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Arno Kroner, DAOM, LAc, is a board-certified acupuncturist, as well as an herbalist and integrative medicine doctor. He operates a private practice in Santa Monica, California.

More and more people are taking cannabidiol (CBD) oil for general health and to treat an array of ailments, especially since the 2018 Farm Bill made CBD and other hemp products legal at the federal level.

Growth in the CBD market has been staggering: In 2018, the global market was valued at $4.6 billion with a projected annual growth rate of just over 125% between 2019 and 2026. In the United States alone, sales are expected to top $20 billion by 2024.

Commercial CBD typically comes from the hemp plant, which is a type of cannabis. Marijuana comes from a closely related cannabis plant that contains CBD in lower levels.

However, CBD does not get you “high.” The cannabinoid (cannabis-derived chemical) responsible for the high of marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ-9-THC), which is found at extremely low levels in hemp. CBD products can’t legally contain more than 0.3% THC.

If you’re not familiar with CBD, trying to choose a product can be complicated and overwhelming. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t regulate it, which means there’s no standardization or daily-use guidelines. Research is in the early stages, meaning there are more questions than answers.

Additionally, CBD sellers offer products in numerous forms and formulations. When you’re trying to figure out which products to try, you need to consider several factors:

  • Why you're using it
  • The best type for you
  • Formulation
  • Strength
  • Ingredients
  • Where it’s grown
  • Whether it’s tested, by whom, and how you can tell
  • Price

More than 25% of Americans say they've used CBD. One in seven use it regularly. People who've used CBD are more likely than non-users to be:

  • White
  • Female
  • Around 40 years old
  • Middle class
  • College graduates
  • Employed full time

Purpose

The only FDA-approved prescription form of CBD is Epidolex, which is indicated for seizures in hard-to-treat forms of epilepsy. All other forms and uses of CBD are non-prescription and not FDA-approved. People take CBD for a lot of different purposes, including:

  • Chronic pain and inflammation from fibromyalgia, arthritis, and autoimmune diseases such as lupus and Crohn’s disease and migraines , especially in children
  • Mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress relief
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle control and spasticity, such as in Parkinson’s disease
  • Increasing appetite to prevent the extreme weight loss of HIV/AIDS
  • Aiding in smoking cessation , including nausea

Often, people use CBD with their healthcare provider’s blessing and guidance. Any time you consider adding something new to your regimen, even something natural, you should discuss it with your healthcare provider.

If you want to try CBD, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about it first—especially if you have a chronic condition and are on medication. Many pharmaceuticals, including Coumadin (warfarin) and Onfi/Sympazan (clobazam), can interact negatively with cannabinoids.

A few different types of CBD are available. Which one you choose depends in part on what you’re taking it for. The types are:

  • Isolate (pure CBD)
  • Broad-spectrum (many cannabinoids but no THC)
  • Full-spectrum (all cannabinoids, including low amounts of THC)

Isolate

An isolate is CBD that has been isolated from the plant. It’s a pure, tasteless, odorless, crystalline form that can be finely powdered or a little lumpy.

Isolate is especially potent and, if it comes from a reputable seller, should contain absolutely no THC. If you want to cook CBD into edibles, isolate is a good choice because it won’t change the flavor of the food.

The main drawback of an isolate is that cannabis has more than 100 different cannabinoids that may have health benefits that CBD alone does not, so a product containing more cannabinoids may alleviate more symptoms. On the other hand, this feature becomes a benefit if you’re sensitive to any of the other cannabinoids.

Broad Spectrum

Broad-spectrum CBD products typically contain all of the cannabinoids except for THC. These various cannabinoids, with all of their different effects on the body, can cause what’s called the “entourage effect,” which basically means that they all work better together than apart.  

Some of them, when taken together, make each other work better. Some may also cancel out the side effects of others.  

You may be interested in broad-spectrum CBD products if you’ve tried isolate and it didn’t work well for you. It’s also good for people who:

  • Want the effect of a full-spectrum product but live in a state with strict THC laws
  • Have a sensitivity to THC
  • Don’t want the high of THC
  • Aren’t familiar with the effects of marijuana and are nervous about the THC

Broad-spectrum products, however, are less researched and harder to find on the market. Also, many of them have the strong “skunky” odor and flavor associated with marijuana, which some people may find unpleasant.

Full Spectrum

As the name implies, full-spectrum CBD products contain all of the cannabinoids, including THC. To be legal, though, even full-spectrum products can’t contain more than 0.3% THC, which means it’s pretty weak.

You’ll get the complete entourage effect from the full spectrum, so it may have more medicinal benefits than isolates and broad-spectrum CBD.

That "skunkiness" is something you can’t avoid with these products, though. Even though the THC levels are low, it’s possible that it could show up on a drug test. You might also experience the psychoactive and sedative effects associated with THC.

Full-spectrum might not be right for people with anxiety, as THC is known to be associated with anxiety and a rapid heartbeat.

