Blessed CBD are a UK brand based in Edinburgh with customers spread across the world. They produce a broad range of products that contain their organically farmed US hemp extract. I’ve just finished a bottle of their 30mg CBD vegan softgel capsules.
In one bottle you get 30 capsules, which provide a total of 900mg of CBD. The packaging is high-density polyethylene (HDPE), a lightweight, food-grade plastic. This makes it recyclable and ideally suited for carrying in a pocket or small bag. However, the 30 capsules fill less than a third of the bottle, so there’s a lot of wasted space.
The recommended use is one or two 30mg capsules per day. With all CBD products, I aim to get as close as possible to a daily measure of 40mg, so it’s easier to compare their effects. To achieve this, I took one capsule per day and an additional capsule every other day to give a daily average of 45mg.
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Who are Blessed CBD?
Blessed CBD is a family company that was started to address the shortcomings of the UK CBD industry. The founders felt that misleading information, inferior quality products and long delivery times meant that it was time for them to introduce their own ‘premium’ products.
Blessed CBD Products
As well as the 30mg CBD capsules, Blessed CBD also offer a range of other hemp based cannabidiol products:
Blessed CBD publishes the results of third-party lab tests on their website. You can access them for the most recent batch via the ‘Lab Reports’ tab on the main menu. When I looked, the latest batch was #35, but I couldn’t find any number on the bottle to indicate if it matched mine.
They test for eight cannabinoids and screen for pesticides and heavy metals. The sample was clear of contamination and the only cannabinoid present was CBD. Unfortunately, the way they report CBD makes it tricky to work out if it verifies the expected 30mg per capsule. It’s presented as a percentage of the sample’s total weight, but the result isn’t as useful as it could be because the total weight isn’t shown.
The full cannabinoid analysis showed:
CBD = 98.5%
THC = ND (None detected)
THCa = ND
THCV = ND
CBDa = ND
CBDV = ND
CBG = ND
Ease of Use
These softgel capsules are easy to use and have been securely housed in a plastic bottle with a child-safe cap. They’re about 1.3cm long which makes them simple to swallow with a sip of water, or if you prefer, chew them open to let the oil sit under your tongue. The instructions on the bottle are straightforward and there are some helpful storage tips.
Because caramel is used to give these capsules their dark brown colour, they have a slightly sweet taste as you swallow them. If you choose to bite them open, to increase the oil’s absorption by holding it under your tongue, the flavour of the oil is rich and buttery with only a slight hint of bitterness.
Even if you don’t like the taste of strong, grassy CBD oils, you’ll get on well with these capsules however you choose to take them.
In the past, I’ve found full-spectrum or broad-spectrum oils to be the most effective, so I was impressed with the results from these isolate capsules. The majority of the time, I swallowed them with water, but occasionally I bit them open.
On the times I let the oil absorb under my tongue, I noticed a relaxing sensation within the first fifteen minutes. Even within the first few days of use, I experienced a reduction in my usual tension headaches and general relaxation.
Blessed CBD Capsules Value for Money
One packet of 30 capsules holds a total of 900mg CBD and costs £64.95. That works out as £2.17 per capsule and about 7p per mg of CBD. This puts them in a similar price range as CannabiGold 10mg capsules.
Although these capsules are far more expensive than others made with isolate, like those from Medterra and CBDistillery, they still offer some value. This is down to how convenient they are, their potency and the pleasant flavour of the oil if you bite them open.
If the third-party certificates were available for every batch, the price was more similar to other isolate based capsules and if the values were more precise, my scores would be higher. However I cannot really recommend a product that contains less than 1g of CBD isolate and costs almost £65 when you can buy isolate for £10 per gram, whilst they were effective the cost is eye watering.
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These are impressively potent CBD softgels made with isolate and suitable for vegans. They come in a lightweight plastic bottle with a child-safe cap that’s ideal for carrying with you when you’re out and about. A third-party lab tests for cannabinoids and screens for contaminants. The results don't confirm the details on the label and could be a little easier to interpret. Each capsule delivers 30mg of CBD, which means you can take a more substantial measure in fewer servings but makes it more complicated if you want to use a specific lower amount. Overall what puts me off is price.
Third-party lab results
Ease of use
Value for money
Fractionated coconut carrier oil
They’re suitable for vegetarians and vegans
The capsules have a mild sweet flavour
The bottle is lightweight and recyclable
The bottle comes with a child-safe cap
They’re surprisingly potent
They’re made with CBD isolate, although this doesn’t seem to have adversely affected their potency.