Since the 12th century, health practitioners have been using tinctures1. Tinctures have also played a dominant role in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, and Herbalism2. In fact, as recently as the late 19th century, big pharma companies we know today used to market cannabis extracts or tinctures, such as Merck (Germany), Burroughs-Wellcome (England), Bristol-Meyers Squibb (United States), Parke-Davis (United States), and Eli Lilly (United States)3. However, the popularity of tinctures were replaced by the onset of pharmaceutical pills that allowed medical professionals to consistently control precision dosage.
It’s the 21st century, and what we’ve taken a few decades to uncover with all of our scientific innovation is that maybe nature has had answers for us all along; we might want to return to more traditional practices of medicine and health.
Welcome back: Tinctures.
Our 1500mg CBD tincture has been extracted and distilled using winterized ethanol extraction, a delicate extraction process that protects the precious plant material while eliminating any harsh toxins not safe for ingestion. We prioritize working with extraction partners we trust, and small batch organic hemp farmers. See our commitment to a transparent supply chain here.
Join us as we return to traditional ways of supporting our systems, and re-integrate the ritual of tinctures. Use daily or as often as needed. Consider using our Cannabis Journal tracker or our mobile app partner Journal My Health to track your usage and outcomes. Research has shown that “dose initiation should commence at modest levels, and titration of any cannabis preparation should be undertaken slowly over a period of as much as two weeks”4.
How it Works:
Have you heard of the endocannabinoid system (ECS)? It’s our endogenous system responsible for managing homeostasis and balance in all systems; as it exists at the mitochondrial level of every cell. It’s scientific proof of our biological imperative for regenerative healing in all of our systems. But, we can have endocannabinoid dysregulation and dysfunction. It’s in these moments, where we can supplement with other products or activities that supplement, stimulate, and REVIVE our ECS’s innate design for healing.
Hemp is a form of cannabis. Cannabis is a phyto- or plant-based cannabinoid.
Humans naturally produce endo- (endogenous) cannabinoids. And plants make phyto cannabinoids that naturally work with our existing endocannabinoid system of receptors ready to interact with both endogenous and plant based cannabinoids. The goal of both are to restore homeostasis and balance at the cellular level. All we have to do is work with our systems to REVIVE those regenerative properties, and over time, our bodies will know exactly what to do.
There are many different delivery methods for Hemp cannabis. Here are the popular ones:
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2Jaiswal YS, Williams LL. A glimpse of Ayurveda - The forgotten history and principles of Indian traditional medicine. J Tradit Complement Med. 2016;7(1):50-53. Published 2016 Feb 28. doi:10.1016/j.jtcme.2016.02.002 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5198827/
Pan SY, Litscher G, Gao SH, et al. Historical perspective of traditional indigenous medical practices: the current renaissance and conservation of herbal resources. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014;2014:525340. doi:10.1155/2014/525340 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4020364/
3Fankhauser M. History of cannabis in Western Medicine. In: Grotenhermen F, Russo E, eds. Cannabis and Cannabinoids. New York: The Haworth Integrative Healing Press https://www.researchgate.net/publication/6126750_History_of_Cannabis_and_Its_Preparations_in_Saga_Science_and_Sobriquet
4MacCallum CA, Russo EB. Practical considerations in medical cannabis administration and dosing. Eur J Intern Med. 2018 Mar;49:12-19. doi: 10.1016/j.ejim.2018.01.004. Epub 2018 Jan 4. PMID: 29307505. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29307505/
What does it feel like? How do I know it’s working?