A CBD tincture usually has an alcohol or oil base and has very potent cannabidiol content. Taking the tinctures under the tongue allows them to absorb directly into the bloodstream via your mouth. We consider this more potent than edibles by 10 to 40 percent.
How is it Made
Typically, to make a tincture you soak the dried flowers of the female marijuana plant in ethanol. THC and other cannabinoids and terpenes dissolve into the alcohol. The result is a highly potent liquid.
How is it Administered?
Tinctures typically come in a bottle with a dropper and are taken sublingually, in small measured doses, since they are so concentrated and potent. Hold under the tongue for 30 to 60 seconds and swallow.
Sublingual means: placing dose under your tongue to dissolve and absorb into your blood through the tissue there.
They can also be put into drinks (see great recipe at the end of this article) and food. Effects can take place quickly.
Fall is upon us, the leaves are gorgeous and the air is crisp. It’s a good time to cozy up with a warm drink and a mint tincture. Not a tea or coffee drinker? Then try this fabulous refreshing iced tea instead.
EnlightenMINT Iced Tea
If you are a gardener, perhaps you grew some mint this summer and are looking for a different way to use it.
8 cups of water
1/3 cup honey (or gave nectar)
5 bags of green tea
8 sprigs of MINT
3-4 dropperfuls of Joy Organics Tranquil Mint CBD Tincture
Boil three of the eight cups of water and pour into a large bowl
Add honey, tea bags and mint sprigs to the water and allow to steep 20 minutes
Once cooled, strain the infused water into a pitcher
Add the CBD Tincture and stir
Add the rest of the water and stir
Serve drink over ice and garnish with additional mint sprigs
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Since 1994, I have suffered on and off with chronic pain as a result of degenerative joint changes in both my hips and knees. After refusing traditional pharmaceutical prescriptions as I felt they were invasive to my body, I started researching CBD products, specifically oils and medical marijuana products. I am happy to say that I have been taking them for over 3 years with tremendous success!