Ingredients as Nature Intended: the Secrets to the CBII formula
To celebrate our fabulous range of CBD capsules, we’re letting you in on our best-kept secrets to the CBII formula.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be shedding light on our superstar capsule ingredients that support your body and mind. From Ginseng and Turmeric, to Juniper Berries and Passionflower, you’ll get the inside track on the benefits of our premium quality CBD supplements.
All the ingredients we'll be featuring here are hero components of our bespoke range of CBD supplements - Nourish, Move, Balance and Immune Capsules – offering fuss-free CBD in an easy to take format.
We’ve included cleansing Juniper Berry Oil in our popular Nourish Capsules, so let’s dive in and get to know the Juniper plant and its much sought-after berries.
About the plant
A cosy home for wildlife and a gin-drinker’s delight, the Juniper tree is a much-loved evergreen that brightens up the winter months. Its berries are green when young, but over 18 months or so they mature and ripen to purple-black.
Did you know that Juniper lands a starring role in your Friday after-work drinks?
Juniper is the primary botanical used as a flavouring in gin, and the word Gin itself is derived from either the French word Genièvre or the Dutch word Jenever, which both mean Juniper.
These berry-like cones have been celebrated for their culinary and medicinal purposes for thousands of years. In fact, the Ancient Greeks recorded using the berries as a medicine long before they started being included in food.
Allegedly, the Greeks also used Juniper Berries in many of their early Olympic events because they believed that they may be able to increase physical stamina in athletes.
Used as an essential oil in Egyptian folk medicine to stimulate the skin, baskets of Juniper Berries have been found in several ancient tombs in Egypt, including that of Tutankhamun.
Some reports indicate it may have been used as part of the mummification process while others believe they were simply an offering for the departed to enjoy in the afterlife.
As Juniper Berries were not known to grow in the area, they are thought to have been imported from Greece. The berries may have been included in the burial because of their rarity in Ancient Egypt.
Why we love juniper berry oil
The nutrient-rich oils in Juniper Berries contain substances known as monoterpenes. Monoterpenes have been shown to provide anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties.
Juniper Berries are also said to be a good source of vitamin C so it's not surprising that it's been included in everything from medicinal treatments to food supplements and skincare products.
Nourish your body
Fancy rewarding your mind and body with a well-deserved treat? Discover the benefits of Juniper Berry essential oil for yourself in our premium quality Nourish CBD Capsules filled with full spectrum CBD and added zinc, milk thistle, and juniper Berry Oil for the maintenance of healthy hair, skin and nails.
We’ve included Turmeric in our Move Capsules, so let’s dive in and get to know this popular member of the ginger family…
A hot topic
Turmeric, a bright yellow spice used throughout Asia for centuries, has in recent decades been embraced by the West. Typically used in its dried, powdered form, Turmeric is found in many savoury Asian dishes. It is most notably a principal ingredient in curry powders.
Grown for its root, Turmeric has an ancient history of uses in cooking, fabric dyeing, cosmetics and traditional medicine in both India and China. In India, it was traditionally used for disorders of the skin, upper respiratory tract, joints, and digestive system while in medieval Europe, Turmeric was known as Indian saffron.
We can’t talk about Turmeric without mentioning its main component, Curcumin. Not only does Curcumin give Turmeric its unique golden yellow colouring, but it also offers a dazzling array of health benefits…
Tackling joint pain, digestion and more
Curcumin is strongly anti-inflammatory, has powerful antioxidant properties and helps to balance the digestive system. Studies have demonstrated that Turmeric may play a role in preventing arthritis, due to its perceived impact on joint pain.
In addition, research suggests that it may also be a vital ingredient for managing muscle inflammation and soreness after exercise, therefore supporting post-workout recovery and performance for those with an active lifestyle.
Did you know that turmeric is often paired with black pepper?
Did you know that as Turmeric’s hero component – Curcumin - is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream, it helps to consume black pepper with it? This is because black pepper contains Piperine, a natural substance studies show can significantly enhance the absorption and bioavailabilty of Curcumin.
Move with freedom
Fancy rewarding your mind and body with a well-deserved treat?
Discover the benefits of Turmeric, Black Pepper Oil and CBD in our premium quality Move CBD Capsules, carefully formulated to support your active lifestyle and post-workout recovery.