CBD Armour produces a range of random hemp-based products including infused face masks, vegan protein, hair oil, skin balm, soap and this 10% CBD oil. It’s called ‘CBD Armour Silver’ and comes in a range of sizes from 10ml to 100ml.
Their website makes numerous claims such as, “CBD Armour is the UK’s leading CBD oil brand” and “the only CBD oil specialist to offer a comprehensive range of the finest and purest CBD oil on the market.” Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be based on facts, particularly as their one oil can in no way be described as ‘a comprehensive range’.
I received the 10ml option, which contains 1000mg of CBD. It arrived looking very sorry for itself as the silver label had taken on a slightly green hue. The cold-pressed, full-spectrum hemp extract is suspended in a hemp seed carrier oil and contains a blend of cannabinoids, fatty acids, vitamin E, potassium calcium and zinc. It’s also labelled as kosher, halal and suitable for vegans.
Who are CBD Armour?
Originally based in Estonia, CBD Armour is a hemp brand focused on the UK and EU market. Since the company was founded in 2017, they’ve developed several products but still seem to have a long way to go to find their niche and identity.
They don’t use any preservatives, flavours, chemicals or alcohol in their products and say that the Silver CBD oil is organically certified. However, I couldn’t find any evidence of this and there are no logos on the bottle to show that it’s been approved by the EU organic authority or the UK Soil Association.
They claim that “CBD Armour is now accepted as a reliable, honest, and affordable lifestyle brand within the CBD industry.” But there is very little detailed information or evidence available to back it up. There’s no information available as to where they source their hemp from other than, “We source our hemp from the best-licensed farming site in town.” Later, they mention that it’s from Europe, but everything feels very vague.
3rd Party Lab Results
Despite saying that their Silver oil is, “Tested by 3rd party labs”, CBD Armour has not published any of the results. When I contacted them to request a copy of the certificates, they didn’t respond.
Because their website is full of claims like “guaranteed accurate concentration of CBD” it’s important that the third-party certificates are available to back them up. Lab tests are a useful way for customers to be sure that they’re getting what they paid for. Otherwise, companies could claim what they liked without any verification.
This is particularly relevant with CBD products because if they contain too much THC, they’re illegal. CBD Armour says that they “work very hard to ensure that all the products we sell are 100% legal, compliant with the law, and safe to use.” Because of the effort that they go to, it would seem logical that they would want to display the results proudly.
Ease of Use
The oil comes in a sturdy brown glass bottle with a lid that secures very firmly. There’s no child-safe cap, but it closes tightly and there were no leaks. I always prefer to see a mark or measurement on the dropper to indicate how much I’ve used because I find it hard to tell how many drops I’ve used unless I’m in front of a mirror. This didn’t have one, but it works well, has a bulb tip and can deliver all of the oil from one pipette-full in a single squeeze.
I was also impressed by the detailed instructions on the bottle, although, they’re in such tiny writing you may struggle to read it unless your eyesight is excellent. On the whole, I found CBD Armour Silver to be user friendly and straightforward to use.
The flavour was a strong taste of bitter walnuts. Despite its intensity, I found it quite pleasant. When you hold it under your tongue, it’s much milder, but there is still a strong bitter aftertaste. I also noticed that the oil was quite cloudy and after a while, tiny white crystals appeared around the thread of the lid.
10% oils are usually at the bottom end of medium strength, but I found this one to be quite potent. After about ten minutes of holding it under my tongue, I felt a sense of all over body relaxation. Over two weeks, I found it to be relatively effective for my regular tension headaches, but I didn’t notice any reduction in anxiety.
Value for Money
At £30 for 10mls of 10% oil, this is a real bargain. For comparison, Bud and Tender’s 10% oil is £80, Blessed CBD’s is £74.95 and Jersey Hemp’s is £59.99. The only one cheaper is Simply CBD’s which retails at £28.
However, despite the incredible price, there are numerous issues to be dealt with before it’s worthy of a recommendation. Unfortunately, many CBD companies appear to believe that by saying things like ‘trustworthy’, ‘transparent’ and ‘100% legal’, that customers should take them at their word.
While all of CBD Armour’s claims may be entirely true, it’s time that they valued their customers enough to share the third-party lab results and organic certification with them. Unless that happens, I won’t be using CBD Armour again.
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