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Why place CBD Oil under your tongue?

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So, you’re wondering why you should place CBD oil under your tongue? This is a very good question! Many medicines are taken under the tongue, or ‘sublingual’ as the technical term is, and the shortest answer is because the complex make up of the tongue as an organ and the surrounding membranes will allow any medicine or health-giving addition to be absorbed far quicker. Quite often, less quantity is needed as well.

However, and more importantly for some, people can struggle to take pills of any description for pain relief, anxiety, sleeplessness etc. CBD Oil is a great way to get faster relief from your troubles. The mere thought of swallowing a tablet is enough to put you off taking them, and certainly enough to cause a ‘gag reaction’. Others may have an illness that prevents them from swallowing pills easily.

So, exactly why does it work faster?

It’s to do with the absorption of the CBD Oil. The underside of your tongue is composed of mucous membranes and hundreds of capillaries (small blood vessels). Placing CBD oil under your tongue enables the CBD Oil to be absorbed into the bloodstream at a much faster rate. It also ‘bypasses’ the digestive system, cutting down on the harsh gastric process that occurs when food is digested.

CBD Oil should not affect your digestive system at all, but faster absorption means a more rapid process to obtain the benefits of the oil and calm any anxiety or other nervous disorders that you may be suffering from. Taking it this way will also relieve any aches and pains quicker than by swallowing a pill. It really is a beneficial way of taking CBD Oil.

How long should it be held for?

Calm Recovery recommend 60-90 seconds to hold their CBD Oil – this way absorption should be at its most effective. However, everyone is different, and it can work faster on varying individuals, just like any remedial substance. You may have to try different lengths of time, but try the 60-90 second method first until you find out if you need a little longer, or shorter timespan.

It’s also a great idea to ‘chill out’ once you have placed it under your tongue for the first time. Don’t hunch up your shoulders, try not to panic (there is no need!), just stay happy and calm – 60 seconds is not a long time to feel the consequent calming effect when it begins to absorb.

How long does it really take to work?

The same applies here – different people have different speeds of reaction. For most it can be expected to take less than 30 minutes, but for others it can be a longer process. Placing CBD oil under your tongue is far more effective than swallowing it or any other CBD product, however tasty it may be. The most important thing to realise it that a greater quantity of the properties of the oil are absorbed, with as much as 35% of it reaching your bloodstream, as opposed to only around 4-5%, if it has to pass through the liver before reaching the bloodstream for dispersal. Other foodstuffs such as fat, will delay any process through the liver and consequently reduce the effectiveness of CBD.

Calm Recoverys’ CBD Oil is one of the most effective on the market, and we would recommend the sublingual method every time for maximum benefit and faster results.

Worried about the taste?

Worry not! Calm Recoverys’ Calm Drops™ come in a handy 500ml drop dispenser for ease of use – but best of all, our premium CBD Oil Tincture has a delicate orange flavour to make it all much more palatable to those who struggle with taste. Placing CBD oil under your tongue is so much easier to take and administer wherever you are in a crowded room, your car, or on public transport. Discreet and easy to use in seconds.

If you are still a little concerned, why not try our CBD Gummies? A delicious fruit flavoured sweet to pop in your mouth, straight from your handbag or pocket. Chewing on these will release the flavours and the beneficial effects, and you can control how long you leave them in your mouth for absorption, before swallowing.

Look out for our ‘bumper offer’ of both gummies and drops (link) for the best of all.

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More Of The UK Population Are Turning To CBD Oil To Treat Anxiety

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Are people using CBD for anxiety?

Yes, it’s true – people are finding comfort and relief from chronic anxiety by using a few drops of CBD Oil. Sales have all but doubled between 2018/2019, and currently show no signs of slowing down. London has the highest popularity rating of the whole of the UK.
CBD is now used in many health and beauty products throughout the world and celebrity endorsements abound. You could arguably say it’s ‘trendy’, but there is far more to CBD and CBD Oil than anyone ever imagined. Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Aniston and Kim Kardashian are just a few of the well known celebs who include it in their daily health routine.

CBD oil is recommended for treating various illnesses both bodily and mentally. Anxiety is rife in the UK due to the pace of life that we all lead in current times. However, there is a word of warning – not all CBD products are gold standard, but we are proud to say that Calm Recoverys’ CBD Oil is of premium quality.

Aches and pains are one thing, but anxiety can be just as crippling to our mental health, as can depression and other stress-related illnesses. A high quality oil can take the edge off neurological problems such as agitation, nervousness, anxiety and depression, but it is not a cure for other disorders such as Alzheimers or dementia – there have been no proven research studies long term into this much bandied around suggestion. It may alleviate associated symptoms, but it is certainly not a cure.

