CBD Simplified: Selecting Tinctures by Product Type and Cost of Daily Use

CBD Simplified: Selecting Tinctures by Product Type and Cost of Daily Use

Nicole Sifers
August 21, 2020

Many people try CBD on a whim, base purchasing decisions on personal recommendations, and never give product options a second thought. Others tread more cautiously, spending days, weeks, even months scouring through research, blog posts, and user testimonials before they’re comfortable enough to try CBD. Once they’ve decided to invest in a CBD tincture, many first-time shoppers are surprised to find an extensive assortment of options. The search for information begins again.

If you’ve been trying to determine which CBD tincture might be best suited to your needs, you’ve likely already discovered a lot of confusing numbers and industry-driven terminology. It can be a lot to take in. Once you know how to break down the numbers and differentiate between product types, you’ll have a much easier time finding the best CBD tincture for your needs, your preferences, and your budget. 

Selecting the Best CBD Tincture for Your Budget  

Purchasing your first CBD tincture can be a bit confusing. Part of that initial confusion is likely caused by the realization that you’re seeing different prices on products sold in the same sized bottle. Since you’re likely used to determining product value by dividing the unit price by fluid ounces, seeing a range of prices in bottles of equal size can easily throw you off for a bit. It happens all the time. 

That’s why it’s important to know that CBD tinctures are priced according to their potency, not the amount of liquid in the bottle. Product potency is specified in milligrams. The higher the number, the more CBD in the bottle, and the less product you will need to use per serving. You’ll want to determine the cost per mg of CBD (or cost of daily use) to determine which CBD tincture delivers the value you’re looking for. When you’re shopping with CBDIstillery™, you have several options.  

Fairly Priced CBD Tinctures  

CBD 500 mg CBD Tinctures 17mg per ml (.42mg/drop) 17 30mg servings 

All CBDistillery™ tinctures are sold in 30ml bottles with a built-in dropper. A full dropper holds a milliliter of oil. That means your 30 ml bottle breaks down to 17mg of CBD per milliliter. A milliliter breaks down to about 40 drops. Although you’ll see a recommended serving size of one full dropper on your product label, your ideal CBD serving size is an amount only you can determine. If you would ultimately decide that 30 mg per day is the amount of CBD you need, you’d be using nearly two full droppers of CBD per day. That means a 500 mg full-spectrum tincture will last 17 days at $2.05 per day. 

The Best Option for First-Time Users 

1000 mg CBD Tinctures 33mg per ml (.82mg/drop) 33 30mg servings 

Most first-time CBD users find our 1000mg tincture the best option. Using that same 30 mg daily serving size to determine product value, our 1000mg tincture provides enough CBD to last 33 days. Instead of using nearly two full droppers of tincture to get that 30 mg serving size, you’ll need less than one full dropper, 36 drops. If you break that down to cost per 30 mg serving, using our 1000 mg full-spectrum tincture will average $1.82 per day. That means switching from a 500mg tincture to a 1000mg tincture will save the average CBD user $84 each year. 

Better Pricing for Daily CBD Users 

2500 mg CBD Tinctures 83mg per ml (2.1mg/drop) 83 30mg servings 

Many people mistakenly assume that higher-potency products are only used by people using a higher than average amount of CBD per serving. Most often, the higher potency products are purchased by CBD users looking for the best value for their dollar. If you were to use our 2500mg tincture for a daily serving size of 30 mg, you would have enough CBD to last 83 days. Plus, measuring that dose is much easier. You would only need to count out 14 drops of CBD to reach your daily goal. When calculating the cost per serving of our 2500mg full-spectrum tincture, your cost of daily use drops to $1.57. 

