Cannabis-derived product Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is gaining popularity with each passing day. Every day, many people use CBD oil for a wide range of benefits, thanks to its therapeutic properties.
With this demand, so many companies have come out to manufacture CBD oils, many of which don’t yield the expected results. Many companies claim to make pure, organic, or full-spectrum CBD oil. However, not all CBD products out there live up to their claims.
With so many CBD oils on the market, finding a top-quality product can be so difficult. This guide is here to help you solve this issue. Our editorial team spent many days ranking CBD oils and tinctures. After analyzing every item, here are the best CBD Oils to buy in 2021.
Our Mode of Ranking
Ranking CBD oils is no mean task. Each cannabidiol oil company keeps pampering its products with flowery language. Every CBD oil product on the market is “organic,” “lab-tested,” and “pure.” However, these terms are mere ways to promote the item while they mean something different to each company.
CBD oils fall into different categories. Some are certified organic. Some have gone through third-party labs to test for potency. Some use synthetic ingredients while others use organic flavors. After evaluating dozens of leading CBD oils, our team narrowed the list based on the following standards:
Lab Testing and Transparency
Lab testing plays a crucial role when it comes to CBD oil quality. All trusted CBD companies often declare their lab results upfront. This makes it easy for clients to filter good CBD products from the maze.
The products on this list were backed by third-party lab tests done in reputable facilities. The best CBD oils embrace the ISO 17025-compliant labs for testing. However, many companies out there simply resort to using in-house labs and such companies don’t disclose their certificates of analysis (CoAs) upfront.
While many CBD oil companies claim to manufacture in organic conditions, the USDA and other quality assurance agencies approve few CBD oil products as organic. The USDA Organic certification is equally challenging for hemp growers, but the products in this list have some form of organic certification. Organically certified CBD oils contain fewer pesticides, herbicides, and other impurities that would compromise the quality of the finished product.
Company Reputation and Production Team
Some CBD oil manufacturing companies have their doctors, pharmacists, and other certified experts. Others are simply popular marketing companies. The products on this list were picked after considering company reputation and team, including other factors such as social outreach, company ethos, transparency, and medical advisory board.
While some CBD oils are water-based mixtures, most CBD oils use fatty oils such as MCTs. Top-quality CBD oils use MCT oils obtained from coconuts. Low-quality CBD oils use other MCT oil sources. Carrier oil plays an important role in CBD oil production because it affects the absorption, quality, and overall delivery of the CBD product.
Since most of the mainstream CBD companies are in the USA, they get hemp from US growers. However, top-rated CBD companies obtain hemp from growers in Europe, Canada, and other locations. The products in this list were ranked based on the transparency with the growing location. The growing location of hemp equally matters in CBD oil production.
Full Spectrum Cannabinoids
The best CBD oils are full-spectrum blends and not CBD isolates. According to studies, full-spectrum blends have terpenes and cannabinoids that deliver complementary effects. Top-rated CBD oils indicate their specific dosages of THC, CBD, CBG, and other ingredients.
The best CBD oils contain only CBD as the chief ingredient. However, some of the top-rated CBD oils embrace a mixture of turmeric and other corresponding ingredients. This ranking contains products that have science-backed ingredients, which support their targeted benefits.
Some CBD oils are available in a one-size-fits-all package. Such products offer consumers limited dosage or flavor options. Top-quality CBD oils provide a combination of volumes, dosages, and flavors. Some consumers prefer the maximum dosage per serving, while others like a low dosage and a bigger bottle.
Some consumers prefer plain, natural CBD oil without any additional flavor. On the other hand, some consumers prefer different flavors such as mint, orange, strawberry, or chocolate. Without being biased towards flavor preferences, this ranking preferred organic or natural flavors. Some low-quality CBD oils contain synthetic flavors and other additives, which eventually compromise the quality of the product. Top-rated CBD companies utilize USDA Organic flavors and similar composites.
Advertised Health Benefits
According to the FDA policy, CBD oil companies are not allowed to advertise specific health benefits. For instance, companies cannot claim their CBD product lowers the risk of cancer, eliminates a disease, or cures anxiety. However, many companies out there shower their products with praises, as capable of offering these benefits. This ranking considered only CBD products from companies with honest and legal health benefits according to their adverts.
