Where to Buy CBD Oil in the UK
CBD has become a mainstay in health and wellness. It is taken to better sleep, reduce anxiety and even improve skin condition. But it can be a confusing landscape for new customers, particularly as more than 1,000 CBD brands have emerged bringing an overwhelming range of products to choose from.
We’ve put together this guide to shed light on where you can buy high quality CBD oil, and to help you differentiate a reliable brand from a not-so-reliable one.
Why it’s important to do your research
Given CBD is such a popular product, it would seem logical for it to be easy to find quality vendors to purchase from. However, the number of unscrupulous brands out there with products containing THC is alarming.
THC is a cannabinoid found in the Cannabis sativa plant — a substance that produces the high effect commonly associated with smoking marijuana. But CBD oil that contains even a trace of THC is illegal. To avoid this, you need to be sure the brand you are buying from is reputable.
Things to look out for when purchasing CBD oil
Lack of lab reports
CBD companies without lab reports can be selling you hemp oil or a low strength oil, as well as a product containing THC. This is why we’ve made it our mission to pioneer a transparent and accountable industry where customers are able to see exactly what is in the products they are buying.
At Dragonfly, we’ve made both our HPLC and microbiology lab reports available for every product we sell. A HPLC is a High-Performance Liquid Chromatography test which we use to find and quantify each cannabinoid in our products. A microbiology report lets you see the contents in even greater detail.
When companies make wild claims about the effectiveness of CBD, you would be wise to treat them with suspicion. Although CBD is effective and there are scientific studies to back this up, some companies go way too far with their claims. Some have been falsely claiming CBD ‘cures’ diseases like cancer, has no side effects, and has a ‘100% absorption rate’.
None of these claims can be substantiated with any real evidence and are meant to coax you into buying a low-quality product. There are also scams which have used well-known celebrities to endorse products without consent, all of which hurts the reputation of the true CBD industry. When reading about the benefits of CBD, it’s important to look to reliable sources for information on the science, as well as scientific journals and studies. As a general rule, any claims that seem too good to be true, usually are.
Unrealistic price points
Another clear giveaway for a low-quality CBD brand is their price point. There was a recent scam that offered customers a free bottle of CBD if they just paid for shipping. Although this tactic may work for other industries, when it comes to CBD, you should be wary. No business creating an acceptable quality of CBD could afford such a strategy, and must therefore be treated with suspicion.
CBD extraction, testing and curating into oil is a process that requires time and expertise. In other words, it’s expensive to do it right. When choosing your CBD product, use common sense to decipher whether its price makes sense. Again, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
So where can I buy high-quality CBD oil?
Right here! In 2020, customers voted Dragonfly as the best CBD product in Boots, a flagship UK retailer with an unrivalled reputation. Dragonfly CBD is developed from organically grown plants and is guaranteed to be THC-free. As shown before, our lab reports can be accessed for full transparency.
To get hold of CBD, you can purchase it from a number of reputable retailers such as Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Day Lewis Pharmacy, independent pharmacies, and, of course, Boots. You can also buy Dragonfly CBD online, choosing from our range of exclusive products including CBD Oil and CBD skincare.