Best CBD Oils of 2021

How can you pick the best CBD oils, when there’s hundreds of products on the market?

Thousands of people have learned about the healing benefits of CBD, resulting in unprecedented interest in this supplement. People are using CBD oil to ease their chronic pain, and relieve symptoms of conditions ranging from arthritis to depression. Unlike its close cousin, psychoactive cannabis (‘marijuana’), CBD oil won’t make you feel high — but many users report significant relief of their symptoms. Even the World Health Organization declared CBD oil safe and worthy of deeper research.

At the same time, record-breaking popularity and an unregulated industry make it hard to separate quality CBD oil from snake oil. Especially if you’re new to using hemp extracts, choosing can be confusing. That’s where Ministry of Hemp can help. We’ve reviewed dozens of products and selected the best CBD oil available online today.

In this detailed roundup, we’ll explain more about how to select the right CBD for your needs, and then share the top 12 CBD oil brands for sale online. Read on to see our complete reviews.

Our Review Criteria: How We Selected These CBD Oil Companies

While many vendors offer high-quality CBD oil, there was simply no way to review every CBD oil. Inevitably, we had to pick and choose and some great hemp companies were left off this list.

We focused primarily on larger, well-established brands with reliable, well-designed websites and rock-solid customer service. Every brand featured here makes it easy to get information about their products and easy to find help if you have questions or a problem.

Similarly, transparency is one of our top concerns when it comes to selecting the best CBD oil tinctures. Every product below is clearly labeled, so you can easily understand how much CBD oil / full spectrum hemp extract is in each bottle. You can also easily find the complete ingredients on the bottle, packaging or the company’s website. These brands are also open about where they source their hemp.

A collection of CBD oil tinctures along with hemp buds and a beaker of CBD oil. Out of hundreds of products available online, we picked the 12 best CBD oil tinctures and reviewed each one.
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Out of hundreds of products available online, we picked the 12 best CBD tinctures and reviewed each one.

Every CBD product should make third-party lab results available, either online, in their packaging, or by request. At a minimum, each brand here offers lab results showing the levels of cannabinoids like CBD and THC, while others offer additional tests. The more information available to consumers the better. At the same time, we admit it isn’t always easy for newcomers to interpret these lab tests.

Finally, in general, we almost always recommend full spectrum tinctures over supplements made from isolates (extracts of CBD alone). Full-spectrum or whole plant tinctures take advantage of the ‘entourage effect’ that comes from combining all the naturally occurring chemicals found in the hemp plant. Isolates are great for cooking with CBD or consumers that are especially sensitive to the taste of hemp extract, but some research suggests they may be less effective for certain uses than full spectrum extracts. All but two of the brands below are made from full spectrum hemp, and the exceptions are clearly noted.

After careful review, we believe these are all high-quality CBD oils, they are not ranked in any particular order.

Official MOH’s Reviews of Best CBD Oils

Nuleaf Naturals Full Spectrum CBD Tincture
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#1 NuLeaf Naturals Full Spectrum CBD Oil

  • Highlights: With just two ingredients, Full Spectrum CBD Oil from NuLeaf Naturals is perfect for consumers who want just hemp and hemp flavor in their supplement.
  • Strength: 1450mg per 30ml bottle
  • Price:  $179.00
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping is available.
  • Independent Test Results: Available on request.
  • Flavor: This unflavored tincture tastes like high-quality hemp seed oil, which is the main ingredient other than CBD oil.
  • Ingredients: CBD Oil / Full Spectrum Hemp Extract plus Organic Cold-pressed Hemp Seed Oil
  • Other: NuLeaf offers their 50mg per ml tincture in several sized bottles at varying prices.

 Medterra CBD Tincture (Ministry of Hemp Top CBD Oil of 2018)
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#2 Medterra MedOil CBD Tincture

  • Highlights: MedOil CBD Tincture from MedTerra is made from pure CBD isolate, making it a great flavorless tincture for oral use or CBD cooking.
  • Strength: 1000mg per 30ml bottle, also available in 500 and 3000mg strengths
  • Price: $49.95 – 149.95
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping is available on orders over $125.
  • Independent Test Results: Online.
  • Flavor: This isolate-based CBD extract is almost totally flavorless except for the faintest hint of coconut oil.
  • Ingredients: CBD isolate plus MCT (coconut-based) oil

Medterra uses hemp grown in Kentucky for all their products. They also offer CBD topicals, softgels and pure isolate powder. Some research suggests isolates may be less effective than full spectrum extracts.


Populum 500mg CBD Tincture
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#3 Populum Premium Hemp Oil

  • Highlights: Populum’s Premium Full Spectrum CBD Tincture is a long-time favorite at Ministry of Hemp for its sweet, fresh orange flavor and reliable effects.
  • Strength: “Advanced” tincture with 1000mg per 30ml bottle, also available in 250 & 500mg
  • Price: $47.20 – 179.00
  • Specials: Save 20% with an exclusive coupon code MOH20.
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping available with expedited shipping for an additional fee.
  • Independent Test Results: Included with every order.
  • Flavor: Even in their strongest Advanced tincture, the mildly sweet orange flavor leaves almost no aftertaste of hemp.
  • Ingredients: CBD Oil / Full Spectrum Hemp Extract plus Cold-pressed Orange Oil, Non-GMO Hemp Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil and Hemp Seed Oil.
  • Other: Populum offers a 30-day risk-free trial.

Populum grows their hemp in Colorado. They were the first CBD brand to offer a genuinely risk-free trial for new customers. Populum makes a pet blend and a cooling topical CBD salve.


Ananda Hemp Zero THC Tincture
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#4 Ananda Hemp Zero THC Tincture

  • Highlights: Zero THC Tincture uses a special proprietary blend to offer CBD oil in a full spectrum extract that contains absolutely zero THC.
  • Strength: 600mg per 30ml bottle
  • Price: $89.95
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping available.
  • Independent Test Results: Online.
  • Flavor: Pleasantly strong herbal hemp flavor.
  • Ingredients: CBD Oil / Full Spectrum Hemp Extract plus Raw, Organic Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil and Botanical Terpene Blend

Ananda Hemp grows their hemp in Kentucky. We appreciate their vigorous support of the hemp industry through the U.S. Hemp Roundtable. In addition to tinctures, Ananda Hemp also offers CBD soft gels and a topical salve.


CW Hemp Plus CBD Oil
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#5 Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract Oil

  • Highlights: The high-quality and delicious chocolate mint flavor of Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract explains why this is one of the best known brands on the market.
  • Strength: “Plus” tincture with 750mg per 30ml bottle, also available in 300mg and 2500+mg
  • Price: $39.99 – $149.99
  • Specials: Save 5% with a monthly subscription.
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping available on orders of $75 or over.
  • Independent Test Results: Available on request.
  • Flavor: This tincture reminded us of a movie theatre chocolate mint candy, with only mild CBD aftertaste.
  • Ingredients: CBD Oil / Full Spectrum Hemp Extract plus Fractionated Coconut Oil, and Organic Chocolate Mint Flavor Oil (Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Natural Flavors)
  • Other: Also available in unflavored variety.

We noticed the total amount of CBD is not as clearly labeled on their bottles as with other CBD products, though it’s easy to calculate from the serving size. Charlotte’s Web’s hemp is grown in Colorado. They also offer capsules, topicals, and a pet blend.


Elixinol Respira CBD Tincture
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#6 Elixinol Respira CBD Oil

  • Highlights: Respira CBD Oil from Elixinol is designed to be a delicious grape mint-flavored food additive, a conventional supplement, or even used in a vape pen.
  • Strength: 600mg per 30ml bottle
  • Price: $74.99
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping on all U.S. orders.
  • Independent Test Results: Online.
  • Flavor: Strong, fresh grape mint flavor almost completely covers the taste of hemp.
  • Ingredients: CBD Oil / Full Spectrum Hemp Extract plus Kosher Vegetable Glycerin and Natural Flavor.
  • Other: 30 day refund available for unsatisfied customers. Also available in unflavored variety.

