Plus Extra Strength
CBD Plus: Our new formula truly lives up to its name PLUS! Our full-spectrum CBD extract plus Hemp essential oil and Black Cumin CO2 helps provide the total chemical action of the hemp plant without the THC part of the plant. This formula is twice the strength of all our other CBD formulations. We also add Rosemary antioxidant to preserve freshness.
Attention! CBD Plus is now reformulated and DOUBLE THE CBD per bottle with the same therapeutic combination of extracts, essential oils, and carrier oils as our previous CBD Plus.
$20.91 – $298.59
Our reformulated CBD 'Plus' contains full-spectrum Cannabidiol (CBD) CO2 extract, Hemp essential oil, and Black Cumin CO2 all based in MCT Coconut oil. This nutritional supplement contains 1mg of CBD per drop.
5ml contains 200mg CBD, 15ml contains 600mg, 30ml contains 1200mg CBD, and 100ml contains 4000mg CBD. These formulas deliver 2mg CBD per every two drops.
At Ananda Apothecary, we guarantee the highest possible quality of CBD extract in our oils being a full spectrum CO2 extraction from local Colorado hemp growers. In contrast to the psychoactive THC compound, CBD is non-intoxicating and renders a myriad of benefits which range from systemic anti-inflammatory effects to anxiety relief. Paradoxically, CBD has even been employed in the treatment of diseases which manifest psychosis, like dementia and schizophrenia [1, 2].
CBD also boasts a potent antioxidant activity – even more so than over the counter supplements and naturally occurring compounds, like Vitamin C and E! It sweeps up free radicals (also known as reactive oxidative species) which have been implicated in a plethora of chronic degenerative and inflammatory diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis, and acne [3, 4].
Unlike other CBD extracts on the market, Ananda’s CBD Calm utilizes a full spectrum CBD extraction that not only contains refined CBD in addition to trace amounts of other cannabinoids. There are over 400 identified cannabinoids found in hemp whose roles have yet to be defined by molecular researchers. This implies that consumers of CBD Calm benefit from the whole plant, as opposed to just one compound out of 400.
CBD Plus – Added Value
CBD Plus contains additional value in the form of 3 core ingredients – hemp essential oil, black cumin extract and medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) coconut oil.
Hemp essential oil is a complex extract which is comprised of extremely beneficial compounds such as limonene, terpinolene, and caryophyllene – these have been extensively studied and confer relaxant and anti-microbial effects on the user . These compounds have exhibited antimicrobial effects against “superbugs” such as Enterococcus faecium and Clostridium botulinum – an additional benefit that is extremely relevant today in view of the multi-drug resistant bacteria crisis that has emerged because of rampant antibiotic abuse .
Black cumin (also known as Nigella sativa) contains thymoquinine which has been used traditionally to treat chronic inflammatory diseases such as asthma, eczema and bronchitis. It has been extensively studied in view of its analgesic (pain-relieving) and anti-inflammatory activity . Furthermore, it has been shown to have antimicrobial and hepatoprotective (liver protecting) properties in several clinical trials. In fact, one review in 2017 concluded that black cumin’s “hypoglycaemic, hypolipidemic and bronchodilatory effects, have been sufficiently studied and are sufficiently understood to allow for the next phase of clinical trials or drug developments” .
While MCT coconut oil is used in CBD Plus as an emulsifying agent, we would be remiss not to inform you of its health benefits. MCT coconut oil has shown systemic cardiovascular benefits in the form of its lipid-lowering effects. This is extremely relevant for patients who have documented coronary heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, or even elevated levels of cholesterol (hyperlipidaemia). Even in healthy users, MCT coconut oil has shown improved metabolism and exercise endurance . Most studies have been conducted in regard to the oral ingestion of MCT coconut oil .
CBD Plus has been deliberately designed to include 4 potent ingredients – full spectrum CBD extract, hemp essential oil, black cumin essential oil and MCT coconut oil in order to maximise the overall benefits of the product. The harmonious marriage of the anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective, and hepatoprotective effects of CBD Plus can certainly be a tangible “plus” to your life.
What makes Ananda's formula's different? Read about the synergy between CBD and constituents of essential oils and CO2 extracts in this article from the International Journal of Professional and Holistic Aromatherapy "CBD: Nature's Most Profound Medicine Yet?" .
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring consituent/cannabinoid of the hemp plant. It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid in hemp/cannabis. Our CBD oil extract is a full spectrum extract of a Hemp strain of Cannabis sativa. Hemp is ideal for CBD extractions as it is naturally high in CBD and low in THC. Because of the extraction from legally grown and extracted Hemp, it is legal for shipment to all 50 states.
