You may have noticed me mention Savage Cabbage in recent articles, as they are the UK seller of Charlotte’s Web CBD oil, one of the biggest products in the industry that you couldn’t previously get here in the UK.
However, Savage Cabbage have also introduced their own product range of CBD oils at a variety of different strengths.
Per Ml Measurement
The conventional metric you will see when you order a CBD oil is to see the quantity of CBD in the tincture, e.g. 500mg, 1,000mg etc.
However, Savage Cabbage have taken a different approach, instead highlighting the MG per 1ml of liquid.
This makes it much more logical for the end user when they’re trying to work out how much they should be taking, as it can differ based on the strength and size of the tincture, so the maths has been removed with this approach.
What Strength Do They Offer?
I’m reviewing the 50mg per ml option, however they also have a 25mg and a 100mg per ml version. For each of these, you can also pick between a 30ml tincture or a 60ml tincture, while you can benefit from the economies of scale if you opt for the larger tincture.
The product I’ve been sent is 30ml, meaning it contains 1,500mg in the full tincture.
What Carrier Oil Do They Use?
The have opted for organic cold pressed olive oil as the carrier oil in all the Savage Cabbage CBD oil’s.
Olive oil is a common option both with CBD and with aromatherapy, while it has added benefits beyond the obvious bioavailability it provides, such as the presence of healthy monounsaturated fats, which can help your heart, while olive oil has also been shown to reduce inflammation and blood pressure.
Measurements On Dropper
Not everyone needs a full 50mg 1ml dropper, so then how do you go about measuring smaller quantities? Fortunately, the dropper has markings (0.25, 0.5, 0.75 and 1ml) making it easier to take the amount that you personally require.
I’m convinced markings on droppers will become an industry standard in a few years, but at the moment it oddly doesn’t seem to be, with 90% of CBD oil’s not having a marker on the dropper, resulting in an element of guesswork with dosages.
Checking The Lab Report
Savage Cabbage publish every products lab reports on their website, however it wasn’t instantly easy to find. In the footer, under ‘help & information’, they have a link called ‘COA’, click that and it will take you through to the Certificates of Analysis.
If you’ve already ordered and you want to check it up, you will see a batch code on the base of the bottle, which you can then match up with the lab report, to ensure it is a test based on the batch you’re ordering from.
In each 1ml dropper, the CBD oil I have will provide 50mg of CBD (53mg in the lab, so nicely above), but being a full spectrum oil, you will also find a number of other cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes present, helping with the beautiful phenomenon known as the entourage effect.
Along with CBD, the 1ml dropper contains 3mg of CBC, 2.3mg of CBN, 1.9mg of CBG and 1.5mg of THC. This means you actually get around 62mg of cannabinoids in each 1ml serving.
But reading through a lab report isn’t just about checking which cannabinoids are present, it’s also imperative to make sure it is grown organically in a safe environment, meaning there shouldn’t be any heavy metals, mycotoxins, pesticides, microbials or residual solvents, of which this came out clear.
To run a test for these other toxins costs extra on the lab report, so many brands leave this out, but I strongly push them to get this checked to ensure quality for their customers. I’m happy to see Savage Cabbage have done so, with each test getting a pass.
Where Can I Buy This From?
You can order the Savage Cabbage hemp extract CBD oil from their website for £59.99 for the 30ml option, or £99.99 for the 60ml tincture. You can also get 10% off with the discount code ‘CBDSLOTH’.