The explosion in the UK wellness market over the past five years has been nothing short of spectacular, growing at a rate of around a little under billion pounds a year since 2013 and saturating the market with myriad new products - with CBD oil among the most popular.
The fact more and more people are looking for natural options when it comes to how they manage their own health and wellbeing is obviously proof that the increase in messaging around natural wellness is hitting home – but it does mean there’s an awful lot of choice out there when it comes to the products that are available.
It seems that no product is more prevalent right now than CBD oil – short for cannabidiol, CBD is one of more than 100 compounds found in the cannabis plant and is mixed with oil (usually hemp oil, but also coconut oil) to produce the CBD oil product widely used across the world today.
In fact, CBD oil is so prominent in the public psyche that in a New York Times article published last September, ad executive and board member of cannabis company Dosist Jason DeLand described it as the ‘equivalent to Bitcoin in 2016’, adding: “It’s hot, everywhere.”
Although CBD oil is a derivative of a compound found in the cannabis plant, cannabidiol has none of the psychoactive properties of its compound cousin THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, which creates the psychological high associated with cannabis use.
It’s entirely legal, completely safe with no known side effects and available over the counter and online, without prescription – and as an increase in information about CBD oil continues to scrub away the negative press it got in its early years, so evidence of its powerful therapeutic effects and positive impact on general wellbeing continues to emerge.
So how do you choose the CBD oil product that’s right for you?
Well, as with most things, that comes down to being satisfied about the quality of the products you’re choosing from.
At MariPharm we have a public and fierce commitment to ensuring the quality of the CBD oil products we produce and the unique system we use to extract the cannabidiol from the plant and process it into the oil you buy we do to preserve the integrity of the product we produce.
That means our customers and clients can have complete confidence in a nine-step production process that takes our CBD oil from seed to distribution with consistently excellent quality control.
Ultimately, you can make an informed decision about the CBD oil you’re considering buying by using a three-point checklist:
The highest quality CBD oils are transparent in colour. If you’re looking at an oil that is brown or discoloured and has a sticky texture, then the chances are it’s undergone incomplete extraction and purification, leaving unnecessary residues in the oil.
A good quality CBD oil product should be odourless or neutral. An oil which has an unpleasant or powerful odour has been affected by poor processing and production techniques.
This is the most important test of all. Many of the CBD oils currently available on the mass market have an unpleasant and bitter aftertaste. The flavour of CBD oil should actually be a pleasant one, so if you have the opportunity to try, see or smell the oil before you buy it, that’s a good way to ensure the CBD oil is right for you.
But at Mari Pharm we go even further to make sure the product that ends up in your hands is of the highest possible quality.
So, while our CBD oil products are tested in our own in-house laboratories, we also put them through analysis with a third-party lab to independently confirm our products pass the very high standards we set for them.
If you’d like to find out more about Mari Pharm, our products and how to order them, please visit our products page on the website.