Elixinol sources all their hemp from their farm in Colorado. In addition to tinctures, Elixinol offers CBD capsules, topical balms, dog treats and other products like hemp protein and hemp seeds.


Bluebird Botanicals CBD Signature Blend
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#7 Bluebird Botanicals Hemp Signature Blend

  • Highlights: Bluebird Botanicals’ Hemp Signature Blend combines full spectrum hemp extract with frankincense extract and black cumin seed oil.
  • Strength: 250mg per 30ml bottle
  • Price: $29.99
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Shipping starts at $5 with expedited shipping available for an additional fee.
  • Independent Test Results: Online.
  • Flavor: This CBD oil tincture has a very distinct, spicy, peppery flavor that some people will love.
  • Ingredients: CBD Oil / Full Spectrum Hemp Extract plus Frankincense Extract, Black Cumin Seed Oil, and Hemp Seed Oil.
  • Other: Hemp-only extracts are also available.

Frankincense and black cumin seed may offer additional healing benefits, though scientific research is not conclusive. Bluebird Botanicals’ hemp is grown in Colorado. They also offer pet products, concentrates, isolates, CBD vape juice and more.


Palmetto Harmony CBD tincture
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#8 Palmetto Harmony Full Spectrum Hemp Oil

  • Highlights: Full Spectrum Hemp Oil from Palmetto Harmony has a unique herbal flavor and is made from just two ingredients: CBD & fractionated coconut oil.
  • Strength: 600 mg per 30ml bottle
  • Price: $90.00
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Shipping starts at $11.50 with expedited shipping available for an additional fee.
  • Independent Test Results: Available on request.
  • Flavor: Although unflavored, this CBD oil tincture has a strong herbal taste that reminded us of a cup of earthy green tea.
  • Ingredients: CBD Oil / Full Spectrum Hemp Extract plus MCT (coconut-based) oil

The label of this CBD oil tincture was not as easy to read as other products. Palmetto Harmony’s hemp is grown in Kentucky. This family operated business began when CBD offered unique benefits to their ailing child, Harmony. In addition tinctures, they offer topicals, capsules, pet products and even transdermal CBD patches. This tincture was selected by our friends at Anavii Market.


receptra cbd tincture
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#9 Receptra Naturals Plus Hemp CBD Oil

  • Highlights: Receptra Naturals Plus CBD Oil has a milder flavoring than some of the other flavor-added extracts, while still reducing the flavor of hemp extract.
  • Strength: “Plus” tincture with 1500mg per 30ml bottle, also available in 750mg and other strengths
  • Price: $74.95 – $199.95
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping available on orders over $100.
  • Independent Test Results: Online.
  • Flavor: The grape flavor is less strong than other extracts, making this a good choice for people who want added flavor with the taste of hemp.
  • Ingredients: CBD Oil / Full Spectrum Hemp Extract plus MCT (coconut-based) oil and Natural Flavors.

Receptra Naturals sources their hemp from family farms in Colorado. They also offer CBD topicals and pet blends.


Ambary Gardens Full Spectrum CBD Hemp Extract
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#10 Ambary Gardens Full Spectrum Daily CBD Hemp Extract

  • Highlights: Ambary Gardens’ Full Spectrum Daily Hemp Extract is sourced from hemp grown using specialized organic methods on their farm.
  • Strength: 500mg per 30ml bottle, also available in 250mg, 1000mg, and 5000mg
  • Price: $40.00 – $280.00
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Shipping is available for a flat $7.99 fee or free local pickup.
  • Independent Test Results: Available on request.
  • Flavor: Moderate herbal hemp flavor in this unflavored CBD oil tincture.
  • Ingredients: CBD Oil / Full Spectrum Hemp Extract plus MCT (coconut-based) oil
  • Other: Flavored tinctures and special “rapid delivery” formulations also available

Ambary Gardens sources all their products from their Evergreen, Colorado farm, where they also have a showroom that’s open to the public. In addition to tinctures, their offerings include CBD topicals, softgels, and even bath bombs.


Restorative Botanicals CALM Tincture
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#11 Restorative Botanicals Restore CALM Hemp Oil Supplement

  • Highlights: Restore CALM Hemp Oil Supplement from Restorative Botanicals comes in three tasty flavors that easily hide the taste of CBD.
  • Strength: 300mg per 30ml bottle
  • Price: $34.99
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping is available with expedited shipping available for an additional fee.
  • Independent Test Results: Available on request.
  • Flavor: The delicious but not overpowering cinnamon spice taste leaves no aftertaste of hemp.
  • Ingredients: CBD Oil / Full Spectrum Hemp Extract plus MCT (coconut-based) oil, Organic Sunflower Oil and Natural Flavor.
  • Other: Also available in unflavored Restore PURE and other formulations and flavors

Lazarus High Potency Tincture
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#12 Lazarus Naturals Tropical High Potency Tincture

  • Highlights: Lazarus Naturals’ Tropical High Potency Tincture is great for people who can’t stand the taste of hemp.
  • Strength: 750mg per 15ml bottle
  • Price: $40.00
  • Specials: Use coupon code MoH10 for 10 percent off most items
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping available on orders over $50.
  • Independent Test Results: Online.
  • Flavor: This CBD tincture has a delicious taste of tropical fruits with absolutely no hemp extract aftertaste.
  • Ingredients: CBD isolate plus MCT (coconut-based) oil and Natural Flavor.
  • Other: Also available in a flavorless extract.

Lazarus Naturals also offers pet products, CBD-infused coconut oil, CBD capsules, pure isolate powder and other products. Their products are made with U.S.-grown hemp. Some research suggests isolates may be less effective than full spectrum extracts.

Who should use CBD oil? Reasons to use CBD

Who should use CBD? This is a very common question.  The short answer: almost everyone! 

There is also a misconception that hemp extract is used more widely in younger generations. A research study done by the non-profit Project CBD found that the majority of CBD users are over age 44.  It is believed this is due to aches, pains, inflammation, and trouble sleeping that many people experience as they age.

People of all ages are using CBD. As we got older, we may experience more symptoms that CBD can help with.Photo: An older man with a face with deepening wrinkles and graying hair and moustache smiles, photographed against a yellow wall.
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People of all ages are using CBD. As we got older, we may experience more symptoms that this supplement can help with.

Another study from Gallup found that 44% of people in America have tried CBD and that at least 8% of people over 65 have tried cannabidiol at some point.

Pain

The Project CBD study found that almost 90% of users who used cannabidiol for pain relief saw reduced intensity in their pain, with 70% of users saying their pain was “much better.”

Sleep

Along with pain, this supplement can also help people fall asleep, stay asleep, or both.  The same study found that users fall asleep much faster and wake up fewer times throughout the night.  Many of those users also felt more rested in the morning.

Mood

Anxiety and Depression were both at the top of the list for uses. The Project CBD study showed that 68% of users said their nervousness was “much better” with use. Users also reported cannabidiol helping with panic attacks, mood swings, irritability, and sadness.

Other

There are other uses for CBD studied which include: hormonal issues, PTSD, gastrointestinal issues, ADD/ADHD, cancer symptoms, diabetes, and alcoholism and addiction. The link is below this article if you would like to read more on those uses and the research results. 

Why there’s so much confusion around CBD oils

Let’s first try to understand why it has come to this. From the research we’ve done, we can essentially break it down to three reasons the CBD oil industry is out of control.

