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CBD Oil vs Tinctures

Posted by CANNASaver on Saturday, 18 December 2021 in Canna Blog

By Rafi at iBakeDenver

In the cannabis industry world, nothing is getting more attention for healing and overall treatment for ailments than CBD. Commonly referred to as Cannabidiol, one of the main chemical compounds found in marijuana and hemp products. CBD has been approved as a drug in the United States for all types of conditions, primarily seizures, inflammation, chronic pain, muscular disorders, Parkinson's disease, and several other types of wellness sufferings.

The main question when choosing CBD is which type will work best for your specific condition or illness. There are several to choose from, and we'll be exploring the differences between CBD Oils versus CBD tinctures. Both carry a dosage amount for specific causes, and both are non-psychoactive like straight-up marijuana, and both need their own defining reasons as to which one to choose that will work best for you.

For Pain: Is CBD Oil Better Than a Tincture?

CBD first hit the market as a new discovery in 1940. That seems like lifetimes ago. However, the entire CBD industry has morphed into one of the new age and completely alternative healing for many populations. I've preferred and used CBD tincture Denver has to offer for a plethora of muscle pains and bodily inflammations.

My dog even gets to benefit from CBD oil, especially when he's been stung by a bee, as the proponents in CBD act as an antihistamine to combat the inflammation or swelling a sting might incite. I apply a few drops directly to the sting site, then place a few drops in the palm of my hand for him to lick and take into his system. Works like a charm.

In essence, CBD oil has miraculous benefits, such as:

  • Alleviates anxiety and depression by having the ability to calm the nervous system
  • Treats epileptic seizures
  • Minimizes symptoms of PTSD
  • It helps people who are dependent on opioids
  • Reduces symptoms of ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Offers relief for pain that is unmanageable
  • Soothes symptoms of diabetes
  • Provides pain-relieving effects for arthritis symptoms

In regards to CBD oil versus a CBD tincture, let's examine the differences and how a tincture would benefit in certain cases.

A Spotlight on CBD Tinctures

First off, we know that CBD oil is extracted from industrial hemp. The potency of the full-spectrum cannabinoids is in its rawest and most extreme phase, thereby needing to dilute the resulting derivation using an MCT carrier oil. Whether it's olive oil, hemp seed oil, or coconut oil, this allows the maximum cannabinoid potential to remain effective yet be more calming for digestive purposes.

Since there are no psychoactive effects from CBD oil, many advocates tend to place a drop or two under their tongues--commonly referred to as the sublingual method. In other cases of CBD oil use, you can apply directly to your hair, skin, or nails to ensure direct contact with the source needing to reap the pristine benefits. Also, adding a few drops to your cooking, such as baked goods, can enhance the overall quality of the final product while also helping you to alleviate any bodily pain you might be suffering from on any given day.

CBD tinctures are created by soaking natural cannabinoid matter into an alcohol and water solution. The tinctures themselves are derived directly from cannabis plants or industrial hemp using the alcohol diluted in the water. Because the taste of tinctures can be oft-putting, certain herbs and flavoring agents can be added to make the solution more palatable.

For faster absorption into the body, tinctures are also recommended to be taken sublingually. One way to make certain you're getting your daily dose of CBD to manage your symptoms is to place a few tinctures drops into your favorite beverage or food. However, if you feel the need to cook with a CBD tincture addition, use the water-soluble variety, so it will be easier to incorporate into the ingredients.

Which is Better: CBD Oil or CBD Tincture?

The main difference between an oil and a tincture is in their composition. Tinctures may contain other ingredients to keep the flavor more to your liking, while the oils are diluted with other oils--as mentioned above--in lieu of other flavorings or water and alcohol. What is known is that CBD tinctures have a lower concentration of cannabinoids than CBD oils, mainly due to the flavoring additives in the tinctures themselves.

