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Best CBD products for anxiety: Oils, drinks, capsules and gummies

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 3/14/2023 Georgie Darling

If you don’t take CBD yourself, you almost definitely know someone who does.

As of summer 2021, most CBD products in the UK have been legalised and research continues to highlight all of the benefits of this plant. One of its most regularly touted benefits? The effect it can have on reducing anxiety symptoms and calming you down.

Jon Robson, CEO and Founder of Mamedica, a medical cannabis clinic in London, says: “CBD (or cannabidiol) is a type of cannabinoid and can be very effective in helping to relieve anxiety. There are various studies which evidence significant reductions in anxiety symptoms when administering cannabidiol.

“The ideal dosage to relieve anxiety depends on the CBD strength, how it’s administered and personal health factors, like your body weight and the condition you’re looking to treat.

“CBD can be ingested in various ways – through an oil or CBD-infused liquids, a vaporiser or orally. A specialist would be able to determine the most suitable method depending on the variables I previously mentioned.”

Dr Balu, Founder of the Emotional Wellness Clinic and Scientific Advisor at Cannaray, added: "CBD is an ingredient that is being increasingly used and recommended to help calm symptoms of anxiety. It's a great natural supplement that has proven effects on lowering anxiety and stress levels.

“Emotional wellness and mental health conditions are influenced by multiple factors and it is important to consider a holistic approach when dealing with the mind and brain health. CBD may be a very useful addition to the long list of things one can do for their mental wealth.

"Studies have shown that CBD reduces the behavioural symptoms of anxiety and physiological symptoms such as increased heart rate. Some people have reported lowering of anxiety levels resulting in better control over emotions and feeling more relaxed while taking CBD.”

We’ve rounded up all of the best CBD products for anxiety.

Cannaray Bright Days CBD 900mg 30 Gummies

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Struggling with low-level perpetual anxiety on a daily basis? Try adding some CBD gummies into your daily vitamin routine. These chewable gummies are definitely tastier than drops and provide all of the same anxiety-reducing benefits.

Cannaray’s Bright Days gummies offer 900mg of CBD, with a recommended dosage of two gummies at 60mg CBD in total. They’re renowned for being not only delicious but brilliant for lightening your mood, particularly on those dark days when low mood can definitely hit.

Buy now £36.00, Cannaray

Trip CBD Starter Pack

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Not sure which sort of CBD is best for you? Give Trip CBD’s Starter Pack a try. Bringing together some of the brand’s best offerings, it features six Trip CBD Drinks and a CBD Oil. You’ll reap the anti-anxiety benefits from both products, with the drinks offering a great tonic after a stressful day at work and the oil providing even more benefits throughout the day or during the evenings when you’re trying to switch off for the night.

Buy now £35.00, Trip

Evopure Flow Broad Spectrum CBD Oil

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Evopure’s Flow Broad Spectrum CBD Oil is widely considered to be one of the best CBD products for anxiety and is a popular choice for any time of day. The Flow CBD Oil drops are best for promoting every-day natural calm and help to manage complaints that impact your body’s stress response ability.

In short: they’ll help you to feel less stressed without sending you to sleep. Evopure Flow CBD uses strong CBD oil from the whole plant for its “entourage effect” and is combined with Ashwagandha and Maca Root to ensure an anxiety-free day.

Buy now £32.99, Evopure

OTO CBD Sleep Drops - 1500MG CBD

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While OTO’s CBD Sleep Drops might be designed for helping you snooze, they’ll definitely help you calm down throughout the day, too. Perfect for night time (especially if you’re an anxious sleeper or struggle to settle down for the night) or when you’re winding down in the evenings, these high-powered drops have a refreshingly minty flavour and promise no grogginess the following morning.

Pure OTO’s CBD is also infused with soothing lavender, calming butterfly pea flower and fresh field mint curated to help you doze off.

Buy now £55.20, OTO

Jacob Hooy CBD Oil 5% 10ml

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Jacob Hooy’s CBD Oil comes in a few different strengths and the 5 per cent drops are a great starting point for anyone wanting to try CBD for anxiety. While it’s not as strong as some of the others on the market, it’s a great introduction for trying CBD and seeing if it works for you.

And, if you’ve tried CBD before and didn’t like the taste, don’t fret: Jacob Hooy CBD Oil has a less bitter and earthy taste than other oils, as it’s made using targeted extraction which means that the chlorophyll is removed.

Buy now £29.99, Holland & Barrett

Love Hemp 1200mg CBD Oil Valencia Orange 30ml

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CBD drops might be well known for having a... distinctive taste. And, if you’re someone who often feels sick when struggling with anxiety, you might be put off from adding to that nausea. In that case, try a flavoured CBD drop, like Love Hemp’s 1200mg CBD Oil Valencia Orange.

The best thing about these drops is their versatility, as you’re free to build up the dosage by simply adding a few extra drops. The sweet orange flavour definitely makes these more palatable than many other CBD brands.

Buy now £49.99, Holland & Barrett

Blessed CBD 900mg CBD Capsules

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Blessed CBD was one of the first to realise that the UK was severely lacking with good CBD products compared to the US. So the brand wasted no time getting set up and offering CBD products with some of the cleanest, most effective products on the market.

Their 900mg CBD Capsules are ideal for anyone who doesn’t like the taste of drops but wants something a little stronger than a CBD drink. Each capsule contains 30mg of CBD, allowing you to experience all the natural benefits of CBD and hemp, without the hemp taste.

Buy now £32.66, Amazon

Mindful Extracts 5% CBD Oil - 500mg

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If you’re struggling with anxiety, the last thing you want is to feel anxious about trying CBD. In that case, it’s best to start out super small. Introducing: Mindful Extracts’ 5% CBD Oil. This is one of the weakest CBD oils on the market, offering just 2.5mg of CBD per drop. While that might sound small to some, it’s a brilliant launchpad for those looking to reap the benefits of CBD who may be put off by stronger dosages.

Buy now £36.99, Mindful Extracts

Ardoa M-drops CBD Oil

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Ardoa’s M-drops are another popular CBD for anxiety choice with plenty of recommendations from those who’ve successfully tried and used them. The perfect choice for those who want to incorporate a fully certified broad spectrum CBD product into their daily routine, each drop contains certified organic hemp seed oil, refined whole plant hemp extracts containing naturally occurring cannabinoids and terpenes.

Each drop contains 20mg of CBD, making it an ideal midpoint for just the right amount of anxiety-reducing appeal.

Buy now £69.99, Ardoa

Diablo CBD oil 1,000mg

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Diablo’s CBD oil is the brand’s most popular product and stands as its flagship oil. Its 1000mg raw and full-spectrum formula has been designed to take full advantage of the entourage effect: a full-spectrum CBD oil that contains a wide range of phytochemicals and Cannabioids including CBDa, CBG, CBC, THC and THCa. It also contains Omega 3 and six as well as nine beneficial fatty acids, meaning you’ll get a few extra perks while reducing your anxiety naturally.

Buy now £56.00, Diablo


All of the benefits, the ability to change your dosage and a great flavour to match: we’d choose Cannaray Bright Days CBD 900mg 30 Gummies as our top CBD for anxiety choice this time.

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