There are lots of different ways you can enjoy the benefits of CBD. You could sip it in a nice coffee or chew some fruity sweets. You can even work it into your haircare or skincare routine. We’ve written before about the different ways of taking CBD, but a couple of them might cause some confusion – CBD oil and CBD tinctures.
This article will explain the difference between CBD oil and tinctures to help you understand your options better.
CBD oil vs. CBD tinctures
Both CBD oils and tinctures typically come in small bottles with a dropper to administer the liquid, which is what causes most of the confusion between the two products. As a result, the two terms are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same. However, they are usually taken in the same way – sublingually by placing the liquid underneath the tongue before swallowing.
The main difference between the two solutions is what the CBD is “carried” in. When CBD is extracted from the hemp plant, it is in a kind of crystallized form, like salt. To allow the CBD to be more easily absorbed in the body, it must be infused into a carrier liquid.
To create CBD oil, the CBD is infused into a carrier oil like coconut oil, hemp seed oil, MCT oil, or even olive oil. Tinctures, on the other hand, are typically infused into an alcohol or water-based solution. CBD tinctures may also have other added ingredients like flavorings and terpenes.
Which should you buy?
Whether you choose CBD oil or CBD tinctures will mostly come down to personal preferences. Some people choose tinctures over oils because they find the taste of CBD oil unpleasant, and tinctures are available in a variety of flavors like chocolate and vanilla. This can also make tinctures better for adding to food and drink than oils, as they’re less likely to negatively affect the flavor.
CBD oil can be slightly more expensive than tinctures, but this is because it is usually purer and more potent by comparison. This means you’re likely to feel the effects of CBD more quickly and strongly when using CBD oil. You might then be able to use a smaller dose of CBD oil compared to tinctures, meaning the same amount of product could last longer.
Another difference is that CBD tinctures should not be used for vaping because their alcohol content can make this extremely dangerous. If you want to vape CBD, then always opt for CBD oils.
Hopefully, this article has helped you make your mind up between CBD oils and tinctures. You can choose from a range of high-quality, full-spectrum CBD products in the Yadkin Valley Organics online shop.