Our tinctures are most effective when taken sublingually. Squirt a dropper or two under your tongue and hold for 30-60 seconds. This isn’t always easy as it will generate a lot of saliva (your body will want to swallow) but hold it there before swallowing for the highest absorption rate into your bloodstream. You can also take our tinctures like you would a typical edible, mixing into food or baked goods.
Our tinctures are kosher vegetable glycerin and ethanol based. The ethanol aids in sublingual absorption and shelf life freshness while the vegetable glycerin provides natural sweetness.
Sublingual consumption allows passage directly into your bloodstream, bypassing the first-pass metabolism in your stomach and liver. It allows for roughly 30-35% adsorption versus 10-15% through standard edibles. As a comparison, smoking/vaping is 40% adsorption.
The primary sweetener is vegetable glycerin which is naturally sweet. We do not add any sugar making this product ideal for diabetics or those looking to reduce their sugar intake.
Yes, Turtle Tinctures are 100% vegan.
Yes, Turtle Tinctures are 100% gluten free.
Nope. Our tinctures are perfect for cooking or baking into your own homemade edibles. While it is true that high heat can degrade cannabinoids, the temperatures and exposure times used for cooking or baking are not enough to cause any significant degradation.
Using a full pinch of the dropper bulb, squirt one or two droppers under your tongue and hold for 30-60 seconds. This bypasses the first-pass metabolism in your stomach and liver increasing the overall adsorption and the quickness to effect.
This is our recommended delivery method. You will get the best bang for your buck as the cannabioids are more efficiently absorbed.
Unfortunately, we cannot give out medical advice listing specific conditions and how our tinctures can help. This is strictly prohibited by Colorado law. We recommend you do your own research into the benefits of CBD, THC, and full-spectrum oils like Lucky Turtle’s.
That disclaimer aside, we recommend starting with a single full dropper daily. For CBD-containing products, CBD builds up in your system over time, so make sure to take consistently for at least a week. If you don’t feel the desired benefits, increase this to a dropper in the morning and a dropper full at night. A full dropper requires a full depression of the plunger.
We have many customers and staff that use a mix of Restore and Balance. Balance is very helpful for insomnia while Restore is great for reducing inflammation and issues caused by inflammation in the body. Our tinctures compliment each other well. You can take Restore in the morning and Balance at night, for example.
Make sure to take sublingually for maximum absorption. Hold under your tongue for 30-60 seconds before swallowing. This prevents it from processing in your liver right away.
No. Our tinctures are really meant for sublingual use. The have a base of ethanol and vegetable glycerin and while it’s not going to harm you, the ethanol would be harsh on the lungs. A lot of e-juice companies add ethanol but only very small amounts to thin the e-juice. Also, the potency of the THC/CBD in the final formulation isn’t high in comparison to our vape carts with straight CO2 oil so you likely wouldn’t feel any effects from the cannabis. We sell syringes of CO2 oil for adding to existing vape cartridges if that’s what you’re looking for.
Restore is a highly concentrated solution of CBD. At these potencies, CBD can crystalize out of the solution. This is completely normal, especially when held at cold/cool temps. You can run the bottle under hot water for a minute or two and shake to put it back in solution. It’s not uncommon to have to do this a few times over the life of a bottle. You can also uncap it slightly and microwave for 3 second intervals, cap and shake. With either method, you won’t run any risk of degrading any cannabinoids.