The legalization of cannabis and cannabis byproducts in Canada has caused a surge of CBD products in the country. There are so many options in the market that it’s hard to even figure out which product is best for you.
It is a matter of personal preference, after all. There’s no singular CBD product that can meet everyone’s needs. And the more you understand the options you have available, the easier it’ll be for you to choose the product that’s right for you.
Let’s talk about CBD tinctures, what they are, and what advantages they have over CBD oil and other alternatives.
How CBD tinctures work
A tincture is any medical condition preserved in alcohol. Historically, tinctures were used to preserve medicinal herbs for future use. In the case of CBD, tinctures usually contain decarboxylated hemp suspended alcohol. Extra CBD may be added in order to increase the strength of the mixture.
The presence of actual hemp in the mixture is one of the biggest differentials of tinctures. It is what differentiates a tincture from CBD oil, although some manufacturers use the terms interchangeably.
Let’s take a look at the benefits you can enjoy by using CBD tinctures.
1. Full-spectrum benefits
CBD and THC are the two most popular active agents found in the hemp plant, but they aren’t all the plant has to offer. In fact, scientists have identified 113 active cannabinoids in the hemp plant. The other active agents, often called minor cannabinoids, also have unique impacts on the body and provide a variety of benefits.
It’s the presence of minor cannabinoids that makes many believe that full-spectrum CBD is healthier than products made using CBD isolates. And there’s no better way to make sure a product is full-spectrum than getting a tincture with actual hemp in it.
2. Dietary benefits
Like many leafy greens, hemp is actually quite healthy. It’s used as part of different meals around the world. By choosing to use a tincture, you’ll also get the nutritional benefits associated with ingesting hemp, including many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
If you are one of the people who appreciate the earthly taste of hemp and CBD oil, you’ll enjoy using a tincture. Since they have actual hemp biomass as part of its composition, tinctures have a strong and distinct taste.
This characteristic also makes tinctures an attractive ingredient when cooking with CBD. It’s an easy way to bring an herbal flavor to your gummies, brownies, or to your morning coffee.
Plant preservation is the reason why tinctures were created in the first place, so it’s no surprise that they last a long time. Most manufacturers say that CBD oil has a shelf-life of six months after being opened. Tinctures, on the other hand, may last three years or more. If you can store them sealed and away from sunlight, there’s no reason why they can’t theoretically last much longer.
If you are building a CBD business and want a product you can buy in bulk without fear of it expiring, tinctures might be the right choice for you. Want to learn more about CBD? Check out Cibdol’s CBD Encyclopedia.