With all of the additives into the tinctures, not only are they more appealing in taste, they have some extra health benefits as well. If you're adding chamomile herb for relaxation and agave sweeteners and vitamins to enhance the overall absorption benefit, it stands to reason that a CBD tincture seems to be better for you in the long run. The best tinctures contain only herbal extracts, water, and possibly polysorbate 80 so as to ensure the product isn't straight oil.

CBD oil is not based on alcohol, and therefore if you're seeking more wellness benefits and have an aversion to alcohol, then the oil is your best choice. If you prefer the natural taste of hemp and appreciate the added flavorings of tinctures, then this is the route to take. Either type of product, you need to ask yourself whether you plan to ingest the CBD directly (oils) or are you planning to use CBD to mix in with your favorite drink (tinctures)?

Conclusion

Choosing a CBD product doesn't have to be difficult if you know what type of pain you have and how you plan to use the oil or tincture. Both are effective, and both carry enormous wellness benefits. One isn't necessarily better than the other; it's simply a matter of navigating your purposes for using CBD and whether a tincture or an oil application is beneficial to your overall well-being and taste buds.

The CBD industry is growing at an alarming rate, and if you need relief from bodily pain and suffering, perhaps choosing either an oil or a tincture would be the most extraordinary addition to your lifestyle and wellness regimen.

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Could CBD Oil be The Real Fountain of Youth?

Posted by CANNASaver on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 in Canna Blog

The Anti-Aging Benefits of CBD Oil
Repair Wrinkles with CBD Oil

CBD oil has stepped into the spotlight as research continues to emerge revealing its many healing and anti-aging benefits, and lately, it's being touted as the latest skincare miracle. More and more beauty experts are singing the praises of CBD, insisting that CBD reduces wrinkles and may even help repair them. Here’s what you need to know to improve the look of your skin and reduce wrinkles with CBD.

What is CBD?

CBD is a compound called a cannabinoid that occurs naturally in marijuana. Cannabinoids also occur naturally in the human body, and the brain has a set of receptors specifically used for detecting and reacting to cannabinoids. CBD is present in all marijuana, but some strains such as Charlotte's Web, are grown to maximize the CBD content while minimizing the THC content. While THC is psychoactive, CBD is not. Consuming CBD products or using them on the skin won't get you high. CBD is often sold as an oil. The CBD compounds are extracted from the marijuana and concentrated much like any other natural essential oil.

CBD oil is often blended into other products ranging from edibles to skin creams and lotions.

How CBD Reduces Wrinkles

CBD reduces wrinkles in a number of ways. CBD oil or CBD-infused creams and lotions can be applied directly to your skin for deep moisturizing. CBD is an antioxidant so it also helps your skin fight damage caused by free radicals from things like UV radiation from the sun and cigarette smoke. This helps protect your skin’s smoothness and elasticity.

Another reason CBD reduces wrinkles is because it's a natural rejuvenator. CBD is known to help skin cells regenerate by aiding in the removal of dead skin cells and by encouraging new cells to grow. This gives your skin a healthier and more luminescent glow.

CBD reduces wrinkles even more when you make it a part of your diet in addition to applying it topically. Look for edibles labeled as CBD edibles, and be sure to ask about any THC content that might also be present in the product. You can also add CBD oil or hemp seed oil directly to your food. Just be sure the product is intended for consumption and not a topical formulation that might have added non-edible ingredients like dyes or perfumes.

Where to buy CBD

Wondering where to buy CBD in Denver? Well CBD is legal worldwide so you can actually buy CBD online. However, if you have questions and want some help to make sure you choose the right CBD product, you're best bet is to buy CBD in Denver at any one of the many medical or recreational dispensaries that carry it, which is most of them. Karmaceuticals, The Green Solution, Herbal Remedies Denver, Medicine Man Denver , and Livwell Franklin are among the many Denver dispensaries that sell CBD oil in Colorado. You can often find coupons for CBD on Cannasaver .

Look Good, Feel Good

CBD can help you look younger and feel more youthful. With its host of known health benefits and new applications being discovered everyday, CBD is definitely worth a try. If you want to reduce wrinkles and restore your body from the ravages of time, CBD should be at the top of your list.

