The Top 10 CBD Oils For General Health And Well Being

The potential of CBD oil to treat a wide range of conditions including epilepsy, arthritis, schizophrenia, chronic pain, alcoholism, diabetes, MS, seizures and dozens of other disorders is being studied all over the world. But because the industry is still highly unregulated, there is a lot of confusion about the efficacy of products on the open market. The surge in CBD’s popularity and the opportunity it has created to make a quick buck has led some producers to be less than transparent about the creation and marketing of their CBD products.  As a result, there are hundreds of products being marketed as CBD oil, some of which are highly effective and miraculous, while others are nothing more than flavored oil with pretty packaging.

Our studies of the best CBD oils on the market take into account these concerns and attempt to bring you the most unbiased and clear information we can find. We consider factors such as where the plants are grown, how the oil is extracted, and what lab results reveal about them. The products you find listed here represent the highest quality CBD oil that is legal in most places and does not require a prescription.

At the end of this list, we also provide you with more in-depth information on CBD oil and how to know that what you are getting is of the highest and purest quality.

1. Green Roads

CBD Oil 550 MG Green Roads 550 MG CBD Oil is a favorite among consumers and one of the company’s best-selling products. Crafted from high-quality organic Colorado-grown hemp, there is 37 mg of pure CBD oil per dropper.

Green Roads uses Desert Valley Testing, a third party testing facility, to verify purity and potency as well as to test for any contaminants. The company uses the CO2 supercritical process to extract their CBD oil, ensuring the highest quality concentrate available. This small Florida family-owned business has expanded into a large-scale operation, and their products can be found at retailers or ordered directly online.

2. NuLeaf Naturals

725 mg Full Spectrum CBD Oil

NuLeaf creates their CBD oil to help customers deal with insomnia, pain, inflammation, anxiety and other conditions. They create their CBD oils using both subcritical and supercritical CO2 extraction. Their hemp is sourced from licensed organic farms in Colorado, and all of their products are third-party lab tested for over 200 toxins like pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals and more to ensure superior, safe quality CBD oil. Laboratory results are available upon request. This oil has no flavorings, preservatives or additives and contains just two ingredients: full-spectrum CBD oil and hemp seed oil.

3. Ananda Hemp

Spectrum 600 CBD Oil Tincture

Ananda Hemp sources its seeds from its parent company, Ecofibre Ltd. This Australian genetic development company owns the world’s biggest private cannabis seed bank. The seeds are planted and grown in clean Kentucky soil with zero pesticides or GMOs. The result is a tincture that has 60 mg of cannabinoids per dose.

All of Ananda Hemp’s products are triple lab tested for quality, contaminants, and potency, and they use only the flower of the hemp plant, which they feel produces the highest quality cannabidoil for consumers.

4. Charlotte’s Web By The Stanley Brothers

CW Hemp Extract Oil Advanced

Charlotte’s Web was developed by Jesse and Joel Stanley of Colorado. The oil was named for an American girl, Charlotte Figi, whose story drew worldwide attention in 2013 when she made a remarkable recovery from Dravet Syndrome after being given CBD oil produced by the Stanleys. Their most popular product, CW Hemp Extract Oil Advanced, contains 43 mg of CBD per serving. It comes in mint chocolate or olive oil flavor.

Charlotte’s Web is well known for its healing properties and is one of the first strains that was utilized for seizure disorders. It also helps reduce inflammation, promote relaxation, and assist the body in healing itself.

5. Populum

Full Spectrum Hemp Oil 500

Populum uses only Colorado-grown hemp to create a premium product with no filler or artificial ingredients. Using crossbred strains that have been grown specifically for their high CBD content, Populum has been able to craft a tincture that is 83.6% cannabinol. All of Populum’s oils have been thoroughly third-party tested, and a copy of the lab report is included with each product so that you can be assured of its potency and quality.

One nice feature of Populum is that the company offers a risk-free trial so if it turns out this particular brand doesn’t work for you, a simple return is all you need.

6. Endoca

RAW Hemp Oil 2000mg CBD + CBDa

Endoca is a unique company that is nearly 100 percent self-sustaining. They have been recognized by the United Nations for resource efficiency and clean production. Everything Endoca does, from seed to end product, is top notch. They begin with a private seed bank and their own breeding program to grow certified organic cannabis. They then extract their high-quality raw hemp oil using the CO2 method.

Known for running a green operation, their harvesters use waste oil from the food industry for fuel, and leftovers from the production of their products are fed to cattle. Their quality reports are readily available for every batch they produce and can be accessed directly from their website.

7. Pure Kana

Full Spectrum CBD Oil in Vanilla 600 mg

Pure Kana creates their products from Kentucky grown hemp that is solvent, pesticide, herbicide, fertilizer, and GMO-free. All of their products are third-party lab tested to ensure the highest quality CBD oil. Full Spectrum CBD Oil in Vanilla is 100 percent organic and flavored with vanilla beans. The company uses clean and solvent-free CO2 extraction.

Third party laboratory testing results are always available on Pure Kana’s website for the highest transparency, and the company offers a full refund within 30 days if you are not satisfied with the product.

8.Hemp Bombs

2000 mg CBD oil

Hemp Bombs has definitely hit the mark for efficacy with their CBD oil 2000. Sourced from the highest quality organic hemp, each serving contains 33.3 mg of CBD. Hemp Bombs oils are said to relieve pain and muscle weakness, promote anxiety relief, help with joint and muscle problems, and contribute to overall health and vitality.