After considering these factors, interviewing manufacturers, scouring lab test results, and actually testing CBD products, here are the best CBD oil products to buy in 2021:
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This company is one of the best-known CBD oil producers today. While their products are not cheap, Charlotte’s Web has created its space at the upper end of the market by providing top-rated CBD products. From Charlotte’s Web, consumers can find a variety of CBD oils that cater to different wellness goals, dosages, and more.
With a wide range of CBD products, this company meets the demands of different categories of consumers. Whether they are looking for a starter-pack CBD oil or a sampler package with multiple flavors, Charlotte’s Web has them covered. Popular CBD flavors from this company include Orange Blossom, Lemon Twist, Olive Oil, and Mint Chocolate.
The company claims its CBD products can help deliver a sense of calmness and focus. They can also help relieve everyday stresses and help users maintain healthy sleep cycles while supporting recovery from exercise-induced inflammation.
Populum is committed to providing high-quality, ethical, and honest CBD products. This sets it aside in the crowded CBD oil market. The company offers unique packaging and a clear-cut label. It targets the luxury market so their prices are on the higher side to match their higher quality.
Populum uses a distinctive orange flavor for its signature CBD oil. The full-spectrum hemp oil product is available in doses of 250mg to 2,000mg per bottle. This equates to 8mg to 66mg per serving. All CBD oils from Populum are produced from organically grown full-spectrum hemp from Colorado. According to the company, Populum products can relieve daily stresses, deliver relaxation, and improve overall wellness. The products also undergo a series of testing for purity and potency.
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Rya Organics is a product from Cymbiotica, a natural health product company that offers a variety of supplements, oils, tinctures, and more. Currently, the company offers three CBD oil products under the Rya Organics brand. The three products are:
- Rumi-Dream herbal sleep tonic
- Nexus Relief for Inflammation
- Heal-All Pro for pain relief
All Rya Organics CBD Oils are manufactured in the US using organic ingredients. The products are vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and GLP-certified. Additionally, some Rya Organics CBD products contain bonus ingredients to boost effectiveness. For example, Nexus Relief contains DHA, turmeric, and EPA to boost its effectiveness and absorption.
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This company is one of the reputable names in the CBD oil space. The company produces a line of broad and full-spectrum CBD oil tinctures. Besides, it’s one of the few USDA-certified companies on this ranking. Even though other companies claim to offer organically certified products, few actually have the USDA Organic certification.
Joy Organics lineup for CBD oil includes unique options such as Tranquil Mint, Orange Bliss, Summer Lemon, and Unflavored. Consumers can customize their doses from 30mg to 75mg per serving, which equals 900mg-2,250mg of CBD per bottle. Importantly, all Joy Organics CBD products are tested in third-party independent labs. They contain 0.0% THC and are supported by some of the best online reviews.
CBD American Shaman
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Just like Joy Organics, CBD American Shaman is a popular brand in the CBD oil space. This company offers CBD oils that are widely distributed across the United States. Its lineup includes water-soluble hemp products and terpene-rich hemp oils such as VG Cloud Tincture. It also produces extra-strength blends to boost effectiveness.
Just as other CBD oils on this list, CBD American Shaman allows consumers to customize their dosages according to their individual preferences. The company gets its CBD oil from top-grade hemp growers in the United States. CBD American Shaman claims to produce CBD products that offer better bioavailability and absorb fast in the bloodstream compared to other CBD oils.
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Sol CBD provides a lineup of CBD products including tinctures and CBD oils. Some of the products from this company have targeted benefits, such as the popular Advanced Sleep Formula with CBD. Sol CBD makes high-strength CBD oils such as the 4,000mg CBD tincture that sells for $289.
According to the company, its products can increase immune function and protect the body. They can also lower inflammation, optimize brain health, and reduce anxiety. The company uses MCT oil to boost the absorption of its CBD products. Most of the products from Sol CBD have a mild flavor like that of green tea with no flavors added.
The company uses CBD extracted from CO2 extraction technologies. What’s more, Sol CBD gets its hemp from organic growers in northern Europe, unlike many other companies in this list that source their products from the US.
CBDistillery CBD Oils
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This company makes high-quality CBD oils from organically grown hemp using natural farming practices. CBDistillery’s full-spectrum and zero-percent THC tinctures are available in varying concentrations including 500mg and 2,500mg.
The CBD tinctures went through a series of testing in third-party labs. According to the company, its CBD oils can help consumers improve their overall wellbeing while being convenient, fast-acting, and easy to use.
