How to Use Hemp Oil Tincture, a Helpful Guide
Despite only seeming a relatively recent addition to the wellness world, hemp has been at work delivering its superior benefits as far back as the 1980s according to some, whereas some believe it has links to the ancient world.
There are many different ways in which humans and pets can enjoy their properties, such as capsules, lotions, oils, and tinctures.
In this article, we are going to focus on tinctures, with their stylish apothecary-style presentation. Before we look a little more in-depth at tinctures and how to use them, let’s look below at the short answer.
How do I use Hemp Oil Tincture?
Hemp oil tincture is designed to be taken orally. Using a suction dropper bottle, hemp oil tincture is to be dropped directly under your tongue. We recommend finding your perfect dose by starting slow and increasing over time until you feel the benefits. The Endocannabinoid (ECS) system needs time to open to the many benefits that hemp may offer to our bodies.
Now we’ve seen in brief how to use Hemp Oil Tinctures, in order to help us more fully understand the important ways in which to use it, let’s start first by exploring what exactly a tincture is.
What is A Tincture?
A herbal tincture is made by using a mixture of alcohol and water to extract compounds from a plant.
Sometimes, extracts use oil, vinegar or glycerin in place of the alcohol content as the solvent. This is great for those who prefer to not take alcohol with their hemp.
However, the compounds made from the above elements may not always present you with the level of potency found in the alcohol mixes.
So now we’ve seen what a tincture is, let’s look more specifically at what a Hemp Oil Tincture is specifically.
“An herbal tincture is made by using a mixture of alcohol and
water to extract compounds from a plant.”
What is Hemp oil Tincture?
One of the primary benefits of a tincture is how convenient it is to take, it’s the long shelf life and the simplicity of popping it directly under your tongue by using the dropper. Another really useful and simple feature of a tincture is that you can easily adjust your dose and the number of drops you require.
CBD tinctures are generally made from high hemp strains of hemp and are a perfect way to assist with you and your pet’s wellness program.
“One of the primary benefits of a tincture is how
convenient it is to take.”
Now that we understand exactly what a tincture is and more importantly, what a hemp tincture is, let’s take a look below at some great tips on how to efficiently take your tincture to achieve the best results.
All pets and humans have the capacity to enjoy the ways in which CBD oil can assist with overall wellbeing, due to the Endocannabinoid System found in the bodies of all mammals. This is more commonly abbreviated to ECS.
Generally, if you or your pet aren’t feeling any benefits, it can often be a dosage issue.
If you’ve ever wondered why you aren’t feeling the benefits of your hemp, you may automatically come to the conclusion that it’s the oil itself that is at fault. However, when hemp doesn’t seem to be working, simply changing the dose or brand could help to rectify that.
Those who prefer the sublingual Tincture, which is more commonly known as under the tongue method does have its variants of dosage. For example, some people use only a single drop and others are failing to make sure it goes directly under their tongue.
In order for you to really enjoy the benefits of hemp tinctures let’s take a look below at important procedures to follow to make sure you are taking the tincture correctly.
- Firstly, make sure you give the bottle a good shake. After you are sure it has been mixed properly, fully fill the dropper. Most droppers only have the size to suction half mL in one sucking action, so to make sure you are taking the full mL dose, repeat the process.
- The next thing to do after you have made sure you are squirting the dropper directly under your tongue, make sure you hold the tincture in your mouth for 30-60 seconds. You can do this by swooshing it around your mouth.
So now that we’ve looked at how easy it to take your tincture, you may be wondering exactly how much to take? Hemp is not a one size fits all way to think when trying to find the perfect dose.
It’s easiest to think of hemp the same as the caffeine content present in your morning coffee when working out the correct dosage which is right for you.
For instance, some people feel a caffeine hit as soon as the first sip of coffee is taken, whereas others can drink a couple of cups of coffee and hardly notice the caffeine content.
For more wellbeing benefits, our 1000mg or 1500mg bottles are a good choice. These are 33.33mg and 50mg respectively per dose.
Typically, the 1000mg and under bottles are best for petite users or when less effect is required.
When should I take the hemp tincture?
We suggest taking a dose in the morning and night. Wait a few days and if you are still not feeling any benefits simply add another dose sometime during the day, and so on until you begin to notice a difference.
Many of our users report that it can take up to a week or two to arrive at the perfect dosage. This is because the beneficial nutrients need a little time to effectively build in your body, which allows for the best results. Keep doing this until the desired effect is received.
It’s fine to use a combination of methods to feel the positive benefits of hemp. For instance, using tinctures, gummies and creams simultaneously may be the perfect combination to reach your desired effects.
The important thing to remember is to make sure you keep a count of how many milligrams you are taking until you begin to feel the benefit. This will then be the correct dosage for you.
Hemp for pets
As your Pets have the same Endocannabinoid System (ECS) that humans have, they can receive the same benefits. For cats and dogs, you can simply squirt a dose in the mouth or rub on the gums. Adding the CBD to food is another great way to help your fury friend get their proper dose.
Now we’ve looked at specific dosages, you may be wondering as to the benefits of a tincture versus taking CBD oil in other ways, such as creams, capsules or gummies, so let’s take a look below.
“The important thing to remember is to make sure you keep a count of how many milligrams
you are taking until you begin to feel the benefit.”
CBD tincture vs other methods of consumption
Tinctures that are taken under the tongue, which are known as sublingual tinctures tend to be the most effective methods because the active CBD content is delivered directly into your bloodstream.
A CBD gummy or even a supplement, on the other hand, takes a little longer as it is required to be absorbed through the digestive tract. This can not only take longer but also results in a less potent effect.
A tincture may offer a broader range of compounds from the hemp plant. Topicals such as body butters and creams can help as an anti-inflammatory, but they aren’t absorbed into your bloodstream.
Finally, if you are looking to get the outstanding benefits of CBD through tinctures topicals, gummies, and even vapes, make sure you check out our store for all your CBD wellness needs. If you need any help or advice, make sure you get in touch with one of our expert team members at Young Ideas and we would love to assist you with the right choice.