You may be interested in full-spectrum CBD products if:

  • You’ve tried the other types and haven’t had enough relief
  • Your healthcare provider recommends a THC-containing product
  • You have symptoms specifically alleviated by THC
  • Marijuana is legal in your state, thus eliminating legal concerns about the THC content
  • You’re not worried about drug testing for employment or other reasons

Hemp-Derived vs. Marijuana-Derived CBD

Federally legal CBD is derived from hemp seed, which, by law, can’t contain more than 0.3% THC. In states where marijuana is legal, dispensaries may sell CBD that’s derived from marijuana seeds and contain much higher levels of THC. Depending on the ratio of THC to CBD, these products may cause a high, impair you, or show up on a drug test.

Formulation

CBD products come in a variety of formulations, some of which may have different absorption rates or be better for certain applications. Available formulations include:

  • Oral
  • Topical
  • Capsules
  • Where marijuana is legal, edibles

Oral CBD

Typically, CBD oils, isolates, and tinctures are taken sublingually (under the tongue). Liquids may come as a spray or with a dropper. You hold it under your tongue, usually for a minute or two, and then swallow it.

Pros

Sublingual delivery offers the advantage of quick absorption into your bloodstream through the tissues in your mouth. This gives you the effects faster and prevents the CBD (and any other cannabinoids in the product) from being filtered out by your liver or degraded by the digestion process.

Sublingual forms are also easier to take if you have trouble swallowing pills.

Cons

Keeping a broad-spectrum or full-spectrum product under your tongue may be unpleasant if you’re bothered by the taste.

The dosage of isolates can’t be tricky to get just right, as you don’t need much of these potent products and will likely be measuring powder in a tiny spoon. If you have vision problems or an unsteady hand, you may be better off with a sublingual liquid or a capsule.

Topical CBD

You can get CBD oil in creams, lotions, balms, waxes, and liquid that are meant to be applied directly to places where you have soft-tissue or nerve pain.

Pros

Topical CBD gives you relief quickly and right where you need it. According to animal studies, this appears to be a safe and effective way of relieving pain and inflammation without side effects.  

Topical CBD doesn’t produce the “burn” associated with capsaicin. If you’d like to avoid the minty fumes of many topicals, it’s easy to find CBD products that don’t contain menthol.

Cons

You may benefit from some of the systemic effects of CBD, which you won’t get with this method. Additionally, these products tend to cost significantly more than most topicals on the market.

Don't confuse skin care products, such as eye creams, for topical pain products (or vice versa) as these are unlikely to give you the results you want.

Capsules

You can buy capsules and softgels that contain CBD oil or isolate and swallow them just like any pill. Some products may also contain other supplements, so be sure you know the full ingredient profile of anything you purchase and want to take everything that’s included.

Single-ingredient products may be best when you’re adjusting to something new so you know what’s causing any benefits, side effects, or allergic reactions.

Pros

If you already take several pills, it might be easier to add one more capsule than to tinker with sublingual products. On top of that, the dosage is consistent in this formulation, whereas you may get more variation if you’re counting drops or measuring isolate with a tiny spoon.

Cons

This may not be the best formulation for you if you have trouble swallowing pills. Because of the time it takes to digest, you won’t experience the benefits as quickly as you would with sublingual CBD. Your liver and the digestive process will also have an impact on how much CBD reaches your bloodstream.

Edibles

Edible products containing CBD aren’t legal at the federal level, but you may find them at marijuana dispensaries in states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana.

Common commercially produced edibles include gummies, chocolates, flavored sprays, gum, chewy candies, hard candies, cookies, teas, and cold drinks. Keep in mind that these products may be made with marijuana-derived CBD.

Pros

Some people choose edibles just because they like the taste. Others want a discrete way to use it publicly.

Cons

Exact dosing is difficult with edibles because a batch of something may end up with uneven amounts throughout. Anything resembling candy or soda may attract the attention of children, and packaging may not be child-proof.

Edibles and THC

Because marijuana dispensaries often sell CBD edibles that are made with marijuana-derived CBD, they may contain substantial amounts of THC.

This can lead to problems if you transport them into a state where marijuana is illegal, if you give them to someone who’s underage or doesn’t have a medical-marijuana card, or if you have to take a drug test for any reason. If you’re not accustomed to the effect of THC, you may also find yourself impaired.

The Lowdown on Vaping CBD

Vaping, which is smoking substances with an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) device, has grown in popularity among CBD users just as it has for nicotine or THC. However, a rapidly growing body of research shows that vaping any of these substances poses serious health risks.

In a 2019 study, researchers state: “Research on the health effects of vaping, though still limited, is accumulating rapidly and making it increasingly clear that this habit is far from harmless.

"For youth, it is a gateway to addiction to nicotine and other substances. Whether it can help people quit smoking remains to be seen. And recent months have seen reports of serious respiratory illnesses and even deaths linked to vaping.”

In 2016, the U.S. Surgeon General warned that vaping, in adolescents and young adults, represented a “major public health concern.” The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also has issued warnings that you should refrain from vaping entirely.

A 2019 study of vaping both with and without nicotine showed damage to the airways and temporary impairment of arterial function. A 2020 study reported consistent lung injury in people vaping cannabinoid oil.

Another study reports that multiple forms of pneumonia and other throat and respiratory illnesses are associated with vaping in general.

