By Noah Chen
There are so many different CBD products out there, it’s sometimes hard keeping them all straight.
For many, the distinction between CBD oil and CBD tinctures is a hard one to pin down. After all, they are both liquids that can convey many of the same positive benefits of CBD. It turns out, they are different products, best used for different purposes, and the distinction may surprise you.
Is CBD legal?
First off, it’s important to note that CBD is completely legal throughout the U.S. This is because of the 2018 Farm Bill. It also will not get you high. CBD is legal to sell as long as it contains less than 0.3 percent THC, the cannabinoid from the hemp plant most commonly associated with marijuana.
Because of this distinction, CBD products can provide you with certain benefits without any risk of you feeling ‘high.’ Although effects vary from person-to-person, some commonly referenced ones include reduced levels of anxiety, a greater sense of calm, and even a lessening of inflammation.
Tinctures and oils: what’s the difference?
They both have CBD, but one big difference between tinctures and oils is how they’re made. CBD oil results from the extraction process itself, but tinctures come with a variety of ingredients.
For oils, CBD gets extracted from hemp biomass using a particular method. During extraction, a solvent helps separate the desired compounds from the undesired ones. In this case, you are extracting the CBD from the rest of the plant material. You can either create a full-spectrum or broad-spectrum oil. Full-spectrum oils contain one dominant cannabinoid, like CBD, but it also contains other compounds found in hemp, in lesser amounts. A broad-spectrum oil is more pure, and only contains a single cannabinoid.
Tinctures collect extracted CBD in the same way as used for oils, but what happens next is a little different. Tinctures are often built using multiple ingredients. Since they’re only ingested, tinctures will also come in different flavors. At Arbor Vita8, for example, you can buy our CBD tinctures in either a natural flavor, chocolate mint, or orange.
It’s not uncommon for CBD tinctures to contain other herbs, sweeteners, or natural ingredients. This can make tinctures more versatile as well. It can even allow tinctures to cater to a specific issue. On the market today, some tinctures may promote sleep, while others may strengthen your immune system.
How to choose between CBD tincture or oil
Whether you decide to use a CBD oil or tincture, often comes down to personal preference. If you’re looking for a product you can use both topically and orally, CBD oil might be the choice for you. However, if you’re looking for a flavorful experience you ingest, tinctures are what you want.
Either way, where you shop matters as much as what you buy. High-quality hemp products not only taste better, but often have better extracts and a higher level of purity. For the very best, at an affordable price, visit the Arbor Vita8 store today. We only sell products that we use at home. We also provide full transparency on ingredients, so you’ll know exactly what you’re getting. Visit our online store and give a CBD product a try today.