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October 17, 2019

CBD Drops - The 411 on CBD Tinctures

CBD Drops, also know as CBD oil, or CBD oil tinctures, are often the strongest and fastest acting form of the many products available in the CBD industry.

So, have you been wondering about taking hemp derived CBD drops?

We'll show you the ins-and-outs, different varieties, and give you the 411 on the health benefits of taking CBD oil drops so that you can decide if they're right for you.

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What Are CBD Drops?

CBD drops refer to the hemp extracts found in the cannabis sativa plant. The cannabinoids are extracted from the cannabis plant by either CO2 Extraction or by using a solvent. When extracting CBD oil by using a solvent, ethanol is the preferred method, however, glycerin is also sometimes used to pull the cannabinoid components from the hemp plant. CBD manufacturers then combine the hemp extracts with a carrier oil such as MCT oil, or olive oil, as the fatty acids of these oils help the body absorb the Cannabinoids.

Are CBD Drops Legal?

The Food and Drug Administration regulates CBD products, and in order for them to be Federally legal, the tetrahydrocannabinol THC level must be less than 0.3%, as outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill.

Full Spectrum CBD vs Broad Spectrum CBD vs CBD Isolate Drops

All three types of CBD oil originate from the same cannabis sativa hemp plant, which contains a far lower amount of THC than the marijuana hemp plant. All three also contain CBD.

Full Spectrum-

A full spectrum CBD oil will contain all of the cannabinoids extracted from the hemp plant including trace amounts of THC. The legal hemp derived CBD content of THC must be less than 0.3 %.

Broad Spectrum-

A broad spectrum CBD oil also contain all of the cannabinoids from the hemp plant except for THC. Broad Spectrum CBD products are considered THC Free, or will show 0.0% THC in the COA (Certificate of Quality Assurance)

CBD Isolate-

A CBD isolate is a tincture that contains only the CBD cannabinoid, and none of the other beneficial cannabinoids of the hemp extract. A CBD isolate will also be considered THC Free.

The most desired formula for an effective CBD experience is the broad spectrum as it provide all the cannabinoids which work together to cause an entourage effect in the body, minus the unwanted psychoactive THC cannabinoid. To note, hemp seed oil does not contain any cannabinoids, only hemp oil.

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Third Party Testing

The best CBD oils and products will have open lab results readily available including Certificates of Quality Assurances (COA) and third party Lab Testing. These third party lab reports will show the actual mg of CBD per serving and per bottle, as well as the THC levels in the product. Lab reports will also screen for any harmful chemicals, including pesticides or heavy metals. Test results should be available on the website, as well as accessible from the QR code in the bottle.

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How do CBD Drops Taste?

The CBD oil drop is one of the least processed form of CBD product. However, sometimes the drops can be quite bitter in their natural form so often flavor is added ,such as orange or mint, to make them more palatable. Be sure to look for drops flavored with natural ingredients.

Additionally, all CBD oils have a carrier oil. There are many different types of carrier oils such as coconut oil (MCT oil) grape seed oil or olive oil. Keep in mind the carrier oil will also have an effect on the CBD formula and overall taste of the CBD drops. If you the taste of CBD drops offensive, CBD capsules may be a better option.

What Are the Benefits of CBD Drops?

Precise Dosing

CBD drops allow for precise dosing. Gelcaps and gummies pretty much have to be taken whole. Edibles, with no supplemental labels, are hard to eyeball and can vary from one to the next. Even pure CBD flower is much harder to precisely dose, especially if you go down the smoking route.

Promote Mobility and Joint Health

One of the primary reasons many individuals try CBD drops is for chronic pain relief. The compound is thought to be  extremely anti-inflammatory hence its popularity. However, at this time, CBD has not been FDA approved for pain relief, and CBD is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or prevent any disease or ailment.

Many users of CBD are looking for pain relief while also trying to avoid risks associated with opioid painkillers or over the counter options. NSAIDs such as ibuprofen are believed to cause liver damage when taken for prolonged periods or in high doses.

