CBD (Cannabidiol): Oil vs Tincture
I am not a doctor, and none of what follows is medical advice! Consult your own doctor before using CBD.
I had a discussion with NuLeafNaturals today about CBD oil. CBD oil is CBD in a carrier of hemp oil because delivery of actual CBD would be difficult (tarry consistency). All CBD oil is of this nature.
The human body is water soluble. Alcohol will always absorb faster than oil, however it will not store in your fat cells the same way, so it's long term effectiveness is much less.
Traditionally, cannabinoids are fat soluble. That is why we prefer fat soluble products in high concentrations. Another reason we don't currently provide a water soluble product is because we use a full spectrum CBD extract, which is difficult to formulate into a product that can be water soluble without additives such as corn starch and much more processing.
We believe that full spectrum CBD oils (that contain other constituents such as THC, CBN, CBG, and terpenes) are more effective because these cannabinoids act in synergy with each other, producing the fullest effect - even when existing in trace amounts. Currently, we choose to provide our CBD oil as our only product because we truly believe in our formula containing no additives, just 100% organic hemp in the bottle.
We believe that when you ingest full spectrum CBD oil on a regular basis, it essentially levels out your system. The endocannabinoid system consists of cannabinoid receptors which cannabinoids bind to. Many of the functions that are affected by the endocannabinoid system relate to homeostasis - so these receptors are working to bring balance to your bodily functions on a molecular level. This is why we are happy to provide CBD oil that has one of the highest concentrations of cannabinoids on the market.