At HO KARAN, some of our treatments are with “Broad Spectrum” CBD: Libertine Oil, truffles, 5% Antidote and 10% Absolute Antidote. But what does “broad spectrum” actually mean, and what are its effects? We enlighten you.
Hemp, also called cannabis, and its flagship molecule CBD (legal in France), has been our raison d'être since 2015. Oil, infusion, balm, lubricant, serums… You find CBD in many of our treatments for his anti-inflammatory, anti-seborrheic, antioxidant and nutritive properties. And recently, it is more particularly Broad Spectrum CBD that we inject into our novelties: theLibertine Oil, raw cocoa truffles,Antidote 5%, our well-being oil inside & out, and the new version even more concentrated, Absolute Antidote 10%.
What is CBD Broad Spectrum?
Everything depends on the extraction of the molecule from hemp. In “broad spectrum” or “Broad Spectrum”, the CBD molecule is extracted with other molecules present in the plant (including THC, illegal in France above 0.3% which is completely removed afterwards): these are called cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids in particular. And the latter, thanks to what we call “The entourage effect”, work in synergy to make CBD even more effective, in a natural way.
Why CBD Broad Spectrum 5%?
Because it is the natural concentration of cannabinoids in the cannabis flower (European variety). On the market, we sometimes see CBD oil at 20%, 30%, sometimes 40%... It is possible, by adding isolate. But, less bioavailable - therefore less well assimilated - by the body. At HO KARAN, we prefer politics of less but better. And the natural Broad Spectrum CBD (without isolate) is the most effective when ingested, because it allows the Entourage effect, that is to say the synergy of all the cannabinoids. This is why we have developed with our expert extractor, a 5% broad spectrum CBD, which we concentrate twice to obtain 2% in the case of the Antidote 10%.
Why not have injected CBD Broad Spectrum since our beginnings, in 2015?
For a question of legislation. If you followed our big show “The 420 Show” on the occasion of World Cannabis Day in 2021 (to see again here) with expert guests from all over France, you more or less know where we are today. Things are moving slowly, but surely!
Before working in Broad Spectrum, we worked in isolate. That is, only purified CBD was extracted from the plant (not the other molecules).
Where it gets complicated: European legislation in cosmetics is very different from that concerning food. Because if a product interferes (such as Antidote, a in & out to use on the skin and / or to swallow), it must meet these two criteria! So far, COSING (the European database of cosmetic ingredients) has recommended the isolate. Why ? Because the total absence of regulations on cannabinoids did not allow us to know if we could inject cannabinoids other than CBD. With the Kanavape affair (we are talking about here), and the free movement of goods, we now know that all non-psychotropic cannabinoids can be marketed (therefore CBG and CBC, which are found in significant quantities in the CBD Broad Spectrum).
Please note: for now, we are continuing to work with isolate for skin care, because today no study shows that Broad Spectrum is more effective (than isolate) on the skin. On these specific treatments, the isolate allows great precision in the formulation in terms of respect for the galenic, and sensoriality. But this may change in the years to come depending on scientific studies and legislation. As you will have understood, it is impossible to get bored when working with hemp (and its thousand and one possibilities!)
It is one of our best sellers, enriched with 5% CBD, with a double use:
Used in sublingual oil, via a few drops under the tongue or in drink recipes for example, it is known to have benefits for the body and mind (relieves anxiety, reduces insomnia, soothes muscular, menstrual or chronic pain ...).
Used on the skin as a serum or an oil, it regenerates the skin, fights against acne...
Question of taste, unlike most CBD oils on the market, the Antidote has a slight taste of frangipane, it is thanks to the plum oil in our formula which softens the bitterness of the CBD.
Ideal for beginners in CBD or light problem areas.
Our first edible lubricating oil, where we also find the entourage effect (between 89,9% CBD but also 5% CBG, CBC…).
The formulation, natural and vegan (like our entire range) allows a smooth rise in excitement and soothes feelings of friction.
Can be ingested, used on the mucous membranes or on the skin as a massage oil.
This is the most powerful of our CBD treatments!
It is used exactly the same way as Antidote 5% (to be ingested or applied to the skin). Except that with twice as much CBD, the benefits are multiplied by 2!
A little novelty in terms of taste: plum oil is enhanced with a note of sweet mint for even more pleasure.
The good alternative if you have already used CBD, or if your problems, which are a little more severe, require a high dosage. (insomnia, stress, pain, skin problems...)
Bites of infinite tenderness that are both healthy and delicious!
Made in partnership with the exceptional, raw and organic Carrés Sauvages chocolates, our truffles bring you comfort and well-being - each of them has 10mg of CBD (the equivalent of 4 drops), but full of good nutrients (magnesium, proteins, omega 3, collagen...) for the skin and the mind!