The Best CBD Oil: What You Need to Know

Medically reviewed by Ashley Jordan Ferira, PhD, RDN
Written by Marc Lewis

You want to buy Cannabidiol (CBD) oil to feel better. Maybe a friend told you about the potential health benefits of cannabis. But it’s hard to pick the best product. Our guide will help.

To start, here’s our favorite CBD product:

Editor’s Pick

Spruce offers one of the strongest, high-quality full-spectrum oils on the market. Our team was especially impressed with the customer support. This brand stands out for the attention the company owner pays each order. Spruce has a 2400mg Max Potency Tincture and a 750mg option.

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List of Best CBD Oils

We understand that different people buy CBD for different reasons. You may even be shopping for a loved one who has a specific need. That’s why our list is broken out by the reason we would buy each.

Remember, this round-up takes into account more than 100 of the best brands; testing of more than 50 products at a lab; and our team tried every product. We’re proud to stand by our picks. If you have any questions, email me and we’ll talk.

To see the best CBD oil for each category—including pain, sleep, and calming—you can follow the link below the brand review and find other trusted brands.

About Us >> Meet our team of natural health enthusiasts

All Our Favorite CBD Oils Reviewed

You want a product that works and fits your budget. To find the right brand, you may have to try multiple CBD oils. We’ve tried CBD that worked fine but tasted bad. Others had a great flavor but cost too much. This guide will simplify your choice.

A few things to keep in mind as you read our reviews:

  1. CBD oil is sold in an unregulated market. That makes it important to buy from a quality brand. Of the 100+ CBD brands and products we’ve reviewed, we consider the brands listed here the best. We trust these companies because we’ve met their people, tried their products, and reviewed multiple rounds of third-party lab tests to verify the quality of the products.
  2. Labels on CBD oil bottles are hard to read. You want to buy a strong product but not overpay. Keep in mind, the only way to compare value is to divide the cost of the product by the total milligrams in the bottle to get a price-per-milligram. We’ve included a chart after our favorite tinctures to help you save money.
  3. CBD works differently for everyone. You can find articles on our site about the health potential of hemp. But the truth is we’re talking about its possibilities—not the scientific consensus. Talk to a doctor if you are trying to self-treat a serious condition. Also, avoid any marketing claims about “pure CBD oil.”

Now, look at our top CBD oil picks. Then, keep reading to learn how we review products so you can separate fact from fiction the next time you shop for CBD.

NuLeaf Naturals — Best for Pain

Brand review: NuLeaf Naturals is the most powerful tincture we reviewed. NuLeaf makes strong, concentrated CBD oils that are all around 50mg per mL. We like that the concentration is the same across the product line because you just have to decide how much you want to buy. If you’re trying to find the right dose or trying CBD for the first time, a brand that consistently delivers is a good place to start. 

Anecdotal feedback from readers and online comments says this CBD oil is best for pain. 

Hemp source: Colorado 🇺🇸
Flavor: Natural

Read our NuLeaf Naturals review

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Charlotte’s Web CBD — Best for Anxiety

Brand review: I would buy Charlotte’s Web CBD oils if I was looking for help supporting calm for focus, the management of normal, everyday stresses, and healthy sleep cycles.* The brand also touts their products for exercise recovery. Charlotte’s Web is an established brand with strong quality control practices in place. They have a long history of sourcing American hemp.

One thing about Charlotte’s Web, we hear this product is best if taken regularly, and kept in your system.

Hemp source: Colorado 🇺🇸
Flavor options:
Chocolate mint, olive oil, lemon twist, orange blossom

Read our Charlotte’s Web review

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cbdMD — Best CBD for Athletes 

Brand review: cbdMD has a diverse line of quality, American-made products. cbdMD has also made an effort to reach out into the sports world to expand the reach of hemp extracts. You may have seen their partnership with BIG3 Basketball and golfers like Lucas Glover and Bubba Watson.

But the brand is about more than just marketing. The quality CBD tinctures have a light taste, offer THC-free options, and are a great starting place for athletes who want to try CBD for recovery. 

Hemp source: Kentucky 🇺🇸
Flavor: Natural

Read our cbdMD review

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Spruce CBD — Strongest CBD Oil

Brand review: Spruce wants to help people find real relief, and they make a point to listen to customers about what they need. When we talked to the team at Spruce, they boasted of their lab grade CBD oil, and stressed the importance of building good relationships with their farmers in order to provide a consistent, quality supply of hemp extract. But you don’t have to take our word for it.

