How to Use a Hemp Extract Tincture: A Simple Tutorial
For new Hemp Extract users, Hemp Extract oil tinctures are one of the most popular ways to use Hemp Extract. They’re fast-acting, convenient and easy to use, allowing anyone to enjoy the benefits of Hemp Extract. If you’re new to Hemp Extract, understanding how to use a Hemp Extract tincture is a skill that’s essential and, thankfully, super easy to learn.
In this guide, we’ll explain what a Hemp Extract tincture is, how it works, and walk you through a simple process on how to use a Hemp Extract tincture.
What is Hemp Extract?
Classified as a phytocannabinoid, Cannabidiol (Hemp Extract) is a natural compound produced in the sticky resin of the Cannabis plant.
Hemp Extract can be extracted from Cannabis and used in a variety of products such as oil tinctures, edibles, e-liquids, and topicals.
Unlike other phytocannabinoids like Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Hemp Extract is completely non-intoxicating. This allows Hemp Extract to deliver the therapeutic properties of the Cannabis plant, without inducing the mind-altering effects associated with “getting high.”
When extracted from Hemp (a classification of Cannabis that contains a very low amount of THC and is grown primarily for industrial purposes), Hemp Extract is legal to use in the United States, under the 2018 Farm Bill.
How Does Hemp Extract Work?
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a network of receptors found throughout the central nervous system and other biological systems that can interact with cannabinoids like Hemp Extract and THC.
By influencing these receptors, studies have shown that Hemp Extract can help maintain and improve their functionality, thereby improving the integrity of the systems they regulate.
This interaction is what allows Hemp Extract to deliver numerous health benefits such as stress relief, pain management, and more.
What is a Hemp Extract Tincture
Prior to the age of medicine, tinctures had been used for centuries and were the primary means of treating health conditions.
A tincture is a concentrated liquid form of one or more herbs, such as cannabis, which is produced by soaking the plant in a solvent, such as alcohol or vegetable glycerine, for several weeks. In the case of Hemp Extract oil tincture, a high Hemp Extract-strain of cannabis could be soaked in alcohol for several weeks until it is formed into a liquid state.
Depending on the desired effects of the tincture, the liquid can be refined to contain certain compounds from the plant.
Once the plant extract is in a liquid state, it can then be administered sublingually (under the tongue) with a dropper.
How to Use a Hemp Extract Tincture
When Hemp Extract oil is administered sublingually by dropper, it means to drip the Hemp Extract oil under the tongue then hold it there for 30-90 seconds before swallowing. This allows the Hemp Extract oil to absorb into the vein under your tongue and enter the bloodstream where it can then administer its effects.
The Advantages of Hemp Extract Tinctures
Hemp Extract tinctures are not only an easy and popular method of consuming Hemp Extract––they are a very effective method to consume Hemp Extract.
Because a Hemp Extract tincture is highly concentrated, it delivers Hemp Extract throughout the body quicker than other methods such as capsules or edibles. It is also much easier for the body to break down – as compared to breaking down a capsule or edible.
This is extremely beneficial for people suffering from acute conditions such as pain or anxiety. Furthermore, using Hemp Extract as a tincture provides a smokeless alternative to other methods such as vaping Hemp Extract, which comes as a huge benefit for persons who have health conditions preventing them from vaping, or if they don’t prefer it.
Wondering How Much Hemp Extract You Should Take?
Learn how to determine your proper dosage of Hemp Extract in our easy infographic below and read our full guide here: What’s the Best Hemp Extract Dosage