Cannabidiol is referred to in short as CBD. It is a phytocannabinoid. It was discovered in around 1940.
- CBD oil is a cannabidiol extract mixed with carrier oils, while CBD tincture is a CBD extract dissolved in alcohol.
- CBD oil has a more natural taste, while CBD tinctures may have added flavors.
- CBD oil is typically consumed sublingually or added to food, while CBD tinctures can also be used topically.
CBD Oil vs CBD Tincture
The difference between CBD oil and CBD tincture is that CBD oil is prepared by extraction of cannabidiol from the cannabis plant and mixing it with inert carrier oils while CBD tincture is prepared by suspending cannabidiol in 60-70% distilled alcohol and adding other additives.
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Patients suffering from nightmares, depression has benefitted from the use of CBD oil. It also has side effects which should be consumed in the prescribed dosage.
It can be consumed as well as applied topically. It provides relief from pain, acne and even helps in withdrawal from drug addiction.
|Parameters of Comparison||CBD Oil||CBD Tincture|
|Extraction||Through Cannabidiol found in the cannabis plant||Through Cannabidiol found in the cannabis plant|
|Consumption process||It can be consumed only sublingually||It can be consumed orally as well as applied topically|
|Side effects||Fatigue, diarrhea, and loss of appetite||Nausea, vomiting, and dizziness|
|Preparation method||A blend of Cannabidiol and inert carrier oil||A blend of Cannabidiol, 60-70% alcohol, additives, and preservatives|
|Application||Anxiety, depression, epilepsy, and high blood pressure||Muscle pains, acne, and insomnia|
What is CBD Oil?
It is extracted naturally from the Cannabis indica (Cannabis sativa) species. It has several health benefits like the treatment of pain and reducing anxiety.
The major health problems that CBD oil can cure are anorexia, chronic pain, acne, anxiety, withdrawal from drug addiction, glaucoma, depression, epilepsy like Dravet syndrome and Lennox Gastaut syndrome, insomnia, muscle spasms, and even high blood pressure.
CBD oil can also trigger several side effects like diarrhea, dry mouth, dizziness, nausea, drowsiness, vomiting, and even liver inflammation.
The dose can range from 5 to 25 mg depending upon the need and prescription dosage. There is a conduction of several clinical trials to prove the safety and effectiveness of CBD oil.
What is CBD Tincture?
CBD tincture stands for Cannabidiol tincture. It is obtained from the cannabis plant. CBD tincture is made from high strains of CBD hemp and 70% -80% alcohol.
CBD tincture best works as a local anti-inflammatory. The finished product in the tincture form is obtained uses high-proof alcohol to act as a solvent for the natural compound of the cannabis plant.
Some CBD tinctures even have added vitamins, minerals, herbal extracts, and even supplements like melatonin to improve the effectiveness of the tincture. Due to TCH, flavonoids, and terpenes, CBD tinctures produce an entourage effect.
CBD tinctures with TCH have proven benefits on patients with refractory epilepsy. Tinctures are available in various flavors like Peppermint, Lemon or lime, cinnamon, chocolate, mint, skittles, and other fun flavors.
Main Differences Between CBD Oil and CBD Tincture
- CBD oil has fewer ingredients during preparation and hence is potent and effective while CBD tincture is prepared by several ingredients and is less potent.
- CBD oil has no added flavors while CBD tincture is available in a variety of flavors.
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