The Spruce website is full of customer reviews—many video reviews. These are real people talking about how the products worked for them. It’s always nice to buy from a company that promotes a sense of community, listens to feedback, and wants to help people feel better. 

Hemp source: U.S.A. 🇺🇸
Flavor: Natural

Read our Spruce CBD review

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Lazarus Naturals — Best for Sleep

Brand review: The French Vanilla Mocha 750mg tincture is one of the best products we tested in terms of flavor, strength, and relaxation. When I tasted the product I understood why the test results came back showing such a strong terpene profile.

I also like Lazarus Naturals and tell friends about the product because it’s available on Direct CBD Online, which is a marketplace that does a good job with customer service, quick delivery, and shopping experience. Because you want to purchase from a website that has real people on the other end of the line ready to help. 

Source: Oregon 🇺🇸
Flavors: Tropical breeze, chocolate mint, blood orange, and (our favorite) french vanilla mocha 👅

Read our Lazarus Naturals review

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Medterra — Best THC-Free CBD

Brand review: If you want to access the wellness potential of CBD but also want to completely avoid any chance of ingesting trace amounts of THC, Medterra is the brand for you. These quality zero-THC products are great for employees who are regularly drug tested, as they won’t trigger a bad result.

Their oil tinctures have a neutral taste, because they are isolates, which makes them easier to swallow for people new to CBD. Medterra’s nighttime line has been especially popular with our readers.

Hemp source: Kentucky 🇺🇸
Flavor: Neutral

Read our Medterra review

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Rosebud — Best Full-Spectrum CBD Oil

Brand review: Rosebud was a brand that was early to impress our team when we first started trying CBD oils, and their products have stood the test of times. All of their CBD oil tinctures are made with full-spectrum hemp extract, and they come in three different potencies so you can choose one that’s right for you. This is also a female-centric cannabis company that’s constantly evolving their products to meet women’s needs.   

Hemp source: Oregon 🇺🇸
Earthy, natural taste

Read our Rosebud review

Naternal — Best Broad-Spectrum CBD Oil

Brand review: Naternal offers both broad- and full-spectrum CBD oils, so customers can choose if they want a completely THC-free extract or a fuller range of beneficial cannabinoids and plant terpenes. We talked about the quality, taste, and effects, and I mean it when I say I tell a lot of friends to start with this product if they want to see if CBD is right for them.

Naternal is a newer brand on the market, but we’ve been able to get to know their team and see their supply chain. We think they’ll be one of the big brands in the market soon.

Hemp source: North Carolina 🇺🇸

Read our Naternal CBD oil review

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FAB CBD — Best Tasting CBD

Brand review: With a line of products seemingly made to introduce new people to hemp extracts, FAB CBD has a number of great-tasting options. We especially liked the citrus-flavored tincture. This brand has been on our “best of” list before because of the great feedback we get about their online community and customer support. We always support brands that engage directly with their customers.

Hemp source: organic, non-GMO Colorado-grown hemp 🇺🇸
Flavor: Citrus, Mint, Berry, Vanilla, Natural

Read our FAB CBD Review

Seabedee — Best Bundle Options

Brand review: Seabedee was founded with one goal in mind: to truly help people get the most out of life by using natural plant extracts like CBD. This is why the brand offers a variety of CBD oil blends to target specific ailments such as anxiety, inflammation, or sleep issues. You also have the option to purchase bundles that allow you to try other products from the brand, like their CBD gummies or topical creams, and save you money.

Hemp source: U.S.A. 🇺🇸
Natural, peppermint, vanilla, or lavender

Read our Seabedee review

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CBDistillery — Best Value CBD Oil

Brand Review: We love CBDistillery for the value. With quality CBD oils starting at $20, CBDistillery offers good products at a great price. This affordability has made CBDistillery one of the fastest growing companies in the hemp space. I think it’s a great brand for people who are new to CBD and want to try a variety of products. Their Colorado-grown product line is comprehensive, including various oil concentrations, salves, edibles, and suppositories.

Hemp source: Colorado 🇺🇸
Flavor: Natural

Read our CBDistillery review

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Vital Plan Select — Best Seed to Shelf

Brand review: Vital Plan was founded as a supplement company in 2008, and has since branched out to offer CBD oils and topicals as a natural wellness option. This brand is led by an MD and truly believes in the healing power of CBD. Their products reflect that value. For all of their products, Vital Plan uses USDA-certified organic hemp plants to provide a full-spectrum CBD extract that contains additional terpenes and plant compounds for added benefit.

