May 20, 2011
- CBD Oil Formulas, New at The Ananda Apothecary!
CBD Oil Formulas, New at The Ananda Apothecary!
The Ananda Apothecary is happy to announce the launch of its CBD Oil Formulas! These are ingestible blends, containing 1mg CBD per each 2 drops.
What is CBD? This is shorthand for 'cannabidiol', one of more than one hundred cannabinoids present in cannabis, and hemp, grown for hempseed, hempseed oil, and fiber. The amounts of certain cannabinoids, along with other constituents such as terpenes, ketones, and aldehydes, to name a few (found in hemp essential oil, included in our CBD 'Plus' formula) account for the wide variety of effects of various cannabis strains.
Hemp contains a relatively high concentration of CBD, and only trace amounts of other cannabinoids such as THC, CBN, etc. This allows for the CO2-extraction of CBD (this same method is used for all our wonderful CO2 oils), and the formulation of CBD-containing blends used via oral ingestion.
CBD has none of the effects commonly associated with 'pot'. It doesn't get one 'high', though it has been researched for many potential health benefits. Researchers have found it to have potent anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and neuro-protective actions. The list of conditions CBD has been shown to positively benefit is long, and further information can be found throughout the Internet.
Our CBD oil formulas contain 1mg of CBD per each 2 drops. The ideal serving size for different users and circumstances is not exactly known. We encourage individuals to experiment with, and research, their own intake, to find what is suitable for them.
Our CBD 'Plus' formula includes steam distilled hemp essential oil, which is thought to synergize with CBD itself. Our 'x3' formula also includes Frankincense CO2 oil...both CBD and Frankincense have both been extensively researched for their anti-cancer activity.
Our CBD CO2 is extracted from stalks and stems of 'industrial' hemp, grown on small farms. It is non-GMO, and because of the 'hearty' nature of the hemp plant, it needs no pesticides or chemicals for its growth.
How Does CBD Work?
Our bodies have their own endogenous cannabinoids and receptors. While the actual mechanisms of action of CBD are not yet completely understood. It appears that, while CBD does not bind to these receptors, it may prevent the breakdown of our own endogenous cannabinoids, thereby enhancing their activity.
How Are Blends Produced?
Each and every blend is carefully crafted from CBD CO2 extract 'paste'. An analysis is performed on each and every lot of 'raw' material, so that the CBD content is precisely known. We've then measured exactly how many drops are in each bottle, and emulsified the CBD extract in MCT oil, along with other ingestible essential oils (where present in a formula). We ensure you're receiving 1mg of CBD per drop of formula, each and every time.
We use MCT Coconut oil as the base for all our formulas, as CBD CO2 can be rapidly degraded by heat and light. MCT oil is highly resistant to oxidation. Further, every blend is packaged in 'Violet' bottles from Miron Glass of Switzerland. These are the most resistant to UV light penetration, which could otherwise oxidize the CBD. Further, Rosemary antioxidant is added to every bottle to ensure freshness.
Check out each of our CBD blends for more information!
CBD '100' - Containing pure CO2 Hemp CBD extract in MCT Coconut oil.
CBD 'Plus' - With added Hemp essential oil.
CBD 'x3' - With Frankincense CO2 oil and Hemp essential oil.
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