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!
Love Hemp’s sugar-free gummy bears are each infused with 10mg of CBD, making them a convenient, accurate and tasty way to dose CBD. With no sugar and only 7 calories per bear, they’re also a treat that won’t expand your waistline. Additionally, they don’t contain yeast, wheat, gluten, dairy, eggs, or peanuts.
A bottle of 10 bears costs £9.99.
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.
A 10ml bottle with 30mg of CBD costs €16,99 (approx £15.13).
The CBD brothers are a wholesome and honest business in what can be a murky CBD industry where not every vendor should be trusted. Having supplied high-quality CBD oils for probably the best price you will find, it is no surprise that their newest product, CBD Balm, is earning such rave reviews. Made with organic CBD oil, organic Coconut oil, organic Bee’s Wax, the simple and effective balm is great for sore joints, back pain, headaches, or skin conditions.
A 30ml tin costs £34.95.
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 and started stocking them at High & Polite. With up to 10% CBD, they are great for vaping, smoking or cooking with, providing you with a full spectrum of terpenes and cannabinoids for an enhanced synergistic effect, known as the ‘entourage effect’.
One gram costs £9.
CBD extracts are set to grow in popularity over the coming months, and our favourite on the market right now are these Pineapple Express 90% crystals from Synergy Of Nature. With a fruity undertone with hints of pineapple, they are ideal for dabbing, vaping or adding to food and drink, or even to your e-liquid.
250mg costs £19.95.
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.
A 110ml jar with around 200-250mg of CBD costs £25.
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 feature again on our list as their range of CBD oils is by far our favourite on the UK market. 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 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.
A bar of 15% CBD soap weighing 120-120g costs £12.95.