The CBD oil is extracted through a high pressured, supercritical CO2 extraction (as all our CO2 oils are), and the raw CBD oil is further refined to remove plant waxes and further concentrate the avaialble CBD. Each batch of the final CBD oil is analyzed via High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) to quantify its purity, and guarantee you receive precise amounts of CBD in each and every one of our formulations.
Our CBD extract is a full spectrum cannabinoid extract. Besides the high content of CBD there are also present naturally occurring trace amounts of other cannabinoids, which many scientists and doctors think work in synergy to support the whole endocannabinoid system.
Most preclinical studies with CBD utilize synthetic, single-molecule CBD produced by biochemical laboratories for research purposes – whereas whole plant CBD-rich extractions typically include trace amounts of THC and more than 400 other compounds, which interact synergistically to confer a holistic “entourage effect” so that the therapeutic impact of the whole plant is greater than the sum of its parts.*
Hemp, being the hearty plant that it is, requires no pesticides for it's growth. In fact, the terpenes in Hemp essential oil appear to be natural insect repellents unto themselves. While not a 'certified organic' product, it is free of synthetic chemicals of any kind. The CO2 extraction process is also 'organic', using only pressurized CO2 gas (which becomes a liquid at the pressures used) for the CBD extraction.
Why Include Hemp Essential Oil?
Hemp essential oil contains a wide variety of natural compounds which give Hemp its characteristic aroma. The many monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, and other terpenoid-like compounds may act in synergy with CBD.* See "CBD: Nature's Most Profound Medicine Yet?" for more on CBD and Hemp essential oil's actions together.
Black Cumin CO2 For Added Efficacy
Black cumin (Nigella sativa) contains thymoquinine which has been used traditionally to treat chronic inflammatory diseases such as asthma, eczema and bronchitis. It has been extensively studied in view of its analgesic (pain-relieving) and anti-inflammatory activity. Furthermore, it has been shown to have antimicrobial and hepatoprotective (liver protecting) properties in several clinical trials. Indeed, one review in 2017 concluded that black cumin's "hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic and bronchodilatory effects, have been sufficiently studied and are sufficiently understood to allow for the next phase of clinical trials or drug developments". Read more on our blog here, which highlights our new CBD Plus.
Our Formula's are All Based in MCT Coconut Oil for Stability and Freshness
MCT Coconut oil is used to emulsify the CBD CO2 extract for more simple and accurate use. Whereas some formulators use Hemp Seed oil, it does contain oxalic acid, which may be contraindicated for some users (in particular, for children whom experience seizures). We DO actually recommend supplementation with Hemp Seed oil if this is safe for you – it's exceptionally good for you in many ways.
This MCT fraction of coconut oil is the Medium Chain Triglycerides, which make up 62% of Virgin Coconut oil. It is also often used as a dietary supplement, and has an exceptionally long natural shelf life (relative to Olive oil, which is also used for emulsifying CBD extracts). We think this is the very best choice for retaining all properties of the formula for the longest time (shelf life is over 2 years).
We also package our CBD formulas in Miron Glass Violet bottles. The 'high-tech' Violet Glass has the greatest resistance to UV light penetration of any glass container, and is even thought to enhance the activity of natural products within it by letting only a small window of the light spectrum through it. This particular wavelength is considered to have "vibrationally-enhancing" properties by the Swiss manufacturer.
Dosage Discussion: We formulated all sizes of our CBD+ line to be 2mg of CBD every 2 Drops (dropper included). We recommend plus line for person's who generally take a larger dose of CBD. Keep in mind 5 drops is 10mg of CBD. You can start with as low as 5-10mg two times daily and increase or decrease your dose as you see fit.
Keep in mind that since this is double strength, the dosage is different compared to our other formulas! We understand that each individual is unique, please test your response as you would with any new product. This double strength formula may need new navigation for dosing and frequency for some.
Remember everyone's body reacts differently and some may need more or less CBD to target the problem. For even more information check out the CBD information in our drop down menu below.
Use and Serving Size
Use and Serving Size: Shake well before using. The amount of CBD oil that people take on a daily basis can vary greatly. We encourage our customers to experiment with their intake, and do their own research for optimal intake for their specific needs. CBD oil can be ingested morning or night, on an empty or full stomach.
Note that cannabinoid compounds have 'biphasic' properties, whereby small doses and high doses of the same substance can produce opposite effects. CBD has no known adverse side effects at any dose, but 'too much,' while not harmful, could be less effective therapeutically than a moderate dose.
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