I recently wrote about the Sisters Of The Valley CBD Infused Oil, which is very similar to this product, so it’s worth having a look over them both.
Sadly, this is the last of the products I’ll be reviewing by this US based hemp brand, but I have enjoyed all of my experiences with their products and learning more about their unique brand.
What Is The Difference Between This And The Infused Oil?
When it comes to the core elements, they’re exactly the same, in that they offer a similar cannabinoid profile (merely different because each batch test will slightly vary), with the same targeted levels of CBD.
The big difference is the carrier oil they use. Whereas the CBD infused oil utilises liquid coconut oil, which is now commonplace in the industry as it works very well, for the CBD tincture they have opted for a grain alcohol base.
If you choose a brand that uses alcohol in the tincture then you want it to be as high proof as possible (within safe levels), so normally around 70%. This is because the higher the content of alcohol, the better the cannabis resin dissolves.
The alcohol base offers a lengthy shelf life to your tincture, while there tends to be a really decent bioavailability after consumption when combined with alcohol.
They use a food grade alcohol base, obvious but good to know. The taste is therefore quite bitter, while you can smell the alcohol when you open the tincture, so I found this was better to take in the evening than in the morning where I’m a little more sensitive to scents.
Why Does My Tongue Tingle?
Some people who try out alcohol based CBD tinctures find they get a tingly feeling under or on their tongue after taking the drops.
The reason for this is because of the high proof alcohol, however it goes away very quickly in my experience. Remember, you need to keep the CBD under your tongue for 1-2 minutes, so don’t get tempted to swallow quicker just because you feel a tingling.
What Is CBC?
Obviously, the cannabinoid profile will vary based on the batch you order, however the batch I have has CBC as the second most prevalent cannabinoid in the tincture, so I wanted to divulge some details into this phytocannabinoid.
CBC, or Cannabichromene, has an increasing number of studies highlighting potential benefits, such as for blocking pain in rats and its incredible anti-inflammatory properties.
This non intoxicating cannabinoid converts from CBGA (the mother of the cannabinoid world), while it was discovered 50 years ago and the findings are increasingly coming out, so I’m excited to see what the future brings for this intriguing cannabinoid.
How Much Did You Use?
The tincture comes in a 2 fluid ounce bottle, which is 59.1ml. This means that each ml contains 8.46mg of CBD.
The dropper can hold more than a single ml, being quite long, so I had to do some measurements before testing the tincture, as I was aiming for 3ml of liquid – 25.38mg of CBD.
Where Can I Buy This From?
You can order the Sisters Of The Valley CBD Tincture from their website for $91.40, which works out as £66.40 at time of writing.
They do offer shipping worldwide from their farms in California, while if you’re looking to top up your basket, you may also want to have a read of my review of the Sisters Of The Valley CBD Salve.