1. CBD buyers are vulnerable people

Think about the demographic that CBD companies are targeting. They’re mainly ones who are suffering from some type of illness, or struggling with sleeplessness, anxiety, chronic pain, and so on. Or, their loved ones might be buying CBD for them in the hopes it can help their struggles.

53% of Americans falsely believe the FDA regulates CBD.

October 2019 Grocery Manufacturers Association study

Whatever the symptoms, these patients are suffering. Some may be struggling to get satisfactory treatment through pharmaceutical medicine. Thus, many who turn to CBD oil are desperate to find a treatment that works. Unfortunately, many buyers don’t have the time or energy to learn how to choose CBD oil. A perfect demographic for greedy businesses to target.

2. The CBD market is unregulated

In 2013, an industry insider turned into a whistleblower as she blasted her company and the entire CBD industry for its deceptive practices. Tamar Wise, a former Dixie Botanicals employee, posted on her Facebook that

“These formulations start with a crude and dirty hemp paste contaminated with microbial life … The paste perhaps even contains residual solvents and other toxins as the extraction is done in China made using a process that actually renders it unfit for human consumption.

Fortunately, most reputable CBD companies now use hemp that’s grown in the U.S. Standards have improve dramatically in the last 6 years. Even so, this market is unregulated. Essentially, the industry has been left on its own to monitor their supply chains and develop best practices of CBD manufacture.

3. CBD labels can be misleading

The biggest problem regarding labeling is that companies mislead their customers when it comes to the CBD dosage on their bottles. Some products (particularly those sold on Amazon!) are simply lying about their contents. But even among transparent CBD brands, the dosage can still be confusing.

For example, one brand of CBD tincture might list the total amount of CBD in the bottle, while some list the amount in each dropper (often per 1 milliliter of tincture). This can get more confusing when you add in other product types, like CBD capsules or edibles like CBD gummies or even CBD-infused chocolate bars and coffee.

How can you identify high-quality CBD oil?

Cannabidiol or CBD is an extract of the cannabis plant. Although present in psychoactive cannabis (“marijuana”), most CBD oil is extracted from agricultural hemp. While psychoactive cannabis remains federally illegal, the 2018 Farm Bill took hemp-based CBD out of the control of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Our guide to choosing high quality CBD oil will make your next purchase easier. Photo: Generic bottles and other containers of CBD oil along with decorative hemp leave.
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Our guide to choosing high quality CBD oil will make your next purchase easier.

These hemp-based CBD oil supplements are very low in THC (or tetrahydrocannabinol), the natural compound that produces psychoactivity in humans. In other words, THC is what makes people feel high. CBD offers many of the health benefits of “medical marijuana” without the high, making it more versatile and less controversial to both users and the community.

However, quality matters: low-grade CBD oil may not offer the same levels of benefit offered by top-rated CBD oil because of a variety of factors, and it could even potentially contain harmful toxins. In addition, many products are misleadingly labeled. You should never buy CBD on Amazon due to the profusion of fake products there.

Five of the most important factors when identifying high-quality CBD are: how it’s made, where and how the hemp was grown, and picking brands that offer third-party lab results. Other important factors include whether the product is a “full-spectrum” extract, and the overall transparency and communication available from the brand. We’ve examined each factor in more detail below.

Manufacturing CBD: It Matters How CBD Oil Is Made

Unfortunately, due to the young age of the CBD oil industry, there aren’t any regulations that control the manufacturing process. This means that different CBD brands may have different extraction methods in order to process CBD oil from hemp.

Unscrupulous companies, especially those who sell their products at a ridiculously low price, may use cheap methods when extracting CBD oil. This requires toxic solvents that are dangerous to our health such as propane, hexane, pentane and butane.

Better companies use pharmaceutical-grade ethanol to process CBD. Ethanol is essentially grain alcohol. It removes unneeded toxins and residues from the base hemp plant. Many experts consider ethanol among the most efficient extraction methods. This method retains the highest amount of natural cannabinoids among the different refinement processes. It’s also considered one of the safest methods of extracting CBD for human consumption.

Some brands manufacture and extract CBD oil through “supercritical CO2 extraction.” This process involves using carbon dioxide under high pressure in an extremely cold environment. Supercritical CO2 extraction requires expensive equipment, a more complex refinement process, and production expertise, but it ensures that CBD oil maintains its purity all through the process.

There are some less common, but still safe methods such as lipid extraction.

  • SUGGESTION – Before purchasing any CBD oil, research the vendor’s production methods. The information can be found on their website, or through talking to a customer service representative. Quality CBD brands most commonly use ethanol or supercritical CO2 extraction.
Hemp absorbs both nutrients and toxins from the soil at a very high rate. Photo: An outdoor hemp field full of densely packed hemp plants resembling small Christmas trees.
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Hemp efficiently absorbs both nutrients and toxins from the soil.

Growing Hemp: The Source of Your CBD Matters

Like any manufactured product, one of the best ways to ensure quality is to use high-quality materials. This is especially important in CBD oil. Hemp acts as a “hyperaccumulator.” This means that the hemp plant easily absorbs any toxins or heavy metals in the soil. If a hemp plant grew on rich soil, the resulting hemp plant will be of high quality and can produce CBD oil in the same high-quality as well.

Being a hyperaccumulator also has drawbacks. If you grow hemp in soil with heavy metals or pollution, those toxins could find their way into any CBD oil or consumable products made from those plants.

Sadly, some manufacturers would choose to purchase low-quality hemp to process as CBD oil, and such hemp may be polluted with heavy metals. These manufacturers only have profit in mind, and don’t care about the possible consequence of their products. This is one reason why CBD oil risks getting a negative reputation.

  • SUGGESTION – Look into where the CBD brand sources their hemp from. We recommend buying CBD oil products made from U.S.-grown hemp whenever possible. Such information can be found on the retailer’s or manufacturer’s websites as well as through their support center.
Photo: A researcher holds up CBD oil and a hemp leaf.
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High quality CBD brands always offer third party lab results on their products. These are sometimes called Certificates of Analysis (COAs).

Check for third-party lab results (COAs) when buying quality CBD

A high-quality brand of CBD will always provide third-party lab results to their consumers. These results are also known as Certificate of Analysis (COAs). Some laboratories find favorable results, while some CBD products fail their lab tests.

These independent labs exist to ensure that CBD oil is everything it claims to be, with a high level of CBD, low in THC (legally, under 0.3% THC), and lacking in impurities that can be harmful to consumers. Depending on the brand, results might show just levels of CBD and other cannabinoids. However, many brands offer detailed tests which show levels of terpenes and verify the lack of pesticides, fungus, or other harmful chemicals.

Reading these results can be a bit confusing for new consumers, but it helps to at least briefly check COA and educate yourself about their contents as much as you are comfortable doing.

  • SUGGESTIONS – A reputable brand of CBD oil should always have recent lab results available. Some provide them on their website, while others include them in the packaging or both. You might also be able to look up a product using a special batch code or QR code on the packaging. When in doubt, reach out to customer service for help.
Two different colored vials of hemp extract sit on a bed of hemp leaves. Full spectrum CBD contains more cannabinoids and other natural compounds, while CBD isolate may be better for people who need a strong dose of just cannabidiol.
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Full spectrum CBD contains more cannabinoids and other natural compounds, while CBD isolate may be better for people who need a strong dose of just cannabidiol.

Full-spectrum vs. CBD isolate products

Another sign of a quality CBD oil is that it is manufactured using the whole plant and more of the natural compounds found in it. CBD Isolates are increasingly popular, but in reality, they may be less effective than whole plant extracts.

Full spectrum CBD or Hemp Extract retains more of the natural chemicals found in hemp. These include terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids that are generally believed to work synergistically with CBD, making the benefits higher than CBD alone. These products do contain very low amounts of THC. By contrast, a Broad Spectrum CBD or Hemp Extract retains some of these natural compounds but lacks any THC.

