Finding the Perfect Cannabis Ratio Tinctures
Not everyone knows how to find the best cannabis ratio tinctures for them. After all, we’re all different. What works for one person won’t necessarily be the best for another. That’s why Vegas Cannabis Magazine published this helpful article about our cannabis ratio tinctures. It was written by our amazing COO Stephanie Magurno and was published in Issue #64 in January of 2020.
In the article, you’ll find out about tinctures, how to use them, and why to use them. Additionally, you’ll see how to find the perfect ratio of CBD and THC for you. Finally, you’ll learn how to spot the best tincture brands and what to look out for – both good and bad. We hope you pick up some valuable knowledge and that you’re able to begin experiencing the wonders that tinctures have to offer!
The Article – “Cannabis Tinctures: Find Your Ratio”
What is a Tincture and How do I Use it?
A tincture is the extraction of plant material with some kind of liquid, be it alcohol or any other substance. There are many herbal tinctures at health food stores. However, there aren’t unique to cannabis. Several cannabis companies in Nevada make tinctures by mixing cannabis extracts with a food-grade carrier oil. Frequently, they use coconut oil.
The liquid is stored in small glass bottles, usually with a dropper mechanism that’s part of the lid. To use a tincture, put a dose in your mouth under your tongue where the mucus membranes are the most porous. This allows your body to absorb the distillate faster than simply swallowing. Finally, leave it under your tongue for at least 30 seconds. However, the longer the better. Then swallow and enjoy the results!
Why Use a Tincture?
Cannabis ratio tinctures are discreet, portable, and a great way to cannabis products. Additionally, unlike chocolates, gummies, and other edibles, they don’t melt in the Nevada desert heat. Tinctures provide an alternative to smoking and inhaling cannabis smoke. And because of the whole mucus membrane thing mentioned above, many people find that tinctures take effect faster than traditional edibles.
What is a Ratio Tincture and Why Does it Matter?
Cannabis ratio tinctures are concentrated blends that mix different cannabinoids in different ratios. For example, 8mg of one cannabinoid for every milligram of another. Cannabis has many cannabinoids – THC, CBD, CBN, CBG, and several dozen others. However, those listed above are the most common four found in the cannabis plant.
Each of us has what’s called an “endocannabinoid system” just like we have a respiratory system and digestive system. Different cannabinoids interact with that system in their own unique ways. Not only the dosage of a particular cannabinoid but also what other cannabinoids are in the mix and in what proportions, determine how a tincture will impact you. According to Project CBD, CBD enhances THC’s painkilling and anticancer properties.
How Do I Find My Ratio?
Because cannabis is federally illegal in the United States, there is virtually no funding for clinical trials or scientific studies that could give us empirical data that “such-and-such” is good for “x ailment,” etc. Instead, as consumers, we have to rely on anecdotal evidence shared by people we know. Additionally, we may look to media outlets, publications, and the internet for more information. However, this can result in a bit of trial and error. In other words, there’s no “one size fits all” answer. I’m not a medical doctor and I can’t advise you on what you should or shouldn’t take. On the other hand, I can share valuable stories and info with you that I’ve observed and collected during my time in the industry.
Full disclosure, the ratios I’m most familiar with are the ones produced by the company I work with – Experience Premium Cannabis. As a result, those are the ratios I can speak to. There are others out there but that article would have to be written by someone who knows more about them. We produce five different cannabis ratio tinctures: 20:1, 10:1, 5:1, 2:1, and 1:1. The first number is the ratio of CBD. The second number is the ratio of THC. For example, the 5:1 tincture has five times the concentration of CBD as it does THC. The key with all cannabis products, including cannabis ratio tinctures, is to start small. Dose low at first and increase if needed.
A key piece of info: when CBD is present in noticeably higher amounts than THC, it tends to counteract the psychoactive effects of THC. As a result, you get some of the medicinal benefits of THC without the high. However, as you approach a ratio of 1:1 (where CBD and THC are present in the same amount), the CBD tends to amplify the effects of the THC. In other words, this blend is more psychoactive than THC alone.
Perhaps because of the anticonvulsant properties of CBD and its positive impact on neurological systems, this seems to be the tincture that people with migraines and seizures gravitate towards. One dose has about 18mg of CBD with less than 1mg of THC.
