In the last few years, CBD has well and truly crossed over into the mainstream, appearing in everything from dark chocolate to our favourite serums.
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a compound that’s derived from the hemp plant, so it understandably throws up a few questions. However, the hemp that’s used in CBD oil is high in CBD and very low in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive compound most associated with recreational cannabis use. In other words, CBD products aren’t addictive and won’t make you feel high.
If you’re CBD-curious, but aren’t sure where to start, head to Holland & Barrett. The first major retailer to bring quality CBD products to the high street, it continues to only sell those that meet its high standards for purity, quality and safety — so you can find CBD you can trust in the format, flavour and strength that works for you.
Unlike most CBD oils that are made from the actual cannabis or hemp plant, Pureis CBD oil uses a man-made version of CBD.
When they started the business in 2017, the Reakiro team chose a region of Poland with the most favourable climate for hemp cultivation. They then hired experienced industry experts to create CBD products of exceptional quality.
Reakiro is one of Europe’s leading CBD manufacturers and suppliers. They control the whole product lifecycle from seed to sale.
THIRD PLACE: JACOB HOOY
They said CBD oil from one ‘High Street Pharmacy’ had ZERO cannabinoid content at all!
When it comes to Love Hemp CBD oil in Holland and Barrett, there’s one big disappointment:
We’ve tried to find out some more about their CBD’s “micro-emulsified vastly superior bioavailability” (their words not ours), but again their website fails to give much detailed information at all.
WINNER: LOVE HEMP
The CBD world is already daunting and filled with jargon, so if you’re labelling your products in a different way to everyone else, then back it up with thorough information.
Which, of course, is fine.
Despite impressive sales, the product has received mixed reviews on the chain’s website with an overall rating of 3.5 stars.
On the brand’s website, it states that each bottle of the “100 per cent natural cannabidiol oil” contains around 240 drops.
According to the Cannabis Trades Association UK, the number of cannabidiol (CBD) users has doubled over the past year skyrocketing from 125,000 to 250,000.
Health food chain Holland & Barrett has become the first high street store to stock medical cannabis oil in the UK.
“Undecided on this so far, not sure it’s doing anything for me, except giving me a foul taste in my mouth,” one disappointed shopper wrote.