As well as better sleep, this variant really helped us drift off faster and feel calm and Zen-like.
If you’d like to support a smaller boutique company, Holistic Hemp fits the bill. Using plants grown on small European farms, the pesticide and chemical free flowers are handpicked (unlike most on the market) meaning the oil is high quality. It even has a full floral flavour (thanks to the plants they choose) that offers a pleasant taste without interfering with the benefits. Offering 5, 10, 15 and 20 per cent options in various forms, this brand mixes hemp with cannabis seed carrier oil to create a full-spectrum product containing a variety of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids.
Even if you opt for the mildest strain, thanks to its full-spectrum profile, you’ll still get that powerful hit and the full ‘entourage’ effect of additional terpenes and flavouroids, making the investment worthwhile. Another thing we love about Blessed is how transparent the company is about its processes and lab results – a must when purchasing CBD.
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Focus is designed to help you push aside anxiety, pain and stress so you can concentrate on the task at hand. It does so with a combination of CBD, rosemary, ylang ylang and peppermint. Amplify combines the powerhouse ingredient with bergamot, bitter orange and sandalwood to give you a boost of energy, improve your mood and also remove anxieties. Last but certainly not least, Balance is for times of stress and when you are feeling overwhelmed. It combines chamomile, lavender and cajeput with CBD to give you a moment of calm and also help you sleep.
The flavour of Provacan is very strong and bitter, which takes a while to get used to – but it works wonderfully.
If you’re newly entering the world of CBD, decoding and deciding between the different oil strengths can be a minefield – you don’t want too much but you still want to feel the effects. Luckily, Puresport has simplified the process with a helpful quiz. Simply answer the questions and it’ll find the right dose to suit your needs, removing any stress or confusion.
The taste is bitter and earthy but an encapsulated version is also available if you’re sensitive to the taste. This is a reliable and clean product that worked consistently well from the very first use.
Typically, CBD itself is a hydrophobic compound, meaning, it does not react well to water; and our bodies are largely comprised of water. To increase the bioavailability, the CBD must be bound to a carrier liquid or a multitude of it. Whether these carrier liquids are MCT oil, coconut oil, or even ActivAloe, the allowance of CBD to bind with these fat-based oils increase the rate in our bodies can take in the CBD and have it stay in there for a longer duration before it is filtered out.
At the same time, however, despite the loss in bioavailability, a compound like CBD that passes through 2 systems before it is distributed allows for a more potent effect that stays in your system for a longer period of time.
If you were to compare Broad Spectrum to say, a glass of orange juice, the juice was derived from the orange fruit – but the composition of that orange was altered as the skin and rind was not included in the finished product.
If you were to compare Full Spectrum to say, an orange, the orange’s skin would constitute the plant matter and the white rind part that separates the skin from the rest of the fruit would be the THC.
As we’ve mentioned, the type of CBD product you use will determine how long it takes for the cannabidiol to take effect; and given the bioavailabilities of each type, you can expect different onset and duration times for each.
Again, referencing an orange, this is the equivalent to taking an orange fruit and peeling its skin. It’s nearly impossible to remove all of the rind from the fruit, so while there will still be some degree of unwanted matter in the final product, the levels are low enough to not react with our bodies, but not completely removed as to destroy the molecular structure that would make a product a Full Spectrum CBD product.
There are three main types of CBD products; and between Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Isolates, each aims to achieve the same thing, though they’re not equal in terms of how the oil is extracted.
The truth is, how you take the CBD largely depends on YOU and what you are trying to get out of it. What benefits are you looking to experience? Those looking for a solution to manage a discomfort may well prefer a different delivery method versus another using the CBD to promote general wellness. Here is a breakdown of the pro’s and con’s of the three most popular forms of CBD: Tinctures, Gummies, and Topicals. We’ll also explain what the most efficient method is as well.
Many believe a Full Spectrum CBD formula works best, as all cannabinoids and plant matter is retained upon the initial extraction.