This brand has a wide range of products to choose from, and every single one tested exceptionally well. But this oil was consistently voted the winner for sleep, anxiety, depression, PTSD, arthritis and menopausal symptoms. The Amber 42 (available with and without a very low, legal limit of THC) was a great pick overall, vastly improving sleep quality, hot flashes and arthritis pain in a matter of days. We also like that there is a variety of formulations to choose from that have been made to suit different needs.
CBD oil is not a panacea, but you’d be forgiven for thinking it was. Because, over the past 50 years, thousands of studies have demonstrated the immense and widespread therapeutic value of this cannabis-derived molecule.
This is, in part, down to the unique interaction CBD (or cannabidiol) has with the endocannabinoid system – a major physiological system that regulates all bodily processes, from sleep, to pain transmission to mood. But this is just one of many ways CBD can support the body, and this molecule is only one of more than 140 other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids that are also present in some whole plant and raw CBD oils.
While there are hundreds of CBD products available, they are not all made equal. Choosing a high-quality product will help you find the results you seek (which hopefully this list will help with), as will taking it the right way.
Consistency is key – you can’t expect to take CBD oil once or twice and have your life transformed. This is a daily supplement, ideally taken two to three times a day, to support your body in regaining equilibrium. Start by taking a few drops each time. Hold the oil under your tongue for at least two minutes, to aid absorption.
To further enhance the effects, take directly after eating fatty food (as CBD oil is fat soluble) or after brushing your teeth (which boosts blood flow to the mouth). Gradually build up the amount you take, drop by drop, until you find a dose that helps you feel great.
How we tested
Well over 100 products have been tested over the course of a year, on 10 people with varying conditions and symptoms, including menopausal symptoms, insomnia, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, arthritis and chronic fatigue.
Each person has tested a large number of CBD oils, comparing every bottle in a journal. When one really stands out, a second bottle was then tested on another individual with the same health or well-being concern. The ‘winners’ were picked out of the products that tested well for both.
The best CBD oils for 2023 are:
- Best CBD oil overall – Ardoa Amber 42: £69.99, Ardoamarket.co.uk
- Best budget CBD oil – Sweet Pink whole plant 5% CBD oil: £31, Sweetpinkcbd.co.uk
- Best CBD oil for sleep – Dreem Distillery CBD night drops: £160, Dreemdistillery.co.uk
- Best CBD oil for menopause – The Good Level CBD oil 4% 1,200mg: £60, Thegoodlevel.com