CBD Tinctures

The terms CBD tincture and CBD oil often get used interchangeably – but there’s a key difference: CBD tinctures contain a base of alcohol for their extraction and CBD oils use an oil as their carrier. At CV Sciences, we decided to only use CBD oils instead of CBD tinctures because many sensitive customers prefer a product that contains no alcohol. But other than their base, the functional differences are not large. Tinctures tend to use pumps and oils tend to use droppers – but both contain full-spectrum CBD extracts and both are a powerful way to harness the healing power of hemp.



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What are CBD Tinctures?

The use of tinctures go far back in history. For early pharmacists like the Egyptians, they would soak plants in the strongest alcohol available – usually beer or wine or mead - to extract the active ingredients. The process became more efficient once the Arabs invented the distillation of alcohol and supercharged it with the strength of liquor. It then became much easier to extract the essence of plants.


The most important medical plants of the ancient world, was soon being extracted with liquor as well. Extracts of hemp spread across the world and their use became a mainstay for medical use by everyone from the European physicians to the Chinese doctors and finally out onto the pharmacy shelves of the early United States.


Why do we sell cbd oil?

Because many do not like the taste or health effects of strong alcohol, that’s why CV Sciences uses CO2 extraction, a safe and clean method used widely throughout the herbal world, to extract all of the active ingredients out of our hemp biomass. This hemp extract is then placed into olive oil because it’s one of the easiest oils for the stomach and GI tract to digest. This method gets all of the CBD, terpenes, minor cannabinoids, and fatty acids into one easy-to-use oil.

CBD Tinctures FAQs

Below are some common questions we hear frequently asked, regarding CBD Tinctures.

With a pump top, you can dispense the amount of CBD tincture you’d like to use and then take it orally. You can also take your CBD tincture in something like orange juice to cover the taste. With CBD oils, you use a dropper and the olive oil gives a more pleasant flavor.
CBD tinctures made from full-spectrum hemp extracts lead to many of the benefits of CBD, including: Soothing of anxiety A healthier sleep cycle Help with occasional pain A balm for exercise A more balanced metabolic and energy processing The entourage effect of all the minor cannabinoids, fatty acids, and terpenes working together for health
CBD tinctures are created by putting CBD rich hemp into ethanol. The alcohol extracts the minor cannabinoids, terpenes, and fatty acids that give CBD tinctures their healthy effects.
With CBD tinctures and CBD oils, it’s always best to start low and go slow. Many people do not need much CBD to find it helpful and as little as 5 mg might be enough to do the trick. We recommend taking the minimum amount for a week to let the CBD balance out your endocannabinoid system. Then start slowing increasing your serving size until you find the sweet spot of CBD tincture or CBD oil that works for you.
Yes, if you get the right one. It’s unfortunate but the popularity of CBD has led to a rash of unscrupulous sellers. Never buy CBD tincture or CBD oil from a company that does not share third party test results for every batch. But if you get a high-quality product, CBD tinctures and oils are very effective. There’s a reason for their explosion of popularity: they work. The CBD and other minor cannabinoids interact with your endocannabinoid system to bring health and balance to the body and mind.
Not unless you are quite sensitive or taking a lot of product do CBD tinctures get you high. If they are made from full spectrum hemp extracts, there will be the minor amounts of THC as allowable by law. If someone ingests a lot of the CBD tincture or if they have a high sensitivity to the effects of THC, they might notice psychoactive effects, but this is rare. If you do experience psychoactive effects, use smaller amounts in the future or use an isolated CBD product.
Oral CBD tinctures tend to start working within twenty minutes and to reach full efficacy within an hour. If you don’t feel the effects of a CBD tincture within two hours, you can take more.