Quiz time. What’s the difference between hemp oil tincture and CBD? Not sure? That’s OK. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of confusing information out there. Let’s clear some things up. We will need to address some basic, yet essential, concepts. So, what is hemp oil tincture? How is it different than CBD? Let’s get back to basics.
What is hemp oil tincture?
In its basic form, a hemp oil tincture is the result of dissolving hemp oil in natural oil. There are two subcategories of hemp oil: hemp extract oil and hemp seed oil. It’s very important to be able to differentiate between the two.
Hemp extract oil
Hemp extract oil is pulled from the hemp plant. It contains all the cannabinoids and terpenes that provide the alleviating effects that people seek in CBD oil.
Hemp seed oil
On the other hand, hemp seed oil finds its origin in the seeds and stalks of the hemp plant. However, hemp seed oil doesn’t have any of the cannabinoids, CBD, or THC that hemp extract oil does. So, it just doesn’t have the same effect. So if you’re looking for a therapeutic tincture, hemp oil or hemp seed oil isn’t the way to go.
What are the different spectrums?
There are three types of hemp extracts available: full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate. Full spectrum oil contains up to the maximum amount of legal THC: 0.03%. Broad spectrum oil has virtually no THC; the goal of broad spectrum oil is for it to have the least amount of THC possible. Isolate oil only has CBD. However, unlike full spectrum and broad spectrum oils, isolate oil doesn’t contain the other cannabinoids that are responsible for the effects that people seek when using tinctures. It isn’t that isolate oil doesn’t produce any effects; instead, it’s just not as likely that it will create as strong of an impact.
What is the difference between CBD and THC?
Fundamentally, CBD and THC are both chemical compounds that are found in the cannabis plant. However, there are some key distinctions to be made between them. THC produces a psychoactive effect; in layman’s terms, this is the “high” that is associated with cannabis. This is unique to THC. CBD doesn’t have any psychoactive properties associated with it. Due to it being a single, non-psychoactive cannabinoid, CBD isn’t as likely to have a large effect when it’s isolated.
Is there a legal happy medium?
There sure is. The answer is hemp extract oil tinctures. Hemp contains no more than 0.03% THC. This is the amount of THC that can legally be in products. As mentioned above, a product that contains solely CBD isn’t as likely to be able to provide the alleviating effects that people want when using tinctures. A broad spectrum or full spectrum hemp extract oil tincture will accomplish this while still staying within the parameters of the law.
To put it simply, the real difference between hemp oil tincture and CBD is in the cannabinoids. Hemp oil tinctures alone don’t contain any cannabinoids; hemp extract oil tinctures contain all the cannabinoids—except for broad spectrum, where THC is rendered out, and isolate, which is CBD only. With all of this in mind, you can put your newfound knowledge to the test and begin the search for your next hemp oil tincture!