When CBD alone fails to alleviate their symptoms, some consumers try this tincture and find relief. CBD and THC interact with different receptors in the human body. As a result, some people find that CBD alone simply doesn’t do the trick for them. Similarly, one of our team members with arthritis, aches, and pains uses it daily before coming into work because it is a natural preventative against the pain that allows them to be completely functional and able to work.
Frequently, the 10:1 and 5:1 cannabis ratio tinctures are the sweet spot for digestive and autoimmune support. Some people use the 10:1 ratio to treat anxiety or neurodegenerative conditions. For example, one customer told us that their tremors form Parkinson’s decreased when they took the 10:1 cannabis tincture.
Here’s an amazing story. One of our team members has a friend who’d been taking opiates (responsibly under a physician’s supervision) for 15 years to treat chronic health conditions. However, because of the opioid epidemic, her doctor said he needed to stop prescribing them to her. So, this friend, after 15 years, started using our 5:1 tincture during the day and our 1:1 at night. As a result, she successfully transitioned off opiates in a matter of a couple of months. Additionally, our web developer has a similar story.
This tincture has 12.5mg of CBD per dose (so it packs a reasonable anti-inflammatory punch) and 2.5mg of THC. When combined with CBD, THC can be used during the daytime to deliver real relief. Sometimes, a low dose of THC is the best remedy for people’s ailments and may not be the best option to promote healing. Consequently, cannabis ratio tinctures with more THC in them can be quite helpful.
Some people find they can use this tincture during the day. However, others may find it a bit too strong. This is definitely the most potent pain reliever for (possible) daytime use, with just over 5mg of CBD and 2.5mg of THC. Once trying it out, you can increase or decrease dosage as needed. This is the tincture my massage therapist uses. When I first met her, she would regularly have to soak her arms in an ice bath for extended periods of time. Now, she uses this tincture and can do massages for 12 hours a day, 6 days in a row at the World Series of Poker and she’s just fine.
This is the most psychoactive tincture we produce. Most people find they need to take this at night or after work. Some people find it helps them go to sleep. However, others may find it has a relaxing effect, much like having a beer would. It is considered effective for pain relief, anxiety, and insomnia.
Incidentally, I know of several people that have used this tincture on their skin for localized pain relief. Using THC in any amount isn’t going to get you high as it would have to enter your bloodstream. As a result, several people have taken some kind of cream, be it steroid cream or Deep Blue rub, added a dose of of this tincture to it, and applied it to their skin and then covered it with a bandaid. They have all said that the addition of this tincture makes the cream far more effective.
How Do You Choose Between Different Brands?
Of course, I recommend our brand! It’s called Experience Premium Cannabis and you can find them in many dispensaries around the state. We make solventless products that are good for people and good for the planet. All our packaging is eco-friendly to the greatest extent allowed under state regulations. Additionally, we use high-quality ingredients you can trust and have no harsh chemicals in our products. Finally, we are a locally-owned and operated company!
There are many great products on the market – not just ours. You may need to try out a few brands before settling on the ones that are best for you or your loved ones. Also, other points to consider are budget, the effectiveness of the products, if solvents are left in the products, and other related factors. Additionally, you should determine if the producer’s values align with your own regarding environmental stewardship and more.
Read it on Vegas Cannabis Magazine
If you’d like to read the full article about our cannabis ratio tinctures in Vegas Cannabis Magazine, visit this link and turn to pages 38-39.
About Experience Premium Cannabis
Experience Premium Cannabis (aka EPC) is a homegrown cannabis product producer in Las Vegas, Nevada. We make solventless products that are good for people and good for the planet. Additionally, we embrace niches in the medical and recreational cannabis market that others ignore or reject. Temple ball hash fan? Concentrate connoisseur? Looking for a specific concentration of CBD and/or cannabis ratio tinctures? You got it! We’ve got you covered!
Additionally, we care about quality and the effects our products have on people’s lives & health. Experience Premium Cannabis use only CO2 and ethanol extraction methods. We NEVER use butane or other petrochemicals to extract our oils. We want our products to be easy on the body and safe for our team to make. Furthermore, we care about our company’s impact on the planet. All of our packaging is made with the highest amount of recycled materials allowable by Nevada law. In other words, our products are simple, clean, environmentally-friendly, and highly effective.
As always, feel free to reach out to us with any questions or comments you might have. We’re here for you and we’re responsive to your needs. If you’d like to locate our products, check out our dispensaries list. You can also find out more about Experience Premium Cannabis on Leafly. If you’d like to place an order for your Nevada dispensary, check out our Leaflink product profile.
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