The Best Value for Daily CBD Users 

5000 mg CBD Tinctures 167mg per ml (4.2mg/drop) 166 30mg servings 

If you’re looking for the best pricing for daily use, you’ll want to go with our 5000 mg full-spectrum CBD tincture. A single 30ml bottle will give you enough of our high-quality tincture to last 167 days with regular use. Since you’ll only have to count out 7 drops per serving, our 5000 mg tincture makes daily use simple and convenient. But of course, the 30mg serving sizes we’ve been comparing are just examples. If you’ve been happy using a full dropper of our 500mg tincture, you’ll get the same effect at considerable savings using just four drops of our 5000mg tincture. At 30mg per serving, your cost of daily use takes another significant drop to $1.26 

Selecting the Best CBD Tincture for Your Preferences 

CBD is just one of many non-intoxicating cannabinoids found in cannabis. Since there are two distinctly different cannabis plants, there are two potential sources of CBD. Most of the CBD sold by retail stores, specialty shops, and online merchants are made with the cannabinoid-rich oil extracted from the stalks, stems, and flowers of industrial hemp plants. Once extracted, the hemp oil can be used in a wide range of products. CBD tinctures are one of the most popular. 

A CBD tincture is a blend of industrial hemp extract and a carrier oil. Before selecting your first CBD tincture, it’s important to know that there are three distinctly different product types. Choose from one of the following options:  

Full-Spectrum CBD Tinctures 

  • Full-spectrum hemp extracts contain all the additional cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other phytonutrients in the same ratios as the original plant source. That means full-spectrum tinctures also contain trace amounts of THC (.3 percent or less). Many CBD users find full-spectrum products the most potent of the three options because of the way the combined effects of each plant element maximize the therapeutic potential of the others, a phenomenon unique to cannabis known as the entourage effect. 

Broad-Spectrum CBD Tinctures 

  • Broad-spectrum CBD tinctures contain many of the same additional cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and plant nutrients as full-spectrum products, but the THC* is removed during extraction and processing. Broad-spectrum tinctures are popular with CBD users looking for the potency maximizing the potential of the entourage effect but would rather avoid the trace amounts of THC* found in full-spectrum products. 

Pure CBD Isolate Tinctures 

  • CBD isolate contains only a single cannabinoid, no terpenes, no flavonoids, no additional cannabinoids. Unwanted plant elements are removed during extraction and processing. Once the process is complete, all that remains is a flavorless, odorless, crystalline powder that is nearly 100 percent cannabidiol (CBD). Tinctures made with isolates are popular with CBD users looking for 0% THC options and those who don’t care for the somewhat earthy flavor of natural hemp extracts. 

Maximizing the Therapeutic Potential of Full-Spectrum Tinctures with CBDistillery™ 

At CBDistillery™, we also offer a fourth CBD tincture option, a full-spectrum product enhanced with the therapeutic potential of CBG (cannabigerol), one of the many minor cannabinoids found in natural hemp extracts. Although CBG has not been studied as extensively as CBD, research shows that some of the cannabinoid’s effects are more potent than CBD. The combined effects could be even better. Many CBD users say CBD+CBG delivers just what they need for rest and relaxation. 

Not every company offers CBG products because the cannabinoid is converted to CBD as plants mature. By the time crops are ready for harvest, they contain only trace amounts of CBG. But with the growing interest in the therapeutic potential of the many lesser-known cannabinoids commonly found in trace amounts, innovative companies like CBDistillery™ are adapting their harvesting and production methods to accommodate consumer demand. Soon, we’ll be expanding our product line with the launch of a fifth full-spectrum option, a product enhanced with CBN’s therapeutic potential (cannabinol), so stay tuned.  

If you’re ready to experience the health and wellness potential of hemp-derived CBD, visit CBDistillery™ to view a wide range of full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and pure isolate tinctures. To ensure product purity, potency, and consistency, all CBDistillery™ tinctures, softgels, topicals, gummies, and isolate powders are third-party tested, and US Hemp Authority™ certified. You can confirm the cannabinoid profile of every product we offer by viewing the third-party test results on our product pages or scanning the QR code on every CBDistillery™ product label.   

*Lab-tested to ensure less than 0.01% THC. 

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