There are many companies that focus solely on total CBD content and label their products accordingly. As a result, many CBD users believe they are getting more CBD than they actually are. Other companies are misleading customers who don’t understand the significance of CBD concentration by selling large bottles of tincture that contain little CBD. You can protect yourself from making an unfortunate purchasing decision when you know how to spot questionable sales practices and misleading product labels.
The Different Tiers of CBD Concentration
When selecting a CBD oil tincture, there are a significant number of variables to consider. It’s important to pay attention to how many milligrams of CBD are in the product and the amount of CBD oil in the bottle. Most CBD oil tinctures contain anywhere from 250 mg to 5000 mg of CBD per bottle. The concentration levels generally fall into one of the following tiers:
Low Concentration: 250 – 500 mg Per Bottle
When you first start using CBD, it’s important to start with a low dose, increasing the amount incrementally until you find your best dosage. Since effectiveness depends on a variety of factors, a dose that’s right for someone else may not be right for you. While a full dropper (approximately 1 mL) is commonly recommended on product labels, you may find that amount to be more or less than you need. That’s why most novice CBD users begin with a low concentration of CBD. A 30ml bottle of a 250 mg tincture contains 8 mg of CBD per 1 mL dose, which is a great place to start.
Medium Concentration: 1000 – 2000 mg Per Bottle
The average daily CBD user is likely to move up to a tincture with medium CBD concentration, such as a tincture containing 1000-2000 mg of CBD per bottle. A 30 mg bottle of CBD oil that contains 1000 mg of CBD contains 33 mg per dropper. Once an ideal dosage is established, many customers prefer to purchase a medium concentration product for the overall cost savings and convenience of using less CBD oil per dose.
High Concentration: 2500-3000 mg Per Bottle
High potency CBD tinctures are most often purchased by experienced CBD users who prefer a higher concentration of CBD per dose. Tinctures of high concentration are not generally recommended for new users, but many customers eventually prefer highly concentrated tinctures to slash the cost of daily CBD use.
How CBD Labels May Prove Misleading
Before purchasing a CBD oil tincture, it’s important to be aware of some of the common product labeling practices used to take advantage of inexperienced customers. Some companies will place a low concentration of CBD in a large bottle to prey on those looking to get more for their money, while others will leave out important product information like product content. To protect yourself from purchasing a disappointing product, pay attention to the following:
Overall CBD Content
Many companies still rely on placing the total CBD content on a product label rather than breaking the numbers down by dose. This can lead customers to believe they are getting more CBD per dose than they actually are. After all, 250 mg of CBD in a small bottle sounds like a lot of CBD. Many people are used to purchasing products like beer or wine where the 5 percent alcohol concentration remains consistent regardless of bottle size, but CBD does not work that way. A 1000 mg tincture contains 1000 mg of CBD in the entire bottle, whether that bottle holds 15 mL of tincture or 30 mL. It’s important to understand the amount of product as it relates to the amount of CBD.
Cost Per Dose
When you are comparison shopping for the best price, it’s important to consider the cost per dose to identify the best value product. If you are finding a comparatively low-cost product in a large bottle, consider how much of the product you would need to take in order to achieve the concentration of CBD you are looking for. To determine the amount of CBD per serving, divide the number of total mg of CBD in the bottle by the amount of CBD you want per dose. Let’s use 30 mg as an example: A 1000 mg bottle contains 33 30 mg doses (1000 ÷ 30 = 33). You can calculate the cost per dose by dividing the price by the number of doses in the bottle.
The Effects of Not Knowing the Correct Concentration
If you don’t know the concentration of CBD in your product, you have no way of knowing how much CBD you are taking. Even if the CBD concentration is specified, you will want to look at the third-party test results to confirm your tincture is as potent as the manufacturer claims. Not knowing the CBD concentration could have significant consequences, including:
Not knowing the CBD concentration of the products you select places you at risk of purchasing a product that may not be right for you. If you are taking less CBD than you realize, you may wonder why you are not noticing any effect. If you are unknowingly purchasing a higher concentration, you could be taking significantly more CBD per dose than you realize. Taking too much or too little can be a waste of money.
If you are not paying attention to the cannabinoid content you could be wasting your CBD by using more than you need or buying products more often than necessary. You could also be wasting CBD if you are simply taking the dosage recommended on the product label without taking the time to determine the best dosage for your needs. Once you know the specified CBD concentration and your ideal dosage you can avoid wasting CBD.
Since CBD comes in varying concentrations; if you don’t know the concentration you could be taking the wrong dose. If you normally take a full dropper of a 500 mg tincture, a full dropper of a 250 mg bottle is not an equivalent. To get the same amount of CBD from a 250 mg bottle as a 500 mg bottle, you would need to consume two full droppers for the same effect.
