Brown’s CBD is a Sheffield based hemp brand that has built their brand on a company ethos around transparency, affordability and customer care, something I strongly relate to and respect.

Launched by Laurence Brown, Brown’s CBD products are very competitively priced (see the bottom of the article for costs), while they also have a number of other products in their range, including CBD patches, balms and vaping cartridges.

How Much CBD Do You Get?

In the product I’ve been sent to test out, it contains 25% CBD from a 10ml tincture, being 2,500mg of CBD.

This is on the higher end to what I normally test out (usually around 1,000-1,500mg) so I’m not complaining! On the Brown’s CBD website, the options available are 500, 1,000, 2,000 and 2,500mg.

If you’re new to CBD and don’t know where to start, I’d normally recommend buying a 1,000mg version. Too many people start out trying a small dosage from a 500mg tincture and don’t notice any effects, which is largely predictable as they didn’t absorb enough to see notable results.

Beyond the stated presence of CBD, you will also find some CBG, CBDA, CBDV and CBC, helping you to benefit from the entourage effect.

The cannabinoids come from EU grown hemp, utilising organic methods, meaning no pesticides or chemical fertilisers will be present in the end product.

They also use a CO2 extraction method, in order to yield the best results, which is very much becoming the industry standard for the best quality CBD oil.

What Carrier Oil Do They Use?

Brown’s CBD has opted for hemp seed oil, which gives that nutty flavour you might taste when dropping the oil under your tongue.

Hemp seed oil has plenty of linoleic acid, which has been known to help reduce LDL cholesterol, often nicknamed ‘bad cholesterol’, as this is the one you really want kept low for your health.

Are These Flavoured?

No, these are unflavoured, however you do taste the nuttiness of the hemp seed oil, as previously mentioned.

I generally recommend people opt for unflavoured CBD oil’s, as many of the flavoured CBD oil’s tend to have worse cannabinoid profiles compared to the unflavoured option when you review the lab reports, as they look to reduce the terpenes affecting the flavour to cater for people who aren’t a fan of the taste of hemp.

At the end of the day, you’re taking CBD to help you with something rather than for taste, so I’d generally stick to unflavoured options where possible, such as this.

How Much Do You Take?

The first step is to work out how much CBD is in each drop. Each bottle contains 200 drops, which means 2,500mg divided by 200, which equals 12.5mg of CBD per drop.

The max you should consume in a day is 70mg, however the majority of people starting out may have 10-20mg. I personally have a higher amount (40-60 per day), but if you’re new to CBD then I’d recommend starting low and building up based on your personal requirement.

You might therefore want to have 1-3 drops per day, providing you with 12.5-37.5mg of CBD, while you could either take this in one dosage or split it throughout the day.

The time you take it will depend on your reasons for taking CBD, but my main aim is to ease stress in the evening and help me to drift off to sleep, therefore I take CBD oil 45 minutes before going to bed, all in one dosage.

Where Can I Buy This From?

You can order the 25% CBD oil from their website for £84.99. They also offer an increasing discount percentage based on how many products you buy, so a 10% discount is applied with 2 products ordered, 15% on 3 products and 20% on 4 products.

If however you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, they sell their 500mg for £24.99, 1,000 for £39.99 and 2,000mg for £69.99.

By Tom Bourlet

Being based in Brighton, I have directly witnessed the CBD industry grow and prosper, albeit witnessing the difficulties around legislation and the lack of transparency. I therefore decided to become a neutral viewpoint offering genuine reviews, advice and guidance.

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