Contrary to popular belief, it’s theoretically possible for any type CBD oil to cause a false positive for marijuana in a drug test. That’s because many tests are very inefficient and inaccurate. However, broad spectrum or CBD isolate products may be less likely to do so than full spectrum hemp extract. More research is needed before we have definitive answers about CBD and drug tests.

  • SUGGESTION – Check the labels on the product to determine if the manufacturer uses the whole plant in their products, or check their websites for the information. Some brands use the term Whole Plant while others could use Full Spectrum or Broad Spectrum. Experiment to find out which works best for you.

Look for CBD brands that value communication and transparency

One common theme you might have noticed in this article? We frequently encouraged you to reach out to brands directly for more information.

The reason for this is two-fold. First, a brand knows their products best. But, perhaps more importantly, high quality CBD brands prioritize transparency and good communication. It should always be easy for consumers to find more information about CBD products, including how they were made. Customer service should be easy to reach and respond quickly, whether you use email, phone or social media.

Sometimes we hear from inexperienced consumers who see advertising for a disreputable CBD brand. One of the simplest indicators of high quality CBD brands is whether they have an easy to browse website and an active, friendly presence on social media.

  • SUGGESTION – Only buy from brands with a professional looking website that’s easy to browse. If you can’t easily get questions answered by customer service, move on to another CBD brand that values its customers more.

Should you buy CBD oil online or from an offline store

If you were to ask a group of CBD consumers ‘How do you purchase CBD oil?’ you would undoubtedly get a variety of answers. Some people prefer buying CBD oil online. Others prefer the physical experience of purchasing from a local store.

At present, there are so many alternatives for procuring CBD oil products. But, which is the best option? In this article we will compare the two main methods of CBD shopping: online and offline. Use this guide to determine which form of CBD shopping is the most suitable for you.

Advantages of buying CBD oil online

Online shopping has totally evolved over the years and transformed the business landscape. People are more mobile than ever before, life is far more fast paced. It’s a natural progression.

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Today, consumers have more options than ever for buying CBD oil, whether they do it online or in a shop.

In the CBD industry, you’re likely to find online businesses outnumbering brick-and-mortar establishments. These CBD e-commerce companies have recognized the unique value they can provide to their customers by offering CBD oil products on the online marketplace.

Here are some of the main reasons to shop for CBD oil online.

Privacy

It’s hard to compete with the privacy of an online purchase. You just browse on your PC or mobile device, add to cart and checkout when you’re finished. All without anyone knowing what you’ve been up to.

Consumers that would like to shop for their CBD oil without scrutiny of prying eyes, will value online shopping for its privacy. When you’re shopping in person there’s no telling who you may run into.

Better prices

Typically, you can find better prices and discounts when purchasing CBD oil online. The consumer has access to a wider variety of brands and outlets and can make price comparisons at lightning speed.

For most bargain hunters, online is the way to go. Performing those comparisons in person will amount to hours of commuting or multiple phone calls, all with significantly less options.

Availability

The availability of CBD oil products is improving with time. You can find them on the shelves of organic grocers in most major cities. There are even dedicated CBD franchises opening for business in some regions.

However, there are still places where the legal gray area around CBD affects its availability. For people in these areas, online may be the only option to get their hands on a quality CBD oil. With online shopping you can bypass all the red tape and get your CBD oil delivered at your door.

Reduced shopping time

Shopping online is relatively effortless. There’s no browsing from aisle to aisle, when you can find exactly what you’re looking for in seconds. All variations of CBD oil products can be presented in one page, with the prices, brands and customer reviews. It totally simplifies decision-making.

There’s also the added benefit of never waiting in line, as all your orders can be made in real-time. For those that don’t care for the sentimental aspects of shopping or just need to get it done quickly, online is the way to go.

Brick & mortar: Why buy CBD offline?

With the advent of online shopping, it’s easy to overlook the advantages of a physical presence. However, there are some things that just can’t be replaced digitally. Direct interactions with the products and employees help to create a positive shopping experience.

CBD stores are popping up across many states, with some building solid reputations through good old-fashioned customer service.

Here are some of the main reasons to shop for CBD offline.

Physical inspection

Offline shopping allows the consumer to look at the item and inspect it thoroughly before deciding to buy. This may decrease the risk of purchasing a bogus product.

Scammers are also less likely to operate from a reputable physical establishment, since their items will be under the scrutiny of the public. However, beware of buying CBD oil from convenience stores, many “head shops” and other less discerning businesses.

Personal interaction

There’s something about a face to face interaction that is just more satisfying than a digital experience.

Many people value the ability to interact with a salesperson in real-time. They can get recommendations, ask questions, voice their concerns and even build a relationship. For the individuals that just need that human interaction, there is no real substitute for physical purchases.

No shipping

Buying CBD oil online may take less time, but you still have to factor in the delivery process and additional shipping fees. Even the most efficient courier services usually take at least a couple of days to get the item to your doorstep.

Some consumers prefer to get their hands on the item immediately after their purchase. Offline shopping allows these individuals to circumvent the whole shipping process.

Final thoughts: How to choose CBD oils for yourself?

CBD oil is growing in popularity every day and we’re happy to say that it’s here to stay.

While most brands want to deliver high quality products, not all companies maintain this same level of integrity. CBD regulations and enforcement are likely to improve with time. But until this happens, the consumer must be cautious about what CBD brands to trust.

We have gone through five important things to look for when purchasing CBD oil and offered some suggestions on how to determine if your brand checks out. It is important that you do your own research before making your choice. Remember, you can always check for product reviews, or search for more answers to your questions on sites like Ministry of Hemp.

While buying CBD can feel intimidating at first, with a little knowledge you’ll be ready to make the right purchase.

We believe all the products in this article are high-quality, effective supplements. Even so, it can be confusing to know where to start. Fortunately, there’s some simple advice that you can use to pick the best CBD oil for your needs.

It can be hard to pick the best CBD oil tinctures for your needs, but considering a few key factors can help you make a decision.
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Some people don’t mind, or even enjoy the natural taste of hemp oil tinctures. For those who are bothered by the distinctive herbal taste of hemp extract, a flavored CBD oil tincture may be better. We’ve selected a variety of both flavored and unflavored CBD oil tinctures in this roundup, and many of the brands selected offer multiple options. If you still can’t stand the flavor of a CBD oil, consider another option like CBD gummies or capsules. Topical CBD is another popular choice, especially if you’re treating body aches or certain skin problems.

Strength is also an extremely important consideration. Beginners may find that it’s easier to control dosage using a lower strength tincture. On the other hand, experienced CBD consumers know that high strength tinctures are more cost effective. Although stronger tinctures cost more, you get more CBD oil and other beneficial cannabinoids in each drop. Most CBD brands offer more than one option for strength.

Finally, most of the products below simply contain hemp oil extract, mixed with a neutral carrier oil like hemp seed oil or coconut oil. While hemp seed oil is packed with nutrition, CBD brands are beginning to offer supplements with added ingredients that may offer additional benefits. We’ve included the complete ingredients of every product. Be sure to avoid any known allergies and investigate the pros and cons of any additional ingredients.

Overall, we recommend trying a variety of options until you find the best one for you. Begin to familiarize yourself with the different brands and what makes each one unique.

If you’re buying a CBD product that isn’t on this list, make sure to follow the same criteria we used in picking the products in this roundup. We outline how we selected these tinctures below.

