What is the best CBD Oil for pain?

In Pain? Heard CBD could help? Don’t know where to start? We hear you.

Whilst the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not yet approved CBD for treatment of any medical condition the word is spreading that CBD Oil IS working for people suffering with Pain.

A natural and effective alternative to traditional and potentially dangerous pain medication can only be a good thing.

A wide choice of products – So where should you start?

The problem with the huge success of CBD, is that the market has become saturated with many different products. There are so many brands to choose from that it can be difficult to know which product to use, especially when just starting out.

Nobody wants to waste their hard-earned money trying 10 different brands until they find one that works for them.

The thing is….

What works for one might not work for another.

Every person has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that is unique to them, so what works for one may not necessarily work for another. The phytocannabinoid make up of each product will also vary depending on a number of different factors such as the strain of cannabis grown and the extraction method used to extract the CBD from the plant. There is also different carrier oils that can be used to deliver the CBD.

So how do I know which CBD Oil is best for me?

I wish it was as simple as that!

I’m going to be totally honest with you here. It’s impossible for us to know exactly which product would work best for you personally.  However,  that doesn’t mean we can’t help you. It is really important to understand what to look for to find a good product.

In order to help you to increase the chances of finding a high quality CBD Oil that works for you I’ve detailed some useful things to look out for.

What we can tell you is that there are definitely certain important criteria to consider when looking for a CBD Oil to use for pain relief. These guidelines will increase the chances of you finding a legitimate, quality CBD Oil product that works, which will ultimately save you money.

So then, what should I look out for?

4 Things to look for when buying a CBD oil for pain.

Definitely go for a Full Spectrum CBD Oil when looking for pain relief. Full spectrum is a whole plant extract that contains all the other beneficial parts of the plant including other cannabinoids, naturally-occurring terpenes, essential vitamins, fatty acids, protein, and more. This creates an ‘Entourage effect’ where all of the various components work together to increase the beneficial effects of CBD which is especially important when targeting pain relief.


We would recommend using a high strength CBD oil when looking for pain relief. This doesn’t always mean taking a higher dose. What it does mean is that you will need fewer drops to receive the same dose of CBD and that the cannabinoids will be delivered to the system in a more concentrated way, which will help to improve the uptake.

We recommend starting with a dose of between 10-20mg CBD twice daily when looking to treat pain.

How do you know how much CBD is in each drop of oil? A standard 10ml dropper bottle will usually contain approximately 200 drops of oil in each bottle. Knowing this, we can work out the approximate CBD content per drop based on the total amount or percentage of CBD in the bottle.

Approximate CBD content per drop based on a standard 10ml dropper bottle

300mg is a total of 3% CBD – Each drop contains approximately 1.25mg of CBD

500mg is a total of 5% CBD – Each drop contains approximately 2.5mg of CBD

1000mg is a total of 10% CBD – Each drop contains approximately 5.00mg of CBD

2000mg is a total of 20% CBD – Each drop contains approximately 10.00mg of CBD

3000mg is a total of 30% CBD – Each drop contains approximately 15.00mg of CBD

4000mg is a total of 40% CBD – Each drop contains approximately 20.00mg of CBD

A 4000mg / 40% CBD Oil would be more expensive than a 1000mg 10% Oil, that goes without saying. However, you would only need one drop of a 4000mg / 40% oil to obtain a dose of 20mg CBD as opposed to 4 drops of the 1000mg / 10% oil to acquire the same dose. Less carrier oil, more CBD.

The 40% bottle would last a lot longer too!

  1. Taking a daily dose of 40mg CBD – the 1000mg / 10% oil would last 25 days!
  2. Taking a daily dose of 40mg CBD – the 4000mg / 40% oil would last 100 days!!

Please feel free to ask any questions relating to strengths or percentages below if you need any help with this.


This one really applies to all CBD products’ and is not specific to pain but it is important so we have included it here.

Seeing the Lab Report of a product before you purchase is a MUST. The Lab Report should have been carried out by a third party and should be clearly displayed on a company’s website. The test should also be recent, I’d say within the last 9 months ideally.

The lab report will primarily give a breakdown of a product’ cannabinoid content. What you want to see is that the cannabinoid content on the report is consistent with what’s listed on the product. A 4000mg oil should have a lab report confirming a 40% CBD content, a small variation is normal and would be OK (its usually slightly higher in the lab report) but just be sure it’s not a huge difference in what is being advertised.

A legitimate brand will also test for any harmful contaminants such as heavy metals or pesticides. You want to see that the contaminants were ‘non detectable’ which can also be displayed ND. Nobody wants to be consuming anything harmful especially in a wellness product.


Most trusted brands that supply good quality CBD Oil will build a solid customer base. People that are getting pain relief from a product that is working for them will most likely be regular customers. A regular customer will be more willing to provide testimony to the effectiveness of a product. A quick search on google or Facebook should provide reviews and key pointers to the effectiveness of a product. A little bit of research goes a long way.


Finding a CBD Oil that is effective and relieves pain shouldn’t be a painful experience in itself!

There are numerous studies that show CBD works on pain. The World Health Organisation has also previously stated that CBD is a “safe and well tolerated compound which is not associated with any significant public health effects”

So if you are currently suffering from any kind of pain and considering switching to a natural and effective alternative to conventional medicine then we highly recommend giving CBD a try.

Join the growing number of people that have already manged to reduce or even totally swap out their dangerous traditional prescription painkillers for a natural cannabis based alternative that has little to no side effects

Why not check out our reviews of the Highest Specification CBD Oils available in the US and UK.

Elixinol – USA & UK/Europe

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Thanks for reading

Wishing you all the best



It is important that we again note that currently CBD oil is not approved for the U.S Food and Drug Administration for any medical condition and therefore the content of this article has not been evaluated by the FDA.

CBD products’ are officially sold as supplements and are not intended to prevent, treat or cure any disease!!!!!

Please consult your doctor with any health concerns that you may have.




6 thoughts on “What is the best CBD Oil for pain? 4 things to look out for!”

  1. Great article and information. Great way to break down the different methods of getting a quality CBD oil for pain.

    I do have one question, what kind of pain is CBD oil good for?

    1. Hi Sharriv

      Thank you.

      Good question, People are reporting improvement on varying types of pain such as Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Neuropathic pain and MS to name a few. The anti-inflammatory effect can help such a wide range of symptoms.

        1. Hi Laura,
          It is definately helping people with Anxiety. I would recommend starting with a lower dose when using for anxiety. Around 5mg twice daily to start with and working up from there.
          Hope this helps.
          Take care

  2. Good info for anyone new to using cbd oil. I found it very interesting the part concerning the differences in percentages. Also the part where it effects different people in different ways.

  3. Our two dogs suddenly tried to chase a rabbit while my husband was in a hilly local park with them on leash. He slipped and fell, and his back went into a cactus. Ouch! When they got home, I was able to remove most of the little cactus spines, but then I smoothed on on some CBD oil that I normally use on my face. He admitted that it helped!

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