At The Tonic, we sell the most expertly grown and produced full spectrum CDB Oil (cannabis oil) available. See our full range of CBD Oil products below or read more about the benefits of CBD Oil.
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Think of CBD as a food supplement, a herbal remedy, a pure plant extract that, unlike other known plant-based remedies, happens to be more effective than anything we’ve experienced from nature.
Our CBD, is made from extracting all the oil from the entire plant, top to bottom, leaf to roots, of the Cannabis Sativa L strain of cannabis (also known as industrial hemp). The oil contains compounds called Cannabinoids, of which there are many. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most prevalent and powerful, but works in synergy for the best effect alongside all the other compounds like Cannabigerol (CBG), Terpenes and Flavinoids – this is Full Spectrum CBD and the Entourage Effect.
Cannabis is predominantly associated with the cannabinoid THC (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol) – it’s the one that gets you high. And it’s the one which is only seen in ‘trace’ amounts of hemp, unlike other cannabis strains. Because of its psychoactive properties, THC is a controlled substance and illegal in the UK. Full Spectrum CBD products in the UK must contain no more than 2mg of THC per container, no matter the size of the container. Non-Full Spectrum CBD products must contain no more than 1mg THC per container.
CBD is believed to be responsible for most of the wellbeing benefits of the cannabis plant, and new benefits are being discovered all the time.
The benefits of taking CBD are wide and varied. This is because the Endocannabinoid Receptors reside in the Nervous System, Endocrine (hormone) System, Muscle and Skin Cells and certain areas of the Brain.
It has been reported that CBD can help with lowering anxiety, deepening sleep, easing pain, clearing brain fog and help with focus, help with depression, addictive tendencies and much, much more. We do not promote CBD to do any of these things and we always recommend you search the internet for ‘specific issues + CBD’.
CBD has proved to be a natural anti-inflammatory, and the cannabis plant even contains compounds like Curcumin which is present in Turmeric. Taking it orally gets it in your bloodstream fast for quick relief. You can apply topical CBD like balms and creams, but we also do CBD Patches. Preclinical studies have shown transdermal application of low dose CBD (only 6.2mg per day) reduced knee-joint swelling in arthritic mice. This was observed to provide better absorption than oral administration in the same model. Better still, transdermal patches are thought to prolong the effects of many pharmacological drugs while avoiding fluctuations of drug levels, and there’s no reason to think the same wouldn’t apply to a CBD patch.
We would recommend taking an oral CBD for the most effective result on sleep. In this page you can see our full Oral CBD Range, all will help with sleep by calming the nervous system and regulating cortisol levels. Always start with 1 or 2 doses (e.g. 6 to 24 mg CBD), as close to your sleep time as you can. If you regularly wake in the night, which is very common due to our circadian rhythm, take another dose as soon as you wake and you’ll find you can drift back off to sleep a lot quicker than usual.
It is a common reason that people take CBD for pain relief. We cannot say it does help with pain as CBD is intended as a health supplement and not a treatment for medical conditions. There is plenty of research out there to suggest CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory and it does contain the terpene Curcumin which is also found in Turmeric, as well as many other anti-inflammatory terpenes which is why you will always benefit more from full spectrum CBD than isolates.
We cannot say for certain that CBD helps with any medical conditions, including migraine, but it is a very common reason that people take it. It could be that stress triggers a migraine, and so one will benefit from the calming effects of CBD. Migraines are still quite an unknown in the medical world and as ever, we will suggest you consult a doctor before embarking on CBD to treat a medical condition.
You will have read a lot in the press about parents fighting for the right to access Cannabis Oil for children with Epilepsy. It’s the THC in the cannabis plant that has the best effect on muscle spasms, and this is why there’s such controversy over it. THC is the controlled compound in Cannabis making it illegal. Unless you can access Epidolex through your GP, then an alternative would be CBD Oil, although be aware that the THC levels will be ‘trace’ amounts and below the legal limit.
We cannot legally say that CBD can help with Parkinson’s. We do have customers buying it for themselves and believe it alleviates some of their symptoms, but do speak with your doctor first.
