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Cannacares Medical CBD Products
As my readers will know, I enjoy writing reviews, about detail of a variety of items and strategies that help enhance daily life. And certainly that of living with MEcfs and chronic illness. So I was so delighted to be contacted recently by Alex from Cannacares, who got in touch inviting me to write a review of their products. On visiting their website and having a look through I felt it would be such a good opportunity. And as I am extremely new to CBD products, it is ideal time to learn more about them. So here goes!
Who Are Cannacares?
Who are Cannacares?
Quoted from their website – ‘Cannacares is an over-the-counter Pharmaceutical Grade Cannabis company that works closely with the best Bio-Pharma Companies around the World, with the goal to eventually be a one-stop-shop for Medical Cannabis in the UK’.
Cannacares provide a great deal of really helpful and informative detail on their website about their CBD products and CBD itself. There is so much to CBD. It is definitely worth taking a look through the articles and information to gain more insight into CBD if like me you are new to CBD products, and to gain an understanding of how they could be beneficial for you.
Cannacares go on to explain that CBD is the extract from the Cannabis sativa plant, and does not contain THC and is non-intoxicating, and does not have the psychoactive properties of THC.
*CBD could not be legally sold in the UK if it contained any THC.
Caring for Your Health
As with any new supplement or treatment. It is always advisable that you consult with your health practitioner to ensure their are no contradictions with any prescribed medication you may be taking before trying CBD oil. This review is not offered in any way as a replacement for professional medical treatment or advice.
Can Conditions Be Helped By CBD?
According to information on Cannacare’s website, it is suggested by proponents of CBD that it can be of use in treating a variety of conditions. And as I live with MEcfs, Cannacares felt I might be interested in their products.
Here are a few conditions that is suggested may be treated with CBD:
- Chronic Pain
- Drug addiction and withdrawal
- High blood pressure
- Muscle spasms
*This is not an exhaustive list.
Cannacares CBD Products
Cannacares offer a wide variety of CBD products:
- CBD Oils
- Naturally flavoured and infused with the highest quality CBD Isolate.
- Cruelty Free
- Gluten Free
- Paraben Free
- Sulfate Free
- Silicone Free
- All Natural
- CBD Topical Skin Care and Beauty Products
- Please see the review further down for more detail.
- Transdermal CBD Pain Patches
- Please see the review further down for more detail.
- CBD Oral Sprays
- 10ml Sprays of Mint or Tangerine which last for 70 Sprays.
- CBD Vapes Oils and Vape Pens
- Cannacares vape cartridges contains 370mg of CBD. Each puff of the vape delivers between 1-2mg of CBD with each puff. The strength of CBD vape oil that you select is also a determining factor.
Are There Any Cautions?
Along with the many benefits of using CBD Products, Cannacares website also offers information on any possible minor side effects and for specific conditions where use of CBD oil should be avoided. I will be honest in saying that I wasn’t aware there would be any. So it is important to have a read through.
According to Cannacares website if you or your partner are pregnant or breastfeeding use of CBD should be avoided. If you have liver disease you should exercise caution using CBD oil and consult with your practitioner.
I find it so encouraging and reassuring that Cannacres offer this detail and information on their website. It clearly shows that they care about their products and of course the wellbeing of their customers to enable the best experience with their products. Informed choices are always the best ones, well I think so.
The Product Review
On to the Product Reviews!
As a person in midlife who likes to take good care of my Skin, it was really lovely having a choice of Topical CBD Skin Care & Beauty Products to choose from to review. I made a bee line for the CBD Moisturizer. And was very kindly gifted this product to try. Why did I opt for the CBD Moisturiser? Because I seem to fight a constant battle with eczema on my hands as I am sure many folk do in the current climate, with the need for extra and fastidious hand washing. So a good moisturiser is a must!
And I don’t know about you, but once the central heating comes on in winter my skin can complain quite a bit. So having the opportunity to try a new moisturiser seemed an excellent idea.
Firstly I must give the packaging a mention. You know how I love detail! The products arrived in beautiful packaging. An attractive green sturdy box, green paper packing (no bubblewrap), with lots of additional information leaflets along with a personal note of thanks and good wishes. What a lovely introduction. And no plastic packaging in sight.
Cannacares CBD Moisturiser
The CBD Moisturiser enriched with Cacao Butter, Vitamin E and CBD extract comes in a generous 100mI/100mg size pump bottle. With a convenient clear click on lid to keep it clean. How a container handles and works is really important to me, as alongside MEcfs I have Bilteral Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Which effects the strength and dexterity of my hands and arms. So if something is difficult to open, it can be an utter pain for me. But with this, there is no problem at all. The lid can be removed with ease, but secure enough not to fall off and the pump dispenser is also really user friendly.
