Top 4 luxury CBD oils for treating anxiety, depression and inflammatory ailments at home
Medicinal cannabis are two words that have been causing quite a stir in the health world over the past 12 months, and cannabidiol – or, as it’s more commonly known, CBD oil, has revolutionised the way people are seeking to treat a range of ailments in their own homes. A derivative of marijuana, it is widely touted as a miracle cure for various conditions by CBD advocates – but is this popular natural remedy the magical potion many believe it to be?
Since the Government announced that it was relaxing laws on when cannabis medicines can be prescribed by doctors back in 2018, CBD oil has shown great promise in treating mental health disorders including depression and anxiety, as well as epilepsy, acne and various inflammatory conditions, with research also indicating it could be useful in balancing the metabolism, aiding sleep disorders, preventing arthritic inflammation and healing the skin.
Numerous animal studies and accumulating evidence from human experimental, clinical, and epidemiological studies have suggested that CBD has powerful anti-anxiety properties. Administered acutely, it appears safe, well-tolerated, and may be beneficial to treat a number of anxiety-related disorders, including social phobia, panic disorder, OCD and PTSD.
It has also been shown to be effective in treating depression, offering fewer side effects than traditional medications. Our bodies produce their own cannabinoids (endocannabinoids), which help to regulate several functions of the body such as mood, pain sensation, sleep, and appetite. CBD has been found to help by modulating their actions, as well as potentiating the effects of serotonin by enhancing the activity of the receptors unto which serotonin binds.
CBD is also known to offer powerful benefits for inflammatory conditions by reducing both inflammation and the damaging effect of free radicals. By modulating the function of the immune system, it can help reduce various types of chronic pain. One study, on rats, found that CBD injections reduced pain response to surgical incision, while another showed that oral CBD treatment significantly reduced sciatic nerve pain and inflammation. Several human studies have followed suit, revealing that a combination of CBD and THC is effective in treating pain related to multiple sclerosis and arthritis.
CBD is one of the about seventy active elements found in the hemp plant. While CBD is extracted from the hemp plant, it only contains trace amounts of THC – the psychoactive compound that is found in cannabis. For this reason, it is seen by many to be a safer way to reap the benefits this natural wonder provides. Not only is it natural, but it’s legal, too – and nowadays, you only have to visit a health store to find shelf after shelf lined with oils, creams and other treatments. It doesn’t end there either, CBD oil can now be found in everything from food products to sweets and even beer.
There is still quite the stigma surrounding CBD oil due to the fact that it is derived from cannabis – or, more specifically, hemp. Yet even so, this hasn’t stopped doctors from recommending it to patients in lieu of prescription pharmaceuticals – so is it time we gave this natural alternative a chance?
With a legion of celebrity fans behind it, the popularity of CBD oil continues to grow. Health is the one thing you can’t put a price on, and when you’re feeling under the weather, it’s natural to want to get back to your best. So, if you’ve tried out a range of prescribed medications that just aren’t cutting the mustard, then it might be time to look to something new.
Choosing the right CBD oil for you can be something of a minefield with so many on the market to today, but some are definitely more effective than others. To help make things a little easier, we spoke to online cannabidiol retailer for the Ageless, to find out who the best CBD oil brands in the UK are – all you have to do is take your pick.
BioBloom CBD oil is the number 1 organic CBD oil in Austria and it’s now available in the UK at for the Ageless. Using high-quality, organically certified hemp flowers for all of its products, all of its oils are processed exclusively by hand. Their CBD oils are available as 4%, 6% and 8% concentrates in 10ml and 30ml bottles. BioBloom’s organic hemp drops are also organic certified – the Co2 extraction has been certified by the patient association Arge-Canna with the AC quality seal too.
A forward-thinking manufacturer of organic, cold-pressed oils including a boutique range of high-quality hemp products, hemp tea and organic CBD oils, Biopurus offers not only full-spectrum CBD oil but also whole-plant Co2 extraction, meaning, their oils contain many more nutrients than your regular golden oil. One of the key things you might notice is the stronger flavour range when compared with other brands – but this comes with the guarantee that you’re taking a whole-plant CBD oil, not only with a full spectrum of cannabinoids, but also with its natural chlorophyll, lipids, terpenes, and other phytonutrients, which are normally stripped from regular CBD oils. Biopurus is exclusively available in the UK at for the Ageless.
This British CBD oil brand, Love Hemp, boasts a range of oils and sweets containing organic CBD hemp extract, selected from crops that are thoroughly tested by third-party labs. All of Love Hemp’s products and active ingredients are organic. Love Hemp CBD products are cold-pressed using CO2 Supercritical extraction (the gold standard of hemp extraction) and contain the whole-plant benefits of full-spectrum cannabidiol, with no THC.
The full-spectrum golden oil, produced by CannabiGold, is rich in phytocannabinoids extracted from the finest European hemp.. The entire range is lab tested to check for cannabinoid concentrations including CBD, CBDa, THCV and CBG. Terpene level testing is carried out to ensure the absence of heavy metals within the finished oil. To maintain all these essential cannabinoids, the CannabiGold hemp plants are extracted using Supercritical CO2 extraction and produces the cleanest final product.
Whichever CBD oil you choose, be sure to read the instructions and don’t exceed the recommended dose.