A graph over the past 10 years showing CBD product consumption makes impressive viewing. It can’t simply be down to good marketing; people have clearly discovered products they like and logically, as they are returning to buy more, they have found products that work as well.
The US Farm Bill of 2018 opened the market for the cultivation of legal, industrialised hemp, while several states followed suit with the legalisation of medicinal and recreational cannabis. This legal underpinning has created the foundations of a burgeoning new industry.
- Receptra Naturals Product Range Overview
- Receptra Naturals Products
- Tinctures & Oils
- Seriously Relax + Lavender Tincture 25mg
- Serious Rest + Chamomile Tincture 25mg dose is available in 0.5, 1 & 2 oz dropper bottles
- Serious Relief + Turmeric Tincture 33mg dose available in 0.5, 1 & 2 oz bottles
- Serious Relief + Turmeric Tincture 66mg dose in 1 & 2 oz bottles
- Serious Relief + Turmeric 0% THC Tincture 33mg dose available in 1oz bottles
- CBD Capsules
- Serious Rest Gel Capsules 25mg dose in 30 Gel Capsules
- Seriously Relax Gel Capsules 25mg dose in 30 Gel Capsules
- CBD Gummies
- Serious Relief Gummies 33mg / 30 Gummies – Peach and Ginger flavour
- Serious Rest Gummies 25mg / 30 Gummies – Mountain Strawberry flavour
- CBD Topicals
- Serious Relief + Arnica Targeted Topical™ Stick 2oz/640mg
- Serious Relief + Arnica Targeted Topical in 1.25/400mg and 2.5oz/800mg cream
- Serious Relief + Arnica Targeted Topical Fitness 1.25oz/400mg
- Serious Relief + Arnica Targeted Topical Yoga 1.25oz/400mg
- Serious Relief + Arnica Targeted Topical Ski/Board 1.25oz/400mg
- Serious Relief + Arnica Targeted Topical 0% THC 1.25oz/400mg 0%THC
- Seriously Relax + Arnica Body Oil available in 200mg/4oz and 400mg/8oz bottles
- Pet CBD
- Receptra CBD Dog Treats 5mg per chew
- Receptra Pet Tincture 16mg/dose (1oz)
- Receptra Pet Tincture 25mg/dose (1oz)
- About The Company
- Receptra Naturals Benefits
- Receptra Naturals Review: Summing Up
Receptra Naturals Product Range Overview
Receptra Naturals range of CBD products are available in numerous varieties, so customers can pick their most appropriate one. Tinctures are convenient to administer under the tongue or onto food; capsules are taken with a glass of water; gummies are soft chewy sweets, which are easy to take out and about. And the topical range, includes a variety of creams and oils to rub directly into the affected area. There are even three CBD products aimed at your pets.
The hemp is high-quality, organic, and grown locally to the production facility and the production process is conducted to the standards of the FDA. CBD products have a nominal 18 month best before date at room temperature storage, with no need for refrigeration. Customers are also offered a no quibble 30-day moneyback guarantee and the ability to view lab test results of different products. Products can be bought individually on the website or bundled together into gift packs. For repeat customers there is a subscribe and save offer which takes 25% off each order and a free fifth order.
As you browse the different product categories you will see each range has different percentages of active ingredient, which are appropriate for different uses. It’s best to look through the entire range so you can make a considered decision on which product and strength is best for you.
Receptra Naturals Products
Tinctures & Oils
This CBD oil is given a broader spectrum with the addition of MCT oil, which is made from coconut oil and helps with controlling blood sugar and preventing heart disease.
Linalool has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, while valerian root is a herbal remedy to aid relaxation and sleep.
Other natural ingredients include lavender, limonene, passionflower, lime, and ginger.
Serious Rest CBD Tincture is aimed at calming the mind, body and improving sleep. The 25 mg dropper dose can be taken under the tongue or dropped onto food and eaten. The tincture will enter the bloodstream faster when administered under the tongue compared to when taken through the digestive system. The product aims to promote quality sleep, while also keeping mind and body calm. The overall aim is to achieve more productive days without the stress.
