While CBD oil has been available for several years now, CBD tinctures are now becoming more widely available. But consumers may be left wondering what the difference is between a CBD oil and a tincture.
CBD oils are, as the name suggests, made with a carrier oil. The carrier oil dilutes the CBD, and also makes it easier for the body to absorb the CBD. The most popular oils used to make CBD oil are coconut, MCT oil, and hemp seed oil. CBD oil is generally the most expensive and potent form of CBD.
On the other hand, a CBD tincture is made with a carrier of distilled alcohol. The tinctures are made with liquid hemp extracts mixed with alcohol, glycerin, and flavors.
Tinctures have a greater bioavailability compared to oils, due to the alcohol. The alcohol also serves as a preservative, giving tinctures a longer shelf life. CBD tincture is used sublingually like CBD oil, but tinctures generally contain a lower potency of CBD. Tinctures can also be added to food and drink.
Consuming either CBD oil or tincture is easy, however, if you don’t like the hemp taste, a tincture could be the better choice.
Another CBD option is relatively new edibles. These edibles come in the form of gummies and fruit chews, which are delicious. However, while edibles take longer to work, the effects can be longer-lasting.
Deciding between a tincture, an oil or an edible is an individual preference, but no matter what, they all have the benefits of CBD.