility. MCT ( coconut oil) provides the best benefits as a carrier oil for CBD. It is a saturated plant fat that has a greater bioavailability than many other carrier oils. MCT is made of smaller fat molecules that are absorbed quickly by the body through the liver. This allows for the relatively rapid release of CBD into the body while the carrier oil is immediately metabolized into energy.

CBD Types

There are three types of CBD from the plant it is being derived from; they include full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate. Full-spectrum CBD is an extraction process that does not eliminate or filter out any of the cannabinoids that it contains, including THC. Broad-spectrum extraction refers to the process of filtering out the THC, specifically from hemp-derived CBD. The final type of extraction is CBD isolate, and it is a powder form that has all of the cannabinoids filtered out except CBD; isolate is the purest form of CBD available for purchase.



Conclusion

CBD tinctures are derived from compounds pulled from the hemp or cannabis plants, and they have a whole lot to offer on behalf of health and wellness support. It is always recommended to consult with a physician before adding any health supplements, including CBD, to your routine. Recent legalization, and interest in the medicinal and healing properties of CBD, has caused an influx of research and use throughout the world. This has opened many doors to the benefits and uses of CBD.