Buying CBD Products can be tricky. Last year, a review took place in which the British government decided that CBD and cannabis can be used as medicinal products. The result of this decision was that the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) are now only able to regulate and control the quality of CBD medicines.
However, cannabidiol and hemp oils are also used as a food supplement. Since these are not medicines, they are completely unregulated. With the immense popularity of CBD, it is possible for manufacturers to scam unsuspecting customers. As a result, it is vital for consumers to be aware of which brands they can rely on.
Here at Greenshoppers, we only give our honest opinions. We regularly review products from CBD brands in the United Kingdom, letting you know whether they are 100% safe and trustworthy.
Today, Endoca are going under the microscope as we investigate who they are, the products they sell, and whether they are the best decision when it comes to CBD.
Who are Endoca?
Endoca was founded almost a decade ago by Harry Vincenty, who used to travel the world in pursuit of organic medicines. With a degree in Biotechnology and Genetics from the University of Copenhagen, Vincenty is more than qualified to determine what makes something good for our health.
After noticing the wave of protests in favour of legalising marijuana in the United States, Vincenty was intrigued by the potential of a plant to help people lead a healthy life. Having spent time in Africa studying the AIDS epidemic, he first looked at the use of medical cannabis in treating this particular condition, and wound up finding over 1000 articles on the topic. Overwhelmed and encouraged, he contacted numerous professors and neurologists, becoming increasingly fascinated by the potential of cannabis and its cannabinoids.
He at first attempted to gain a license in Denmark to grow cannabis plants for research, but the process was lengthy and arduous. In the end, having learnt a little about CBD, he turned his approach to low-THC hemp plants, legal to grow in the country due to the lack of psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol.
Eventually, Vincenty opened a free clinic in Denmark. His main aim was to open up a debate about natural medicines. In the end, he decided to start up Endoca, named after the endocannabinoid system. The new aim was to provide non-psychoactive cannabinoids like CBD to patients worldwide.
From a small start-up with big dreams, Endoca now grows over 2000 acres of organic hemp, employing over 100 local farmers. The farming process used is helping to transform millions of acres of non-organic farmland into organic farmland, reducing global pollution as well as providing people with healthy CBD products.
The company uses CO2 extraction to extract the cannabinoids from hemp, going so far as to recycle the CO2 particles and ensure minimal wastage. In fact, due to their clean, organic farming and manufacturing processes, the UN has awarded Endoca for resource efficiency and clean production.
To verify these safe practices, Endoca provides third party lab reports for each stage of the manufacturing process. These checks test for pesticides and heavy metals, microbial organisms, fungus, mould and other impurities, as well as confirming the CBD percentage. These reports are published openly on their website, featuring a phone number and website details for the third-party laboratory that was used – if you don’t believe it, you can check it for yourself.
Based in Germany, Endoca ship worldwide. They ship their orders from this German warehouse, but also have a shopping facility in California from which they ship all their USA orders. This international operation ensures that you can get your CBD products quickly and without customs clearance.
Endoca CBD Products
Endoca has an enormous range of high-quality CBD products, including oils, capsules, edibles and more. The product descriptions are extremely informative and will tell you absolutely everything you need to know. Sadly, prices on the UK site are listed in euros and do not include VAT.
Endoca CBD Oils
As the standard, every company sells at least one CBD oil. Endoca’s CBD oils contain cannabinoids, omegas, vitamins and minerals, some of which we often lack in our diets. The oils contain a 1:3 ratio of Omega 3:Omega 6. There are two varieties of CBD oil sold on the Endoca website, both of which are vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO.
The CBD Hemp Oil Drops are made with whole hemp plant extract. It contains both CBD and CBDa, filtered and gently heated to transform the CBDa molecules into CBD.
- Hemp Oil Drops 300mg (3%): €26
- Hemp Oil Drops 1500mg (15%): €129
The CBD RAW Hemp Oil Drops do not go through this heating process, meaning that the CBDa emains in tact. Those who follow raw food diets may prefer this option. The CBD RAW Hemp Oil contains a full spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids.
- RAW Hemp Oil Drops 300mg (3%): €26
- RAW Hemp Oil Drops 1500mg (15%): €129
Endoca CBD Capsules
Usually, companies who offer capsules over a much more limited variety than that of their oil range. However, the Endoca CBD pills come in the same options as their CBD oils. A standard option is available for people who just want CBD and other cannabinoids, but there is also a RAW option for those who wish to take CBDa, CBGa, and other beneficial acids alongside the cannabinoids. The capsules are kosher, vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO. Each tub contains 30 capsules.
- Capsules Hemp Oil Total 300mg (10mg per capsule): €26
- RAW Hemp Oil Capsules 300mg (10mg per capsule): €26
- Capsules Hemp Oil Total 1500mg (50mg per capsule): €129
- RAW Hemp Oil Capsules 1500mg (50mg per capsule): €129
Endoca CBD Skin Care
Topicals are becoming an increasingly popular option for CBD use. As Endoca point out on their site, the skin is the largest organ in our body, so it only stands to reason that CBD could help us keep it healthy. Endoca wanted to make a difference in the CBD topical industry by providing skincare products packed to the brim with CBD, whereas many manufacturers only include a small amount of cannabinoids. Each product is so organic that you could, in theory, eat them, but they are recommended for use on the skin.
