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Humans have used CBD for more than 6,000 years but the question remains “how does CBD oil taste?”
Known for its calming properties CBD has exploded into mainstream use.
However, despite its newfound popularity, many CBD tinctures, don’t taste good.
So, how does CBD oil taste?
Many liken CBD oil to eating grass with a highly bitter or spicy aftertaste. And many have overcome this problem by mixing the CBD oil with food and drink.
Here’s a quick explanation of CBD oil taste and why taste is key to all CBD oil tinctures.
CBD oil is created by pulling the cannabinoid through a highly-specialized method called CO2 extraction. It is then mixed in with a carrier oil. The CBD oil is then typically mixed with other natural substances like coconut oil, hemp seed oil, or sunflower oil to allow for easier human consumption.
Each company has its own method for producing products, but the process largely remains the same throughout.
Farmers harvest the hemp, grind it up into a green, gooey substance that looks like taffy, then uses C02 to extract the hemp into liquid form.
It’s then tested for quality and must meet rigorous standards. Manufacturers test the extract’s potency levels and cleanliness to ensure consumers aren’t getting any unnatural chemicals.
If the batches fall within a company’s specifications, they’ll yield as much as one hundred gallons of CBD oil.
Chemically, CBD tinctures work by affecting specific receptors in your body that are part of your endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system controls several metabolic functions including storing energy and distributing energy throughout the body. The ECS helps to regulate functions like sleep, your immune system, and feelings of pain.
Unlike THC, CBD doesn’t produce a euphoric high or any other psychoactive effect because CBD and THC affect different receptors. THC activates the brain’s reward system, producing pleasure chemicals like dopamine.
To consume CBD oil with your tincture, remove the dropper, add an amount you feel comfortable with under your tongue, and hold it there for sixty seconds.
This method allows for a faster and more efficient than swallowing it or adding it to food. This is because the oil is absorbed in the mouth’s mucous membranes, capillaries, and blood vessels.
For something that’s ingested orally, it’s important that it tastes good.
If it doesn’t, then it’s no longer an enjoyable substance that brings relief. Without a good flavor, we won’t want to take it. Although CBD oil can never replace medicine, ingesting it is almost as painful as what we’re dealing with.
Okay, that’s an exaggeration.
Still, taste plays an important role in ensuring people develop consistent use-habits. If people feel the need to take tinctures regularly, a good taste only reinforces that habit because they won’t dread taking it. It’s also just important for CBD tinctures to taste good because that contributes to people’s overall sense of enjoyment and well-being.
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