The three letter acronym that you're starting to see everywhere, or if you hadn't will start now. CBD (also known as cannabidiol) is a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plants. There are over 100 compounds (cannabinoids) like this in cannabis plants and CBD is championed for its natural and therapeutic wellness benefits, particularly for those who are looking for an alternative to chemical drugs. CBD has no psychoactive elements, so users will not get high' – this feeling is the effect of another cannabinoid, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is not present in CBD based products in the UK.
With so many new products on the market it can be hard to know which one to try, which one is of the best quality, and which one is the most effective. We've rounded up a short guide on how to find the best CBD oil in the UK, as well as our top three CBD oils.
Quality is the biggest factor you will want to take into consideration. CBD oil is expensive to produce and extract, making its market price expensive. Consequently, you probably don't want to be using trial and error when a bottle could set you back £50. To find out if your CBD oil is good quality, you need to trace it back to the start. FInd a company who is transparent about their cultivation and extraction process, which should be available on their website. Ideally, you want full traceability from seed to shelf.
To ensure that your CBD product is safe, the producer should have invested in third party laboratory testing. These documents, which should be publicly displayed, are a verification of the potency of the CBD extract in the product, as well as a full rundown of all of the compounds present. This is a good way to check that the product is safe and there are no contaminants.
Reviews are perhaps the most candid and honest way of learning about a product (without trying it yourself). When people leave reviews they have no intentions apart from letting other potential customers know about their experience. Check out if there is a TrustPilot or another third party monitored review site for your chosen CBD supplier.
As the stigma and regulations surrounding CBD in the UK are loosening, products are becoming more and more widely available in high street stores. Buying in physical stores is great for convenience if you know what you want and you can get it instantly. However, if you're a first time buyer, or you're looking to try something new, it's probably worth doing your research online first before committing.
A European based company, Reakiro pride themselves in taking years to research and develop their premium quality products. Available in various potencies, Reakiro is a perfect brand for CBD beginners who want to experiment with lower and higher dosages.
Reakiro products are vegan, 100% natural, and third party laboratory tested.
The Zooki range of liquid supplements deliver active ingredients in a whole new way. By using the same fats that contain our cells, our Zookis are prepared enjoyable to take and bioavailable – all made using natural ingredients.
Zooki products are formulated in the US.
Buy for £69.99
Bud & Tender specialise in researching, developing and producing high quality CBD Cannabis Oil, their Filter-Pure CBD Cannabis Oil is made in England. Bud & Tender® CBD Cannabis Oils are tested by independent, accredited, laboratories for Cannabinoids, Terpenes, Heavy Metals, Pesticides and Microbiologicals.
Buy for £45