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Marijuana Topicals and You

Posted by CANNASaver on Thursday, 20 October 2016 in Canna Blog

The Topicals Topic

 While the first thing many people may think of in regards to the marijuana industry is a bunch of people now allowed to get high, it has also made some amazing strides in the kinds of products available for medicinal usage even on the recreational side, several of which allow users to bypass any of the “high” aspect of using marijuana. Some edible companies are now producing CBD only edibles, with only a tiny amount of THC in them either to use as a catalyst to help enhance the CBD without enough to cause psychoactive effects, or for legal reasons, as dispensaries can only sell ingest-able products that contain THC because of food license sorts of things. Some companies can also do online ordering and shipping for CBD products that are made with hemp and have almost 0 THC content, usually in tincture form. I’ve used a few of these, and though I prefer more of a 1:1 ratio, they are still very helpful for pain and seizure relief, especially for people not looking for any kind of real intoxication.

There are also some very nice products available for topical relief if you’re not interested in ingesting something. I have used a few different lotions and salves, though my favorite is definitely the spray lotions, as you don’t have to use much and for muscle relief they can be very fast acting. Their speed seems to be the only real difference between sprays and lotions, though some of the thinner lotions are somewhat faster as well. Even though most of the lotions contain THC they don’t go into your blood stream, which can be a concern for some older customers just because of marijuana taboos that still very much exist. One of my coworkers had a grandmother that used it for her arthritis because smoking was not an option at her age, and there are now several more companies making these topical creams that there used to be so there are options for everything from pain relief to anti anxiety calming, all with quality ingredients you’d find in non-medicated lotion.

Another great option is trans-dermal patches, though these will go into your bloodstream so make sure not to get any with THC in them if that’s not what you’re looking for. These are pretty interesting because they can also give you options for taking more specific cannibinoids, some with all CBD, some with CBD and THCv, some with non activated THC, which can cause different effects than traditionally activated THC. Just for clarification, most THC in marijuana is actually THCa, which then turns into THC when activated by whatever heating element is used. The patches are time release and I’ve had them last between 8 and 12 hours, but you can also cut them into smaller pieces for multiple lesser uses.

These are just a few of the new options you can find in dispensaries for a little more relief than just average smoking, and there are always new products coming out. I’ve seen CBD medicated sugar for adding to drinks, bath salts that give crazy amounts of muscle relief and relaxation, even dog treats for arthritis. If you’ve been looking for something besides weed to maximize your relief, ask about some of these products, in my experience they are a fantastic thing to have on hand if you need a quick solution for pain. 

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CBD for Dogs?

Posted by CANNASaver on Thursday, 22 September 2016 in Canna Blog

CBD for Dogs

 
Unlikened to the 2000 stoner movie Dude, Where's My Car? where Jesse (Ashton Kutcher), and Chester (Seann William Scott), are entertained by Nelson's (David Herman), stoner dog as the dog tokes from a self resembling pipe, CBD for dogs seems to be having a positive growing effect on man's best friend.
 
CBD Cannabis produced pet products are produced mostly from hemp which has significantly different properties than the most consumed pot plants. Further discussion on the difference between hemp and medicinal marijuana will be discussed in another post, but for the most part, Hemp is part of the cannabis plant family but has an extremely low level of THC,  grows differently than THC-containing cannabis, and is well known for industrial use. Both are derived from the Cannabis Sativa L plant. Hemp contains from 0.3%-1.5% of THC while medicinal cannabis contains around 5% to 10%.
 
CBD extracted from Hemp -aka- Hemp Cannabidiol, or Hemp CBD is a non-psychoactive oil  extracted from cannabis plants.  Non-psychoactive meaning your dog won't get stoned!
 
Dogs, similar to humans produce natural chemicals in the body that interact within the endocannabinoid (EC) system called cannabinoids.  These cannabinoids work the same way in animals as they do in humans.  They work directly on the endocannabinoid (EC) system through cannabinoid receptors.  
 
