Here at The CBD Botanist we found sourcing high quality CBD oil at a reasonable price proved difficult as the market is awash with misinformation and poor practice. Claims about CBD content (potency) are often misleading and the industry is rife with stories of lab tests being conducted on products which prove that they don’t contain what they claim to contain. What is evident is that some people are making an awful lot of money selling products with very low levels of CBD at extortionate prices. And let’s face it – it’s the CBD people are paying for not the carrier oils.
We have put countless hours into finding out all we can about CBD oil and have scoured European and American producers to find the best product available at reasonable cost. We fully understand what makes a great product and what represents great value for money, so you can be confident that buying your CBD products from The CBD Botanist is a great decision.
At The CBD Botanist we’re only interested in high quality products at fair prices. We use full spectrum CBD oil and ensure that the CBD content is clearly shown on the label, so you can see exactly what you’re paying for.
Furthermore, our own brand products are made from what we describe as ‘Amber Supreme Oil’ which means the standard raw oil goes through a special filtration process to remove unwanted plant matter. The result is a far better tasting, higher quality oil with little of the unpleasant bitterness that many CBD users are familiar with.
Whilst we make no claims about the medicinal benefits of CBD, you can be sure that using The CBD Botanist products as a regular food supplement is a cost-effective way of getting your regular dose of this wonderful plant extract.
What is CBD oil?
CBD is short for Cannabidiol and is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant (hemp or marijuana) grown in many areas around the world. As it is illegal in the UK to sell CBD oil which contains more than 0.20% THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), most oil will be derived from hemp plants high in CBD or specially grown strains of marijuana, low in THC.
Following harvest, the plants are ready for the oil extraction process. This can be done in a number of ways, but the best oil is produced using the full plant so that a wider spectrum of cannabinoids is captured – which is believed to provide better health benefits.
The most popular extraction methods use either CO2 or alcohol, taking great care to ensure that no harmful substances enter the oil. The product of the extraction process is a ‘raw’ CBD oil which is thick and sticky. The oil can then be diluted to produce more usable tinctures or other products such as balms, sprays and edibles.
What should you look for when purchasing CBD products?
The reason you buy CBD products is for the CBD content. Too many products on the market mislead the purchaser by implying a higher CBD percentage by referring to the potency of the oil extract used. For example, if the raw oil has a 20% potency and then that is mixed at a 1:5 ratio – the total CBD content is reduced to just 4%. Your safest bet is to look for the actual CBD content in mg and compare that with other products.
But then there is also the quality of the oil being used. The best oil is known as ‘full spectrum’ or ‘full plant extract’. This contains not only CBD but also an array of the other cannabinoids found in the plant. Evidence suggests that it is the way that CBD interacts with these which provides the health benefits.
Many CBD products are made using CBD isolate which has the other cannabinoids removed.
View our listing on https://www.uksmallbusinessdirectory.co.uk/