Odds are you’ve at least heard of some forms of cannatherapy, but there are many products out there that can broaden the possibilities of what cannatherapy can do for you. You wouldn’t be alone if you have some lingering questions about the kinds of cannatherapy products out there and how they can be used, so we’re here to clear the air for you. Better yet, we can dive into which form of cannatherapy would be best for you based on your lifestyle.
Some popular types of cannatherapy products include tinctures, edibles, and topicals. Each of these has unique benefits when it comes to things like efficacy, timeliness, and convenience, so the best choice for you will vary depending on your needs.
ZAR is proud to be able to present you with some of the finest cannatherapy products available, and that doesn’t stop when it comes to tinctures, edibles, and topicals. Each of these products has a unique set of benefits that may make it fit better into your lifestyle, so let’s discuss which is best for you.
Tinctures Vs. Edibles Vs. Topicals Overview
What’s Unique About Tinctures
There’s a lot that goes into what makes tinctures great, so let’s start by delving into what tinctures are. A tincture is a medicine made by dissolving a medication in a solvent, typically ethanol. For our purposes, what that means is tinctures are made by combining hemp with ethanol, similar to how essential oils are made. What this boils down to is tinctures are a liquid form of cannatherapy.
Tinctures are similar to oils but are distinct in that they have a base of alcohol (ethanol) as opposed to oil. Alcohol is useful for you and your cannatherapy products for a variety of reasons. First, it helps to preserve the cannabinoids and maintain their potency until you are able to use the product. It also helps you to deliver the proper dosage, all while being great for absorption (which we’ll get into in the next section).
Tinctures are usually taken by filling a dropper with the correct dosage, then placing the tincture under the tongue for about thirty seconds. After that, the tincture is swallowed. This is called sublingual administration as is one of the most effective methods for delivering CBD to the body.
Why Choose Tinctures?
Tinctures are an ever-growing segment of the cannatherapy market, and that’s for good reason. A few of the key benefits of tinctures that we’ll discuss include absorption, purity, and ease of use. There are plenty more benefits to tinctures as well, all of which we implore you to discuss with one of our cannatherapy experts.
Let’s talk about absorption. For your cannatherapy product to help provide the relief you’re looking for, it needs to make its way into your body. Not only that, but it needs to be absorbed into your bloodstream to be carried around your body. Aside from breathable cannatherapy products, sublingual administration of tinctures (and oils) is one of the quickest ways to introduce cannabinoids to the bloodstream. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, cannabinoids are simply the active components of cannabis that provide the psychological and physiological effects. Sublingual administration also offers highly efficient absorption, meaning you’re able to get the most out of your cannatherapy.
Aside from whole hemp flower, tinctures are some of the least processed cannatherapy products available. For those who crave a virtually untouched product but are unable to use breathable products, tinctures are your best choice for pure, natural cannatherapy.
Well, that all sounds great, doesn’t it? So why would anyone ever choose any other product? Like anything, there are a few things about tinctures that may make another cannatherapy product a better fit for your lifestyle. Let’s dive into some of the other products available to you.
The Essentials of Edible
Simply put, cannatherapy edibles are some sort of edible item that’s infused with cannabinoids. Those edible items come in a variety of forms, ranging from gummies to tea. They are made by first extracting the cannabinoids from hemp, then infused into the variety of products available to you.
As you might expect, edibles are taken by eating (or otherwise ingesting) them. That’s part of what makes them so easy to use. Dosages are easy to keep track of as well, typically measured out on a piece-by-piece basis.
What’s Good About Edibles?
Edibles are easy to use and convenient, both of which are plenty compelling for those who are always on the move or who want to keep things simple. It’s really as easy as consuming whatever the infused item may be, and that’s why edibles can be a straightforward extension to your existing daily routine.
Being that there are so few steps, edibles are incredibly convenient, too. Varying the dosages is plenty easy, too; if you need a little more, you can take another. If you need a little less, you can take half of one.
Edibles are absorbed into the bloodstream by way of your digestive system, meaning the absorption effect is different than that of tinctures and breathables. As a result, edibles have a longer-lasting effect, which is particularly useful if you’re using your cannatherapy for sleep or for pain management. Talk to one of our cannatherapy experts today to learn more about edibles and what they can do for you.
What to Know About Topicals
Topical cannatherapy products are unique in that they are absorbed through the skin rather than by consuming them. That’s right, you can absorb cannabinoids directly through your skin! These products can help promote healthy skin and provide the benefits of cannatherapy, all nicely wrapped up in one convenient package.
Similar to tinctures and edibles, topicals are made by first extracting the cannabinoids from hemp, then infused into the topical cannatherapy products available to you. With a simple application of a cream, balm, or lotion, you can be well on your way to wellness.
Why Consider Topical Cannatharapy?
Just like tinctures and edibles have their benefits, topical cannatherapy products have their unique advantages as well. Namely, topical cannatherapy products are incredibly discrete and easy to use. Being that our topicals are available as pumps, rolls, and balms, they take on the appearance of just about any other skincare product you might use. Of course, topicals provide the medicinal benefit of cannatherapy as well. You likely already have plenty of experience with applying lotions and balms, and applying topical cannatherapy products isn’t much different.
Another core benefit of topical cannatherapy is being able to physically select where the product is applied to help centralize the benefits where you need them most. Whether it’s joint pain or muscle pain, topical CBD is here to save the day. Speak with one of our team members to learn what topicals can do for you.
ZAR Can Help You Choose the Right Cannatherapy
We are dedicated to being a resource you can depend on when it comes to your wellness and your experience with cannatherapy. Our cannatherapy experts are eager to answer any questions you may have on your journey with cannatherapy. Schedule a free consultation today so we can learn your story and help you find the right relief, tailored to your specific needs. Feel free to contact us or stop by any of our local Texas locations for our assistance in fulfilling your need for the relief you deserve.