Following the my first two posts I thought it might be useful to review the cbd oils I have tried. All of these are 10ml bottles which contain approximately 180 – 200 drops.
Native Botanics 10%
This was my first experience of cbd oil, bought from Amazon for £39.99 they also, now, have their own website There are a range of strengths available and some mixed with other ingredients such as turmeric
I started by taking 2 drops 3 times a day and didn’t move from this, I hit the sweet spot.
The taste is very plant like, as you would expect after all it is! The 10% works for pain relief, insomnia, stress and anxiety. Whether is was because this was the first time I had cbd or not, I did get headaches with oil, not all the time, but something to remember with all cbd products is to remain hydrated. An interesting side effect is no hangovers!
Provocan is rated one of the best cbd oils in the UK, so it had to be tested. Available in 6% and 12% strengths only from their website.
The 6% is also £39.99. The taste is a lot milder than the Native Botanics which makes it a lot more palatable. Again it worked in much the same way, it reduced the pain, better sleep and overall more relaxed. I just found it didn’t quite hit the spot with pain relief and I would probably need to upgrade to the 12% at £69.99, which for me is a bit too much. So it came down to value for money. Over all it is a good product for anxiety and stress relief but you do pay a price for it.
Sure Pure 15%
As I was running low on the Provocan this appeared as a Black Friday deal for less than £40 including postage. Normal price £47.99
There is a small range of strength oils; 3%, 5%, 15% and 20% along with a range of beauty products, vapes and edibles and drinks from their website
Because this was a higher strength I reduced my dosage to 1 drop 3 times a day and I have stayed with this. The extra strength really works with the pain and i still benefit with sleep and stress. This is also a very mild tasting oil. Because of the lower dosage this bottle lasted around 6 weeks, providing better value for money.
Simply CBD – Black (10%)
Simply CBD is probably the cheapest in the UK market and all profits go to their K9 rescue centre, so I wanted to try this for a couple of reasons.
There is a range of oils and sprays which are colour coded with the Black being the strongest and priced at £25 for 10ml. They also have balms and edibles available from their website
This was the darkest and thickest of all the oils I have tried with a very strong plant taste, more than the Native Botanics. Whilst it helped with the pain it was not the best at managing it. This oil also gave me headaches, but the worst side effect was the daily upset stomach. It did still provide stress relief and sleep was ok but I could not take this too close to bedtime.
I really wanted to like this oil because not only would it help me but also a number of animals. Unfortunately, the side effects negated any benefits including the cheap price.