CBD is a burgeoning area and it’s unsurprising that those with chronic illness are increasingly interested in its possible benefits. It’s not always easy to know what brand to go for or what strength to try, so personal recommendations can be helpful. I was thrilled to be able to try this in order to share my views here – it’s a CBD oil and brand I’d highly recommend from my positive experience. They ship worldwide, with free delivery for those in the UK & EU.
You can find Brown’s CBD oil here. You can also use the code CAZ10 at the checkout for 10% off!
The CBD Range
The products are : HPLC Lab tested, vegan certified, UK legal, full spectrum plant extract, gluten-free, 100% natural, organic, and additive free. They’re pharmaceutical quality and made to GMP (good manufacturing practice) standards to ensure the products are of the highest standard.
Brown’s offer a range of Golden CBD Hemp Oils, RAW CBD Hemp oils, Water soluble CBD, and hemp tea. Their main product, which I’ve been lucky enough to try, is the ‘Golden CBD Hemp oil’, which is available in different strengths. It’s filtered and decarboxylated for the best purity, taste and CBD concentration.
This CBD oil comes in 10ml bottles of the following strengths :
- 5% CBD / 500mg
- 10% CBD / 1000mg
- 15% CBD / 1500mg
- 20% CBD / 2000mg
- 25% CBD / 2500mg
As per the product description on the website : “Being a full spectrum CBD oil, it also contains trace amounts of other cannabinoids such as CBDA, CBDV, CBC, CBN, CBG & THC (<0.2%). The presence of these cannabinoids allows the user to benefit from the entourage effect, which is where multiple cannabinoids work in synergy which increases absorption and the overall effectiveness of the oil.”
The hemp oil is produced from the organically grown Hemp Cannabis Sativa in the EU via CO2 extraction. The process is under the supervision of PhD scientists, and the extract is lab tested by Eirlab. This CBD is, of course, completely legal in the UK.
The directions for use are the same for all of the oils, but keep in mind these are guidelines and you’ll need to find what works best for you.
Suggested use is between 1-10 drops, which you can repeat 2 or 3 times a day. If necessary, you can gradually increase your usage once you get a feel for how it’s working for you. I’d suggest starting small and slow, so I started with one drop twice a day for the first two days to see what it was like. You can then increase slowly from there if/as required.
The oil comes packaged in a small bubble-wrap envelope without a box, as part of Brown’s commitment to being eco-friendly and reducing excess packaging.
For first time use, tear off the plastic. Shake well before use, and put the drop(s) underneath your tongue. For the best effect and full absorption, keep it there for at least a minute before swallowing.
The bottle should be stored in a cool dry place, and of course kept out of reach of children. A 10ml bottle contains enough for approx 200 drops.
Taking CBD as an oil is a more efficient way of getting the goodness as it should absorb more effectively, being both long lasting and fast acting.
This is classed as a food supplement but it’s still important not to take more than the recommended dose, and it should be emphasised that it’s not intended to treat/prevent/cure any disease. Please speak to your pharmacist or GP if you’re unsure of whether this is suitable for you to use, especially in relation to any other medications/treatments you may be taking.
The Potential Benefits?
Due to legal restrictions, Brown’s can’t make any medical claims about what their CBD oil may be able to do or help with. I’m not a doctor or a scientist, so I can only say what I’ve discovered through research, online articles and consumer reviews of using CBD. Many people find it can help with a range of mental and physical issues, from anxiety and poor sleep, to symptoms of numerous diseases and chronic pain. Some research is showing possible effects on chronic conditions like MS, with CBD oil potentially helping alleviate some degree of muscle spasticity. Although more research is needed, the findings are very intriguing and it’s not surprising more people are wanting to give this stuff a try.
There’s another benefit to this particular CBD oil. Hemp seed oil is referred to as “nature’s most perfectly balanced oil” thanks to the 3:1 ratio of essential fatty acids, which are essential for human health as part of a balanced diet.
It’s a refreshing change to deal with smaller businesses, where instead of being a nameless number you’re actually valued and you can expect friendly customer service for any queries you may have. It’s a down to earth, straightforward process of ordering that feels supportive from start to finish. It can be daunting ordering products that you’ve not tried before or using a new brand, so I really liked how approachable Brown’s is. You can ask questions at any time, even after you’ve purchased the product if you want to check the usage.