Choosing Properly Labeled Products
To protect yourself from purchasing an inferior product, it’s essential to stay away from CBD tinctures labeled in vague terms like “high concentration,” or “extra strength.” If the amount of CBD in the bottle (either per dose or per bottle) is not specified, the CBD oil tincture is not likely to have enough CBD to be of any value.
When you select a hemp-derived CBD oil tincture from CBDistillery™, you will see the concentration of CBD per serving clearly indicated on each product label. You can also find the total CBD content per bottle on our site. In general, each serving of CBD tincture is one full dropper (1 mL), and each bottle contains 30 mL of product, which equates to 30 servings. Multiplying the number of mg of CBD per serving by 30 will also tell you the total CBD content.
Verifying CBD Concentration with CBDistillery™
At CBDistillery™, we clearly state the CBD content per serving on all of our CBD oil tincture product labels, and the total cannabinoid content per product on our site. When you know what to look for on the label of a CBD oil tincture, it’s much easier to find the right product for your needs. It’s also much easier to determine the best value for your money. The higher the CBD concentration, the less CBD oil you will need per dose.
Understanding the significance of CBD concentration and the importance of detailed product labels makes it easier to find the best product for your needs. For full spectrum CBD tinctures, 0% THC tinctures, CBD topicals, capsules, and vape products, visit CBDistillery™. All CBDistillery™ hemp-derived CBD products are tested by an independent lab to ensure the consistency, purity, and potency of the products we offer.
Throughout the ages, herbalists have supported the notion that whole plants provide more benefits to our bodies than individual plant components. Since CBD is just one of the many components found in industrial hemp, it makes sense that many CBD users want to use full spectrum products, the products that contain all the health and wellness potential hemp has to offer.
Full spectrum hemp oil contains more than 400 potentially beneficial plant elements. Knowing the significance of full spectrum oil, and how we make CBD products from full spectrum extract, could lead you to the hemp-derived product that’s right for you.
What Is Full Spectrum Hemp Oil
Hemp oil is extracted from the stalks, stems, and flowers of industrial hemp. It’s the plant extract that contains the cannabinoid CBD. While CBD is found abundantly in hemp oil, the plant extract also contains small amounts of other potentially beneficial plant elements including vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, and additional cannabinoids.
The Cannabinoids in Full Spectrum Hemp Oil
A cannabinoid is a lipid that functions similarly to a neurotransmitter.1 Full spectrum hemp oil contains numerous plant-sourced cannabinoids shown to interact with key receptors throughout your body. Just a few of the many cannabinoids you will find in full spectrum hemp oil include2:
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most abundant of the cannabinoids found in full-spectrum hemp oil. All other cannabinoids are found in lesser amounts. Of all the cannabinoids found in cannabis, both hemp and marijuana, it’s CBD that has generated the most attention.
CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid)
CBDA is the precursor to CBD. Full spectrum hemp oil often contains CBDA, but most of the CBDA is converted to CBD during the extraction process, decarboxylation, or when hemp is exposed to heat or sunlight.3
Full spectrum CBD contains trace amounts of THC; the cannabinoid that causes marijuana’s intoxicating effect. To be classified as hemp, the extract must contain 0.3 percent THC or less. This is not enough THC to cause intoxication, even if you were to consume large amounts of hemp extract.
Cannabigerol is the non-acidic form of cannabigerolic acid, essentially the parent cannabinoid from which other cannabinoids are formed. While CBG is considered the molecular foundation of both CBD and THC, it appears to have health and wellness potential of its own.4
CBN is a cannabinoid created by the breakdown of THC when exposed to oxygen and UV radiation. While CBN is a byproduct of THC, it does not cause intoxication and has much of the same health and wellness potential as CBD.
The Entourage Effect of Full Spectrum Hemp Oil
While many people are aware of the concept of synergy, far fewer are familiar with the theory of the Entourage Effect. Synergy explains how the active elements in a compound combine to create a greater effect than each element has on its own. In mathematical terms, synergy explains how 1+1=3.
The Entourage Effect explains how the inactive components in cannabis combine to create an effect from elements that are individually inactive, enhancing the effects of synergy. It’s because of the Entourage Effect that full spectrum hemp oil is believed more potent than 0% THC (CBD isolate) products.
Vitamins, Minerals, and Essential Fatty Acids
In addition to the combined potential of numerous cannabinoids, many people prefer full spectrum CBD products for their nutritional value. Hemp-derived CBD contains all the plant terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals found in the original plant, including:
Vitamins B and D
Your body uses B vitamins for numerous functions, including the production of neurotransmitters, nerve function, and converting food to energy. Vitamin D is essential for bone health and other important functions.5 Full-spectrum hemp extract is a good source of vitamin D, several B vitamins, and also vitamins A, C, and E.
