Vitamins and Premium CBD: What Does Science Say?
The consumption of daily vitamins has long been encouraged and practised by health enthusiasts, helping to deliver our bodies with the essential nutrients needed to maintain healthy bodily functions. Many of the same health and well-being enthusiasts have now begun to also realise the potential benefits premium CBD can have alongside the consumption of vitamins, with many advocating for their proposed benefits to our well-being.
Now, what if we could combine the two? Is there really the possibility to benefit from the natural powers of both vitamins and premium CBD at the same time?
Here at CBII, we believe the answer is yes. Pioneering in CBD research and the extraction and manufacturing of premium CBD products, we have combined both essential vitamins and CBD in three carefully formulated products; Balance, Move, and Immune CBD capsules. This allows you to choose the most appropriate blend for your health and well-being needs for you to consume stress-free as part of your daily routine.
Let’s first explore what makes premium CBD the superior option on the market, before delving into the importance and individual value the vitamins in our CBD Balance, Move, and Immune capsules contain.
What is CBD?
The world of Cannabidiol, more commonly referred to as CBD, has been a grey area for many years. Deriving from the same cannabis Sativa plant (though predominately of the hemp variety) as recreational marijuana, the supplement was subject to unfair stigma and common misconceptions.
Now one of the leading supplements in the health and wellness industry, CBD has been widely praised for its potential therapeutic properties, including purported relaxation-inducing effects, and the possible ability to supplement our holistic well-being. This evidence is supported by many scientific studies that have proposed CBD may indeed possibly contain potential anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Is CBD Legal?
Banishing the critics’ early concerns, it is now becoming common knowledge that CBD produces no intoxicating effects, despite its humble beginnings and unfair association with recreational marijuana (rest assured, hemp and marijuana are two different strains of cannabis Sativa).
The reason behind this is that CBD contains no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the intoxicating compound found in the hemp plant which is present in recreational marijuana, resulting in the “high” euphoric sensation it is so well-known for producing.
However, contrary to common knowledge, the hemp plant actually contains over one hundred different cannabinoids. The selective extraction of these cannabinoids is why we can enjoy CBD both safely and legally, with final products containing only trace amounts of THC.
In fact, it is a legal requirement in the UK and most of Europe that CBD products contain a total THC level less than 1 mg per product, and are obtained from hemp plants that contain less than 0.2% THC.
Based on our rounded knowledge of CBD, we can happily conclude that the supplement is entirely safe to consume. It may even arm us with some fantastic potential botanical benefits to support and strengthen our holistic well-being!
What’s more, at CBII, we’re passionate about providing excellence in our products, which is why we only produce premium CBD. What’s the difference you ask? Let’s take a look!
Why Is Premium CBD Superior to Regular CBD?
Since the rocketing popularity of CBD in recent years causing somewhat of a ‘green rush’ in the industry, it has caused the CBD market to be flooded with new products and brands - some of whom may unfortunately not have your best interests at heart.
To capitalise on the demand for CBD, many of these products and brands have led to inexpensively-manufactured, low-quality CBD becoming widely available on the market. Such products’ concern lies in the reporting of inaccurate CBD contents and, worryingly, misleading health claims.
Here at CBII, we only settle for the best, which is why our quality is unmatched, providing our consumers with only the highest-quality premium CBD available. We achieve our premium CBD by following stringent quality guidelines and pure and gentle extraction methods, maintaining the natural state of all the compounds found in the hemp plant.
As we only produce premium full-spectrum CBD oil, these compounds present include cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and trace amounts of THC that are non-intoxicating - meaning our end product is delivered to you just as nature intended for optimal consumption.
We believe this inclusivity of the hemp plant’s compounds makes full-spectrum CBD oil the superior option for your CBD experience. The other two categories of CBD are broad-spectrum, and CBD isolate. Broad-spectrum CBD, much like full-spectrum CBD, also contains many of the hemp plant’s compounds (also known as cannabinoids); however, it eradicates all THC.
On the other end of the spectrum is CBD isolate, which contains 99.9% CBD, eliminating all other potentially beneficial compounds naturally found in the hemp plant.
Therefore, the consumption of full-spectrum CBD is the only guarantee that you will receive all the natural compounds present in the hemp plant, enabling you to potentially benefit from its synergistic ‘entourage effect’, just as nature intended, all without getting you high or otherwise intoxicated.
The Importance of Bioavailability
Consuming premium CBD is not only a safer option, but it also provides you with a greater value for your money than low-quality products. This is because low-quality CBD is believed to have much lower bioavailability levels. Bioavailability refers to the quantity and rate at which a supplement is absorbed into the bloodstream to conduct possible active effects.
When bioavailability levels are low, it leads to a lack of user experience, resulting in the need for much higher dosages. Not only is this wasteful and costly for the consumer, but it also leaves a stain on the CBD industry, as it often harms opinions on the efficacy of CBD as a general supplement for health and well-being - making it a lose-lose situation for consumers and businesses alike.
