CBD:THC CANNABIS TINCTURES
When you think of cannabis consumption most will think of smoking weed. Although smoking the classic flower has been (and likely still is) the most common method of consumption, eating it, is coming-in-hot as an alternate choice for medical and recreational needs. Simply eating uncooked marijuana will not get you high (although there are health benefits – (read this blog on THCA) which is why it needs to be infused and de-carbed to be effective #whowantsapotbrownie.
Im sure we can all agree that cannabis-laced food in the form of candies and cookies are a delicious treats to indulge in from time to time. Am I right? But what if edibles are your chosen method of daily consumption, is crushing sugar-packed baked goods on the daily really a good idea? Or perhaps you are simply no martha stewart and burn your toast on a good day. Thankfully tinctures are growing in popularity for their ease of use, reliability and precise measurement. Tinctures are an easy way to medicate discreetly that require nothing more than a few drops under the toungue, and you’re on your way!
So, what exactly is a cannabis tincture?
Tinctures are liquid extracts made from cannabis that you consume orally. They are often extracted in alcohol, but can also be extracted from other solvents and methods as well. At King Tuts, we use cannabis distillate in our tinctures. Distillate is cannabis oil that was refined by short path distillation, making it almost pure cannabinoids.
Tinctures are convenient, come in easy to use measurable dropper bottles, and are best taken sublingually (under the tongue). This method of consumption allows the tincture to enter the bloodstream much more quickly and directly, resulting in faster absorption and affects. It should be noted, #KTlovesnotes that tinctures can also be swallowed, though the effects of such administration will undoubtedly take significantly longer to kick in than when used sublingually, and a suited for both novices and experienced users.
THE MAIN INGREDIENTS
THC distillate known as The Clear or The Pure, is 99% Pure THC. This cannabis extract is the result of an extraction process called short path distillation” that separates and refines molecules and contaminants to create a clean, almost clear concentrate, producing a highly regarded, “top-shelf”, concentrate.
Unlike products like BHO and PHO that typically leave residues, impurities and microscopic amounts of unwanted materials in their end product, cannabis distillates are created using a short path distillation technique that differs from typical solvent extraction.
Short-Path distillation uses pressure, steam and heat to control the boiling points, creating a much cooler temperature for the compounds to pass through. During this process, the volatile THC compounds are separated by their molecular weight and individual boiling point, leaving behind less volatile and undesirable compounds.
This process is repeated over and over again to create pure cannabinoids without plant matter or residual solvents.
What is THC?
THC stands for Tetrahydrocannabinol and is the primary reason you get high, the main culprit for marijuana’s former illegal status and from our perspective the King chemical of the cannabis plant!
THC is the psychoactive component in the cannabis plant that activates pathways known as cannabinoid receptors found through the body. The first type of cannabinoid receptor (CB1) are largely found in the brain, whereas the cannabinoid receptors (CB2) are found on all kinds of cells throughout the body. When THC attaches to a CB1 receptor, it will alter how a brain cell functions, creating the euphoric high you feel. Due to its psychoactive effects THC has been less accepted for medicinal use than it’s counterpart CBD, however, it still boasts its own beneficial uses.THC provides relief to a wide variety of ailments and symptoms, such as chronic pain, increasing appetite & reducing nausea.
Simply put, CBD isolate is cannabidiol in its purest form. CBD Isolate is a crystallized material similar to salt that is ideal for dose-specific ingestion and systemic absorption.
What is CBD?
CBD stands for Cannabidiol. It is the other most prominent cannabinoid and becoming more and more popular every year as it does not cause psychoactive effects and is arguably superior to THC in its ability to treat a variety of medical conditions. Unlike the CB1 receptors that are found mainly in the brain and play a significant role in memory, sleep, mood, appetite, pain-sensation; CB2 receptors are typically found in the immune system and are responsible for the anti-inflammatory effects of cannabis. While THC directly affects both CB1 and CB2, CBD acts indirectly and raises the level of endocannabinoids in your body providing relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, and other conditions – without the unsettling feelings you may experience with THC.