A collection of CBD oil tinctures along with hemp buds and a beaker of CBD oil. Out of hundreds of products available online, we picked the 12 best CBD oil tinctures and reviewed each one.
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  • Avatar Susan Keller says:

    Please if you know a company called signature Leaf CBD Full Spectrum could someone help me get in touch with them;I’m an senior and dont understand alot about ordering on line;but I have alot of joint pain,I thought I was ordering a deal for 39.95 and when I looked at my bank account statement the company took 77.94 and then took199.95 out of my bank account by debit card and I’m afraid they are going to take more; I’m on a fixed income so it really really made it hard to get through the month,I’m trying to get a hold of the company,but they are obviously not one of the bigger companies,ir dishonest,the product works fairly well,but I will never buy any of it on line again;I did not authorize them to take out that amount from my bank account!!!

  • Avatar Donielle Morazan says:

    How can you promote these products when they are not pure but have fillers such as grape seed, mct oil among other additives. Also if you have to buy a product first or request labs that’s not transparency and if they don’t offer a refund then that tells me there’s no faith in the products. This is why the industry has skeptics and those who truly could benefit from a pure quality CBD will never try it.

  • Avatar Alexander Reyes says:

    300mg CBD oil premium grade how much should I take?

  • Avatar debra Reeder says:

    Premium cbd tincture is bad for people with allergies found out the hard way with the trial cbd oil damaged ear drum and stored under scalp eruptions all over ear, head made me really sick taking antibiotics for infection it caused in me.

  • Avatar Marcus White says:

    What’s your go to CBD tincture?

  • Avatar Wanda Cardenas says:

    Hello Kit,
    This list had originally included Nature’s Hemp Oil CBD Extract. Why was it removed?
    Thank you!

  • Avatar Raffaela Paonessa says:

    My husband has a white matter on his brain also Parkinson’s disease and has suffered a heart attack. II’am live in Ontario, Canada. The CBD oil I have been using is not working for any of his symptoms. May I please have your advice and do you ship to Canada. Thanking you in advance for your recommendations.

  • Avatar Susan says:

    Please, please, clearly put in how much CBD is in each dose. You’re putting in the strength of the hemp oil not the CBD, and that is false advertising.

  • Avatar Christal McAtee says:

    What about Hempworx? I have been using it for roughly three weeks and feel great. I was curious though how it stacks up to other brands. I have not seen them covered in any of the rankings or reviews….

    • Avatar Kathie says:

      I started with hemp worx about 5 months ago. I’ve tried 4 other brands since. Hemp worx seemed to have great results compared to others. I’ve been hesitant about continuing with that brand because of the lack information.

  • Avatar Gordon Steinke says:

    Do you know anything about “Zatural CBD oil”?

  • Avatar Jessie says:

    I’m not understanding why the words hemp and CBD are being used relative to each other as if they are the same thing. They are two different solutions, are derived from different parts of the plant and are used for two different purposes. I simply can’t trust an article that uses two different product names as if they are one.

    • please,please,help me,I would like to know cbd oil really works,I have arthritis,high anxiety and alot of pain please text me what you believe could help me 9165095677 please help

  • Avatar DENISE LYNN says:

    Wondering if anyone besides me has gotten a buzz off CBD oil. On my third bottle of 2500 in three months. This last bottle with each day I take less and get more loaded. I can’t find anything on line on this being possible. Wondering if there could be a problem with how it was produced. I have smoked weed in my past and I know loaded when I feel it. I am not taking anything else and nothing else has changed around here. Just like the pain relief for arthritis don’t want this bonus.

  • Avatar vivian kendall says:

    how do i order???????????

  • Avatar Althea says:

    I started taking Ojai Organics Full Spectrum. It’s got a very powerful hemp flavor (tastes like bong water). It helps with my anxiety as well as helping me sleep through the night. Anyone have any thoughts on this brand?

  • Avatar SusieLam says:

    The pricing shown on the page is meaningless. I would really like to see the products listed with the price/mg shown. THAT would be super helpful for those of us who are on a budget. Sadly, CBD isn’t covered by medical insurance. :/

  • Avatar Meg R. says:

    Thanks for the comprehensive information! I followed the link for Elixinol’s independent testing, but it gives certificates of analysis that seem to be done with an in-house lab. Do you know of any other third-party testing?

  • Avatar rosanne palumbo says:

    I have been taking cannabinol isolate for a month,and nothing is happening.I don’t notice any change.it’s 100 mg

  • Avatar Mike says:

    I had a dramatic reaction to my first dose of CBD (a 25mg pill from Verified). About an hour after taking the pill, I was having dinner and suddenly my mind seemed amazingly clear. All anxiety and depression were gone and I felt extremely well emotionally. There is no THC in this product and what I felt was not high. Rather it was total clarity, contentment and more optimistic than I have been in several decades (I am 82 years old). I thought “Wow, if this stuff is going to make me feel like this all the time, I am totally sold.” The next morning I took another pill and it helped greatly with my original reason for buying the stuff — it tamped down the extreme anxiety I had been having. I have been on it now for 2 weeks and have not experienced anything like that first reaction. Please believe me that I have not made this up. What I want to know is if anybody else has had AND SUSTAINED the reaction I had with the first pill.

    • Avatar Ann M says:

      Hello Mike, I have not experienced what you did, but curious as to what brand you purchased? My husband and I have been using CBD oil for several months and wish we knew how it compares to other products out there. Thank you!

  • Avatar nikki says:

    If it’s not organic it’s poison.

  • Avatar Christin says:

    I’m wondering about CTFO brand CBD. A friend of mine is interested in selling it, but I’m not sure of the quality of this brand. I can’t find any real reviews on it either. Everything online says it’s great, and there aren’t any lab results either, or maybe I just am not looking in the right place?

  • Avatar Caithlyn S says:

    How to sensibly buy LEGAL cbd oil? Because I got a letter saying customs has confiscated my package two times already and I’m pissed.

    • Avatar Sandra Nichols says:

      Caithlyn S I applied for a license to sell vitamins and pain relief products. I consider cbd tinture a pain relief product. I have only been on it for 4 weeks, and I am still trying to find what amout is best for me. I have fybromialgia, chronic fatgiue syndrome. Was diagnosed by MD. in 1992. This winter the pain became so severe I thought I would have to stay in bed all day and night. My pain has dropped to 85 from a scale of 1- to 100 so if you can’t get it. The cbd tinture is 500 mg. and comes from california. If I can help you let me know. It has also helped my IBS. and that is a blessing.

  • Avatar Bill B. says:

    I also am looking for a recommendation for best option and dosage as I suffer with Ulcerative Colitis. I am currently taking Mercaptopurine 50mg one daily but have active flare starting. From reading online it has been said that cbd oil will help with this condition but i would rather hear from someone that actually is going through this as well. Any positive response will be greatly appreciated.

  • Avatar Carlos says:

    Looking for a high quality CBD oil with a relatively high THC to CBD ratio. Most brands I’ve come across so far either offer a > 0.3% THC content (relatively little amount) or else has zero THC. Anyone know of one?

  • Avatar Silver fox says:

    Missing here is the specific extraction method for each product. The term “tincture” is used to introduce the article and the reviews…but I know that at least one of the products listed, Nuleaf, is CO2 extraction rather than tincture. The other thing consumers need to know is mg. per drop. The more mg. per drop the less you need to take per dose. Personally, I’d rather measure out 13 drops for my 30 mg. dose than 3 droppers full.

  • Avatar Lisa D says:

    what do you think about American Shaman cbd products?

  • Avatar peter says:

    just bought health naturals cbd tincture.tastes like castor oil.their own website says its gods gift to the world but i cant find it under the top 20 or on amazones list.any idea?all i paid for was around 6 bucks including hamp cream.is it a scam?

  • Avatar Marlene says:

    What about UltraCell Proprietary Full Spectrum Hemp Oil by Zilis?

  • Avatar Rosalee says:

    Has anyone tried this NATURES AUTHENTIC CBS HEMP OIL ? I’m new to all this but looking into it for my chronic pain and for my husband , who has AML ( leukemia).

