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AN INTRODUCTION TO CBD DROPS

CBD drops containing the full spectrum of active ingredients are formulated from the extract or resin of industrial hemp, blended with various oils. They are sometimes also referred to as hemp drops or CBD oil.

Known for their numerous health and well-being benefits, CBD drops have become one of the most sought-after products on the market. CBD hemp drops are made from 100% natural vegan ingredients, making them suitable for those following a plant-based diet.

CBD hemp drops are noted for their positive effect on the human immune system, enhancing its capacity to defend against various ailments and diseases. One of the key advantages of products like CBD drops is that they deliver universal benefits at minimal risk.

People often seek information about CBD drops online, turning to various forums and websites. Many may not be aware that at ABBA Nutrition, our call center is staffed with highly knowledgeable experts who are readily available to address any questions you may have regarding CBD products. Feel free to reach out to us at any time by calling +386 80 488 805 if you have any questions or require assistance.

To assist you, we've compiled some of the most essential information below. The answers to the 9 most frequently asked questions about CBD drops will help you in selecting and using the appropriate drops for your specific needs.

1. How should CBD drops be used?

You should start with a small dose (i.e. one drop), and then gradually increase the number of drops every 3 to 4 days. The drops can be consumed multiple times per day or as required.

For those seeking improved sleep with CBD drops, it's recommended to take them approximately an hour before bedtime. If you anticipate a stressful day ahead, you may consider taking them in the morning and again at midday.

The appropriate daily dose varies from person to person and there isn't a one-size-fits-all recommendation. One individual might require 10 mg of CBD per day to address a particular issue, while another may require five times that amount for the exact same issue. It is up to each individual to determine their appropriate daily dose by gradually increasing the quantity and observing the effects.

While some people may experience immediate relief with CBD drops, it's recommended to continue using them for at least 2 to 3 months to fully maximize their beneficial potential.

For the quickest onset of effects, place a drop under the tongue and retain the saliva for at least one minute to enable absorption through the mucous membranes.

2. What is the recommended daily dose?

The average recommended daily dose of CBD is between 5 mg and 25 mg. The most optimal effects are typically observed with consistent use of 5% CBD drops, taken as two drops twice a day.

3. How long does it take for CBD hemp drops to start showing effects?

While some users of CBD hemp drops may experience effects within a relatively short period, such as a few minutes to a few hours, it's generally more realistic to anticipate maximum benefits with consistent use over at least two to three months.

4. What is the difference between 500 mg and 1500 mg CBD drops?

The quantity of CBD consumed depends both on the concentration of CBD in the drops and the number of drops ingested.

The difference between various types of drops lies in the ratio of the extract to the oil in which the extract is dissolved.

ABBA Nutrition currently offers 500 mg and 1500 mg CBD hemp drops, which differ in the amount of hemp extract and consequently CBD content.

The choice of drop strength depends on the individual user's preferences and needs. Lower concentration CBD drops allow for more precise dosing of the CBD ingested, whereas higher concentrations require fewer drops to achieve the same CBD amount.

For those who prefer CBD in spray form, we also offer products in this format.

For many, their initial choice of CBD drops will remain a good option over time. However, if you later discover that a higher concentration of hemp drops better suits your body and lifestyle, you can always opt for stronger drops or CBD hemp resin.

5. How should CBD hemp drops be consumed?

Shake the ABBA Nutrition CBD hemp drops well before use. Squeeze the rubber part of the dropper to draw up the CBD solution. Apply the desired quantity under your tongue and allow at least 10-20 seconds for the cannabinoids to be absorbed into the mucous membranes as effectively as possible.

From a hygiene perspective, it's advisable to minimize contact between the dropper and the mouth during use. If they do come into contact, rinse the dropper or wipe it with an alcohol wipe.

Recommended methods of use:

  • Through the oral mucosa: This method is one of the most effective ways to introduce CBD molecules into the body because they are absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Certain areas in the mouth, like the sublingual mucosa, offer particularly efficient absorption.
  • With food: CBD drops can be added to food or beverages. They can be blended into juices, smoothies, tea, or soup.
  • For topical application: CBD oil can be applied directly to the skin or mixed with your favorite moisturizer for topical use.
  • For inhalation: Add CBD oil to hot water to create a steam inhalation. This method can offer relief for upper respiratory and sinus issues.

6. Why use CBD drops?

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring compound found in cannabis plants. The compounds found in cannabis are referred to as cannabinoids.