We were sold when we traveled with them to Colorado to tour the farm where their hemp is grown. We saw their product from soil to shelf and would feel comfortable recommending it to anyone.

Hemp source: Colorado🇺🇸
Slightly minty

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Green Roads — Best Variety

Brand review: Green Roads CBD was founded by Arby Barroso and Laura Fuentes in an effort to help people find non-addictive alternatives to prescription drugs. Their products are formulated by Laura, a pharmacist, and the brand has developed a strong reputation for helping push the hemp industry forward. In addition to THC-free tinctures and edibles, Green Roads now carries full-spectrum options.

Hemp source: Colorado 🇺🇸
Flavor: Natural

Read our Green Roads Review

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We talked about how hard it is to compare CBD oils, especially when it comes to their value. Budget and cost should be a part of your purchasing decision. Use the chart below to measure the value of brands you like against one another.

CBD Oil Value Comparison

BrandCostCost per mgmg per ml
Charlotte's Web$74.99 $0.15 17
FAB CBD$59.00$0.1020
Green Roads$89.99$0.1225
Lazarus Naturals$39.99$0.0550
NuLeaf Naturals$99.00$0.1448
Spruce CBD$89.00$0.1225
Vital Plan Select$79.00$0.1320

How to Choose a CBD Oil

1. Check your state’s laws

Most state laws allow hemp-based CBD products. But these laws are not always clear. If you’re worried about the legality of CBD, check out your state’s hemp laws to learn more. Be careful too if you’re sending gifts around the country—no sense ending up in the slammer over some oil.

2. Consider your budget

Before you even think about buying CBD online, it’s important to consider what you are comfortable spending. Products in this market can get very pricey, so setting a maximum cost limit for yourself can help narrow down brands and find something that works for you, without breaking the bank.

3. Check test results

Top brands should show third-party lab test results on their website or send these results to you upon request. There are a number of things a you can look for in these results when deciding between different brands.

  • Batch numbers. Some brands test so frequently you can check an individual product’s batch number and follow a crop from soil, to lab, to bottle. You should at least see recent test results—maybe within the last quarter, absolutely within the last year.
  • Cannabinoid concentration, potency, and terpene levels. A JAMA study found that almost 70% of CBD products are mislabeled. Significantly more CBD vapes were mislabeled than CBD oil in this study. Regardless, it’s important to check test results to verify the products you are buying were tested to validate levels of CBD, THC, and other active compounds like terpenes. More recent news has shown counterfeit products are a problem. 
  • Pesticides and heavy metals. Hemp will suck up whatever is in the soil. This is another reason why we like established brands on established land versus pop-up brands that may source hemp from unproven ground. You can check test results to assure heavy metal content is below safe thresholds.
  • Solvents and bacteria, like salmonella. All products should be free of solvents and microbiological contaminants. They should also be manufactured in clean facilities.  

4. Check to see what kind of CBD extract is in the product

There are three types of CBD products: full spectrum, broad spectrum, or isolate. Full-Spectrum CBD products retain as much of the plant matter (cannabinoids and terpenes) as possible and have trace amounts of THC (<0.3%), while Broad-Spectrum retain much of the plant matter but have no THC. Isolate is strictly CBD extract – often 99% CBD with no other cannabinoids or terpenes included.

We think broad- and full-spectrum oils have greater therapeutic value due to the “entourage effect.” The entourage effect is a proposed biological concept describing multiple cannabinoids and other active compounds (e.g., terpenes) in hemp working together in a synergistic way. Experts I’ve talked to support this idea of whole-plant therapy. Although some people prefer CBD isolate as a way to completely remove THC and only consume CBD.

5. Try multiple brands 

We tell you to look out for bad actors. But the truth is there are a lot of good brands that care about people. On things like taste and concentration, you may want to try different brands until you find the perfect one that suits your preferences.

How We Built Our List

First, every brand we feature must have recent, clear third-party test results. If a brand does not have recent lab test results, we will test the products for them. We believe natural health products with this kind of health potential should be safe and of great quality.

The other thing to know is that we developed this system because when we started reading about CBD there was no way to tell what was good and what was bad. We were just natural health enthusiasts who wanted to become experts—so we devised a system.

