Canna Union CBD Oil

Canna Union CBD Oil Review: Is Canna Union CBD oil worth the money? We independently reviewed Canna Union 10% CBD  oil and gave it a score of 8.7/10. Read our review and check out the best CBD oils from Canna Union.

Canna Union CBD Oil

Canna Union CBD oil is made of full-spectrum CBD and contains no artificial preservatives, no GMOs and no pesticides. As a full-spectrum product, it has all the natural hemp extracts such as CBD (Cannabidiol), CBDv (Cannabidivarin), CBG (Cannabigerol), CBC (Cannabichromene) and CBT (Cannabicitran), as well as the naturally-occurring terpenes, flavonoids, and Omega acids. It also contains trace amounts of THC, but their oil is non-psychoactive since the hemp plants used to produce their CBD extracts contain less than 0.2% THC.

As a full-spectrum CBD, their focus has been on maximising the entourage effect – a physiological phenomenon wherein the properties of active hemp compounds appear to be more powerful when consumed together rather than by themselves individually – through the preservation of synergy between the plants cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids.

Their Hemp is grown in Europe and they use a CO2 and ethanol extraction process to produce their full-spectrum CBD oil.

Canna Union CBD oil is vegan friendly, gluten-free, organic, GMO free and lab tested for potency and purity, ensuring you get the purest CBD possible.

Canna Union full-spectrum CBD oil has proven very efficient for pain relief, relaxation and sleep. It has a very mild flavour profile for a full-spectrum oil which is a bonus in my book. 

Canna Union have developed one of the widest range of products we’ve come across over the last few years. At the time of writing, they had more than 50 individual CBD products, including CBD oils, CBD gummies, CBD capsules, CBD topicals, CBD vape oils as well as an impressive range of CBD buds & flowers.

In the CBD oil range, Canna Union offer 5 different strengths for their full-spectrum CBD oil, which can be purchased in 10ml bottles:

CBD (mg) Bottle (%) CBD / Spray*
Canna Union CBD Oil 500mg 10ml (5%) 1.25mg
Canna Union CBD Oil 1000mg 10ml (10%) 2.5mg
Canna Union CBD Oil 2000mg 10ml (20%) 5mg
Canna Union CBD Oil 3000mg 10ml (30%) 10mg
Canna Union  CBD Oil Spray 1000mg 30ml (3%) 0.7mg

*Amount of CBD oil per drop = 0.025ml

Their 500mg CBD oil retails at £22.91 (£0.046 per mg of CBD), their 1000mg oil at £33.72 (£0.034 per mg of CBD), their 2000mg CBD oil at £60.71 (£0.030 per mg of CBD) and their 3000mg CBD oil at £87.72 (£0.029 per mg of CBD).

When comparing the price and strength of their CBD oils, going for a higher potency works out cheaper in the long run as a person using 20g of CBD per day will spend £0.92 per day using their 5% CBD oil and £0.60 per day when using their 30% oil, a whopping 35% off when going for the higher potency oil.

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Canna Union CBD Oil Efficacy

The test carried out by the CBD Unboxed team focused on Canna Union CBD oil 1000mg (10% concentration with cold press hempseed oil carrier), which contains all the natural hemp extracts such as Cannabidiol (CBD), CBDv (Cannabidivarin), CBG (Cannabigerol), CBC (Cannabichromene) and CBT (Cannabitriol), as well as the naturally-occurring terpenes, flavonoids, and Omega acids as well as trace amounts of THC. However it is non-psychoactive as the hemp plant used to make their CBD extracts contains less than 0.2% THC, so their CBD oils won’t het you high!

During our two-week product review, we took 20mg of CBD in the morning on an empty stomach, followed by 10mg at lunchtime and a further 10mg an hour before bedtime, giving us a total of 40mg of CBD per day.

Good CBD Oil for Pain Relief

A number of studies have shown that CBD oil can reduce pain and inflammation via its interaction with the Endocannabinoid System as well as the CBD1 and CB2 receptors, and after using Canna Union CBD oil for a period of two weeks, it is fair to say that their product has robust analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.

By simply taking 20mg of their CBD oil first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, an additional 10mg of CBD at lunchtime and 10mg of CBD an hour or so before bedtime, I was able to get on with my day without having to worry too much about hip pain or discomfort.

What I like about taking CBD oil instead of capsules or gummies is that by leaving the CBD oil under the tongue for 30-60 seconds, it gets absorbed much faster into the bloodstream – between 20 and 30 minutes on average – which means that it gets to work relatively quickly.