For reassurance, you can view a copy of their certificate of analysis on the website. You can also contact Brown’s to request lab reports for any of their products for extra peace of mind.
Website, Price & Delivery
The website is easy to use and navigate, and each product has adequate information to help you make an informed decision.
CBD oil typically isn’t cheap. There are some eye-watering prices out there from companies charging a small fortune to jump on the CBD bandwagon. But this isn’t a fashion trend, and most of us don’t have lots of spare cash to spend to help our health. The prices at Brown’s are, from comparing across numerous products/brands online, very reasonable. Free delivery (UK & EU) and the 10% off code you can find in this review post, make the cost all the better. I think what you pay for a 15% CBD oil is a good investment for your wellbeing and value for money when you consider the excellent quality.
The delivery was fast and efficient. What I think is fantastic is that delivery is free! Brown’s sell worldwide, and it’s free delivery on every order for addresses in the UK & EU with no minimum order value. It’s free first class delivery in the UK, and free standard delivery within the EU. You must be over 18 to purchase.
The 15% CBD Oil
I was kindly send the 15% CBD Hemp Oil to try. A few years ago, when CBD first made a splash on the UK high street, I tried a 5% oil that I found to be too low strength and not the best quality. I’ve been keen to try a reliable oil ever since, so I was super excited to get to use this! If you’re not sure on what strength to go for – which is personal choice and preference – my suggestion would probably be either 10 or 15% as they’re a good midway point.
The bottle is a soft matte in black, so although this means you can’t see how much of the product is left, it does look swish and professional. The dropper is better than most I’ve used for other liquid supplements and makes dispensing a lot easier.
Most CBD oils seem to have an odd scent and taste, quite musky. This is normal with CBD. The one I tried before was, quite honestly, pretty strong and nasty. I was expecting the same with the Brown’s oil, but I was nicely surprised. This was nowhere near as strong in taste despite having a greater CBD strength, so while there’s the classic musty-ness to it, it’s far more pleasant to taste and use. Take a sip of a drink or suck a Polo to help diminish any lingering aftertaste.
I’m happy to report that I’ve not had any untoward effects. My experience has only been a positive one actually, so it’s a product I’d like to continue using in the future.
When dealing with different chronic illnesses and pain, it’s hard to pinpoint changes in how you’re feeling and ascertain what impact something like this has. After around a week of daily use, I’m just starting to increase the dose a little, but I find 15% is a good strength for me as I don’t want to use too many drops each day so as to make the bottle stretch a little further. I do think it’s helped take a little edge off my anxiety and it seems to help with relaxation. I also like that CBD can work a little magic internally without you necessarily being aware of it straight away. Having essential fatty acids is an added extra to the benefits as I know I probably don’t get enough in my diet. If you can use this CBD oil alongside pain management, prescription medications where appropriate, and other wellness therapies, then I think it’s an excellent combined approach to chronic pain/illness. For those without chronic health issues, CBD oil can be a fantastic addition for your wellbeing and self-care kit in helping with the likes of relaxation, easing anxiety and aiding sleep.
Some people may find a big difference from using this pretty quickly, others a smaller improvement to certain symptoms or types of pain on a gradual basis. The effects will be different for everyone, so it really is a case of needing to try it to see for yourself how it works for you as an individual.
Based on the information provided on the website, my interaction with the brand and my experience of using the product, I’ve been thoroughly impressed. There’s a good range with appealing CBD strengths, free delivery, it’s a down to earth and approachable company, an easy to use dropper bottle, more pleasant taste, and high quality oil. All in all, I’ve been super happy with the experience and Brown’s CBD is therefore a brand I’d readily & happily recommended.
Want to try it for yourself? Use the code CAZ10 at the checkout for 10% off!
I hope this can be of some help to those looking to try CBD oil. Have you ever used it? Is it something you’re hoping to try?
Caz ♥[ This is a collaborative post – I was sent this product in order to be able to share my honest thoughts with you here ]