From CBDistillery, consumers can find targeted formulas such as Relief + Relax and Sleep. The Relief + Relax blend contains CBG and CBD in a 1:1 ratio while the Sleep blend has CBN and CBD in the ratio of 1:3. The company offers unique cannabinoids that are not found in other CBD oil companies.
CBD tinctures from this company are more than 99% CBD and MCT oil obtained from coconuts. Consumers can buy the oils in varying strengths of 500mg, 1000mg, and 3000mg. The Medterra CBD oil is obtained from organic hemp growers in the USA. All products are third-party tested, legal, and fully compliant with the Industrial Hemp Pilot Program of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
The Medterra CBD oils are also THC-free and non-GMO. The company offers multiple CBD oil products that target different goals. The lineup includes CBG + CBD Tincture, Ultra Broad Spectrum CBD, Full Spectrum CBD oil, and more. Their full-spectrum CBD oils contain cannabinoids such as CBG, CBN, CBDV, CBC, among other natural cannabinoids and terpenes.
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Five CBD is known for its wide variety of CBD tinctures and gummies. It aims to give a new meaning to full-spectrum CBD by minimizing shortcuts. The company’s flagship CBD tincture product includes 1500mg to 6000mg of CBD per serving. This makes it one of the strongest options available on the market today. The products contain CBD, THC, CBN, CBC, alongside other beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes.
Users can buy the tinctures in varying flavors including Mint Chocolate, Citrus, or Lavender Flowers. Each 1500mg bottle of Five CBD full spectrum oil contains 60mg of THC, which is similar to other full-spectrum CBD oils on the market today. The products come in different flavors including lavender, chocolate, and citrus.
Zatural makes affordably priced broad-spectrum CBD Oil Drops. The company collaborates with Eden, an Idaho-based company, to remove THC from its CBD oil. This leads to a broad-spectrum blend with zero-percent THC in the finished product. Zatural products come in several flavors such as Peppermint, Natural, Sweet Natural, Lemon-Lime, and Cinnamon.
Just like other first-rate CBD companies on this list, Zatural grows its hemp organically without any traces of herbicides and pesticides. The company obtains hemp from certified farms in the US and uses the CO2 extraction method to separate CBD oil from hemp. Zatural offers some of the strongest dosage options on this list, with bottles ranging between 300mg and 12,000mg of CBD.
This company makes a wide range of CBD oil tinctures, gummies, supplements, and CBD capsules. CBD oils from cbdMD feature a distinctive design and several flavors. Consumers can choose from natural, orange, berry, and mint flavors. All CBD oil products from this company are broad-spectrum CBD bound with natural MCT carrier oil. The products provide consistent quality to support everyday wellness.
cbdMD CBD oils contain terpenes and other supporting cannabinoids such as CBN and CBG. The company gets CBD from US-grown industrial hemp. It works with ISO-certified labs to test all its CBD oils for purity and consistent quality. Importantly, cbdMD allows consumers to customize the size and strength of the products to allow them to get the exact broad-spectrum CBD oil they need.
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Aspen Green is a reputable CBD oil manufacturer. The company makes a wide range of CBD oils as well as other CBD products. Like other top-rated CBD companies on this list, Aspen Green is equally USDA Organic certified. It uses Colorado-grown hemp to make its CBD products.
Aspen Green utilizes full-spectrum hemp instead of filtering hemp to make distillate or CBD isolate. According to the company, its hemp is free from toxins and other impurities such as parabens, phthalates, and sulfates. Importantly, Aspen Green uses a QR code on each label so consumers can easily view their lab test results.
Aspen Green hemp undergoes eight different lab tests before launching. The company runs tests for cannabinoids, terpenes, pesticides, bacteria-yeast-mold, salmonella, E.coli, and other dangerous bacteria that might compromise the quality of the product. The CBD oils from this company are available in three flavors including Citrus, Mint, and Original.
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Receptra Naturals is another top-rated CBD manufacturing company based in Broomfield, Colorado. The company offers a wide range of CBD oils and other CBD products. Its formulas such as Seriously Relax + Lavender Tincture, Large Total Wellness CBD Set, and the CBD oil with a blend of turmeric, have targeted goals.
The CBD products from this company provide a wide range of health benefits. Some consumers use them to support quality sleep and calmness. According to the company, all its products contain natural and organic ingredients. Its CBD oil products have natural binders like MCT oil, lavender, ginger, passionflower, lime, and other natural ingredients.