What we came up with is below. We now evaluate brands based on 6 Core Principles.

Value ($/mg)

  • We divide the price of a bottle of oil by the total milligrams of the CBD product to make a cost comparison.

Strength (mg/ml)

  • All oils are different. We divide total milligrams of the CBD product by the number of milliliters in the bottle to compare the strength of each oil.

Source (USA/European/Other)

  • We believe in American hemp. Brands that source hemp from Europe can make perfectly fine products, but we support hemp grown in the United States.
  • Extraction methodology also varies. Many brands use a CO2 extraction method, but tother use lipid, ethanol, and alcohol extractions.


  • Flavor is an important differentiator when you buy CBD. Even though hemp is a distinct variety of the cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa l.), a lot of CBD products taste like the marijuana plant, which is natural and earthy. Others have flavorings added, with natural flavoring options available.


  • We believe all brands must have easily accessible, recent third-party test results. They should also be open and clear about the extraction methods they use. You want to know what the carrier oil is and how the extract was made.

Corporate Citizenship

  • We provide notes on customer service, buying experience, and brand mission. We love free shipping. Also, non-profit or assistance initiatives that can help distinguish brands are a plus.

These are the 6 things we believe you should use to compare brands and choose the right CBD oil. Other things to consider when picking a CBD oil:

  • Does this brand operate in a state where marijuana is legal? States that have legalized marijuana have more standardized regulations. The industry in these places has infrastructure and processes in place. States that only allow limited cultivation of industrial hemp simply have less resources to scrutinize product development.
  • Do I want a brand that does one thing great or has everything I need? Consider product diversity. Some people like to shop brands who have a very narrow expertise. Other people like having access to a wide variety of CBD products all in one place. The main thing to watch out for is white labeling. Is the company who sells everything accountable for the manufacturing and quality control of those products or are they simply a storefront?
  • Does this brand have assistance programs and military discounts available? Medicines and supplements are expensive. We like seeing brands who make access to their products easier.

How to Take CBD Oil

Use the dropper to remove the CBD from the bottle. Some helpful brands will put measurements on the dropper to help you measure your dose. But generally, a dropper is about 1 milliliter.

Once you have the oil in the dropper, place the dose of oil directly into your mouth or under the tongue. I recommend holding the oil under your tongue for up to a minute. Holding the oil in your mouth may help your body absorb the cannabinoids. You can also add CBD oils to your favorite food or drink.

To find the right dose of CBD, it’s best to start slow and work your way up. Slow and grow, they say.

Pay attention to how the oil makes you feel and take your time. It also may be good to take a CBD oil regularly, so the cannabinoids can collect in your system.

More About Dosing

Opinions on how much CBD to take vary. It’s almost impossible to find any clinical guidance, so people are left to experiment.

This means you should be cautious. You should also spend some time understanding product types and labels to better measure the amount you are taking.

Understand product concentrations

Concentrations vary from 1 mg of CBD per milliliter to 50 or 100 mg per milliliter.

If a bottle has 500mg of CBD and 30ml in the bottle, you can get an estimate of the number of milligrams in a milliliter. In this case about 17 mg/ml.

Take time to get your dose right

Dosing guidelines are limited. The best advice is to start low and work your way up to a dose that is right for you. One online resource suggests 1-6 mg of CBD per 10 lbs of body weight. So a 200-pound man might take 20 to 120 mg of CBD. This could be broken out through the course of a day.

Consider concentration when dosing for different conditions. Dosing for anxiety (regular, lower doses) may be very different from dosing for sleep (single, higher doses). That’s not medical advice. It’s what I hear from people who regularly use CBD.

Dosing is the #1 question I get from our readers.

Dosing Guidelines

Symptom Severity25-50lbs50-85lbs85-150lbs150-240lbs240+lbs
Mild6 mg9 mg12 mg18 mg22 mg
Medium9 mg12 mg15 mg22 mg30 mg
Severe12 mg15 mg18 mg27 mg45 mg

How your body reacts to CBD is unique. Also, whether you want to “feel relaxed” or simply take a daily supplement is up to you.

A capsule may give your body cannabinoids that steadily absorb into your body over time. Tinctures work more quickly, but they take time to get into your system. Don’t immediately take more. The impact may be cumulative.

Why Should You Buy CBD?

Taking CBD, when it comes down to it, is about using a plant-based natural wellness approach to try to feel better. Being more focused with your family, more relaxed after work, or a little less sore after a workout.

