Many people are confused as to which CBD oil to buy. This is understandable as there are so many different types and strengths. There are also unscrupulous companies that pass off weak or even none existent CBD oils as the real deal.
So in answer to “Which CBD oil should I buy”, consider these following things…
How Much CBD Is In The Oil?
You may have seen CBD oils labelled 250mg, 500mg, or 1000mg. This usually means the whole bottle contains 250mg, 500mg, or 1000mg.
It is common to see bottles sold at these levels by the fluid ounce. Don’t be fooled into buying an 8oz bottle that only contains 250mg for example. This shows it has been watered down to increase profits.
Look for bottles that contain between 250mg and 1000mg per fluid ounce.
Method Of CBD Extraction
The cheapest way to extract CBD oil from the plant is by using harsh solvents that leave a chemical trace in the CBD oil. These might be propane, butane or pentane.
A healthier alternative is extraction by Carbon Dioxide (CO2). This leaves no chemical residue, and the CO2 evaporates after the process is complete.
What THC Levels?
Some CBD oils contain THC. Some contain a trace amount. And some contain none at all. THC is the part responsible for getting the psychoactive “high”. (Please CLICK HERE To Learn More About THC)
In many territories, CBD oil containing more than 0.3% THC are illegal. Check your local laws on this. At 0.3% you will NOT get high. But it is just about possible to fail a drugs test if you are a heavy user of CBD oil. (Please CLICK HERE To Learn More About CBD Oil And Drugs Tests)
Most people choose a CBD oil that contains 0.3% THC or less.
Organic CBD Oil?
The cannabis plant is a bio-accumulator. This means it absorbs a lot of the good and bad stuff in the soil and surrounding air.
So if it is not grown organically, it will contain relatively high amounts of toxic chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides. Since you are taking CBD oil for the good of your health, I would advise to go organic.
As with many things in life, you get what you pay for. A cheap CBD oil “extract” that does not tell you how much CBD oil is in the product is likely to contain very little CBD. So you’re likely to get little for your money.
Make sure you get between 250mg and 1000mg CBD per fluid ounce. And preferable the organically grown stuff in a reputable country that is known for high standards.