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One Life Foods 10% CBD Paste Review

You might remember that earlier on this year I reviewed One Life Foods 5% Raw Oil and went into quite a lot of detail about the benefits of a 'raw' CBD oil in comparison with broad and full spectrum CBD oils. Rather than repeat myself, I'll let you head over to reread that review if you so wish.


I've only tried a CBD once before and if I'm honest, I thought it was horrible and I vowed to never use it again. However, after I had positive results with One Life Foods 5% CBD oil I wanted to wipe the slate clean and give CBD pastes another go.


So why would you want to choose a paste over an oil? In short, an oil isn't as concentrated with nutrients, compounds and all round plant goodness in comparison with a paste. For example, after checking One Life Foods 3rd party test results, it showed that as well as having a high concentration of CBD, this paste also has a high percentage of naturally occurring CBDA. CBDA is known for it's anti-inflammatory properties which is brilliant considering endometriosis is a oestrogen-dependent inflammatory disease (Analytical Cannabis, 2020).

In addition to the actual formula of the paste, the syringe is sturdy and allows you to squeeze out the paste you want without it going everywhere, which - if you're clumsy like me - means no product gets wasted. However, my one niggle with this product is that you can't be precise with dosing like you can be with an oil; it'd be nice if there was a gauge on the syringe to allow you to see exactly how much CBD you've taken. It's not the end of the world but I'm used to knowing how much CBD I have in my system at any given time. Bearing that in mind, I started with a pea sized amount twice a day and found that was enough to help reduce my pain.


Alongside this, One Life Foods recommend squeezing your required amount of paste directly under your tongue but I found it easier to squeeze the paste onto my finger and then rub it under my tongue before holding it there for a minute or so. I was expecting this to taste earthy and well, hempy but actually I was pleasantly surprised by both the texture and the flavour of this paste. There's an underlying sweetness to it but it's not overpowering and the taste quickly faded after a glass of water.

Pain wise, this stuff packs a punch. After a few days of using it I noticed that my usual sciatica pain was barely noticeable to the point where I could comfortably rest at the end of the day without my lower back completely seizing up (which is quite the feat because most days I find I can't move after I've sat down). I also found that this extended through to the morning, where once again I can struggle to get out of bed due to the pain; whilst using this paste I had no morning pains and I felt well-rested.


One Life Foods 10% CBD Paste is £55 for 10g.

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References:


  1. Analytical Cannabis (2020). CBDA Vs CBD: What Are the Differences? [Online] Available from: https://www.analyticalcannabis.com/articles/cbda-vs-cbd-what-are-the-differences-312019 [Accessed 21 October 2020].

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