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This CBD Company makes high quality and USDA Organic certified hemp oil, balms, lotions, and more. The products from Bloom Hemp include targeted goals such as the Essential Calming Tincture, Essential Digestive Tincture, and the Essential Recovery Tincture. Users can also purchase the straightforward full-spectrum with multiple flavors.
Bloom Hemp has focused on the value of added cannabinoids in each of its CBD products. For instance, the Essential Calming Tincture contains up to 1200mg of CBD and 100mg of CBN. Consumers can customize their dose and flavor options according to their preferences. Besides, Bloom Hemp claims to have tinctures for a wide range of benefits including stress relievers and those that improve sleep quality or support recovery across the body.
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RE Botanicals is a top-rated company that makes USA Organic-certified CBD oils. The company owns an organic hemp farm in South Carolina where it grows and processes its hemp. Its CBD oil is non-GMO and contains no glyphosate. Alongside CBD oils, RE Botanicals also produces CBD capsules and CBD body oil.
The CBD oils from this company are available in an easy-to-take liquid tincture that utilizes coconut-based MCT oil as a carrier. The RE Botanicals hemp blends are available in a light, golden color with a pure hemp flavor. All CBD products from this company utilize natural ingredients. For example, the company uses USDA Organic certified peppermint oil instead of synthetic peppermint.
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Green Roads is another reputable CBD oil company in the USA. It’s one of the few CBD companies that enjoy the backing of real pharmacists. Green Roads is the brainchild of pharmacist Laura Fuentes, who founded the company in 2013. With 25 years of experience as a pharmacist, Laura believes she has the power to transform lives through CBD products.
Currently, Green Roads CBD oils are available in 10,000 retail outlets across the country. Importantly, Green Roads is also the largest privately-owned CBD in the United States. Its CBD oil products include full-spectrum blends that deliver 10mg to 50mg per serving, which equals 300mg to 1500mg of CBD per bottle. The products are available in three flavors—Mint Breeze, Apple Kiwi Bliss, and Original.
Mana Artisan Botanics
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While it’s not as much popular as other CBD companies on this list, Mana Artisan Botanics makes distinctive CBD oils in several flavors. All CBD oils from this company embrace a Hawaiian theme and a Mana difference.” Mana Artisan Botanics seeks to stand out from its competitors by focusing on regenerative agriculture, the local economy, and holistic health education.
According to the company, all ingredients used in its products are certified organic and non-GMO. They are sourced from their own farm or local firms where necessary. All its hemp is grown in Hawaii, including its Honaunau Farm Wellness Retreat on Mount Mauna Loa volcano.
Importantly, Mana Artisan Botanics is the first CBD company on this list that offers macadamia nut flavor. Its CBD oil is infused with organic Hawaiian macadamia nut oil to produce a unique blend.
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Just CBD has been in the CBD oil space since 2017. Currently, the company makes affordable CBD oils with prices ranging as low as $10 per bottle. Just CBD has two main CBD oil tinctures. Its product lineup includes:
- CBD Oil Tincture Coconut and
- CBD Oil Tincture Hemp Seed
Users can purchase CBD oil from this company in doses of 50mg or 5000mg. The company claims its CBD oils can relieve stress and put the mind and body at ease. It gets its hemp from organically grown hemp and subjects all its products to a series of lab tests for purity and potency. Importantly, Just CBD doesn’t have the USDA Organic certification yet, but it claims to get its source from organically grown hemp.
CBDFx is another top-rated CBD company that offers a full lineup of CBD oil tinctures. According to the company, its tinctures are 10% vegan, made with non-GMO, CO2-extracted hemp oil. Like other CBD oil producers on this list, CBDFx uses MCT or coconut oil as a carrier to boost bioavailability and absorption. This leads to a consistent, high-quality CBD experience each time.
Besides, the company boosts its formula’s effectiveness by including ingredients such as curcumin and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). Consumers can get targeted formulas for sleep, calmness, wellness, and other benefits. Some of the CBD oils from this company contain cannabigerol (CBG) and CBN—two Cannabinoids that are gaining popularity with each passing day. Consumers can get multiple dosages and CBD oils for all types of CBD users.
CBDPure closes this list of best CBD oils to buy in 2021. This company offers CBD oil obtained from organic hemp grown in Washington and Colorado. All the CBD products from this company pass through a series lab tests to confirm purity, safety, and potency.