The problem with vaping stems from the heated ingredients becoming aerosolized—forming small particulates—that are then inhaled deeply into the lungs. Along with the CBD or nicotine, the product may contain flavorings and solvents that are known to damage the lungs and have other negative health consequences.

Among the known chemicals used in some e-liquids is propylene glycol, which is a volatile organic compound that turns into formaldehyde when heated. In people who do vape, Consumer Reports recommends looking for products labeled “solvent-free oils” to ensure it doesn’t contain this dangerous chemical. However, avoiding this one chemical doesn't protect you from all potential harm due to vaping.

From the CDC

1/21/2020 UPDATE: Recent illnesses have been associated with the use of e-cigarettes (vaping). Since the specific causes of these lung injury cases are not yet known, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends refraining from all vaping products.

Much about vaping remains unknown since it’s a relatively new area of study. However, much of what researchers have learned suggests that vaping is not a safe alternative to smoking, as many people mistakenly believe it is. With other, safer delivery methods available for CBD, you have many options that don’t pose the same risks.

Strength

So far, no CBD dosing recommendations are available for general health or specific conditions. Your healthcare provider may be able to help guide you, and you may be able to find information on dosages used in medical studies on your illness(es). Short of that, it's generally considered best to start with a low dosage and build up gradually.

Different CBD products express potency in different ways. Don’t confuse this with the percentage of CBD in the product—that has to do with purity, not potency. Instead, look for milligrams (in topicals) or milligrams per milliliter (for oils and isolates). The higher that number, the stronger the product.

When considering how strong a product you want to try, remember that the way you take it has an impact on how it affects you. For example, if you’re taking an edible or adding CBD to juice, you’ll need a stronger product or more of it than you would if you took it sublingually.

Everyone responds to CBD differently, so finding the best strength, type, and formulation can take trial and error.

Ingredients

Unless you’re buying a crystalline isolate, the product you buy will contain more than CBD and other cannabinoids. You should be sure you understand what ingredients are in the product you buy and what their purpose is. If you have allergies or sensitivities, be sure you carefully check the ingredients list for anything that may bother you.

Carrier Oil

A carrier oil is a fat-soluble oil that’s there to help you absorb the CBD. Many different oils are used in CBD products, including:

  • MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil (derived from the fat of emus)
  • Olive oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Safflower oil

Some of these oils come with their own purported health benefits and each has its pros and cons.

Essential Oils

Some CBD products contain essential oils such as menthol, orange, or lavender. These may be added for flavor, fragrance, and/or the purported health benefits of the particular oil.

Keep in mind that essential oils are generally poorly researched and aren't regulated by the FDA. Because they’re fat-soluble, essential oils may increase absorption, as well. The presence of these oils may make certain types of use dangerous.

For example, some essential oils shouldn’t be ingested. You may be allergic to some of them. Others can irritate the skin and therefore shouldn’t be used topically. Others may increase the risks of vaping. Be sure you research any essential oils in these products before using them.

Flavorings, Extracts, Sweeteners

Especially in broad- or full-spectrum products, these added ingredients may help it taste better. Even isolates contain these at times. Some extracts, such as those from fruits and vegetables, may be added for potential health benefits, as well.

While flavorings, extracts, and sweeteners are in a lot of our foods and should be safe to ingest, you should check for allergens and know that these substances may add more risk to vaping (which isn’t recommended, anyway.)

Arnica

Arnica is a homeopathic pain remedy that’s common in CBD creams, balms, and rubs. It’s a popular ingredient for arthritis relief and muscle pain. Thus far, research on arnica is in its early stages, but research is promising.  

Arnica is considered safe for most people, but allergies and side effects are possible.   If you’ve never used arnica or CBD before, it’s best to try one at a time to make sure you tolerate them well before taking them in combination.

Nutritional Supplements

Some CBD formulations contain vitamins and other supplements that may offer additional health benefits, especially for muscle pain, joint health, inflammation, and sleep. Common ones include:

While these ingredients are generally good for you, anything can be harmful in large amounts. Before buying these products, consider your diet and any supplements you already take. You may already be getting enough of these nutrients, which means adding more could lead to side effects or just be a waste of money.

Terpenes

Terpenes are aromatic compounds, and cannabis naturally contains dozens of them. They’re not just fragrances, though—many of them are believed to have benefits, such as improving the absorption of cannabinoids, though these properties are not yet well understood by the scientific community.   However, they are suspected of being part of the entourage effect.  

Terpenes aren’t generally added to CBD products but will naturally occur in broad- or full-spectrum formulations and may be mentioned in the product description. If you see the term “terpenoid,” though, it’s referring to terpenes that have been extracted and processed. Less is known about these, so you may want to avoid them in favor of naturally occurring terpenes.

If you want to avoid terpenes due to their smell, taste, or affect on your breath, you may prefer isolates or products with strong added flavors.

Peptides

A peptide is a compound consisting of linked amino acids, some of which have health benefits. A popular peptide to combine with CBD is collagen, which may have some benefits for joint function and skin health.  

