What is CBD Oil?
CBD oil comes from the cannabis or hemp plant - in the UK, CBD oil can only be made from the hemp plant due to legal restrictions around using the cannabis plant. CBD (or cannabidiol) is one of over 140+ cannabinoids in these plants but the most know cannabinoids are CBD and THC.
Unlike THC, CBD will not get you high, it is typically used to help you unwind and relax - its the cannabinoid that helps you chill out!
It's also worth knowing that CBD oil isn't actually and oil at all! CBD actually comes off as a crystal when its extracted from the hemp or cannabis plant and then it's mixed into an oil. This is what it's commonly mistaken as an oil. The most common oils CBD is mixed with are MCT oil (which is a fractionated coconut oil), hemp oil (tastes quite grassy!) or olive oil.
CBD is now found in all sorts of products, some legitimate and some really not legitimate (we saw some CBD infused clothes?!) - so we have curated what we see as the best performing and highest quality CBD products in the UK and EU!
What CBD Oil Should I Choose?
With so many CBD oil products out there, it can be tricky to choose what one to go for. First of all, it's important to know that no all CBD oils are equal - they come in different strengths, oils and quality. So what CBD oil should you choose?
You might see some CBD oils measured by percentage, this is basically saying how much of the liquid is CBD and how much is oil - e.g. a 5% oil is 5% CBD mixed in 95% oil. The problem with oils labelled like this is that you might think all 5% oils are the same which is unfortunately not the case. What commonly happens is the bottle sizes are reduced but the percentage stays the same. What this means is that instead of buying a 30ml 5% CBD oil, you could accidentally buy a 10ml 5% oil - and sometimes they even cost the same! Sounds confusing right?
That's why, all the CBD on our site clearly states how many mg of CBD there are in each bottle so that you know exactly how much CBD you're actually buying!
We found that the market was so confusing that we just made our own oils to try and simplify it! Check out our 500mg CBD Oil
How much CBD Should I use?
How much CBD you use is incredibly different from person to person - it largely relies on things like your biomass, how receptive you are to CBD and also the type of CBD product you're using.
We recommend most people start with a 20mg to 30mg serving - some people may need more but this is a great place to start.
The method of taking CBD can also effect the amount you need to take, for example, tinctures and CBD oils have the best absorption rate while capsules have the least. However, the difference between them is relatively small!
We recommend that a 500mg to 1000mg CBD oil to start with
Where can I buy CBD Oil?
CBD oil is easy to find, most local pharmacies or health stores have it - however, finding good quality CBD oil is a lot more difficult. That's why we set up TheDrug.Store, a one stop shop for high quality, reliable and effective remedies for your everyday needs!
We were the first CBD Shop in London and the biggest CBD store in the UK!
What CBD Products are there?
There is a huge range of CBD products in the UK but we feel we have curated only the best ones! Below is a list of the best CBD product types as well as Dosage's guide to the 10 best CBD oils in the UK!
1) CBD Oils
These are the most popular CBD products in the UK and are commonly referred to as cannabis oils. These are highly effective and come in a range or strengths from 500mg to 5000mg (very strong!).
2) CBD Edibles
These are the fastest growing category of CBD products in the UK as they are quite simply delicious! A couple of these and you're on your way. They do vary in strength and form. From CBD Gummies to CBD Chocolate and CBD Mints!
3) CBD Capsules
Super easy for dosage, CBD capsules are a simple and easy way to take CBD due to their fixed serving size - from 25mg to 50mg these are a great option for those on the go or don't want to use CBD oil!
For those times you want to soothe your muscles - CBD can also be used in creams and balms and applied to your skin. This has been a popular option for athletes like rugby players and golfers!