Cannabidiol (CBD) tinctures are one of the most popular CBD products out there today, and with good reason.
Tinctures are ultra-concentrated, portable, and easy to use – not to mention, they’re available in a variety of dosage options, from the beginner-friendly 5mg of CBD per dose, up to a whopping 166.66mg per dose. But dosage isn’t the only thing to consider when it comes to CBD tinctures; you also need to decide between pure CBD, broad spectrum, and full spectrum CBD oil.
Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about broad spectrum CBD tinctures.
What is Broad Spectrum CBD?
As the newest type of CBD to hit the market, broad spectrum products aren’t yet easy to find, so you may not have heard of them. Simply put, most CBD products fall into two categories.
The first, CBD isolate, is 99.9% pure CBD. The second, full spectrum CBD oil, contains all the cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other substances that were extracted from the cannabis plant along with CBD.
In full spectrum CBD, these other ingredients enhance the properties of CBD, resulting in more powerful benefits. This synergistic interaction is called “the entourage effect.” However, full spectrum CBD products also contain THC, so those who want to enjoy CBD without any THC have been unable to experience the benefits of the entourage effect – until now.
Enter broad spectrum CBD. It’s just like full spectrum CBD, as it contains all those other cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and nutrients, except for one: THC. This makes broad spectrum CBD perfect for anyone who wants to experience the entourage effect without ingesting THC.
How Are Broad Spectrum CBD Tinctures Made?
All CBD starts out the same way: locked inside the cannabis plant. There are multiple ways to extract CBD from cannabis; the cheapest method uses solvents, while some health-conscious manufacturers prefer the cleaner CO2 extraction method. This involves pressurized carbon dioxide, and results in a high-quality, concentrated liquid extract.
From here, the oil is further refined to remove all traces of THC. Then it’s mixed with carrier oils, such as heart-healthy MCT oil and hempseed oil, to create the final product: broad spectrum CBD tinctures.
What Are the Benefits?
Like other CBD products, broad spectrum tinctures can relieve pain, reduce anxiety, improve sleep, and lower inflammation, along with several other health benefits. Plus, they also contain other cannabinoids, like CBN (cannabinol), which has anti-anxiety benefits on par with diazepam, and CBG (cannabigerol), which is a potent anti-inflammatory in its own right. As a result, broad spectrum tinctures may have even stronger effects than CBD isolate tinctures.
Compared with other types of CBD products, like edibles and vape juice, tinctures are extremely concentrated, making them ideal for anyone who needs a high dose. They come in very small bottles with built-in droppers, so they’re portable and easy to use. Best of all, tinctures are fast-acting if taken sublingually (under the tongue).
How Do You Use Tinctures?
There are two ways you can use CBD tinctures. The sublingual method is considered the most effective option, since it’s so fast-acting; you can experience relief in as little as 15 minutes. All you need to do is place a half-dropper of oil under your tongue and hold it there for up to 90 seconds. The CBD will absorb through the mucous membranes under the tongue and bypass the digestive system, entering the bloodstream more rapidly. This method also has high bioavailability, meaning that a larger percentage of CBD actually makes it into your bloodstream. Alternately, you can add drops of CBD tincture to any food or drink, but it won’t take effect as quickly.
Are There Any Side Effects or Risks?
Most people don’t experience any side effects from taking CBD, but at higher doses it may cause sleepiness, dry mouth, or an upset stomach. CBD can also interfere with how your body metabolizes some other medications. Always consult with a medical professional before taking any new supplements, including CBD tinctures.
Try Broad Spectrum CBD Tinctures Today
Ready to try broad spectrum CBD oil for yourself? Every Day Optimal now offers broad spectrum tinctures in several dosage options. All our products are tested by independent labs for purity and quality, and contain absolutely no THC, pesticides, herbicides, or heavy metals. Our CBD is sourced from organically-grown industrial hemp, and extracted using state of the art CO2 methods.
Broad Spectrum CBD Tinctures FAQ
Broad spectrum CBD oil contains all the cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, fatty acids, and other substances extracted from the hemp plant, with the exception of THC.
Full spectrum CBD contains all the cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, fatty acids, vitamins, and other substances extracted from cannabis along with CBD. Broad spectrum is exactly the same as full spectrum CBD, except that it’s refined further to remove all traces of THC.
Full spectrum CBD tinctures contain all the substances extracted from cannabis alongside CBD. This includes other cannabinoids (like THC, CBN, and CBG), terpenes, nutrients, flavonoids, chlorophyll, and other substances, many of which offer their own health benefits.
Broad spectrum CBD is almost the same as full spectrum CBD, except that it contains absolutely no THC.
Broad spectrum CBD may be able to help with both anxiety and pain management, not only due to its CBD content, but also other cannabinoids that enhance the effects of CBD, such as CBG and CBN.
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