Posted | by Christopher Schiller

Why Our Hemp Tinctures Work

Our hemp tinctures are beautifully composed with hemp extract (CBD), MCT coconut oil, organic grain alcohol with naturally occurring terpenes and flavonoids. While this may not seem like much, this mighty hemp tincture supports the immune system, sleep functions, and helps modulate inflammation in the body. So, when infused together how does each part work? In this article we’ll explore how each element in the Hemp Rescue Oil Tincture benefits and positively supports the body.

People have been turning to hemp tinctures as an alternative approach to pharmaceuticals. While pharmaceuticals can leave a laundry list of harmful and dangerous side effects, hemp can address many of the same health issues with little to no side effects. Hemp is a much safer and healthier alternative to pharmaceuticals.

…But first, what the heck is a hemp tincture?

A tincture is a liquid extract comprised of supportive herbs, in ours, it’s hemp. Tinctures are taken orally by mouth, or for a more mild experience, you can mix them in juice or water. To improve the bioavailability (how quickly it’s absorbed and available to use) place the extract under your tongue for better absorption and the chance for the compounds to go to work!

Why is hemp extract used?

Hemp extract, or cannabidiol (CBD), is the featured herb in this extract because of its beneficial properties to our bodies. Our hemp extract can work with the body synergistically, so even if you don’t necessarily have any pressing health concerns, it will saturate the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and support overall wellness. If you do have a specific health concern, our hemp extract can address the following issues:

  • Sleep disturbances
  • Mood concerns such as anxiety or PMS
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Headaches
  • Nerve conditions

CBD is considered pleiotropic and works with many molecular pathways to help balance the body, and works on both CB1 and CB2 receptors but have an affinity for CB2.

In higher concentrations, CBD can act upon the hydroxytryptamine serotonin receptor, enabling the body to calm and balance the symptoms of anxiety.

CBD can also interact with other ion channels one commonly known as the vanilloid receptor (scientifically TRVP1) which modulates inflammation, body temperature, and pain perception.

When CBD interacts with what are known as orphan receptors (GPR55) it can support healthy blood pressure levels, brain health, and bone density. The beauty in this orphan receptor is it promotes bone building and bone resorption, which can then address osteoporosis.

Why MCT coconut oil?

MCT coconut oil is used for a number of reasons. Hemp is fat soluble so when it is paired with a fat — in this case coconut oil — it’s more readily available for the body to use. Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) coconut oil used because these components go straight to the liver and bypass regular digestion. The liver can then metabolize them and put the compounds to work, faster.

Why organic grain alcohol?

Many extraction methods exist and are hotly debated in the hemp community, however alcohol is a standard solvent in many herbal tinctures. Every herb contains a myriad of compounds including vitamins, minerals, terpenes, and flavonoids that are drawn out or extracted with alcohol. In order to derive the beneficial compounds and put them to work, they need to extracted, and alcohol does just that.

If you have a health issue that is stubborn and hard to find relief with (pain and inflammation), chances are you’ll find success with our hemp tincture. It’s non-psychoactive and is supportive even if you don’t have a specific condition.

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If you’re ready to experience health and wellness through hemp, shop our hemp products online.

If you have any additional questions, please connect with us today — we have many knowledgeable people on our staff.