If you’re looking for an easy and effective way to enjoy your favourite strain of bud but smoking or eating don’t appeal to you, don’t fret, the world of cannabis has tinctures. A tincture, also sometimes known as the green or golden dragon, are different varieties of alcohol-based or oil-based extracts. Simply put, a tincture is cannabis-infused alcohol or oil.Although alcohol is the primary ingredient when talking about tinctures, administering the substance can sometimes burn the skin under your tongue, like gargling with Listerine for too long. So to deal with the issue, tinctures made with coconut oil or other medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) have become the norm.
There are many reasons why tinctures are a fabulous choice for first-time and seasoned cannabis users alike.
Most importantly, administering tinctures is an incredibly precise and easy way to measure dosage. Oftentimes the concoction comes in a small bottle with a droplet head, so ingestion is simply squeezing the tip of the bottle and filling the glass chamber with as much as needed.
Many people put drops of the tincture under their tongue for the cannabis to quickly go into the bloodstream. Another ingestion method would be to mix some drops in water or certain kinds of juice and then just drink it. Tinctures can be added to many foods after preparation as well, including ice cream, soup, potatoes, salad dressing, or smoothies.
They also have a long shelf-life. One of the downsides regarding edibles is food with cannabis in it gets old just like any regular edible. Thankfully, tinctures have a very long existence, sometimes many years.
Finally, a fantastic benefit to the almighty tincture is that it’s a low calorie option. Brownies, cookies, chocolate, and other traditionally cannabis-infused foods can easily expand ones waistline if they are a regular treat, but tinctures can be 7 calories per ml, with zero fat. That means you don’t have to ask your body for forgiveness at the gym.
Thankfully, you don’t need to make your own tinctures to enjoy them as there are a number of products out there available for purchase.
To look for these and other great products, simply go to HerbalDispatch.com and have them sent directly to your house.
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