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How do you know that Calm Recoverys’ CBD Oil is safe?

We use the finest and most tested method of extraction called Co2, to ensure our CBD Oil is a top quality product. This method of extraction carries a gold standard rating. Once extracted from the plant, it is as pure as possible, containing only 0.0005% of THC which is the psychoactive component – in fact, oils for sale in the UK must have a THC content of less than 0.01% – you can see that our product is considerably safer.

Our CBD Oil is certified lab tested for content and quality, with our reassurance that every batch is scrutinised thoroughly and reports issued to us. If you need any further information or advice, we will be happy to help.

Worried about the taste?

If you have never tried CBD Oil before, fear not! The carrier oil used in Calm Recovery CBD Oil is known as MCT, which is both clear and odourless. The only taste you will experience is that of our added orange flavour, which is pleasant on the tastebuds, unlike some other oils on the market. When held under the tongue for a minute, it provides a really pleasant customer experience, which we feel is important to both you and us.
Even if you don’t want to hold the oil under your tongue, you could always try our delicious CBD Gummies, which provide a sweet treat at any time of the day. Easy to carry around in your pocket or bag, this pack of multi-flavoured sweets (link to gummies product page) could be the answer for you. Chewy and yummy, and shaped like cute bears! Pop into your mouth to ease your anxiety whenever you feel the need.

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Can CBD Oil really help my anxiety?

Looking at case studies, many people swear that by using CBD Oil you can get relief from nervous disorders. Like any other products, research and clinical trials are perpetually ongoing, but so far this claim has been validated by thousands and thousands of happy customers who have undergone serious anxiety and depression.

Please remember that CBD Oil can also be taken as an aid to restful sleep. Anxiety is often accentuated in people with poor sleeping patterns, so it’s certainly worth a try.
CBD Oil has a multitude of uses, not just as a relief from anxiety.

One of our Brand Ambassadors is Luther Clay, a fast, up and coming young boxer who has a record now of 13-1 successful fights. Luther is sure that using CBD Oil in his regime aids his rest and recovery period. This is surely an indictement as to how good our oil is. Other sports stars such as Megan Rapinoe (Women’s Football Player of the Year) agrees with the rest and recovery aspect after a long hard match.

If you have any doubts, talk to your GP or medical practitioner. The majority are now fully aware of the beneficial properties of CBD Oil.

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White Label CBD Coffee vs. Wholesale CBD Coffee

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If you are launching your own coffee brand, you’ll have many decisions to make. Undoubtedly the most important of these is the coffee that you use.

You’ll be faced with two primary choices. You can make use of an established brand, and trade in on success that has already been established. There is a reason that many businesses franchise a coffee chain, such as Starbucks or Costa, in their property. Customers recognise and trust these brands. Along with popular home brands such as Taylors, you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to importing wholesale coffee beans for your brand.

For us, most importantly from your perspective is the ability to forge your own identity by creating a unique White Label coffee brand. There is no shortage of suppliers willing to provide such a service. This means that what you lack in immediate brand awareness can be made up in bespoke branding of your product. There are pros and cons to both approaches, so let’s assess each option in turn.

If you are considering wholesale or white label, don’t forget that we offer a range of products to fit your needs. Calm Recovery supplies the UK with all of the White Label CBD Coffee options that will suit your requirements.

Wholesale CBD Coffee

Everybody has a preferred brand of coffee while shopping in the supermarket, and most of us will gravitate to one high street chain over another while taking a break from shopping. This means that you can cash in on familiarity if you so choose – although, naturally, you risk potentially alienating customers that retain loyalty to a rival!

With a CBD wholesale brand, such as Calm Recovery, you can also set the mind of ethical customers at rest. We feel that we stand apart from other brands, and with the ability to allow you to put your own stamp on our finest coffee. Established brands have established their eco-friendly credentials, and your customers will be assured that your coffee is organic and fair trade. This could be the difference between attracting business and not in the early days. Customers with strong views, allergies or other dietary requirements may prefer to take a, “better the devil you know” approach.

Calm Recovery’s CBD Wholesale service can be very cost-effective in the short-term. With most wholesalers, you’ll need to order in huge bulk, and you’ll be supplied for quite some time with no further work required. But when you are just starting out, you may not have the budget or resources available to cater for this. We have a very low minimum order quantity, meaning your CBD coffee business can be up and running with little risk.

