Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the lesser-known child of the cannabis sativa plant; its more famous sibling, tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the active ingredient in pot that catapults users’ “high.” With roots in Central Asia, the plant is believed to have been first used medicinally — or for rituals — around 750 B.C., though there are other estimates too.
What are the claims?
Just as hemp seedlings are sprouting up across the United States, so is the marketing. From oils and nasal sprays to lollipops and suppositories, it seems no place is too sacred for CBD. “It’s the monster that has taken over the room,” Dr. Brad Ingram, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, said about all the wild uses for CBD now. He is leading a clinical trial into administering CBD to children and teenagers with drug-resistant epilepsy.
Is This A Scam?
Many soldiers return home haunted by war and PTSD and often avoid certain activities, places or people associated with their traumatic events. The Department of Veterans Affairs is funding its first study on CBD, pairing it with psychotherapy.
Around 10 drops from their 250mg tincture enhanced my quality of sleep and helped me to unwind in the evenings. I also added a couple of drops to my moisturiser each night and found it reduced inflammation and evened my skin tone.
Trial and error is a necessary part of the process to find a product that works for you, because what works for one person won’t necessarily have the same effect on others.
Yet it’s the brand’s Bright Days that is the bestseller and it’s clear why. Incorporate just one drop into your life and you may just feel a gentle lift. Slight aches and pains felt unremarkable and quality of sleep was greatly enhanced. The bonus of coconut oil and the lime and juniper flavouring marks a pleasant, revitalising way to start the day. The oil contains five per cent CBD.
Endoca takes our top spot due to sincere quality control and honest manufacturing, both of which result in a product that works very well and helped to enhance the quality of sleep.
Even if you opt for the mildest strain, thanks to its full-spectrum profile, you’ll still get that powerful hit and the full ‘entourage’ effect of additional terpenes and flavouroids, making the investment worthwhile. Another thing we love about Blessed is how transparent the company is about its processes and lab results – a must when purchasing CBD.
The brand is completely transparent about its ingredients and actually offer certified batch reports on their website as well as 24/7 customer service.
What are the benefits of CBD oil?
A small British brand that’s relatively new to the scene, Bud & Tender use both CO2 and ethanol for extraction and filtration.
The range stems from 500mg to 3000mg strengths in 500mg increments and includes topical balms, capsules and good old traditional oil. The label offers one of the highest quality oils on the market after being put through its paces by a rigorous third-party testing process, gaining a certification from the Banned Substance Control Group to ensure its free from any contaminants and remains consistent throughout.