The Endoca Hemp Salve contains CBD, coconut oil, beeswax, cannabis sativa seed oil, lemon peel oil, citral, vanilla, and vitamin E. As an antioxidant, this product can rejuvenate the skin, but Endoca claim that it may also be able to help in reducing mild dermatitis. The moisturising qualities can help the skin and may even be used on broken skin. Furthermore, the gentle formula can be used on babies without causing nappy rash. The 30ml tub contains 750mg of CBD and costs €64.
The Hemp Whipped Body Butter is equally as organic, containing CBD, Shea Butter, Palm Oil, Cocoa Seed Butter, cannabis sativa seed oil, coconut oil, root starch, vanilla, beeswax, and vitamin E. It has similar qualities to the salve, but the addition of shea butter and cocoa butter add a luxurious quality. The moisturising aspect can help to protect your skin throughout wintertime. Containing a whopping CBD content of 1500mg, the Hemp Whipped Body Butter costs €82 for 100ml.
Finally, Endoca offer a CBD Lips + Skin product, a lip balm which can also be applied to the skin. It is made using organic hemp oil, CBD oil, beeswax, coconut oil, Vitamin E, vanilla extract, limonene and honey. The tiny tube is perfect for carrying on the go, and can be applied to the lips or skin as needed. With 20mg of CBD in the tube, this will set you back only €8.
Endoca CBD Extracts
Endoca’s CBD Extracts simply refer to a CBD paste. Pastes are thicker than CBD oils because they still contain the original plant waxes, meaning that they are less filtered and refined than sublingual oils and tinctures. This is the most natural form of CBD, which is why it is dark and treacly in colour. To take CBD paste, place a dollop the size of a grain of rice under the tongue – Endoca recommend taking it on an empty stomach. Apparently, some of their users like to spread a little of the paste on a cracker. There are two strengths available in three varieties:
- RAW Hemp Oil Paste Extract 3000mg: €286
- RAW Hemp Oil Paste Extract 2000mg: €189
- Hemp Oil Paste Extract 2000mg: €189
Endoca CBD Edibles
Endoca only sells one variety of edible, and surprisingly, it is not a packet of gummies. Instead, you can get your hands on a pack of Endoca CBD Chewing Gum – a unique and interesting product, for sure.
The chewing gym is 100% biodegradable, making it an environmentally friendly alternative to regular gum. It has a fresh, minty aroma just like normal chewing gums, making it a discrete and simple way to take CBD on the go. The texture is a little different because it is a chicle gum, meaning it comes directly from tree resin – it isn’t as ‘bouncy’ as you might be expecting. The sugar-free aspect of this gum means that you don’t have to worry about rotting teeth.
One packet contains 10 pieces of gum contains 15 mg of CBD each, equating to 150mg total in the box. It will cost you €12.
Endoca CBD Suppositories
Now this is a product we haven’t seen before. These suppositories are said to be effective because they present a high degree of bioavailability; the CBD is absorbed through capillaries in the anal or vaginal passage, meaning that the digestive system is bypassed. But why would you take a suppository when oral capsules are available? Well, CBD has been known to cause nausea and vomiting, especially when it comes to slimy oils. Taking a suppository avoids that.
Since it is such a unique product that is certainly not going to be their most popular option, Endoca only provides one strength. Containing 500mg per pack and 50mg of CBD per suppository, this product costs €49.
Endoca Cannabis Crystals
The Endoca Cannabis Crystals are actually a form of CBD isolate. The crystals contain an incredible 99% CBD, which is perfect for those looking to take pure CBD without other cannabinoids. In case you were wondering, the other 1% consists of terpenes like Myrcene, Limonene, Linalool and more.
This is a versatile product that can be used to tailor your own CBD experience. They can be added to a CBD vape pen of your choice, used in dabbing, mixed with a carrier oil to make your own CBD oil, or cooked into a wonderful CBD recipe. Please note that the isolate crystals should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.
One pot of crystals contains 500mg of CBD and costs €48.
- The website is insanely informative. Anything you want to know about CBD, you will probably be able to find it on the Endoca website. Not only do they provide lengthy and detailed product descriptions, but they also make sure they disclose everything you need to know about the company itself. In other words, you can definitely feel safe in Endoca’s hands.
- Buying 3 of any product will get you 5% off, whereas buying 6 will get you 10% off.
- The website features a short quiz that will help you decide which CBD product is best for you. This is great for newcomers who don’t know where to start.
- A great range of products that caters to everyone’s needs. No matter what you need, you’ll probably be able to get it through Endoca.
- A four-star TrustPilot rating shows that you can rely on them – other consumers have tried them out and spoken highly of them.
- The company is very professional, as evidenced by their website, packaging, and dedication to customer service.
- Really, there are only two strength options available for the CBD oils. This is a little annoying, as there is a pretty big gap between a 3% strength oil and one at 15% strength. We would like to see an in between option.
- The fact that they only list prices in euros even after selecting the United Kingdom option is a bit frustrating. Also, we don’t like the fact that they don’t include VAT in the price.
- While the range of products is large, they have no e-liquids for vapers – despite the fact that vaping is a popular option. Of course, you can add the CBD isolate to your favourite e-liquid, so we’re being picky.
Our Final Verdict on Endoca
Endoca is a wonderful CBD company that are clearly dedicated to their customers. We love their philosophy and their story, and it’s very apparent that you can rely on Endoca to deliver high-quality CBD products. There is a good range of products on the site, so you will definitely be able to find something for you. And if you’re stuck, check out their product quiz!
Whenever buying CBD products, it’s important to look out for things like lab reports – check out our article on how to shop CBD safely. Endoca checks all the boxes on our list, so really, we have no complaints.