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White Label Coffee

‘White Label’ is a term that originated within the music industry. It was used to describe records that were not available on general sale, used exclusively by DJs. The name came from the generic, blank label that adorned the vinyl. Don’t mistake white labelling for private labelling – they are different business practices.

The food industry has now embraced the concept of white label packaging. In essence, you will be creating your own brand. You’ll still be importing your coffee beans from an established wholesaler. You will not be able to amend the ingredients of the beans, or request changes to the production process. You can, however, market the coffee as your own invention. Nobody will ever know the source of your supply, but when you make your first order, you will know by quality and taste that Calm Recovery offer the best CBD White Label UK choices – you only need to try us.

White label products can be an indispensable marketing tool. Given time, you could build a following to rival the aforementioned high street chains. Once you establish a loyal audience, your coffee can become a by-word for quality and taste. Naturally, though, there will be costs involved at the beginning of your journey.

You will need to invest in experienced graphic designers and marketers to create and promote your packaging. You may also find that it takes a while to gain the following that you crave. We live in a fast-paced world and many people crave convenience. Taking a chance on a new brand can be seen as a risk. If you can convince people to give your coffee a try, however, the rewards can be substantial.

So, which is Best?

Honestly, there is no hard and fast rule as to which approach is best. Every business has different needs, so you will need to make a judgment call based on your own circumstances.

If you are keen to build a loyal customer base and have limited experience, it may be best to begin with a wholesale brand. There is nothing to say that this needs to be a permanent approach, though. As you gain experience and expertise, a bespoke white label brand becomes increasingly appealing.

Of course, by teaming up with Calm Recovery you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Part of our offering is wholesale coffee beans, and we have spent years fine-tuning the taste of our produce to achieve perfection. Should you choose us as your supplier, you’ll have the choice of a range of flavours. It’s up to you if you’d like to infuse your coffee with CBD oil. We think it’s a great move, but we’re probably biased.

Calm Recovery can also help your white label products if that’s a choice you make, though. Our talented and dedicated in-house designer will always be happy to help in any way. Working together, we can grow your business and help you achieve everything that you’re capable of, whether you choose white label or wholesale coffee based products in the UK.

If you’d like to know anything more about Calm Recovery’s CBD Wholesale, or our CBD White Label UK and what we offer, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Can CBD make you happier?

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Lets find out…

CBD is the new health poster child. Except this is one that’s here to stay. CBD has seen a massive surge in the market recently with its value expected to reach £1 billion by 2025.

But why is this?

It has been proven to not only benefit a healthy lifestyle and contribute to overall wellbeing in a plethora of ways, but a large number of people have reported feeling lighter, happier and more open to the joys of day to day life – all thanks to CBD.

These amazing benefits have been linked to the effect that CBD has on serotonin receptors.

Studies have shown that, with consistent daily use, individuals have been able to effectively manage stress levels and sleep better – two of the main catalysts of steady mental wellbeing.

Pain-relief and anti-inflammatory properties are just a few of the other miracles that CBD is capable of too. It’s no mystery that combatting these problems helps us to feel more content, sprightly and happier in general.

According to research undertaken in 2014, CBD can also be used as an alternative treatment for depression. An important factor in managing depression is to maintain healthy serotonin levels. Healthy serotonin can impact a number of functions in the body as well as inducing feelings of happiness and well-being when at normal levels.

While managing mood is something that we all know we should be doing, often it seems to have dropped to the bottom of our list.

Let’s get stuck into some ways that CBD can reverse that.

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CBD and a Calmer Mind

Day to day life is filled with stresses, woes and dramas. We all have them, don’t worry.

Managing mental health should be one of our top priorities but sometimes we get too bogged down with the more practical and sometimes boring things in life. So why not try something that we can incorporate into our daily routines and habits?

It really is as simple as that.

CBD and a Healthy Lifestyle

CBD is the perfect companion for healthy lifestyle changes such as getting enough rest, exercise and mental stimulation. We can all make our lives change for the better.

Nowadays it’s not uncommon for CBD to be used in all manner of ways, even massage therapies! And with a wide range of CBD infused beverages and edibles becoming readily available, it has become even easier to make small changes every day for the betterment of our health.

CBD has been found to improve overall mood and many people are using it as a natural alternative to over-prescribed anti-depressants, which are often full to brim with chemicals we can’t even pronounce. Not to mention their appalling relapse rates, side effects and costs to the patient.

Statistics have shown that individuals supplementing with CBD daily have reported an elevated feeling in mood, a greater ability to manage stress and an increased quality of sleep.

