The CBD market has been becoming increasingly popular over this past decade and many oils and CBD products are continuously being introduced to the public by companies who are hungry to get in on the action. You are best advised to conduct research to better understand what is needed to buy the best CBD beverage.
Most recently, the market has been flooded with health beverages (e-liquids, shots, full beverages). These beverages are found to be easier to consume (ready-to-go), market with many SKUs (flavors), and less threatening for beginners to try out. However, with many health products, it’s important for us to get educated on the products we choose to consume and what to look for with differentiating these products.
What should I look out in order to buy the best CBD Beverage?
1. How much CBD is really in this beverage?
Make sure to look into the nutritional information behind the beverage. As the market is saturating with multiple competitors with the “next best thing”, transparency is an important value for these CBD companies to have when marketing their product.
Where the CBD comes from should be your highest priority as “some companies use CBD from overseas sources with lower purity standards” in order to find the cheapest source. Although in the US, there are many quality assurance checks for CBD products, many companies could potentially have loopholes with their CBD dosage per beverage. An example of this could be the dilution of their beverage, thereby having a lower efficacy rate per beverage.
The Vivazen CBD shot contains 50 mg per shot and each batch has been individually lab-tested 3 times in a GMP compliant facility, with ethically sourced ingredients. By producing a unique proprietary Oil-based Full Spectrum HEMP Extract, we also ensure that every bottle contains FDA & USDA compliant ingredients and contains the listed amount of CBD and no traceable THC. We take pride in transparency with our sustainable sources and manufacturing – we post our test results on our website (accessible by your bottle’s QR code).
2. Are there different kinds of CBD? What’s the most effective?
The short answer is yes. There are multiple strands of Cannabinoids but the most popular ones are CBD and THC. During your research, you’ll read phrases such as “Full-Spectrum” and “Isolate”. What’s important for you as a consumer is to understand the difference in both and what they offer.
Full Spectrum VS Isolate
CBD Isolate solely contains CBD. It’s considered “purified and isolated Cannabidiol taken from the hemp plant to remove the other cannabinoids.” Due to this process, CBD Isolate is guaranteed to be THC free, therefore a non-psycho active ingredient to use. CBD mainly acts on serotonin receptors and has been tested as an effective source of relief to many health problems.
Full Spectrum CBD contains all the cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant in nature, rather than just CBD. More recently, Full Spectrum has been tested more frequently, thereby resulting in what scientists describe an “entourage effect”. The entourage effect “refers to the increased effectiveness of these products due to the different cannabinoids working synergistically”. Due to this, Full-Spectrum has been proven to be more effective with a lower dosage than CBD-isolate. More benefits include containing “vitamins such as A, C, E and B, essential fats such as Omega 3 and 6, and 20 kinds of amino acids”.
We need to qualify the Hemp Cannabis plant – not the Marijuana Cannabis plant. Also each Hemp plant has a unique mix of cannabinoids, so depending on the grower and the plant strain ( most often proprietary) they use, the mix of cannabinoids will be unique.
3. Vivazen CBD is made from Full Spectrum Hemp oil.
The trace amounts of terpenes in the Vivazen formula create an entourage effect to assist in pain relief. Cannabinoid testing includes both CBD and THC levels to ensure our formula is well below the legal threshold of 0.3% THC. The Vivazen formula contains 0% THC.
CBD made from full spectrum Hemp oil is an imporant consideration to buy the best cbd beverage.
4. A Sprinkle of Sugar? Additives? Color? Is it all-natural?
Looking at the nutritional information for the other ingredients within the beverage is just as important as the CBD ingredient itself. Many companies tend to dilute their products with varying amounts of sugar, additives and different colors to help market the taste of the product.
The Vivazen CBD shot contains no sugar, additives or colors. The hemp oil used is halaal, kosher, and FDA & USDA compliant, Vegan & Gluten-Free. Vivazen strives to bring quality ingredients, knowing that consumers want the highest grade for their health.