Cannabinoid receptors are a class of cell membrane receptors. There are two types.  CB1 receptor which is expressed mainly in the brain, the central nervous system, lungs, liver and kidneys. The CB2 receptor is expressed mainly in the immune system. 
 
There are several companies and entrepreneurs already extracting, baking and shaping cannabis derived pet products. A quick internet search and you'll delight your best pal with a variety of healthy CBD treats including liquid concentrates, oils, edibles, biscuits, and capsules with plenty of treats sure to please and keep your pet at peace.
 
The American Pet Products Association suggests that the U.S. pet industry grew at an 8% CAGR to reach $58.51 billion in 2014.  $13.72 billion of that was derived from the retail pet medicine market with CBD-based products.  
 
The APPA ( American Pet Products Association) has shared some interesting data that should provide insight as to the future revenues of CBD for dogs. They report that in 2015 the total pet industry expenditures in the United States hit $60.28 million and is estimated to hit $62.75 million this year.
 
$15.42 billion was spent on animal care, followed by $14.28 billion spent on animal supplies and over-the-counter medicine. Live animal purchases captured $2.12 billion while  pet food delivered $23.05 billion. Pet services such as grooming and boarding grew to $5.41 billion in 2015.
 
Dogs are best friends and family members.  They are loyal and trustworthy. They also know all your secrets and see everything you do when no one else is around.  Just think... what if your dog could really speak?!
 
Enjoy the Now!
MrD.
 
About the Author: MrD. (pen name) is a writer, educator, musician, producer, public speaker and founder of 420GIVES(tm) a non profit organization giving back to the community.  420GIVES.com
 

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CBD vs. THC - What are the Differences?

Posted by CANNASaver on Sunday, 18 September 2016 in Canna Blog

Differences Between CBD and THC


To explain the difference between CBD and THC it's important to first know what these abbreviated symbols mean and then explore what each compound is made of and it's effect on the human body.

CBD is short for Cannabidiol.  Why CBD instead of CNL? Who know's. There's still worldwide confusion over the term "jumbo shrimp".

Cannabidiol is a natural compound within the Cannabis sativa plant. As scientist continue to research the many different types of cannabis plants, scientist are also discovering the chemical properties that make up the plants. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of several hundred compounds found within the chemical structure of the sativa plant. It has become popular due to its effects on the human brain and body.

THC is short for Tetrahydrocannabinol. Now this abbreviation makes a lot more sense. The t, the h, and the c are all right there standing front faced at attention as proud members of the american english alpha-bet should be!

THC is the chemical compound in cannabis that produces the "high" effect. CBD on the other hand, does not produce   a "high" feeling like THC.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is probably the most popular compound in cannabis because it is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Psychoactive is anything capable of affecting mental activity. It's a chemical substance that changes brain function and results in alterations in perception, mood, or consciousness.  It's the chemical that leads to various euphorias felt within the body and brain.  Some  examples of psychoactive substances most people have heard of include LSD, cocaine, crack cocaine, methylphenidate (Ritalin), and ephedrine to name a few. Both THC and CBD  interact with the cannabinoid receptors found in the human body.

Hundreds of different cannabinoids have been isolated from the Cannabis plant. Cannabinoids in simple terms are chemical compounds that act on cannabinoid receptors in cells within biological systems.    

The human body has what is called an Endocannabinoid system.  Cannabinoid receptors are located throughout the body connected to this system.   Having a well-functioning endocannabinoid system is vital for human health. It is responsible for many of body's physiological processes such pain-sensation, mood, memory and appetite.  

With this understanding, one may ask, what are the benefits of using one over the other.  The answer would have to be based on each individual's preference.  A look at a few of the other differences point out that CBD is technically legal because it does not produce the psychoactive “high” effect that THC does.

CBD is widely used for medical purposes and especially important for children and elderly patients who may be greatly helped by the cannabis plant but certainly would not and should not have any substance that would affect mental activity.

THC on the other hand produces a 'high' that people just love and it's high time the cannabis plant is respected for all the medicinal, social and financial benefits it produces.

