So what is a Tincture, and how to know which to use? Before we get into that I felt it necessary to talk to you about the difference between them.Tinctures can be made from a single herb or a combination of herbs. A variety of plants can be used, these include: Fresh or dried leaves, roots, bark, flowers, and berries may all be used to make tinctures. The plant part depends on the species of plant. Herbal tinctures are sold in health food stores, some drug and grocery stores, and online.
Tinctures vs. Other Methods
Tinctures are taken orally and the contents are absorbed immediately into the blood stream, taking effect in a matter of minutes.You can always add your tincture to food or beverages as well. However, this method usually can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to take effect because it would need to pass through the digestive system before it begins to work. Tinctures can take over a month to prepare. This is because it takes time for the solution to extract the constituent properties from the herb itself.
Tinctures Vs. Capsules
Although capsules are a great way to take supplements on a daily basis, there are many individuals who prefer to take Tinctures. The reason for this usually boils down to the individuals preference. There are times where capsules pass through the digestive tract without being dissolved. Therefore, you do not receive the benefits of taking the capsules(this is why we use Vegan capsules, they dissolve immediately in the body). However, the Tincture can be taken under the tongue held in place for 30 seconds and effects can be felt immediately. Also, many individuals are not fond of swallowing capsules, making tinctures an excellent option to take regularly.
Where to store your Tincture
Tinctures can be made with either alcohol or vegetable glycerin (or other methods). Either way these products come in dark-colored bottles to protect them from light and should be stored somewhere in your home that is room temperature.