Based in Tampa, Florida, all of Hemp Bombs products are third-party lab tested. Their oils come in your choice of either peppermint or watermelon for a pleasant taste experience.

9. Modern Medicinals

250 mg 100 percent pure CBD Oil

Family owned and operated, this Oregon based company has been creating premium bioavailable CBD oil for the Oregon dispensary market for the past four years. Their product is available to the public except in the following states: Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota.

Handcrafted from whole Oregon CBD flower, all of their CBD oil is bottled, labeled, and shipped by hand and genetically identical to what you would find in a dispensary. The company is a no-frills, no hype provider of high-quality CBD oil that can be found in dispensaries across the Pacific Northwest.

10. CBDFX

CBD Oil Tincture 1000 mg

CBDfx tinctures are made of high quality, full spectrum CBD oil and MCT oil. Grown organically at the company’s partner farms in Europe, their oil is extracted using the CO2 method. Their tincture is non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, and third-party tested.

Located in Chatsworth, California, CBDFX offers free shipping and a thirty-day money-back guarantee. Their full spectrum oils are also available as gummy bears and capsules.

How CBD Oil Heals

CBD oil has become one of the world’s most talked about and studied remedies for a host of medical and psychological conditions. Vast amounts of evidence show it to be beneficial in the treatment of pain, inflammation, diseases, and mental disorders of all types. It is safe, legal in most regions, and it works.

Scientists have discovered another transmission system beyond neurotransmitters that is equally important for the proper health and functioning of humans. It is called the endocannabinoid system, and it plays an integral role in our daily lives, affecting everything from mood, appetite, pain perception, fertility and much more.

Our bodies already have cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors as part of this system, but sometimes, just as neurotransmitters malfunction, our cannabinoid system malfunctions as well.

It turns out that certain plants have cannabinoids as well, called phytocannabinoids, which originate from marijuana and hemp. When phytocannabinoids are introduced into the human body, they go to work in remarkable ways to keep our bodies in a state of optimum health. Dustin Sulak, a DO in Maine and Massachusetts, has written a beneficial article that has more in-depth information to help you learn about the vital role of the endocannabinoid system.

Understanding The Differences Between Cannabis And Marijuana

A key to finding the correct CBD oil for you lies in understanding the differences between oil that is derived from hemp and oil that is derived from marijuana. Both hemp and marijuana can be used to describe the species of plant known as Cannabis Sativa. The difference between them exists in how they are grown and used. Terms like cannabis, cannabinoids, cannabidiol, and CBD oil can be confusing for consumers looking for a product to help them with healing.

We will try and clear up a little bit of that confusion.

Marijuana describes a Cannabis Sativa plant that has been specifically grown to contain trichomes (small crystals, hairs, or glands) that contain tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. THC is the cannabinoid that is associated with the mind-altering properties that most people associate with Cannabis.

Hemp is also from the Cannabis Sativa species. It is a high yield hardy plant that has been used for centuries to make things like fiber, rope, clothing, ointments, and more. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of dozens of cannabinoids that are specific to Cannabis Sativa. It is found in both hemp and marijuana.

This particular cannabinoid is important because it has powerful medicinal effects that have only been recognized by modern science within the last couple of decades, although it has been in use since antiquity. One of the most notable qualities of CBD is that it is not-psychoactive. In short, the cannabinoid THC produces a variety of sensations associated with being “stoned,” while the cannabinoid CBD does not.

The fact that hemp derived CBD oil is non-psychoactive is critical from a legal perspective. Because a user does not get high when using CBD products, in most states, the sale, possession, and use of it are not subject to the same rules as marijuana.

Variations In CBD Oils

Of all the personal products now being manufactured from hemp, CBD oil is by far at the top of the list. This term is interchangeable too, as some CBD oils are marketed to be used topically, and others are marketed to be ingested. Ingestibles come in tinctures, extracts, capsules and are sold as CBD oil or Hemp oil. Additionally, some users benefit from CBD oil by using a vaporizer and inhaling it (vaping) for faster results and better potency.

Notably, there are also wide variations in the quality and usefulness of different brands. There are many online retailers selling CBD oil, but a closer look at the active ingredients in many of these products show that they contain relatively little, if any Cannabidiol.

One way consumers can get duped into buying a substandard product is with the lack of consistent labeling. A common mistake is that consumers assume that Hemp oil and CBD oil are the same. They are not.

Hemp oil and hempseed oil contain Omega 3’s, B vitamins, magnesium and other healthy ingredients much like olive oil or coconut oil. Considered a food ingredient, it is legal everywhere and can be used in recipes or taken as a supplement. While good for you, it possesses none of the medicinal properties of CBD oil. If you purchase hemp oil from a retailer to treat chronic pain or some other condition, you will be disappointed.

CBD oil derived from hemp is purely medicinal, requires more sophisticated methods of extraction, and is much more expensive to produce. It is made using either a CO2 extraction method or an ethanol extraction method. These are the only two ways to separate the cannabinoids from the plant material. For various reasons, CO2 extraction is preferable. However, ethanol extraction is adequate, provided that the solvents used are safe. Being aware of the method of extraction will help you choose the best product.

In most cases, the purchase and possession of CBD oil that does not contain THC is legal. However, be sure to research your state to be sure of its laws pertaining to Cannabidiol.

By BCR Staff
September 2018

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