  • Avatar Patty says:

    Any reviews on CBD for Colitis??!

  • Avatar Patricia says:

    Anyone try CBD for Colitis?? Have been looking for some research summary with that diagnosis.

  • Avatar Stacy Ricketson says:

    What is the best oil to use …anybody what works for you…thxs

  • Avatar steve allinder says:

    Do you have any information about Rocky Ridge CBD Hemp Oil Co. in Kentucky. Asked for third party analysis to ensure the safety of what I am ingesting. You know toxins, heavy metals , herbicides, etc. No response to my inquiry made on there own website. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,
    Steve

  • Avatar Lois Hoefert Aring says:

    What about CBD Healthy Organics ? It’s made in Menifree CA. I got the 1000 Mg., but I have to take 4 times the recommended dosage to have any affect on my back pain. I usually take 200 mg Celebrex and Tylenol- codeine #3. I don’t like those drugs.

  • Avatar Isabella says:

    All I am seeing on this site is this brand is fantastic and that brand is fantastic! I don’t think I could trust any of these with the exception of one. I believe the only way to actually get good quality CBD is from a state licensed dispensary. Everyone else just wants to make a quick buck by jumping on the hype that it is now legal in all 50 states! I have cancer and herniated discs and fibromyalgia, asthma, PTSD, CFS severe anxiety, etc and will be starting radiation shortly. My pain right now is off the charts. I am afraid of most medications and pretty much will not take too many things. So when I get the CBD oil I will do it in front of a doctor to make sure of allergies. It will have to be of high quality and something that will not get me high! The fear of taking something from just any online distributor doesn’t ensure quality. If anyone out there can tell me with the most positive knowledge that a product is what it is then you can let me know. Any recommendations?

    • Avatar Tangled web says:

      You are correct when you state that you should purchase from a licensed dispensary. Otherwise, you are just rolling the dice, which is both a waste of time and money.

  • Avatar Martin Robertson says:

    I have a very difficult time getting to sleep at night. I’ve been taking herbs to help, but I seem to have built up a tolerance, also have arthritis in both shoulders. I’m looking for some suggestions on a brand to purchase and what dose do I need for a 200 lbs guy.
    Thanks

  • Avatar Marshall Welsh says:

    Are you familiar with INNOVATIVE CBD oil? Any thoughts?

  • Avatar Liam says:

    Zaturals a good oil to buy?

  • Avatar Gman says:

    Hmmmm… What was your selection criteria ? While understand what your list is (it draws attention to those particular brands) did you happen to disclose whether you receive advertising dollars from any of them ?

    My bigger question is what about analytics ? So many bad lab’s out there in Cannabis and Hemp. Did they test for Pesticides ? Mycotoxins ? Heavy Metals (Hemp is great at dragging up heavy metals from the soil as well as from nutrient solutions, herbicides, etc..). The testing piece is critical and that a lab performs random testing to ensure that the final products on the shelf actually contain what’s on the label. Even good test results mean nothing if the product is cut after the testing.

    You also discuss “Full Spectrum” oil vs. Isolates the jury and the data are still out on that point Isolates if done right they remove the majority of contaminants.

    Keep it real and balanced

  • Avatar FeeVerte says:

    I was troubled by your acceptance of CBD edibles. CBD is best absorbed sublingualy, so your review seems moot.

  • Avatar Tori says:

    I know quite a few people that are using the CBD oil from CTFO, and there are raving reviews online. Why isn’t this apart of your list? I’d love to hear all feedback as I was about to pull the trigger and buy it, but I would like more information.

  • Avatar Tommy Reagan says:

    Rush farms in Tennessee are the best I’ve tried

  • Avatar Tracey Balmeceda says:

    Never used it . Do you have trials.
    My symptoms are arthritis in my lower back bulging discs in my lower back bulging discs in my upper back and scoliosis intense muscles spasms on the sides of my spine what do you recommend?

    • Avatar Randy says:

      See an orthopedic or neurosurgeon. Minimally invasive surgery may really help you. An oil you put on your body, tinctures or pills you swallow will not help you.

  • Avatar Richard Brooking says:

    Thanks for the info and helpful comments

  • Avatar Dr steven says:

    I use plus CBD brand for my patients and myself.It’s a fantastic company with a great reliable product. They have the biggest share of retail outlets in the country so they have to be priced right and labeled properly. They also have GRAS rating. That means generally regarded as safe. They are the only CBD company to do the research and spend the money to get that rating. I love the gummies.

  • Avatar David Adler says:

    Wow, more confused now! Want to give CBD atry. To get off pain meds & other meds.Just not know which to try. Is one read fer low income wort a try?

  • Avatar Sandy A. says:

    Marijuana & hemp are both cannabis sativa (and some marijuana is cannabis indica). But “industrial hemp” (the only source of CBD lawful in all 50 states, thanks to the Federal Farm Bill’s exemption of it from the Controlled Substances Act) CBD extract products are lawful in all 50 states, can be sold on the open market at any store (not just a licensed dispensary) or online to anyone over 18–regardless of the customer’s or mfr’s state’s medical or recreational weed laws.

    If a particular CBD oil or product is available only at a state-licensed dispensary, it is because it contains more than 0.3% THC by volume.

  • Avatar Waymon says:

    I understand Mary’s CBS oil is exclusive sold in government control despinsery. Can not be bought in the open market internet. Is this true.

  • Avatar M.J. Vestal says:

    The reading I have done so far suggests that CBD from flowers and leaves of the plant is more effective than stems. The products I have looked into don’t specify where the CBD oil comes from or it just says hemp plant.

    So hemp and marijuana and cannabis are the same thing???

    I am so confused with ml and mg and ‘full spectrum’. 300 to 2500 something. What product at what dosage would be a good start for an adult with osteoarthritis? I am on SS so— ‘keep trying’ till you find the right…………. is a costly experiment.

  • Avatar Beth says:

    I’ve tried several high quality brands but Green Roads 550 mg oil is the very 1st to finally help me with chronic insomnia. I have to use 100% TCH free for my job, which it claims to be. Please check this company out would love your feedback. They say it will pass employment drug testing.

  • Avatar Mel Gurney says:

    I am in the same boat knowledge wise. I have severe ankylosing spondylitis which in inflammation in the bone marrow ( not other place hurts more ). As well the disease destroyed bones in my foot and my femoral heads are dying as the disease shuts off the blood supply to bones.
    Could someone please suggest the strongest cbd for this, method of use, etc.
    Thx makes me anxious sometimes but I once got a head down body down that really helped. Any suggestions gratefully appreciated.
    After losing my entire house and belongings I the n cal fire a year ago as now undergoing a divorce I need some help to survive there transitions. I tried bluebird once a Lomé time ago, but can’t afford the concentrated form which was the only one that seemed to help.
    Thanks

  • Avatar Janice says:

    Thank you for writing this great article to give me a clear picture of how to select a CBD product. May I know your opinion on if the CBD extract from medicinal hemp is better than from industrial hemp?

  • Avatar Maerina says:

    Thank you for the comparisons they were very helpful.. I just tried the livegreen hemp gummies. The last time I ordered the 250 mg and was not able to relax from anxiety until I ate five or six. This time I ordered the 1500 mg gummies and one was sufficient.

  • Avatar Wendy Emory says:

    I’m new to this. I am looking for something to reduce high anxiety and panic attacks; I’m not certain CBD can help, but I’m willing to try. I was approached by someone who represents Illuminent brand, and offers the oil as a vape with one of their vape pens. Can you advise me on any of this? Have you heard of this company?

  • Avatar Marty says:

    Have you heard of ignite CBD oil, what is your review on it???

