13 best CBD oils to help boost your mood, enhance relaxation and manage symptoms

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.