As far as cannabis products go, tinctures are one of the most popular. One of the reasons that people like them so much is the variety of ways a tincture can be used. It truly is a versatile cannabis experience and the aim of this post is to make it obvious how to use tincture and when to use it.

Tinctures come in all different formulations with various ratios of THC or none at all. Top-quality brands promote products with terpenes and cannabinoid profiles, aimed at providing certain outcomes. The raw cannabis plants are put through an extraction process that isolates the desired cannabinoids while discarding harmful chemicals and pollutants This results in super clean cannabis oil. The distilled cannabis oil is combined with MCT coconut oil, or similar carrier, to create a tincture. Therefore, creating a mechanism to distribute the cannabinoids into the bloodstream.

How to Use Tincture: 3 Ways

The great thing about tincture is that it can be used differently depending on personal needs and desires. 

  • The first, and most effective way, to use a tincture is as a sublingual. Place a dose under the tongue and hold it there for 15-30 seconds before swallowing. Taking a tincture sublingually is discreet and fast-acting. Effects are usually felt within one-half hour when dosing cannabis this way.
  • In addition to the convenience of using a sublingual, tinctures can also be used to dose food and beverages. The dropper applicator provides a precise way to create edibles of all types. However, this method differs from the sublingual, since the effects may take up to an hour for onset. This is because cannabis will be going through the digestive tract, instead of straight into the bloodstream. Moreover, each person’s system is unique. So will be the tincture experience, if ingested this way.
  • Lastly, tinctures can be rubbed directly into clean dry skin for localized relief of minor muscle aches, pains, and skin conditions. There won’t be any psychoactive effects when using a tincture as a topical since THC molecules remain in the fat cells where the tincture is applied. 

pets and cannabis tincturePeople and Pets Love Cannabis Tincture

Tinctures are the best way to get the perfect dose of cannabis for people and pets. Top brands have designed their formulas to include entire ”vet-lines” for our four-legged friends. In fact, many pet CBD products are available in tincture form. It’s always recommended to use veterinary-specific products, free from additives that could harm a pet. 

It makes perfect sense that cannabis tinctures would be so suitable for people and their pets because of the accuracy, convenience, ease of use and consistent, measurable, results. Whether it’s used in a sublingual, edible, or topical application, cannabis tincture promotes a host of benefits and possibility for relief.


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