What is CBD? See its Health Research and Ananda’s Formulas!

CBD Oil formulas

The CBD Oil formulas, new at The Ananda Apothecary

The Ananda Apothecary now carries three incredible unique, potent, ingestible CBD formulas! See them all here.

CBD is ‘cannabidiol’, one of at least 85 cannabinoids found in cannabis and hemp that has been shown in a vast amount of research to have significant medical effects, but does not make people feel “stoned”.

CBD’s Research for a Very Wide Variety of Health Conditions

Scientific and clinical studies underscore CBD’s vast potential as a treatment for a wide range of conditions. It has been researched for rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, MS, chronic pain, schizophrenia, PTSD, antibiotic-resistant infections, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders. CBD has demonstrated neuroprotective and neurogenic effects, and its anti-cancer properties are currently being investigated at several academic research centers in the United States and elsewhere.

To review this research (for the above conditions and many others), see the list of conditions for which CBD has been studied at projectcbd.org. In the list of conditions on the right side of their page, click any one to see links to published scientific studies.*

The Ananda Apothecary’s CBD Formulas

Ananda’s CBD formulas are different than anything else on the market. They are based in MCT Coconut oil, with Rosemary Antioxidant added – as CBD extract itself is relatively perishable. MCT Coconut oil (simply Coconut oil with the heavier molecules ‘fractionated’ out, so the oil stays liquid at all temperatures) had the naturally-longest shelf life of any edible oil. And Rosemary antioxidant CO2 is the most efficient antioxidant known for preserving oils and oil-soluble extracts.*

Our CBD ’100′ is 100% CBD CO2 based in MCT Coconut oil with Rosemary Antioxidant.

Our CBD ‘Plus’ includes Hemp essential oil, in addition to the high-CBD CO2 extract. Hemp essential oil’s complex molecular makeup, including a wide variety of terpenoid compounds, is thought to synergize with CBD itself, making it more bio-available to the nervous system.

And our CBD 3x includes CBD, Hemp essential oil and Frankincense CO2 extract. Frankincense is included for it’s very wide variety of health-potentiating properties. It is the most thoroughly and positively researched essential oil with anti-cancer actions (it has been shown to cause natural cell death of cancer cells in EVERY cell line ever tested: blood, brain, bladder, breast, prostate, etc). CBD is also being extensively researched for similar properties.*

Legal for Shipment to All 50 States

Because Ananda’s CBD is CO2-distilled from ‘industrial’ hemp, it is legal for sale in all 50 states. Our formulas include synergistic plant extracts,and have been created for ease of dosing, with each delivering 1mg CBD per drop.

We do not sell the CBD CO2 extract itself, as it is a tar-like material which is very challenging to work with, and particularly difficult to measure in milligram amounts.

What dose is right for you?

Most people swallow 5mg – 10mg (drops) or more daily, as desired. (We have read one doctor’s recommendation of this amount – however, the amount of CBD that people take on a daily basis can vary greatly. CBD oil can be taken day or night, preferably after a meal.

This guideline is composed from general suggestions from professionals around the web. There are no ‘protocols’ as such developed for personal situations. This is not meant as a prescription, only a guideline! There does not appear to be an upper limit of ‘safe’ ingestion…we HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you to do your own research, and find what works for you!

Ounce, milliliter, drop, and CBD mg conversions:

1 fluid ounce = 30ml = 990 drops = 990mg cannabidiol (CBD)
1ml = 33 drops
33 drops = 33mg cannabidiol (CBD)
15 drops = 15mg cannabidiol (CBD)
990 drops = 990mg cannabidiol (CBD)

If 15 drops are taken twice a day, 1 ounce (30ml) of CBD oil will last 30 days.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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Due to Overwhelming Demand, We’ve Extended Our Specials!

Our 20% off sale on ALL Frankincense, Lavender and Helichrysum varieties…Plus, choose one of 3 free sampler sets with every order over $79, and with every order over $49, receive a free bottle of organic Rose Hydrosol. And, receive free shipping on all orders over $100 and free shipping on ALL first time orders.

Bergamot Fruit

Bergamot Fruit: one of 5 citrus essential oils in our Citrus Sampler pack: five 5ml bottles including Italian Bergamot, Mandarin and Lemon, plus Wild Orange and Pink Grapefruit!

