One of our customers requested we compare Endoca’s hemp oil drops to our addCBD sublingual drops. Here’s how they compare!
We use MCT oil (medium-chain triglyceride) in our addCBD, which is a form of saturated fatty acid. We use it because it has been associated with various health benefits, such as long-lasting, improved cognition, and increased energy metabolism, it is flavorless, and pairs nicely with our extracted oil. Meanwhile, Endoca simply uses a hemp oil extract, which is similar to an olive oil. Although not harmful, and a healthy fat, it is an inexpensive solvent with no therapeutic benefits.
In our addCBD, Plain Jane and Peppermint, we use a full-spectrum oil, which includes all of the cannabinoids and terpenes naturally present in the hemp plant. Research shows CBD is more effective in easing pain, inflammation, anxiety, and stress when all of the cannabinoids and terpenes are present. This is often referred to as the “entourage effect”. Endoca, similarly, in using a full-spectrum oil.
We further enhance the benefits of our addCBD by including additional terpenes in either our Sativa (energizing) or Indica (sedating) effects. The terpene blends are created by our Chief Science Officer, a board-certified toxicologist and pharmacologist, to ensure the amount of each terpene is at the beneficial percentage. Endoca does not add additional terpenes, but does add vitamin-E and omega-6. However, neither enhances the effects of CBD quite like terpenes.
In comparing the products beyond ingredients, Endoca tests their oil for contamination, but their tests are done in-house, meaning they can potentially falsify their results. Additionally, they do not share test results for each product, and since there are no regulations in the CBD industry, there is no one ensuring that each bottle of their oil actually has the advertised 300mg of CBD per 10mL. bioRemedies MD submits only to third-party testing by ProVerde. Our raw oil is tested when it first enters our facility to ensure it is clean of toxins and contamination, and then we test a second time to ensure the cannabinoid content per product is accurate. So, if we tell you there are 500mg/10mL, we want to make sure that is what’s in there. All test results are posted on our website for each product.
Our addCBD is also more concentrated with 500mg/10mL compared to 300mg/10mL, and the reason for that is because concentration effects absorption. If your product is not concentrated enough, your body will metabolize the cannabinoids before you absorb them. Endoca offers a higher concentration of 1500mg/10mL, but because there are no third-party test results, the unfortunate truth is you cannot be certain that percentage is accurate.