Consumables CBD Products

Consumables CBD Products

CONSUMABLES

Hemp CBD can be consumed in a variety of ways, including tinctures or drops, capsules, softgels, gummies, and more.

CBD drops, or oils, are CBD oil blended with various types of carrier oils, such as coconut oil or hemp seed oil. All of our CBD oil drops are naturally sourced and consistently third-party lab tested to ensure quality and purity. CBD drops are a sensible choice for individuals just starting to explore cannabinoids, as the dosage is easily controlled and adjusted. The full-spectrum drops contain an array of naturally occurring cannabinoids, including CBD, CBN, and CBG—these drops contain less than 0.3% THC and allow for the maximum possible benefits. If you prefer your CBD without THC, then our zero-THC drops are the perfect choice, as these contain no THC whatsoever. 

  • Full-spectrum hemp oils range in strength from 250mg to 5000mg. 
  • Zero-THC hemp oil comes in 1000mg, 2500mg, and 5000 mg.
  • The clear, childproof bottle has a cap with a built-in dropper for easy and accurate dosing.
  • Our cannabinoids are derived from hemp grown using natural farming practices.
  • Sourced from non-GMO, US-grown industrial hemp.
  • Always third-party tested for quality and purity.

Capsules and softgels work through your digestive system. As a result, it takes a bit longer to start feeling the CBD effects—however, this method tends to have a longer-lasting effect. These are perfect for people with texture or taste issues or for those who simply do not like using CBD oil.

Capsules and softgels are a convenient and portable method for getting your daily CBD. No need to worry about the proper dosage, as the measurement has already been done for you. This method is fast and convenient, and CBD softgels are great for travel.

  • CBD capsules come in 750mg per bottle of full-spectrum CBD hemp oil—each bottle contains 30 servings.
  • Softgels are available in 900mg per bottle of full-spectrum CBD hemp oil and in 900mg per bottle zero-THC broad-spectrum CBD—each bottle contains 30 servings.
  • Our cannabinoids are derived from hemp grown using natural farming practices.
  • Sourced from non-GMO, US-grown industrial hemp.
  • Always third-party tested for quality and purity.

CBD gummies are bear-shaped treats that contain CBD oil. As with capsules or softgels, cannabinoid gummies are absorbed into your bloodstream through the digestive process. While it can take longer for the effects of CBD gummies to be felt, these effects tend to last longer. It can take between thirty minutes to an hour for you to experience the full benefits of CBD gummies. 

  • Each CBD gummy contains 20mg of CBD—they come in bags of 5, 10, 30, and 50.
  • CBD gummies offer long-lasting relief.
  • CBD gummies are simple and easy.
  • Gummies make for a fun way to consume your CBD.
  • Our cannabinoids are derived from hemp grown using natural farming practices.
  • Always third-party tested for quality and purity.

 

CBD Isolate, Full-Spectrum, Broad-Spectrum 

What’s the Difference?

After hearing about the purported health benefits of CBD, maybe you’re ready to try it for yourself. But where do you start?

Though the market is new, there are already hundreds of brands selling CBD products. To make matters more complicated, telling one product from the next can seem impossible, as each product sports a different label. Even if you have already figured out whether you want to use CBD as a topical or tincture, then there’s the question of whether you should try full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD, or CBD isolate.

What are they? What’s the difference? Which one might be best for you? These are exactly the questions we’re here to help you answer. This article will outline the differences between the three primary CBD-oil variations and help you decide which to try first.

What Is CBD Oil Made Of?

The best way to explain the difference between full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and CBD isolate is to start at the beginning, with the hemp plant. CBD stands for cannabidiol, a phytocannabinoid that naturally occurs in high concentrations in the hemp plant.

The hemp plant has a wide range of natural molecular compounds that affect your body in positive ways. The three primary categories are phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. There are more than a hundred phytocannabinoids, of which THC and CBD are the most well-known and have the most impact on the human body. Terpenes and flavonoids are responsible for aroma and secondary physical effects.

When CBD oil is extracted from the hemp stems and leaves, CBD is the strongest of the phytocannabinoids—it comprises up to 40% of the plant’s extract and is supported by the rest of the cannabinoids in something known as the “entourage effect.”

Entourage Effect

The entourage effect refers to the ways in which the extra cannabinoids (including small amounts of THC), terpenes, and flavonoids in CBD oil boost and broaden the positive effects of CBD on the body. CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which influences immune reactions, nerve responses to pain, inflammation, and mood. Through the entourage effect, the other natural compounds in raw extracted hemp oil increase these responses with their own weaker, but symbiotic, impacts on the body.

What does this have to do with spectrums and isolates?

