Since cannabinoids entered the mainstream, products have proliferated on the market, but not all of these products are of the same quality. There is a scarcity of high-quality products from companies that utilize stringent and consistent development and testing standards. STB Active is poised to lead the industry in providing potent full-spectrum CBD products at price points you can’t beat, given the levels of cannabinoid quality and potency.
Many consumers are still confused about what they should be looking for when shopping for an effective CBD product. Some of the best brands on the market offer full-spectrum hemp CBD products and verify product quality through third-party testing.
The hemp plant contains over 100 cannabinoids. Of these, cannabidiol is one of the most well-known. This compound is found in high quantities in the hemp plant. Many people find that taking cannabidiol offers numerous therapeutic benefits, without the psychoactive effects of the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) found in marijuana. Though this single cannabinoid does have benefits when used alone, the combination of the full range of cannabinoids produces an entourage effect that is even more effective.
The Entourage Effect
Cannabinoids derive their therapeutic advantages from the way they interact with the body’s natural endocannabinoid system, binding with the receptors in much the same way as the cannabinoids produced in the body. There are endocannabinoid receptors located in the central nervous system. This system is responsible for keeping the body in homeostasis, and it helps to regulate:
• Pain responses
The role the endocannabinoid system plays in the body’s overall health may be the reason people see such a wide range of benefits from cannabinoids.
While CBD binds to the endocannabinoid receptors efficiently, using it alone may not produce results as high as what is seen when all of the hemp plant’s cannabinoids are combined. When someone consumes or applies a full-spectrum product, those compounds work synergistically to produce results that are not present when using cannabidiol in isolation.
In CBD-isolate products, the cannabidiol compound is extracted from the hemp plant. In full-spectrum products, the plant’s full chemical structure is used. As scientists learn more about the benefits of some of the minor cannabinoids and growers begin to understand how cultivation methods alter hemp’s chemical structure, it has become increasingly possible to create products with higher concentrations of particular minor compounds that target specific health conditions or issues. STB Active takes advantage of these advances in knowledge and practices to develop products high in cannabigerol and cannabinol.
Like CBD, CBG demonstrates a wide range of benefits, including:
• Stress reduction
• Focus improvement
• Inflammation reduction
• Muscle relaxation
These effects make CBG desirable in higher concentrations. STB Active infuses its daytime tincture with 500mg of the compound, which is more than most other brands on the market.
CBN is a second compound that is beginning to get some notice due to its positive impact on sleep. The STB nighttime formula incorporates higher concentrations of CBN to promote a good night’s sleep. In addition to its sleep-inducing qualities, the cannabinoid has other beneficial properties. Cannabinol is an effective anti-inflammatory agent and helps to alleviate pain. It has also been shown to have a positive impact on the body’s immune system functions.
Like other natural supplements, CBD products are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the same way pharmaceutical drugs are. The biggest concern with hemp and CBD products is that they cannot legally contain more than 0.3% THC. As such, consumers have to rely on individual brands to take quality control seriously.
The most effective means of ensuring that CBD products are safe and effective is to have them tested by a third-party organization, which would not have a vested interest in claiming quality where it doesn’t exist. Ideally, testing is done at each stage of the process, from cultivation to finished product.
STB Active Products
STB Active is dedicated to helping people lead healthier lives by providing CBD products that offer relief from mental and physical pain. Our products are tested at each stage of the process, using the more stringent guidelines established for cannabis. We believe in offering high-quality, high-value products. You’ll find that our products contain higher cannabinoid concentrations than other brands on the market but at lower prices. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our process or our products.