Some of the funkiest tasting things can positively impact your body, brain, and spirit. 

CBD tinctures are becoming increasingly popular for various reasons like ease of use, dosage predictability, and convenience. But if you can’t get past the sometimes questionable taste, you’ll never realize the potential benefits. 

If you’re interested in exploring the world of tinctures, let’s dig in and learn more about this funky tasting but highly effective concoction.

Wana Wellness Rest Tincture next to lavender, Journal, mug of tea, pillow and candles sitting on wood table with couch in the background

What is a CBD tincture?

Let’s start with the basics; what is a CBD tincture? Tinctures are ancient. People have made and consumed tinctures for thousands of years. And while the recipes can change, tinctures are a well-established form of herbal relief used worldwide in homeopathic applications, Ayurveda, and more. 

Manufacturers (and herbal practitioners) traditionally make tinctures by infusing alcohol or glycerine with a medicinal plant. In the case of CBD tinctures, the base is usually CBD-infused oil that’s combined with supplemental herbs to help consumers achieve a specific effect. For example, our REST Tincture includes CBD, stress-relieving passionflower, and calming skullcap to help you snooze your worries away.

But are CBD tinctures effective?

Consumers often wonder whether CBD tinctures are as effective as their THC-based counterparts. The answer is yes! While CBD doesn’t provide the psychoactive (intoxicating) effects commonly associated with THC products, they’re still highly effective (and if you don’t want to feel high, they’re ideal!). 

Many people prefer using CBD tinctures to soothe aches and pains, promote emotional wellbeing, or relieve general anxiety. That’s why we supplement our Fast-Acting Hemp Tinctures with beneficial herbs and other functional ingredients. The combined ingredients and our proprietary nano-emulsion technology help you quickly enjoy CBD’s soothing effects (within 5 -15 minutes). 

We’ll admit, the taste isn’t ideal, but the effects are worth the momentary discomfort (you only have to hold the tincture under your tongue for 30-seconds).

How do I use a CBD tincture?

Once you get past the flavor, you’ll love the ease and convenience of our CBD tinctures. There are two popular methods of using a tincture: sublingually and adding a dose to food or drink.

Taking a CBD Tincture Sublingually 

The sublingual method is the fastest route to tincture absorption. If you’re using a Wana Wellness CBD tincture, you’ll place four pumps beneath your tongue, hold for thirty seconds, and swallow. It’s that simple!

Here’s the sublingual advantage (assuming your tincture is truly sublingual, click here to learn more); the effects kick in fast. For example, with our tinctures, you’ll feel the soothing effects in just 5 – 15 minutes because the membranes beneath your tongue absorb the CBD immediately. The only downside is the somewhat unique taste that takes some getting used to. 

Adding a CBD Tincture to Foods or Drinks 

You can tone down your CBD tincture’s funky flavor by adding it to a glass of water or other beverage (careful, you don’t want to amplify the already questionable taste). Just add your daily dose to water, juice, or any food, or stir into a scoop of ice cream or frozen yogurt for a relaxing summertime treat. The only drawback is onset time. It’s significantly slower than the sublingual method, often taking up to two hours to kick in.

How will a CBD tincture make me feel? 

Your CBD tincture experience depends on a few factors, like dosage, consumption method (sublingually or added to food or beverages), and additional ingredients (like melatonin, GABA, or skullcap, for example). 

Promising research shows that CBD tinctures like ours promote feelings of relaxation, which can help soothe anxiety, and cause an uplifting effect. It’s less dramatic than the psychoactive one-two punch of CBD and THC, so it’s a more sustainable everyday option that won’t leave you feeling high. 

For example, our  REST tincture (as we mentioned above) can positively impact your sleep without intoxication. And as most Americans today know, sleep is essential for daily wellness, and most people aren’t getting enough of it. So if you can get past the initial taste, our REST tincture will help you get your sorely needed Zzz’s. 

CBD tinctures are a quick route to relaxation and relief. They’re the perfect (if slightly funky tasting) addition to your wellness routine.