According to the company, it offers “the most powerful and beneficial CBD available” on the market today. CBDPure offers four main CBD products, which include hemp oil, CBD softgels, CBD-infused cream, and hemp oil for pets. The company’s flagship hemp oil has 300 – 1,000mg of full-spectrum oil per serving.
Who Should Use CBD Oil?
CBD oil is beneficial for different people for various reasons. According to studies, CBD oil can deliver the following benefits:
- Alleviates anxiety and depression
- Improves quality of sleep
- Relieves pain
- Alleviates seizures and epilepsy
- Reduces inflammation
- Improves digestion, heart health, and more
- Improves overall health and wellness
Genuine CBD oil is generally science-backed, well tolerated, and safe to use. However, individual results can vary. Some people have experienced negative reactions while using CBD oil and other CBD products.
It’s always advisable to consult a healthcare provider before taking CBD oil, especially for pregnant and lactating mothers. Consumers who are already on prescribed medications or supplements and those with preexisting medical condition should also consult their doctors before taking CBD oil.
Importantly, CBD oil could also interact with some medications. According to some studies, drugs that interact with grapefruit can also interact with CBD oil.
CBD Oil Dosage
CBD oils are usually available in doses between 300mg and 6,000mg per bottle, which equals to something between 5mg and 200mg of CBD oil per serving. Overall, CBD oil dosages depend on:
- Boy weight
- Body chemistry and physiology
- Intended use and desired benefits
With this in mind, there’s no right or wrong dose of CBD oil. While some users can get full benefits of CBD after a 5mg dose, others might require up to 200mg of CBD for the same effects. According to CBD experts, consumers should start small and increase their doses and frequency gradually.
A rule of thumb is to start with a small dose, analyze the effects, take CBD at least 4-6 hours apart, and leave ample time for the body to absorb the product between dosages. Importantly, dosage may depend on the time of day. Some users take CBD at night before going to sleep while others take it daily for energy.
Importantly, CBD oil contains no stimulants or any other stimulating properties, so consumers can take it at any time of day without a problem. Besides, the way one consumes CBD can affect the dose. For instance, taking CBD oil sublingually leads to more absorption. At the same time, mixing CBD oil with food or beverages can affect its absorption as well.
CBD Oil Side Effects
According to a 2011 review, researchers discovered that humans could well-tolerate high doses of CBD, even when taken over an extended period. The study was updated in 2017 to confirm the findings.
On the same note, a 2019 study showed that CBD could lead to liver damage to mice. The same study found that CBD oil could interact with other medications. However, most studies have confirmed that CBD oil is well-tolerated by most people.
Since the FDA doesn’t regulate CBD oil, consumers have the obligation to choose the right CBD oil supplements. This is because some companies don’t reveal their lab test results while others do have transparent ingredients backed by lab testing.
Overall, CBD has rare side effects, even when taken in high dosages. Some consumers may experience mild effects like stomach upset or diarrhea, appetite changes, fatigue, and digestive discomfort from CBD.
CBD Oil Benefits: Scientific Perspective
Scientific research continues to support cannabidiol (CBD) and other components of the cannabis plant such as terpenes, cannabinoids, and natural chemicals. As researchers continue to work on CBD, more revelations come up about how the CBD oil works, its effects on the boy, and how it can deliver health and wellness.
According to some studies, CBD oil is well-tolerated in humans. For example, in a 2011 study, researchers found that CBD oil is well-tolerated in humans, even in high doses of up to 1500mg per day. However, that is a much higher dose than what most people use. The same study suggested that CBD oil should be safe for most people to use when they follow the recommended dosage instructions on the CBD product.
In 2017, researchers updated the above study with fresh findings in a period of six years. In conclusion, they once again confirmed that CBD is seemingly safe for most people, even when used in high dosages. Even so, some researchers suggested more large-scale research on humans, particularly focusing on the long-term health effects of CBD oil on overall health and wellness.
With these studies and more, it is well to conclude that more research is needed to connect CBD oil specific and definitive health and wellness benefits. However, early research findings are promising. With more studies coming forward, consumers are learning more about the CBD oil and its effectiveness. They also discover the effects of this product on the body and mind and the benefits of taking it daily.
CBD Oil Final Word
As more people continue to discover CBD oil and its benefits, the popularity of this product increases with each passing day. While this is great, it is also important to compare the CBD oils on the market and choose only the best option. In this list, consumers can find the best CBD oils to meet their unique needs.
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