Our potent hemp extracts are paired with organic coconut-derived MCT oil for maximum bioavailability. Upstate’s CBD tinctures are the perfect foundation of a daily CBD practice. Vegan, gluten free, non-GMO and made with organic hemp. Your daily drop of freedom is almost instantly absorbed when held briefly under your tongue, so you feel the synergistic effects of the full-spectrum extraction almost immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
CBD tinctures are a convenient way to incorporate CBD into your daily wellness routine. A CBD tincture is an orally administered solution containing concentrated amounts of hemp-derived CBD. They can be taken directly under the tongue, or blended in with food.
Holding tincture under the tongue allows some of the compounds to enter the bloodstream directly through the capillaries in your mouth, bypassing the digestive system and liver metabolization, where they interact with the endocannabinoid system more quickly. We suggest holding it sublingually for at least 30 seconds.
We wouldn’t say that one is better than the other. It often comes down to personal preference. What we can say is that a tincture can absorb faster when held under the tongue, whereas a capsule often has a longer-lasting effect because it is metabolized more slowly. Tinctures are often the preferred solution for people interested in more immediate effects, or the ability to self-titrate in smaller doses.
Upstate CBD tinctures offer a “Fuller” Full Spectrum. They are exclusively made from full-spectrum hemp oil derived from our own proprietary hemp genetics grown in Vermont. Our hemp plants are bred to contain a diverse array of secondary cannabinoids and terpenes to better facilitate the entourage effect. We use only the highest quality organic ingredients, including certified organic hemp, certified organic coconut-derived MCT oil, and certified organic essential oils for flavoring.
The hemp plant is one of the best phytoremediators on the planet. That’s a fancy way of saying that whatever toxins, pesticides, and heavy metals are present in the soil can be readily drawn up through the roots and into the vascular system of the hemp plant. And once the hemp plants are processed into CBD oil, those toxins can end up in your CBD tincture. Therefore, it is important to look for the USDA certified organic seal on any full-spectrum CBD oil products that you purchase, as the seal assures that the hemp plants were grown on farms that do not contain harmful toxins in the soil.
Yes, the TSA allows for CBD products that are derived from hemp and contain no more than 0.3% THC. As an extra cautionary step, consider printing out a product’s lab report and have it available if needed to verify the cannabinoid content to any inquiring authorities.
Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) oil is a dietary supplement that is particularly easy for your body to digest and process. Unlike many saturated fatty acids, MCT’s are metabolized quickly and not stored in body fat. Hemp oil is blended with MCT to provide a more bioavailable, faster acting tincture.
No, MCT oil is nearly flavorless and will not affect taste.
Store CBD tinctures in a cupboard, away from direct sunlight and sources of heat. Keep the bottle closed tightly when not in use to reduce exposure to air and avoid contaminants.
We choose Vermont grown hemp for many reasons. First and foremost, we know the farmers, we’ve worked the field with them, we trust the integrity of their methods and we know they will be the best stewards for the hemp genetics we have developed. We partner with farmers who have achieved USDA Organic certification, ensuring the hemp we concentrate into oil is free of pesticides and toxic fertilizers. By supporting our local economy, we help build stability and longevity for the hemp market in our home state, in turn securing a local supply chain and reducing the cost of production.
Upstate Elevator is not in a position to recommend an optimal serving size as different people will react to CBD differently. Many customers will start with a few drops under the tongue to see how it affects them. As they grow accustomed to the effect, they often increase the amount or frequency of administration from there as needed. It will likely take a bit of experimentation to find the ideal dosage to support your daily wellness regimen.
The FDA has not approved the use of CBD for addressing any of these conditions yet, and we cannot make any claims or suggestions to that effect. To determine whether CBD is right for you, we recommend trying it out daily for at least a week to see if it helps.