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A surprising number of people are blissfully unaware that CBD hemp oil comes in varying degrees of strength and quality. It goes without saying that the oil must be extracted via the supercritical and/or subcritical CO2 extraction method, but that still doesn’t necessarily mean the oil will be pure.

CBD hemp oil must contain less than 0.3% THC for it to be legal to sell and ship across the United States as a food supplement. THC is the psychoactive component of marijuana, but industrial hemp naturally contains very low levels of it. CBD, on the other hand, is non-intoxicating and helps relieve pain and deal with a host of other medical issues, without getting you ‘high.’

1 – Check the Color of CBD Hemp Oil

You will notice that the majority of high-grade CBD hemp oil comes from Colorado or Denmark, although there are other locations that grow extremely high quality hemp (including Kentucky, Germany, the Netherlands, and other Scandinavian countries). The most important factors include where the plant was grown, how it was grown, and the species of cannabis (whether it’s a Cannabis indica, Cannabis sativa, or Cannabis ruderalis variety). The soil, climate and even the plants growing in the farm “next door” all affect the quality of the product.

The 2014 legalization of high-grade CBD hemp oil (as long as it contains less than 0.3% THC), means the market has exploded in the last couple of years and will continue to grow at an astounding rate. A few years ago, the CBD oil industry was effectively worthless. However, in 2015 it earned $202 million, and in 2016 the market grew to $688 million! By 2021, some financial estimations say that it could be worth $3 billion!

Finally, it’s important to understand that third-party labs test the cannabinoid profile of the oil, along with any potential contamination. Quality certificates will tell you the percentage of CBD, terpenes, and other phytocannabinoids found in the oil, as well as if there are any pesticides, heavy metals or other microbiological contaminants. In simple terms, independent third-party lab testing means there is nowhere to hide for low-quality CBD oil producers.

Available in multiple strengths, the oil’s 1,000 milligram option is the most popular and delivers 33.33 milligrams of CBD per 1 milliliter serving. The formula also contains over 4 milligrams of secondary cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and antioxidants to create a more potent blend. R+R Medicinals is a fantastic choice if you’re looking for a completely organic and great-tasting CBD oil.

CBDistillery products are U.S. Hemp Authority certified and made with non-GMO industrial hemp grown in the U.S. using natural farming practices. Each batch undergoes third-party testing to ensure proper purity and potency.

Best Value: R+R Medicinals CBD Tincture

Appropriate doses of CBD differ from person to person. How much CBD you should take depends on a number of different factors, including your height, weight, and whether or not you've used CBD before. Talk to your doctor to determine the amount of CBD you should start with, and pay close attention to the recommended serving size on each product.

Hemp source is important to note since American-grown hemp has stricter safety and purity standards throughout the planting, harvesting, and manufacturing processes than overseas hemp. Organic and natural farming practices also ensure the hemp is free of pesticides.

Unlike THC, which is the intoxicating compound found in marijuana, CBD does not produce any psychoactive effects (it should be noted that while full-spectrum CBD products do contain THC, it's less than 0.3%, which is not enough to create psychoactive effects). Once extracted from the hemp plant, CBD is infused into different types of products, including oil tinctures.