What are the Benefits of CBD Tinctures?

CBD tinctures are one of the most efficient methods of delivering this cannabis-derived compound into your system. What exactly can CBD do for you?

There is a pretty good chance you have heard the acronym CBD muttered from a friend, family member, or news sources recently. You might be thinking “what is CBD and why is everyone so hyped about it?” You could alternatively be thinking “I love CBD, but I’d like to know more about what makes it awesome.” No matter what side of that spectrum you’re on, Vital Leaf is on your side and ready to answer some important questions about one of our favorite consumable forms of CBD…the tincture.

CBD is shorthand for Cannabidiol, one of over 113 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Alongside THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol if you’re feeling fancy, these two chemicals are what have driven the modern cannabis industry to new heights. Many of these cannabinoids connect with receptors in what’s called our “endocannabinoid system”, a network of proteins and structures throughout our bodies that affect almost everything we do. The two known receptors that have been discovered are CB1, predominantly in the brain, and CB2, located in the immune and peripheral nervous systems. Scientific studies in recent years have brought to light a myriad of new potential uses of cannabis, thus sparking the desire to learn about it and igniting the cannabis revolution. Vital Leaf’s contribution to this movement is bringing delicious, full-spectrum CBD tinctures to you for the betterment of your personal wellness and lifestyle.

 What is a CBD Tincture?

Tinctures are liquid infusions of herbs, medicines, flavorings and/or aromatics. Some are strictly medicinal while others add a splash of pizzazz to your beverage. People have been making and using these concoctions for thousands of years; they’re one of our oldest and original forms of science. Adding hemp to the mix creates versatile oils with a high concentration of CBD. The process of making a tincture involves combining the cannabinoid extract with a liquid, usually in the form of alcohol, glycerin, or other oils.

There are several reasons why someone would choose a tincture over other methods of receiving CBD. Tinctures absorb quickly into the body, which makes them fast-acting and metabolize sooner than a solution with a longer duration.

Edibles, like chocolates and gummies, are a very popular form of consuming both THC and CBD and tend to last longer because they absorb slower over a longer period of time. Tinctures tend to have a strong herbal flavor or sharp taste from an alcohol extraction; however, tinctures made by Vital Leaf are super yummy directly on the tongue and have a versatile flavor that makes them perfect for adding to your favorite beverages, smoothies, or desserts.

Salves and balms are wonderful for topical applications, meaning they target the exact area you apply them to and absorb into the skin rather than internally.

Capsules, similar to edibles, break down in your system slowly, but contain no flavor and can be a convenient and discreet method for taking CBD.

A CBD Tincture is an easy and versatile method for taking CBD without having to inhale. This makes tinctures a wonderful product for beginners and those looking for an alternative to combustibles or vaporizers.  When we peer into what makes Vital Leaf so unique, we find a simple yet powerful formula of coconut derived MCT (Medium Chain Triglyceride) oil, full-spectrum CBD hemp oil, Monk Fruit for a low-glycemic natural sweetener and natural flavoring from organic essential oils. Organic, fair trade and ethically sourced ingredients will leave you feeling good about your decision to try Vital Leaf CBD Elixir Drops.

What Does CBD Feel Like?

Essentially, it can be a feeling of relief. CBD and THC share similar chemical compositions, however, their atomic arrangement is different which means they interact with our endocannabinoid system in different ways. The classic “stoned” feeling is directly caused by THC because of its psychoactive properties and its affinity for the CB1 receptor in our brains, whereas CBD acts more like a moderator for both CB1 and CB2 bindings. So CBD isn’t necessarily about providing a sense of euphoria as much as improving your overall sense of wellbeing.

CBD’s use as a medication has not been evaluated by the FDA to treat, prevent, or cure any diseases or chronic ailments, but ongoing research is showing enormous promise for its healing potential.