Today, I’m going to walk you through the most important step to find the best CBD oil.
You need to know the exact amounts of cannabinoids that are in your CBD oil. Cannabinoids are the chemicals made the Cannabis family of plants – Hemp & Marijuana. And, they include CBD & THC, among other chemicals.
Let’s let’s take a look what could happen if you unknowingly put just any old CBD Oil in your body.
Back in 2015 and 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration set out to test the cannabinoid content of a bunch of different CBD oils. And, they found that,
- In some CBD oils, ironically, no CBD was detected. You could down the whole bottle and it would do nothing for you. That’s because there’s absolutely no CBD in it. And it ends up being a total waste of your time and money.
- Many of these CBD Oils contained much, much less CBD than indicated on the label. In fact, in some cases, the actual CBD content was negligible. In other words, you’d need exorbitantly large doses to feel any effect from the CBD oil at all. Again, a total waste of your time & money.
- Some of the CBD Oils contained more than 0.3% THC. What does that mean? That there’s a greater likelihood of you getting high off of the CBD oil. If you ever felt high off of CBD oil, it’s not the CBD that got you high. Rather what happened was that you were sold a CBD oil with more than .3% THC in it. And, that’s why you got high.
Now, interestingly, enough a study published in 2017, showed similar results.
In this particular study, researchers purchased 84 different CBD products from 31 different companies. They then sent these products out for laboratory testing. Their results showed that,
- 42.85% of the products were under-labeled, meaning that the CBD content in the product exceeded the labeled value on the packaging by more than 10%.
- 26.19% of the products were over-labeled, meaning that the CBD content in the product was less than the labeled value on the packaging by more than 10%.
- only 30.95% of the products were actually accurately labeled, meaning that the CBD content in the products tested within 10% of labeled value on the packaging.
So, overall, the takeaway is that, on average, 70% of CBD products are mislabeled. That’s a lot!
So, you don’t just want to go by the information that’s on the label, but, instead take a very close look at the lab test results for the most accurate amounts of CBD & THC in the CBD oil.
And, I’ll walk you through what you’re looking for on the lab test results.
There’s an overwhelming amount of information on these lab test results. But, I’ll help you hone in on what you’re looking for. There are 2 key pieces of information you’re looking for.
1. What’s the total milligrams of CBD in the CBD Oil?
In this case, you can see that it’s 387.54 mg of CBD. And it’s a 1 oz. bottle. Now on average, in the market, the amount of CBD in a 1 oz. can range anywhere from about 250 mg to 1000 mg. Of course, there are CBD oils with less CBD in them and vice versa. There are CBD oils with more CBD in them. But, again, the takeaway is that don’t rely on the amount of CBD that’s on the label. Rather use the lab test results for a more accurate depiction of the amount of CBD.
By looking at the lab test results you’re ensuring that you’re getting what you paid for. Sure, the label can claim you’re getting X amount of CBD, but the ultimate proof in the pudding is what the lab test results say.
And, the other thing I want point out to you is that as tempting as it is to want to buy a CBD oil with the most CBD in it. I want you to know that more isn’t always better. You’re aiming for optimal strengths of CBD, not maximal strengths. In other words, you want to select the strength that’s right for you, not one where you’re over-doing the CBD.
2. What’s the percentage of THC in the CBD Oil?
In this case, you can see that it’s 0.06% which falls well below the legally established standard of 0.3%
And, that’s pretty much all there is to it.
And, of course, if you’re really not looking to go through all this trouble, well then you can always sign up for my line of CBD oils. I’ve meticulously gone through the lab test results for each & every batch to ensure that the amount of THC is less than 0.3%. Not only that, but you’ll know down to the hundredth of a decimal point exactly how much CBD in the bottle.