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The best CBD oils in the UK

Indianapolis - Circa February 2019: CBD Technology Center products. The popularity of CBD oil as a medicinal product has skyrocketed VII

Once seen as a controversial substance, CBD oil has undoubtedly become one of the biggest wellness products of 2019, establishing itself as a staple amongst the popular health culture — but is this product really worth the attention it is receiving?

Also known as a Cannabidiol, CBD is the non-intoxicating component found within the cannabis plant and is classed as completely legal in the UK. It’s extracted from the stalk, stems, leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, and contains high amounts of actively therapeutic cannabinoids.

CBD does not contain THC – the psychoactive compound that is found in cannabis, and as such, is seen as a safer way to reap the benefits of this powerful plant

The Home Office “only issues licenses for cultivation of plants from approved seed types with a THC content not exceeding 0.2%”, meaning that CBD oil cannot “get you high”, as it’s simply not strong enough to do so, thereby it’s a safer way of gaining the benefits from this powerful plant — before buying, remember to look at the THC levels, as anything above 0.2% is illegal.

It is largely believed that CBD oil has a wide range of therapeutical properties that can offer relief for victims suffering from Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer, Diabetes, general pain, acne, anxiety, depression and insomnia, or perhaps to simply relax the mind and body from daily stresses.

Backed by the World Health Organisation as they claim that CBD oil is “generally well tolerated with a good safety profile”, it appears that CBD is an up-and-coming natural remedy that appears to be offering an alternative to traditional medication.

The popularity of CBD oil as a medicinal product has skyrocketed over the past 12 months. Image credit: Jonathan Weiss/

Due to the alternative solution that CBD offers, it comes as no surprise to see that many have been jumping on the bandwagon this year to try this newly accepted oil that seems to be offering a much-needed relief to chronic pain, illnesses and disorders, and the growing popularity doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

If you haven’t tried CBD before, the best option is to start on a low dosage and increase gradually — an effective dose can fall between 5 and 75 mg per day and do not worry as CBD is not addictive and you will not be able to overdose on it.

Whether you want to try CBD oil to unwind after a very stressful day, improve your sleep or for controlling conditions throughout the day, there is a trial and error process that is necessary to determine which product serves you best and you can choose between four main forms of CBD oil — vaping, tinctures, capsules or edibles.

1. Blessed CBD, £44.95

Offering a high-quality strong oil at an affordable price, Blessed CBD has a fantastic level of purity, meaning that you do not have to dose heavily throughout the day as a few drops will do the trick — with tinctures simply place the drops under the tongue, wait 60 seconds and swallow.

Blessed CBD was voted the number 1 CBD brand in the UK by The Mirror and HerbMighty, further adding to their credibility. They sell their oils at a full spectrum of hemp extracts, reaching up to 1800mg, which is far more than many other brands offer in the UK.

This company offers an incredibly trustworthy service with full disclosure on their products, as well as a third-party verification on everything they do to ensure that customers receive a worthwhile product.

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2. CBD Pure, £23

CBD Pure is a more bespoke provider, offering a limited selection of the highest quality products. However, being based in the USA means that the delivery will take up to 14 days — patience is required.

The company offers a wider choice of CBD forms, as they give customers a choice of tinctures and capsules, yet the spectrum is lower as the amount of CBD ranges from 100mg to 750mg.

The hemp is grown 100 per cent organic, thereby the potency and quality make up for the limited amounts offered. Similarly, CBD Pure is also a highly rated company, and the wide array of positive customer reviews make it an excellent service.

3. Elixinol, £23

A well-known brand supported by an expert, Paul Benhaim, Elixinol has been featured in a wide array of articles discussing CBD — entirely trustworthy.

This brand offers a variety of CBD strengths, starting at 300mg up to 3600mg, and all of their oils are available in two flavours — the standard natural flavour of CBD or cinnamint.

Elixinol’s CBD contains coconut oil, which allows for faster absorption, therefore faster results. However, as they are also based in the USA, delivery can take up to 2-3 weeks.

4. Endoca, £26

Made with 100 per cent organic hemp, this vegan and gluten-free is non-GMO — free from pesticides, herbicides solvents and chemical fertilisers.

From start to finish, Endoca manufactures everything themselves to provide a very personal and protected product. With an earthy yet bitter taste, Endoca’s CBD comes in two different strengths and is verified by GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certification as well as third party laboratory testing — undoubtedly customers feel safe with Endoca.

5. Hempura, £19.99

A recent producer of CBD, Hempura have rapidly gained attention with their wide variety of products — from tinctures, edibles, vapes and capsules — all ensuring purity and safety.

Similar to the others, the CBD is of great quality and showcases consistency throughout their range. The concentration of CBD oil ranges from 250mg to 1000mg and you will be able to see the third party lab results, as well as their registration from the Cannabis Trades Association UK.

6. The Original Alternative, £18

Great value for money as this brand has a fantastic reputation and claims to be the longest standing in the UK.

Growing their own organic hemp across Europe, this brand uses CO2 extraction with low pressure and heat to ensure that their oils contain all the very best benefits of a full spectrum product.

These oils have a thicker consistency compared to the others and have a more potent taste — perhaps buying their capsules or edibles would be easier to intake.

7. Love Hemp, from £19.99

This CBD is a premium mid-strength oil which contains an earthy flavour, rich texture and a very gentle but ultimately effective result.

Love Hemp similarly sells a range of quality CBD edibles for those who prefer to not taste the strong flavour of its CBD oil. However, the fairly hefty price tag is a downfall, considering that the size and strength are comparably less to the other oils on our list, although it is good for beginners wanting to slowly introduce themselves to this new “miracle medicine”.

Image credit at the very top of the article: Jonathan Weiss/