INTUNE created a line of drinks to help remain focused throughout the day. The company is on a mission to share CBD’s benefits so that more people find their focus and get INTUNE.
INTUNE’s founder, Hannah, discovered CBD while going through treatment for breast cancer. She found the compound helped her to stay highly productive throughout the day, remain focused, and present. So Hannah brought together a team of taste experts to introduce CBD to the world in delightful drinks to help more people to find their focus.
What does INTUNE mean?
According to the company, getting INTUNE means getting your sh*t together, finding a moment of harmony and peace, and getting on with whatever you need to do. It is what we feel like when we’re in ‘flow’ – we maintain control and stay focused regardless of the external circumstances.
Why we love INTUNE
- Active CBD. Compared with the ingredients that are there simply to add flavour, the CBD in INTUNE drinks is a biologically active ingredient. It stimulates the endocannabinoid system to create a balancing effect in the body.
- No artificial ingredients or additives. The CBD in INTUNE drinks is derived from organic hemp plants grown in Lithuania. The CBD extract is then combined with flavoursome, pure botanicals. All of the INTUNE products are responsibly sourced, vegan, and third-party lab tested.
- Eco-friendly packaging. INTUNE drinks are sold in a tin can. Metal recycles forever, and these cans are made from 70% recycled material. Did you know that if you drink one can today, it could be back on a shelf within 60 days?
- Low in sugar. The company doesn’t overuse the sweet stuff and has found the ideal sugar levels, under 4g / 100ml, to make CBD delicious.
Why should CBD be made from organic hemp?
- No synthetic agents and pesticides. Organic hemp isn’t grown with synthetic pesticides, irradiation pest control, or other unnatural forms of preservation, or sterilisation.
- Purity of ingredients that meet strict requirements.
- Less harmful contaminants in the final product.
How does CBD get into INTUNE drinks?
Step 1. European Union certified Futura 75 hemp seeds are planted outdoors in a 200-hectare family-run farm in Lithuania with excellent conditions for cultivation.
Step 2. Plants grow to 10ft and are tended by two generations of farmers who use contemporary natural cultivation methods to produce high-quality hemp.
Step 3. Hemp is harvested by carefully stripping the leaves and top flowers, which are dried within several hours of picking to retain high-quality CBD and nutrients.
Step 4. The dried hemp flowers and leaves are transported to the UK.
Step 5. Hemp is gently turned into oil using ethanol extraction. UK experts remove THC using a proprietary process, leaving only the highest-quality CBD and other good cannabinoids. The CBD particles are encased in little pockets of fat to create a liposomal10% CBD solution.
Step 6. The CBD is mixed with natural fruit, botanicals, spring water, and citric acid, gently pasteurised, carbonised and canned ready to reach people in INTUNE drinks.
INTUNE’s policy is to be open about the ingredients in its products. That’s why they use Prague Metrological and testing Laboratory UCT Prague to obtain a Certificate of Analysis (COA) for all their drinks.
Certificates of analysis enable consumers to verify the exact contents of each product containing CBD. A COA also helps consumers to find a pure, strong formula instead of a mislabelled or fake CBD product.
INTUNE provides the following information about their INTUNE drinks:
- CBD potency;
- CBDA (cannabidiolic acid) percentage;
- THC percentage;
- Profile of other cannabinoids: CBN, CBG, CBGA, CBDV, CBC, THCV, CBDVA.
Please, refer to the COA available on our website for further information.
Pomegranate and Ginger. A piquant and fresh drink with 10mg CBD, apple, plum, spiced up by Sarawack black pepper.
Grapefruit and Mint. A mix of 10 mg CBD, quince, and a dash of passion fruit.
Elderflower and Hops. A zesty and fresh drink with 10mg CBD, apple, and a touch of a rose blossom.
What is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis and hemp plant. It is not another fancy name for weed. Although it comes from the cannabis plant, (part of the Cannabis sativa family) CBD is very different to its infamous cousin, THC. THC is found in high concentrations in weed/marijuana, however, CBD is extracted from the hemp plant, a plant with very different properties. THC is an intoxicating compound, whereas CBD is balancing and not psychotropic. That means you do not experience any “high” sensations. Instead, it has been linked to many therapeutic benefits, hence its popularity in the wellness and health industry.
