Simple, Effective Ingredients
Basic CBD Tinctures contain only 2 ingredients, CBD and MCT Oil, with no added fillers. Our products are Non-GMO, Gluten-Free and Vegan. Cannabinoids including CBD are fat soluble making them most effective when consumed with a high-fat carrier oil.
MCT For Maximum Bioavailability
MCT Oil (Medium-Chain Triglycerides) is a saturated fatty acid derived from coconut oil. The lengths of medium-chain triglycerides are related to the number of carbon molecules that are attached. Medium-Chain (MCT) contain 6 to 8 carbon molecules which are digested at a more rapid pace than longer chains and also work as a source of fuel for the body. MCT (coconut) oil contains saturated fat which helps the body absorb our cannabinoids.
There are many ways to ingest CBD including the traditional formats that may come to mind like CBD pill, capsule or edible however none of those are the most effective. This is due to the first pass effect (first-pass metabolism) which is a phenomenon where the concentration of a drug or supplement, specifically administered orally, is reduced greatly before reaching systemic circulation in the bloodstream. The digestive process and compounds are broken down in the stomach and absorbed in the small intestine before making it to the liver where the highest rate of absorption is lost.
Additional benefits of MCT Oil include being keto-friendly as MCT is broken down into ketones which can aid the body in entering the fat-burning state of “ketosis.” MCT has shown to prevent the growth of bacteria helping to aid and protect the quality and shelf-life of CBD products. Basic CBD does not contain additives, flavorings, sweeteners or preservatives. It is the most pure and luxurious CBD you can find today.
Sublingual Administration for Efficacy
When a CBD tincture is administered sublingually, it is held under the tongue for 60 – 90 seconds so that the mucus membranes, capillaries and sublingual glands can absorb the oil’s active ingredient, CBD, directly into the bloodstream. This process completely bypasses the digestive system and liver metabolization that occurs when ingested orally. For those looking for quick effects and rapid relief from CBD, sublingual CBD oil is an ideal option.
The Benefits of Basic CBD
Many people have heard about the benefits of CBD but the question of why and how CBD works is all related to the body’s Endocannabinoid System. When CBD is ingested a web of receptors, enzymes and biochemical pathways make up the Endocannabinoid System and the CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors influence body functions and processes that regulate pain, appetite, sensation, inflammation, thermoregulation, eye ocular pressure, mood, energy, metabolism, stress response, muscle control, motivation and reward.
Endocannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 sit on the surface of cells waiting for neurotransmitters to bind to them. Depending on the type of cell, the downstream effect can rapidly impact immunity, sensation, mood and even consciousness. We have CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout the body and different cell types have different receptors.
CB1 receptors are essential for a healthy, functioning brain and are one of the most common receptors found in the entire central nervous system. These receptors can regulate memory, mood, motor function and pain perception. They are also the brain receptors responsible for the psychoactive properties of cannabis and medical marijuana when THC binds to them. Outside of the brain CB1 receptors play a role in hormone production, cardiovascular health, pregnancy and digestion.
CB2 receptors are most often found on immune system cells. These receptors help moderate inflammation and the body’s response to pathogens, toxins and infection. Some users utilize CBD to combat overactive immune system conditions such as asthma, allergies, arthritis and other autoimmune disorders as well as digestive problems such as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).
CBD also plays a larger role in the body’s Endocannabinoid System working to influence other types of body receptors while enhancing the natural levels of endocannabinoids produced by the body occupying certain enzymes.
Basic CBD Tinctures are food grade and can be consumed sublingually, orally or topically applied to the skin for fast acting relief. Our tinctures contain no traces of pesticides, solvents, microbes or contaminants in an organic, non-GMO formulation.