Naturally works with you
Did you know you have CBD receptors in your body? CBD works naturally with your body by interacting with the endocannabinoid system. This system runs through your entire body, with receptors from head to toe. CBD stimulates these receptors and can lead to beneficial changes throughout your body in areas such as your central nervous system, your gastrointestinal tract and your immune system. You could say that your body is already set up to naturally benefit from CBD. It is nature at its very best.
What does full spectrum actually mean?
CBD mg and % explained
When purchasing CBD, and in particular oils, you may become confused by the mg or % indicated on the label.
In short, it is the concentration of CBD within the carrier oil or balm you have purchased.
For example, a 10ml bottle of 5% CBD should contain around 500mg or more as a 10ml bottle equates to 10,000mg. (1ml = 1000mg)
So, 500/10,000 = 0.05, or 5%.
If a 30ml bottle states 5% it should contain 1500mg of CBD as that would be the calculated strength;
1500/30,000 = 0.05 or 5%.
If a 30ml bottle contains 500mg then its strength is actually less than 2%;
500/30,000 = 0.016 or 2%.
We would advise you to only purchase from companies who support each product with a chemical profile. Then you have full visibility of what you are buying and can see how much CBD is actually in the product.
Which type of CBD is best?
This is something we get asked a lot as there is some confusion surrounding, full spectrum vs isolate vs broad spectrum.
The below article is one of the most clear and precise we have found to explain this to our customers. If you have ten minutes to spare, and are really interested in the benefits of each then we strongly suggest you read this. We could not have made it clearer ourselves and hope it answers your questions.
Carrier oils and their differences
Many people have asked us about carrier oils and their differences so we though we would give you a quick explanation on this.
There are 3 main reasons CBD is carried in an oil;
1 – CBD is soluble in oil not water
2 – The body needs to ingest CBD alongside a fat to fully absorb it
3 – To be able to manage the dosage of CBD
There are many different carrier oils used and by far the most common is MCT (medium-chain triglyceride oil). MCT oil is derived from coconut oil which is naturally high in triglycerides made of medium-chain fatty acids. Medium-chain fatty acids are considered the best for use with CBD oils because their shorter structure allows them to be absorbed immediately through the digestive tract. This oil also has very little taste compared to oils like hemp seed oil which some people find too strong.
Olive oil is also used widely to carry CBD. This oil is rich in phytonutrients and also contains high levels of Iron, Vitamin K and Vitamin E. Olive oil has a light fruity taste, which may be noticeable in some tinctures. Monounsaturated fats are the primary fat molecules in olive oil, generally in the form of oleic acid which may help reduce inflammation. Further, olive oil is packed with antioxidants.
Hemp seed oil is becoming more popular as a carrier oil as some people think there may be trace elements of other phytochemicals within the oil which may compliment CBD. You could say this is the same as taking a full spectrum oil, whatever the carrier, as this process contains all the phytochemicals which can create an entourage effect. This oil will however, have a strong taste which is why most customers choose an MCT carrier oil as the taste is virtually non existent.
Ultimately, it is up to the customer and their preference of which oil is best for them.
Thanks for reading and we will continue to update this page with other interesting articles about CBD.