FAQs

CBD?

CBD stands for cannabidiol.  Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis and hemp plant.  CBD is one of 100 ‘cannabinoids’ found in these plants.

No.  Although it comes from the hemp plant, which is part of the Cannabis sativa family, marijuana / weed is a different strain of plant also from the same family but that’s where the comparisons end. Marijuana contains much higher quantities of the psychoactive compound THC. Our CBD contains no THC and won’t get you high.

In basic biology terms, CBD interacts positively with the endocannabinoid system, which regulates mind and body, promoting balance (homeostasis for the nerds).

Our personal experience with CBD has found that it helps us to find focus, calm and balance.  There’s a huge amount of anecdotal evidence from around the world that shows CBD effects everyone slightly differently but overwhelmingly positively.

Endocannabinoids are similar to cannabinoids, they’re just made by our own bodies.  The endocannabinoid system appears to regulate lots of important processes in the body and when it’s working optimally it makes you feel balanced – affecting mood, memory & sleep as well as things that impact health including inflammation, cardiovascular, liver function and the reproductive system.  The endocannabinoid system is active in your body even if you don’t take any additional cannabinoid supplements e.g. CBD.

The research is in progress but one of the theories is that cannabinoids like CBD could improve the efficacy of our body’s own endocannabinoids.  Watch this space as more research comes to light, but we know from experience that we feel more balanced after consuming it, so it’s doing it for us.

Scientific research in this space is mostly geared towards medical benefits.  On the lifestyle side, which is where we definitely are, evidence is all anecdotal.  We’d like to research lifestyle benefits in more detail – our dream is to conduct our own medical study.

It means it is a biologically active ingredient compared with an ingredient that is there simply to add flavour. Our CBD stimulates the endocannabinoid system so is considered to be ‘active’.  Good news…

Liposomal means the CBD oil compounds are encased by microscopic pockets of fat.  These enable the CBD molecules to be suspended in our drink.  This means that the CBD is likely to be better absorbed by the body or ‘bioavailable’.  In the vitamin world it’s known that liposomal products are more efficacious, we just haven’t had the same testing in the CBD world yet.

Our CBD is from hemp and grown naturally, outdoors by trusted and audited farmers in Colorado. We have switched to a CBD isolate from Colorado.  It’s a first class CBD, which performed brilliantly in the efficacy tests we’ve run as a team, and is on the front foot with the Novel Food application.  As world leaders in hemp production, the knowledge and standards of the Colorado hemp farming community are second to none.

 

Once the hemp has been harvested and dried we use ethanol extraction and fractional distillation to isolate the CBD and ensure all of the THC is removed. The CBD particles are encased in little pockets of fat to create liposomal CBD solution, which is widely known in the vitamin world as creating more efficacious products.

We did several efficacy studies as a team.  We found that 10mg of the CBD we use is the ideal amount for us to find our focus and feel balanced.  The effect of CBD is different for everyone so it’s important to explore the space and find what works for you.

The maximum recommended daily dose of CBD is 70mg according to The Food Standards Agency.  So it’s really up to you to explore how you respond to each product and decide what works for you.

Yes, for us 1 drink helps us to ease into the evening, 2 or 3 keeps that feeling going. Everyone is different so it’s important for you to try it for yourself.

From March 31st 2021, all products containing CBD will have to have an approved Novel Foods Licence application for their CBD to be sold legally in the UK. All our products will be compliant for this change in legislation and will have been through a rigorous testing process to achieve approved status.

We created INTUNE just months ago with BREXIT on the horizon, so we have designed the business to be prepared for all outcomes and eventualities. 

Focus?

We can only speak from personal experience, but we think that CBD helps us get INTUNE and focus on the job / situation / party in hand.  Try it and see what you think (and let us know).

Getting INTUNE means getting your sh*t together, finding a moment of harmony to enable you to be in the moment and get on with whatever you need to do. It’s what we feel like when we’re in ‘flow’ – we’re in control and focused whatever the external circumstances.

Planet?

We are very intentionally in a can.  Metal recycles forever and our cans are made from 70% recycled material.  They look great and are better for the environment.  Did you know that if you drink one INTUNE today it could be back on a shelf within 60 days? Exactly.

Natural?

Our botanical and fruit extracts are from actual fruits and herbs with minimal intervention.

We use a tiny bit of soy lecithin to make our CBD water soluble.  It’s a food additive that’s found it lots of supplements and foods and is safe to drink.

Most of the allergens in soy lecithin are removed during the manufacturing process.  It’s not a problem for people with minor sensitivities but if you are severely allergic we would not advise it just in case.