Industrial hemp products have been featured in various clinical trials and animal studies, but a lot of the evidence that suggests CBD may help comes from people like you. People who tried the products for an ailment and reported back to friends and family.

Below is a lot of info on the benefits of CBD oil—just keep in mind that these products work differently for everyone, and no government agency has said CBD is approved to cure a disease.

CBD may help with:

  • Anxiety and mood
  • Chronic pain
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Migraines
  • Appetite
  • Psoriasis
  • Inflammation

Of all the potential therapeutic and lifestyle uses for hemp, the ones we hear the most about are anxiety, pain relief, and sleep. So, we dug into the research to find where the science is today.


CBD may help people reduce anxiety. In a survey we conducted in 2018, 64 percent of respondents said they found the substance to be extremely effective at treating their symptoms. This could include everyday stresses, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, or panic attacks. Here’s some of the research we’ve found about CBD and anxiety.

A 2013 review explains the role of the endocannabinoid system (how CBD works in the body) in mood disorders, including anxiety and depression.

A 2019 literature review discusses the science behind the effects of cannabinoids on mood and anxiety disorder symptoms. The possibility of enhanced impact with the addition of terpenes (aka entourage effect) is also explored.

A 2015 literature review examined 49 studies, including preclinical and clinical studies. The preclinical evidence (i.e., rodent studies) found conclusive evidence of CBD’s ability to reduce anxiety behaviors. Human studies supported the potential of CBD in the treatment of anxiety disorders at a dose range of 300-600 mg. Further, research indicated that CBD had minimal sedative effects and an “excellent” safety profile. More evidence is needed to determine if “chronic, in addition to acute CBD dosing, is anxiolytic in humans.”

A 2017 literature review investigated CBD’s regulation of emotion and found “converging evidence that acute CBD treatment is anxiolytic in both animals and humans,” making CBD a “potential candidate for testing as a pharmacological adjunct to psychological therapies.”

2011 randomized controlled trial evaluated the effects of CBD on 24 patients with social anxiety when giving a public presentation. Patients who received 600mg of CBD showed a significant reduction in anxiety, cognitive impairment, and speech discomfort.

A 2019 randomized controlled trial found that 300mg of CBD significantly reduced anxiety during a public speaking simulation in healthy men.

A 2019 retrospective case series of 47 patients with anxiety receiving treatment in a psychiatry clinic looked at the clinical impact of CBD, when added as an adjunct therapy to usual treatment. Anxiety scores were reduced within the first month in almost 80% of patients.

A 2016 review summarizes known biochemical and molecular mechanisms linked to the therapeutic effects of CBD in brain function, neuroprotection, and neuropsychiatric disorders.


CBD may help reduce inflammation, and therefore relieve pain. Anecdotal evidence supports CBD as a natural back pain remedy, chronic pain relief, and general pain reliever.

There’s also some scientific support for what people have been feeling.

There is a growing body of research showing that cannabinoids have great potential because they can exert anti-inflammatory effects through various channels, many of which are the same pathways that trigger inflammation in the first place, including cytokine production and T-cell induction.

In a 2019 clinicians’ guide to CBD and hemp oils from the Mayo Clinic, they identify “a growing body of preclinical and clinical evidence to support use of CBD oils for many conditions” and “potential role as another option for treating challenging chronic pain.”

A 2019 review took a deep dive into the biological mechanisms of CBD related to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

This 2018 review identifies how the endocannabinoid system is involved in pathways that mitigate osteoarthritis pain. Preclinical animal studies have found osteoarthritis pain, inflammation, and nerve damage to decrease with cannabinoid treatment. The body of clinical evidence is small, but promising.

As this 2018 research review and 2015 systematic review and meta-analysis on cannabinoids and pain demonstrate, clinical studies have demonstrated moderate evidence for medical cannabis and cannabinoid-based prescription drugs in reducing chronic pain, particularly neuropathic pain. The THC component in these therapeutics is confounding. So, studies on CBD oil are certainly needed to build upon these results.

A 2009 review delved into the analgesic (therapeutic pain relief) potential of cannabinoids. Preclinical animal study evidence for the efficacy of cannabinoids as antinociceptive (anti-pain) agents was compelling, but human study data is emerging. In a concluding call-to-action action statement: “the medical, as well as the general community, need to move beyond preconceived notions about cannabis, and focus on its potential advantages in treating a host of conditions, including severe pain.”