Their CBD oil is very good and can rival any of the best full-spectrum CBD oils and best broad-spectrum CBD oils! We may even need to update our rankings to include Canna Union in our Top 10.

Perfect for Stress & Sleep

Another reason why I like Canna Union CBD oil is that it also performs well when it comes to stress and sleep.

The week I reviewed their CBD oil, I had to do a speech in front of a large audience which can be very nerve wracking. But by taking their CBD oil 45min before my speech, I felt a lot calmer than usual. One could say that it’s a placebo, but I’ve experienced this quite a few times when taking CBD before doing public speaking and there’s plenty of research backing it’s efficacy for stress, anxiety and even depression.

What does the science say exactly?

CBD is known to interact with specific receptors, specifically the CB1R and CB2R. CB1 receptors co-ordinate mood, emotion, appetite, and other functions. While CB2 receptors are responsible for controlling inflammation and pain. CBD stimulates these receptors and induces the body to release serotonin.

Serotonin, or 5-HT, is a neurotransmitter that carries signals from one neuron to the other. CBD increases the level of serotonin, which, in return, helps relieve stress and can help you clam your mind, which in turns help you drift to sleep more easily.

So if your interested in taking CBD to improve sleep, stress or anxiety, I would highly recommend you check out their CBD oils.

Canna Union CBD Oil Taste

Whilst the most popular way to consume CBD is by using CBD tincture (oil), they often have a more earthy, nutty, woody or grass-like taste which is down to the fact the product is natural, safe, and non-toxic.

A Great Tasting Full-Spectrum Oil

The fist thing you will notice when opening the bottle is that their CBD oil is very light greenish colour and in our experience, a lighter coloured CBD oil is often a sign of a product that is slightly more palatable. And after our two weeks review, it is fair to say that Canna Union full-spectrum CBD oil is one of the most tasteless and odourless oils on the market. We’ve tried and tested over 100 CBD oils over the last few years and it has to be in the top 10% when compared to other full-spectrum oils when it comes to its flavour profile.

This may be down to the hemp plant used, the fact that they mix CBD extracts with a cold pressed hemp oil carrier or that they use a CO2 extraction process. Whatever it is, this CBD oil as a very nice flavour profile.

My only criticism would be the viscosity of the oil and how it feels in the mouth. It is slightly thicker than other CBD oils we’ve tried and tested, so whilst the flavour profile is nice, the feel of the oil in the mouth is not the best and for that reason, we cannot give Canna Union top mark here, but this shouldn’t take away from how good this CBD oil taste for a full-spectrum product.

Canna Union CBD Oil Value for Money

Where Canna Union does not disappoint is on its value for money. Not only has their CBD oil proven efficient for pain relief and has a nice flavour profile, but Canna Union have made a conscious effort to price their products fairly to make them available to as many people as possible.

A person between 150 and 240 lbs may need between 20mg and 40mg of CBD per day depending on the severity of their symptoms. A 10ml bottle of their 1000mg CBD oil (retail: £33.72) will therefore last between 25 and 50 days and cost between £0.67 and £1.34 per day (with free shipping), which makes it not only one of the most affordable CBD oils on the market, but also a bargain compared to the cost of a large coffee at your local coffee shop!

Based on 20mg of CBD per day, here’s how Canna Union 10% Oil stacks-up in terms of daily cost against CBD Unboxed Top 10 CBD brands:

Strength Price Daily Cost
Love Hemp 10% £99.99 £0.66
Medterra 10% £99.99 £0.67
Canna Union 10% £34.72 £0.67
Honest Hemp 10% £34.99 £0.78
Holistic Hemp 10% £40.00 £0.91
Love CBD 10% £99.99 £1.00
Naturecan 10% £54.99 £1.10
Provacan 12% £69.95 £1.25
VAAY 10% £64.90 £1.28
Hempura 10% £64.99 £1.30
Blessed CBD 10% £74.99 £1.50
Bud & Tender 10% £80.00 £1.60

So heavy CBD users will need to place an order every month, whilst mild users may be able to push this to 2 months.

Advantages of Canna Union CBD Oil

Canna Union CBD oil has many advantages over other CBD products such as CBD capsules or CBD gummies.