Serious Wellness CBD 50mg dose is available in a 2oz bottle. It is a tried and tested product that Receptra Naturals have been marketing for some time. Originally branded as Prime and Plus it is a favourite among customers. It is a without frills, minimal ingredient product, which only contains full spectrum hemp extract and a little MCT oil. Its aim is to provide maximum rest, relaxation, and relief in its simplest form.
This is the first of three Serious Relief products aimed at providing relief and promoting recovery from physical exertion, whether at work or in the gym. The aim of the Serious Relief brand is to improve both metabolism and recovery after exertion.
The CBD extract is augmented with MCT oil, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and turmeric, all of which have been associated with providing relief from joint pain and arthritis, as well as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
The second product in the series Serious Relief is the 66mg dose.
It contains the same ingredients but provides a double strength dose of natural, organic ingredients that promote recovery and relief from physical exertions and discomfort.
The third brand in the Serious Relief range is aimed at customers who require a 0% THC content in their CBD extract.
This can be for routine drug testing at work or for sports men and women.
The aim once again to provide relief and promote recovery from physical exertion, whether at work or busy lifestyles.
- Easy to administer when taken under the tongue or on food
- Fast action taken under the tongue
- Reliable method to control dose
- More effective way of taking CBD
- Slower action taken through digestive tract
Serious Rest CBD Gel Capsules are aimed at specifically calming the mind and body, while also improving sleep. Each capsule contains 25 mg of full spectrum CBD extract. For some taking a pre-set dose in an easy to swallow capsule at a specific time is much easier.
As well as the CBD extract the gel capsules contain MCT oil, linalool, and valerian root.
Herb and plant supplements are also used to augment the calming effect of the CBD extract and promote better sleep. The supplements include vanilla, peppermint, and chamomile.
Seriously Relax Gel Capsules contain Receptra Natural’s full spectrum hemp extract.
The calming effect of lavender is now more widely accepted, with passionflower also being associated with relaxing the body and mind.
CBD extract is generally well tolerated by the body and produces few side-effects.
Gel capsules are discreet and easy to carry when travelling, making them an ideal way to take CBD extract.
- Easy to swallow anywhere with water
- An accurate pre-set dose
- Easy to transport when travelling
- No mouth aftertaste
- Slightly slower absorption through digestive tract
Muscle strain and joint pain are two of the most common ailments today. While causing immediate pain their knock-on effects can include loss of focus and concentration.
Receptra Serious Relief 33 CBD gummies aim to combat all these symptoms in an easy to take chewed sweet. The dose of 33mg has been optimised as the best dose to achieve maximum relief.
Competitor products rarely match this concentration.
Serious Rest gummies have been formulated to include cannabinol, which is an additional cannabis compound associated with improved sleep.
Made with pectin, rather than gelatin, the gummy range are vegan and straightforward to take.
Receptra Naturals were keen to avoid using melatonin, which is routinely used in other products which promote sleep.
- Very easy to administer
- Each gummy has a defined dose
- Easily transportable
- Difficult to stop eating as they are a sweet
The first of the six Serious Relief products is packaged as a topical stick, which allows the user to apply the cream to a specific targeted area. This makes for better localised relief and is more economical.
The cream is composed of natural and organic ingredients and a concentration of 640mg of CBD extract.
The product is scented with soothing jasmine, ylang-ylang, and camphor, which also help muscles and joints to recover.
As with all topical products customers are advised to massage the cream in well on to clean and dry skin.
The CBD Insider website, which promotes itself as an independent assessor of CBD products, rated this second Serious Relief product by Receptra Naturals as their top pick of 2020.
They cited its high CBD concentration, sensory experience, and its effectiveness.
The natural CBD hemp topical cream contains arnica and jojoba to help with minimising swelling and inflammation, while jasmine, ylang-ylang, and camphor all help to soothe.
For more serious athletes, cyclists, runners, swimmers, and regular gym goers the Fitness product in the Serious Relief range aims to offer recovery to muscles and joints.
The full entourage effect of the CBD extract is aided by soothing jasmine, arnica, jojoba, ylang-ylang, and camphor.
