There’s a lot of reasons to try Bud and Tender before they hit it big.
As we mentioned, their CBD oil range is small, but there are tincture and capsule options, with a healthy range of strengths. They offer their products from a moderate 1000mg, which is perfect for low pain management and recovery, up to 2000mg, which is strong enough for more intensive pain.
Using high quality CO2 extraction, like most of our top choices, the purity is exceptional, and it contains absolutely 0% THC, making it legal in the UK market.
5. Holistic Hemp
Holistic Hemp is a Scottish company who believe that handcrafted CBD oils are the way forward.
You’re going to get exceptional purity, as above, because of the supercritical CO2 extraction processes used to filter out the CBD from the hemp, and if you’re especially worried, each batch is certified with its own reports on purity and ingredients listings.
But why are so many UK consumers turning to something that, in all actuality, is still relatively untested? What can it do for you, and how and where should you be taking it? Is it worth becoming part of the CBD life? With popular high street shops in the United Kingdom now also stocking CBD products, how do you know which one to choose?
Vapes or e-liquids: Taken like any other e-liquid, CBD e-liquid vapes are inconspicuous, allowing you to take them anywhere in vape pens, but getting the required dosage can be tough, and the long term effects, like all vaping products, are still being discussed.
Unfortunately, Endoca doesn’t sugar coat their products— literally. Because they are as natural as possible, they can take on a much earthier tone than some would like. However, this isn’t to say you can’t mix it in with other food to mask the taste all together. Asides from CBD tinctures, other products in Endoca’s range include topicals, capsules and supplements.
CBD, also known as Cannabidiol oil, is an oil extracted from the hemp plant. Don’t let this confuse you with marijuana, however. Hemp and marijuana do come from the same plant, but they are two different things all together. Marijuana consists of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), a psychoactive compound that gives you what most people refer to as a high. You can purchase cannabis oil, but you will need a marijuana medical card to do so.
As if this wasn’t enough, Blessed CBD also has full-spectrum oils, which are better than broad-spectrum oils. This means they provide a wide range of cannabinoids (CBDA, CBG) that even include a boosted terpene profile and flavonoids (this helps with the “entourage effect”).
The people at Vibes CBD have proven themselves already despite being new in the UK CBD market. Their premium CBD oil is lab tested frequently by Phytovista Laboratories to make sure it’s the best oil it can possibly be. For a newcomer to the UK’s CBD industry, this brand is certainly worth looking into.
This is another company that is new to the UK market. They produce a fruity and light pure CBD oil tincture that people love, and have great customer service.
As of 2021, CBD is allowed to be legally sold in the UK, provided that the THC content remains below the legal limit, which is 0.2%.
Their broad-spectrum CBD oils come in a variety of potencies, and in a special fruit mix flavour (the flavour is achieved with terpenes). If you don’t like CBD’s bitter, pure taste, then Vibes CBD’s flavoured CBD oil drops are the perfect alternative.
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!).
If you’d like to support a smaller boutique company, Holistic Hemp fits the bill. Using plants grown on small European farms, the pesticide and chemical free flowers are handpicked (unlike most on the market) meaning the oil is high quality. It even has a full floral flavour (thanks to the plants they choose) that offers a pleasant taste without interfering with the benefits. Offering 5, 10, 15 and 20 per cent options in various forms, this brand mixes hemp with cannabis seed carrier oil to create a full-spectrum product containing a variety of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids.
There are measurements on the pipette if you want to ensure that you are taking an accurate dose.
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Holistic Herb may be one of the newer kids on the block when it comes to CBD oil but the brand makes up for it with its advanced technology. They use a method of micro-emulsification that, while removing all traces of THC, make the CBD itself water-soluble and have greater bioavailability. The latter means that more of the product reaches your bloodstream and thus, is more potent. This explains the lower strength and why it still packs an impressive punch.
The oil has a natural taste with a faint orange aroma. The aftertaste is bitter but less so than some of the others on this list. After three drops under your tongue, three times a day, our tested immediately noticed better and longer sleeps as well as reduced pain from current and residual injury.
Love Hemp is a premium mid-strength CBG oil with an earthy flavour, rich texture and a gentle but effective result. CBG and CBD are both cannabinoids, CBG being the predecessor to CBD in terms of how the chemical breaks down when heated. Both offer similar effects according to a 2018 study.
The taste is bitter and earthy but an encapsulated version is also available if you’re sensitive to the taste. This is a reliable and clean product that worked consistently well from the very first use.