Exploring our CBD Drops & CBD Spray
What are CBD oils?
If you’re not a vaper (and even if you are) the options for ingesting CBD can seem a little overwhelming. At Vitality CBD we’ve put together an introductory guide for CBD which breaks down your main options, but before making your first purchase it’s best to be as informed as possible. So, before you go and buy CBD, let's discuss how CBD oils differ from other CBD products.
Easy to apply CBD
The linchpin of comprehending the different methods of consuming CBD is bioavailability. In essence, bioavailability is the degree and rate of absorption of any given compound into your circulatory system. Generally, the quicker the pathway into your bloodstream, the higher the bioavailability, hence the use of IV drips in situations where a quick onset is required.
Accordingly, the issue with taking CBD orally is that it passes through the stomach before reaching circulation, where a good portion of it dissolves. This is why we recommend taking both our CBD Oral Drops and our CBD Oral Spray sublingually, so that the CBD is absorbed through the many blood vessels beneath the tongue.
Applying CBD sublingually
Simply lift your tongue and either use the pipette for our CBD Oral Drops, or the spray applicator for our CBD Oral Spray to administer a few drops. Then, wait for around 90 seconds until all of the CBD oil has been absorbed. Don’t worry if you swallow some! It’s fine to ingest it that way, it’s just less efficient.
The benefit of sublingual oils over our vape oils is that the onset is slower and more subtle, and the results typically lasts longer. Whilst vaping leads to the effects being felt within a few minutes, and lasting a few hours, the effect of our CBD oils come on over the course of half an hour, and last around six hours. For those who just want to dose twice daily, perhaps around a busy schedule, this is the perfect approach.
Why “Broad Spectrum CBD”?
Each item in our product range has been created with one goal in mind: harnessing the natural synergy of the hemp plant. That’s why both our CBD Oral Drops and our CBD Oral Spray are broad spectrum, meaning that alongside CBD, they contain a range of other hemp compounds, including cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids, but with 0% THC.
These accompanying elements contribute to what is known in industry-terms as the entourage effect. Proposed by S. Ben-Shabat and Raphael Mechoulam, it suggests that CBD is best when it’s taken alongside its natural cohabitors.
Since the compounds within the hemp plant have spent millennia evolving together, Ben-Shabat and Mechoulam drew the logical conclusion that these elements have a synergistic relationship which should be respected, rather than simply separating out CBD. At Vitality, our goal is to utilise that relationship to its full extent.
To learn more about this, read our full article on whole plant and broad spectrum CBD.
CBD Oral Drops or CBD Oral Spray?
So, you’ve got your head around what separates vape oils and oral oils, and you know what broad spectrum is all about, but how are you supposed to decide between the CBD Oral Drops and the CBD Oral Spray?
CBD Oral Drops
The main distinction between the two is the choice of carrier oil. This is just what it sounds like: the oil we blend our CBD extract with so it’s easier to ingest. For our CBD Oral Drops, at Vitality CBD we have selected hemp seed oil as a carrier, renowned for being high in omega fatty acids and proteins.
Due to these properties, hemp seed oil is often taken by itself, but in conjunction with the cannabinoids found in our CBD Oral Drops it also furthers the entourage effect. If you’re looking for a full hemp experience and you don’t vape (if you do, check out our Broad Spectrum E-liquid) this is the product for you.
Prices start at £24.99. You can purchase our CBD Oral Drops here.
CBD Oral Spray
For some people, placing natural oils beneath their tongue can be an odd experience, which is why at Vitality CBD we’ve developed alternative solutions, including our CBD Oral Spray. Rather than a viscous liquid, instead you can deliver your CBD in a fine spray, making the process lighter and easier.
Instead of hemp seed oil, our CBD Oral Spray utilises MCT (coconut) oil as its carrier, the purpose of which is twofold. Firstly, studies have repeatedly proven that MCT oil is conducive with cannabidiol absorption, and secondly, the coconut flavour further makes the process of sublingual ingestion easier due to its mellow flavour.
Prices start at £24.99 You can purchase our CBD Oral Spray here.
Your best CBD flavour
Whilst the carrier oils contribute to the taste and consistency of each product, both of our orals oils also come in three unique flavours, each handpicked due to Vitality CBD’s belief that they complement the CBD experience. See a breakdown here:
- This is the true CBD experience, maximising the naturally earthy flavours of hemp in a palatable, organic way.
- The citrus notes in our lemon drops and spray come from our organic lemon essential oils, making for the perfect zest.
- If you’ve got a sweet tooth, this is the one for you. The natural sugars of the blackberry flavouring counter the earthy hemp perfectly.
CBD oil strengths
The other major difference between our CBD oils is the strength. That’s why we’ve kept it simple, breaking it down into low, medium and high categories. If you’re unsure where to start, see our helpful breakdown below:
- The number one. We recommend all users start with 1200mg as it's what our most satisfied users purchase. The perfect way to hit 70mg a day.
- Our 600mg CBD vape juice is a great way to supplement other CBD usage, or to meet your daily targets if you want to dose regularly.
- Uncertain about taking CBD? Our 300mg works as a good test sample to try our flavours out.
Learn more about CBD
Our current product range is a reflection of years of research and development, all guided by Vitality CBD’s central belief in the natural synergy of the hemp plant.
We also have category pages that cover each of our product ranges, including CBD e-liquids, CBD oils and CBD cosmetics, or if you just want to get a better overview on CBD, see our beginner’s CBD guide.
For any more questions you have about our oral oils, our experienced team are always on hand to field any questions. Reach out to us on our contact page here. Feeling confident? Then you can buy Vitality CBD right now!