Some products say they contain peptides with certain health benefits without saying exactly what those peptides are. Ingredients lists have to contain all of the substances in the product but many use scientific or common names and may not specifically identify them as peptides.

This shouldn't be a cause for concern, but if you want to know more about the peptides in a product, contact the company. It should be able to provide that information.

Other Considerations

Once you know about the products themselves, it's time to find a reliable place to purchase them. A lot of Internet scams have cropped up to take advantage of the huge market growth, so you need to know who you're buying from.

Know Where It’s Grown

Location counts. Stick to companies that use U.S.-grown hemp for their CBD products because imported products aren’t subject to the same testing standards. Even further, look at what state it was grown in.

According to Consumer Reports, Colorado has the best hemp program, followed by Oregon, because those states changed their laws well ahead of the 2018 Farm Bill.

Third-Party Testing and Certificate of Analysis

Don’t just trust that the company is selling legitimate products—make sure test results are available for you to look over. That way, you know you’re not giving your money to a disreputable company that sells an inferior or even dangerous product.

A certificate of analysis (COA) will show you the CBD levels, THC content, and any contaminants that may be in the hemp itself. Some companies go beyond what’s required by law and pay to have the finished product tested, as well.

Specific things to check the COA for are:

  • ISO 17025, which means the testing lab meets high scientific standards.
  • Validation by one of these organizations: Association of Official Agricultural Chemists (AOAC), American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP), or U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP).
  • If one of those organizations isn’t listed, check with the International Organization for Standardization to see if the testing lab is accredited.

If the company doesn’t have this information freely available, buy elsewhere.

Consider Organic Hemp

All agricultural products carry a risk of exposing you to pesticides and other chemicals. Brands that are certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are less likely to cause this exposure.

Reputable Companies

You can take further steps to check on the company selling the CBD.

    to see if they’ve issued warning letters about questionable products or unproven claims.
  • Beware of grandiose health claims, as it’s illegal for companies to make them and can be a red flag that they’re disreputable.
  • Be sure product labels include contact information on the company. It’s required by law to be there and is a sign that the company is legitimate and following regulations.

Price

You can find CBD products with widely varying prices. While there's no guarantee that more expensive products are better, be wary of extremely low prices.

The process of growing and processing CBD is time-consuming, tedious, and expensive, so a price that's well below the market average is likely too good to be true. Don't let a low price persuade you to take a risk on a company or product that doesn't meet standards.

Knowledgeable Employees

If you’re buying from a local shop or dispensary, look for one with knowledgeable employees who can answer your questions and help guide your selection.

Ask Around

Talk to people you know who’ve used CBD products about where they buy and which products they prefer. Check online support boards for people with your health concerns and see what people there recommend. (You should still research the company and products yourself, but this can give you a place to start.)

A Word From Verywell

This may seem like a lot to go through, but if CBD has a beneficial impact on your health and well-being, it may be worth the time and effort. It’s also worth it to make sure you’re getting a quality product and not being scammed by a disreputable company.

As always, be sure to include your healthcare provider in the conversation, both before you take CBD and as you experience any benefits or side effects.

Best CBD Oil Brands of 2022 – Buy CBD Oils and Tinctures Online

With the emergence of hemp-derived products, every day, there is a new innovative product being introduced on the market. A vast number of brands are working tirelessly to come up with the most unique and beneficial product. CBD oil is one such product, and millions of people around the globe have loved it.

Try CBD oils if you deal with anxiety or find it extremely difficult to fall asleep or even have any kind of chronic pain. They prove to be highly effective and solve most of these problems. The CBD oils are present in a wide array of flavors and potency. The best CBD oil usually has the safest extraction method and is in its purest form. It provides exceptional results when it is free from preservatives.

There are several misconceptions about CBD products claiming they are addictive. However, it is entirely safe to consume CBD oil for treatment or healing purposes as directed by the physician. But the reality is that you need to consume a specific dose of the product to avoid addiction.

But finding such perfect oil can be a massive task in our busy lives. Who has the time to sit and research the best CBD oil among the thousand available oils at the end of the day? If you suffer from something similar, we have your back. We did all the research for you, just read along and find your best match within a few minutes.

This article will guide you through the complete process of understanding the essential factors in the best CBD oil and making the final decision. By the end, you will be knowledgeable enough to make your choice and select the best available CBD oils. In addition to that, you can help yourself using our recommended oils.

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Here are the detailed reviews of our top picks:

#1. ExhaleWellness -Overall Best CBD Oil & CBD Tinctures, Editor’s Pick

Exhale is a premium brand of cannabis-related products located in Los Angeles, California. They are a prominent name in the cannabis industry because they produce high-quality products that compete with other leading brands.

Exhale believes in the unbeatable powers of nature; hence all the ingredients used by Exhale are vegan and organic. Moreover, every product at Exhale is non-GMO and free from gluten, dairy, and artificial flavors.

The positive customer reviews of Exhale tell a lot about the brand as a whole. It’s an exceptional brand if you are seeking delta-8 and CBD products.

The Full Spectrum CBD oil by Exhale is one of their amazing products, which is why it is our top pick today. It is a great product that helps fight anxiety, falling asleep, and acts as a chronic pain management support.

