CBD drops are the most popular type of CBD product as the administration method under the tongue allows for faster and greater absorption. Browse our collection of CBD oral drops below.
What is CBD oil?
CBD oil is a food supplement that contains CBD-rich extract dissolved in plant oil, such as coconut MCT oil. This oil is applied under your tongue so it can absorb directly into the blood vessels. CBD oil is the most popular way of taking CBD because this administration method allows for faster and greater absorption than oral products (capsules and edibles).
What is CBD oil good for?
According to a growing number of studies, CBD may help with anxiety, depression, epilepsy, chronic pain, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions, cancer, and many other health issues.
What are the side effects of CBD oil?
The potential side effects of CBD oil include dry mouth, tiredness, sleepiness, diarrhoea, nausea, lightheadedness, and low blood pressure. However, most CBD users are unlikely to experience side effects because they’ve only been reported in studies using high doses of pure CBD.
Does CBD really do anything?
CBD does a lot of things. Unlike most pharmaceutical medications, which only work through one mechanism, CBD interacts with dozens of receptors and molecules in your body. This helps explain why it seems to have so many potential benefits.
What drugs should not be taken with CBD oil?
Research suggests that high doses of CBD can interfere with enzymes and proteins that help your body metabolize a wide variety of prescription drugs. If you’re taking any medications, it’s best to talk to your doctor before using CBD oil.
Is CBD oil safe?
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), CBD is “generally well tolerated with a good safety profile.” As such, CBD oil is perfectly safe to use.
Can I rub CBD oil on my skin for pain?
Why do you put CBD oil under your tongue?
When you put CBD oil under your tongue, the CBD can be absorbed directly into the blood vessels. This so-called sublingual method bypasses the digestive system, which not only makes CBD act faster but also greatly improves its absorption and effects.
Does CBD oil help sexually?
There isn’t much research looking at the effects of CBD on sexual health. Having said that, CBD may help indirectly, by reducing anxiety and providing other benefits.
How do I take CBD oil?
CBD oil should be taken sublingually, or absorbed under the tongue. The bottle will usually have a dropper or spray top, and the packaging will tell you roughly how many drops/sprays make up the recommended dose. Simply place the required number of drops/sprays under your tongue and wait 30-60 seconds.
Can you drive on CBD oil in the UK?
You can drive on CBD oil in the UK. However, you should first see how it affects you and make sure not to take large doses before driving, since CBD can potentially make you sleepy or tired.
How does CBD oil make you feel?
Most people say that CBD makes them feel calm and relaxed.
Is CBD oil addictive?
No. In fact, emerging research shows that CBD can help reduce the cravings for many addictive drugs, such as alcohol, opioids, and cocaine.
Does CBD oil show up on a UK drug test?
Drug tests check for the presence of THC, the main intoxicating compound in cannabis. Since full-spectrum CBD oil can contain as much as 0.3% of THC, it could potentially show up on a drug test.
What strength CBD oil should I use?
CBD oil strength is represented in milligrams (mg) of CBD per ml of oil. If you’re new, you can start a low-strength CBD oil (1-15 mg/ml). Meanwhile, if you’re more experienced or require serious relief, it would be better to use a high-strength oil (40 mg/ml or higher). The FSA recommends a maximum daily intake of 70mg CBD per day.
Can you drink alcohol while taking CBD oil?
Yes, it’s safe to drink while taking CBD oil. Also, early research shows that CBD may reduce the cravings for alcohol, making it easier to drink less or quit entirely.
How many drops of CBD oil should I take?
The optimal amount of CBD oil to take is different for everyone since it depends on your weight, genetics, goals, and many other factors. The best approach, especially if you’re new, is to start with a small amount (10-15 mg) and slowly raise it as needed until you get the desired effects. The FSA recommends taking no more than 70 mg of CBD per day.
Is CBD oil good for stress?
CBD has been shown to influence the HPA axis — the body’s main stress response system — and help with stress-related issues such as anxiety and depression. That makes CBD oil a promising supplement for managing daily stress.
How often should I take CBD oil?
Generally speaking, it’s best to take CBD oil 1-2 times per day to get maximum relief and build up the effects over time. However, you can also take CBD oil as needed.
Is CBD oil good for anxiety and depression?
Numerous human studies have shown that CBD can reduce anxiety in people with various anxiety disorders. There’s also some early evidence that CBD can help with depression, although most of the findings are restricted to animal research.
How long does it take for CBD oil to work?
CBD oil starts to work about 10-30 minutes after you take it. However depending on the issue, you may need to take CBD for a few days or weeks before you start experiencing relief.
Is it legal to buy CBD oil in the UK?
It’s perfectly legal to purchase CBD oil in the UK as long as it contains no more than 0.01% of THC per container and is derived from industrial hemp cultivated in the EU. THC is the psychoactive substance responsible for the “high” feeling you get when you smoke cannabis. It’s present in larger amounts in cannabis, but the tiny amount you’d find in CBD oil is not enough to get you high.
Why buy CBD oil from CBD shopy
At CBD Shopy, we go above and beyond to give you access to safe, legal, quality CBD oil. In consultation with medical cannabis expert Prof. Michael Barnes we formulated quality assessment criteria for sourcing CBD oils for our online store. Here’s what we look for in all our products.
📊 Lab reports
First things first – the all-important lab report! A reputable CBD brand will have their CBD oil tested and verified by an independent, third-party lab. This will verify:
- How much CBD and THC the oil contains.
- That the oil is free of mould, pesticides, heavy metals and other contaminants.
The brand should also make the lab reports readily available. If they don’t have lab reports, or they won’t share them, it’s important to ask yourself why.
Some CBD oils have been found to contain only a small fraction of the advertised CBD, and others contain enough ethanol to be legally considered an alcoholic drink! The lab report is the only way to know that you’re getting what you pay for, so don’t buy without seeing it first.
🌱 Organic hemp
The choice of hemp makes a difference to the quality of the CBD oil. We make sure that the company knows where their hemp comes from. Specifically, hemp that is organically grown in regulated jurisdictions, using natural farming methods. This ensures that you’re not consuming unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals like pesticides.
🔬 Extraction method
The quality of CBD oil is heavily influenced by the method used to extract it from the hemp plant. The best extraction methods, like CO2 extraction, use low temperature and low pressure to preserve the delicate plant compounds and deliver a superior CBD oil.
🏭 Manufacturing standards
We look for brands that have the seal of approval from international bodies like ISO and GMP. This means your CBD oil has been manufactured in world-class facilities that meet strict industry standards.
⭐ Customer satisfaction
If you want to know if a brand truly walks the walk and delivers a great CBD oil, there’s nobody better to ask than the customer. That’s why we sort through reviews on independent sites like TrustPilot to find brands that are getting incredible customer feedback.
🥇 Industry association
In an industry where products are ingested for wellness benefits, yet regulations are very lax, brands who proactively consult with authorities in the cannabis industry including but not limited to associations, doctors, professors & researchers show a sign of good faith towards their customer's wellness.
The price of CBD oil varies quite significantly between brands, but you can generally expect to pay higher prices for better-quality products. CBD Shopy checks to ensure the price of oils on this list are within the market range, so customers are not paying extortionate amounts.
The best method of comparing prices between brands is to divide the retail price by the MG strength of CBD, for instance: £36.99 / 500mg = £0.073 per MG of CBD. The average market range in the UK averages between £0.06 - £0.11 per MG of CBD.