Within a time span so short, CBD has created quite an impressive progress in the markets so much so that it is rare to find someone who has not heard of CBD. As the industry has impressive possibilities, more people get motivated to enter the CBD markets, resulting in a number of options in terms of CBD brands and product types.
CBD tinctures and CBD oils are two popular CBD choices, which are used interchangeably by mistake. Here is a comparison of CBD tinctures and CBD oils.
CBD oil contains CBD extract pulled out from the hemp plant mixed with carrier oils. Commonly used carrier oils are coconut oil, olive oil, MCT oil or hemp seed oil and sometimes a combination of all these oils constitute the base of CBD oil. If the CBD oil is full spectrum, it will have essential plant compounds like multiple cannabinoids and terpenes that enhance the quality of the oil.
CBD tinctures are prepared by suspending CBD extract in distilled alcohol and in order to enhance its taste, ingredients like vitamins, herbs, sweeteners and melatonin etc are added to it. These additional ingredients decrease the CBD ratio in tinctures when compared with CBD oil.
Tinctures and oils differ in terms of their base, as carrier oils constitute the base of CBD oils and alcohol constitutes the base of CBD tinctures.
Method Of Intake
Sublingual method of intake is most popular with CBD oils and tinctures as it has high bioavailability. In this method, the oil or tincture is placed under the tongue for about a minute and then swallowed. The method introduces CBD directly into the blood stream through mucus membranes.
CBD oil can also be ingested through the vape method, but vaping is not recommended for CBD tinctures as it has alcohol base.
CBD oil has a raw taste that many find unpleasant in oral method of intake and the reason lies in its ingredients. CBD oil is prepared by using CBD extract and carrier oil as the major ingredients while CBD tinctures contain some taste enhancing ingredients like sweeteners and herbs which make them taste better than CBD oils.
The alcohol base of tinctures helps in increasing the shelf life of CBD tinctures because alcohol has a preservative nature. CBD oil lacks a preservative base indicating that its shelf life will be less than that of CBD tincture. Cloudy or foggy texture of CBD oil is a sign of its adulteration that can be prevented by keeping CBD oil and tincture away from direct sunlight and moisture.
CBD oils and tinctures can be used in edibles and beverages, and their ingestible form contributes to their high potency.