In addition to CBD, cannabis contains more than 142 other cannabinoids. Among these, the most well-known is THC (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid responsible for the "high" sensation, while CBD acts as its counterbalance and may even mitigate the psychoactive effects. Therefore, CBD is recognized for its lack of psychoactive effects.

We recommend selecting full-spectrum CBD drops such as ABBA Nutrition 5% or 15% CBD drops, which contain all the active ingredients found in the hemp plant, or broad-spectrum CBD drops. These are made by only incorporating CBD isolate into the full-spectrum CBD drops, meaning they still retain the other active compounds found in hemp resin.

CBD drops contain the phytocannabinoid CBD, which functions in the same way as the endocannabinoids naturally present in the body. Both phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids are cannabinoids; the difference lies in one being naturally produced within the body and the other originating from plants. They act similarly, which is why the body can utilize plant cannabinoids as if they were its own.

As cannabinoids are essential for normal bodily functions - they aid in cell, tissue, and organ communication, calm the nervous system, and more - incorporating them in the form of phytocannabinoids is highly recommended. This is especially important because our bodies may not produce adequate endocannabinoids, particularly in instances of weakened immune systems or illness.

Since CBD closely resembles the cannabinoids naturally occurring in the body, it is suitable for everyone. The only aspects that may vary between individuals are the dosage and the selected product.

Even in the absence of noticeable signs of illness, taking CBD is recommended as it strengthens the immune system, stimulates the body's natural defense mechanisms, and improves sleep as well as overall well-being.

However, when exploring the positive effects, questions often arise regarding the potential side effects of CBD drops and how frequently they occur. Most individuals tolerate CBD drops well and typically do not experience any noticeable side effects. If side effects do occur, they are more commonly experienced at the beginning of use. It's important to note that reported side effects of CBD drops are generally mild and may include drowsiness, gastrointestinal issues, dry mouth, reduced appetite, or short-term feelings of nausea.

7. How are the ABBA Nutrition CBD drops made?

All ABBA Nutrition CBD drops are made from fresh hemp extract. The extract is obtained through supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2) extraction.

This method of extraction is considered the safest but also the most expensive way to extract CBD. CBD extract is derived from the green parts or flowers of the cannabis plant (sativa).

As cannabinoids are lipophilic, they can be extracted from the plant by:

  • (alcohol) solvents,
  • oil infusion,
  • supercritical CO2

Due to the potential presence of solvent traces in the final product, which can be extremely harmful to health, the alcohol solvent extraction method is unsuitable.

Infusing in oil is also not optimal in terms of the final CBD content, as it results in an end product that is less effective.

All ABBA Nutrition products, including the 500 mg CBD drops, are made using supercritical CO2 extraction. During this process, the plant material undergoes cooling under high pressure using a gas naturally present in the atmosphere. Subsequently, CBD oil is extracted.

The result of this extraction is a highly pure resin or oil that preserves all its beneficial properties. This process yields exceptionally high-quality 500 mg CBD drops.

8. What does ``full-spectrum`` mean?

CBD drops packaging often includes phrases like full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, CBD isolate, and hemp extract.

Full-spectrum means that the oil contains all the phytochemicals naturally found in cannabis, i.e. cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids.

All cannabinoids naturally present in the plant are extracted and used in their (un)purified form to create the drops. Such oil also contains THC, but only in concentrations within the legal limit (0.2%), which do not cause intoxication.

Research has shown that many of these naturally occurring compounds have distinct effects on the human body, beyond just CBD or THC. Interestingly, though, their effects vary based on the specific compounds present. This synergistic phenomenon is referred to as the entourage effect.

9. Are CBD drops also suitable for pets?

CBD drops are also suitable for pets. Explore our range of drops formulated specifically for pets, with added natural salmon and bacon flavors.

Research on the effects of CBD on animals, particularly cats and dogs, is ongoing. Early studies and anecdotal evidence suggest the potential benefits of CBD for managing a variety of conditions in pets, including anxiety, pain, inflammation and seizures, as well as for improving general well-being.

Current research is aimed at providing a clearer understanding of the effects of CBD on pets and establishing standardised dosing guidelines.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychotropic compound found in hemp and industrial hemp. Research has generally shown that CBD is safe for animals and may offer potential benefits.

However, it's crucial to emphasize the importance of using CBD products specifically formulated for pets, as those intended for humans may contain ingredients that could be harmful to animals.

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