Exhale Wellness truly delivers the quality that it promises and still tries to improve further. It is the kind of brand that you can blindly trust and order their products because they will never let you down.

Highlights

Natural Ingredients: The Full Spectrum CBD oil by Exhale is made of 100% natural ingredients. It is free from all types of preservatives and artificial colors or flavors. It is entirely vegan and organic. Hence, all the beneficial and natural components remain safe from synthetic ingredients.

Extraction Method: Since the company strives to preserve the natural benefits of every ingredient, it uses a highly safe Supercritical Carbon Dioxide extraction method. There are rare companies who use this method which is why Exhale products are unique and special.

Lab Tested Oil: To ensure the safety of the users, Exhale Wellness gets their products lab tested. The third-party lab testing detects the impurities, heavy metals, or any solvents that might be left in the oil.

Customer Service: The customer service provided by the company is exceptional. In addition to such amazing products, the company’s effort to keep the customers satisfied is tremendous. They offer a 30-days money-back guarantee, so if you do not like a product, you get a 100% refund.

  • 100% natural ingredients
  • Highly effective oil
  • Safe to use
  • Excellent customer service
  • No international shipping
  • Exchange for defective or damaged products only

#2. Budpop – Popular Full Spectrum CBD Oil Tincture

Next, we have the Budpop CBD oil. Budpop, founded in Los Angeles, provides high-quality and safe cannabidiol CBD products. The company continues to maintain a positive reputation on the market by providing exceptional customer service to customers.

The products are carefully curated at Budpop with love and affection. A lot of effort goes into the creation of each product because Budpop wants to maintain its standards.

The products go through a strict process of testing that ensures excellent quality. Budpop never got a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration that speaks for its quality and honesty. The check and balance of the team Budpop at every step helps create such amazing products.

All-in-all it is a trustworthy brand that tells everything about the origin of its ingredients on its website. So, you can easily trust Budpop for sourcing your CBD oil.

Highlights

Professionals: At the Budpop laboratories, professional medical experts control the production and formulation of the products. These experts ensure the excellent product quality and safe preparation of each item.

Price Range: Budpop has an affordable price range as compared to its competition. Maybe affordability is among the top reasons why people love Budpop so much.

Customer Service: Moreover, Budpop provides exceptional customer service to its users. The return policy is great; you can get a full refund if you are unsatisfied with the product in 30 days. Just contact the customer service department and get your money back.

  • Professional team
  • 30-Days money-back guarantee
  • Effective results of the products on the website
  • Easy to use website interface
  • Available at only online stores

#3. Cheef Botanicals – Most Potent Cannabis Oil For Sale

Cheef Botanicals is another prominent name in the industry that strives to promote the beneficial effects of Cannabinoids in hemp plants. There are healing properties in this cannabis plant but also several misconceptions in society about it.

Cheef Botanicals wants to educate people about the positive aspects of the cannabis plant, and it strives to create the most beneficial hemp-derived CBD products with them. It is a California-based brand, and it is flourishing in the business with every passing day.

Each product at Cheef Botanicals depicts the effort that is put into the creation of each product. The company wants to provide the most authentic and natural form of Cannabis to its customers, which is they do not use any artificial ingredients.

All-in-all it is a fantastic company that gives its best into creating all the products. If you do not like the normal uncomfortable taste of CBD oil, then Cheef Botanical’s fruity flavors might be good for you.

Once you try out their products, there will be no going back. Their mission is to capture your heart with their outstanding service, and you will surely fall prey to it.

Highlights

Hempseed Oil: The CBD oil by Cheef Botanicals also contains hemp seed oil which provides additional benefits. It’s rich in omega 6, 9, and 6 fatty acids. It has incredible health benefits that boost your overall well-being.

Not Psychoactive: An additional great thing is that you won’t get ‘high.’ You can take 1 to 2 servings of the oil depending on your needs. However, higher doses than the recommended amount might result in addiction.

Organic Ingredients: The oil contains 100% natural ingredients free from preservatives and artificial flavors or colors. Te oil only contains non-GMO components and is entirely organic.

No Side Effects: According to the lab tests and previous customers, the Cheef Botanicals CBD oil does not have any side effects. It can be tolerated well by the body even if you consume a higher dose. Though, you should still follow the dose recommended by the doctor and do not consume an overdose of CBD oil.

  • Super helpful for people with anxiety and sleep issues
  • 30-days money-back guarantee
  • Organic ingredients
  • Non-psychoactive
  • Delivery time might be too long

#4. HollyweedCBD – Online CBD Brand For Broad Spectrum CBD Oil

Next up, we have Hollyweed on our list. The name came as an inspiration from Hollywood, which is why they both sound pretty similar. Hollyweed deals with cannabis products, and it has a prominent place in the industry.

In terms of quality, Hollyweed lives up to the highest standards. The company strives to provide the most beneficial products to the customers, due to which it avoids synthetic flavors and colors.

At Hollyweed, the latest technologies are used to preserve the maximum benefits of cannabis. Even the cannabis Sativa used in the hemp-derived CBD products comes from specific farms to ensure organic production.