Even those that part in less vigorous exercise can experience joint and muscle pain afterwards.
Yoga practitioners are a good example where the low impact exercises can still lead to aches and strains.
The Yoga brand in the Serious Relief range aims to combat these symptoms effectively.
The cream uses arnica, an herb of the sunflower family, to naturally reduce joint pain.
Whether skiing, snowboarding, or just walking in winter, winter sports can easily take their toll.
Muscle fatigue and the hammering knees and hips must take on the runs can quickly mount up. The body is quick to recover but any additional help is always welcome.
That’s where Serious Relief + Arnica Targeted Topical Ski/Board comes into its own.
The combined recovery offered by a higher 400mg topical CBD extract dose along with natural, supplementary ingredients ready aids recovery.
For customers who must routinely undergo regular drug tests whether for work or professional sports CBD extracts can be problematic.
Receptra Naturals have addressed this problem with a range of products that have no THC content at all.
They are just as effective as the products that do contain THC but without the risk of a false positive test.
Sometimes a body oil is preferable to a topical cream, for example when massage is part of the application to really work the oil into the muscle.
The oil is naturally scented with lavender and vanilla, while arnica oil helps to relieve tension.
And for the skin Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E and Camphor all help to moisturise.
- Creams and oils are absorbed quickly and effectively quickly
- Creams and oils can be targeted accurately
- A higher dose of CBD extract is more effective
- Creams can wear off more quickly
CBD products activate the endocannabinoid system in the human body, which result in the range of positive effects. All vertebrate animals also have an endocannabinoid system and can consequently benefit in the same way from CBD products. For this reason Receptra Naturals have created a range of dedicated pet products.
Receptra CBD Dog Treats are an easy and quick way to administer CBD extract to your dog.
The chew has been designed around what dogs love to taste, so the main flavours are peanut butter, bacon, and salmon oil.
The salmon oil is less for flavour and more to do with its ability to minimise inflammation, reduce pain, improve mobility, and create a shiny coat. Generally joint pain with dogs is associated with age or injury.
Pet Tincture for small pets has a reduced CBD content of 16mg dose and is suitable for cats, dogs, and birds.
Although it is not recommended to insert the glass dropper into the pet’s mouth.
The tincture has been created to contain a high fatty acid content to improve muscle and joint health.
Pet tincture for large pets has been formulated with a higher to 25mg dose.
It can be dropped into the pet’s mouth, while keeping the glass dropper away or the tincture can be dropped directly onto the pet’s food.
- Chews and tincture are easy to administer
- Administration by mouth is more effective
- Dosing is easy and transparent
- Administration with glass dropper awkward
About The Company
For Rusty Scott, founder of Receptra Naturals, necessity really was the mother of invention. In 2015 he slipped on some ice while walking in a Colorado snowstorm injuring his knee. Months of recuperation left him frustrated but it was the ineffectiveness of mainstream drugs that really got him thinking. So much so that Receptra Naturals was founded with the following mission: To provide therapeutically potent CBD products from organically grown Colorado Hemp that consistently work.
All the hemp is grown locally and processed on site by internal and external chemists to enable them to achieve industry-standards such as, cGMP, which stands for Current Good Manufacturing Practice. Products are now available in more than 50 states in the US.
Keen to give back to society Receptra Naturals also has a Military Appreciation Program for active and retired military personnel, who receive 50% off orders. Other philanthropic initiatives support social, animal, and environmental projects.
Receptra Naturals Benefits
It has long been established that all vertebrate mammals, including man, have a naturally occurring endocannabinoid system as part of their physiology. The system helps to maintain the complex equilibrium in the body. Sometimes this equilibrium goes out of alignment and CBD products help to redress the balance. CBD products also inhibit enzymes from breaking down your own body’s endocannabinoids, which boosts the remaining CBD levels.
Customers take CBD products for numerous reasons. In descending order of popularity these are pain relief, stress, and anxiety, sleeplessness, arthritis, depression, headaches, and migraine.
Is Receptra CBD Organic?
