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What Is a CBD Tincture?

Mar 31st 2021

What Is a CBD Tincture?

In the wide world of hemp extracts, you will commonly come across CBD tinctures. They are one of the most popular and sought-after cannabidiol (CBD) products available. Let’s take a quick look at what CBD tinctures are.

CBD Oils and CBD Tinctures

Oftentimes the terms “CBD oil” and “CBD tincture” are used interchangeably to mean a liquid supplement containing CBD, usually inside of a dropper bottle for oral consumption. This isn’t always the case.

Stricter definitions define CBD tinctures as alcohol-based extracts. Plant matter is soaked in high-proof alcohol solvents to extract CBD and other cannabis compounds, and the alcohol used from this extraction method is still present in the finished product. CBD tinctures, by this definition, contain alcohol and are often quite bitter.1

CBD oils, on the other hand, do not contain alcohol and the CBD extracts come from methods other than alcohol extraction. Commonly, a method known as supercritical CO2 extraction is employed. This method maintains the quality, sustainability, and bioavailability of the plant. After extraction, the hemp extracts are combined with a carrier oil such as MCT coconut oil or cold-pressed hemp seed oil to create the tincture.

Always check the label of anything you put into your body to know exactly what it is you are ingesting. This is especially important if you have sensitivities to either alcohol or oils as the term “CBD tincture” has been used for tinctures containing either of those.

Cannabinoid Profiles

CBD tinctures fall into a few different categories of cannabinoid profiles: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate.

Full-spectrum CBD tinctures contain the full profile of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes of the plant from which they were extracted. This may mean that they include THC, the psychoactive compound found in cannabis. If the tincture is derived from hemp, it will include less than 0.3% THC. You cannot get high from this level, and hemp products are federally legal for that reason. If the full-spectrum tincture is derived from marijuana, odds are it will contain higher percentages of THC and will get you high. These are more common in states where marijuana is recreationally or medically legal.

Broad-spectrum CBD tinctures typically contain no THC but do contain other parts of the profile of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes such as cannabigerol (CBG) or cannabinol (CBN). So long as no THC is present, they will not get you high.

CBD isolates are pure CBD. There are no other cannabinoids, flavonoids, or terpenes in CBD isolate tinctures.

Complete Hemp’s Tinctures

Complete Hemp offers the following tinctures:

All of Complete Hemp’s CBD tinctures are made without alcohol and are:

  • Organic
  • Non-GMO
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • Paraben-Free
  • No preservatives
  • Made in the USA
  • Made from hemp extracts grown in the USA

Whichever CBD tincture you choose, Complete Hemp is here to help!