CBD is one of over 120 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant and a naturally-occurring part of your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS).
CBD is a form of widely-ranging meta-regulator. It contributes to a wide range of processes in the body, specifically those related to suppressing stress and improving relaxation. This makes it a powerful physical and psychological recovery supplement and nutrient.
The CBD we use in our products is an isolate, so we do not risk any THC (the psychoactive and illegal cannabinoid) entering our products and therefore your body. All our CBD containing products are also lab-tested to ensure their purity.
This is the active ingredient in many of our products so we make sure that we use the best quality CBD isolate – so you get the best results every time.
Hemp seed oil
We use hemp seed oil as our carrier oil – the main form of oil we use to carry our fat-soluble vitamins and nutrients.
We cold-press our high-quality ripened hemp seeds to make sure we get the best concentration of healthful nutrients. This means none of our powerful plant-power is lost in the manufacturing and distilling process.
Hemp seed is a great source of natural antioxidants, as well as being super effective at transferring essential nutrients. That’s why we use it regularly as part of our dietary and topical products.
Valerian root is the dried root of the flowering valerian plant, Valeriana officinalis.
We use this ingredient because it’s a powerful anxiolytic: it helps reduce stress and anxiety. It has a rich history of traditional medicine use and the science backs it up.
Valerian is primarily useful for improving sleep quality and quantity, where reducing anxiety is important. It helps combat insomnia, pain, and long-term fatigue.
Named after the fruit, Lemon, this is a naturally-occurring compound found in many citrus fruits.
It’s a Terpene: a type of cell-protecting antioxidant. It contributes to cancer-mutation protection, for example.
We use limonene and other Terpenes for their anti-inflammatory and anti-pain (analgesic) effects. Obviously, we also get these from CBD, so Limonene makes a perfect synergist: the two are more effective when they’re combined.
Linalool is a lavender extract with a sweet and floral scent.
It is crucial in the release of vitamin E into the body making it an extremely significant terpene for healthy functioning. It’s also an effective anxiety-reducing and pain-relieving herbal extract.
Linalool has been shown to have a number of very positive effects. According to the National Library of Medicine, Linalool is great for:
- Reducing anxiety
- Improving sleep
- A powerful Antidepressant
- Anti-inflammatory effect
- Analgesic pain relief
Lavender is another classic traditional medicine ingredient that has been backed up by scientific research.
It’s another powerful anxiolytic, reducing stress and anxiety levels. It’s also the source of linalool that we mentioned above – which is one of the powerful active ingredients in lavender.
We use lavender for its ability to improve mood, suppress anxiety and stress, and even reduce blood pressure. These are great effects by themselves, but are great when combined with CBD and other anxiolytic ingredients.
Chamomile, like Lavender and Valerian, is an anxiolytic herb.
It’s commonly used in teas for these benefits, where it improves sleep quality by bringing down anxiety. This means less sleep fragmentation – breaking up your sleep with waking – and thus better recovery when you sleep.
Chamomile is also rich in natural anti-inflammatory compounds and may even help with preventing osteoporosis.
A great set of benefits for this humble little herb.
Coconut oil is rich in Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) which offer extensive dietary and topical benefits.
Coconut oil is amazing for skin, supports wound healing, and combats inflammation. It’s also got antimicrobial properties that help combat harmful bacteria on the skin. We use MCT as a base for these great benefits, as well as the fact that coconut oil smells great.
Avocado oil is full of great omega-3 fatty acids as well as Vitamin A, Vitamin D and Vitamin E.
These are powerful compounds for reducing inflammation and oxidative damage. In your diet, they protect you from all kinds of damage risks. On the skin, it is a fantastic moisturiser, and these fat-soluble vitamins are easily absorbed into the skin.
This helps nourish your skin deeply and combines beautifully with other high-quality oils and nutrients.
Argan oil is antibacterial, helps with elasticity and can help reduce oiliness in skin. These are the key factors in maintaining youthful and healthy skin, as well as a great appearance.
The benefits of the antioxidants along with Vitamin E found in Argan Oil can also help wounds and cuts heal faster. Vitamin E is a crucial part of good skin cell health, preventing damage and cell death, keeping your skin looking and feeling great.
Shea butter is a non-oily, natural extract from the nuts of the shea tree.
