Cost per milligram of CBD
NuLeaf Naturals CBD oil is formulated in three different concentrations: 300mg, 900mg, and 1800mg, which gives owners an extra level of control when it comes to achieving the correct dosage.
NuLeaf has chosen relatively high concentrations of CBD for each option (it’s not uncommon to see 100-200mg strengths for small dog products), which we think is a great decision. This ensures that pups will absorb a substantial amount of CBD, making beneficial effects more likely, while still remaining appropriate for their size and weight.
Another impressive aspect of these CBD oils is their value for money. NuLeaf offers highly competitive pricing across all three oil strengths, and keeps the cost per mg of CBD relatively equal in each formula—something that only a minority of brands can claim. At 13 cents per mg, the 300mg CBD formula is good value, while the 1800mg option ranks among the most wallet-friendly full spectrum CBD oils around, at just 1 cent.
Spectrum and carrier oil
In CBD oils, ‘spectrum’ refers to the diversity of cannabis compounds extracted from hemp and contained in the oil. While CBD isolates should only contain cannabidiol (CBD), broad spectrum oils will contain CBD plus several of the other hundred-odd cannabinoids found within the plant.
Full spectrum oils include a full extraction of the hemp plant, which means that a CBD oil will contain some amount of every cannabinoid, flavonoid, and aromatic terpenes present in the plant. To get the right mix of ingredients, suppliers of full-spectrum oils therefore need to choose their hemp strains carefully.
Beyond CBD, NuLeaf’s full spectrum oil contains the secondary cannabinoids CBC, CBG, CBDV, and CBN. Each of these compounds possesses its own similar anti-inflammatory properties and is thought to increase the potency of CBD through something called the Entourage Effect. This is a name given to the observation that full spectrum oils have a greater relative impact on the body than isolates.
This also contains a wide terpene profile—primarily the aromatic compounds bisabolol, caryophyllene, and humulene. Bisabolol is most commonly associated with the soothing chamomile plant, while caryophyllene is found in hops and herbs like clove and rosemary.