The brand strives to maintain its positive image on the market; thus, it ensures customer satisfaction. If you do not like a product, you can report it and send it back to get a full refund.

It is worth trying CBD oil-producing company that will not disappoint you. You will indeed become a returning customer in no time.

Highlights

Ingredients: Hollyweed CBD oil contains hemp seed oil which is mix CBD oil in the full spectrum CBD. It adds further benefits to the oil and increases its efficiency. The CBD oil becomes digestible due to the addition of hemp seed oil.

Extraction Method: The CO2 extraction method used by Hollyweed is exceptionally safe and secure; it keeps all the nutrients intact. It is a super clean process that does not impurities enter the product.

Lab Testing Results: Hollyweed also gets its products lab tested. Every batch that encounters any problem during the lab testing gets replaced with a new batch. The lab test results are available on their website 24/7, so you can ensure the product quality before buying it.

Fast Absorption: The CBD oil by Hollyweed gets absorbed and shows results against anxiety and sleep pretty quickly. You should take 1 or 2 doses of the oil with your meal or after the meal.

  • High-quality ingredients
  • 100% natural and organic
  • Effective results
  • Safe extraction method
  • Limited variety of products

#5. FAB CBD – Top CBD Oil Products

Since 2017, FAB CBD has only risen higher and higher. The company came into being with the idea of creating a line of products that could benefit people in their wellness, and today, it is living up to the dream. It is especially fascinating to watch how far the company has come due to its hard work and honesty.

FAB CBD uses the best quality cannabinoids, carefully grown in the farms of Colorado. Moreover, the goodness of the cannabis plant remains intact while creating different products because FAB CBD does not use any artificial flavors and colors.

The company strives to offer top-notch customer service and extraordinary products to its users. They keep innovating their products depending on the customers’ demands. Each product created at FAB CBD is filled with love and care, which is why the customers keep coming back.

The company delivers what it claims, and that is what makes it one of our picks. The quality and performance of the products are always visible through the positive image of the brand. You will miss out on great things if you fail to test their products.

Highlights

Variety: The FAB CBD oil comes in different flavors, and each flavor tastes fantastic. The flavors available are citrus, natural, berry, mint, and vanilla. One of the main reasons why people love it so much is because of the variety of flavors.

Non-Psychoactive: The CBD oil by FAB is non-psychoactive as it does not get you high. There is less than 0.3% THC used in its production, due to which it does not make you feel dizzy.

Organic Ingredients: The ingredients used in the manufacturing of the oil are entirely organic. They are grown in the safest environment where even pesticides are not used to preserve every component. The products are non-GMO, dairy-free, gluten-free, and free from synthetic flavors so that you do not develop any allergies. The CBD oil by FAB is completely safe for consumption.

Easy to Use: The oil comes in a glass dropper bottle which is super easy to consume. You should consume the product directly from the dropper or pour it over your food. Additionally, the FAB CBD website is extremely simple so that everyone can easily use it. The website is designed in such a way that navigating your desired product is super easy and convenient.

  • Natural ingredients
  • Variety of flavors
  • Fantastic customer service
  • Easy to consume
  • Take proper care in regards to the dosage

How We Made This List

Since CBD hemp oil is a dietary supplements you consume, you have to be extra careful about your product. You cannot trust every brand, which is why you ought to ensure the product’s quality.

You should set specific criteria to judge the brands and CBD products. We did exactly that to create this list. Indeed, it was an exhausting task, but we could come up with the top 5 full-spectrum CBD oils by following our strict criteria.

First of all, we did thorough market research to understand which brands are trending. We made a list of all the brands that appeared to be using good quality ingredients.

Moving forward, we shorten down the list by eliminating all the brands using preservatives or artificial flavors. It left us with a total of 20 brands, and when we dug into their details, many of them were providing poor customer service.

Now, we were left with seven brands, and we tried and tested each of them ourselves. We used them reasonably long to be sure about the products’ quality, safety, and authenticity. In the end, we had our five best CBD oils.

What We Looked For In Hemp Seed Oil

  • Brand Reputation: To judge a brand, the first thing to consider is its reputation in the market. Investigate the history and growth of the company. The way a brand builds its reputation among society tells a lot about it. If there are too many rumors about the brand’s quality, then you must avoid it.
  • Lab Testing: The third-party lab testing of a brand shows that it provides safe and high-quality marijuana-derived CBD products. When choosing a product, it is crucial to check out the lab test results before buying it. These lab tests will help you identify the brands that actually use fine-quality natural ingredients.
  • Customer Reviews: We looked for customer reviews of the finalized brands for further confirmation. CBD companies that try their best to satisfy their customers are always unbeatable. So, we checked the reviews of old customers, and they seemed pretty satisfied with the services they got.
  • Return and Exchange Policies: A good company does not impose itself on the customers. It provides the freedom of liking or disliking the products with a money-back guarantee. Several brands give 30 days to help you decide whether you prefer the product.

Buying Guide – CBD Oils

To get the best product from a market where you get several options can be confusing. But here are a few factors that you consider while buying your broad spectrum CBD oil. These factors will help you identify the best oil on the market quickly.

