The Benefits of Hemp Oil Tinctures
There are dozens of ways to consume hemp oil. Concentrates, vapes, topicals and edibles are all increasing in popularity, but what about hemp oil tinctures? Read on to learn why they are so popular and why you should purchase a Maine Heirloom hemp oil tincture today!
What is a Hemp Oil Tincture?
Before we get into the uses and benefits of hemp oil tinctures, it’s important to know what constitutes a hemp oil. By itself, hemp oil is a sticky, paste-like substance that is derived from the hemp plant. A hemp oil tincture combines the hemp oil paste with a carrier oil, often grapeseed or coconut (MCT) oil, to create a liquid substance that is user-friendly.
What are the Benefits of Hemp Oil Tinctures?
The benefits associated with hemp oil tinctures come from the combination of hundreds of compounds found within the hemp plant, including cannabidiol, polyphenols, phytonutrients and polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6). The following are just a few of the ways hemp oil may improve your health.
Natural Pain Relief and Anti-Inflammatory
If you have a chronic inflammatory disease, you might be looking for ways to naturally relieve the inflammation and the discomfort that comes along with it. A 2011 study showed that the presence of omega-3s in full-spectrum hemp oil can “reduce inflammation and anxiety even among healthy young adults.”
If you are hoping to decrease the inflammation in your body, hemp oil might be just the thing to try. Not to mention, if hemp oil reduces inflammation, you’ll be blessed with another side effect: less pain.
While inflammation is more commonly noticed when it starts to create pain, your skin can also be affected. Hemp oil has been known to significantly improve skin conditions including:
Acne – It plagues both adolescents and adults and is noticeable to anyone you come in contact with. If you are looking for something to help, it might be time to reach for the hemp oil. One 2014 study showed that “due to the combined lipostatic, antiproliferative and anti-inflammatory effects” hemp oil is a promising anti-acne treatment without the side effects that come with typical acne medications.
Eczema – Because eczema is typically associated with dry skin, it’s no wonder that the significant amount of essential fatty acids in hemp oil might work wonders as a remedy for the itching, burning and inflammation. In fact, a lot of people mention that they’ve seen results in as little as 24 hours.
Of course, this isn’t an exhaustive list, but it’s a good indicator that if you are struggling with skin issues, hemp oil might be a good remedy.
Decreases Mood Disorders
Consuming essential fatty acids, such as omega-3 and omega-6, has been proven effective in improving the mood. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating the release of neurotransmitters, which play a role when it comes to depression, anxiety and other mood-related disorders. As part of your daily routine, hemp oil can provide your body with those necessary essential fatty acids.
How to Use Hemp Oil Tinctures?
Even if you have the best hemp oil tincture around, it’s only effective if you use it properly. Your hemp oil should come in a bottle with an eyedropper – use that dropper to add a drop or two under your tongue.
Yes. UNDER your tongue.
There are a couple of reasons for taking the tincture sublingually. First, the capillaries (small blood vessels) under your tongue will quickly absorb the hemp oil into your bloodstream, meaning that you’ll achieve faster results than other methods. Second, if you don’t care for the taste of hemp oil, you’ll negate some of the flavor by keeping it away from your taste buds.
Once the oil is under your tongue, wait 60 seconds before swallowing.
Note: After use, make sure to store your hemp oil tincture out of direct sunlight and away from any source of heat.
Purchase Hemp Oil Tinctures in Maine
For all of your hemp oil tincture needs, check out the Heirloom Hemp Co. shop. Our hemp oil is made from 100% American grown hemp and is added to organic MTC oil. We believe our full-spectrum hemp oil speaks for itself, which is why each bottle is free from preservatives, colors and flavorings. The hemp oil tinctures are naturally gluten-free and non-GMO. Purchase your hemp oil tinctures in Maine and throughout the entire United States from Heirloom Hemp Co. We ship nationwide.