With extensive training as a professional chef and a recognized wellness authority, Shayna Taylor, CEO of Bottle & Stone, possesses invaluable expertise in the realm of premium ingredients. Her profound knowledge of ingredients that can genuinely enhance one's well-being and her proficiency in sourcing the finest quality resources has the potential to transform lives.
Sometimes, navigating the realms of health and wellness can be as confusing as reading the ingredients list on a typical package of American processed food! At Bottle & Stone, our mission is to empower you to take your happiness and wellness into your own hands. We've done the research, and we're here to provide you with some key insights into what you should consider when shopping for CBD. This guide will give you a sense of clarity and confidence when it comes to adding CBD to your routine.
Organically Certified & Third-Party Lab-Tested
One of the primary reasons behind the popularity of CBD is it being non-psychoactive, unlike THC. In the United States, where Bottle & Stone is based, the legal THC concentration limit in a CBD product is below 0.3%. It is crucial to buy your CBD products from reputable brands that adhere to this standard through third-party lab testing.
Transparency and integrity are fundamental values that we cherish at Bottle & Stone for the benefit of our customers and our community. Every product of our CBD line is formulated with ingredients and protocols grounded in science, backed by third-party lab testing. Our Certified Organic hemp is proudly grown in the USA. Opting for certified organic CBD provides the assurance of quality, verification of potency, safety, compliance, transparency, and trustworthiness.
Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, Or Isolate
CBD products come in different types: full spectrum, broad spectrum, or isolate. Bottle & Stone's CBD oil is full spectrum, sourced from whole-plant extracts containing a variety of beneficial compounds, such as phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and essential fatty acids. Full spectrum CBD naturally contains THC, but THC levels must still be less than 0.3% THC to comply with United States legal limits.
On the other hand, broad spectrum CBD undergoes processing to eliminate most, if not all, THC, ensuring that zero or, at most, trace amounts are detectable.
CBD isolate differs from full spectrum and broad spectrum. CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD, produced by heavily refining CBD to produce a crystalline powder that is nearly 100% CBD, isolating cannabidiol from other cannabinoids and other compounds. We do not recommend CBD isolate, as many experts and CBD enthusiasts, including ourselves, believe that the synergy of cannabinoids and plant compounds produce the most comprehensive therapeutic benefits of CBD, known as the Entourage Effect.
Dosages And Product Types
Before consuming CBD, consult with a healthcare professional and ask about the right dose for you, especially if you have underlying health concerns or currently take other medications. Certain levels of pain and some types of conditions may require higher doses for desired effects of relief. Our 300mg CBD oil tinctures and 250mg daily dose hemp sprays are the perfect size to use at home, at work, or on-the-go, as your first CBD product or as your new favorite staple!
We recommend starting with lower doses and, if necessary and tolerable, slowly increasing your doses until you reach the desired level of effect. CBD can act cumulatively, meaning that its effectiveness can “stack” and become more pronounced with consistent use over time.
Furthermore, different CBD products have different concentrations. A highly concentrated CBD oil is not the same as a less concentrated one in terms of milligrams. Also, 10mg dose of CBD oil is not equivalent to a 10mg dose of an edible. Your method of consumption affects the bioavailability of CBD; sublingual tinctures (dropping CBD oil in your mouth under your tongue) and vaping have more immediate and direct effects than eating edibles.
While CBD is generally well-tolerated with minimal to no side effects, some individuals may be more sensitive. Body weight and metabolism can determine how your body processes CBD. Someone with a higher body weight may need a higher dose than the average person, and someone with a slower metabolism may need to wait a little longer than the average person to experience desired effects.