CBD has been reported to help with back pain, as well as pain around the body. It’s a great natural anti-inflammatory, so taking it orally will get it into the bloodstream to all the areas that need it. You can also apply CBD patches to back pain, where it slowly releases a steady stream of CBD directly to that area for fast acting and long lasting pain relief. Or you could try a topical CBD like CBD Massage oil. In a clinical trial on back pain, published in the International Journal of Neuroscience, 24 adults were treated with 30 minutes of massage therapy, twice a week for five weeks. As well as experiencing improved mobility and less pain overall, the results also showed that all participants had raised serotonin and dopamine levels. Throwing some CBD into the mix will support that boost and, as a result, make the therapeutic benefits all the more powerful.
Anecdotally, millions of people say CBD products help them enormously when it comes to depression and keeping stress and anxiety under control. Many even claim they use CBD oil or CBD Patches to treat anxiety, or they use CBD Oil for depression, sometimes even replacing prescription medications.
Many associate cannabis with the psychoactive effects like dizziness, drowsiness and excessive hunger, but that is down to the compound THC, which is not only a controlled substance in the UK, but also naturally very, very low in quantity in the Cannabis Sativa L strain that we use for our CBD (also known as industrial hemp).
CBD is actually a very subtle worker, so quite often people do not realise there has been an effect on their system until they realise they haven’t noticed a particular pain for a while, or that their sleep has improved. Side effects are very rare and I have only witnessed two in five years of running the Tonic; over stimulation and active bowel movements. The former is eased very quickly by actually increasing the CBD intake temporarily and balance in the system will resume. The latter is due to the Herxing Effect, which is a detox and therefore isn’t a bad thing, but again will pass quickly and is helped along by increasing water intake.
All our CBD products are organic. CBD Oil is grown organically, outside, in Europe. The carrying oil we use in our Classic CBD Oils is organic hemp seed oil. Our CBD creams, balms and serums are made up of organic ingredients and we are also registered with the Vegan Society.
If it’s your first time buying CBD oil, it’s best to speak to CBD experts about which product and what dosage is most suitable for you. We offer a free consultation service face to face at our shop in Hebden Bridge, over email, telephone or Zoom – whatever is best for you.
Buying CBD online can be confusing as there are many different retailers and brands and it can be tricky knowing who to trust. Getting yourself clued up on the different grades (or quality) of CBD oil, the concentrations and varying formulas and types can help your decision making. And always ask to see Lab reports if they are not available on the website. If you want to know more about what is CBD all about, click the previous link.
Traditional CBD oil is taken sublingually. This means placing the oil under your tongue and holding it there for a minute or 2. The sublingual membrane allows the oil to pass through and into the bloodstream. CBD is absorbed at a rate of 50% to 80% this way. If you were to swallow traditional CBD oil directly or take in food or drink, the absorption rate is drastically reduced to around 4% to 20%. This is why we created the unique Full Spectrum Water Soluble CBD – no matter how you take it you always absorb the maximum CBD content. Learn more on how to take CBD.
The best time to take CBD is when it best suits you. There’s a few things to consider when working out the best time for you; the type of CBD you are taking, how fast it effects you, and what symptoms/causes you are taking it for.
Classic CBD Oil taken sublingually – it’s in your bloodstream anywhere between 20 minutes to 2 hours, and lasts around 6 to 8 hours depending on the individual.
The Tonic’s Water Soluble CBD – it’s in your bloodstream in 20 to 30 minutes and lasts 6 to 8 hours.
CBD Patches are transdermal and therefore slow releasing, so you’ll have a few mg of CBD supplied at a steady rate into your blood stream over a 24 to 36 hour period. These are the longest lasting forms of CBD.
Edibles like CBD Gummies are the slowest to reach your bloodstream, but again it’s different person to person – expect to feel effects after 1 to 3 hours.
CBD Vape is as fast as our Water Soluble CBD to enter the bloodstream via the lungs, but stays in your system for the shortest period, usually between 1 to 2 hours.
With this information in mind, you will then want to consider what you are taking it for and how fast and for how long you need the effect to last. Here are some examples; for deeper sleep, take an oral classic CBD Oil or Water Soluble CBD at the time you go to bed. This way the effects last through the night. To keep anxiety at bay throughout the day, either an oral CBD oil or CBD patches (stronger for higher stress or those less susceptible to CBD).
