If you’ve ever tried CBD oil in the past, chances are you were put off by the taste. Some of the words people use to describe it are grassy, earthy, bitter, musky – none of which sound particularly appealing do they?
Unfortunately, this is a common experience which people have, all thanks to a majority of CBD oils that are available on the market. We really hope it hasn’t put you off wanting to claim your health back by trying our high-quality products.
It may be that you were so eager to get the health benefits, despite the bad taste, that you decided to add the CBD oil to food or even mix it into a smoothie to help to mask that gag factor? Unfortunately, this doesn’t work.
You are not alone if you have tried this, but did you know when CBD oil is mixed in with other foods or a drink, once in your stomach, your body will only absorb around 50% of it? So, although you might not be able to taste it, you won’t be getting the full health benefits either.
There is some good news!
Life Spark CBD oil tastes good! Honestly, it really does. Don’t just take our word for it though, there are several strong scientific reasons why the quality of our product makes it taste so much better, which we thought you might like to know about.
1. Our oil contains no waxes or chlorophyll
The chemical that makes most CBD oils taste bitter is chlorophyll – which is a naturally occurring chemical found in all plants and gives them their green colour. Many CBD oils still contain chlorophyll which yields an unpleasant taste.
However, our specialist Supercritical CO2 Extraction processes mean that when we extract the CBD and all the other healing cannabis attributes, we are also able to remove the waxes and chlorophyll and with it, that bitter grassy taste which so many people complain about.
2. We preserve all the terpenes
That’s not the main reason Life Spark CBD oil tastes better than most. The key difference is down to other compounds found naturally in plants, called terpenes. You have probably never heard of these before, but you will definitely have experienced them.
If you wear perfume, these are made up from terpenes from flowers. If you have ever enjoyed the scent of an orange, or the smell of rosemary or lavender, these are all down to terpenes which are the compounds that give plants their scent.
They have an important role within the plant which is to help attract the insects which will support their pollination, while also helping to repel potential attacks from other insects or animals that might want to eat the plants. They can also help to protect the plant, supporting its system to recover if it is damaged, and helping it to fight off any infections. Terpenes also affect how plants taste and have been shown to have wellbeing benefits for humans as well.
There is a whole industry out there using isolated terpenes to develop the smells and flavours of many products including perfumes, toiletries and some food products as well, so you can see how important they are.
So, what does that have to do with how Life Spark CBD oil tastes?
Terpenes give plants their aromatic features, and when CBD oil is extracted from the plants, in most circumstances, the extraction process is quite harsh, and all of these lovely terpenes are removed.
So, most CBD oils, not only still have the bitter-tasting chlorophyll in them, they also have had the positive aroma and taste from the terpenes – not to mention the added health benefits – taken out of the product before you try it.
Imagine smooth tasting CBD oil offering you health and wellbeing and even enjoyment in the taking of it…all thanks to having a diverse terpene profile and no chlorophyll. This is only part of the story.
Terpenes don’t just improve the taste, they bring their own benefits
The terpenes used in Life Spark CBD Oil add extra healing power to support your body to fight inflammation, stress, anxiety, pain, preventing seizures, relaxing the muscles, taking care of your heart health and many, many more!
Terpene-rich CBD oil is the only way to go! Here, you can see all the terpenes which feature in Life Spark CBD’s oil and the wellbeing benefits which they can support:
- Caryophyllene – Reducing inflammation, pain, preventing seizures, decreasing plaque build-up in the arteries
- Myrcene – Blocking the cancer-causing effects, inflammation, supports healthy sleep cycles, acts as a muscle relaxant
- Beta-Sitosterol – Lowering cholesterol levels, improving symptoms of an enlarged prostate
- Terpinolene – Relaxing and sedative properties
- Alpha Pinene – Arthritis, Crohn’s disease, Multiple sclerosis
- Beta Pinene – Acts as a bronchodilator – helps with asthma, and bronchitis, anti-inflammatory properties
- Limonene – Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-stress, disease-preventing properties
- Linalool – Anti-inflammatory, pain reducer, anti-epileptic properties, stress reducer, sedative
- Humulene – Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, appetite suppressant
- Bisabolol– Anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, analgesic
- Valencene – Anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator, promotes cognitive function, helps with alertness
- Borneol – Anxiety, stress, inflammation, pain, heart disease
- Delta-3-Carene – Comfort, Focus
Making our oil taste better makes it easier for you to use regularly, but that’s just one of the added bonuses of using Life Spark CBD. Good tasting CBD Oil supports you to be precise in your dosing and to take CBD regularly. Dr Hindocha says, “We know that the beneficial effects of CBD usually come from building up levels of it in the body.” For more significant health issues, the benefits can sometimes take months to be fully realised.” The terpenes enhance the health benefits of the oil, every time you use it, and that has to be the key factor alongside the taste issue.
