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A Beginner’s Guide to CBD Oil

Explore Dragonfly's Finest Organic CBD Oil

In 2020, more Brits searched the internet for CBD than other major health terms, such as veganism and meditation. As remarkable as this might sound, it should come as no great surprise, given that multiple reports have indicated that people are buying CBD oil in their droves. The global market is valued at nearly $1 billion, and it is expected to be worth five times that by 2025. However, as with many new health products, there has been a fair amount of misinformation and confusion.

Part of our mission here at Dragonfly CBD is to debunk these myths and ensure that people are armed with the right information when buying CBD oil. That’s why we’ve assembled our handy guide to buying CBD oil in the UK.

What is CBD Oil?

CBD is one of 113 cannabinoids found in the Cannabis Sativa plant. But unlike another cannabinoid found in the same plant, THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)  which can make some people feel ‘high’, CBD oil contains NO THC and instead works positively with the body’s internal balancing system – the endocannabinoid system (ECS).

Does CBD work?

Studies on CBD are still in their early stages, but the World Health Organisation cites pain relief as a benefit and other studies have demonstrated that CBD provides other health benefits, including reducing anxiety and improving sleep. The World Health Organisation also lists CBD oil’s positive dermatological effects, which is why Dragonfly uses it in our skincare products.

Check out below a video from our statistic CBD report with details from Dr Tim Bond on the proof behind CBD.

How should you take CBD?

It’s beneficial to know a little about the science of CBD. This will help you to understand why it’s so effective as an oil, as opposed to other forms of CBD, such as creams and edibles.

CBD is activated when it interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) which plays a vital role in regulating our body and helping our internal receptors to create a balanced effect.

What does it taste like? CBD is relatively tasteless though some people report an earthy, grassy taste, owing to the naturally occurring compounds found in the Cannabis Sativa plant. You can Find out more about how to use CBD oil with Dragonfly.

We also offer an exciting range of flavoured CBD oils, each packed with naturally infused tastes. Our flavours include – cinnamon, anise, orange and peppermint.

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'What CBD oil should I use?'

We like to keep our menu of CBD oils simple and straightforward, although there are a few key distinctions between our two classic ranges, mainly relating to how much sativa compound is used in each formula. In a nutshell, Dragonfly’s CBD oral drops are best for beginners, whilst Dragonfly’s Broad spectrum tends to be better suited to more experienced users.

CBD Oil Oral Drops

CBD Oil Oral Drops is pure CBD mixed with hemp oil. It is the product of Dragonfly’s meticulous distillation process which filters out many of the cannabinoids, terpenes and waxes that are naturally found alongside CBD. This ensures a high-quality oil with a smooth consistency, making it ideal for both new users and experienced users who prefer a more refined finish.

Broad Spectrum CBD Oil

Dragonfly’s Broad spectrum CBD oil is made using a double-distillation process, which means that it retains much of the original plant matter with, of course, the exception of THC. This form of CBD oil harnesses a variety of flavonoids and terpenes, providing a richer depth of flavour that is more suitable for frequent CBD users.

Another difference is that Broad spectrum oil is capable of inducing something called the ‘entourage effect’: the idea that CBD is more effective when ingested with other compounds, such as the flavonoids, cannaflavins and terpenes.

Full Spectrum CBD Oil

You may also see Full spectrum CBD oil on the market. We do not sell this at Dragonfly, as it contains small amounts of the psychoactive ingredient THC. Our Broad Spectrum CBD oil provides a legal alternative to full spectrum, offering all of the same ingredients, minus the THC.

What should you look for when buying CBD oil?


In a recent Dragonfly survey of our customers we found that high strength is the most important consideration when buying CBD oil. Most people are looking for a product that makes a big impact, which is why 3000mg strength CBD oil is an especially popular choice. The reason behind this is simple: a higher CBD content means a stronger dose, plus it provides better value for money.

It’s important to note that each individual’s optimal dosage will vary, with factors like age, sex, height and weight all contributing to the amount that works best for you. If you’ve never tried CBD oil before, we would recommend starting with a lower-concentration formula, such as 300mg, before moving up to 1000mg-3000mg. Just remember not to exceed the maximum daily intake of 70mg.

Organic Products

Organic produce has become really popular over the last two decades, with shoppers placing increasing value on the three Ts: Transparency, Trust and Traceability. CBD oil is no exception. Cannabis Sativa 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. Dragonfly prides itself on its high quality production process producing only the finest organic CBD oil tested by third party laboratories.


Dragonfly makes available its third-party laboratory product test results on its website to ensure complete manufacturing transparency and ensure you know what you’re buying is as good as we say it is. Simply type in the batch number at to see a full rundown of the cannabinoid profile and the microbiology report for each of our products.

But buyer beware and it pays to do some research on CBD brands either on Trust Pilot or Best CBD Guides.  Sadly many CBD brands are not as pure as they make out and some are synthetic. Some producers state that CBD oil can contain up to 0.2% THC, but this is not true. In fact, the legal level of THC in this country is 0. A BBC investigation also discovered that many CBD oil products did not have the level of CBD stated on the packaging, with one particularly low-quality product containing no CBD at all.

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The Home Office says that it can contain a maximum THC content of 0.2% and that the THC must not be easily separated from it.

Where can I buy CBD oil in the UK?

At Dragonfly CBD, we make every case of our CBD oil from seed to shelf. This process begins with seeds sown on the Dragonfly Farm in organically certified soil, free from heavy metals and pesticides, and lovingly nurtured by our Dragonfly farmers.

Our CBD oils come in a variety of strengths, sizes and flavours to ensure there is something suitable for everyone. And as we mentioned earlier, lab reports for all of our products are available on Dragonfly’s website for added trust and transparency.

But don’t just take our word for it, Boots’ customers recently voted us the Best CBD Oil in the UK. The best way to know whether CBD oil is right for you is to give it a try.

Explore our full range of CBD oils today.

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