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Cannabiva Review: I Tried the Strongest CBD Oil Out There

I’m feeling very chill overall. I’m more relaxed, though, not sedated. I’ve been sleeping longer and waking up fewer times throughout the night. I take smaller doses during the day and a larger amount in the evening…

Before trying Cannabiva, I was unaware that CBD brands even considered the entourage effect in their formulations. So, when I learned that it’s an essential part of Cannabiva’s full spectrum CBD oil, which also happens to be the strongest CBD oil you can buy, I was excited to try it.

I’ve sought out CBD products in a quest to calm my anxiety and sleep a better. I try to live a healthy lifestyle, and I like natural wellness products. Every prescription drug I’ve tried for anxiety was pretty much guaranteed to give me most of the possible adverse side effects. On the flip side, CBD is a natural, plant-derived product used in folk remedies for thousands of years. Of course, cannabis was outlawed for decades for any use, even medical, which also halted any scientific research into it. Thankfully, that’s changed a lot over the past few years and is continuing to evolve.

I started with CBD products from my local drugstore, then moved online to find better quality and potency. Recently, I discovered 12,000 mg full spectrum CBD oil from Cannabiva. This amber tincture really is the strongest CBD oil in the world — it’s 40x more potent than the brand’s original CBD tincture and contains 400 mg of Cannabidiol per dropper.  CBD oil is considered “strong” when it has 50 mL per dropper or more. I was hoping this full spectrum CBD tincture could bring some much-needed chill into my life.

What’s Full Spectrum CBD?

CBD oil from Cannabiva uses whole-plant cannabis extracts. Cannabiva brand CBD extracts include the most critical phytocannabinoids according to their website. Their full spectrum products contain Cannabidiol (CBD) as well as:

  • Cannabinol (CBN)
  • Cannabigerol (CBG)
  • Cannabichromene (CBC)
  • Cannabidivarin (CBDV)

Cannabiva’s full spectrum CBD tincture also has small amounts of THC (less than 0.3%), which is the legal standard in places where THC is still banned. This blend promises to deliver entourage benefits that you just can’t get from any other CBD oil. And while this is the strongest CBD around, it won’t get you high no matter how much you take since the THC level is so low.

For zero THC products, look to other offerings from the brand, such as their pure CBD isolate oil line.

How Should You Take This CBD Oil?

This 12,000 mg full spectrum CBD tincture has a gorgeous amber color with a terpy richness and complexity. The oil is silky, and the smooth texture is like very high-quality coconut oil, with a light consistency. The CBD is blended using cold-pressed organic MCT oil, which brings its own health benefits (and is totally keto-compatible).

For the fastest absorption, put the CBD oil under your tongue and hold it there for 30 seconds. It absorbs quickly through the mucous membrane, and you should feel the effects in about 10 minutes. You can also mix CBD oil in smoothies or make other blends, but it absorbs a little slower that way, taking about 30+ minutes to go through the digestive process.

Cannabinoids: The Main Ingredient

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural compound known as a cannabinoid. It’s extracted from cannabis plants, which have many strains. A cannabis strain that contains 0.3% THC or less is classified as hemp — it doesn’t have the psychoactive ingredients that get you high. Still, it has plenty of CBD and other beneficial compounds.

The human body produces its own cannabinoids that help regulate mood, sleep, pain, and appetite via the endocannabinoid system. When you ingest the cannabinoids produced by the cannabis plant, they complement your own supply of cannabinoids, potentially helping you in the areas of sleep and mood, etc. It’s been said that the brain is like a symphony, and CBD helps bring it into harmony.

Terpenes: Flavorful Helpers

Terpenes give plants their aroma and flavor, but they also have health benefits — in fact, they’re the main ingredients in essential oils. One of the most common terpenes in cannabis is myrcene, which is also found in lemongrass and hops. An abundance of myrcene creates a cannabis strain that’s considered “indica” — it produces relaxing effects rather than stimulating you as a sativa strain might. And science seems to be backing this up. Lab studies show that myrcene has a sedating effect on rodents. Other terpenes in the cannabis plant have anti-inflammatory effects. There are hundreds of other medicinal compounds in the plant, too.