Here are some reviews on our CBD Products to see what our customers are saying:
“Amazing product! I would just like to say how amazing this product is…I’m 34 and I was diagnosed with cancer, it turned my world upside down. This oil is helping me mentally get through it. I couldn’t sleep or eat because of fear that I would either die in my sleep or eat something that would feed cancer (ridiculous but it was so real to me). Thanks to these lovely people speaking to us and listening, I now can watch commercials (mentioning cancer) without having panic attack.
I can now eat, sleep and function relatively normally (under the circumstances). I see now how precious life is and how short it could be, I hope the fact I’m taking time to rate this product shows how fabulous it really is. Thank you the tonic tribe. P.s it really helps menopause symptoms too” – LUCY about Classic CBD Oil
“You know when you’re blown away by product quality, tailored advice and unsurpassed customer service and you think, blimey, I’m going to write a review and then months go merrily by, possibly because the magical 25% CBD oil, the super chilling CBD Infused Tea and the luxurious CBD body face & body cream are doing their jobs and you think oh my god I still haven’t written that review?? No?? Just me then. Thank you Tonic Tribe xx” – REBECCA about Classic CBD Oil
“I use the 8% CBD oil from The Tonic Tribe. Love this CBD oil. Great company to deal with, always helpful and very friendly” – AMANDA
“I’ve been using CBD from The Tonic for over a year. First of all, you always get excellent customer service, they are friendly and personable and always happy to help if you have any questions. Products are always packaged beautifully.
I use CBD to help with IBS symptoms. I originally used the 8% Classic CBD Oil then changed to 8% Water Soluble as it has more anti inflammatory properties, I use it every day and along with dietary changes my symptoms are under control. I wouldn’t be without it now. Definitely recommend the tonic for the quality of their products along with excellent service” – REBECCA ABRAMS
For more reviews you can check our Trust Pilot page or contact us.
The Tonic CBD will not get you high as we adhere to the UK legal levels of THC, which is 0.2mg or 0.02% per container. This micro amount is called ‘trace’ amounts and are so miniscule they would never be detected by you or a drugs test. So whether CBD Oil gets you high or not, depends on the levels of THC in the CBD Oil. Different countries have different laws on levels of THC so it’s worth being aware of this when buying CBD from the U.S. has some states have legalised THC, so there are no restrictions. Be especially cautious when buying CBD Gummies.
THC is a compound which resides in the Cannabis plant alongside many other compounds like CBD (cannabidiol), CBG (cannabigerol), CBDA and all the terpenes and flavinoids – individually, they all have their special powers, but together is when the magic really happens. This is why we produce Full Spectrum CBD Oil and not CBD Isolate or Broad Spectrum.
To find out how CBD works, don’t take our word for it – read real life reviews from our customers:
“I have been really struggling with joint issues related to my cancer drugs. I phoned for advice which was really helpful as there are so many options you can purchase and I found it confusing. The chat I had was really informative. I felt a difference after 4 days of using the Classic CBD oil. My joint issues are reduced and I am not having to take so many painkillers” – HEATHER MATTHEWS about Classic CBD Oil
“CBD Oil that works and knowledgeable people” – TONI ROSE
“One delivery in and I love The Tonic and would highly recommend their products. I bought the 4% Water Soluble and the Cleansing Blossom CBD Infused Tea, which is delicious and soothing. Both products are helping take the edge off and helping me sleep better. Even my sceptical partner who has been very stressed out with work says that they are definitely helping him too. Everything about the Tonic, including their packaging and handwritten note, shows caring and quality, and I feel very lucky to have found them” – FIONA KOLEK
“WOW…These products are truly amazing, after suffering from anxiety for some years I was willing to try anything, along with the tools I learned from CBT, and a little shot of 8% Water Soluble CBD, my thoughts are definitely more realistic. The 2% Miracle Serum helps with my knees and I love to end my day with a cup of the CBD Tea. Such kind and honest people who are always on hand to help with any questions I may have, just can’t rate this company enough” – DEB WICKENS
You can find more on our Trust Pilot page
Traditional CBD oil is best taken ‘sublingually’, which means placing the oil beneath your tongue, holding it there for up to 2 minutes ideally, to allow the CBD to travel through the sublingual membrane and into the bloodstream.
