If you love weed but can’t stand smoking it, we’re here to help!
As smoking cannabis continues to reign as the most popular consumption method, here are our top 5 reasons to try tinctures and capsules instead of smoking. Before we dive in, we’ll clear a few things up for those of you that are unfamiliar with them.
What Are Cannabis Tinctures And Capsules?
Traditionally speaking, tinctures are one of the oldest methods used to concentrate plant compounds into medicine. They are made using high percentage alcohols to extract the medicinal properties from plants. In terms of cannabis, those high percentage alcohols are used to extract terpenes and cannabinoids like THC or CBD from the plant fibre. What differentiates a tincture from an oil is the fact that the alcohol that was used as the solvent remains in the final product.
Capsules on the other hand are gelatine-based capsules filled with THC or CBD oil. They generally hold anywhere from 10mg to 150mg and are used to treat an array of ailments from anxiety and depression to sleep disorders and pain relief.
Now that we’ve established a clear explanation, here are our top 5 reasons to try tinctures and capsules.
Simpler Than Smoking
Without a doubt the greatest feature tinctures and capsules have to offer is the ability to consume cannabis without having to smoke it. Whether you have an underlying health condition or simply don’t enjoy smoking, tinctures and capsules are the solution. Tinctures are taken sublingually, meaning under the tongue, whereas capsules are swallowed like any other pill.
Subtle And Discrete
Cannabis generally has a very strong, obnoxious odour. However, if you choose to consume it through tinctures or capsules, that won’t be a problem. Tinctures come in small glass bottles with droppers lids, which provide easy access wherever you are. Capsules are just as easy to consume, although you might need water to help you swallow them.
More Precise Dosing
Both capsules and tinctures provide a more precise dose, something that you wouldn’t get with edibles or smoking. Capsules have the dosage written on the bottle so you’ll know exactly how much you’re taking. Tinctures offer drop-by-drop dosing, which allows you to measure exactly how many drops you want to ingest at any given time.
Unlike most edibles, tinctures and capsules are low in calories. This makes them perfect for those of you who are trying to watch your caloric intake or lose weight. Tinctures are also very versatile and can be added to foods such as sauces, juices, smoothies, and soups.
Long Shelf Life
Finally, both options have a long shelf life, just be sure to store them properly. Almost all cannabinoids will degrade under similar conditions, such as prolonged heat, light or oxygen exposure. Tinctures should be kept in a cool, dark place. Also be sure to keep your tinctures capped properly to prevent evaporation, and shake well before consuming.
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