There are also a number of articles and journals that advocate the use of CBD in order to increase libido and self-esteem. It has been proven that having a healthy sex-life and higher self-esteem can boost morale, productivity, benefit concentration and overall enjoyment of life.

There’s not many better ways to put a smile on your face than that!

So if you are feeling a bit down in the dumps and you think you’ve tried everything, maybe it’s time to reach for a more natural supplement to give you that uplifting feeling you have been longing for.

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How can you get a bit more CBD in your life?

With a wide range of CBD beverages such as coffee and hot chocolate alongside an array of tasty edibles to suit your needs, the list is infinite when it comes to getting some CBD in your life.

Whether you’re a coffee kind of guy or a chocolate kind of girl, there’s something for everyone. In our modern era, you don’t need to do the guesswork, it’s already done for you.

Whatever tickles your fancy, it’s probably available. From gluten free CBD edibles to caffeine or de-caffeinated CBD coffee, the choice yours.

While habits are often harder to break, we can just try baby steps. Small changes are all we need to make big progress. Some people think we need to change everything about our lifestyles in order to reap the best benefits but that’s just not true.

While having healthy habits can be great for us, it could just be easier to simply substitute one thing for another. Try changing your cup of Joe in the morning for one that contains CBD and go from there.

Easy.

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Is CBD coffee more effective than CBD oil?

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CBD is everywhere now. From what was once a very hush-hush product in the wings of the health world, it has blossomed into a major player, promising everything from anxiety-relief to improved athletic performance and libido.

In fact, it’s come so far that companies are infusing CBD in all manner of products. And here at the Calm Recovery, we are no different, having infused – you guessed it – coffee beans with CBD! But are these infusions better than the original?

That’s right, we’re talking CBD oil. The poster child for hemp.

Shall we see?

Let’s define effective 

So when we’re talking about which is more effective between CBD coffee and CBD oil, what exactly do we mean?

We could define effective in all sorts of ways but for the sake of this article, let’s go ahead and say effective is how efficiently the product delivers CBD’s associated health benefits and whether or not the user experiences more or less of these benefits as a direct result of the way they are taking in their CBD.

Simple enough? 

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The key difference between CBD coffee & CBD oil

The main difference between the CBD in coffee and its oily counterpart is the type of CBD used. This is where all of the other differences between the two stem from.

We can only speak for ourselves, so that’s what we’ll do.

Our CBD coffee contains water soluble CBD as opposed to the thicker oil that is used in what most people would call ‘conventional CBD’. The main benefit of water soluble CBD is that it passes into the bloodstream quicker than the oil, meaning you’ll receive a much more immediate benefit than if you were to drop some oil underneath your tongue.

When pairing this with coffee, it can be extremely effective for people who love to work out or who really need an extra jolt in the morning. Because of CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties and the stimulating effect of coffee beans (especially our organic, ethically sourced ones!), using these in conjunction can be the perfect pick me up for people who want benefits on the fly.

Compare that to your bog standard oil and you can see where the differences in effectiveness begin to arise.

Now we’re not saying that CBD oil is the Devil here, let’s just be clear on that. It has been proven time and time again to be effective and has so many applications for pretty much everyone in the world.

But that’s all relative. In the same way a Ford is a great car, when compared to a Ferrari, one is probably going to be a bit more effective at getting you from 0-60… 

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Which should you go for?

Now that’s the big question.

Listen, whether you choose to go with CBD coffee or CBD oil, you’re still going to get some amazing benefits, so don’t think this decision is life and death.

But when it comes to effectiveness – the whole point of this article – you’re probably going to want to go with the CBD coffee.

Let’s go over a quick bullet-point list of why the beans beat the oil;

  • It’s more convenient. Using a coffee cup is far easier than carrying a giant bottle of oil around all day.
  • It is quicker absorbing thanks to the water soluble CBD. You’ll feel the benefits more readily.
  • It tastes better! Guzzling a cup of Joe is always going to be far more appealing than dropping oil under your tongue and holding it there for 2 minutes. This means you’re far more likely to stick with the habit and feel long term benefits. Effective.
  • There are more potential benefits. Coffee beans themselves are anti-inflammatory, offer a boost in energy and are packed full of antioxidants, meaning you’re actually getting a fuller profile of nutrients than if you were to just consume a pipette of oil. Again, the effectiveness of these combined superfoods outweighs the former CBD poster child!

It’s quite hard to argue against a mountain of evidence like that. As impartial as we’d like to be, the two simply just don’t compare.

And don’t worry if you’re screaming at the computer that you hate coffee!