CBD Mixer?

Our new range of mixers were designed by bartenders, for bartenders and the designated bartender in your house. They are familiar mixers, Tonic+, Lemon+ Ginger+ dialled up with CBD for a drinking experience to help you switch mode and mix into the moment.

Absolutely. Our bartender friends have worked with the drinks to create some fantastic serves that complement a whole range of spirits. We have seen no scientific evidence to suggest that mixing alcohol with CBD, certainly at the levels found in our drinks, would negatively impact on health. 

 

A typical serve of an INTUNE mixer plus a single shot of spirit = 0.9 units

A typical serve of an INTUNE mixer plus a double shot of spirits = 1.8 units

 

Of course, we know that overconsumption of alcohol generally is not a good idea, we’d recommend everything in moderation.

We are committed to sourcing only the finest CBD to use in our drinks – and CBD is an expensive ingredient. The price reflects the quality ingredients and expertise that go into our drinks. They are more than a mixer and can’t be compared. We think you’ll get it when you try them.

Like all the INTUNE drinks, always natural botanical distillates and extracts.

Most of our flavourings are from Europe – Italian lemon, Bulgarian rose, serenade chilli from the UK. Others are from further afield, like Bahamian cascarilla bark, yuzu from Japan and quinine extracted from cinchona calisaya bark coming from Peru.

Our tonic and lemon are under 5% sugar. We were keen to keep our sugar as low as we could whilst still creating well balanced drinks for mixing. Our ginger is under 7%, some more sugar was needed for ginger to balance out the earthy & spicy flavours in this complex drink.

Our CBD mixers contain 5mg of quality CBD – 2-3 drinks will give you 10mg-15mg of CBD, the ideal amount to get you into the moment.

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Ingredients?

spring water, quince juice from concentrate, beet sugar, citric acid,  natural passion fruit, grapefruit and mint flavourings, CBD botanical extract, emulsifier: soya lecithin (soya lecithin is used to make our cbd water soluble).

10mg of fully traceable, top quality hemp CBD (cannabidiol)

Fruit & Botanicals

spring water, apple juice from concentrate, beet sugar, citric acid, natural rose and elderflower and hop flavourings, cbd botanical extract, emulsifier: soya lecithin (soya lecithin is used to make our cbd water soluble)

10mg of fully traceable, top quality hemp CBD (cannabidiol)

Fruit & Botanicals

spring water, apple juice from concentrate, beet sugar, plum juice from concentrate, citric acid, natural ginger and pomegranate and black pepper flavourings, CBD botanical extract, emulsifier: soya lecithin (soya lecithin is used to make our cbd water soluble).

10mg of fully traceable, top quality hemp CBD (cannabidiol)

Fruit & Botanicals

Sparkling spring water, demerara sugar, quince juice from concentrate, acid: citric acid; natural flavourings: ginger, serenade chilli pepper, ginseng and lime; cbd (cannabidiol) botanical extract; emulsifier: soya lecithin (soya lecithin is used to make our cbd water-soluble).

Sparkling spring water, gooseberry juice from concentrate (3%), sugar, natural flavourings: rose, yuzu, lemon and pink grapefruit; sweetener: steviol glycosides; acid: citric acid; cbd (cannabidiol) botanical extract; emulsifier: soya lecithin (soya lecithin is used to make our cbd water-soluble). sweetener is of natural plant origin.

Sparkling spring water, sugar, natural flavourings: orange zest, cascarilla bark , hop and quinine; acid: citric acid; fructose, cbd botanical extract (cannabidiol), emulsifier: soya lecithin (soya lecithin is used to make our cbd water-soluble).

We’re here to make exceptional tasting CBD drinks, we’re not a diet soda brand.  However we get it and don’t want to over use the sweet stuff.  We tried a lot of different things along the way and believe we’ve found the ideal sugar levels (under 4g / 100ml) to make CBD delicious.

Put simply, natural sweeteners just taste a bit weird.  We experimented a bit but couldn’t get it to taste good enough.

Vegan?

Why?

INTUNE was brought to life by a team of taste experts.  We knew that for more people to try CBD it had to taste amazing.  The liquid was even developed in a co-working space for bartenders – where better to create something really worth drinking?

Our founder, Hannah, discovered CBD when she was having treatment for breast cancer.  She found it helped her to feel present, focused and highly productive.  So she brought together a group of taste experts to bring CBD to the world in great tasting drinks to help more people to find their focus.

Ideas?

INTUNE can be mixed with alcohol but as we’re big on focus we’ve developed some great tasting booze free  Serve INTUNE