Receptra Naturals raw hemp is cultivated not far from the production facility. The crops are grown using organic standards by a team of passionate farmers, who see the hemp through its life cycle from planting to growing and finally harvesting.
Receptra Naturals is one of the first CBD companies to obtain cGMP certification. cGMP stands for Current Good Manufacturing Practice, which is a comprehensive standard that includes regulations enforced by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). Additionally, all products are routinely sent to independent third-party analysts to verify the ingredients and ensure all products are safe, effective, and accurately labelled.
What Product Is Right For Me?
After harvesting and initial processing, the cannabis is extracted from the plant using a temperature controlled cold ethanol process, which ensures the maximum extraction of the active components (a similar process is used in the extraction of vanilla from vanilla pods). This extract is then broken down into three products, full spectrum, which utilises all the cannabinoid compounds in the plant, broad-spectrum, which contains all the previous compounds except for psychoactive THC. The final extract, isolate only contains the CBD with no additional cannabinoids or other plant compounds.
So, when choosing the right product, it’s best to choose between the full spectrum and broad-spectrum. The full spectrum contains the most comprehensive range of ingredients, which work together for a greater effect. This is called the entourage effect. However, full spectrum does contain a very small quantity of the psychoactive ingredient THC. So, if drug testing is a routine part of your work or professional sports then broad-spectrum is the better choice.
How Do You Use Receptra Naturals CBD?
There are four different methods of taking the Receptra Naturals CBD range, each with their own advantages.
The tincture range is packaged in small dropper bottles and contains CBD extract and carrier oils, which convey the active CBD ingredients. The tincture is dropped under the tongue and left there for a few seconds to transfer through the skin directly into the bloodstream.
The gummies range is manufactured as chewy, wild strawberry flavoured sweets. They are a vegan product, manufactured from pectin. The gummies are light and very handy and easy to take, if you are out and about, as a bag of mints.
The capsules range contain 25 mg of the same CBD extract as the tincture range. Capsules are better for someone who prefers to take an exact dose.
The topicals range or hemp creams are cannabidiol-infused creams that are absorbed through the skin. The creams are given additional soothing qualities with the addition of arnica and camphor and can be applied directly to the affected area. This application close to the source of pain helps to ensure fast acting relief.
Receptra Naturals also have a CBD range for pets including dogs and birds. The tincture can be applied to the pet’s food, although it is not recommended trying to drop the tincture directly into the pet’s mouth. The treat version for dogs is bound to be well received flavoured with peanut butter bacon and salmon oil.
Can I Take Hemp Oil With My Medication?
The interaction of hemp oil with over the counter and prescribed medications is well documented. There is some indication CBD products can inhibit enzymes in the body, which are associated with breaking down and eliminating waste products. By slowing the efficiency of these enzymes, the concentration of these waste products can be elevated.
Before you start taking any CBD products it is best to check with your doctor, to discuss your current drug regime and if there is likely to be any interaction.
One general area of more concern is any drugs that include a ‘grapefruit warning’. These drugs can also inhibit the effectiveness of the same enzymes that CBD products affect.
Usually, under the care of your doctor, it will be possible to start taking CBD products at a low level and monitor the effects. Similarly, if there is an interaction with oral products then the range of creams and lotions may well be a suitable alternative.
Receptra Naturals Review: Summing Up
From the outset it is clear family owned Receptra Naturals have taken their responsibilities seriously. The production process follows organic hemp farming through to the hand picking of the hemp plants and flowers. The manufacture of products is managed by internal chemists, third party labs and overseen by FDA guidance. There is regular and transparent product testing and a 30-day moneyback guarantee for customers.
The company is additionally keen to share its success throughout the community with programs offering discounts to military personnel and support for other charities.
CBD products have clearly taken their place in mainstream society over the past 15 years, with customers’ repeat purchases proving their worth. CBD products are mostly used for pain relief, followed by stress and anxiety relief, and sleeping problems.
Receptra Naturals have developed a natural range of CBD products, which can be taken as a liquid, a capsule, cream or as a sweet to give customers full flexibility in how they take their CBD.