I have been used to using a far heavier paraffin based cream to treat the eczema on my hands for some years. I know, gasp! And the difference from that to the Cannacares CBD Moisturiser is quite noticeable. The CBD Moisturiser is light, easy to apply and absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving no greasy residue. You don’t need a huge blob to comfortably Moisturiser your hands, palms, fingers, back of hands and wrists. As it is a light, and effective Moisturiser there is no need to wipe any excess from the skin. It is all readily absorbed. I think I should probably progress to addressing the moisturising of my age, and of course smile, related wrinkles!
The moisturiser has a lovely fresh and gentle scent. So I think once applied, one might wish to apply it again in quick succession as the Scent is so lovely. Your hands are left soft and with the beautiful Scent.
Other plus points are that the Moisturiser is Suitable for all skin types, it is a helpful remedy for irritating skin conditions. And is Vegan-friendly and not tested on animals. I always aim to source skin care and beauty products which are Cruelty Free, and have done for decades. So this is an extra win.
CBD Moisturiser – a round up
- Size – 100ml
- 100mg GMP certified CBD in 100ml bottle
- THC free
- Applicator – pump bottle
- Easy of handling – easy
- Scent – fresh
- Texture – silky
- Absorbency – excellent
- Recommendation – Highly Recommend
As well as a lovely range of Topical CBD Skin Care & Beauty Products, CBD oil and capsules. Cannacares supplies CBD Infused patches.
I have also very kindly been gifted a pack of Calm CBD patches by Cannacares. And again it is a very new product to me. I haven’t tried the Calm patches myself, but I can offer you a fair amount of detail about them. And will definitely keep them in my go to wellbeing tool kit.
They arrive in a handy pack of four 20mg patches, bring 20mg of active ingredient. On the reverse of the packaging it gives clear instructions of how to apply them to the skin, where and for how long.
The skin should be clean and dry. And the optimum place to apply is on your wrist or outside of the upper arm. They can be left applied to the skin for up to 24 hours. Remove the patch if coming into contact with water, then reapply once the skin is dry and the patch will continue to be effective.
My understanding from the very helpful literature included by Cannacares, is that the effectiveness of CBD patches builds over a time of continual use. So rather than being used as a one off in a responsive way to insomnia for example, it becomes an ongoing part of your whole wellbeing strategy.
Even though I haven’t tried the CBD Calm Patches as yet, I think CBD patches could be a great addition to have available as part of my wellbeing and pain relief strategies. As for many folk with MEcfs I do experience varying levels of pain. Having to spend so much time on bed rest, a disc in my spine can at random times decide to bulge. Oh you looked over your shoulder – ping!! It really isn’t fun at all when it happens. With the help of an Osteopath it is generally more stable.
But when it really goes, I struggle to move around our home at all and am in agony. It is then necessary for me to temporarily increase my prescribed pain relief. It just can’t be avoided. The whole scenario becomes stressful and frustrating. In this situation it could well be worth my introducing CBD Patches and then perhaps I could avoid needing to increase my pain relief or not for so long. Or it would at least help the process of managing this type of setback. A strategy really worth considering. And if Cannacares hadn’t been in touch, I definitely wouldn’t have thought of it. I love to have options!
CBD Calm Patches – round up
- Size – 4 x 20mg patches
- Packaging – easy to handle rip top package
- Instructions – very clear
- Size – one inch square
- Scent – pleasant and light
- How long to use them – up to 24 hours
- Ease of application – easy
- Ease of removal – easy
- And FREE POSTAGE!
Interestingly Cannacares have an increased range of CBD transdermal patches coming soon. Which include – Mushroom, Magnesium and B12. That is very exciting news for MEcfs peeps. As we all know what a battle it can be at times to secure B12 support.
Opportunity to join Cannacares’ Pain Patches Customer Panel
In addition to their current range of CBD products, Cannacares are currently working on a new range of pain patches. To ensure the product will best meet their customer’s CBD pain patch needs, they have set up a Customer Panel. If you would like to be involved in a new CBD pain patch product there is the opportunity to join a Customer Panel.
Please follow the link here to Cannacres website, where you can complete a short introductory questionnaire to join their Customer Panel. As part of their panel you would have the opportunity to test the pain patches for their effectiveness. The link offers all the details you need to help you decide if it is for you.
It has been so interesting having an insight into CBD products. And as I have said, I did know CBD products are available, but as it is all very new to me I didn’t realise CBD was available in such a variety of products. Lovely to learn something new and get to know more about Cannacares. And I have to say, any hesitation I had about using CBD products has been dispelled. I will definitely be looking for ways to include them in my daily self-care routines. (I have a few, hehehe.)
GIFT OF A DISCOUNT CODE
As a thank you to my readers, Cannacares have very kindly provided a 20% DISCOUNT CODE for use with any purchases made in the UK for Cannacares CBD range of products. Quote HOPE20 to activate your 20% Discount on your order! Woop!!
Do go ahead and take a look at their product range. I would love know what you choose. Please do leave a comment to let me know what you decide on.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a great day!