It has a fantastic fatty acid profile, rich in essential omega fats. These are skin-healthy, rapidly absorbed, and even provide anti-inflammatory effect. They trigger cytokines in the body that reduce inflammation and regulate skin health.
Shea is a super smooth form of skin supplement and works beautifully with fat-soluble nutrients like vitamin E.
Rosemary is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which may help boost the immune system and improve blood circulation.
Rosemaricic acid is a powerful antioxidant that also has specific applications to allergy response, nasal congestion, and dermatitis. These are great applications by themselves, and they make rosemary a well-varied, beneficial herbal extract.
Black pepper has always been a darling of traditional medicine.
Black pepper is rich in anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties to support cell health. It also contains piperine – one of the most powerful absorption-boosting nutrients around. This is why we include it to support the uptake of nutrients from turmeric (for example) that your body might miss out on otherwise!
Black pepper is an amazing spice extract that helps flavour and health alike.
Thyme was used by the ancient Egyptians and ancient Greeks. Fair to say, its traditional medicine reputation continues to this day.
As an essential oil, thyme has great therapeutic purposes due to its active compound, carvacrol. This boosts subjective wellbeing and mood, improving how you feel and combatting stress and anxiety – like many of our other high-quality herbal extracts.
As with other compounds, it’s a great synergist with things like valerian and chamomile, contributing to the same improvements in mood, stress, and ultimately sleep quality!
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Powder
Aloe vera is the name of a plant compound packed with antioxidants and delivers a soothing, and anti-inflammatory property to the skin.
This is a great extract for antioxidant effect, as Aloe has powerful cell-protective compounds. The powdered form is a concentrated extract of these antioxidant rich compounds, offering significant cell protection with a relatively small dose.
Cinnamomum camphor is a terpene extracted from the wood of the camphor tree.
Camphora is a powerful anti-oxidant extract, a perfect topical pain-reliever and anti-inflammatory, and even has aesthetic benefits. By reducing inflammation it can be a great way of smoothing inflamed, unhappy skin and leaving it soft and healthy.
Camphora is a great addition to many of our topical products where it synergises with other forms of anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory oils and fat-soluble vitamins.
Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil
This is a form of peppermint extract that is derived from leaves. It’s primarily important as a form of anxiolytic and anti-oxidant.
This makes it an excellent form of skin support compound where it reduces soreness, redness, and inflammation as a topical treatment. It’s also effective in reducing overall anxiety and stress levels in the diet, and potentially by smell alone – though that’s still a developing theory.
Turmeric’s content of curcumin and other powerful pigment-compounds have earned it the title “superfood”. It’s definitely deserved.
This powerful, ancient powder is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory extracts around. It’s an amazing anti-oxidant, combats low mood, supresses pain and anxiety, and may even improve your blood pressure.
You should take turmeric with black pepper for the piperine content mentioned above. This synergy is perfect for making the most of every gram.
Magnesium is an essential electrolyte that has over 300 roles in the body.
It’s one of the most important healthful supplements and too many people are magnesium-deficient. It’s both a crucial dietary and skin-health compound, where it can help improve recovery of muscles among various energy processes.
In skin it’s all about transdermal magnesium, which softens the skin and maintains a healthy chemical balance.
Vitamin K is an important but over-looked vitamin.
It’s a major player in your blood health, helping coagulation to heal wounds. It also regulates clotting in other areas, helping regulate your vascular health in a major way.
Vitamin K also controls the rate of calcium-binding to other compounds. It helps active proteins that help take calcium out of the blood and into the bones. This is a huge deal.
Get your vitamin K, especially in combination with calcium!
Vitamin D is the vitamin we could all do with more of. Most people are deficient and optimal levels are way above RDAs.
It’s a fat-soluble vitamin that improves your bone and hormonal health, contributes to regular metabolism, and maintains healthy skin and hair. You can produce some through sun-exposure, but it’s not likely to be enough.
Supplementary vitamin D is a great idea – and D3 (calciferol) is the most important and effective kind.
Glucosamine is crucial for the developing tissue in joints, cartilage. It normalises cartilage metabolism helping keep it from breaking down and further rebuilds damaged cartilage. In short, glucosamine strengthens the body’s natural repair mechanisms.
