We could all do with a little pick-me-up right now. Even before we were plunged into another lockdown, January can be a trying time for our general mood and energy levels. With the temperature hovering around zero degrees Celsius and the sun setting at 4pm, some days we just want to crawl back into bed. If you could do with a bit of a boost too, here are the CBD-packed products we recommend.
Lady A Morning Tincture, £85
The great granddaughter of Sir Alfred Dunhill, Alexandra Dunhill, has launched a CBD brand and we’re all for it. After seeing how CBD helped her son with his anxiety, Alexandra launched her own CBD label, Lady A, in 2020. Aiming to cut through the noise and simplify the mass of confusing information about CBD, the range is easy to understand and comprises of premium tinctures, gel capsules, balms and vapes designed for women.
Grown and harvested in Colorado and then made in the UK, its products help to balance and soothe. For days when you need a little extra oomph though, there is its Morning Daily Tincture. It’s a great wake-up call for your immune system, thanks to its formula that’s rich in vitamin D, turmeric and rosehip oil, which are great at helping to reduce inflammation and improve immune function. Combined with CBD broad spectrum hemp extract, a few drops to start your day can help to awaken, revive and enliven.
Silly Goose Coffee Espresso Ground Coffee, £16.99
If you’re someone that cannot function until you’ve had your first cup of coffee for the day, we’re with you – and so are the four co-founders behind Silly Goose Coffee. Their mission is to make coffee that has a positive impact on those that drink it, the brand’s suppliers and partners and even the planet. As well as working with a pod manufacturer that makes home-compostable and biodegradable pods, their excellent ethical coffee is made using their own method for infusing CBD, which doesn’t impact the flavour but makes sure the CBD levels that they promise make it into the cup. The brand’s espresso blend with its beans from Columbia and Nicaragua and rich notes of milk chocolate and nuts is the perfect start to the day.
Silly Goose Coffee co-founder Tom told us: “A lot of people we talk to find the idea of CBD and caffeine together odd. They think that CBD puts you to sleep and caffeine peps you up. While it is certainly true that CBD can help with sleep quality, it’s not a depressant, it works with your body’s endocannabinoid system to support and enhance natural functions and rhythms. That can mean sleep, but equally it can help wake you up and feel sharper and more alert during the day. It also interacts with caffeine to help smooth the hit, so you get less spikes and crashes (if you have a tendency to get a little shirty around 11, you know what we mean). What may at first seem like strange bedfellows are actually a match made in heaven.”
CBII Move Capsules, £34
Capsules are one of the simplest and most convenient ways to take CBD every day – particularly if you’re not a fan of the taste. As well as being a quick and easy way to get your daily dose of high quality, full spectrum CBD on the go, CBII’s Move CBD Capsules are loaded with energy-boosting vitamins to support an active lifestyle.
Take up to three capsules daily with food and a glass of water and you’ll benefit from 1.5 mg full spectrum CBD oil per capsule as well as vitamin C, which contributes to a normal energy-yielding metabolism and collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage and bones, plus turmeric and black pepper oil to help support your immune system.
OTO Amplify Roll-on Oil, £79
You may be already familiar with OTO, the “world’s #1 premium CBD oil crafted in the UK” according to its website, and its impressive and innovative range of CBD-related products. Our favourites include its CBD drinks that have been created by the world-leading food scientist Dr Ketan Joshi and its soothing pillow mist and sleep range.
While the latter’s blend of lavender and chamomile helps to calm the mind and promote relaxation to help you get your recommended eight hours of sleep per night, at the other end of the spectrum OTO’s Amplify range helps you to feel more present and boost your energy levels – 67% of trialists said it improved theirs.
To perk you up throughout the day, roll on this mix of CBD, sandalwood and bergamot to your temples or wrists (the areas of your skin where the veins are close to the surface), so the CBD can be absorbed transdermally.
Grass & Co. Luxury CBD Chocolate, £12.50
Finally, it’s not been the start of the year we wanted or needed, so we all deserve a bit of a treat. Fortunately, Grass & Co. has added to its range with some luxury CBD chocolate bars that are as delicious as they are packed with CBD benefits.
For a sugar rush and energy boost and a tasty way to get your daily CBD dose, you can choose from two delicious flavours – the smooth and creamy CBD 50% Milk Chocolate or the rich and decadent CBD 70% Dark Chocolate. Each hand-crafted 63g bar is infused with 70mg of the brand’s ethically sourced CBD and 50% heirloom Ecuadorian cocoa beans.