Like vitamins, minerals are essential to good health. For example, calcium is essential for healthy teeth and bones, iron helps transport oxygen, and zinc helps fortify your immune system.6 Full-spectrum hemp oil contains calcium, iron, and zinc, plus, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus.
Fatty Acids Omega-3 and Omega-6
Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats that your body cannot produce on its own. These essential fatty acids are obtained through your diet. Omega-3s play an important role in cardiovascular health, reducing inflammation, and supporting mental health. Omega-6 fatty acids are primarily used for energy.7
How to Extract Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil
Before the cannabinoid-rich oils from the hemp plant can be used to make full-spectrum tinctures, capsules, edibles, and topical products, the oil must be separated from the plant matter. Since many products made with hemp extract are ingested, it’s crucial that the oil is extracted using a food-safe extraction method. The two methods most-often used include:
CO2 extraction uses carbon dioxide to separate hemp oil from the plant matter through a series of temperature and pressure-controlled chambers. Commonly used for smaller quantities of hemp, CO2 extraction isolates about 90 percent of the available cannabinoids. CBDistillery™ full spectrum hemp oil is CO2 extracted.
Ethanol is the clear, colorless byproduct of plant fermentation commonly used in alcoholic beverages.8 For hemp oil extraction, ethyl alcohol works as a solvent to extract the oil from the plant matter. Ethanol extraction commonly yields a higher volume of full spectrum hemp oil per than CO2 extraction.
Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Products from CBDistillery™
Full spectrum hemp-derived CBD products contain all the additional cannabinoids, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids found naturally in hemp. While CBD is the most abundant of the cannabinoids in full spectrum extract, the trace amounts of additional cannabinoids, plant terpenes, and flavonoids contribute to the Entourage Effect. It’s the Entourage Effect that explains how the additional elements combine to magnify and multiply the effects of the others.
When selecting a full spectrum product, it’s important to know how the cannabinoid-rich oil was extracted. It’s essential that the extraction method produces a safe, potent, quality product. That’s why we rely on CO2 extraction for our full spectrum CBD products.
For full spectrum CBD tinctures, capsules, softgels, vape pens, and topicals, visit CBDistillery™. Our quality products start with non-GMO hemp seeds grown using natural farming methods. To verify the purity, potency, and cannabinoid content of CBDistillery™ products, click on the third-party test results located within our product images or scan the QR code on your product label.
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Vaping was initially introduced as a smoking alternative, a nicotine delivery system that created plumes of smoke-like clouds by heating a solution with a battery-powered heating element. Today, that same delivery system has proven to be the most efficient method of CBD delivery.
When you vape CBD, the cannabinoids often affect you within minutes. Of course, not all vape products are the same. The most effective CBD vapes contain CBD plus the numerous terpenes found naturally in hemp extract. It’s the terpenes in our vape products that makes them special.
What are CBD Terpenes?
CBD terpenes are the aromatic compounds of a plant. The terpenes give each plant their distinctive aroma and flavor. The therapeutic potential of any plant depends on the combination of terpenes it contains. Some terpenes are shown to have a calming effect, while others can increase energy levels and mental clarity. Shown to have a therapeutic effect on the body. If you have experienced the calming effects of lavender or felt energized by peppermint, you have experienced the effects of plant terpenes. Full spectrum CBD contains all the plant terpenes found naturally in hemp that contribute to the Entourage Effect.
The Entourage Effect
Full spectrum CBD contains vitamins, minerals, additional cannabinoids, and plant terpenes. Like cannabinoids, the terpenes in full spectrum CBD have the ability to bind with key receptors to influence vital processes within your body, working synergistically with the cannabinoids and even intensifying their effects due to the entourage effect. The Entourage Effect is the theory used to explain how the many inert elements in cannabis plants combine to magnify and multiply the effects of each component. It’s because of the Entourage Effect that many people believe full spectrum CBD to be the more potent option. The total effects of full-spectrum CBD are greater than the sum of its parts.
The Potential Benefits of Plant Terpenes
The therapeutic potential of any plant depends on the combination of terpenes it contains. Researchers initially believed that the terpenes could promote healing by triggering the emotional centers within our brains. Today, research confirms that terpenes also regulate physical responses and modulate brain activity. Full-spectrum hemp-derived CBD contains up to 200 potentially beneficial plant terpenes, including myrcene, which has a calming effect, and pinene, shown to increase energy and improve concentration.