MCT oil is short for Medium Chain Triglyceride oil. Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are a specific fat molecule found in oils, such as coconut and palm oil. (KING TUTS uses fractionated MCT oil derived from coconuts #earthlove). MCTs work differently on the metabolism than other oils such as olive and avocado oil. Compared to larger fat molecules found in these other oils, MCTs can be broken down and metabolized by the body quickly and more efficiently due to their smaller size by going directly to the liver where they are easier to digest and absorb. Both CBD and THC are fat-soluble, therefore, fractionated coconut oil (MCT) is a very effective carrier for these compounds because it contains 90% saturated fat. Also, the small molecular size results in a low viscosity substance, making the oil thin and therefore ideal for dosing. Since the fractionated oil has no flavor or smell, it is favored by many be the best carrier oil for sublingual use.
MCT oil has proven very effective for people who struggle with low energy, poor digestive health, obesity, hormonal fluctuations, slow metabolism, dementia, diabetes and inflammatory conditions, as well as those who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease.
THC & CBD, BETTER TOGETHER?
Research on the combined use of THC and CBD is still in its early stages. However, anecdotal evidence shows that many feel better effects and experience fewer adverse effects with hybrids containing a both of THC and CBD than using either cannabinoid alone. Research also suggests that CBD enhances THC’s analgesic properties, and when working simultaneously THC and CBD stimulate neurogenesis, the growth, and development of new cells.
Different proportional combinations of CBD to THC will produce different effects from person to person and will also treat differently a wide variety of ailments.
One strategy that many have adopted to treat specific needs is to consume consistent and measured doses of CBD with the addition of a comfortable amount of THC. With this method, some ailments have responded well to smaller doses of a CBD with even smaller doses of THC, while some have better results from a balanced ratio around 1:1.
What is largely important to realize is that there is no “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to cannabis. There is no one ratio that is right for everyone. The individual’s unique sensitivity to THC is the main factor in determining the appropriate proportions and dosage for maximum benefits.
HOW TO FIND YOUR IDEAL RATIO
CBD to THC (1:1)
Out of all the cannabinoid ratios, 1:1 is considered the most effective for pain relief, anxiety, spasticity, fibromyalgia, insomnia, nausea, and appetite stimulation. This balanced ratio shows promise in relieving symptoms associated with Multiple Sclerosis and may be able to kill certain cancer cells and inhibit tumor growth.
CBD to THC (4:1)
This ratio is ideal for those who wish to reduce the euphoric effects of THC. CBD:THC 4:1 is suitable to combat autoimmune disorders, gastrointestinal issues like Crohn’s and colitis, arthritis, and psoriasis and can be used to reduce stress and pain while promoting relaxation! It is effective for all forms of general inflammatory and neuropathic pain and is an ideal ratio for combating autoimmune disorders.
CBD to THC (20:1)
This CBD dominant ratio offers no psychoactivity and is the perfect supplement for anyone looking for a health boost and a daily pick-me-up. The 20:1 CBD:THC tincture may be most effective for curbing high anxiety, depression, seizures, psychosis, PTSD, and neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Disease.
THE KING TUTS CANNABIS TINCTURE LINE-UP
Handcrafted using the highest-quality ingredients available, King Tuts has produced a top-shelf CBD/THC tinctures. These CBD/THC tinctures are the best in value that you will find anywhere online, using pure THC distillate and CBD isolate with organic cold-pressed MCT oil.
KING TUTS 1200mg CBD + 1200mg THC Tincture offers 40mg of CBD/ml plus 40mg of THC/ml.
KING TUTS 300mg CBD + 300mg THC Tincture offers 10mg of CBD/ml plus 10mg of THC/ml.
KING TUTS 1200mg CBD + 300mg THC Tincture offers 40mg of CBD/ml plus 10mg of THC/ml.
KING TUTS 600mg CBD + 150mg THC Tincture offers 20mg of CBD/ml plus 5mg of THC/ml.
KING TUTS 1200mg CBD + 60mg THC Tincture offering 40mg of CBD/ml plus 2mg of THC/ml
KING TUTS 600mg CBD + 60mg THC Tincture offers 20mg of CBD/ml plus 1mg of THC/ml
As with any treatment program, start small and work your way up incrementally.
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