Chondroitin is a popular and effective form of bone-support nutrient. When combined with glucosamine, mentioned above, it helps support joint health and movement freedom.
Specifically, this combination can help prevent osteoporosis and the associated symptoms. In runners, for example, this kind of bone support can be really useful to deal with repetitive impacts, making it an appropriate recovery supplement for significant mileage.
Vitamin C – ascorbic acid – is an important immune system compound. It regulates your immune response to keep your body healthy and support effective white blood cell levels and function.
Not only that, but it is the vitamin most closely associated with collagen production. This is crucial for so many tissues, but specifically maintains connective tissues, bones, skin, and hair.
Vitamin C is a powerful nutrient whether taken in the diet or applied topically.
MSM – or methylsulfonylmethane – is a modest but effective anti-oxidant compound that helps protect your cells.
It also has anti-inflammatory effects which is why we pair it with other anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant nutrients. It’s specifically useful for preventing oxidative damage associated with exercise – making it a perfect companion in the nutrition of endurance athletes and enthusiasts!
MSM may even reduce muscle damage, which makes it a perfect compliment to our recovery supplements.
Leucine is the single most important amino acid when it comes to signalling for muscle proteins.
It’s the signaller for developing new muscle proteins, making it an essential part of the post-workout nutrient matrix for better results. Recovery and growth are both dependent on getting plenty of leucine – and supplementing meals with Leucine can drastically improve their effect.
Leucine is even more important in plant-based diets to make sure every meal is leucine-rich.
Valine helps contribute to enhanced energy, increased endurance, and aids in muscle tissue recovery and repair.
Isoleucine is a Branch-Chain Amino Acid (BCAA) just like Leucine.
Unlike Leucine, Isoleucine isn’t about building muscle. It’s about preventing the breakdown of muscle tissues, which make it an important dietary consideration when trying to manage weight - to make sure you’re not burning muscle tissue as fuel.
Valine is best combined with leucine and other amino acids (from dietary protein) to produce the best, wide-ranging effects.
Stevia is a form of natural sweetener that has a milder response in the body than sugar. This reduces the insulin response after consumption.
Stevia is 100% natural and derived from the leaves of the stevia plant – hence the name. It’s a form of non-nutritive sweetener, which means it provides less than 1 calorie per gram, making it a great alternative to sugar without sacrificing sweetness.
Citric acid is important for maintaining the stability and digestibility of other compounds in supplements.
It binds to less-stable, less-digestible compounds like magnesium and calcium to make them more gut-friendly. This helps maintain a healthy and stable balance in the digestive system while using supplements.
Pea protein is a plant-based protein source that offers significant Leucine content – comparable to milk proteins. It’s also rich in all EAAs except for methionine.
Pea is a great form of EAA-rich protein for plant-based diets, especially when combine with a methionine-rich diet. Pea protein also has a great insulin profile after exercise, with a fast but more sustained protein release than something like whey.
This is perfect for consistent protein synthesis and maintaining protein levels consistently.
Hemp protein is a plant-based, vegan protein deriving from the hemp plant. It is also a natural source of 20 amino acids, including all 9 essential amino acids such as leucine which is vital in muscle growth and recovery. Hemp protein is super easy to digest with a study finding that protein in hemp seed meal, like that used in hemp protein powder, maintains a digestibility rate of 90.8% - 97.5%...which is great.
Hemp protein is also incredibly sustainable and has a very low impact on the environment.
Rice protein is a near-complete form of plant protein, containing all the essential amino acids but with a slightly lower Lysine count.
It offers high levels of Leucine, specifically, which makes it a great form of muscle recovery supplement. It’s also easily blended with other forms of plant protein effectively, especially pea, and offers a medium absorption speed. It’s richer in methionine than many other plant proteins.
Rice proteins are also a healthy probiotic, supporting better digestion and gut health. They’re specifically useful for people on plant-based diets or who respond badly to dairy proteins.
This is a simple form of binding gum we use to make sure our products are conveniently bound together, portable, and suitable for storage.
It’s a mostly-inert compound that stabilises the texture of our nutrients. It’s a completely harmless, safe, naturally-derived powder made from Guar beans. It makes sure our products are safe, clean, and easy to use!