Welcome to the wonderful world of CBD! At Botanix, you will find a lot of answers to your most basic questions, down to your most detailed. We strive to keep you and your love ones well informed and ensure their access to our great products.
If you have arrived here, there is probably a concern for a loved one, human or furry, or yourself that has brought you. The basic knowledge of how CBD works within the body can be found below. For now, understand that you have come to a company that has taken the most scientifically beneficial approach to each of our products and will allow you to value the importance of high quality science and products.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a type of molecule known as phytocannabinoid. A phytocannabinoid is capable of interacting with the body as it mimics an endocannabinoid, a naturally occurring component in the body. Endocannabinoids are neurotransmitters that bind to receptors found throughout the body. These specialized receptors can be found in the brain, organs, connectives tissues, skin, glands and immune system cells. Endocannabinoids are believed to be an important part of maintaining homeostasis within the body by allowing internal functions to operate at their peak performance.
CBD is pulled from hemp cannabis plants and concentrated into extract form that can be a liquid, a solid or a powder. At high concentrations, it is a molecule that is capable of interacting with the body system found in all mammals known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
The Endocannabinoid System is a series of receptors that run throughout the body, overlaying the nervous system. This system is specifically responsible for and manages the use of endocannabinoids, created by the body itself. The ECS is believed to help keep the body in balance, just like many other vitamins and minerals, and is an essential part of the whole body system. Just as with vitamins and minerals, we can be deficient at times, and this is where CBD and other cannabinoids come into play, as they mimic the body's own endocannabinoids.
What is the CBD Entourage Effect?
When hemp or cannabis is ingested, smoked, vaporized or consumed in whole plant form, our bodies are given hundreds of plant compounds. When a scientifically formulated product is consumed, the compounds will be more specific and directed. Each of these compounds has a unique effect and benefit found within the body and mind. These compounds may also behave differently when in the presence of the other compounds, causing them to effect each other in an ensemble, or entourage form. The Entourage Effect is when these compounds are found to enhance the benefits of the other compounds, as compared to their benefits found in isolate form. Check out our full article on the Entourage Effect.
What Types of Products Does Botanix Carry?
We carry scientifically formulated CBD oils, distillate cartridges and pet CBD oils. Our extracts are sourced from hemp that is grown in Colorado and is non-GMO. We then utilize the CO2 (carbon dioxide) extraction method for all our products, ensuring you are receiving the most healthy and safe form of CBD available. The CO2 process gives us a high potency compound that is residue free, solvent free, as well as free of pesticides, molds, and any other microbes. In addition to the CBD, the ingredients in our products will be free of chemical fillers, dyes, perfumes, artificial flavors or compounds. We source only the highest quality natural oils and terpenes to add back to the CBD to make it as bioavailable and beneficial as possible.
Each of our product lines is quality controlled through third party lab testing. Our products are tested for potency, purity, metals, solvents, residuals, molds, microbes. At Botanix, we believe that product transparency is one of the most important tools we can provide to our clients. Check out our Certificates of Analysis to get an idea of what we test.
Our Hemp Therapy Tinctures offer 500mg and 1,000mg broad spectrum CBD in a 15ml dropper bottle, with a delicious candy-like Cinnamon flavor. Can be used any time of day for various benefits within the Endocannabinoid System. See our dosage chart for further information.
Our Zen Pen Vape Pen offers 300mg broad spectrum CBD with a scientifically formulated infusion of terpene isolates. There are 2 varieties, Relax and Refresh, each with their own unique Entourage Effect on the Endocannabinoid System.
Refresh: Mental Focus and Energy Enhancement
Relax: Calm and Sleep Inducing
Our Pet Hemp Therapy Tinctures offer 500mg (15ml for pets under 20lbs) and 2,000mg (60ml for pets over 20lbs) broad spectrum CBD in a glass dropper bottle, with an engaging and light Chamomile and Cinnamon flavor. Can be used any time of day for various benefits within the Endocannabinoid System of our furry friends. See our dosage chart for further information.
How Do I Use Botanix Products?
For our Hemp Therapy Tinctures, the most effective method is a sublingual dose under the tongue (holding for 30-60 seconds is recommended for best absorption). Our products can also be ingested either on their own or mixed with food and beverages. Another method is to apply the oil topically to your skin (can be applied directly to a problem area or mixed with your favorite moisturizer). Further dosing instructions can be found in the product information section.
For our Zen Pen Vape Pens, simply draw from the opening to create a vapor that can be enjoyed throughout the day and night.
For our Pet Hemp Therapy Tinctures, the most effective method is absorption along the gum line . Our products can also be ingested directly either on their own or mixed with your pet's favorite treat, food or water. Further dosing instructions can be found in the product information section.
Botanix Product Facts
- Non-GMO ingredients
- Free of pesticides, mold, residues
- 100% USA Grown Hemp sourced
- High Quality CO2 distillate extraction
- Broad spectrum CBD distillates and isolates
- 3rd party lab tested posted with transparency
- No chemical fillers / artificial flavors
- Zero THC
Check out the full page about Botanix and how to use Botanix products
Author: A.J. Varela, Biologist