So just how do we preserve those terpenes for you?
It takes a very sophisticated extraction method, to take the oil from the plants, without destroying the delicate terpenes and all the health-giving phytonutrients, but luckily, we have mastered exactly how to do that for you, meaning we can give you all the health benefits of CBD oil with a very easy and pleasant taste.
In fact, we are so proud of the way we extract our oil, we’ve dedicated a whole blog to it, which you can read here, but if you don’t have time to read all that, here are some of the key points which explain why our method helps our oil taste so much nicer:
There are 4 popular CBD extraction methods to produce CBD products from the Cannabis and Hemp plants:
- Supercritical CO2 Extraction
- Steam Distillation
- Hydrocarbon Solvent Extraction
- Natural Solvent Extraction
In all aspects that concern your health, Supercritical CO2 extraction is known as the most superior of all these CBD extraction methods. This is the extraction method that is used for organically grown Life Spark CBD oil.
CO2 extraction is the most efficient method to achieve the purest form of extracted CBD oil with close to 100% cannabinoid extraction. This is unmatched by any other method.
CO2 is as natural an element as they come, being part of the air, we breathe and produced by our own bodies. The entire process leaves no harmful solvents behind with the final product of the hemp extract remaining closest to its original and natural form.
Being selective with the CBD oil extraction, also allows for the removal of the THC concentration, the part that gets one high, so the finished Life Spark CBD products have 0.0% THC.
Amazingly, while extracting undesirable compounds, all the desired compounds such as cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes are preserved. Life Spark CBD is 0.0% THC, with a fantastic taste experience contributing to the best health result possible.
But that’s not all – we have another great-tasting ingredient in our CBD Oils
So now you know that we only use the best, organically grown plants, as well as the best and most natural extraction method to ensure that our CBD oil is of the highest quality, and that our oil has a great full flavour which is in part due to the terpenes.
However, what we haven’t told you is that we also add a carrier oil called MCT to our Life Spark CBD Oils. MCT comes solely from coconuts and stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides which provide a ‘natural fuel’ for the body and brain and has some serious science to back it up.
The MCT we use is sustainably sourced and cruelty-free – we love this. It is primarily made up of C8 and C10, which are the very healthiest of the medium-chain triglycerides, because they are more rapidly broken down and absorbed into the body.
Does MCT also have any added health benefits?
MCT is classified as a food supplement and is often used to support sports performance, clear thinking and important bodily functions for general health. MCT can help with weight loss by boosting your metabolism, improving your energy levels and giving you some extra brain food. The key benefit to MCTs instead of other fats is your body converts them to ketones as an energy source and doesn’t store them as fat. Life Spark only uses Organic MCT in its Oils, Soft Gels and Body Salve.
Are you willing to take the leap and have a great tasting CBD Oil now?
As you know, our ambition at Life Spark CBD is to help you be you again and our products deliver the health results people are aiming for. We want you to feel comfortable in your body again, not living with aches and pains, anxiety or sleepless nights.
So, it will reassure you to know all the ingredients are combined to create our Organically-grown Life Spark CBD Oil, including the terpenes and the organic MCT coconut oil – creating a synergistic healing effect where the sum is greater than the whole.
We hope that this quick journey through taste, terpenes, and the methods we use to bring you the purest and best-tasting CBD oil out there has helped to encourage you to try our products, especially if that grassy, bitter taste put you off in the past.
If you are sitting at home reading this, thinking I want to feel better, I’m fed up with my health bumps stopping me from doing what I want to do in life, then please don’t let fear of what the product will taste like get in the way of that.
With Life Spark CBD we bring you the feel-good health factor and the wow taste factor in one pure bottle of the finest CBD your will find in the UK. Savour every little healthy drop.
Be You Again!