Full-Spectrum CBD

  • All the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids
  • Entourage effect
  • More pervasive effect on the body
  • Best for hard-to-treat conditions
  • Contains trace THC and may result in a positive drug test

 

Full-spectrum CBD is the most affordable type of CBD because it is the rawest form of extracted stem-and-leaf hemp oil (not to be confused with hemp seed oil). Full-spectrum CBD oil contains all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids naturally included in the plant, and it promotes the greatest synergistic effect. It has trace amounts (0.3% or less) of THC.

Full-spectrum CBD is most useful for individuals with difficult-to-treat conditions. This is because the entourage effect tends to broaden CBD’s benefits to further reaches in the body, and it promotes some lesser benefits such as autoimmune regulation or the alleviation of hard-to-treat pain.

The only warning is that full-spectrum CBD is risky in states where THC is not legal, and it may result in a positive drug test.

Broad-Spectrum CBD 

Broad-spectrum CBD is often hard to find and is a middle-road variant of full-spectrum CBD. Broad-spectrum CDB started as full-spectrum CBD with the THC filtered out. This process also removes a portion of the other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. However, it leaves enough of the additional compounds to offer a mild entourage effect.

Broad-spectrum CBD was designed for people who are looking for the entourage effect of full-spectrum CBD but wish to avoid THC. Whether those reasons are personal, legal, or professional will vary from person to person. Broad-spectrum CBD is for people who are afraid of getting high, may be drug-tested at work, or who live in states where THC is illegal.

CBD Isolate

  • Pure CBD
  • No cannabinoids, terpenes, or flavonoids
  • No entourage effect
  • Zero THC—will not result in a positive drug test
  • Best for pure medicinal treatments

 

CBD isolate is the most concentrated—and therefore most expensive—form of CBD. In this form, pure CBD molecules are fully extracted as the oil and resolved as a white powder. This is potent CBD, because it is pure, 100% CBD, with no other terpenes, flavonoids, or cannabinoids. This pure CBD powder is then often added back into oil for CBD isolate oils or used directly for topicals and edibles.

CBD isolate has no entourage effect, because all other compounds of the hemp plant have been separated out. It is ideal for those who require pure CBD for medical reasons and also for those who have found that the entourage effect is not helpful.

The Difference in Carrier Oils

With the influx of CBD companies and their various products, it’s vital to know exactly what you’re buying. When it comes to CBD skin-care creams, oral tincture drops, gummies, and even CBD treats for your pets, there are differences you should be aware of. Besides the types of CBD (full- and broad-spectrum and isolate), it’s also important to know what kind of carrier oil is being used for these products.

What are Carrier Oils, and Why Are They Used? 

Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils and carry plant supplements for cosmetic and consumption purposes. In the case of CBD, they help the body absorb the product better and also assist with dosing. Pure CBD—also known as isolate—is a powder, and it would be extremely difficult to measure the precise amounts needed for dosing. In addition, the body would not be able to effectively process the CBD, and the benefits would be greatly reduced. This is why TerraVida Online takes the time to select the carrier oil most suitable for consuming CBD.

When CBD is infused into oil-based solutions, it’s easy to accurately measure the exact amount you need. When you consume the oil, it binds with fat molecules, making it available for use by the body.

Why TerraVida Online Uses MCT Oil (Fractionated Coconut Oil) 

The biggest consideration when deciding which carrier oil to use is bioavailability. Bioavailability refers to the amount of CBD your body processes compared to the amount of CBD consumed. The types of fat molecules in the carrier oil affect how CBD will be transported and used by the body. Other factors such as cost, flavor, aroma, and viscosity/thickness are also taken into consideration.

Coconut oil is an excellent option as a carrier oil for a number of reasons. It has little to no flavor, making it the perfect choice for use in tinctures. The consistency is thinner than other oils, which aids in measuring and dispensing. And don’t forget the natural antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties coconut oil is known for.

All of these are great reasons to use coconut oil as a carrier for CBD, but the abundance of saturated fats (specifically medium chain triglycerides or MCT) is what makes it particularly suitable as a carrier oil for CBD. The smaller molecular structure of MCT oil makes it more easily digested and absorbed by the human body and provides greater bioavailability of the CBD.

MCT can also be extracted from palm oil, but palm oil can have a negative environmental impact and, as a result, is not an ideal source. Other carrier oils CBD companies may use include hemp seed oil, grape seed oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, and avocado oil.

Industry-wide, MCT from fractionated coconut oil is regarded as the best choice of carrier oil for the infusion of CBD. The molecular structure, increased bioavailability, lack of flavor, and thin consistency make it the perfect vehicle for CBD. This is why TerraVida Online choses to use MCT oil in all our oral tincture drops.

Here at TerraVida Online, we are committed to helping you find the CBD option that works best for you—our wide variety of products includes tinctures, edibles, and topicals that range from full-spectrum to pure CBD isolate. We hope you’ll be able to decide where to start your CBD journey and discover what CBD can do for you. Contact us today to find out more on how you can get started safely with CBD.

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