CBD, or Cannabidiol, is one of more than 100 different cannabinoids that are found in the hemp plant. It is also the most dominant cannabinoid, working in synchronicity with the Endocannabinoid System to help keep our bodies in a state of homeostasis — creating a balanced environment where all anatomical systems and organs can work together efficiently to maintain optimal health.
A full spectrum CBD product results from an extraction of the hemp plant wherein all the plant’s compounds are kept together and in-tact. The result of these compounds remaining together yields what is known as the Entourage Effect. It is essential that all cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids are present to induce this effect, which boosts medicinal efficacy — most notably in cases where chronic, severe or complex health conditions are present. While full spectrum products contain a very small amount of THC, this amount is so low that it is almost untraceable. Full spectrum CBD products offer a very potent cannabis door, due to the terpenes still being present in the final product, and usually contain about 80-95 percent CBD. Our Premium CBD Oils offer a full spectrum benefit.
Nano-encapsulation is a method that has been used in the pharmaceutical industry for several decades to increase the bioavailability of hydrophobic (non-water soluble) ingredients, such as CBD. Since the efficacy of CBD is determined not only by dosage, but by the bioavailability of the compound — or how much of the compound enters the bloodstream — nano products are superior, especially in the case of large-breed mammals like humans. As an example, a CBD product with 40% bioavailability will have four times the effective dosage of a product with 10% bioavailability.
Nanoencapsulation encases microscopic amounts of CBD in a water-soluble shell, and thus is easily dissolved in water. This substantially increases CBD’s bioavailability in the body. Sublingual absorption with nano technology allows CBD to directly enter the bloodstream, via blood vessels in the lining of the mouth. The body digests and absorbs nanoencapsulated CBD as it would any food. But because the size of the emulsion is so small, CBD is made instantly available and is absorbed without relying on enzymes or digestive activity for breakdown. This immediate absorption means CBD is able to reach and connect to receptor sites prior to passing through the liver and being metabolized. And the effects of the product are less dependent on factors like diet or feeding schedule, generating more predictable, consistent effects.
Compared to other products, nanoencapsulation also keeps CBD indefinitely stable, increasing the shelf life of the product.
The only product in our line that contains THC is our Premium CBD Oil. This oil contains trace amounts of THC (0.3%), and when taken at our recommended dose (calculated by a person’s weight), there is no chance of experiencing any feelings of being ‘high.’ Our formulations, concentrations and dosing protocols have been developed to utilize THC’s medicinal and healing properties, and trace amounts are all that is required to harness this value.
However, in some cases, when certain individuals are either completely new to CBD products, or have extreme sensitivities, we recommend starting a bit lower than our recommended dose and increasing incrementally for the first week. For in-depth information about how to start low and go slow, visit our dosing page.
It is important to note that our 4000 mg formulation is only recommended for people who have experience with hemp-based products. For those new to CBD and those who have little experience, our 2000 mg formula is a more ideal fit.
Some individuals are considered to be more sensitive to CBD products than others. This is why we recommend starting at half of your recommended dose for the first few days to a week of administration. If, after this time, you have not noticed any unwanted effect — most commonly experienced as lethargy — you can move up to our recommended dose. If, at any time, an unwanted effect is experienced, simply discontinue CBD, so that these effects subside.