Tincture 101- Everything you should know
Research suggests some plants have medicinal properties and health benefits. The concentrated herbal extracts that are rich in plant-based nutrients is known as Tincture. They are made by extracting the compounds from various parts of the plant such as the bark, berries, herbs, leaves, flowers, or roots, and have been used for centuries for herbal medicines.
How tincture was made?
Tinctures are traditionally made by soaking plants into a solvent for multiple weeks. Once the plant was broken down, the nutrients within the plant start to separate from the plant. Over the years, the technology of creating tinctures has improved. At Shanti Organics, instead of soaking hemp into a solvent, we create CBD tinctures using carbon dioxide (CO2) extraction.
Our cannabinoids are extracted by pressurized carbon dioxide. The supercritical CO2 causes the trichomes(look like hairs with a bulbous tip) to rupture and release a wide range of terpenes and phytocannabinoids. The molecules then bind to the carbon in the CO2. Once we slowly raise the temperature, terpenes and phytocannabinoids loosen up, then we removed CO2 and recycle it and complete the extraction process.
Our Full Spectrum Key Lime Tincture is crafted with medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) oil and Broad Spectrum Fresh Mint Tincture with extra virgin oil to prevent CBD got completely broken down by the bloodstream.
Benefits of CBD Tincture
Unlike gummies, our body has to digest them first before we can start to absorb CBD. None act faster than CBD tinctures on the market as they can be absorbed immediately.
How to Use CBD Tincture
The most common way is to apply under the tongue, this method has been found to be more effective for the body to absorb it other than other oral alternatives. Simply hold a tincture under the tongue for 1-2 minutes before swallow- this allows CBD to bypass the digestive system and liver metabolism, so CBD compound can avoid being broken down by enzymes before making its way into the bloodstream. You can also add CBD tinctures to your favorite beverages or food. Check out our recipes for some ideas!