One of the oldest methods of concentrating chemical compounds of plants for medicine is by making tinctures out of them. This has been made through the history of man, creating different extracts with benefits from a wide array of plants, and surely this includes our beloved Cannabis. By tradition, tinctures are made by soaking plant materials in alcohol made from grains or some combine cane alcohol with CO2 Cannabis extract to produce a tincture that is consistent with the cannabinoid content for more accurate dosing.
How to Take to Get Full Benefits of Cannabis Tincture
Tinctures are very versatile products for several reasons. First, this can easily be added to food or beverages to reap its effects, however, it can also be taken in more than a few easy ways.
- Sublingual – This is by dropping tincture under that tongue which is absorbed by our sublingual artery. This delivers a rapid onset of effects of about 15-30 minutes with an expected peak of around 1 1/2 hours.
- Ingestion – This is by eating or swallowing food that is infused with the Cannabis tincture. This allows the THC to be converted to 11-hydroxy-THC which in a way has a longer time to kick in but surely brings in stronger and more potent effects to its consumer.
- Topical – This is by using Cannabis tincture like a liniment and is applied directly to the skin. This can be directly applied to affected areas where you want the cannabinoids to take effect. This is best used where we apply alcohol-based tinctures where the astringent effects are sought after, like skin irritation, acne problems and injuries where it is near the surface of the skin.
What are the Benefits of Cannabis Tinctures
Controlled Dosing– By taking tinctures, you can use this by taking it by drops. This allows you to consume the right amount for your dosage. Drop by drop dosing is the best way to precisely administer the right amounts for your specific needs.
Discreet Dosing Sublingually – When taking tinctures you can discreetly take a few drops of tincture under your tongue. Just hold it in for around 15 seconds before you swallow and the cannabinoids will get directly absorbed into your bloodstreams. This is the most discreet way available in consuming Cannabinoids in comparison to smoking or vaping as this will not produce any odor at all, or won’t require any conspicuous actions to be able to accomplish.
Low-Calorie counts – Tinctures have low-calorie counts compared to weed edibles. This is the best solution if you are trying to manage your calorie intake and your weight. Normally tinctures are made from 140 proof alcohol that is around 7 calories per Ml compared to baked cannabis edibles or other candy edibles that could have around 100 to 200 calories per serving.
Extended Shelf Life – Tinctures can stay good for years especially if they are stored in a dark, cool place. This can be used as an additive to food or beverage for that easy infusion process. Always make sure you use an airtight container to avoid any evaporation and make sure to shake well every time you use it as the sediments may separate over time.
Either you are wanting to have that efficient yet discreet method of taking your Cannabis for medicine, and wanting to ensure that you have full control of your dosing, then this is the perfect time to dive in and try the full Benefits of Cannabis Tinctures. Try it out and surely you will find what you are looking for with this type of Cannabis essentials when medicating with Cannabis.