The first thing that jumps out to me is the stylish packaging when this product arrived. Sure, a key eye for design doesn’t automatically reflect the product quality, but I have noticed a common consistency between brands willing to put in the time making a really nice design tend to be the brands that also put the time into getting the right formula. They’re not the get-rich quick brands that produce something speedily to get it on the shelves.
So today I’ll be delving into two different strength CBD oil’s I’ve been testing by Mindful Extracts. Do let me know if you have any follow-up questions at all!
How Much CBD Do You Get?
Mindful Extracts offer three different strengths, 500mg, 1,000mg or 2,000mg. I’ve been testing out the 500mg and 2,000mg versions, which has offered me a nice balanced view of two different potency levels.
Unlike most other brands, where you will find the lab report purely on the website, Mindful Extracts actually includes this on a small piece of paper within the box sent out to you. This saves searching throughout a website for the certificate of analysis. You’ll also find the batch number on the base of the packaging, so you can find the corresponding lab report.
It might sound obvious, but the 2,000mg version worked a lot better for me, unsurprisingly, as I have built up a strong tolerance level over time, but this certainly helped me to sleep better at night! My issues around sleep are the main reason that dragged me towards CBD originally and this certainly helped during the testing period.
Outside of the presence of CBD and CBDA combined, you can also find small amounts of CBG, CBDV, CBC, CBCA and CBL.
Which Carrier Oil Do They Use?
They use cold pressed hemp oil in all of their CBD oils. If you’re unaware, ‘cold pressed’ means they don’t use any chemicals or heat in order to extract the oil, purely using mechanical purposes. So they press the hemp seeds, whereas when we look at the full spectrum hemp extract, this is gained from the stalks, leaves and flowers of the hemp plant.
One little added benefit to having hemp seed oil is the presence of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, along with some amazing antioxidants, which help to fight off free radicals.
Who Are Mindful Extracts?
Neighbours to myself, Mindful Extracts are a Brighton based brand launched in October 2019, by Nick De Haan and Donal Bourke.
A quick look over the website will tell the story of how the brand came about, as Donal suffered from a serious motorcycle accident, leaving him in constant pain. As with many others, he eventually turned to CBD, alongside meditation and mindfulness.
A couple of years later, Donal wanted to launch a CBD brand that had a truly genuine holistic approach to wellbeing.
But many brands can claim these things, so I always try to dig into what they actively do to make a difference. I was very happy to see the brand pays for a tree to be planted in the Indonesian rainforest for each sale they make.
Where Can I Purchase This From?
You can order yourself the 5% CBD oil for £36.99, or alternatively the 2,000mg CBD oil for £99.99 from their website. They also offer free delivery on orders over £40. Therefore, if you’ve opted for the cheaper CBD oil, you could take a quick look at their CBD bath bombs as a way to get over the £40 threshold.