If you haven’t heard about cannabidiol (CBD) yet, where have you been hiding?
It seems like every other day there’s a story in a national newspaper expounding the benefits of this cannabis-derived compound: “How cannabis oil helped me get off painkillers”, “Woman cured of sciatica within hours of using cannabis oil”, “Gran’s tumour shrinks to eighth of size with cannabis oil” – just a few of the stories that have been read by millions in the UK.
In fact, the use of CBD oil has doubled in the last year, with up to 1,000 a people each month deciding to try the non-psychoactive cannabinoid for the first time. Many, underwhelmed by traditional medicine, do so to see if it could help with various conditions from neurological pain and nausea to depression and anxiety.
Along with this growing interest in CBD, an exciting new industry has sprouted up to bring to cater to the demand for cannabis-derived products. There are now a wide variety of CBD products available in the UK, including edibles, tinctures and e-liquids.
Here, we have taken the liberty to compile a list of the 10 best CBD products in the UK right now. You’ll find products from some well-established brands along with the latest and greatest innovations. If we’ve missed anything, please let us know in the comments!
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1. CBD Armour Silver (10ml -1,000mg CBD – £30)
CBD Armour’s Silver Full Spectrum CBD Oil is, as far as we can tell, the best value CBD oil in the UK (i.e. the cheapest per milligram of CBD). Each 10ml bottle contains 1,000mg of CBD and costs just £30. We haven’t found a better deal yet.
We also like CBD Armour Silver for its simplicity – it has just two ingredients, both derived from the cannabis plant: full spectrum hemp extract and organic hemp seed oil. It contains no other chemicals, flavours or preservatives. We appreciate this. Although the taste is not the best.
After Hemp Botanics stopped selling those juicy Bonnie & Clyde hemp buds, we were at a loss as to where to find high-quality hemp flowers. Luckily, however, we came across these expertly grown and beautifully manicured buds from Hempelf.
With up to 12% CBD, the ‘Lemon Skunk’ strain is, in our opinion, the best CBD hemp flowers in the UK. Great for vaping, smoking or cooking with, these hemp buds provide you with a full spectrum of terpenes and cannabinoids for an enhanced synergistic effect known as the ‘entourage effect’.
Now this CBD skin balm from Aura CBD is fantastic. It features only organic ingredients, including raw coconut oil, organic raw cacao butter, organic cannabis terpenes, and it smells good enough to eat. It’s also one of the only CBD balms in the UK that is suitable for vegans.
It costs £25
As the health benefits of CBD becomes more widely known, expect to see a lot more cosmetics containing CBD. To lead the charge with this 15% CBD handmade soap made with 100% natural products including extra virgin organic hempseed oil, olive oil and coconut oil. As well as cleaning the skin, the soap has many benefits from moisturising the skin to supporting skin health.
This is without a doubt the best CBD vape on the UK market. It’s everything you could want and need in a CBD vaporiser. It’s stylish, lightweight and slimline. Very discreet. And very simple to use. There are no buttons – you just take it out the box and puff like you would a joint or cigarette.
And this is a potent device. Made with just two ingredients – 50% CBD and 50% cannabis-derived terpenes (responsible for the taste and smell of cannabis) – this pen provides such a great vaping experience that it could potentially be a gamechanger for those trying to quit smoking. And with different flavours such as Gorilla Glue and Blue Dream – which feature appropriate terpene profiles of each strain – these pens are also great for weed-smokers
If you’re looking for an incredibly powerful CBD vape pen, this is the one. A vape starter kit costs £74.95.
CBD has just been removed from the prohibited list by the World Anti Doping Agency, and Nick Osipczak, a former professional UFC star and founder of Raised Spirit is aiming to supply the world of athletics with the CBD-infused coconut oil. The unique blend of two of nature’s most powerful superfoods, hemp and coconut, makes for a convenient and tasty supplement that can be eaten raw, spread on toast, in your favourite drink or recipe, or massaged directly into your skin.
There are not many things more relaxing than settling down with a steaming cup of hemp tea and honey after a long day. We’ve tried just about every hemp tea in the country and this offering from Hemp Happy has won our hearts. Organic, not many seeds or stems, and with 3% CBD, this tea has not only warmed through the winter but has also made a great tobacco substitute when we fancy a smoke.
A 60g bag costs £11.99
One of the newest innovations in the CBD sphere is this CBD-infused natural spring water from Love Hemp. The formulation took them over 9 months to research and develop, but the result is a convenient and refreshing way to nourish your endocannabinoid system while hydrating.
One 500ml bottle costs £3.99.
The CBD brothers are one of the most well-established and trusted CBD vendors on the UK, and their range of CBD oils is outstanding. Not only are the oils of superb quality and well priced, the lengths that the team at CBD Brothers go to assist their customers is unparalleled.
A 10ml bottle of Green Edition CBD Oil 2.8% per CBD costs just £7.95.
As a safer alternative to smoking, vaping e-liquid (or vape juice) has also become very popular over the last few years – I’m sure you’ve seen those people puffing on what looks like an electronic pen and leaving clouds of fruity smelling vapour in their wake. And while there are many different types of e-liquid with CBD in, the team over at Harmony have raised the bar with their range of terpene-infused e-liquids, including our favourite flavour, OG Kush.