The most trusted CBD products to deal with stressful times
Blog article written by Dr. Sandra Schoenes, Co-founder and CEO of Heidi’s Garden
In our two previous Blog Post we discussed that proper functioning of the balancing effect of our ECS is key to keep our bodies and minds healthy, especially also during the current Coronavirus crisis. Adding hemp-based Cannabinoids to our diet can give our ECS a needed boost and ensure it can do its job well.
In this article, we will provide you with guidance on how to choose the right CBD product for you.
What are the differences between CBD oils?
As there is no standardized product labeling you can find different types of products when you search/ ask for CBD oils. The three most common are:
Full-spectrum hemp extracts
Broad-spectrum hemp extracts
In the first step, all three types of products are produced from the hemp leaves and flowers based on an extraction process. What is different is what happens after…
As you can see from the visual above only full-spectrum hemp extract products include all compounds from the hemp flowers and leaves, while CBD oils made from CBD isolate include just one active ingredient.
Full-spectrum hemp extract products have usually a higher efficacy than CBD isolate products
Thanks to the synergistic effect of the rich composition of full-spectrum hemp extract many people only need a relatively low dose to achieve the improvement they are longing for.
Hemp genetics matter beyond CBD concentration
Think about a sophisticated, highly rated wine. Does it stand-out because of its alcohol concentration or the concentration of any other single compound? Of course not! The same applies to hemp respectively cannabis products. The plant genetic matters a lot, as well as the cultivation (e.g. organic vs. use of pesticide) and manufacturing process. Each hemp genetic is unique in its composition and will behave differently in our bodies.
You might ask, how can I know if the plant genetic is a good one and the right one for me? This is actually a tricky question. As we normally don’t have clinical studies for these consumer products, you need to find a CBD brand that is trusted by the community of consumers, health & sports coaches, healthcare providers, etc..
At Heidi’s Garden, we are happy to provide you with information on the genetic and the cultivation process for the products we carry. As you can see in the last section, we produce our own hemp extract oil based on our proprietary and carefully selected hemp genetic.
CBD drops or CBD vaping?
For a sustained effect on body and mind, we usually advise our customers to start with a CBD oil that is absorbed sublingually, after placing a few drops under your tongue. Absorption can take 15 to 30 minutes and its half-life is about 8 to 10 hours, meaning that after this time only half of the active compounds are still available in your blood. This can be combined with vaping to achieve a more immediate (relaxing) effect. After vaping, CBD and the other cannabinoids reach your bloodstream in a question of a few minutes through the lungs. On the other hand, the effect will last only ca. 2 to 3 hours.
The best CBD products to deal with stressful times
Here a selection of those full-spectrum hemp extract products, which are most trusted by our customers:
Heidi’s Naturals N˚1 Hemp Extract
This CBD Oil is based on Heidi’s Garden proprietary hemp genetic and produced 100% organically in Switzerland, meeting the restrictive BioSuisse quality standards. This premium Swiss hemp extract includes less than 0.2% THC and 40mg of CBD/ml. Customers love Heidi’s Naturals for its calming and relaxing properties, which helps them to (re)establish a restorative sleep and inner calm. Heidi’s Naturals N˚1 includes a full-spectrum hemp extract mixed with MCT (medium-chain triglycerides) based made from organic coconut oil).
Charlotte’s Web Extra Strength (17mg) Charlottes’s Web Original Formula Hemp Extract OilExtract Oil
Who didn’t hear about the 7 Stanley Brothers who were pioneers of producing hemp oils in the US since 2011? It is thanks to them that by now 10 thousand children with epilepsy have taken advantage of the Original Formula. Both the Original Formula (50 mg CBD/ ml) and the Extra Strength (17 mg CBD/ ml) are organically produced in Colorado (US). The Original Formula is only available to customers in Switzerland as it includes 0.3% THC, which is more than the legal limit in most European countries. Both products come in different flavors.
Bloomfarms is an established, high-quality vape brand from California. While most CBD vape oil on the market uses MCT, Vegetable Glycerin (VG) or Propylene Glycol (PG) to simulate ideal viscosity, this broad-spectrum oil is pure and clean thanks tosophisticated extraction methods. Broadspectrum means that all compounds from the hemp flowers and leaves are includes except for THC, which is taken out. For each batch of vape oils, you can find the test resultsonline.
It would be our pleasure to welcome you for a personal consultation in our store or online so that you can find out what our hemp products can do for you!
Your Heidi’s Garden team