  • Avatar Mina says:

    I’m a cancer survivor, that got fibromyalgia after surgery. With chronic pain and so sensitive to weed.. smoking it or consuming it. I really need help finding a low dosage that will help with my pain. I’m having surgery on 11/9 and I’m scared of the pain I’ll endure. Please help!

  • Avatar Carol Dickinson says:

    Mimi says the effective oils are made from the marijuana plant, not hemp. Why are you rating only hemp oils? Are hemp oils the only oils that do not have any THC? The other question that arises is the difference between ml and mg in measuring the strength of these oils. They are quoted as ml, but there is the question of the “density” limit of 95mg? Very confusing.

    • Avatar Sandy A. says:

      There is a lot of confusion out there. Both industrial hemp & marijuana are separate strains of the cannabis plant (hemp is c. sativa and marijuana can be either other strains of c. sativa or c. indica–marijuana has much, much more THC than hemp, which has little-to-none). The site is reviewing only CBD oils made from industrial hemp (more expensive from flower, cheaper & weaker from seeds & stalks) because those are the only kinds of CBD oil one can buy in all 50 states anywhere (not just licensed dispensaries), whether the state allows recreational weed, medical marijuana with an official cannabis ID card, or no marijuana whatsoever for any purpose.

      Yes, CBD oils made from marijuana (sativa or indica) can have higher concentrations of both CBD–as well as CBN and THC (the latter is the “main attraction” because it’s psychoactive). But because not everyone can lawfully buy them (and those who can must purchase in person from a state-licensed dispensary) and they’re not available online except to customers living in certain recreational-weed-legal states, they aren’t being reviewed here. Also, MJ-derived CBD oils are not as widely produced and sold.

  • Avatar Bret says:

    What is your review of CBDPure? Distributed by Nutra Pure LLC.

  • Avatar Laurel says:

    Have you tried SOL CBD?

  • Avatar doc johnny says:

    i dont know what kind of silly testing yall are using and what labs..
    but its impossible to put 2500mg/ per ounce into something with a density of .95 mg/ml total..
    im sorry but your testing methods dont meet any scientific criteria ive ever heard of in 50 years..
    doc johnny

    • Avatar Shane Fowler says:

      There is 28.4 grams in a ounce x 0.95 = 26.98 so do explain how this is not possible.

    • Avatar Mikela says:

      I’m not sure about the science behind what you say, but I know the ‘fact’ stated above about how much CW Hemp has in it is FALSE!

      I take it & had to email CW Hemp directly & ask them how much CBD was in the most potent CBD Hemp Extract Oil available online, it’s only 50mg/ 1 ml. Which I might add, has been the strongest I’ve been able to find. Not including isolates, that isn’t the same thing at all.

      I have tried numerous different brands of CBD oil, I too have several health issues. CW Hemp has been the only one that has actually made any difference in my health & turned my health problems around. You can get it cheaper through Realm of Caring if you are low income.

      After seeing the false claim about CW Hemp this author has made, I seriously question the rest of his information! Readers, DO YOUR RESEARCH VERY CAREFULLY!

    • Avatar Alice Stewart says:

      Then please help us out and explain it. We need info from someone who doesn’t have a dog in the fight.

  • Avatar Kenny says:

    How about Zilis ultra cell full spectrum hemp oil?

  • Avatar Al Rapsys says:

    The prices vary wildly from 29 to 200 dollars. Surely there must be a difference. I can afford a 29 buck mistake. And, while I can also afford a $200 mistake, I just don’t want to. Can anyone explain the varying prices?

    • Avatar Cheryl Dorrenbacher says:

      I believe the difference in price is due to the difference in potency, amt, or size of the bottles. Or due to a quality product vs not good quality- people just trying to make a buck so they are selling it cheap.

  • Avatar Mimi says:

    There’s a BIG difference between hemp oil and cannibanoids. Effective CBD oil is made from marijuana plant not hemp. Read everything you can get your hands on before making a purchase .

    • Avatar Daryl says:

      Mimi, this is not a 100% true statement. Hemp oil is cold-pressed from hemp seeds whereas the CBD oil is derived from the flower of the hemp plant and may contain very minimal amounts of THC, depending on the strain. CBD oil need not contain THC to be effective.

  • Avatar Eve says:

    So what percentage of THC does a full spectrum CBD oil have? Or do any of these brands contain THC? ( other than the Ananda noted 0 ). Thank you

  • Avatar Patty Jeffries says:

    I was taking King Harvest CBD oil ordered online cost $140.00 per bottle with a very strong taste. When I ran out I bought some from a cigar store called Gummy CBD oil with a very mailed taste at the cost of $60.00 a bottle. What is the difference?

  • Avatar Evelyn says:

    What about PLUS or Pro (same brand)….The one my dr recommended….?

    • Avatar Sbg says:

      I like it a lot but it is the only brand I have used. I would also like some official reviews. It’s hard to know what to trust.

  • Avatar Mary says:

    Is the American Shaman a reputatable oil?

  • Avatar Drew Brand says:

    I,m confused by all the measurements 30ml 250mg 500xx and so on. What is the normal dosage for an adult male and female?

    • Avatar doc johnny says:

      16 mg is the recommended dose for an adult..
      all you can do is try it..
      im new to this stuff.. i wont use it myself.. but will advise it for a few rare patients..
      but find the best concentration and brand youre comfortable with.. buy the cheapest amount first time.. lookslike 20 bucks at most places..
      if you need to blend it to a lesser strength.. use any vegetable oil or hemp oil..do that as a trial first.. add flavouring to taste.. honey or sugar works.. or in a few ounces of favorite beverage..
      especially if you might be allergic to things..
      and try it at the weakest strength possible..
      its either gonna work or not..
      even a placebo effect is some result..
      then build up to the proper doseage for you..
      be careful, dont believe all the hype..and hope it works..
      thats the best you can do..
      doc johnny

  • Avatar Terry F Riley says:

    Have you tested HempWorx?

    • Avatar suzanne hemphill says:

      Hempworx only 15% not strong enough

      • Avatar Kim says:

        15%? Do you mean 15mg per dose? If you look at their bottle a dose is 0.6ml so this would equate to approx 28mg per 1 ml serving. It can get quite confusing when comparing apples to apples and need to compare what each offers at 1 ml.

  • Avatar Sandra B says:

    Is it important that the CBD oil be water soluble. One brand (not on your list) touts the importance of being water soluble and therefore a higher absorption rate. Their marketing says up to 94%. New at all this so trying to make educated choices.

    • Avatar hmwat says:

      oil and water do not mix.

    • Avatar Ted Sims says:

      The brand that is referred to is probably UltraCell…they make that claim, although their product is very subpotent (4.17 mg CBD per ml) which approximates to 125mg per 30ml bottle. It is a strange claim, since cannabidiol does not dissolve in water any better than limestone (check it out in the Merck Index, which lists it as insoluble in water.)

      • Avatar Maria says:

        So the UltraCell, which I was skeptical of at first, is 16.67mg/ml which is up there with most. As for their absorption it’s due to the phospholipid bilayer. Basically the same reason soap cleans oils off of us: one side of the molecule attaches to our oils and the other side’s polarity attaches to water. Have a friend give you a few drops and you will see the solubility in water for yourself. Personally I have nothing bad to say about a product that I’ve seen with my own eyes get my teen with Fibromyalgia and Ehlers-Danlos out of bed, even on days with terribly low barometric pressure. I’ve also seen wonders for my younger kid’s anxiety. At the moment they have a patent pending for the technology of it’s absorption. It really doesn’t matter how much CBD the others have if it’s not bioavailable now is it?

    • Avatar Theresa Fondren says:

      What is that brand?

  • Avatar Elise says:

    Have you tested Hale?

  • Avatar Debora Johnson says:

    Good afternoon. This is a nice breakdown, thank you. However…..still have a few questions for you, since it still eludes my brain.

