You’ve seen CBD popping up all over social media, in the papers and online. You’re interested in seeing what it’s all about, but unsure if you’ll like the taste? Here at The CBD Planet UK we have formulated this blog to squash the rumours and myths surrounding the taste of CBD oil. Whilst people often think CBD has a strong, skunky, cannabis taste, you’ll be surprised to find out that’s not the case.
Although unflavoured CBD oils have an earthy taste there is a vast range of flavoured CBD oils offering some brilliant flavours to send your taste buds tingling. As brands grow and develop the list of flavours expands creating a variety of tasty solutions.
What Is CBD?
CBD, which is short for cannabidiol, is one of over 100 different cannabinoids within the cannabis sativa plant. A cannabinoid is purely a chemical compound which acts upon the cannabinoid receptors in our bodies. CBD should not be confused for the THC cannabinoid, as unlike THC, CBD is legal and non-psychoactive, meaning it does not cause users to experience a high. Due to it being a relatively new industry, the studies carried out have been minimal in relation to other pharmaceutical drugs or wellbeing products. This doesn’t mean it’s unsafe, it purely means scientists don’t know the full extent of its benefits. Users typically experience a feeling of relaxation and calm when using CBD, and many people choose to take it to help with anxiety, depression, acne, joint pain and sleep.
What Do Most CBD Oils Taste Like?
If you ask any CBD user that has experienced CBD oils you will find that they describe the taste as an earthy or grassy flavour similar to when you eat certain vegetables. Although it isn’t a horrible taste, we do have a customer base that loves this earthy unflavoured taste.
Although unflavoured CBD oils are tolerable by most people, the majority wouldn’t describe taking their oils as a delicious treat that they’d look forward to everyday. CBD companies have seen this opportunity to enhance the CBD experience by creating ranges on flavoured oils. These flavoured CBD oils are usually more favorable to the everyday customer as they mask the earthy taste and replace it with either a menthol or fruity flavour.
It’s important to remember that the taste of all brands will vary from product to product, but you can increase the chances of having a tasty product by only shopping for high quality products like the ones we sell here at The CBD Planet UK.
What Advice Can We Give You On Finding The Best Products?
There are many different ways you can choose a CBD oils that is best suited for you but here are a few tips from the experts at The CBD Planet UK:
The Carrier Oil
Carrier oils are a brilliant way to choose your preferred CBD oil, the most common carrier oils you’ll find on the market are:
- Hemp seed oil – typically has a nutty flavour and usually described as a taste similar to walnuts or sunflower seeds.
- Coconut oil – When coconut oil goes through its processing it is usually left with almost no flavour at all, this is perfect for CBD users that love the natural taste.
- MCT oil – because MCT oil has virtually no taste or smell, it’s mainly used as a carrier oil for flavoured oils. You will normally find menthol products with an MCT base.
- Olive oil – expect more earthy flavors when olive oil is the carrier oil. It can be overwhelming, especially in lower concentration CBD tinctures.
Start With Lower Concentrations
Lower concentrations of CBD oil will usually have little to no taste. A lot of the 250mg up to 500mg CBD oils will taste of nothing and are ideal for those just beginning their CBD journey. High concentration CBD oils (1000mg and over) will contain more of a natural flavour compared to the lower strength options.
Choose Flavoured CBD Oils
Here at The CBD Planet UK we have a fantastic range of flavoured CBD oils. If you are not a fan of our unflavoured CBD oils you can always opt for a flavoured oil. There are thousands of products entering the market with different flavours and taste to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. We have a brilliant range of flavoured products but if you shop around please ensure you are buying from a reputable brand much like the ones we stock.
Mix it With Food And Drink You Like
If you have bought unflavoured oil and aren’t keen on the taste you can always mix it into your food and drink. If you look across the web you will find thousands of recipes showing people supercharging their favourite meals or drinks with CBD oils. This is very common practice and we are seeing it more commonly as people become more imaginative with their CBD.
Unflavoured or natural CBD oils are often described as having a grassy or earthy flavour. If this doesn’t sound appealing then there’s thousands of different flavoured CBD oil products on the market and it’s all down to finding a product that suits the individual. Typically, CBD oils are available in both minty and fruity varieties.
Although we hope this blog gives you a heads up in terms of what to expect when choosing and trying a CBD oil, the experts at The CBD Planet UK always suggest you try a flavoured and unflavoured oil as you might be surprised to find out which one you prefer. So what are you waiting for!