CBD is the latest buzzword among the health and wellness world. CBD stands for cannabidiol which is just one of more than 100 chemicals found in the cannabis plant (hemp).
However, it’s important to note that unlike regular cannabis, CBD won’t get you high, in fact, it has no psychoactive properties at all. Interestingly, CBD in some countries has been approved for use to alleviate pain associated with multiple sclerosis, whilst another recent 2018 review showed that it can be an effective treatment for certain types of childhood epilepsy. 1
There have also been numerous anecdotal benefits for the use of CBD. Many have claimed that CBD has helped to reduce their anxiety, depression, pain and inflammation, whilst others have seen improvements in skin conditions such as acne. However, there is a need for high quality randomised controlled trials to back up these claims before making recommendations.
Until now cannabis oil wasn't sold in stores, but according to the Cannabis Trades Association UK, the number of cannabidiol consumers has rocketed from 125,000 12 months ago to 250,000 now. This flurry of excitement could be why CBD is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK. So here are the top CBD products that are available for you to try...
According to Love Hemp, this water has taken over 9 months to perfect. Not only is it super refreshing but most are shocked at how good this CBD water tastes!
2mg CBD droplets per 500ml bottle | £1.99
10mg CBD per gummy | £9.99 for 10 bears
Love Hemp has developed premium 64% cocoa chocolate balls enriched with full spectrum hemp extract. Every 100g pack contains a whopping 40mg of CBD!
This tasty chocolate is infused with CBD, and has a smooth texture with a subtle vanilla twist. What’s more, this high-quality chocolate contains 64% cocoa solids and also comes with health-promoting polyphenols including terpenes and flavonoids.
10mg CBD per 25g chocolate | £3.99
This organic oil is a unique blend of coconut oil and CBD. It is handmade by infusing milled hemp flowers into melted coconut oil. It can be a convenient oil to use that can be spread on toast or added to your favourite recipes. It can also be applied topically - just rub straight onto skin or massage into your feet just before bed.
24mg CBD per 1 teaspoon | £34.99
This balm is made from infusing the roots, stems and leaves of organically grown cannabis plants with organic coconut oil. It is then slow cooked over 4 days to ensure the maximum goodness is extracted from the plant. Finally, organic beeswax is melted in the mixture to provide a more stable balm. Try using this balm for sore joints, back pain, headaches, or skin conditions.
50mg CBD per tin | £34.99
natural essential oils for the scent. It is handmade in a process which involves the soap being baked in clay ovens with the temperature never exceeding 60 degrees.
15% CBD per bar | £19.99
Flower Power produce a range of CBD infused coffees, for health-conscious people who want to be able to get the benefits of CBD, from a very socially acceptable source; your morning cuppa!
5mg CBD per cup | £14.99
By Lily Soutter