Viviana Falck first began to use Cannabidiol (CBD) in an effort to end her battle with the anxiety and depression she had suffered from her whole life, which had left her feeling physically and mentally drained. Born in northern Argentina where the traditions and practice of using medicinal plants are alive & well, she favoured utilising a natural product like CBD to alleviate her symptoms.
“The day I discovered CBD, my life changed. After years of struggle, I found that magical, natural ingredient I had been searching for, I could finally control my physical and mental discomfort.”
Unfortunately, Viviana found there was a severe lack of consistency when it came to quality.
“There are so many factors to keep in mind it can be confusing. To my horror, I found out that the product I was using was not Full Spectrum but isolate crystals made in China, and definitely not organic.”
Phenotype Premium was born out of Viviana’s desire to fill the need for an accessible, high-quality CBD product and to create a place to answer the questions she had when she had just started using CBD.
With CBD totally trending right now and only seeming to gain more and more traction as a wonder remedy for a myriad of ailments and health issues, Nourish decided to pick Viviana’s brain and get the low down on all things CBD.
What exactly is CBD and what are the different types available?
Cannabidiol (aka CBD) is one of the many active ingredients in cannabis which is derived from the hemp plant. It’s NON-psychoactive and is used to treat a wide range of stress-related and physical issues. You can find 3 types of CBD products:
- Isolate is purified CBD that has been extracted from the hemp plant. Isolated by a refinement process, removing all of the oils, waxes, chlorophyll and other cannabinoids to obtain a crystalline powder to later be diluted into different kinds of products.
- Broad Spectrum CBD has been extracted from the cannabis plant along with all the compounds and cannabinoids, except THC.
- Full Spectrum CBD is an extract that contains all compounds found to be naturally occurring in the plant. The full spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils extracted from the plant work together to magnify the therapeutic benefits of each individual cannabinoid. This commonly referred to as the “entourage effect”.
What products are in the Phenotype Premium range?
We carry two product lines at the moment, Full Spectrum CBD oils in 5, 10, 15 & 20 percent concentration as well as CBD flowers. We believe in quality over quantity, keeping it simple, honest and real.
Where and how are your CBD products made?
We produce our products in Austria to the highest standards, our CBD is 100% organic, GMO-free, CO2 extracted, GMP certified (good manufacturing practice) and Full Spectrum.
What makes Phenotype Premium products different from other CBD products on the market?
We are sustainable, we recycle more than 80% of the water used in cultivation & we are single-source – we don’t collect hemp from different countries as some other brands do. Our production comes from one place only, and cultivation takes place under optimal conditions in modern greenhouses. Our plants grow to maturity protected from the weather and any external contamination – for that reason, we are also traceable. With your oil, you will get a number and a certificate indicating the exact batch from which your oil was produced.
What are the main benefits/uses for CBD oil?
There are plenty of benefits, from skincare for acne to psoriasis, combatting anxiety, arthritis pain, depression, inflammatory pain, muscle-spasticity in multiple sclerosis, nausea, vomiting, and sometimes symptoms associated with cancer to name just a few. It can also greatly benefit people with nerve-related pain like Parkinson’s disease.
What is your personal favourite use for CBD?
To reduce my anxiety, I take it sublingually, or in my morning matcha. As a skincare product, I like to make my own natural scrubs and then apply some drops of oil. I love how it helps to clear my skin and prevent breakouts.
What else do you love to incorporate into your wellbeing routine alongside CBD oil?
To get the full effect of CBD oil, it is essential to maintain a healthy diet (especially if you are trying to prevent anxiety and depression). Kombucha is my one to go product, keeping a healthy gut is super important for me.
Where can we get our hands on Phenotype Premium products?
You can find us online at phenotype-premium.com or send us a message on FB or IG, we deliver free of charge in Mallorca.
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