How to Receive Your Sampler Set, Rose Hydrosol and Free Shipping

If you’re order is between $49 and $79, just request the ‘Rose Hydrosol’ in the comments box of the checkout page. If over $79, note ‘Rose Hydrosol’, and the sampler pack of your choice: ‘Citrus Sampler’, ‘Frankincense Sampler’, or ‘Lavender Sampler’.

Also, if you qualify for free shipping, enter ‘first-order’ (if it’s your first order with us), or ‘free-ship’ (if your order is over $99) in the coupon code box, after selecting and applying our standard shipping. Visit our Specials page for more details.

Lavender essential oil

Our Lavender sampler includes a 5ml bottle of each of our wonderful Lavender varieties!

Each sampler pack includes:

These samplers are a great way to find your favorite oil of each variety. Plus, our Bulgarian Rose Hydrosol is a wonderful, all-purpose aromatic and skin care product. It is thought to ‘clear the air’ with a few ‘spritzes’ in any space – it’s also a fantastic skin toner for all skin types.

Frankincense Tears

Our Frankincense sampler is a great way to try each of the three most popular Frankincense essential oils.

Take Part in Our 20% Off Sale on Helichrysum, Frankincense and Lavender

All Frankincense, Lavender and Helichrysum varieties are already marked down on their respective pages. No coupon code is necessary!

We hope you enjoy our ongoing specials, and ALL the true therapeutic grade essential oils at The Ananda Apothecary.

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State of the Art Storage for Your Essential Oils and Blends

The CO2 extract of Rosemary is the perfect antioxidant / preservative for your essential oil blends and carrier oils.

With Swiss-made ‘violet’ bottles, and Rosemary ‘Supercritical CO2 Extract’, you can go “high tech” in preserving and storing your oils and blends – Keeping your essential oils and formulas at their optimal freshness.

The main factors in aging of both essential oils and carrier oils are exposure to light, exposure to oxygen, and heat. Two of these three culprits can be easily be halted in their tracks with Miron Swiss violet bottles and the use of Rosemary ‘Supercritical CO2′ antioxidant extract.

Oils and Light, A Combination to Avoid for Storage

Exposure to certain frequencies of light will cause oxidative radicals to form in the oils, as well as cause ‘molecular degradation’ (the breakdown of a therapeutically-valuable molecule into component parts, which may either be benign…and can sometimes be harmful). This can happen to both essential oils and carrier oils.


These visible-light-proof bottles are optimal for storage of essential oils, blends and carrier oils, and may even enhance their healthful activity!

Miron Glass of Switzerland has developed a bottle specifically for the storage of essential oils, carriers and blends, which blocks out all visible light – except for one very specific frequency of “violet” (hence the name, Violet Glass).

According to the scientists who developed these bottles, may actually enhance the therapeutic potency of the oils. This violet light is allowed through as it is considered to ‘raise the vibration’ of the oils within.

From the company producing these bottles: The “Violet glass blocks the complete spectrum of visible light with the exception of the violet part (due to its potential enhancing qualities). At the same time it allows a certain part to be permeable for radiation in the spectral range of UV-A, and infra red light. This unique combination offers optimal protection against the ageing processes that are caused by visible light, thus lengthening durability and potency of products stored in them.

The bottles are available in several sizes, with a variety of caps and dropper tops for you to choose from: www.anandaapothecary.com/bottles.html

About Rosemary Antioxidant

Rosemary essential oil

CO2-distilled Rosemary oil has little aroma, but amazing antioxidant properties!

In addition to storage in these bottles, the best addition you can make to any blend is Rosemary CO2 Antioxidant Oilunlike vitamin E, which captures only a single class of oxidative radical, Rosemary antioxidant captures all seven molecular classes of oxidative radical, by essentially ‘recycling’ itself after quenching one free-radical after another.

Rosemary antioxidant is effective at only 0.2% in your formulas. That’s just one or two drops of the oil in your blends to keep them as fresh as possible. We also recommend adding this to almost all carrier oils (except Coconut, which really doesn’t need it) as well that are stored for any length of time.


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