“You are what you eat!,” technically, a better proverb would be, “You are what you absorb,” since nutrients can only improve your health if they are properly ingested by your body.
Maybe you’ve heard the term “nutrient absorption” when it comes to food or other supplements, but maybe you’ve never considered its role in CBD products.
Unfortunately, not a lot of brands are talking about absorbability. Many will go through the effort of organic farming, high-quality ethanol extraction, and some even CO2 extraction, but they stop short of making sure their products are readily absorbed into the bloodstream.
This can make a big difference in product efficacy. Some CBD products tested were found to be as low as 5%-20% absorbability. For example: In a product containing 25mg CBD, only 5mg CBD may be absorbed if not processed properly. You would have to take 5 times the amount suggested to actually get the benefits.
CBD in the Bloodstream
It is important to choose a brand that uses CO2 extraction technology. CO2 extraction is the process of making CBD oil products purer form of extraction because there is no residue after extraction. These CBD oils are absorbed much more easily by the body and they ensure much less waste.
For context, most hemp oil exists in particles anywhere between 150 and 5,000 nanometers in size. At bioMD+, our particles are 25-60 nanometers. This compact size gives the CBD a much higher bioavailability and leads to far better absorption with every dose.
Difference Between Isolate CBD, Full Spectrum, & Broad Spectrum Hemp
All three are wonderful. But they each serve a different purpose. Most consumers are still unclear about the difference between them.
CBD isolate is the purest form of cannabidiol. It’s quite powerful and takes effect in the body very quickly. CBD isolate is best if you want fast-acting results and want to avoid any THC in your system.
FULL-SPECTRUM HEMP OIL:
Full-spectrum hemp oil has the entire cannabinoid profile from the hemp plant, including other flavonoids, terpenes, and fatty acids. The presence of these other nutrients creates what scientists refer to as “the entourage effect.” This is a classic example of synergism — where one plus one equals three — as the various cannabinoids work in tandem to deliver increased health benefits over time. Keep in mind that full spectrum hemp has a small amount of THC.
Broad spectrum is often considered the best of both worlds. You get all the terpenes, flavonoids, and fatty acids of full spectrum, but the THC has been removed. For most people who want to experience all the benefits of CBD, broad spectrum is the way to go.
How to calculate CBD oil dosage? How much CBD oil should I take? These are very popular questions on the Web.
This calculator shows you how to properly dose CBD.
Every person and CBD product is unique, so it’s hard to know for sure what the best dosage will be. There are a few factors at play — like body weight, tolerance, pain level, and the purity (and absorbability) of the CBD.
A good rule of thumb when it comes to CBD dosage is to take 1–3MG of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight. So if you’re 140lbs, a dose of 15-25mg should be plenty. If for some reason, you’re not feeling the effects after an hour, it’s still safe to take more.
This one is completely optional, but it’s worth considering. The main purpose of a CBD company is to deliver amazing products that help you feel better. That alone is a worthy mission. We cheer on any brand that is solving problems with real solutions.
Charity is the icing on the cake. You might call it “conscious capitalism.” We believe businesses have the power to do some real good for people who might not ever return the favor.
With revenue coming in, brands have the option to funnel a piece of every sale into a charitable cause, acting as a conduit for good in the world. With all the CBD options out there, as long as the product comes from a quality source, is using CO2 extraction, is third-party tested, and practices, the cherry on top is to choose a brand that gives a portion of every sale to people in need.
Because at the end of the day, it feels good to know you’re making a difference with every purchase you make. Even if it’s a drop in the ocean, together we can create a tidal wave of kindness.