The hemp plant produces cannabinoids (THC and CBD the most well known), terpenes, flavonoids, polyphenols, ... that are extracted and put into our products.
If you're using a tincture to reduce pain, stress, anxiety,... I recommend you start with 1/2 a dropper full of our 600mg tincture (that would be 10mg of CBD oil). Gently squirt it under your tongue. If you can't get it under your tongue just get it into your mouth and swish it around. Then hold it there at least 30 seconds before swallowing. Wait 30 minutes to see if you get the desired effect. If you didn't get the effect you were wanting after 30 minutes, take another 1/2 dropper full in the same manner as above. Again, wait 30 minutes, and as they say, rinse and repeat until you do get the desired effect. The number of times you have to do this will let you know how much you need going forward i.e. if after the second dose you notice the pain in your joints not hurting as bad or you feel less stressed or less anxious then you will know in the future to take a full dropper to get relief.
One SeraSweet Lozenge is 10mg of full spectrum hemp extract. It works great to pop in and let melt in your mouth.
Placing the tincture under the tongue (or just swishing and holding in the mouth) allows the cannabis-derived phytocannabinoids to be quickly absorbed into your body without going through the gastrointestinal tract (GI). This method of delivery is called sublingual and is the fastest way to feel the effects short of inhalation. I've heard it said that you will lose 60% of the cannabidiol (CBD) if it has to go through the GI tract. With that said, it stands to reason, you will need higher doses if you have a hard time holding it in your mouth or are putting it in smoothies, shakes, coffee and such. Keep that in mind.
I suggest keeping the full spectrum extract in your system. Let's say you need 1 dropper full to get the results you're looking for. Take one dropper in the morning and one in the afternoon. After a week or two, if things are going well, try cutting back a little and see if you notice a difference.
You are supporting and some believe to be repairing your endocannabinoid system (ECS) with the phytocannabinoids (cannabinoids that come from plants) in our full spectrum hemp extract. The ECS is very important. It's responsible for maintaining homeostasis in the body. It balances and regulates a lot of things in the body. More about the ECS later, just know it's very important and was only first discovered in 1992.
Your body has to process the phytocannabinoids. How fast this happens depends on many factors but especially the function of your ECS. How, when, and why it works will depend a lot on your overall health.
Improvement will happen quickly for some people but for others it could take one to six weeks before you see a significant improvement. Consistency in using our products can be very important in getting great results.
Yours in health,
Teresa @ SeraPura