Promote a calmer mood

Many consumers use CBD drops to help with mental or mood disorders. CBD may help promote a calmer mood and over all well being. At this time, the FDA has not approved CBD for any health conditions or for medical advice diagnosis.

Support a Tranquil Night's sleep

Life can be pretty stressful, and many people use CBD drops to help them become more relaxed at the end of the day so they can fall asleep easier. Recent CBD research studies are showing some real beneficial effects. The body of evidence behind CBD is growing and it's being used more and more for a wide variety of conditions.

CBD stands for cannabidiol, and is one of many phyto cannabinoids found in the cannabis sativa plant. The CBD cannabinoid works directly with in the human bodies endocannabinoid system. Phyto cannabinoids are plant based, endo cannabinoids are produced with in the body.

The body's endocannabinoid system is responsible for keeping the body in balance. It is believed that when the body fails to produce enough endocannabinoids, phyto cannabinoids such as CBD can step in and may help boost the overall Endocannabinoid system.

Are There Side Effects from using a CBD drops?

Like most supplements, there are therapeutic effects and sometimes unwanted side effects. CBD drops may have some side effects in the body, but they are very few and generally not of major concern. Compared to the majority of prescription medications, they are fairly benign.

Some of the reported side effects of CBD include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Lethargy
  • Change in appetite
  • Dizziness

Although these rarely occur in people at normal dosages. Finding the appropriate serving or dosage for your symptoms will help you likely avoid any unwanted effects.

CBD drops are a great way to minimize side effects as they allow for the most precise dosing to control the mg per serving.

Before taking any dietary supplement, it is important to discuss the potential risks with your healthcare provider, especially if you are currently taking other certain medications. If you're on any medication it's important to consult with your doctor to discuss the health information available on CBD drug interactions.

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How to use CBD drops

CBD drops are easy to use. For best results, you simply place the CBD drops under your tongue and hold for 60 seconds before swallowing. By holding the CBD oil under your tongue you are allowing it to be absorbed directly into the blood stream.

It is important to note that CBD drops should be stored in a cool, dry place to increase their shelf life. Most will last for at least 18 months before losing potency.

If you are taking CBD throughout the day, it's a good idea to determine how much CBD is in each full dropper to make for more accurate dosing. CBD drops are available in low dose and higher doses, so review the strength of the oil before using.

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Check your CBD Label

Always check the label when using a CBD drops. The label will tell you the amount of CBD in the bottle and the amount per serving. The mg of CBD should be clearly stated on the label.

Look for the QR code. The QR code will allow you to look up the third party results of that particular batch of CBD hemp extract tincture. This is an important step in a high quality CBD product.

Look for a grown in the United States, or made in the United States symbol. This will ensure that the cannabis plant used to formulate that bottle was not imported from oversees where the standards of hemp production can be far inferior to United States grown hemp.

Look for hemp seed oil or just hemp extract. A product that contains hemp seed oil can be marketed to look like a CBD tincture, but have zero beneficial cannabinoids. Also, labeling the product Hemp Extract instead of CBD is a common way many manufacturers try and mislead shoppers into thinking the product contains higher amounts of CBD per bottle.

How to Purchase High Quality CBD Oil drops?

If you're looking to take a high quality CBD drops to improve your health and wellness goals here are a few things to look for in a reputable CBD brands website:

  • Third Party Lab Results
  • Satisfaction Guarantee Return Policy
  • A phone number and email to contact for customer support
  • Customer Reviews
  • Free Shipping on all orders
  • A THC Free product

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Palm Organix CBD Oil

We want all consumers to have a great CBD experience. If you are still uncertain about using CBD oil drops, hemp extracts, or other hemp derived CBD oil products please contact us to answer any product questions you may have. CBD legal hemp derived products are all we carry. If you are having trouble with your shopping cart or placing an order we would be happy to help.

 

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