CBD Oil UK | The 10 Best UK CBD Oil Brands Reviewed
CBD is one of the most popular wellness trends in the UK, with hundreds of thousands people using it in the UK alone. In the USA, the CBD market is more established, but we wanted to highlight the emerging and best UK CBD brands available right now.
However, before we get into that, it might be best to understand what CBD oil is, what does it do, and how to look out for the best CBD oil products!
What is CBD Oil?
CBD oil, also known as Cannabis oil or Cannabidiol Oil, is an extract from the Hemp or Marijuana plant. In the UK, consumers can only buy CBD from the hemp plant.
CBD, unlike THC which can also be found in these plants, does not get you high. CBD has been touted to have a huge array of health benefits such as reducing anxiety, improving sleep and reducing inflammation. Although there is a lot of emerging evidence for a multitude of medicinal claims, there is still a lot of work to do. However, that has not stopped people flooding to CBD oil for it’s health benefits.
Although CBD can be referred to as Cannabis oil, it’s not really a suitable term as most CBD oil is obtained from the Hemp plant. The Hmep plant is naturally high in CBD and low in THC.
What does CBD do?
The CBD compound interacts with your endocannabinoid system – the system that regulates bodily functions. It’s quite a major player in your body and regulates things like the immune system, sleep and brain function.
Your body does regulate this system itself but supplementing it with CBD and other cannabinoids can be helpful for certain people with an imbalance in their endocannabinoid system. We found this piece in the New York Times really useful for people.
Is CBD oil legal in the UK?
CBD oil UK, is it legal? It’s a big question and currently a bit of a grey zone. CBD is legal if it contains 0.0% of THC (the compound that makes you high). Although many people state you can up to 0.2% THC, this is false. So, always make sure you have no THC in your CBD products!
But wait, that’s easier said than done as just recently, it was recorded that Holland & Barrett were stocking a CBD oil which was well over the THC limits! So we compiled this list of great performing CBD products that are safe and legal – and that we also love!
The 10 best CBD oils: UK
We run you through our list of the top 10 CBD oil brands in the UK for 2020!
TheDrug.Store CBD OIL
For #1 we thought we should kick things off with the most user friendly, simplest and most cost effective option we tried.
TheDrug.Store have made their own CBD oil in two strengths, 500mg and 1000mg. Both are mixed with MCT oil and contain pure CBD.
We love it because not only is it cost effective (£29.99 a bottle), pure and doesn’t have a hempy taste – it also has a measure on the pipette to help with consistent dosing. Sometimes the simple things are the best and if you’re looking at trying CBD then this is a great place to start!
Trip CBD Oil
Trip CBD recently (2020) launched their first CBD oil in the UK – coming in two flavours and blends of adaptogens to give you that extra bit of ahhhhh. Both their Wild Mint and Orange Blossom CBD Oil tinctures really raised the bar in terms of taste – we hate that “hempy” taste with other high street CBD oils!
Both of the flavours are also blended with Chamomile, an adaptogen that has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. Since the launch of this oil, we were really impressed with how well it works but also the look and feel sets it apart from other CBD Oils in the UK!
The oils come in two strengths, 300mg and 1000mg – the 300mg is ideal for those looking to try CBD oil, you just need to take a bit more of it than the 1000mg! (guide on CBD Oil Dosage)
OTO CBD Oil
This latest release from OTO has flown straight into the list for us. These CBD drops are specifically formulated to calm and soothe the body for a better night’s sleep or to reduce stress.
With 1500mg of CBD, Lavender, Liquorice and Spearmint the formula gave us an amazing night’s sleep.
The OTO CBD oil also combated one of our biggest issues which is dosing. TheDrug.Store Oil does this through a measure on the pipette but the OTO oil takes this a step further. It’s pipette has a button press function which delivers a precise and identical dose each time – a true innovation in the CBD industry.
Although the oil is slightly more expensive, it has a good strength and the botanical ingredients aid the function – this product really does work! We think this is actually great value
Apothem Labs are another UK based CBD brand that have developed a fantastic range of CBD based products. Each product has a unique blend of CBD and botanicals to product a high performing product.
Our personal favourite is their Lights Out drops, packed with 3000mg of CBD, lemon balm, milky oats, 5-HTP and Chamomile. This is a great one for improving the quality and depth of your sleep!
Although Apothem Labs are quite expensive, you do get a LOT of CBD for your money and the blends are fantastic, we really feel it adds to the CBD and that blends like this perform a lot better!
Medterra CBD Oil
Medterra is an amazing US based company that has now launched in the UK. It’s the most trusted CBD oil in the US and luckily we can now get it over here! Medterra CBD uses organically grown hemp for its CBD extraction too.
The oil is 500mg of CBD mixed with MCT oil. The all organic blend is perfect for your every day dose!
The oil is well priced and comes in three strengths, 500mg, 1000mg and 3000mg (v.strong!) – meaning there is a strength for everyone!
We know that this list is for the best CBD oil brands in the UK, but – we feel that there are some fantastic products and brands that should be included here that aren’t just CBD Oils.
Pollen is a UK based brand, born from alcoholic gummy makers Smith & Sinclair – they are now making delicious CBD gummies and drink drops which are probably the best tasting CBD producs we have tried… especially in the UK.
Again, Pollen use a unique blend of fruits and extracts with CBD to give a delicious and effective dose. Their CBD gummies are an amazing way to take CBD throughout the day.
Four Five CBD
Founded by rugby internationals George Kruis and Dominic Day, Four Five burst onto the UK CBD Oil scene in 2019 with their range of Oils, Capsules and Balms.
The CBD oils are the first that we are aware of to be made specifically for athletes so they do not fail drug tests. The oil is certified to a sporting standard and has 0.0% THC.
They also have a orange flavoured oil which we prefer to the natural one!
CBDistillery are the first American CBD brand on the list, although they do sell through TheDrug.Store.
CBDistillery made the list as they are one of the biggest CBD brands in the US and are now available in the UK. They provide great quality 0.0% THC formulas and, like TheDrug.Store oils, are high quality and affordable.
CBDistillery made their name in the US through having an extremely good product combined with a low price!
Grass & Co
We came across Grass & CO and were really impressed – their CBD oil blends are carefully crafted to help you sleep or relax.
We like their Ease product with 500mg of CBD and it tastes pretty good too!
One downside is that the bottle is quite small and the dosing is a little tricky but if you get over that then this is a great brand to go for!
Hop & Hemp
Again, not an oil (obviously) but it is a great tasting CBD beer! Hop & Hemp is the world’s first non-alcoholic CBD beer. We think it’s perfect for having that “decompression” beer after a long day! Each beer has 8mg of CBD in each bottle so you can definitely have a few on a chilled evening!
The UK CBD company hit shelves late last year (2019) and has since grown to be one of the must have CBD brands in the UK and looks to be set to be stocked this year in major retailers in the UK.
The beer is currently rated as one of the best alcohol free beers and is certainly a go-to for us, even though we aren’t normally alcohol free drinkers – the flavour of these has us hooked!
Our favourite is the IPA but you can decide for yourself with their mixed pack (6x IPA and 6x Lager)