We strive to deliver the highest-quality, premium CBD oil in the UK. Karma Coast CBD shop provides gold-standard CBD products to the world and UK market. We provide whole-plant CBD oils using a supercritical CO2 extraction process, a unique CBD vape pen, CBD capsules, high-quality CBD balms, and our popular CBD hemp tea. Our low-THC cannabis oil products are expertly crafted using the most advanced equipment from organic raw materials sourced from the best growers and hemp plant farms worldwide.
At Karma Coast CBD shop, we have always placed education at the forefront of what we do. We believe that one of the essential parts of cannabinopathic care is how it offers its users a sense of autonomy in their health and healing process. Part of this autonomy comes from understanding the science and research behind CBD, how it interacts with the body, its varying methods, and what works best for each person’s individual needs. Along with the best CBD oils, educating our customers is one of the reasons we have won many industry awards and are at the forefront of the UK’s CBD industry.
Exploring the world of CBD for the first time can be overwhelming. With thousands of articles floating around on the internet on CBD benefits, it can be hard to know which sources to trust and where to find the basic information that can best inform your decision regarding choosing the right CBD products.
Here, we’ll debunk some of the language surrounding CBD, discuss the importance of high-quality sourcing products and what to look for, and choose the best products for you.
Different types of CBD/cannabis oil products have been shown to have varying levels of effect when it comes to therapeutic benefits.
Although most cannabis-based supplements in the UK are labelled as CBD, those considered the best CBD oil products contain many other cannabis-derived compounds, known as phytocannabinoids, such as THC, CBG, terpenes and flavonoids, alongside the namesake cannabidiol (CBD).
When searching through CBD oil brands products, you’re likely to come across labels such as CBD isolate, broad-spectrum, and full-spectrum. These labels indicate whether the product contains multiple phytocannabinoids or includes CBD as its only cannabis-derived compound. Knowing the difference between these forms of CBD is an essential part of deciding which CBD oil product to choose.
Full-spectrum CBD oil products are considered the most natural and potent and are fully legal in the UK. In addition to their CBD content, they also benefit from the presence of multiple cannabis-derived compounds, including beneficial cannabinoids like THC, CBN, CBG, terpenes, flavonoids, fatty acids, and more. That’s why ninety-five per cent of the Karma Coast CBD shop collection comes under the full-spectrum CBD oil banner.
Increasing research suggests that CBD isn’t the only phytocannabinoid that has therapeutic effects on your endocannabinoid system. In fact, to date, over 500 different beneficial compounds, including 120 phytocannabinoids, have been identified in the cannabis plant. Scientists are continuing to investigate the unique benefits each of them can have on health.
For instance, the controlled substance for UK consumers, tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), most well known for its psychoactive neurological impact and recreational use in marijuana, has been proven to have a multitude of potential health benefits when dosed correctly. Most prominently, THC is hugely beneficial in pain management, mainly when used with CBD.
Sufficient research indicates that when both CBD and THC are present, CBD counteracts the psychoactive effects of THC, meaning that its therapeutic benefits can be experienced without “the high”. Most full-spectrum CBD products will contain the UK legal amount (a THC content of 0.2%) of THC for this reason.
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CBD Isolate products are 99% pure and generally the most basic, least effective CBD product you can acquire, containing CBD as their only phytocannabinoid/cannabis plant-derived compound. Other CBD UK brands will often use this cheap ingredient. However, you will never find it in any Karma Coast product.
Although available in natural and synthetic forms, isolate is highly processed and generally the most inferior cannabis product available to UK consumers. Crystalline in form, it is most often processed into a powder before being added to carrier oils such as coconut oil/ MCT oil or hemp seed oil to be orally ingested.
Isolate pure CBD products are preferred by some individuals for only a few reasons, namely: they contain no THC and are cheaper in comparison to full or broad-spectrum CBD oil products.
As isolate contains 99,99% CBD, it can be considered the best option at first glance. However, studies suggest that when used in its isolated form, cannabidiol isn’t nearly as effective as when used in partnership with other phytocannabinoids. The absence of other phytocannabinoids and cannabis-derived compounds means the entourage effect, an important interaction between phytocannabinoids and our endocannabinoid system, doesn’t come into play.
CBD distillate concentrates contain around 80-90% CBD and other phytocannabinoids but goes through further processing, which enables the removal of other organic matter, such as THC, terpenes, and flavonoids. The process of distillation can be complex but simply put: heat is used to vaporise the phytocannabinoids from the original full-spectrum oil. The vapour is then cooled down in a distillation cooling system, producing a substance of honey-like consistency, most often used in vaping and orally ingestible products.
The advantage of broad-spectrum products is that users will still benefit from The Entourage Effect (to a degree), even though THC isn’t present. This makes broad-spectrum products a great middle-of-the-road option for those who desire the benefits of the full range of phyto compounds without THC.
Whilst many phytocannabinoids are proving to have unique remedying qualities. Their presence is believed to create a phenomenon called The Entourage Effect. First discovered in 1998, researchers observed that phytocannabinoids, considered inactive, resulted in increased therapeutic effects when paired with the main phytocannabinoids such as THC and CBD.
The science behind this revolves around synergy, in that it is believed that all of the compounds in the plant work synergistically and harmoniously together, creating a more potent effect than when they are used in isolation.
The Entourage Effect gains conflicting opinions in cannabinopathic care. It is still considered by some to remain simply a theory that requires further investigation. Still, leading experts in cannabis research, such as Dr Ethan Russo, are confident in the data consistently emerging from studies confirming the existence and importance of The Entourage Effect in cannabinopathetic care.
There are varying methods of extraction across the CBD industry. Still, the one which is most highly regarded and that it’s recommended you look for when purchasing CBD products is CO2 extraction. Other processes, such as solvent extraction methods like ethanol extraction or those that require high heat, can damage the plant matter and contaminate the final product with undesired substances left over from the extraction process. At Karma Coast, we use “supercritical” CO2 extraction methods, ensuring that the phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids remain intact, maintaining the highest possible quality of our products.
As important as the process of crafting the products is, when it comes to ensuring quality, the integrity of the product begins whilst the hemp plant is still in the ground. Whilst choosing CBD, it’s important to source companies that use organic hemp, as this will ensure the hemp plant is farmed as naturally as possible and is resultantly free from dangerous pesticides and chemicals that can remain in the plant extract throughout the extraction process, with the possibility of contaminating the final product.
Alongside this, reputable CBD brands will usually offer complete transparency with their lab reports, including them in product descriptions so that you can see which cannabinoids and other plant compounds are in the product.
There are many CBD oils on the UK CBD market these days. Just as the amount of information when buying CBD oil can be overwhelming, selecting an item from the thousands out there can be daunting too. This is where the benefit of talking to cannabis professionals about which CBD product to choose comes in.
At Karma Coast, we have a select range of expertly crafted, high-quality, full-spectrum products made from the finest quality organic hemp (industrial hemp), ranging from CBD vape pens, CBD tinctures and oils, CBD balms, topicals and more. We are also registered with the UK cannabis trade association CannaPro.
This is why we are one of the leading CBD oil brands in the UK. We also offer free consultations to all of our customers. This enables us to get to know the individual, check any prescription medications, answer any questions, and assess which of our high-quality CBD products would best suit your needs.
If you’re interested in using the best CBD oil UK products to supplement your health and well-being or to support you through recovery and healing, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our consultations take place at our dispensary in the beautiful coastal town of Tynemouth and over the phone via our online consultation service. We’re here for you; let’s heal together.