Some CBD supplements can taste kind of yuk. That’s why Healthista have sourced the three best tasting CBD supplements out there for you to enjoy as part of your everyday routine
CBD is the supplement of the moment.
Even the A-listers are known to have used it. Jennifer Aniston takes CBD for pain, stress and anxiety, meanwhile Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio uses it to relax and unwind before stomping down the runway.
For those who aren’t sure, Cannabidiol or CBD oil is naturally sourced from hemp plants and one of the fastest growing well-being supplements in both the US and the UK.
Oh and it’s perfectly legal to take. Despite connotations from the assumption that CBD oil stems from cannabis, CBD oil will not make you ‘high’.
CBD oil is one of the fastest growing well-being supplements in both the US and the UK
THC is the ingredient prevalent in the similar marijuana cannabis plant that is associated with the so called ‘high’.
In growing CBD oil, hemp plants have been bred to contain only trace amounts of THC, that will have zero impact on your psycho-active state
CBD is not addictive but to be on the safe side, you should always look for hemp derived CBD, opposed to the marijuana-based option.
As long as you are buying your CBD from a reputed supplier who can produce certification on the products’ safety and ingredients it should be perfectly safe.
What are the benefits of taking CBD?
The reason for CBD popularity is the mounting evidence that shows how it can help with a whole heap of wellness issues, including joint pain, arthritis, insomnia, anxiety, stress and even your sex life.
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Indeed, there are over 2100 published studies relating to CBD on the website of the US National Library of Medicine, which compiles peer-reviewed medical journals with over 900 of them relating to human studies.
So, how does CBD work?
Generally, CBD will likely make you feel more positive, with improved feelings of general wellbeing. This is because it enhances the effects of the brains natural feel good chemicals and receptors such as serotonin and anandamide.
You see, CBD works directly on the endocannabinoid system (a collection of cell receptors related to mood), which is responsible for regulating sleep, appetite, anxiety and pain.
it enhances the effects of the brains natural feel good chemicals
CBD binds to part of the body’s endocannabinoid receptors to boost the body’s production of its own cannabinoids. This reduces pain perception, relieves anxiety and stress, improves sleep and lifts mood. It is also a powerful antioxidant which can help suppress inflammation.
CBD oil is safe to use, but anyone who has a medical condition or who is taking prescribed medicines should check with their doctor before taking any supplement, including CBD.
How to take CBD
CBD supplementation usually includes capsules, drops and sprays, and now it’s even being added to grooming products as well as foods.
Skin lotions, balms and salves that contain CBD are popular for easing muscle aches and joint pains
Skin lotions, balms and salves that contain CBD are popular for easing muscle aches and joint pains and can be used in addition to taking CBD orally to aid relaxation, reduce discomfort and fatigue, as well as promoting general feelings of wellbeing.
The advice given to those taking CBD for the first time is to start with the lowest dose option, and slowly build up to a higher dose of CBD. Find the right dosage suitable to your needs and don’t exceed the recommended dose.
Try to find a product that displays the amount of CBD in grams, so that you know exactly how much you are taking. For example Pollen CBD drink drops contain 20mg of CBD per 2ml serving (per drop).
Naturally flavoured CBD drops are often dark in appearance and tend to have an earthy taste, which some find unpleasant. There are also filter clear drops available that are often palatable and flavoured with peppermint, orange or lemon. CBD capsules on the other hand have no flavour.
For those of you who are familiar with CBD food supplements, you may have noticed that some of them taste pretty yuk! But we promise they aren’t all bad.
That’s why Healthista have sourced the three best tasting CBD supplements out there for you to enjoy as part of your everyday routine.
Here are the ones we chose…
Best tasting CBD supplement #1 BetterYou
Healthista’s taste verdict: 8/10
Innovative natural health company BetterYou work with academics and universities to research their products to ensure they deliver safe and effective supplements that abide by regulatory guidelines – so you know they are a brand you can trust.
When it comes to their CBD supplement, BetterYou offer a CBD oral spray, £29.95 (25ml), a water-soluble solution that removes the usually unpleasant CBD taste and is enhanced with a natural lime flavour.
BetterYou oral sprays are an effective method of delivering ingredients directly into the bloodstream
BetterYou oral sprays are an effective method of delivering ingredients directly into the bloodstream rather than relying on primary processing by the digestive system, making this spray perfect for those with digestive issues. Once sprayed into the mouth, absorption begins immediately.
One bottle of BetterYou oral spray contains 246mg of cannabidiol per bottle, enough for 128 sprays (32 day supply, 4 sprays per serving) – 4 sprays delivers 7.5mg of highly bioavailable CBD.
Best tasting CBD supplement #2 Pollen
Healthista’s taste verdict: 9/10
If you are a fan of gummies (who isn’t) then you’ll love Pollen’s three flavours of delicious gummies infused with 10mg of CBD per piece (serving size: 1-3 gummies), made with natural ingredients, £35 (30 gummies).
Even Kim Kardashian loves them…
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— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 4, 2020
These gummies are perfect for those who aren’t too keen on the bitter taste of other CBD products as they are flavoured with delicious natural flavours such as cayenne and grapefruit, as well as honey and tart cherry with no distinctive aftertaste.
Pollen has received a Certificate of Analysis to confirm it complies with regulations, with an accurate potency that’s third-party tested, twice so you know Pollen products actually contain the stated amount of CBD inside them.
Plus, all Pollen products are plant based, pesticide-free and suitable for vegetarians (most are suitable for vegans too).
Best tasting CBD supplement #3 Healthspan
Healthista’s taste verdict: 8/10
Healthspan offer a classic dropper style CBD oil. All you need to do is simply drop a few drops under the tongue for rapid absorption and be ready to chill out.
Healthspan’s High Strength CBD oil is vegan friendly, batch-tested for purity, and it contains a hint of peppermint.
For those who like the taste of mint, it’s the perfect option for you.
The mint taste of the oil is unlike other CBD oils that have more of an earthy taste.
Plus, it’s super easy to use and to carry around for whenever you need it.
Take a few drops whenever you need, hold in your mouth (under the tongue) for a while before swallowing.
What’s more, Healthspan have recently released a new Night-Time CBD Oil Oral Drops, £22.95 (10ml), a broad-spectrum Cannabidiol (CBD) containing chamomile, honey, hops and lemon balm – specially formulated for night-time use.
This night-time formulation is absorbed directly into the bloodstream for fast absorption.
Take one to eight drops up to 30 minutes before bed and hold in your mouth (under the tongue) for a while before swallowing.