Confused As To What Exactly CBD is? We Give You The Lowdown...
CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is a naturally occurring compound, derived from the hemp plant, also known as Cannabis sativa L. CBD is made using the leaves of the hemp plant and sometimes the stalk. There are three different types of CBD; CBD Isolate, Full-Spectrum CBD and Broad Spectrum CBD, with CBD Isolate being the purest form of CBD.
It is also free from Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a psychotic compound found in the hemp plant.
Vitabiotics Brains CBD is in isolate form (99% purity*) and is guaranteed THC free**.
CBD Contains Cannabis Though? Is It Safe?
Although CBD is extracted from the hemp plant, it must not actually be confused with medical cannabis or cannabis oil. In the UK, cannabis is a controlled drug, whereas CBD is legal to buy and is not a controlled substance. It is also legal to take CBD supplements.
The cannabis plant itself contains a range of cannabinoids; the compounds found in cannabis. Some of these are psychoactive and others, like CBD, are not. As mentioned, one such psychoactive compound is THC, which is not permitted in CBD products.
In fact, in The World Health Organisation’s June 2018 Critical Review, they stated that to date, there is no evidence of pure CBD ever resulting in abuse or dependence of any sort. CBD is also not currently listed on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Prohibited List so it is permitted to be used in sport.
Vitabiotics Brains CBD is guaranteed THC free**, meaning it is not addictive and won’t induce the ‘high’ often associated with cannabis. To ensure this, Vitabiotics Brains CBD is extracted from the hemp plant in a highly controlled environment to give you the purest cannabidiol (CBD). It is also tested and validated and only released following rigorous quality specifications.
Each of us has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) within our bodies so CBD isn’t foreign to us. In fact, CBD can exist alongside the cannabinoids that the body produces by itself meaning Vitabiotics Brains CBD can be integrated into your daily routine safely.
Do take note though that CBD is not suitable for those under the age of 18 as well as women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
It’s also best to consult with your GP or pharmacist before taking CBD if you are under medical supervision, have epilepsy, suffer from food allergies, or are allergic to any of the ingredients.
How Much CBD Should You Take?
There isn’t a set recommended amount of CBD that should be taken; however if you have never tried CBD, it’s best to start with a small number of drops per day and then gradually increase the amount of drops over time. Just be sure not to take more than 70 milligrams (mg) of CBD per day.
As a guideline, 7 drops taken twice a day could be a good place to start, working your way up to perhaps 28 drops a day (1ml). CBD does affect everyone differently and it also depends on how the product is taken. Please see the directions section for further guidance. Do not exceed the recommended intake.
How Should CBD Be Taken?
It’s best to take Vitabiotics Brains CBD sublingually for maximum absorption. This means dropping the CBD liquid under the tongue, and letting it sit there for a minute to allow it to fully absorb.
Taking CBD sublingually allows for maximum absorption as it gets absorbed by your salivary glands and goes straight into your bloodstream. This is rather than it being absorbed by the digestive system and being broken down and metabolised.
Our Best CBD Supplements
We have three products within the Vitabiotics Brains CBD range at two different strengths; Vitabiotics Brains CBD 500mg, Vitabiotics Brains CBD 500mg Plus Vitamin D and Vitabiotics Brains CBD 1000mg.
Each of these can be taken every day for ongoing support, however the Vitabiotics Brains CBD 1000mg strength can be used during periods of extra requirement.
Vitabiotics Brains CBD isolate is a pharmaceutical quality grade food supplement made at a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified facility in Britain. This means you can guarantee that each product contains exactly what it says. Plus, each product is great tasting, contains no bitterness and comes in an easy-to-use dropper format.
Below are the three products in the Vitabiotics Brains CBD range and the quantity of CBD in a set number of drops.
Provides 500mg of CBD per 30ml bottle
14 drops contains 8.3mg of CBD
28 drops (1ml) contains 16.6mg of CBD
Provides 500mg of CBD per 30ml bottle plus Vitamin D3, the preferred form made in the human body.
14 drops contain 8.3mg of CBD and 10ug of vitamin D
28 drops (1ml) contains 16.6mg of CBD
This is our highest strength CBD in the range, providing 1000mg of CBD per 30ml bottle.
14 drops contains 16.6mg of CBD
28 drops (1ml) contains 33.3mg of CBD
*98-102% acceptable test and release standard.
**No detectable traces to the 6th decimal.