Because of the long ban on cannabis research, we don’t know precisely how all these compounds work together. Current studies show that taking full spectrum CBD, which is accompanied by hundreds of other compounds, including other cannabinoids, beneficial fatty acids, vitamins, and terpenes, is more effective than Cannabidiol alone. CBD and these other components act together synergistically and create a stronger effect than each ingredient could produce on its own. This is called “the entourage effect.”

The Benefits of CBD

When you ingest the cannabinoids produced by the cannabis plant, you complement your own supply of cannabinoids that your body already makes. Some potential benefits of CBD are lowered anxiety, improved sleep, and relief from pain. Those are the main reasons most people take CBD.

Based on small studies, some other possible CBD benefits indicate their usefulness as:

– A treatment for ADD/ADHD
– An aid in withdrawal from addictive substances
– A pain reliever for arthritis and other chronic pain
– An aid in the management of symptoms related to eating disorders
– A treatment for skin conditions like acne and eczema

CBD Lab Tested

Cannabiva is based in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada, at the border of California, the epicenter of the cannabis revolution. Their products contain organic USA-farmed cannabis tested by third-party, ISO-accredited labs three times: once at harvest, again after extraction, and once again when it’s in final-product form.

Their products are guaranteed free of pesticides, harsh chemicals, and heavy metals. That’s a critical factor because cannabis is, well, a weed — it can grow anywhere, including in areas with high pollution or the presence of heavy metals. Choosing a product with independent CBD lab test results is essential.

My Cannabiva CBD Experience

I’ve been taking Cannabiva 12,000 mg full spectrum CBD oil for about two weeks now. There’s a label on the bottle that tells you how much to take based on how much you weigh. The general advice is to start at a low dose of 25 milligrams to 50 milligrams for first time users and increase as needed. Cannabiva provides an easy to use dosage guide at their website to find the perfect dose for your body weight. I’ll be honest, I’m impatient for anxiety relief, so I used the higher end of the dose range for my weight from the get-go, using the under-the-tongue method.

Some CBD tinctures have a “green tea” or “herbal tea” flavor. Cannabiva’s full spectrum CBD tastes and smells unmistakably like cannabis. In fact, one night, I had a friend over and made CBD-infused cocktails from a recipe I found online — you add a few drops of the oil on top of the mixed drink — and it totally had a pronounced cannabis scent and flavor. This CBD oil is amazing for making cannabis-themed drinks because the scent profile really comes through.

You can expect to have cannabis breath if you take the oil straight, but the aroma wears off after about 10 minutes or so.

My husband is also interested in natural alternatives and tried Cannabiva with me. We both slept through the night the first time we took it, which is unusual for us. But the second night we took it, he woke up a few times. I slept like a baby that second night, too. Per the label, you’re supposed to take the oil every four to six hours or as needed.

After the first two nights, my husband let me have the Cannabiva all to myself because I’m the one with the anxiety and sleep issues. I felt effects immediately after taking it that first day. Now, about two weeks later, I’m feeling very chill overall. I’m more relaxed, though, not sedated. I’ve been sleeping longer and waking up fewer times throughout the night. I take smaller doses during the day and a larger amount in the evening about 30 minutes before going to bed. The larger dose makes me feel relaxed all over, like I just got out of a warm bath.

While my CBD experience was positive, as with any medicinal product, your experience will vary.

Cannabiva offers free samples you can try if you’ve never taken CBD before. All it takes is an email address. They don’t take any payment information on the sign up form, so it really is free to try their CBD. Their products are also backed up by a 90-day guarantee which I appreciated a lot. I am willing to buy from any company that stands behind their products.

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This article was originally published at Ready Nutrition™ on August 19th, 2022