Easy Guide to Buying the Best CBD Oil CBD range
‘Insanely Popular’ was a phrase used last year to describe the numbers of people buying CBD Oil. Indeed, more Britons googled CBD than other health terms, such as veganism and meditation. Reports suggested people are buying CBD Oil in their droves, as nationwide sales hit up to £300m, in 2019. However, as with any new health category, plenty of misinformation and confusion has spread.
As a leading UK brand stocked in a range of trusted retailers such as Boots, part of Dragonfly CBD’s mission is to create trust in the category and ensure people are armed with the right information when buying CBD Oil. That’s why we’ve assembled an easy guide to buying CBD Oil along with our 3 key tips
What is CBD?To start off simply, CBD is a compound found in the Cannabis Sativa plant – also known as hemp. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychotropic, which is very important. This means it does not create the ‘high’ effect, often associated with Cannabis.
How should one take CBD?CBD interacts with a series of receptors located all over the human body, which is responsible for its wide polypharmacological effect. In order to get to these receptors, CBD has to be absorbed into the bloodstream. To maximise the serving of CBD, it is necessary to choose a method of taking CBD with a high absorption rate.There are several ways in which you can take CBD. However, the best route is sublingually – holding the CBD Oil under the tongue – for up to two minutes. As Prof. Saoirse O’Sullivan explains, there are millions of small blood vessels below the tongue that can absorb CBD directly into the body.Moreover, CBD absorption is improved by the presence of a healthy fat, such as hemp seed oil. This is why CBD is mixed with a carrier oil to create a product called CBD Oil.
What are the different types of CBD?There are a few different types of CBD to consider: Narrow Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and CBD Isolate.A high quality Narrow Spectrum CBD Oil – like this award winning range – contains CBD and a small range of terpenes and other cannabinoids. It is smooth and light in taste, making it ideal for both new and experienced users.In contrast, Broad Spectrum CBD Oil retains much of the original plant matter, including a range of cannabinoids, terpenes and waxes. This harnesses Cannabis Sativa’s harmonising entourage of compounds in unison, with a rich depth of flavour. It is best served for an experienced CBD user. Many brands tout a Full Spectrum product but this includes THC, which makes it illegal and potentially psychotropic. CBD Isolate is a crystalised and pure form of CBD. During the extraction process, the CBD is isolated using chromatography, hence the name CBD Isolate. CBD Isolate is the cheapest extraction method and is often used by brands to reduce their production costs. However, it is rare the cost benefits are passed onto the customer. Recently, Essential Dragonfly CBD Oil launched, making CBD Oil more accessible and affordable. It really is the best value CBD Oil available.
Tip 1: Go Organic – Or don’t bother!
Organic produce has become really popular in the last two decades, as people are taking their health more seriously. Shoppers are placing increasing value in the three Ts: transparency, trust and traceability. Likewise, many customers will only purchase organic CBD Oil. However, it is more important to buy organically grown CBD than many realise.
Cannabis Sativa – also known as hemp – is one of the world’s most environmentally friendly plants. Not only is it a carbon sink, absorbing huge quantities of CO2 from the atmosphere, but it also removes toxins from the soil.
After the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster, government authorities planted hemp in the soil to remove heavy metals and other toxins. German researchers found that hemp around Chernobyl was able to remove lead, cadmium and nickel from the soil. Its benefits are extraordinary but these can be inadvertently passed onto the consumer via a CBD Oil.
These toxins can appear in a CBD Oil by contaminating the leaves, from which the CBD is extracted. As a result, it is so important you buy a CBD Oil grown in organically certified soil. Organically certified soil is free from contaminants, pesticides and heavy metals, all of which can damage the product.
Make sure you purchase a CBD Oil from a manufacturer with an organic certification visible on their website, such as Dragonfly CBD.
Tip 2: In case you get tested, make sure your CBD Oil is as well!
Many brands in the UK state CBD Oil can contain up to 0.2% THC but this is not true! In fact, the allowable legal level of THC is 0 in any product.
THC is a psychotropic substance and is responsible for the ‘high’ effect, which is most associated with smoking cannabis. If found with a product containing THC, you could find yourself in trouble with the police or even fail a roadside drugs test. It’s simply not worth the risk.
Furthermore, a BBC Investigation uncovered many CBD Oil products, which did not have the stated level of CBD on the packaging. There was even one brand without any CBD in it all!
So how do you find a reliable CBD Oil in the UK that is THC-free?
Every reputable CBD brand should have third party laboratory results available on their website. While this is not normal practice in consumer goods, as demonstrated it is very important for CBD Oil.
As part of its mission to increase legitimacy, trust and transparency in CBD, Dragonfly CBD makes all of its lab tests freely available on its website. Type in the batch number and get easy access to a full rundown of the cannabinoid profile and the microbiology report.
Tip 3: Strength is Best
A survey of Dragonfly CBD customers found that high strength is the most important consideration when buying a CBD Oil. Most people are looking for a CBD Oil to make a big impact, which is why the 3000MG is a Dragonfly CBD Best Seller.
The reason behind this is simple, a higher CBD content provides a stronger dose. Moreover, you also get greater value for your money.
There are several great guides to help you decide how much CBD to take per day. Consider your reasons behind buying CBD. This will help you decide whether investing a little more money in a stronger CBD Oil is your right way forward.
Dragonfly CBD – The Award Winning, Seed to Shelf Range
Dragonfly CBD makes its CBD Oil, differently, as every CBD Oil is made from seed to shelf. This year, Boots’ customers voted us the Best CBD Oil in the UK. We think this is pretty cool and a testament to our quality.
- This process begins with seeds sown on organically certified soil. All the soil is free from heavy metals, pesticide free and lovingly nurtured by our farmers.
- The Dragonfly CBD Oil range covers a variety of strengths, sizes and flavours to ensure there is something suitable for everyone.
- All lab reports are made available on Dragonfly’s website for added trust and transparency.