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11. February 2024

Introducing CBDium with grape seed oil: How is it different from pumpkin seed oil?

Every CBD oil consists of two components – hemp CBD extract and an oil base (also called carrier oil or just carrier). That is why, CBDium essences have been enriched with quality pumpkin seed oil for over 13 years, in order to support the effect of our extract.

However, based on your feedback and further research, we have been looking for an alternative carrier for our extract with comparable efficacy but a slightly lighter consistency and fresher taste. That is how, CBDium fullspectrum grape, our grape seed oil essence was born.

Why does CBD contain an oil carrier?

The oil carrier represents the basis of every CBD oil. It has several functions:

1. It ensures CBD absorption

CBD molecules are fat-soluble. Thus, the combination of hemp extract with a suitable carrier ensures provides transport into the body and ensures the absorption of CBD. Oil carriers increase the bioavailability of CBD, which means that they help the body make better use of the active ingredients.

2. It dilutes the CBD extract

Pure CBD extract is very concentrated. The oil base allows us to dilute the essence to its respective strengths (1500, 1000, 500…), providing an essence that meets legislative requirements. Thanks to the carrier, CBDium products always have a consistent quality.

3. It extends shelf life

The oil base has natural preserving properties that maintain the quality of the essence protects during storage.

4. It improves taste and consistency

Hemp extract has an intense taste, which we fine-tune with the oil carrier. However, we never add flavouring to CBDium – CBD oils are most effective when only organic, pristine quality ingredients are used in their production.

5. It offers health benefits

Organic-quality oil bases are useful to the body in their own right. They contain healthy fats and fatty acids, which are essential for the health of the body.

How to choose between pumpkin and grape seed oil?

In the following points, we have summarized the essential properties of the carriers that help our CBD extract to have an ideal effect: 

Pumpkin seed oil in CBDium

  • Traditionally, we use organic pumpkin seed oil in CBDium essences.
  • Our pumpkin seed oil is certified and it comes from organic pumpkins grown in a family-run business in Austria.
  • It has a characteristic dark color, nutty taste and denser consistency.
  • It is rich in vitamins and minerals, promoting prostate and heart health.
  • Its properties and composition make it an ideal carrier for our extracts, which is why we recommend CBDium essences with pumpkin seed oil as the number one alternative.

Grape seed oil in CBDium

  • Grape seed oil is pressed from grape seeds.
  • Our grape seed oil is also fully organic and certified and is sourced from an honest producer in the Czech Republic. 
  • It has a light yellow colour, a fresh fruity taste with no additives or flavourings and a thinner consistency.
  • Grape seed oil is known for its antioxidant properties. It also promotes heart health and has anti-inflammatory effects.
  • We have developed grape essence as a gentler alternative for people sensitive to strong tastes, allergy sufferers and animals that do not like VET Line essences with pumpkin seed oil.

Available strengths

So far, we have blended grape seed oil essences in three basic strengths – 1500 forte grape, 1000 fullspectrum grape and 500 fullspectrum grape. Other essences, including pure essences (THC-free oils) are only available with pumpkin seed oil for now.

Dosage and administration

The recommended dosage of the essences is the same for both types – 5 drops 3 times a day. If necessary, the daily dose can be divided into two doses.

The procedure for administering the essences is also identical:

1. Drop the essence under the tongue. 

2. Hold in the mouth for 2 minutes, during which time, you will indulge in a 2-minute breathing exercise: Inhale through the nose for 4 seconds and exhale through the nose for 8 seconds. This exercise will help you connect to what is going on in your body and gain perspective on thought patterns.

3. Swallow and do not drink any liquids.

4. If possible, eat after approximately 5 minutes to promote CBD absorption.

If it is not possible to administer the essence under the tongue, drop it onto a cracker, mix it into your favourite food, or administer it in a gelatin capsule. In the case of animals, you can drop the essence on a treat or granule.

Can we help you?

If you have any questions or if you are not sure which oil base or strength to choose, email us at [email protected].

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