It provided huge relief from physical pain and stress within around half an hour of taking 5 drops, allowing the body to completely relax. The oil is beautifully refined and you can find third party lab results on the company’s website, making this a brand you can trust.
As CBD is only just beginning to be taken seriously in the medical industry, there are currently very few conclusive scientific studies on the topic. However, CBD is believed to have significant therapeutic properties.
CBD oil is available in four main forms in the UK:
This has won several ‘best CBD oil in the UK’ accolades and for good reason: it’s one of the purest products on the market and offers options ranging from 500 to 1000 and even 1,800mg (which is only recommended to seasoned users), in the form of oils, balms and gummies, allowing you to choose the most effective option based on your health needs.
Bud & Tender CBD oil, 1000mg
The Original Alternative also grow their own hemp across Europe and use CO2 extraction with low pressure and heat—it also worked wonderfully.
After placing the oil just under the tongue, it can take around 30 minutes to kick in. We found it best to create a routine and use it just before bed as it made us feel very mellow and had a great effect in promoting a deeper and longer sleep. It didn’t trigger any crazy dreams or anything out of the ordinary (which we would have liked!).
The products are vegan, paleo, gluten and dairy free as well as contain no genetically modified ingredients. The label uses only natural ingredients. The cannabidiol is offered alongside a specialised carrier that aids in absorption.
Are CBD vapes, tinctures, capsules or edibles better?
The formula is marketed as the ‘Gold Standard’ by the label and the lab tests back this up with its premium extract product that has been triple-lab tested for purity. The label is scientifically backed and is consistently researching to innovate supported by CBD expert medical practitioners and scientists. You can trace the batch from farm to finish where it remains free from any toxins, specifically THC, genetically modified ingredients, artificial colours, sulphates or dairy. It’s also vegan and is crafted with sustainable practises – minimal packaging and limited carbon emissions.
This is not to be confused with hemp oil used in food and beauty, which is made from the seeds of the same plant.
Paste is a great way to buy CBD, but it’s not for everybody. These pros and cons will help you decide if it’s the best CBD type for you:
A full-spectrum paste contains CBD and a range of other cannabinoids that are found naturally in the hemp plant. The ‘entourage effect theory’ states that the presence of traces of other cannabinoids may increase the potency of the CBD and may even extend the benefits it provides. In our experience these products are the most effective and offer the best value for money.
CBD pastes usually contain hemp extract blended with a carrier oil and beeswax. The oil is most often coconut oil which gives a smooth buttery flavour. The wax gives the paste its thicker consistency and putty-like texture. The result is a pleasant oily paste that can be dispensed quickly and accurately.
CBD pastes are often the most potent CBD products available, they’re highly concentrated and have a thicker consistency than oil. To make them easier to use, they usually come preloaded into syringes. Most people use them by placing a small amount under their tongue for quick absorption.