Naturopathica CBD+

 

 

Naturopathica CBD+ combines super-concentrated, full spectrum CBD (cannabidoil) with key vitamins and supplements to address specific needs.  There are six CBD+ options in the range which offer support to the immune system, cartilage function, sleep and muscle function, digestion, mental performance and psychological function (relaxation/unwind).

 

Naturopathica CBD+ combines super-concentrated, full spectrum CBD with key vitamins or supplements to address specific needs

 

We have been testing two products from this range and we have been really impressed.   The fact that we even agreed to try the product is in itself revealing because we are very particular about the vitamins and supplements we take.  On top of that we have done enough research to know that there are a huge range of different qualities of CBD on offer but our due diligence gave us confidence that Naturopathica CBD is the good stuff.

 

There is a bit more detail in our original CBD article here but in summary, Naturopathica tick all our boxes in respect of quality.  The two most important of those are the source, all Naturopathica’s CBD comes from EU Organic hemp, and the extraction, which for Naturopathica takes place in the UK and uses CO2, not chemical solvents.  As well as this, the packaging is also nicely produced which adds further to the premium feel.

 

And it is probably relevant here to clarify the difference between full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD.  The full-spectrum form, as used by Naturopathica, contains the full range of cannabinoids including small and regulated levels of THC, as well as terpenes, and all of these work together to provide a wide-ranging effect, while broad-spectrum CBD contains many cannabinoids like full-spectrum but contains zero THC.

 

The rather special thing about Naturopathica’s CBD+ range is that the dose of CBD, at just 5mg per capsule, is quite low.  We asked them about this and were told, “We used a micro-encapsulated CBD powder because research has shown that it can be absorbed and become available more quickly than regular oil formats.  Specifically, the data showed that after 190 minutes, micro-encapsulated CBD has a bioavailability of 92%, significantly higher than earlier published papers on CBD and hemp oil bioavailability.  This means a 52-fold increase in bioavailability over non-encapsulated CBD and so lower doses can be used with higher efficiency and effectiveness.”

 

We have always believed in the concept of “minimum effective dosing” whether that be with medication or supplements, so we like this idea and got testing immediately.  The two products we tried were Naturopathica CBD+ Turmeric (5mg of CBD, plus curcumin and vitamin C) and Naturopathica CBD+ Night (5mg of CBD with magnesium and 5-HTP) and before we get into the detail, let it be known we loved both and want to try the remaining four products in the range too!

 

Naturopathica CBD+ Turmeric combines 5mg of super-concentrated, full spectrum CBD with curcumin and vitamin C, both of which are tried and tested supplements which support healthy joint function

 

Naturopathica CBD+ Turmeric combines 5mg of super-concentrated, full spectrum CBD with curcumin and vitamin C, both of which are tried and tested supplements which support healthy joint function.

 

Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric and is known for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, it is also a very strong antioxidant.  Curcumin is in fact so effective as an anti-inflammatory that it matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs but, of course, it does so without any side effects.

 

Vitamin C must be one of the most well known vitamins and boasts a range of benefits, including supporting the function of the immune system (especially important during and after intense physical activity), collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth, a reduction in tiredness and fatigue and protection of cells from oxidative stress.  We love all of that!

 

So Naturopathica CBD+ Turmeric is perfect for anyone following an active lifestyle, as well those who suffer from arthritis.  It may also be helpful for those with dementia (Alzheimer’s is now known to be an inflammatory condition), plus depression and cancer, and there is also research to suggest curcumin may help prevent heart disease and, while we are at risk of repeating ourselves, it is worth remembering it has no side effects.

 

We took Naturopathica CBD+ Turmeric while we were in a particularly intensive training period on the bike and lifting heaving in the gym.  It is impossible to quantify the results but the research is overwhelmingly supportive and we pushed out some PBs whilst staying healthy and injury free – what’s not to like about that?

 

 

 

Naturopathica CBD+ Night which combines 5mg of super-concentrated, full spectrum CBD with 60mg of magnesium and 50mg of 5-HTP

 

 

The second product from the range that we tested was Naturopathica CBD+ Night which combines 5mg of super-concentrated, full spectrum CBD with 60mg of magnesium and 50mg of 5-HTP.  With this one we were on familiar territory because we have previously used both magnesium and 5-HTP as sleep hacks and for us they were very effective.  Combining them with CBD is a master stroke by Naturopathica and we found the product really worked for us.

 

Just to clarify, for those who have not come across it before, 5-HTP comes from the shrub Griffonia and is the safe precursor to serotonin, which helps to regulate the body's sleep-wake cycles and the internal clock.  The 50mg dose in Naturopathica CBD+ Night is bang on what we would take if we were supplementing with 5-HTP in isolation.

 

The magnesium in Naturopathica CBD+ Night plays several roles.  First of all it acts to help the body convert 5-HPT into serotonin but it is also a wonderful supplement in its own right, being involved in many essential metabolic processes.  It is known to help with stress and anxiety, it also promotes muscle relaxation, can prevent cramps and supports sleep by maintaining healthy levels of GABA, a neurotransmitter that aids sleep.

 

There is no doubt that the combination of ingredients in Naturopathica CBD+ Night is very well thought through and so it was no surprise to us that it was wonderfully effective – we know because we measured our sleep through Fitbit and the numbers don’t lie!

 

Both of the products we tested from the Naturopathica CBD+ range were excellent; high quality, effective and with no side effects.  We would definitely recommend them and have not hesitated in purchasing more now that the free samples are all gone – that in itself is the best and most honest testimonial of all.

 

Brand:   Naturopathica CBD+

Range: CBD+ Unwind, Night, Mind, Well Being, Digestion, Turmeric (bone and joint health)

Size: 30 capsules

RRP: £39.99

Weblink: Holland and Barrett Naturopathica CBD+

 

Performance: 9/10

Value for money: 9/10

 

Tested by Jan Birkmyre

 

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