Since the 2018 Farm Bill legalized the cultivation of industrial hemp, we are discovering more and more new CBD companies offering a range of new CBD product lines that are hemp derived and contains less than 0.3% THC or No THC at all. All of them are not legit for sure, let alone their products.
CBD oil derived from hemp is considered legal across all the States in the USA. But that is not the case for medical marijuana. Based on recent research on CBD and good feedback from users with certain health conditions, we now know CBD has got a number of health benefits. But nothing is proven yet.
As the industry is relatively new and no standard regulations are in place, it is easy to get scammed by an unknown CBD brand that entered the market only with the intention of making quick profits. Many hemp hustlers are selling CBD products as healthcare supplements claiming their product has a number of health benefits. But truth is you can not make such claims, as US Food and Drug Administration has not given approval to any of these products. Epidiolex is the only CBD product, FDA approved so far.
So, before making any purchase decision, either online or in store, make sure the CBD oil brand you are going to choose doesn’t have the following characteristics:
Consider all of these as red flags while choosing a CBD oil brand. If you find any CBD company practicing such, ignore them right away.
Related: 4 CBD Scams You Should Stay Away From.
We have created a short list of Top 10 CBD oil brands in the USA that you can trust. We put all of their CBD oil products (with variations) in the same table, so that you can compare the Strength, Pricing and Extracts of CBD oils from our top recommended brands side by side.
CBD + CBDa
Unlike CBD capsules, CBD oil tinctures do not come in isolate form. Rather, CBD is being absorbed in a carrier oil (i.e. MCT oil) and the best way to take it is sublingual administration. While CBD isolate capsules contain just CBD (Cannabidiol), CBD oil tinctures contain other Cannabinoids like CBG, CBN etc. Based on what other Cannabinoids are present in the final product (formulation) CBD oil can be categorized as “Full-Spectrum” or “Broad-Spectrum”.
Not sure about the differences between Full-Spectrum CBD and Broad-Spectrum CBD?
Check our guide on Differences between CBD Full-Spectrum and CBD Broad-Spectrum.