    I have some health things in question. I have RA, Osteoarthritis, cervical spurs, tremors, thyroid, blood pressure, sleep issues and been on an antidepressant since 1998. (tried a whole year, with my doctor to wean off. could not do it. What do I need for all of THIS! lol

    Next, my roommate has psoriasis, sleep issues, depression, RA , blood pressure. He has had numerous surgeries – heart, smashed ankle, parotid gland, long term re-flux causing the possibility of throat cancer “down the road”. He has tried a CBD salve, but it is far too greasy for all the psoriasis places.

    I have also called a couple places to get some input about what we may need, but they all said they cannot give advice. Then HOW do we know what to get. As for MOST of us, we are by no means well off. Quite the opposite, in fact. So to keep “trying” a bunch of different ones is not an option. Blue Bird in CO give discounts to low income, so would like to use their products if possible.
    Thank you!!

    • Avatar michelle says:

      first, i am so sorry for your illness. your bodies are highly toxic from long term medication prescription use, this in itself is dangerous, long term serves no one. you must detox.

    • Avatar Trena C says:

      Sounds like you both need to clean your system out first. Drink Hydrogen water. It will clean you out on a cellular level so your body can heal itself. Meds mask symptoms! Hydrationlocation dot com will start you in the right direction.

    • Avatar Britta says:

      You should look into iodine. It sounds to me like you have plenty of iodine deficiency symptoms, and it is much cheaper than cbd- not to discount the value of cbd oil! Just trust me and go down a YouTube rabbit hole on that one for a minute! My doctor has me on iodine now, and the majority of North American people are deficient.

      • Avatar Shawn Cecchine says:

        I am new to all of this, but trying to avoid surgery. I have been in pain and have sleepless nights because of it and thought I would start with CBD oil. Trying to find the best grade for a reasonable price have read aot on different brands. I`m looking for something that will not make me feel high, all natural, and no after taste.

        • Avatar MHJ says:

          I am a nurse and if you need surgery, you should have the surgery if other problems or further damage can result, don’t put it off. However, get a second opinion, ALWAYS before having surgery. That being said until surgery can be done, if needed, use CBD oil. I have been using it for quite a while now. I need spinal fusion on 3 discs due to Degenerative Disc Disease. They will not heal without surgery and more damage could result if not repaired. I am going through the steps insurance makes you go through before they will approve surgery, (PT, Epidurals, etc).I use Medterra’s 500mg CBD isolate oil and I have experienced great results. I am not pain free but it has made the pain bearable. I also have anxiety and depression and the oil has helped that as well.

        • Avatar Randy says:

          I have been through four back surgeries, had my sigmoid intestine and appendix removed at the same time a couple of years ago. Numerous other surgeries, too. So, if you are in severe pain and can’t sleep at night due to the pain, I doubt CBD oil, ointment, tincture, pills, whatever is going to cure you, There is a bottle of Hemp Seed Oil 1,000 mg pills (Organic) setting about 1 foot from my righ wrist, now. Behine me is some Wild Lettuce tincture – probably more powerful than CBD. It was used by the American Indians for their pain and introduced to our ancestors upon arriving to the colonies. But, there is also heavy narcotics which came from a Pain Management Physician behind me. Which do you think reduces pain the best? The prescription strength narcotics do. If you are purely a homeopathic kind of person, may I suggest you contact a Homeopathic doctor. If you are in severe pain and can’t sleep, you need to visit a medical doctor, perhaps start with a General Practioneer and let him or her refer you to the appropriate specialist. Been there, done it all. Your well being is what is important and should be important to all of us.

    • Avatar Ann D. says:

      Has your roommate tried a lotion bar with CBD and cod liver oil?

    • Avatar doc johnny says:

      all you can do is try it..
      im new to this stuff.. i wont use it myself.. but will advise it for a few rare patients..
      but find the best concentration and brand youre comfortable with.. buy the cheapest amount first time.. lookslike 20 bucks at most places..
      if you need to blend it to a lesser strength.. use any vegetable oil or hemp oil..do that as a trial first.. add flavouring to taste.. honey or sugar works.. or in a few ounces of favorite beverage..
      especially if you might be allergic to things..
      and try it at the weakest strength possible..
      its either gonna work or not..
      even a placebo effect is some result..
      then build up to the proper doseage for you..
      be careful, dont believe all the hype..and hope it works..
      thats the best you can do..
      doc johnny

    • Avatar Bob Schraeder says:

      Go to a holistic doctor

    • Avatar Kalena says:

      I can’t assist with what you need, but I can tell you that I am a cancer survivor ( 15 years), with Chronic Fibro, arthritis and nerve damage . I was on prescribed pain meds for a long time. CBD has been a life saver. I have tried several of the above. For me, Bluebird is the best so far of them all. In terms of effectiveness , its heads and tails ( no pun intended) above the rest. They do have a program as well , yes. They are pricey . I also like Lazarus’s 25 mg Capsules as well.

    • Avatar walter says:

      Hi Deborah. I’m no expert but you and your roommate need healing of your leaky gut. I would suggest you purchase a book called Gut and Pshychology Syndrome (GAPS). Get the revised edition as well, and then have you and your roommate go on the gaps diet. There are many online forums to help you through this as well.

      • Avatar Sandy A. says:

        No, you *are no expert*–so you have no business making a diagnosis sight unseen. “Leaky gut” and “gluten sensitivity” (as opposed to celiac disease, which is legit) are among the trendy diagnoses du jour. You don’t know these folks’ diets, specific symptoms or official diagnoses. Don’t give me any blather about “Big Pharma,” “suppressing natural cures, “or the “medical industry conspiracy,” either. (“Suppression?” I get my CBD oil from an actual MD, with the approval of my oncologist).

        • Avatar Just observing says:

          it seems that you could have expressed your opinions in a kinder way.
          She was trying to be helpful to someone who came on here asking for help.
          She is allowed to express her opinions and share her ideas just as openly as you are.
          However there is a way to do it with tact and class.
          In the end the information seeker will evaluate what is said and make their own decisions.
          Doctors don’t always get it right and sometimes they get it WAY wrong.
          There is more than one way to skin a cat as the old folks say.
          Good day to you, I say good day.

        • Avatar Silver fox says:

          Sounds like Diane needs to fire up a big preroll.

        • Avatar Aaron says:

          You’re quite the ass#*le Sandy.

        • Avatar Papa Smoke says:

          Damn! That little diatribe was certainly vitriolic and superior. I am pretty sure that we are all aware that answers are opinions and that there are NO experts, including you AND your doctor! The medical field is not primarily a science but is, rather, an art.

        • Avatar Diane Crumbley says:

          What brand do you use?

  • Avatar Michael says:

    Great roundup! Just out of curiosity since I use it myself, have you taken a look at Green Mountain CBD?

  • Avatar C. A. Gillett says:

    I appreciate having a knowledgeable informative resource for my CBD use.

    • Avatar Beverly Leslie says:

      I was wondering how you start taking the oils, how many drops under tongue to start? I see different strengths but never how it’s taken.Thanks

      • Avatar Susie Lam says:

        Recommended dose is .5mg/1lb of body weight split over 3 doses/day. So a 100lb person would take 16-17mg, 3x/day

  • Avatar Dagmar says:

    What about Rocky Mountain Hemp ?

    • Avatar Dale Morrison says:

      I’m on my second bottle the first was 250 ml CBD oil…it felt like I was getting some but not enough relief for all my problems now I’m up to 500 distributes by CBDistillery I’ve not heard of this company nor the last company which I cannot remember the name… gonna go to 750 ml next and I’d rather do it this way then me having to keep taking Xanax and pain Pills for my problems…I hate the way those pills make me feel and I’m doing ok with the oils…??

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