  • Increased bioavailability – One of the main advantages of CBD oil over other products is the fact that CBD oil increases bioavailability – which means the amount of product that can be directly used by your body. The faster the CBD is absorbed, the sooner it can get to work. Gummies and edibles will take some time to be processed and broken down by your digestive system, making oil the fastest way to gain the benefits of CBD. When placed under the tongue, it comes into contact with the sublingual gland which speeds up the process of absorption and quickly enters the bloodstream.
  • Easy to Consume – When taken orally, CBD oil is very easy to consume and it also gives you the ability to use doses of the exact strength required thanks to the individual droplets.
  • No Sugar – When CBD is used in the form of gummies, chocolate or other edible products, it may not be in the best health interests of the person to eat such products. For example, people suffering from diabetes will need to carefully manage the food that they eat, and therefore CBD oil may be a better option.
  • No addictive or withdrawal issues – Finally, CBD gummies are a natural remedy that can be taken by almost anyone and possesses none of the addictive or withdrawal issues that other pain management or anxiety medications may present.

Disadvantages of Canna Union CBD Oil

Whilst there are mainly advantages in using CBD oil to get your daily dose of CBD using, there are unfortunately a few drawbacks which are worth considering.

  • Less Convenient – If you need to take CBD while in a public place, using CBD oil can be much less discreet than using edibles. While using CBD is not something that you need to hide, using a dropper to place the oil under your tongue may not be the most practical option when out an about, in which case capsules, gummies or other edibles may be preferred.
  • Interaction with other medications – It’s also worth noting that CBD may make it harder for your body to process certain medications, so if you are taking any other medications, be sure to check with your GP before taking CBD products.
  • Minor side effects – Finally, CBD can cause side effects in some people including drowsiness, changes in mood, nausea, and changes in appetite. Every individual will be affected differently, and in most cases, there are no side effects to worry about.

Canna Union CBD Oil Dosage

CBD doesn’t have one-size-fits-all dosing and calculating a proper dosage of CBD can be tough as our bodies react to it differently.

The four major factors affecting your CBD dosage are:

  • Your weight
  • The condition being treated (i.e. depression, chronic pain etc)
  • The severity of your condition
  • The concentration of CBD oil

Most brands recommend customers start with the lowest dose and increase until they find the right serving size that fits their needs. The most common starting amount is between 10mg and 25mg. For anxiety and depression, the dose can vary from 20mg to 50mg or more.

As a rule of thumb, a person weighting between 10.5 and 17 stones (approximately 150 and 240 lbs) may need between 20mg and 40mg of CBD per day depending on the severity of their symptoms.

When using CBD for the first time, we would always recommend starting with a one of two drops of the 3% or 6% CBD oil placed under the tongue (sublingual) and holding it there for at least 30 seconds so it can absorb into the bloodstream.

Taking it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach to see how your body reacts to it is also recommended. If you are not seeing any major benefits with a single drop, increase your intake by a single drop every 2 or 3 days until finding the right balance to treat your personal symptoms.

How Many Drops of Canna Union CBD Oil Should You Take?

Whilst it may be confusing at the beginning, it’s incredibly simple to work out how many drops of CBD oil you need to take depending on your daily requirements and the strength of the product you bought.

Most bottles of CBD oil contain 10ml of product and come in strengths ranging from 300mg to 2,400mg – also known as 3% and 24% CBD oils. This simply means that in a 1ml drop of the 300mg bottle, you will have 30mg of CBD, whilst the same 1ml of the 2,400mg bottle will give you 8 times that amount for a total of 240mg of CBD.

So assuming you need to hit 25mg of CBD per day with a 10ml bottle, you will need:

CBD / Bottle CBD / Drop # Drops
500mg 1.25mg 20 drops
1000mg 2.5mg 10 drops
1800mg 4.5mg 5.5 drops
2400mg 6.0mg 4 drops

Assuming you are using the 500mg CBD oil for a daily dose of 25mg, you will need to take approximately 20 drops per day (25mg divided by 1.25mg per drop). You could break this down throughout the day by taking 8 drops first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, 6 drops early afternoon and 6 drops at night before going to bed.

If however you bought the 2400mg CBD oil for a daily dose of 25mg, you would only need to take 4 drops per day (25mg divided by 6mg per drop), which you could also spread across the day – 2 in the morning, one in the afternoon and one in the evening.

As with everything, start with a small amount of CBD oil daily to make sure there’s no reaction, then increase slowly by a drop every 1-2 days until finding the right balance.

If you want to find out more check out our article about How Much CBD Should I Take?