The one thing about CBD and THC that is most impressive, is that you can try them both and see what works best for you!

 

Enjoy the Now!

MrD.

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CBD Deals in Denver are becoming more popular

Just like cbd weed, cbd tinctures, oils, and other topicals can be used to relieve pain, anxiety, and other common discomforts. Many people who suffer from back pain, joint pain, stress, and even insomnia find relief with cbd. While the full benefits of cbd are still being studied, scientists have already confirmed a number of positive effects including benefits for the nervous system, digestive system, and other body functions. If you live in Denver, cbd deals on topicals or cbd ounces are easy to find with a quick browse through the dispensary deals on CannaSaver. In fact, CannaSaver has deals for the whole state of Colorado, so even if you need a Colorado Springs dispensary or a Fort Collins dispensary, you’ll be able to find a cbd deal near you. Here are a few of the best cbd deals on cbd topicals and other products at Colorado dispensaries right now.

Daily Deals for CBD topicals

Some of the best dispensary deals for cbd are daily specials that you can get only on specific days of the week. At Doc’s Apothecary in Northglenn, for instance, cbd topicals are 15% off every Tuesday. Tuesday is also a lucky day at Golden Meds Leetsdale, where recreational cbd topicals and other cbd products are 20% off. If you’re shopping on a Wednesday or Friday, take advantage of Life Flower Dispensary deals for topicals at 10% off. On Sundays, Life Flower has a “pick your own daily special” deal, so you could get the 10% off topicals deal that day, too, or choose 15% off concentrate grams or another of their weekday discounts.

CBD Crystalline Deals

CBD crystalline is the most concentrated and purest form of CBD available. It’s sometimes called CBD isolate, cbd powder, or cbd crystalline isolate. It can be vaped either by itself, or mixed with dried herbs such as marijuana. It’s also oil soluble, so you can use it to make your own topical body oils. You can get cbd crystalline isolate at CannaBotica on sale right now for a very good price. For $45, recreational or medical customers get 500mg CBD crystalline with the CannaSaver coupon. CannaBotica is a dispensary near I-25 on Vallejo Street in Denver.

More CBD Deals and Coupons

CannaSaver also has coupon deals that are exclusively for medical customers, as well as deals that are exclusively for recreational customers. For medical deals, Karmaceuticals has a CannaSaver coupon that will give you 25% off any cbd product. They also have a coupon for $10 off Plus CBD Gold Oil, as well as a deal on Mary’s Nutritionals CBD tincture for $129--a $20 savings off the usual price. This CBD tincture is made with a blend of CBD oil, sweet almond oil, cinnamon oil, and gum myrrh, and each 15ml bottle of the tincture contains a full 500mg CBD. For a good med deal on cbd edibles, RiverRock South has single dose CBD Cheeba Chews for 30% off. If you’re looking for medical cbd deals in Colorado Springs, head to Quality Choice Alternative Care Center. They have 5 CBD Living Waters on sale for $30.

For recreational deals, Doc’s Apothecary is a great place to go. Right now, they have a rec deal on Lucky Turtle 500mg CBD + 9mg THC tinctures for only $75, in addition to great deals on 14er Chill Pills. Doc’s Apothecary is a dispensary in Northglenn that offers both recreational and medical marijuana and cbd products. Other great recreational deals for cbd can be found at RiverRock North, where Loves Oven CBD sap is on sale for 25% off with the CannaSaver CBD coupon, and at CannaBotica, where CBD Nano water is on sale for just $3 a pop.

Why CBD?

Even if you do prefer thc, cbd has many benefits that are worth exploring. Like many others, you may find that your stress is reduced and your pain is diminished with a little dose of cbd. Just remember--whether it’s pure cbd or a cbd-thc blend you’re looking for, or the “regular” buds, concentrates, and topicals that get you high, CannaSaver has the deals from the best dispensaries in Denver and throughout Colorado, and the Savvy Stoner has the insider tips to help you make the most of those deals, everyday. 

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