As the quality of CBD has such a strong correlation with bioavailability, bioavailability rates are therefore a core differentiating factor between high and low-quality CBD products, as the measure of CBD potency.
Therefore, a critical success factor in your experience with CBD will be opting for premium CBD - giving consumers a greater chance of possibly benefiting from CBD’s potential therapeutic benefits, as well as lasting longer due to requiring a smaller dose to experience these purported benefits.
The Role of Vitamins
Vitamins are organic substances, often acquired through the food that we eat, that are considered essential nutrients for the human body to carry out necessary functions. Such vital roles include supporting bones, healing wounds, and strengthening the body’s immune system - making vitamins essential to human health.
How Are Vitamins Absorbed?
Vitamins are generally either classed as fat-soluble or water-soluble. Fat-soluble vitamins dissolve in fats, such as a high-fat snack or meal, to be absorbed and transported throughout the body. Fat-soluble vitamins include vitamin A, D, E, and K.
In addition to this, water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water to become available for absorption by the body. Water-soluble vitamins include vitamin C, as well as B-complex vitamins, such as B3.
Whilst fat-soluble vitamins tend to accumulate and stay in the body for a more extended period, water-soluble vitamins are not stored in the same way and need to be replenished frequently. However, once the body has absorbed water-soluble vitamins, they are put to immediate use, and any excess is excreted in the user’s urine.
As pioneers of natural health and well-being, our CBD Capsules, including Balance, Move, and Immune, all contain added vitamins and herbal ingredients to potentially facilitate a more natural and holistic, healthy lifestyle. These are food supplements designed to be consumed alongside a varied, balanced diet. To understand our CBD capsules’ real value, let’s break down the vitamins for a closer look at what they do!
Overall, there are eight B vitamins, which help enzymes in the body carry out their jobs. One of these B-complex vitamins is B3. Also known as Niacinamide, vitamin B3 holds many potential benefits when it is consumed as a daily supplement, particularly supporting your everyday wellness routine.
What Does Vitamin B3 Do?
Vitamin B3 supports the healthy functioning of every part of our body. As with all B-complex vitamins, B3 is used by the body to break down fats and protein, to convert food consumed into energy. Other roles of B3 include maintaining the body’s nervous system through supporting healthy brain functioning, and other bodily functions, such as reducing tiredness and fatigue, promoting healthy skin, and repairing DNA.
Besides vitamin B3, our full-spectrum Balance Capsules also include 1.5 mg of CBD per capsule, and are complemented by herbal ingredients including passionflower and coriander oil. T
herefore, as well as potentially benefiting from vitamin B3 and CBD, Balance Capsules also have the possible ability to work as a natural stress-symptom reliever thanks, to the incredible botanical properties of passionflower, whilst coriander oil also is anecdotally said to contain antiseptic and antioxidant properties.
Vitamin B3 For The Skin
One of vitamin B3’s primary forms, Niacinamide, is often found in skincare products. Believed to help manage acne and moisturise and brighten the skin, it is often used as a critical ingredient in anti-ageing skincare.
How Can I Increase My Vitamin B3 Intake?
Vitamin B3 can be found in low doses in many animal products such as meat, dairy and eggs, as well as fish, nuts, and plant-based foods. However, thanks to our natural Balance CBD Capsules, you can now easily incorporate B3 into your daily routine - no meal-prepping required!
What Are The Symptoms Of Vitamin B3 Deficiency?
Your body will probably make you all too aware if you are deficient in vitamin B3. The most common complaints those dealing with vitamin B3 deficiency will experience will involve the nervous system, digestive system, and the skin.
B3 deficiency can also lead to a serious health condition called Pellagra. According to the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), Pellagra leads to symptoms including:
- Skin that becomes rough, with a sunburned appearance
- Digestive tract issues leading to vomiting, diarrhoea, or constipation
- Neurological issues such as depression, apathy, headaches, fatigue, memory loss, and hallucinations
Our CBD Move Capsules, featuring vitamin C, are designed to supplement an active lifestyle. Helping to support the immune system and maintain a healthy metabolism, they may also encourage collagen formation to support the healthy functioning of cartilage and bones.
What is Vitamin C Good For?
Vitamin C promotes white blood cells’ production, strengthening the immune system to protect our bodies against infection.
Acting as an antioxidant, Vitamin C is also essential for maintaining healthy skin, strengthening the skin’s barriers to work as a defence system against external toxins and pollutants.
Vitamin C for Iron Absorption
Vitamin C has been found to help increase iron absorption from the foods we consume. Iron plays an essential role in producing red blood cells and transporting oxygen around the body. As the primary source of iron for most people is delivered through meat consumption, it is highly recommended for those who follow a meat-free diet to consume iron supplements to maintain a healthy production of red blood cells.
