Your Guide to CBD Tinctures

January 12, 2018

So you’ve heard about CBD’s natural benefits, but are unsure where to start? We recommend CBD tinctures, and here’s an easy-to-understand guide with all you need to know about the highly popular product.

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CBD tinctures are a favorite choice among athletes and those with active lifestyles that are looking to incorporate CBD hemp oil as part of their daily wellness routine.

If you’re new to CBD, CBD tinctures are a great place to start. Here’s why!

What are CBD Tinctures?

CBD tinctures are liquid extracts combining CBD hemp oil and another nutritious type of oil, such as medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil.

The hemp oil found in CBD tinctures is naturally abundant in CBD, or cannabidiol, one of the major cannabinoids found in cannabis plants like hemp.

Like all cannabinoids, CBD interacts with the body’s native endocannabinoid system, a regulatory network that keeps our functions in check and our body running at its best.

CBD is not psychoactive, so unlike marijuana products containing high levels of THC, CBD tinctures will not cause a high when they’re consumed at suggested servings.

What are CBD tinctures

What are the Benefits of CBD Tinctures?

There’s a reason why CBD tinctures are among the most popular types of CBD products:

For those new to CBD, tinctures offer an approachable and affordable way to get introduced to the cannabinoid and its natural benefits.

For more advanced CBD users, tinctures offer a level of portability, versatility, and reliability that align with active lifestyles.

Lower CBD Concentration

CBD tinctures typically offer the lowest mg per serving among CBD hemp oil products. This makes them ideal for those looking to add a small amount of CBD to their system and those who like the idea of having control over precise servings.

In case you’re someone looking for a little more CBD or prefer to keep a consistent level of CBD in their system, low potency CBD tinctures are also convenient enough to be taken multiple times throughout the day.

No Psychoactive High

Because CBD tinctures contain only trace levels of THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana, you don’t have to worry about being slowed down with a high.

CBD itself is non-psychoactive, so you can take your serving at any time of the day without concerns that it will adversely impact your performance.

Sweetened and Flavored Options

While CBD hemp oil naturally has an earthy flavor, CBD tinctures are typically sweetened or infused with natural flavors for a more enjoyable CBD experience.

Easy Dosing

Most often, CBD tinctures are administered using a dropper, so you can easily control your intake of the liquid extract.

This also allows you to easily add or reduce your intake as you dial in on the right amount of CBD for you.


CBD tinctures come in a small bottle for ultimate portability. Bring your CBD tincture along with you to the gym, on your backpacking trip, and to work so your CBD serving is never out of reach.


Compared to other CBD hemp oil products, CBD tinctures are a more affordable option. A popular choice among those on a tight budget who still want to take advantage of the benefits of high-quality CBD, CBD tinctures are the financially smart choice.

How to Use CBD Tinctures

Part of the reason tinctures are such a popular way to get CBD is because they offer versatility and convenience. No matter whether you have a regular schedule or if you’re always on the go with new adventures, CBD tinctures are easy to fit into your day.

CBD tinctures can be taken two ways, including:

  • Absorbed under the tongue (“sublingual”)
  • Blended into foods and drinks

Under the Tongue

Pressed for time or interested in getting your CBD as quickly as possible? Drop a bit of the liquid extract under your tongue and hold it there for a minute or more as you go on about your day.

This “sublingual” method allows the CBD and other active ingredients in the tincture to diffuse through the tissues in your mouth and right into your bloodstream. By bypassing the digestive system, the compounds more quickly reach your bloodstream, where they can get to work interacting with the receptors of your endocannabinoid system.

After a minute or so goes by, you can swallow any leftover CBD tincture so that the remaining compounds can be metabolized by the liver before eventually being delivered to your bloodstream.

Blended Into Foods and Drinks

Some prefer to mix their CBD tincture into their favorite foods and beverages.

Blend the liquid extract with frozen berries, fresh greens, and your choice of nut-based milk for a nutritious CBD-infused smoothie to start the day. Stir your daily serving into your morning oatmeal or first cup of coffee.

While it’s suggested that you not cook with CBD tinctures to preserve their potency, feel free to toss a bit of the CBD tincture with a light dressing over a salad, or mix it into sauces and soups.

Once you swallow the CBD tincture, the compounds will make their way through your digestive system and eventually be metabolized by the liver and sent to your bloodstream.

What CBD Tinctures are Available?

Dew Drops tinctures from Dixie Botanicals® have quickly become one of our bestselling CBD products because they offer an array of unique advantages – such as CBD concentration, portability, affordability, and ease of use – that make them attractive to both new and experienced users of CBD.

Broad-Spectrum CBD Tinctures

Dixie Botanicals Vanilla Tinctures

Dixie Botanicals® Dew Drops low dose tinctures are available in a variety of flavor options and two sizes. With the 1 ounce bottle with 250 mg CBD, you get 4.33 mg of CBD per 2-drop serving, while our 2-ounce bottle containing 500 mg CBD provides just over 16.66 mg CBD per serving.

For those who’d rather avoid the earthly flavor of hemp, Dew Drops also come in cooling natural Peppermint, rich Vanilla, sweet Strawberry, and tangy Tangerine flavor options.

Our Dew Drops tinctures contain broad-spectrum hemp CBD oil, delivering CBD plus the wide array of cannabinoids, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients naturally found in hemp, except for detectable amounts of THC. This broad-spectrum CBD oil is combined with medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil.

Designed for ultimate portability, the Dew Drop bottles are small enough to toss in a gym bag, backpack, or pocket, and featuring a convenient dropper lid. Dixie Botanicals® tinctures are also vegan and soy-free.

Guide to CBD tinctures

Get Started with CBD Tinctures

Hemp-derived CBD tinctures are federally legal and available for home delivery in the United States and dozens of other countries. Get started with Dixie Botanicals® CBD tinctures today by visiting the HempMeds® online store.

You can learn even more about CBD and how it can help your body function at its best by visiting the Dixie Botanicals® blog.