If you’ve spent any amount of time researching or shopping around for CBD oils online, you’ll know how much of a nightmare it can be trying to find a safe, well-made, reliable, effective product out there amidst all of the junk.
And given the virtually non-existent regulations in the current CBD industry (especially in the U.S.), companies pretty much have free range to market and label their products however they please.
Provacan CBD, however, has been developed by Israeli biotech organization CiiTECH, who is currently involved in research partnerships with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (where Dr. Raphael Mechoulam first isolated the chemical structure of CBD back in 1963).
What does this mean? Well, given that CiiTECH is currently sponsoring two clinical research studies in Israel (one on the potential use of CBD for asthma and the other on CBD for obesity), it means that, aside from the recent FDA-approved drug Epidiolex, their proprietary formulation could be one of the highest-quality medicinal grade CBD oils available.
In this updated Provacan CBD oil review, we go over the brand’s currently available products, how you can buy them online, and why they differ so much in terms of quality from many competing brands on the market.
Provacan CBD Oil: Current Products
One of the ongoing objectives of the research and development team at CiiTECH is to improve the bioavailability and potency of Provacan CBD oils by incorporating additional active hemp compounds into their tinctures.
The idea behind this is based off a relatively recent scientific discovery known as the ‘entourage effect,’ which basically states that CBD is more effective on a therapeutic and pain-relieving level when administered along with other naturally extracted hemp compounds (including terpenes, flavonoids, and phytocannabinoids).
As such, Provacan has already added a full terpene profile to their line of CBD oils, as well as the non-psychoactive cannabinoids CBG, CBDv, CBC and THCVa.
Here is the complete range of Provacan CBD oil products (all of which are available through the CiiTECH online store):
Provacan CBD Oil Oral Hemp Extract Tinctures (10mL)
This is more or less Provacan’s flagship product; when administered sublingually (under the tongue), the CBD oil is absorbed through capillary beds and saliva glands (bypassing metabolic breakdown in the digestive system), before entering directly into the bloodstream.
Currently, there are two different potencies available, both of which come in 10 mL dropper bottles:
- 600mg (6% CBD / 3mg CBD per drop) | £39.99
- 1,200mg (12% CBD / 6mg CBD per drop) | £69.99
Provacan CBD Topical Creams
Provacan CBD topicals are available in either a 30mL natural beeswax balm, or a 20mL deep tissue oil (which is commonly used for for pre and post-workout massages).
The infused beeswax balm contains 300mg of CBD, and is formulated for direct application to sore muscles and joints, including those affected by arthritis induced inflammation. The dermal skin cell layers are known to be selectively permeable to the CBD compound, so topical administration is generally very fast acting.
The 20mL deep tissue massage oil contains 100mg of CBD, and is typically used for light to moderate muscle soreness. It is also a great option for whole-body skin health and rejuvenation, as one of the known properties of CBD is its role as an antioxidant – ridding the body of potentially dangerous free radicals and revitalizing cells back to a state of health and homeostasis.
- Provacan CBD Beeswax Repairing Balm (30mL / 300mg CBD) £39.99
- Provacan CBD Deep Tissue Massage Oil (20mL / 100mg CBD) £19.99
Provacan CBD E-liquid (CBD vape oil)
It’s a little surprising that a research-oriented firm like CiiTECH would dip their hands into the CBD vape market, given the fact that so much is still unknown about the long-term health effects of vaping.
However, it is assumed that their goal is to be able to offer a safe, reliable, and effective alternative to all of the dangerous and potentially toxic e-liquids currently on the market.
In any regard, Provacan CBD e-liquids are regarded as the UK’s “first full-spectrum and fully compliant” vape oil, and it’s widely understood that vaping is actually the quickest (and most potent) delivery mechanism for CBD administration.
They currently offer (6) vape-specific CBD products:
- Provacan CBD E-liquid (30mg CBD w/ terpenes) £8.99
- Provacan CBD E-liquid (300mg CBD / 3%) £27.99
- Provacan CBD E-liquid (600mg CBD / 6%) £42.99
- Joyetech eGo CBD vape pen (Provacan e-liquid not included) £19.49
- Joyetech eGo CBD vape pen starter kit (w/ 600mg Provacan CBD e-liquid bottle) £59.99
- Joyetech eGo CBD vape pen starter kit (w/ 3x 30mg Provacan CBD e-liquid) £36.99
Provacan CBD Oil Review: How Did it Work?
Unfortunately, we’ve only yet been able to try the 600mg CBD oil, but both members of our hastily-developed “review team” claimed that it worked at least as well as the CBD oil they take on a day-to-day basis.
“Allie,” as we’ll call her (note that all names have been adjusted for privacy purposes), used six drops of oil three times a day after meals (morning, afternoon, and evening), and noticed an obvious effect on her levels of stress, claiming that the impact was “subtle, but definitely relaxing and calming while not at all sedative.” (For reference, three doses a day at four drops per dose would be 12mg x 12mg x 12mg = 36mg total CBD daily dose).
“Mike,” on the other hand, used the Provacan CBD oil for his onset migraines. He suffered four migraines over a period of three weeks, and took 15 drops of oil (15 drops = 45mg CBD dose) every time he felt one coming on. He claimed that while the effects weren’t quite as potent as the CBD wax dabs he typically hits for onset migraines, they were “absolutely therapeutic, and relieved the splitting pain by about 70%.”
Wondering Where to Buy Provacan CBD Oil?
As we mentioned earlier, Provacan CBD oil products are currently available for sale through the official CiiTECH online store. The “business” side of the company is a little confusing, as their research headquarters are at the Hebrew University in Israel while their actual manufacturing headquarters are in the UK.
Regardless, they ship legally to all parts of the UK, Europe, United States, and Canada (as well as other countries).
In terms of price, we won’t lie that they’re a little on the expensive side. But of course, this is only to be expected of a CBD oil that has been produced under such professional standards and of such a high pedigree (after all, their research and development team works side by side with the godfather of cannabis himself).
The prices may not seem high at first glance (£39.99 for the 600mg oil), but bear in mind this is only for a 10mL bottle. Again, it is important to understand, that with Provacan you are paying for quality.
2018 Provacan CBD Oil Review: Final Thoughts
All in all, as we mentioned earlier it’s likely that Provacan CBD oil is currently one of the world’s finest CBD manufacturers available.
Let’s put it this way – when you have a CBD formulation coming straight from the laboratory of one of the most highly-regarded cannabis research institutions in the world, you know you’re going to be hard-pressed to find a better tincture anywhere on earth… period. There are a lot of amazing CBD oils being made in the USA and U.K, but these tinctures just might surpass them all.
[The statements made in this Provacan CBD oil review have not been monitored by the FDA. It is important to understand that no products mentioned herein are designed to treat, cure, or diagnose any medical condition. When at all possible, speak with a physician or other clinical profession about incorporating CBD oil into your treatment regimen).