A 2019 clinical study found that a full hemp extract CBD oil significantly reduced opioid use and improved chronic pain and quality of life in patients with chronic pain.

A 2019 randomized controlled trial using a transdermal application of CBD oil achieved significant improvement in intense pain, sharp pain, cold and itchy sensations in the CBD group compared to placebo group. The study population included 29 patients with symptomatic peripheral neuropathy.

Keep in mind that at this point, if anyone tells you there’s scientific consensus on CBD and pain, they’re lying. This may be a great option to try if you need relief. But be careful, especially if you take other powerful drugs.

We think it’s silly that science drags it’s feet on studying cannabis for pain while so many are fighting to get off opioids, but things are moving in the right direction.


CBD oil may help people get to sleep or stay asleep longer. The sleep benefits can be indirect, as an oil or edible may calm the mind, or direct, as the substance makes the user drowsy.

As a potential natural remedy for insomnia, CBD oil tinctures may help modulate hormones related to sleep wake cycles through the endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for maintaining balance among many important bodily functions.

This 2019 critical review of clinical trials examined the effects of cannabinoids (THC and/or CBD) on sleep. Many studies indicated improvements in sleep quality and reductions in sleep disturbances and sleep onset latency.

A 2017 review of the literature concluded that research on cannabis and sleep is in its early stages, but that “CBD may have therapeutic potential for the treatment of insomnia” and “may hold promise for REM sleep behavior disorder and excessive daytime sleepiness.”

A 2019 clinical study found that a CBD-rich full spectrum hemp extract netted a significant improvement in sleep quality in patients with chronic pain.

A large 2019 case series in patients with anxiety receiving treatment in a psychiatry clinic investigated the clinical impact of CBD as an adjunct therapy to usual treatment. Sleep scores improved within the first month in 66.7% of patients.

But, there’s mixed evidence. A 2018 randomized controlled trial in healthy Brazilian adults resulted in null findings, with 300mg of CBD (vs. placebo) unable to alter sleep architecture.

So there’s a lot of promise surrounding these oils. They might help you or the people you love. But remember, the only FDA approved CBD drug is Epidiolex, and it’s designed to help with a severe forms of pediatric epilepsy.

If you elect to self-treat a serious condition, take your time and pay attention to your body.

Final Thoughts on CBD Oil

So, we’ve covered a lot about our top picks and CBD more generally. We think these products show great promise to help people, but you have to be careful shopping online. You always want to shop from reputable brands and avoid spending money on something that has no CBD. Poor quality products may also have other concerns like high levels of heavy metals.

You need to know that CBD oil is different than hemp seed oil, which is commonly used as a general wellness supplement for its essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.

A lot of the products on Amazon are hemp seed oils—not CBD oils.

That kind of hemp oil is made by cold pressing hemp seeds to create a dark colored oil with a nutrient-rich composition.

CBD is obtained using various extraction methods, such as CO2 or ethanol extraction, and added into carrier oils (oftentimes MCT coconut oil) to create a tincture with a broader range of potential health benefits.

Some people prefer one extraction method over another, though we tend to focus more on the finished product. We want the highest-quality products possible with a legal level—very important—of THC.

The federal government legalized industrial hemp as an agricultural crop with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed hemp from the list of Schedule I Controlled Substances, but the industry is still maturing.

Consumers like you are often on your own to learn about what’s good and bad. It can be hard to buy the best CBD oil on the market with good guidance. We are here to help.

Always remember, choices about your health are personal. In the end, you want to review CBD oil brands based on what is important to you. You want to try different kinds of products until you find the flavor, potency, and cost that fits your needs.

Partnering with a healthcare practitioner to create an personalized lifestyle approach to health and wellness is ideal. A high-quality CBD product may represent a valuable adjunct therapy based on your individual physiology and needs.

Ashley Jordan Ferira, PhD, RDN

Ashley Jordan Ferira, PhD, RDN is a nutrition expert, writer, editor, and educator in the health and wellness sector. Dr. Ferira’s previous experiences span nutrition product development, medical affairs and communications, and corporate wellness. Ashley completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania and PhD in Foods & Nutrition at The University of Georgia, where she researched the role of vitamin D in pediatric cardiometabolic disease. Dr. Ferira is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and has served in leadership roles across local and statewide dietetics, academic, industry, and nonprofit sectors.

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