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CBD Tinctures: Secrets For Success

Congratulations, you’re about to reap the many benefits of CBD for athletes. CBD tinctures are one of the most ubiquitous and versatile ways to enjoy the benefits of a CBD routine, and there are a variety of ways you can consume a tincture.

What is a tincture?

A tincture is a liquid form of CBD that is easily consumed and absorbed by the body. Champions + Legends PREPARE and RECOVER Tinctures are created using a CO2 extraction method. Because CO2 extraction processes are very effective at removing aromatics and oils from the plant material, the end product is much higher quality. This process also requires less energy to extract the CBD oil from the hemp plant, resulting in much less waste. From there, the CBD extract is combined with additional carrier oils like coconut and avocado oils for a complete tincture.

How To Consume Your CBD Tincture

One of the best things about CBD tinctures is how easily it can be consumed and absorbed by your body. There are many ways to use CBD tinctures, so here are some of our favorites. 


Dissolve Under Tongue – A popular way to consume tincture is to use the dropper and place a dose directly under your tongue. Let it dissolve there for 60-90 seconds before swallowing. Using tincture in this way allows for maximum CBD absorption through your sublingual gland. This method will take 15–60 minutes to kick in and effects typically last for 3-6 hours. A dose of C+L PREPARE Tincture as part of your morning routine is a great way to kick start your day. At night, try a dose of our RECOVER Tincture about an hour before bed as part of your evening wind down to support a restful night’s sleep. Both are great ways to enjoy the benefits of C+L CBD Tinctures.


Infuse Into Drinks and Food – Many athletes like to drop their daily dose of PREPARE Tincture CBD into their coffee, tea, or protein shakes first thing in the morning. You can also mix the PREPARE Tincture into homemade foods, such as oatmeal, cereal, smoothie bowls and other foods before heading out. Ingesting CBD with food can take longer to kick in (45 minutes to two hours), but the effects typically last longer. 


Tincture Dosage Tips
Figuring out the right dosage for your tincture is a key factor in ensuring you’re going to get the maximum benefits from your supplement and make sure you’re not wasting product and money. The right dosage can vary from person to person and your ideal dosage will be based on a variety of factors including your weight, metabolism, the type of product you’re using (tincture, topical), and body type. For the best potential for success, be patient and don’t be afraid to experiment to dial in the right dosage for you. It can take a little bit of time but with consistent usage you’ll figure out what’s right for you in no time. Here is our recommended dosage chart for tinctures. Remember that you can modify the recommended amount as you see how your body reacts. As a baseline, our recommended starting dosage is between 12-20mg twice daily, and this chart can be a helpful tool to help you dial in a more specific dose based on your weight.


Under 130 lbs

130 lbs to 230 lbs 

Over 230 lbs 

11 mg – 17 mg 

18 mg – 27 mg

23 mg – 45 mg


Once you experience the ease of use and positive effects of a CBD tincture, you’ll understand why it’s one of the most popular ways to consume CBD on the market today.