CBD One Select Blend No.1 Review
CBD One is actually one of the first brands I came across when I started my CBD journey and is the first UK CBD company to be run by a registered health professional which sets the bar pretty damn high.
Now, I consider myself to be pretty well educated when it comes to CBD and all of its amazing qualities but CBD One's Select Blend No.1 utilises the power of a lesser known cannabinoid called cannabigerol (CBG) and I had to research to make sure I understood this mysterious compound. So, CBG is is usually harvested from younger hemp plants as that's when it is naturally found in the highest quantity and as highlighted by CBD Village (2021) 'CBG is a chemical precursor to other cannabinoids such as CBD and THC. CBD and THC both initially start out as CBG.' In short, CBG is a starting point for CBD.
This is all well said and done but I imagine you're wanting to know why a company would decide to create a product with 300mg of CBD and 300mg of CBG in its formula. CBG has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation, in particular inflammation caused by irritable bowel syndrome and other bowel conditions (Borrelli et al. 2018) as well as having the ability to calm the nervous system (Gugliandolo et al. 2018) and provide pain relief. As someone who experiences all those sounds amazing.
Furthermore by having a combination of CBD and CBG, CBD One is utilising the entourage effect to boost the efficacy of both cannabinoids. Just in case you didn't know, the entourage effect is when the therapeutic benefits of the plant’s individual components are enhanced due to their interaction with one another (Project CBD, 2021). In short, by having two of the compounds found in the plant, they boost one another.
So with all the science stuff aside, I really enjoyed using this oil. The most significant impact this had was reducing the pain caused in the aftermath of probably one of the worst sciatica flares I've ever had but I also found it helped calm by bowels after a self-induced IBS flare up (I ate a lot of cheese but it was so worth it). Once in my system for a few days, I also found that I wasn't so miserable or sluggish in the morning which definitely improved my overall mental health. Just for reference, 3 drops of this oil contains 2mg of CBD and CBG; I had 5 drops 3 times a day, totalling10mg of both cannabinoids.
Taste wise, this oil has that classic, sweet hemp flavour which I found quite enjoyable and I found that I could easily add it to a smoothie as well as having it on its own. For those of you who aren't keen on the taste, this washed down with a glass of water; it's subtle in comparison to other oils I've tried in the past. I think that if your goal is to reduce inflammation based pain then this is a great option.
CBD One Select Blend No.1 is £44.99 for 20ml.
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CBD Village (2021) What Is CBG (Cannabigerol)? [Online] Available from: https://www.cbdvillage.co.uk/learn/what-is-cbcannabigerol [Accessed 2 March 2021].
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Project CBD (2021) Terpenes And The 'Entourage Effect'. [Online] Available from: https://www.projectcbd.org/science/terpenes-entourage-effect [Accessed 3 March 2021].