As the CBD movement sweeps the nation, it’s becoming increasingly common to see High Street stores stocking the compound. What was once fairly niche is now very popular, and you no longer have to spend hours trawling online sites.
Although there is usually a wider choice of products online, some people prefer to buy CBD from a shop they know and trust. Holland & Barrett was the first to start stocking CBD products, although this still left the supplement in a somewhat niche area. Boots soon followed suit, however, bringing CBD to a much wider audience. Stocking the Dragonfly CBD range of products, Boots’ decision was a brave one, but it paid off.
Now, many people are using CBD products, and other shops are realising that there is a trend here. Lloyds Pharmacy has now jumped on the bandwagon. In today’s review, we will be taking a look at the range of CBD products sold at Lloyds Pharmacy, namely the brand Celtic Wind Crops.
CBD at Lloyds Pharmacy: Who is Celtic Wind Crops?
Lloyds Pharmacy is a British pharmaceutical company with over 1,500 locations throughout the UK. Over 17,000 staff are employed by the company. Lloyds Chemist only started in 1973, and has grown dramatically since.
Recently, Lloyds has begun stocking products from Celtic Wind Crops. This Irish company was founded in 2012, designed to capitalise on an increased demand for ancient crops. One of these is, of course, hemp.
Celtic Wind Crops believes that it is important to follow the crop from ‘seed to shelf’, ensuring that they know what happens during every step of the process and providing traceability for the consumer. As a full-time member of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA), consumers can rest assured that these products are licensed and of a high quality.
Celtic Wind Crops sells a surprisingly small number of CBD products, especially considering that they have been around since 2012. Lloyds Pharmacy stocks all of these products; and interestingly, some of the products come at a discounted price.
Lloyds Pharmacy CBD Products
Lloyds Pharmacy now stocks all of the products sold by Celtic Wind Crops. Hailing from Ireland, Lloyds Pharmacy lists its products in euros; as stockists in the United Kingdom, Lloyds Pharmacy has brought these products to a wider audience and sells them in pounds sterling.
Celtic Wind Crops CBD Oils
The CBD oil from Celtic Wind Crops is made from hemp grown in the Cooley Mountains of County Louth. The hemp is grown without use of herbicides or pesticides, and comes from an EU-certified strain. We think the CBD is suspended in hemp seed oil, although this isn’t exactly made clear.
The gluten-free, vegan-friendly oil is available in a few sizes and strengths:
- Celtic Wind Crops CBD Multi Complex Oil 10ml 3% (300mg): £23.99
- Celtic Wind Crops CBD Multi Complex Oil 10ml 5% (500mg): £29.99
- Celtic Wind Crops CBD Multi Complex Oil 10ml 10% (1000mg): £57.99
- Celtic Wind Crops CBD Multi Complex Oil 20ml 10% (2000mg): £104.99
- Celtic Wind Crops CBD Multi Complex Oil 30ml 5% (1500mg): £79.99
Celtic Wind Crops CBD Capsules
The capsules are made using a similar formula to the CBD oils, containing hemp extracts with a balance of Omega 3, 6, and 9. The full-spectrum extract also contains vitamins, minerals, terpenes, amino acids, and flavonoids. Plus, the capsules contain CBG, which some consumers are interested in.
The capsules are both gluten free and apparently vegan, although we couldn’t find information about the ingredients. The official website does state, however, that no artificial ingredients are used.
Each capsule contains 20mg of CBD, which is quite a standard dose. 60 capsules are in each tub, amounting to 1200mg of CBD in total. From Lloyds Pharmacy, it costs £74.99.
Celtic Wind Crops CBD Powder
We haven’t really seen a CBD powder before that isn’t an isolate, but this product is actually full-spectrum. It contains the same Omega nutrients, minerals, vitamins, terpenes, and amino acids as the other products, including CBD and CBG.
Once again, the product is gluten-free and vegan. The 40g tub contains 1600mg of CBD, and is designed to be added in small increments to food and porridge. We quite like the option of adding a full-spectrum CBD powder to food, as cooking with CBD often calls for a CBD isolate powder.
From Lloyds, this product costs £64.99, which is significantly cheaper than the price on the official site.
Lloyds Pharmacy CBD Pros
- Lloyds Pharmacy is a shop you know you can trust – there is no worry about buying CBD from here.
- The ‘seed to shelf’ operation from Celtic Wind Crops ensures that the whole process is controlled, creating high-quality products.
- We like the CBD powder, because usually powders are not full-spectrum products.
Lloyds Pharmacy CBD Cons
- There is very little information about the products, both on the Celtic Wind Crops site and the Lloyds Pharmacy website – we would like to know more.
- As far as we know, there are no third-party lab reports available.
- Limited product selection.
Final Thoughts on Lloyds Pharmacy CBD
Celtic Wind Farms has been operating for a while, and yet the product selection is limited and the site is fairly underdeveloped. When buying CBD products, we always advise our readers to look for the most information possible. You should be looking out for lab reports, ingredient lists, and educational information.
It’s true that Celtic Wind Farms has a blog about CBD on the site, but we could do with more information in the product descriptions. Lloyds rarely provides much information about over-the-counter products, so we can’t really ask for more there. There is also an FAQ section regarding CBD on the Lloyds Pharmacy website. Plus, if you buy in store, you can ask the pharmacists whatever you want to know; there is every chance they’ll be able to tell you what you need.
At the end of the day, you can feel safe buying a product from Lloyds Pharmacy. This is a long-running British High Street shop that wouldn’t sell dangerous products. If you feel more comfortable buying CBD in a brick and mortar shop, then your local Lloyds Pharmacy is a valid option. However, you will definitely find a wider array of choice when looking online.
Just stay away from sites like Amazon, and make sure you look out for things like lab reports. Trust your gut when shopping online, and maybe check out some reviews as well.