What’s the Best CBD Oil in 2021? (Science-Based Reviews of the Best Brands)
We reviewed over 50 samples by rating them on metrics like:
Potency: based on our tests, plus cannabinoid- and terpene-profiles as found in the third-party lab-test reports;
Transparency of the brand with regards to hemp cultivation and extraction processes;
The amount of CBD and hemp-extract you get per dollar;
Customer service and customer ratings, and;
Less important metrics like taste.
How We Rate CBD Oil
First, you need to know the differences, between the…
The 3 Types of CBD Products
- Full-spectrum: contains CBD, THC, and a variety of other hemp-derived cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. This is always our most recommended type of CBD product because there’s evidence that these products are the most effective.
- Broad-spectrum: contains CBD, and a variety of other hemp-derived cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, but never any THC. Broad-spectrum products are THC-free. If you’re subjected to drug-tests or want to avoid THC for any other reason, this is our most recommended type of CBD product.
- Isolate: contains only CBD. Generally, we don’t recommend using CBD isolate products. Although they’re much cheaper than full- and broad-spectrum products, they’re also less effective.
Why Full-Spectrum Products Dominate This List:
A high-quality full-spectrum CBD product is PACKED with a variety of hemp-derived cannabinoids and terpenes.
Why does this matter?
For the best effects that CBD has to offer, you want to take it together with ALL cannabinoids and terpenes found in hemp plants.
Isolates from plants rarely have the same degree of health activity as the whole plant.
Studies show that this is the case with cannabinoids like CBD as well.
While CBD may be the most recognized cannabinoid in hemp, the plant contains other vitally important cannabinoids, such as CBG, CBC, THC, and CBN, which all offer promising health benefits.
Hemp plants also contain nearly 200 different terpenes, which are the compounds that give plants their unique taste and smell.
Scientists believe the terpenes in hemp are thought to interact synergistically with its cannabinoids to create an “entourage effect” that enhances the beneficial effects of each individual component.