CBD is most commonly sold in the UK as a food supplement or a novel food, meaning that it must be labelled as such, even if the product takes the form of an oil, chewable vitamin, or solid supplement.
Under EU labelling laws (which the UK still currently follows after Brexit), food supplements can only make health claims on pack which are part of a pre-set list.
As CBD (and Manuka honey) are not currently on this list, there is no formal health claim which can be written on a CBD pack in relation to the CBD content itself. The only exception is if the product has added ingredients (like for example Vitamin C) which do carry a health claim.
Examine the label of your product carefully to ensure that it is not making any irresponsible claims and complies with UK law.
Make sure you do your research on the brand itself to ensure it’s a genuine, reputable company. For example, all Manuka Pharm honey is sold in Holland & Barrett health food stores across the UK, where it has been a mainstay on shelves for over 10 years.
Can you trace your batch to view the testing certificates for your product? Were they undertaken at independent labs? And are they transparent and easy to view? All Manuka Pharm products can be checked in this way online. Use our Trace My Batch feature to find out more.
Finally, does the brand carry any independent experts to support them? Manuka Pharm is proudly backed by our Authority Panel. Which you can read about on this website.