The first of three CBD oil’s I will be testing out by ULU, or U Love U, I’m starting off with the Relief Isolate.
This UK based CBD brand was launched in April 2019 by Paul Hembery, while they have a fascinating partnership with the Harley Street Hospital in London, where they will be working together on medical research around CBD.
I have to admit, I love to see a science-first approach with CBD brands, a clear sign they’re not just in for a quick-buck, that they’re eager to make high quality products which will genuinely work and help thousands of people in the process.
How Much CBD Does This Contain?
ULU stock a number of different CBD products, however the CBD isolates are all 5%, provided in a 10ml tincture, being 500mg of CBD.
A single spray is 0.11ml and contains 5.5mg of CBD, while they generally recommend taking three sprays, which is 16.5mg of CBD.
The lab report, matching with the batch number written on the bottom labelling of the bottle I have, highlights just over the stated levels of CBD, with the other cannabinoids showing as not-detected, underlining this as an isolate and being THC free.
How Does It Taste?
The product page described the taste as being a blend of cherry and peppermint, which I doubted at first before giving it a spray, but they’ve got that spot on.
This is achieved through a formulation of the terpenes farnesene, camphene and humulene. Farnesene has a fruity apple taste, camphene tends to taste quite earthy and musky, while humulene is commonly found in beer and provides that ‘hoppy’ flavour.
Why Include Farnesene?
The farnesene terpene has been shown to reduce stress, which fits perfectly with the ‘relief’ title, while it has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.
The calming properties this terpene contains can help to alleviate that built up stress and anxiety and is also known to have sedative properties.
On top of all that, farnesene also has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties and is currently being researched in a number of interesting studies that are worth keeping an eye on.
You don’t often find notable quantities of farnesene in cannabis in general, unlike myrcene and pinene, while it’s more commonly found in turmeric and apples.
What Are The Key Terpenes Present?
The most prominent terpenes in the Relief CBD isolate spray are limonene, caryophyllene and pinene.
Limonene is commonly found in citrus fruit peels, such as lemons and oranges, while it’s packed full of antioxidants, which help to fight off free radicals.
Limonene has anti-inflammatory properties, while it can also help to offer stress relief and elevate your mood.
Caryophyllene has similar properties, while it’s also highlighted for its anti-microbial properties. This terpene is commonly included in products to help with pain relief, while the spicy and musky taste is what you sense when you have black pepper, clove or cinnamon.
Finally, pinene is commonly found in pine trees and has an earthy scent, while it has anti-inflammatory properties and can help with anxiety.
But one really interesting aspect around pinene is that it can work as a bronchodilator, which means it will widen the bronchi, making it easier to inhale.
How Long Will A Tincture Last?
A single spray is 0.11ml, meaning you would get 90 sprays from a Relief CBD Isolate bottle.
Therefore, if you were to use three sprays per day, you would get a full month’s worth, therefore it could be worthwhile looking at the monthly subscription option to benefit from the discount price.
Where Can I Buy This From?
You can order the ULU Relief CBD Isolate from their website for £29.99, or you can enjoy 15% off if you subscribe to a monthly payment plan.