But what does CBD actually do? CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (the ECS), which regulates the mind and body, promoting homeostasis. The ECS is also crucial for critical processes including memory, nutrient function, metabolism, appetite, energy storage, immune system, reproductive functions, pain and stress management, as well as mood and sleep. Although the ECS is not yet fully understood, its dysfunction has been linked to the progression of anxiety, stress, arthritis, weight gain, fibromyalgia, inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, migraines, and many other issues. CBD possesses the ability to stimulate the ECS and help to regulate all the physiological functions mentioned above. The types of CBD extracts can be divided into three types: isolate, full-spectrum, and broad-spectrum.
CBD isolate is pure cannabidiol in the form of fine powder or crystals. All other compounds like terpenes and flavonoids and other cannabinoids are removed which means it is flavourless.
Full-spectrum CBD contains all of the naturally-occurring cannabinoids, including legal concentrations of THC. In addition, it includes the essential oils, terpenes, and flavonoids that create an ‘entourage effect’. The entourage effect is the terms used to describe the synergy of these compounds to enhance the overall benefits of CBD.
Broad-spectrum CBD is a blend of specially selected cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes but with the THC removed. It can also create the entourage effect.
What are the potential benefits of CBD?
- CBD may help reduce anxiety. Some human studies support that CBD has all the potential in helping with disorders connected with anxiety. More studies are needed, but a growing body of anecdotal and scientific data is showing its use for easing symptoms of anxiety.
- CBD helps to relieve pain. Many studies have demonstrated the potential of CBD as an alternative to painkillers which can be addictive and come with negative side effects. CBD can also help in soothing pain-induced sleeplessness.
- CBD might have neuroprotective properties. A study suggests that CBD oil has the potential to significantly reduce seizure activity in children with Dravet syndrome (a complex epilepsy disorder). Also, there are studies that show how CBD may improve sleep quality for people with Parkinson’s disease.
- CBD may reduce acne. CBD oil is known for anti-inflammatory properties and can reduce sebum production.
- CBD is beneficial for heart health. Some studies suggest that the anxiety and stress-reducing properties of CBD may help to lower blood pressure.
How to use CBD?
The maximum generally recommended daily dose of CBD is around 200mg. If you’re taking CBD for general enhanced wellbeing and balance, one can of the drink provides a good dose. If you want more, it is absolutely safe to drink 2 or 3 in a day.
Please, see the pack of the product you choose to consume.
You can add CBD oil to food and drinks. However, for faster absorption, it’s better to use it sublingually (under the tongue).
Take puffs from the mouthpiece of the device. This activates a system that heats the CBD vape liquid up to a needed temperature to create the vapour. Inhale the vapour into the lungs.
Use CBD topicals sparingly. After cleansing, apply a small amount of your product. Rub gently directly onto a clean and dry face or body in the morning or before bedtime.
We recommend gradually increasing the dosage but never exceeding it.
How to store CBD?
To avoid deterioration of your CBD product, follow the following rules:
- Keep CBD products away from heat.
- Keep CBD products away from air (preferably in the original closed container).
- Keep CBD products away from direct sunlight.
Is overdose possible?
There have been no serious side effects reported from exceeding the daily dose of CBD. However, often CBD products contain other ingredients which can cause adverse side effects if taken in excess. Please, consult your doctor before using these products, especially if you are already taking medication.
Is CBD legal?
CBD products can be legally purchased in the UK and in many countries in Europe. It was removed from the list of the “controlled substances” under the United Kingdom Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and is now classified as a novel food. CBD products, such as creams, balms, capsules, oils, sanitisers, and beverages, are available both online and offline. However, in many European countries and the UK, the hemp must not contain more than 0.2% THC.
Is CBD safe to take with other medications?
- CBD and medicines that increase the risk of bleeding. It has been found that cannabinoids may increase the effects of drugs used for blood-thinning, e.g. warfarin and those with a risk of blood-thinning, e.g. ibuprofen.
- CBD and anti-seizure medications. Although CBD is acknowledged as an effective treatment for epileptic seizures, when combined with official anti-seizure drugs without medical supervision, it may cause even more aggressive seizures.
- CBD and sedatives. CBD produces an additive effect if combined with sedatives. It means they can increase the effect of the medication.
We advise consulting a certified health professional before combining other medications with CBD.