Vitamin C for Cardiovascular Health
As well as promoting the production of red blood cells, vitamin C may also contain the aptitude for widening blood vessels, helping to protect against cardiovascular health issues, such as high blood pressure, hypertension, and heart disease.
How Can I Increase My Vitamin C Intake?
Vitamin C can be sourced in many fruits and vegetables, such as oranges, strawberries, blackcurrants, peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and potatoes.
For those who struggle to eat the quantities of such fruit and vegetables needed to receive the necessary amounts of vitamin C, our CBD Move Capsules with Vitamin C are the perfect stress-free option to incorporate this nutrient effortlessly into your diet.
What Are The Symptoms of Vitamin C Deficiency?
As vitamin C is not produced naturally by the body, when we do not receive appropriate vitamin C levels in our diet, extreme cases can lead to scurvy. Scurvy is a condition that causes symptoms, including easy bleeding and bruising, as well as muscle and joint pains.
Why Choose CBII Move Capsules with CBD and Vitamin C
Alongside 1.5 mg of CBD per capsule, and vitamin C, our Move capsules also contain turmeric and black pepper oil for added possible benefits.
Turmeric, which contains curcumin, is extremely popular among herbal remedies, believed to hold natural potential anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This bright yellow spice is often used to help enable the longevity of an active lifestyle by reducing joint pain, which may help prevent arthritis. Turmeric is often used to help balance the digestive system, as well as treat skin disorders.
As the body does not easily absorb curcumin, black pepper oil also makes this supplement a winning combination. Containing piperine, an alkaloid behind black pepper’s pungency, this is believed to help increase the absorption of the supplements it is consumed with into the human body, increasing the bioavailability of your herbal supplement. Black pepper oil is also believed to improve circulation, further consolidating its excellent purported benefits.
Vitamin D, also named calciferol, is a hormone essential to our body’s health and well-being.
What is Vitamin D Good For?
Vitamin D helps to regulate calcium and phosphate levels absorbed by the body, necessary to maintain the health of our bones, muscles, and teeth.
How Can I Increase My Vitamin D Intake?
Vitamin D is naturally generated by our bodies when exposed to direct sunlight. Between spring and autumn, our bodies can usually receive all the vitamin D we need from direct sunlight. However, individuals can also consume vitamin D through eggs, oily fish, red meat, and liver.
For those who do not receive enough vitamin D in their daily life, vitamin D supplements, such as CBII’s Immune CBD Capsules with Vitamin D & C, are a vital source of vitamin D that allows you to incorporate more of this essential nutrient into your diet effortlessly.
Taking such supplements is especially important for those who live in northern latitudes and experience less sunshine, such as in the UK. Or, for those who do not receive suitable levels of direct sunlight due to their lifestyle, such as working night shifts, CBD is also recommended. Those who come under these categories should be taking vitamin D supplements for at least six months of the year.
During the winter months (peak cold and flu season) when our bodies are not getting the desired levels of direct sunlight to receive enough vitamin D, vitamin D supplements are essential to strengthening the body’s immune system. Therefore, it is essential to supplement our body’s nutrients with high-quality supplements, such as CBII’s Immune CBD Capsules with Vitamin D & C to potentially help avoid deficiency and support the body’s immune system.
What Are The Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency?
In severe vitamin D deficiency cases, it can lead to bone pain caused by osteomalacia, and bone deformities in children, such as rickets.
Why Choose CBII Immune CBD Capsules With Vitamin D & C?
As well as including 3 mg of CBD per capsule, and combining essential vitamins D and C, our Immune Capsules also contain Zinc and Ginseng. Zinc is a mineral that also helps to support the body’s immune system and strengthen our macronutrient metabolism. On the other hand, Ginseng, a herbal plant, helps to boost energy levels and reduce oxidative stress.
Therefore, this blend of natural compounds is the perfect way to boost your holistic lifestyle, supporting your health and well-being in ways grounded in nature.
Supplementing Your Lifestyle
To take your CBD consumption one step further, you may be interested in trying our bundles, which are uniquely formulated to specialise in ways that may potentially benefit a healthy and holistic lifestyle:
Balancing your body and mind to potentially give you the vitality that empowers you from the inside out.
This bundle contains CBD Capsules, CBD Balance Capsules with Vitamin B3, and Full-Spectrum CBD Oil.
Helping to possibly deliver balance to your body, our Ultimate Recovery Bundle is perfect as a post-workout revitaliser.
This bundle contains CBD Move Capsules with Vitamin C, and Full-Spectrum CBD Oil.
Self Care Pack Balance
For those in need of a pick-me-up, our Self Care Pack has the potential to restore balance in your body from day to night.
This bundle contains CBD Balance Capsules with Vitamin B3, and Full-Spectrum CBD Oil.
Combining full-spectrum premium CBD oil with our CBD capsules and added vitamins, these bundles provide an all-encompassing set for your health and well-being needs.