Canna Union CBD Oil Reviews

Whilst they have hundreds of customer reviews on their website and individual product pages, Canna Union is not a member of a third party review program such as Trustpilot, or Google reviews. A lot of their reviews do not sounds genuine and are both poorly written and full of grammatical mistakes. We therefore question the veracity of these reviews. Below are some of the reviews we found on their website.

Better Than Yoga
“This tincture is unbelievable! It’s relaxes me more than yoga! :DDD”
– Vincent

Calming CBD Oil
“So glad it’s no longer hard for me to calm myself or the pain on my body. Thanks there’s CBD oil available at Canna Union!”
– Carlyle

Canna Union CBD Oil Lab Reports

As a CBD company, Canna Union plays the transparency card with their customers and their aim is to create a more transparent hemp industry. As such, they have made a clear commitment to raising the bar of the quality of CBD products available in the UK and the rest of Europe.

Since many CBD products contain pesticides, herbicides, mould, fungi and dangerous mycotoxins, Canna Union are working closely with Eurofins, an international company offering analytical testing for CBD products.

In addition to being sourced and extracted from the highest-grade certified organic European hemp, they guarantee that their products are 100% organic and free of synthetic ingredients.

They allow customers to see their Certificates of Analysis online for each individual product, which break down the potency of cannabinoids, the presence of terpenes and flavonoids, as well as the absence of heavy metals, mycotoxins, pesticides or microbes.

The certificate of analysis for their Full-Spectrum 10% CBD oil can be found here.

Health Benefits of Canna Union CBD Oil

The human body contains a specialized system called the ECS (the endocannabinoid system), which aim is to regulate a variety of functions such as sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response. The body also produces endocannabinoids, which are simply neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system.

CBD is believed to interact with specific receptors, specifically the CB1R and CB2R.

  • CB1 receptors, which are located in various regions of the body, with a large concentration in the central nervous system and brain, co-ordinate mood, emotion, appetite, and other functions.
  • CB2 receptors are more commonly found in the immune system and are responsible for controlling inflammation and pain. CBD stimulates these receptors and induces the body to release serotonin.

Serotonin, or 5-HT, is a neurotransmitter that carries signals from one neuron to the other. CBD increases the level of serotonin, which, in return, helps reduce pain, reduce inflammation as well as provide a range of other health benefits, which include:

  • CBD for Pain Relief: CBD has analgesic (pain relief) properties and can help with many painful conditions such as arthritis, headache disorders, migraines, back pain or period pain.
  • CBD for Sleep: CBD has a calming effect on both the mind and the body, allowing people to fall asleep more easily and stay asleep throughout the night.
  • CBD for Stress: CBD helps reduce stress and calm both the body and mind, through its interaction with both the Hippocampus and the Amygdala.
  • CBD for Anxiety: CBD has both anti-anxiety and antidepressant properties, and can be a great alternative to anxiety medications which have known side-effects.
  • CBD for Headaches: CBD reduces the frequency of headaches as well as reduce stress and improve sleep, two major triggers of headaches. But CBD also has strong analgesic (pain relief) and antiemetic (prevent vomiting) properties which can help people with headache disorders during an attack.
  • CBD for Arthritis: CBD has antiarthritic, analgesic (pain relief) as well as anti-inflammatory properties and as such is a great option for people suffering from arthritis.
  • CBD for Cancer: CBD helps relieve some of the symptoms of cancer as well as reducing the side of effects of cancer medication such as nausea, vomiting and pain.
  • CBD for Epilepsy: CBD helps reduce the frequency and intensity of seizures in epileptic patients, and may also counteract some of the side effects of traditional anti-epileptic.

Canna Union Product Reviews

If you are interested in buying CBD from Canna Union but are not familiar with their full product range, check out our reviews. The CBD Unboxed team has tried and tested their products to give you a transparent and honest review of their efficacy and value for money.

  • Canna Union CBD review: Our full-review of Canna Union where we dive into the brand, the full product range as well as the efficacy and value for money of their CBD products.
  • Canna Union CBD oil review: We tried and tested Canna Union 10% CBD oil for two weeks and analysed the taste, efficacy and value for money of their CBD oil.
  • Canna Union CBD capsules review: Our review of Canna Union CBD capsules which contain 25mg of CBD per capsule.
  • Canna Union CBD gummies review: Our review of Canna Union CBD gummies which contain 25mg of CBD per gummy.

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