If you see a product that fulfills all these factors, we recommend you get it right away. Following this buying guide, you will never regret your decision. So, without further ado, let’s begin.

Cannabinoids Sourcing

It is crucial to know the source of cannabinoids. Cannabinoids should be grown without pesticides in a safe environment so that it provides maximum benefits. Most of the brands source their cannabinoids from the farms of Colorado, but you should still ensure its source.

The cannabinoids grown in specific conditions have more healing properties than those grown with pesticides. So, while buying CBD oil, you must inquire about the source of cannabinoids to avoid problems for yourself.

Organic Ingredients

If you want to get the maximum benefits, you must ensure that all the ingredients are organic and non-GMO. There should be absolutely no synthetic component in the final product. The main idea should be to serve the customers with the most authentic form of cannabinoids to offer the maximum healing benefits.

So, always opt for a brand that strives to provide the most beneficial products to its users.

Method of Extraction

There are several Carbon Dioxide methods that companies use. The extraction method is critical because most of the impurities enter the product during this process. So, a brand should pay extra attention to their extraction method and use the safest process to avoid impurities.

When you buy broad-spectrum CBD oil, you should inquire and understand the extraction mode of the brand you are considering. If it uses a safe and super clean method, then you can trust the product blindly.

Pricing

Before you head out to get your CBD oil, you should have a specific budget in your mind. Several brands produce CBD oils at variable prices, so you have to select according to your budget. Try not to exceed the limit and get the best possible product within your budget.

However, if you feel a product is exceptional and its price tag is justified, you can sometimes exceed your limit.

Customer Service

Another essential factor to consider is the customer service of the brand. If a brand truly cares about its customers and wants to create a long-term relationship with you, it ensures 24/7 customer support. They will answer your queries within a few seconds, and your satisfaction will be the brand’s priority.

Moreover, the refund and exchange policies will be excellent. You should opt for a brand that provides a 30-days money-back guarantee so that you can try the product and get a refund if you dislike it.

FAQs About CBD Oil Tinctures

  1. Why are CBD oils so expensive?

    The production of the hemp plant became legal in 2018, which means the CBD products are still relatively new on the market. The production cost and expenses of creating CBD oils are quite a lot, due to which the end products are so expensive.Working in a growing industry has several challenges, and coping with them increases the production cost altogether. Hopefully, when the industry grows, and the production cost decreases, we will see cheaper CBD oils available on the market.
  2. Does CBD oil help to quit smoking?

    Yes, CBD oil helps in quitting cigarettes big time. When you try to quit smoking, you start getting tobacco withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, anxiety, and insomnia. CBD oil helps to control these symptoms and makes the whole process manageable for you.Moreover, CBD tincture also keeps your nerves under control and does not let you crave cigarettes. It is an excellent option for anyone who wants to quit smoking but suffers from intense withdrawals and cravings. The CBD oil will help you throughout the process of quitting smoking.
  3. What is the best time to consume CBD oil?

    The best time to consume CBD oil differs from person to person. CBD oil has different effects on everyone. If it makes you feel energized, then you should take it in the morning. On the other hand, if it makes you feel drowsy, you must take it right before bedtime. All you need to do is figure out the effects of CBD on you and then decide the time of consumption accordingly.
  4. Do CBD oils cause weight gain?

    CBD oil has variable effects on different people. It reduces appetite and promotes weight loss in most cases, but it also leads to weight gain in some instances. If you experience weight gain while using CBD oil, then you should try to be physically active. The studies show that weight gain does not occur due to CBD but because of lack of exercise. So, it has a lot to do with your lifestyle.
  5. Are CBD oils addictive?

    Since the CBD industry is still in its early phase, its information is quite premature. It is pretty early to give a final stance about it. But CBD on its own is not addictive. However, its prolonged heavy doses might make you dependent on it. It is better to use its limited dosage as prescribed by the physician.
  6. Are CBD oils safe for everyone?

    CBD products have been used to treat anxiety and insomnia for a very long time. It is safe for everyone to use but only if the product is 100% pure and organic. There can be adverse effects in case a CBD product contains impurities. So, you should invest in the highest quality CBD oil to get the maximum benefits from it.
  7. Should I consume CBD oil daily?

    Yes, if you truly want to get the maximum benefits of the oil, you have to consume it daily. However, it should only be taken in limited doses as recommended by the physician. The excessive use of CBD oil might start causing adverse effects on your health, so you should stick to the recommended dose.
  8. Are CBD oils better than CBD gummies?

    A full-spectrum CBD product undoubtedly is better than any other product because it contains the maximum benefits of cannabinoids. If you want to consume the most authentic form of cannabinoids, you should opt for CBD oil. But if you prefer some tasty treats with added benefits of vitamins and nutrients, then CBD gummies will be your best fit.
  9. Are flavored CBD oils good?

    Yes, flavored CBD oils are equally good. The natural CBD oil has an earthy taste, and if you do not like such taste, you can opt for a flavored oil. However, the flavors should not be artificial; they should be natural flavors derived from fruits. Since we want to avoid any synthetic component in CBD oil, we must also prevent synthetic flavor.
  10. Do CBD oils contain THC?

