CBD Tinctures: The All-Natural, Anti-Inflammatory Solution You’ve Been Waiting For
Seeking natural pain relief? Numerous studies have found that the use of CBD for inflammation is a useful treatment. If you prefer not having to smoke cannabis, using a CBD tincture is an easy and all natural way to benefit from its anti-inflammatory benefits.
Cannabinoids (CBD), which are the active components of the cannabis sativa plant, naturally exhibit analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. That’s why a fast-acting CBD tincture can be useful for treating everything from a muscle pull to chronic arthritis.
The human body and the cannabis plant both make cannabinoids. Since humans have an endocannabinoid system, the body knows how to process these naturally occurring chemicals from the cannabis plant. In other words, our bodies are biologically programmed to use CBD to help reduce inflammation and pain.
If you want simple pain relief without feeling stoned, tinctures made from CBD are also non-psychoactive since it won’t contain active tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the component that makes you feel really high when you ingest it.
Cannabinoids have exhibited significant potential to be used as novel anti-inflammatory agents and specific targeting of CB2 receptors holds the promise of mediating immunosuppressive effects without exerting psychotropic side effects.
What is a CBD Tincture and How do You Use It?
Known as “green dragon” or “golden dragon” to insiders, before marijuana´s prohibition, tinctures were the main form of cannabis medicine found in the United States.
A tincture is a medicinal extract prepared in a base of alcohol, oil or glycerol solution. This solution is then used to extract and preserve the resins and other soluble material from the cannabis plant.
CBD tinctures are often flavored to improve the taste and are administered under the tongue. When taken under the tongue, it travels quickly into your bloodstream. Within minutes a patient will feel the effects of the cannabis as the medicine is rapidly absorbed into the arterial system and transported to the brain and body.
According to the United Patients Group, tinctures allow for a dose control that is easily controlled by the number of drops the patient administers under their tongue. One trick is to not swallow the dose because when you swallow it it’s absorbed into you GI tract and that reduces its effects.
A dose of CBD tincture can be mixed into liquids such as tea or soups, but it’s less effective than taken sublingually.
CBD for Inflammation and Cancer-Fighting Shown in Studies
In an important 2010 study published in Future Medicinal Chemistry, it was said that “cannabinoids have exhibited significant potential to be used as novel anti-inflammatory agents and specific targeting of CB2 receptors holds the promise of mediating immunosuppressive effects without exerting psychotropic side effects.”
The research found that CBD suppresses an inflammatory response and subsequently reduces a disease´s symptoms. Aside from pain relief, it’s beneficial in certain types of cancers that are triggered by chronic inflammation. In such instances, cannabinoids can either directly inhibit tumor growth or suppress inflammation, the report said.
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