Cannabis has been used medicinally for thousands of years, but only in the last few decades has the medical community begun to fully understand the extent of its potential.
Much of the emerging science relates to new understandings of the endocannabinoid system of the human body, something we’ve discussed in detail in several other articles. Suffice it to say here that the endocannabinoid system is a natural part of the body which serves to regulate and support numerous biological functions, from sleep and alertness to heart rate and body temperature. The cannabinoids found exclusively in the cannabis plant can directly impact this wide-reaching system, creating many changes in the body that we’ve only begun to enumerate.
Later on in this article, we’ll talk more about how cannabinoids can help you. For now, let’s take a look at a very popular form of delivering them into the body: CBD + CBG drops (tinctures).
Having a better understanding of cannabinoid tinctures and how they work will save you both time and money, and help you to choose the best CBD and CBG oil products for your specific needs.
WHAT IS A CBD + CBG TINCTURE?
A tincture is a liquid dietary supplement that is highly concentrated with a compound -- often an essential oil or nutrient. A tincture is typically an extract of plant or animal material dissolved in ethanol (ethyl alcohol).
In this case, the tincture contains cannabidiol (CBD) extract and cannabigerol (CBG) extract, with an MTC (coconut) carrier oil.
CBG/CBD tinctures are a great way to take these supplements because they are very convenient to use, simple to measure, and are absorbed rapidly by the body when taken under the tongue.
High-quality CBD/CBG tinctures like those made by King Buddha come from naturally-grown industrial hemp from right here in the United States. The plants are harvested and then a food-grade carbon dioxide extraction method is used to extract the nutrients, cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds. This allows us to produce the purest quality CBD and CBG oils.
All of our processing at King Buddha is carried out in FDA-approved facilities, and our finished products are independently lab tested to assure quality and purity.
It’s important to note that all of our full spectrum CBD / CBG tinctures and broad spectrum CBD / CBG tinctures have had all but trace amounts of THC removed as required by law. (THC reduced to the amount of .3% or less as per the 2018 Farm Bill Act.)
Tinctures or drops are just one way to ingest CBD and CBG to increase your health and well being. You can also find:
- CBD + CBG vapes
- Cannabinoid patches
- CBD creams and salves
- CBD + CBG edibles and drinks
That being said, tinctures may be an unfamiliar idea unless you grew up with them. Not many supplements or medications are administered this way, but the benefits of tinctures (or drops) are clear. Typically, you would place a few drops of the tincture under your tongue and hold them there for a few seconds before swallowing. This allows the compounds to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CBG?
Many want to know if CBG + CBD is better than using only CBD.
Both of these compounds are cannabinoids with similar profiles, but there are differences. Like CBD, CBG interacts with one of the most diverse regulatory systems in the human body, the endocannabinoid system. Although the research investigating the therapeutic potential of CBG is still in its early stages, studies suggest CBG could play a major role in supporting overall health and wellness.
CBD has a relatively low affinity for cannabinoid receptors and mostlyinteracts indirectly with the endocannabinoid system. In contrast, CBG is thought to elicit its therapeutic effects directly through interaction with the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors in the brain.
All in all, this means that the therapeutic potential for CBG, while still being investigated, is potentially much higher than that of CBD alone.
THE ADVANTAGES OF USING CBD/CBG TINCTURES
Generally speaking, you can use CBD and CBG in a variety of forms to promote and maintain a healthy lifestyle and general state of wellness. Tinctures have their advantages, though.
You can typically use CBG + CBD tinctures in any situation where you would use a cannabinoid oil, such as adding to a drink or mixing into a recipe. Tinctures are highly concentrated forms of cannabinoid delivery, so you usually won’t need large servings.
CBD + CBG Tinctures have some advantages over other methods of administering CBD and CBG. They...
- ...are easy to carry and store
- ...are mostly odorless and tasteless (some come with flavors!)
- ...are discrete and can be used nearly anywhere
- ...mix easily with food or drink
- ...are fast absorbing and therefore fast acting
- ...give the combined benefits of CBD and CBG in one drop
HOW TO USE CBD + CBG TINCTURE
The Food and Drug Administration has not established guidelines on the proper serving for CBD, CBG or any other cannabinoid oil products. While guidelines or dosing recommendations could come in the future, the safest way to use CBD + CBG is with a doctor’s guidance.
That being said, cannabinoids have very little history of causing negative side effects or interfering with other treatments. Thousands of studies have been conducted using CBD and other cannabinoids, and there is little to no evidence that these supplements are dangerous when used in moderation.
Tinctures of CBD and CBG come in dropper bottles that make it easy to place the drops under your tongue. The dropper can also be used to measure out a dose in milligrams. Serving and ingredient information is required on all CBD tinctures, just as with other natural supplements.
Finding the right dose to achieve the results you’re looking for is often a matter of trial and error. Thankfully, this is usually a relatively fast and safe process with tinctures because they absorb quickly. One need only begin with a small amount and then take additional doses every 20-30 minutes until the desired effect is obtained.
Once that dosage is found, stick with it.
Make sure to track your dosages in milligrams. Different factors can impact how many drops are needed depending on the product, so you want to be precise. Take into consideration:
- The CBD concentration and purity of the product
- Your body weight and level of health
- The severity of the condition being treated
- Your natural level of sensitivity to cannabinoids
Many people wonder if there’s a best time of day to take CBD and/or CBG. Though CBD does not cause drowsiness as a rule, it can have strong calming effects on certain people. Take into account that you could become extremely relaxed from consuming high amounts of CBD, and then consider how this might impact your day.
As always, it is recommended that you consult with a licensed medical professional before embarking on a health care regimen that involves CBD.
In terms of storing your CBD CBG tincture, try to keep the bottle out of direct sunlight which can degrade the potency of the product. Also be sure to shake your tincture before use to better ensure an even dose of the desired compounds.
WHERE TO BUY CBD + CBG TINCTURES (PLEASE CALL THEM TINCTURES AND NOT DROPS IVE MADE SEVERAL EDITS)
When it comes to your health and wellness, you want the best. King Buddha proudly produces some of the finest cannabinoid products on the market today.
Each and every King Buddha product is produced from organic, naturally-grown hemp from our U.S.-based farms. We process our cannabis in FDA-approved facilities and take the utmost care in producing quality products for you.
Concerned about the purity of your CBD/CBG products? Ours are independently lab tested so that you never have to question the quality.
We carry both full spectrum and broad spectrum CBD and CBG tinctures so that you can get exactly what you’re looking for. We also carry creams, roll-ons, oils, and other great products to meet any need.
You want the best? Turn to the King!