This innovative approach to CBD combines The Original Alternative's 16.4% whole-plant CBD extract with a water-soluble carrier. The result is a 4% CBD/CBDa concentration that can be easily added to food or drink and placed straight under your tongue with no oily texture. The 10ml bottle contains 400mg of CBD and CBDa extract blended with:
Each 10ml bottle comes with a pump that can deliver 8mg of CBD/CBDa in 0.2ml of liquid. The pump provides each measure in one smooth action and stops you from having to count out drops. The CBDa present in the extract is the acidic precursor to CBD and can also be found in raw hemp flowers.
Water soluble CBD is a recently developed method of mixing CBD extract into water. Cannabinoids are usually fat-soluble, with molecules that dissolve easily into fatty substances like oils. To make them water soluble, manufacturers use emulsifiers or soundwaves to break them apart into microscopic nanoparticles.
Once in these tiny pieces, water molecules can fit between them, allowing them to dissolve in water effectively. The water-soluble CBD can then pass straight across your gut wall into your blood without needing to be first digested by bile and pancreatic juices.
Next, it passes through your liver where some of the molecules are broken down. Although this does reduce the concentration of the cannabinoids, it’s less than with oils, because it was able to pass straight into your blood.
This type of CBD can be used in water-based products like foods and drinks without the need for a carrier oil. Because the finished product is thinner than most oils, it is ideal for use in sprays or pumps. It's also likely that water soluble CBD increases the amount of the active ingredient to reach your blood, but, as yet, there is no conclusive research to suggest by how much.
To make the extract, The Original Alternative use only the buds and flowers of organically grown, hybrid hemp plants. The term ‘hybrid’ indicates that the Purple Edition has the characteristics of both Indica and Sativa hemp varieties. Different types of hemp have different combinations of cannabinoids and terpenes. This particular hybrid is Indica-dominant: approximately Indica 70% / Sativa 30%.
The full-spectrum paste which adds the active ingredients to the liquid also contains other cannabinoids alongside CBD and CBDa. This combination of natural plant chemicals and nutrients allows contributes to what is known as the entourage effect.
The cannabinoids detected in the lab analysis include:
The Purple Plus Edition also contains trace amounts of:
The Original Alternative CBD products are also available in the following varieties:
If you’re looking for high-quality, certified organic CBD oil we also offer:
Known as the oldest producer of cannabis extracts in the UK, The Original Alternative, started life in a small one-car garage. Initially known as the CBD Brothers, they aimed to create small amounts of oils and lotions for use by their family and neighbours. As their products became popular, they found that they needed more space. Now they are located in a purpose-built, off-grid facility in Suffolk.
Unlike other CBD brands, with the Original Alternative, you can also choose from oils made with Indica, Sativa or hybrid hemp strains. Each has a different balance of cannabinoids and terpenes, giving you a greater choice over its effects. Their hemp is grown organically on small farms in Guernsey with no pesticides or artificial fertilisers. Plants grown to produce the White, Red and Black Editions are grown under lights, and those that go into the Green, Blue and Purple Editions are grown outside in the sunlight until they are ready to be handpicked and hung dry.
To ensure they only produce products of the highest quality, The Original Alternative uses CO2 extraction under low heat and low-pressure conditions. The resulting extracts contain a rich mix of cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and essential fatty acids. They are the first to admit that the nature of natural extracts means there may be inconsistencies in the products, but with the use of third-party lab testing, they maintain impressive standards. The analysis is administered by two independent companies who use state of the art high pressured liquid chromatography (HPLC) machines to detect the contents of each sample.
Water, vegetable glycerine, cannabis extract, triglycerides, Curcuma Longa extract, terpenes.
We suggest starting with the amount recommended above during the first week. You can increase this by up to 50% each consecutive week until you find the right amount for you.
Because it provides an extra boost of cannabinoids, CBD tea is a very good complement and synergises very well with this CBD Brothers water-soluble extract.
This product is sold as a food supplement. It is not intended to assist with the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, or cure of any disease, ailment or medical condition. Any product statements provided on this site are for information only and do not constitute medical advice. Read our full legal disclaimer for more information.
All orders placed before 12:30pm are dispatched the same day Monday through Friday. All orders are insured and delivery is guaranteed.
Parcels are dispatched from our certified organic warehouse in Northampton in discreet and secure packaging.
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Once shipped we will e-mail a Royal Mail tracking number. This will go live once scanned at their delivery centre and you can then monitor your parcel.
We’ve been using Royal Mail services since 2016 and it tends to be a very reliable and efficient service. We guarantee that you will receive your parcel – normally within the estimated times - but during busy periods, like Easter and Christmas holidays, or if you live in a remote location, parcels can take a little longer.
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Order as normal and we’ll get in touch with you and provide the necessary details to make the bank transfer. This email is not automatic so it may take a little while before you receive it (check your junk box in case it lands there). As soon as the payment clears, your order will be processed and dispatched.
PayPal and Amazon Pay are governed by US Federal Law and do not accept CBD oil payments so, we are unable to offer this payment method.
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Super fast delivery. This was my first ever CBD product purchased, the taste is a little bold but you do get used to it. The bottle leaks if you lie it down so ensure it is stored standing up. Overall it’s made a big difference in pain management and moods. I’ve already purchased a stronger dose of oil so I can increase over time.
Dear Sasha, thank you very much for your review. We advice people that once opened, bottles need to be kept in an upright position to avoid leakage. I would suggest taking your daily dose in the morning and in the evening (before breakfast and before dinner). Because CBD is fat soluble, taking your dose with a meal increases its absorption and this way, also, the 'hempy' taste won't linger. If you would like to try a stronger product in the future, I would recommend our 10% oil by CBD Ultra. Best wishes from for the Ageless team
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