We have CBD hot chocolate (also available in a vegan recipe), CBD syrups and we’re even coming out with all sorts of CBD edibles in the not-so-distant future. These all contain the water soluble CBD that makes our coffee so effective; no need to worry about sacrificing the health benefits. Winner!

And that is that folks.

You’ve been armed with the knowledge to take the next step on your CBD journey.

It’s quite the no-brainer (in our humble opinion), so if you want to get involved with CBD coffee, a hot chocolate or even our new edibles range – head over to the Calm Recovery website and get yourself some cracking CBD deals.

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CBD’s Effects on Athletic Performance

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Did you know CBD can help improve your athletic performance?

So you may have heard how CBD is the answer to all your prayers and that taking it will make you more relaxed and less stressed about life.

Well luckily, this is true… Sort of.

CBD isn’t the answer to all your prayers, although it is a fascinating substance that is known to have calming effects, making people less stressed and anxious.

So how can the effects of this seemingly ‘relaxing’ substance really have a positive impact on athletic performance?  You might be surprised!

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How can the effects of CBD benefit athletes? 

  1. Reduces pain

When it comes to risks in sport, inflammation is top of the list. In fact, it’s almost a guarantee. Any athlete pushing their muscles to their maximum limit will experience inflammation of the muscles and it can cause discomfort, causing them to miss out on their sporting goals.

CBD is known to have anti-inflammatory effects, and is linked to being a safer option compared to over the counter drugs such as Ibuprofen.

These manufactured anti-inflammatory drugs, when used excessively are linked with strokes, heart attacks and kidney damage.  CBD is a naturally occurring substance that comes from plants, making it a more holistic solution.

  1. Speeds up recovery

As well as inflammation, a rigorous training regime results in oxidative stress.  This can cause muscle and even organ damage if allowed to go unmanaged. If not managed properly, this can seriously harm recovery time for athletes.

New research is showing that CBD may have a positive effect on oxidative stress, helping athletes to recover faster and even preform better during competition.

  1. Reduces stress and anxiety

Athletes not only put huge amounts of stress on their bodies, but also their minds.  This stress can promote anxiety and even depression if allowed to go untreated.

Studies on CBD have linked it with helping reduce the effects of stress and anxiety.  These conditions can cause a dip in motivation, resulting in an athlete not reaching their true potential.

Top performing athletes have been on record time and time again, stating that to reach the top level of any sport you have to be mentally strong as well as physically.  CBD could give you that mental edge over the competition.

  1. Can promote weight loss

Relatively new research has indicated a link between fat loss and CBD.

The human body has two types of fat cells; White cells and brown cells.  White cells lead to weight gain as they promote excess fat storage.  These can be seen as “bad”.  Brown cells on the other hand, have the ability to burn calories.  People with more brown cells in their body have been shown to have a lower BMI (body mass index).

Studies show CBD having an increase on the browning of adipose tissue, turning white cells into brown cells.

It almost seems too good to be true!

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How to get CBD into your routine

Okay, so you’re ready to start taking CBD but you don’t know how you can incorporate it into your daily life.  Luckily there are thousands of products out there that have CBD infused into them.

Take our CBD infused coffee for example.  Coffee is already part of so many people’s lives, especially athletes’! That caffeine-fuelled workout married with a dose of CBD could be the difference between reaching your personal best or missing a rep.

Don’t feel guilty with having to count those extra calories every time you want to add something sweet to your coffee. Our coffee syrups come in three delicious flavours and are also ZERO calories. Yep. ZERO calories!

We know that Coffee isn’t everyone’s cup of tea (pardon the pun…) but don’t worry because the wonder of CBD knows no limits.

We have our very own CBD infused hot chocolate (a vegan version is available too). Just think about it… after those of long dark nights after a gruelling training session, you can sit down to a nice hot cup of coco.  Or that long awaited cheat day that seems to go as soon as it comes around. The CBD hot chocolate has got it all covered.

We know that an athlete’s daily routine can be time-restricted with most of that time dedicated to mastering their craft.  That being said, here are a few other CBD products that can be adopted into virtually any routine seamlessly, by replacing regular products with the CBD version:

  • Edibles (coming soon to Calm Recovery)
  • Skincare (Moisturisers, oils and ointments)
  • Energy drinks
  • Gummies
  • Capsules

You should never leave any stone unturned when it comes to being at your absolute peak as an athlete.

Neglecting a substance as potentially beneficial as CBD may just be the reason you’re not reaching that next level.

We at Calm Recovery take pride in our CBD and want to promote this wonderful substance in the most positive way we can – by producing extremely high quality CBD infused products.

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