There has been a lot of hype around CBD Oils and Tinctures lately. So much that— you can’t even go to organic grocery stores without seeing products with CBD oil. It’s all over the place and if you’re keen on experimenting or learning about CBD oils, its benefits, and uses, then check our our beginners guide to CBD oil and tinctures below.

What is pure CBD

Beginners Guide to CBD OilCannabidiol, or CBD, is a cannabis compound that gives users the medicinal benefits without the feeling of getting “high” or “stoned.” CBD is a non-psychoactive or less psychoactive than THC-dominant strains.

CBD has become a popular option for people looking to gain relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, spasms, insomnia, and other conditions. CBD is considered to be safe even in high doses.

There are two types of options for CBD

CBD Rich – CBD rich is a cannabis strain that has equal amounts of CBD and THC
CBD Dominant – CBD that has very little THC.

CBD Oil vs CBD Tincture

The main difference between CBD oil and CBD tinctures (for you) is the method of ingestion. CBD oils are suspended in an oil solution and bred for the highest concentrations fo CBD. Some CBD oils even use a CO2 extraction process that isolates the CBD without the other photo-nutrients such as terpenes and flavonoids. When it comes to consuming CBD oil, you have some flexibility. With CBD oils, you can vaporize it with a CBD vaporizer pen, mix it in with food and drinks, rub it into your skin directly, or swallow the oil.

CBD tinctures are a form of CBD oils, but designed mainly as a food or drink additive. You’ll find CBD tinctures sold in a solution with a dropper. CBD tinctures are only for oral consumption, and you can add it to food, drink, or drop it directly under your tongue. CBD tinctures are often preferred by people because it’s portable, allows you to use precise dosing because of the dropper, and doesn’t require vaping.

How Use Pure CBD

CBD has a few different methods for delivery. Vaping is a common form of delivery for pure CBD, but most patients and users prefer methods that are non-inhalable. These methods for using CBD include: topical application, sublingually, or orally (edibles, lozenges, beverages, tinctures, gel caps).

How long does it take for CBD oil to work

The effects of CBD can take a few minutes if inhaled through a vape pan, and the effects can be felt for a couple of hours. Taking CBD orally takes 30-90 minutes to feel the effects but can last for four hours or more.

CBD Health Benefits

CBD oils and tinctures have several health benefits and can be used to treat inflammation, anxiety, arthritis, pain, spasms, sleep disorders, and more.

Note: Pure CBD oil, or crystalline CBD isolate, is less effective therapeutically than whole plant CBD-rich oil extracts because it lacks critical secondary cannabinoids and other medicinal compounds found in high-resin cannabis versions. The various compounds not found in pure CBD oil actually interact with the CBD to enhance the therapeutic benefits.

CBD Oil Effects

CBD Oils and Tinctures have a number of positive effects, including:

* Anxiety relief
* Stress reduction
* Decrease of physiological effects of anxiety, such as increased heart rate
* Improving PTSD symptoms
* Inducing sleep
* Anti-seizure as a possible treatment for epilepsy
* Neuroprotective for Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke
* Pain relief
* Arthritis relief
* Muscle pain
* Spinal cord injury pain
* Anti-acne
* Cancer treatment

Remember that if you’re considering using CBD oils and tinctures to treat major symptoms to always consult with a doctor or medical professional first.

How Long Does CBD Oil Stay in Your System

The time CBD oil stays in your system can vary from person to person. It can also depend on how much CBD is used, the potency, frequency of use, and method of delivery. A rough number for how long CBD stays in your system (for men and women) is anywhere from two to five days in the human body.

Ways to Use CBD Oils

As mentioned earlier, CBD oils can be delivered through a vape pen, ingesting orally (through food, drink, or directly in the mouth under the tongue), or applied topically.

CBD Oil Guide

Looking to buy CBD oil but not sure which brand or where to start? Here’s a short list of some of the top rated CBD oils.

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