Why are tinctures great? Tinctures are a sublingual edible. This means when they are dropped under the tongue, it enters the bloodstream directly, bypassing the digestive system. They can be utilized in micro and large doses for all experience and tolerance levels. They can be added to various drinks and food for a traditional edible effect. The bottle and dropper system are also convenient for travel. We talk about all this and more in The Ultimate Guide To Tinctures below.
WHAT IS A TINCTURE?
The Ultimate Guide To Tinctures would be incomplete without a description first of where tinctures come from. The first culture thought to use tinctures was the Egyptians, who used distilled alcohol to soak herbs and spices to create medicines. Western medicine had an uptick in tincture use starting around the 1400s. Here in the United States, Cannabis Indica tinctures were sold in neighborhood pharmacies until the 1920s.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING A TINCTURE?
Tinctures have many benefits. Some include convenience, discretion, precise dosing, quick effects, ability to easily micro-dose, and versatility. Tinctures are also good for easing into cannabis for those who consider themselves to be cannabis newbies.
HOW DO YOU USE A TINCTURE?
These alcohol-based blends of distillate and MCT oil offer another way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis. Drop this sublingual edible under your tongue for fast absorption and quick onset. You can also ingest tinctures by adding them to food. Adding tincture to food or drink does make the onset take longer, however it allows for a longer-lasting effect. You can even use tinctures directly on your skin or mix them in an oil-based lotion or salve.
WHAT DOES A TINCTURE TASTE LIKE?
Most of our tinctures have very little flavor to them, making them ideal to drop under the tongue or to infuse a food or drink. Our flavored tinctures feature only the taste of the natural terpenes themselves (that’s how pure these are).
HOW LONG DOES A TINCTURE TAKE TO WORK?
It is dropped under the tongue so that it bypasses the digestive system and enters the bloodstream directly. This cuts down on how long it takes for users to feel the effects; tinctures typically take 25-45 minutes to work. If you add the drops to food, they are reported to work like a traditional edible.
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF TINCTURES?
Tinctures typically provide effects that are comparable to the effects of an edible.
HOW STRONG ARE TINCTURES?
Every bottle comes with a 1mL eyedropper to measure the dosage. Each serving size is 1 drop, making it easy to calculate the dosage you want. For example, a THC-only tincture has about 1.5mg of THC per drop. Check the label to see how much THC is in each drop to determine how many drops you should take. If you’re new to cannabis, it’s typically a good idea to start off with no more than 5mg of THC.
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