By: Dr. Minchul An, PharmD
I'm Dr. Min An, a practicing pharmacist specializing in CBD pharmacology.
As a pharmacist, I've worked with many patients with many different conditions, and I'm now studying CBD pharmacology. I'm extremely careful about what I put in my body, and also what I recommend for people to use.
I tend to recommend Bace to my patients, especially those who are new to hemp. I do this because Bace products are the only ones that allow you to find the right dose that will work for you.
This is extremely important when it comes to hemp therapy. Because it's so personalized and individualized you really need to start low and go slow.
These are my must haves for any CBD product I use:
Generally speaking, it's best for your CBD to have a solventless extraction or use CO2 and Ethanol. Whatever method you use, you want to make sure that there are a lot of minor compounds to help the ensure safe methods of extraction, but they strip out a lot of minor compounds that help the oil be more effective via the entourage effect. There are different kinds of solventless extractions (think about the way you steep tea, but with added pressure) and any kind will due. By not adding any chemicals in, you also don't have to worry about needing to take the chemicals out after the extraction.
Rich Plant Profile:
I prefer oils to be full-spectrum. This means the oil should contain CBD, minor compounds, terpenes from the hemp plant, as well as trace THC (less than .3%).
- Accurate Dosing Mechanism:
There is no one size fits all when dosing for CBD. That means that charts depicting higher strengths for pain, or lower strengths for stress are not 100% accurate, and don't reflect the way that CBD effects peoples' individual bodies. The best way to find the right strength is to start low and go slow. Bace created the Discovery Pack to help you do just that. Start with 10mg, and increase slowly by following the day-by-day packets.
I like Bace because I believe in their process and the integrity of their product. I talk more about the things I like (and don't like) on twitter. Let me know your thoughts and questions!