But there are many different ways to take CBD – Transdermal CBD Patches, CBD Tea, CBD Cream and Balms, Edible CBD, so the way to use CBD differs.
Yes – CBD is legal in the UK so long as the THC levels are below 0.2mg or 0.02%. CBD is legal in most countries now, with exception of the Middle East and some Asian territories.
One of our customers reviewed our CBD: “I take CBD to help me with the symptoms of fibromyalgia, there are many that come with fibromyalgia, but the predominant ones are pain and fatigue. It helps me with sleep, pain and anxiety. It’s changed things for me so much so I’m a huge advocate for its benefits and am always recommending it to friends, family and colleagues!”
Dosage really does differ from person to person. A good amount to start with is 6 to 12mg a day, and continue this for a few days until you feel comfortable increasing the dose a little if you feel you need to.
There are some very rare instances of CBD oil over stimulating and increasing anxiety, but this is not only very rare, it is also easily tackled by increasing the CBD dose for a short period of time until things settle. It sounds counter-intuitive, but it’s worked well in the few instances we have encountered.
There are people taking CBD oil to help with some of the symptoms of autism, like anxiety, but we would always recommend you consult your doctor and do some independent research on the internet first.
CBD and Hemp oil are the same thing really – in the UK the plant we can legally process CBD from is the Cannabis Sativa L strain of cannabis, also known as Industrial Hemp. It is naturally very low in THC and high in essential cannabinoids.
Hemp Seed Oil is something else entirely different to hemp oil and is NOT CBD oil. It is made from the seeds of industrial hemp and contains no cannabinoids, but is jam packed with vitamin E and omega 3 and 6, so it still has its own health properties.
It’s not just us humans, but all mammals have an endocannabinoid system and therefore have the capacity to produce their own cannabinoids. This system also makes up many receptors throughout a mammal’s anatomy which respond positively to cannabinoids (phytocannabinoids) taken from the cannabis plant. In the UK, it is not legal to market CBD oil for dogs, but this is only because the Food and Drug Administration have not approved it as it’s not deemed a medicine.
The compound that is controlled, and therefore deemed illegal, in the UK is THC and it’s this compound that drug tests are looking for when testing for illegal cannabis use. No other compound like CBD, CBG, CBDA etc. will show up, as these do not carry psychoactive properties like THC. If the product is full spectrum, it will carry trace amounts of THC, but not enough to ever show in a drugs test or be noticed by the recipient.
I made a movie about it where I took a high intake of Full Spectrum CBD for 2 weeks and then tested myself. Watch it here
You can travel with CBD oil so long as the country you are travelling to deems it legal. A couple of tips when travelling with oil – keep it in a water proof, sealable container to avoid spillage or buy our CBD patches as these pack flat and won’t leak!
The Tonic is of course the best CBD on the market! We are all about providing the best possible product with the best customer care. All our CBD products are from organically grown cannabis sativa l plants, grown outdoors in Europe. We use the most clean and effective method of extracting the CBD oil from the plant to ensure the best quality.
No, CBD oil does not need THC to work, but it certainly helps! Good quality full spectrum CBD will contain trace amounts of THC and together with all the many cannabinoids, terpenes and flavinoids these compounds work in synergy for the best effect possible. The better the quality the less you need to take, so spending a little more actually goes a lot further than many of the cheap options, like CBD isolate infused oils and broad spectrums.
CBD can enhance beauty products in many ways. Adding CBD oil to a cream can increase the anti-wrinkle properties as CBD increases elasticity in skin. For skin maintenance and repairing scars or acne or eczema, CBD promotes healing in damaged skin. CBD also helps the skin retain its natural flora and is anti-bacterial so very good for cuts, grazes. It’s also an anti-inflammatory, so bruising and other swellings can be eased by applying CBD. Massage oils infused with CBD Oil can be particularly effective in reducing stress as some of the CBD will enter the bloodstream