The flavour of Provacan is very strong and bitter, which takes a while to get used to – but it works wonderfully.
Endoca takes our top pick for a few important reasons. This CBD oil is made with 100 per cent organic hemp and is vegan, gluten free and non-GMO. But perhaps most impressive is the fact Endoca manufacture everything themselves from seed to shelf — a rarity in CBD oil production.
Around 10 drops from their 250mg tincture enhanced my quality of sleep and helped me to unwind in the evenings. I also added a couple of drops to my moisturiser each night and found it reduced inflammation and evened my skin tone.
Provacan CBD oil, 1200mg
It’s only recently that I decided to try the “miracle medicine” for myself. As someone who has trouble sleeping, relaxing and switching off, I hoped it might provide a natural antidote to the constantly switched-on, anxiety-inducing world we live in.
CBD oil cannot “get you high” as the Home Office “only issues licences for cultivation of plants from approved seed types with a THC content not exceeding 0.2%”.
Ok so this CBD oil is not going to be winning any taste competitions anytime soon. As the instructions suggest it is best not to swallow for as long as possible after you ingest. Squeeze the pipette under your tongue with 10 drops per day as the absolute maximum. Our tester suggests keeping a tasty treat on hand or at least some water to disguise the acrid taste. But as for the effects, that’s where this CBD oil hits its stride.
If taste is a deal-breaker, MedTerra’s CBD oils have got you covered. The oils are flavoured with the likes of citrus – which tastes like you’re sucking on a lemon sherbet.
More people are turning to CBD to manage chronic pain. The best CBD oil tinctures, capsules, creams or edibles (CBD gummies, cookies, brownies etc) are an excellent way to help your body recover after a hand workout.
Most CBD oils run around 250mg, up to around 1000mg strength, but Blessed CBD has options up to the 1800mg level (which, honestly, might be a little too strong for some people – but that’s why there’s also a 500mg and 1000mg option).
Instead, it comes with a raft of supposed health benefits. We say supposedly because the science is still out, even though labs are currently scurrying to test it out and prove the benefits, as fast as possible, and current testing looks promising.
7. Bud and Tender
Holistic Hemp is a Scottish company who believe that handcrafted CBD oils are the way forward.
Updated for 2021, here are some of the best CBD oils available to buy in the UK market.
Available in tinctures and capsules, Endoca Raw is a great product but falls short in a couple of ways. One, the taste is surprisingly strong, which is to be expected considering it’s all-natural, and two, it only comes in two strengths, which is a little less than we like to see. Despite that, though, you’re getting an effective CBD oil, and it’s going to do exactly what you need it to do, whilst protecting the environment at the same time.
As for the oil itself, it’s good quality, all European grown, with full third party lab certification and registration from the Cannabis Trades Association UK. Whilst there’s nothing standout about their oils, there’s also no downsides that we could find either. Just solid, consistent goodness.
That’s perhaps unsurprising when you learn that CBD oil fans are now in their millions and are enjoying the vast array of potential benefits this cannabis-based supplement has to give.
We tested the 1,500mg CBD oil from Truth Naturals on some very tricky cases, and the results were impressive: so much so, that follow-up oils trialled by the same people didn’t even really get a look in. Interestingly, all testers described a very clear feeling of balance.
How we tested
Some studies have shown that cannabis (which CBD is derived from) appears to light up the arousal part of the brain, particularly in women. There’s also evidence to indicate that it can help to relax muscles, increase natural lubricants and reduce performance anxiety. What’s more, CBD also directly activates serotonin and dopamine receptors, which play a key role in libido regulation.
The most noticeable effect for our testers was an almost instantaneous wash of calm, which then gradually progresses until you feel ready to climb into bed and drift off completely peacefully. Testers found this CBD not only helped them fall asleep, but stay asleep too. They didn’t experience any grogginess in the morning, either.
The most noticeable effect with this one was anxiety relief that lasted. It not only seemed to help with stress in the moment, but with the management of everyday anxiety as well. Despite only trialling a relatively low dose (500mg), this oil was as effective on stress and physical discomfort as much higher potency oils. And the mild, slightly nutty flavour was very enjoyable.