    Legally, the companies are allowed to use less than 0.3% THC in their products. So, most of the companies contain 0.3% or less THC in CBD oil. THC tends to create psychoactive effects on you, but it is safe for consumption when present in such less quantity. However, you should still inquire about the amount of THC in your CBD oil before buying it.

Conclusion – Best CBD Oil Brands

CBD oils have excellent health benefits, and they boost the overall well-being of users. Their regular use improves anxiety and insomnia. Its consumption has increased within the last few years around the globe. With the increase in the usage of CBD products, several companies have come forward.

These companies are doing a great job in creating high-quality cannabinoids products. But among so many options, it becomes nearly impossible to choose. So, to help you with your CBD oil shopping, we provided a list of the five best CBD oils available on the market.

The options given by us are some of the leading products in the industry. You should try them without hesitation, and we assure you that they will provide impeccable results. We hope you like our recommendations and enjoy your experience using these CBD oils.

Moreover, if you want to check out other options on the market, you should refer to our buying guide and identify the best CBD oil for yourself. Happy shopping!

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What is CBD oil and is it safe?

What is CBD oil, is it legal in the UK and what are the benefits and risks of using it? We asked a dietitian to take a closer look at this food supplement.

CBD oil is increasingly popular, both as a food supplement and as an oil to apply topically to the skin. We asked a dietitian to explain what it is, why people use it and whether it's safe.

What is CBD oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid – a chemical compound that acts throughout the body, including on certain parts of the brain, and is becoming increasingly popular in the health world. It comes from the cannabis plant; however, unlike its counterpart, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is responsible for the 'high' from marijuana, CBD, derived from the hemp plant, is non-intoxicating and some believe it may have potential health and wellness benefits. Once extracted from the cannabis plant, it is diluted with a carrier such as olive or coconut oil – this improves its bio-availability.

Is CBD oil legal in the UK?

Contrary to popular belief, CBD oil is legal in the UK as it is not a controlled substance. There are, however, strict restrictions over its THC content. CBD oil that isn't medically prescribed can only have a maximum THC content of 0.2%. CBD oil products that have a higher THC content may be available to buy online, but not legally.

A small number of patients in the UK may be prescribed a cannabis-based medicine to treat epilepsy or nausea during chemotherapy. Visit the NHS website for more information on medical cannabis.

What is CBD oil used for?

Supporters of CBD oil believe it may help a number of clinical conditions, including refractory epilepsy, chronic pain, depression, anxiety and acne. However, further robust evidence is required as much of the research is carried out on animal models.

A systematic review looking at the use of CBD for epilepsy concluded that there is insufficient evidence to support the efficacy and long-term safety of using it to treat epilepsy. It does, however, suggest, albeit in very low numbers, that small daily doses were safe in a small group of adults for a short period of time.

There are some suggestions from animal studies that CBD may be beneficial for osteoarthritis, through topical application for inflammation or joint pain.

One study reported reduced pain and muscle spasms in people with multiple sclerosis.

Early evidence looking into the use of CBD in the treatment of anxiety and depression has found some exciting results – although on very small samples. The first study assessed anxiety links with public speaking; it found a very specific dose of CBD (300mg) showed anti-anxiety effects. The second study was a stand-alone case report of one child with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It found CBD oil helped the child safely reduce her anxiety and improve sleep.

CBD may also have the potential to help reduce acne; however, it is important to note that this research is still in its infancy.

For all the above uses of CBD, more human studies are needed to draw conclusive results.

Is it safe to use CBD oil?

If you're considering using CBD oil, you should speak to your GP or other healthcare professional to ensure that it is safe and appropriate for you to do so.

This is particularly important if you are experiencing any concerning symptoms, if you have any pre-existing conditions or if you are taking any medication including statins, blood thinning medication and calcium channel blockers.

Although the use of CBD is controversial, it does seem to be tolerated by most people. It has, however, caused hypotension and light-headedness in a small number of patients. As it does not contain the THC part of the cannabis plant, the oil will not induce a ‘high’.

CBD oil should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Can I buy CBD oil safely?

Most large health food stores will stock 'pure' CBD oil. However, as it is classed as a 'food supplement' rather than a 'medicinal product', it isn't regulated in the UK. This means you cannot know for sure that the product you buy contains the 'active' ingredients at the amounts listed on the label. Furthermore, the product may contain contaminants such as pesticides, heavy metals and other elements. For this reason, the NHS highlights there is no guarantee that these products will be of good quality or provide the intended health benefits.

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This article was reviewed on 4th December 2019.

Emer Delaney BSc (Hons), RD has an honours degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Ulster. She has worked as a dietitian in some of London's top teaching hospitals and is currently based in Chelsea.

Kerry Torrens BSc. (Hons) PgCert MBANT is a Registered Nutritionist with a post graduate diploma in Personalised Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy. She is a member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and a member of the Guild of Food Writers. Over the last 15 years she has been a contributing author to a number of nutritional and cookery publications including BBC Good Food.

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