Why CBDistillery™ Terpene Vapes Are a Top Seller
It’s the terpenes in full spectrum CBD that give the hemp oil extract its distinctive flavor. Terpenes from other plants can enhance the wellness potential and the flavor. The vape liquids in flavorful CBDistillery™ vape pens are formulated with natural plant terpenes. The combination of plant terpenes is just one of the many factors that put CBDistillery™ vape pens ahead of the competition. To fully appreciate the value of our vape products, consider the following:
Delicious Tasting Terpene Flavors
The vape liquids in our CBDistillery™ vape pens are formulated using high-quality hemp extract, TEC Temper oil, and terpene-derived natural flavors. Our full spectrum hemp extract is sourced from non-GMO, U.S.-grown industrial hemp. With so many flavorful options to choose from, many CBD users prefer our CBD vape pens to any other delivery method.
CBDistillery™ vape liquids are created with natural hemp extract, terpenes, natural flavors, and triethyl citrate. Triethyl citrate is a natural stabilizer derived from fermented citric acid often used in the food industry.1 To ensure the quality of our vape products, our vape liquids are blended with TEC Temper oil.
State-of-the-Art Vape Technology
CBDistillery™ vape pens are ready to use right out of the box, no need to charge your battery or fill a tank. Plus, CBDistillery™ vape pens are powered with CCELL technology, a revolutionary wickless heating system. Since the atomizer is wickless, you will never experience the unpleasant experience of inhaling vapor tainted by the flavor of a burnt wick. With CCELL technology, your vape is consistently smooth from the first puff to the last.
Five Top Terpene Flavor Profiles
While many vapers like to sample all their available options and rotate flavors, others prefer to stick with a familiar flavor they thoroughly enjoy. Whether you prefer floral, fruity, or earthy flavors, CBDistillery™ offers a significant number of terpene flavor profiles. Our top five CBD vape flavors include:
#1 – Grand Daddy Purp
Grand Daddy Purp is a flavorful, fragrant blend of grape and berries. With our Disposable 200 mg Grand Daddy Purp vape pen, your vape pen is ready for vaping whenever you are.
#2 – GG#4
Those looking for a strong natural flavor often enjoy our GG#4 200 mg Disposable Vape Pen. This unique flavor profile is often described as an intense, earthy, pine flavor.
If you love the flavor of luscious, ripe grapes, our 200 mg Disposable Grape Vape Pen is destined to please. CCELL technology ensures you’ll enjoy every flavorful cloud.
#5 – Lavender Vanilla
In aromatherapy, lavender terpenes are believed to have a soothing effect.2 Our 200 mg Disposable Lavender Vanilla Vape Pen blends the enticing flavor of lavender with natural vanilla flavor for a smooth, luxurious vaping experience
CBDistillery™ products are derived from industrial hemp. While hemp is a cannabis plant, it is different from marijuana. Full spectrum hemp oil contains 0.3 percent THC or less. That is not enough THC to cause intoxication. Customers looking for a product with 0 % THC should select products made with CBD (cannabidiol) isolate, a product that is 99+% pure CBD.
What Are CBD Terpenes?
CBD terpenes are the aromatic molecules of the plant, the components that give hemp its flavor and aroma. The terpenes in full spectrum hemp-derived CBD work synergistically with the other active plant components.
Can Your Vape Pens be Recharged?
CBDistillery™ vape pens are intended to be used until they are empty, then discarded. They cannot be charged or refilled. If you are interested in a rechargeable battery, consider our economical stylus vape pen and paired with our pre-filled CBD Vape Cartridges.
An Efficient Delivery Method Enhanced by Plant Terpenes
Vaping full spectrum CBD and natural plant terpenes allow you to feel the many potential benefits of CBD within minutes. Edible products can take up to two hours to reach their full effects. You can use CBD vape products on their own, or in combination with CBD tinctures or topicals as needed.
Our CBD vape pens and cartridges contain full spectrum CBD and flavored with natural plant terpenes. We do not use artificial flavoring. Our CBD vape oils are formulated with TEC Temper oil, a natural, organic cutting agent ideal for vape liquids. To view our selection of disposable vape pens and pre-filled cartridges, visit CBDistillery™. We also offer a quality selection of CBD tinctures, capsules, softgels, and CBD pet products. CBDistillery™ is U.S. Hemp Authority™ certified.
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The CBDistillery™ named #2 Best Oil 2018 by “All CBD Oil Benefits”
We are excited to announce that we have been named #2 Best CBD Oil 2018!
We are honored and humbled to be awarded #3 in the world in the “20 Best CBD Oils for 2017” by Rave Reviews. Thank you for including us and congratulations to the other companies recognized!
Rave Reviews explains, they researched the 20 Best CBD Oil Products on the market, so their viewers can make an informed choice when purchasing CBD. The focus was on the 20 companies you’re likely to find when you search for CBD online.
In order to rate the companies from best to worst, Rave Reviews looked at four categories:
Value: how do their prices compare to the average?
Concentration: do they offer a wide variety of potencies, for customers with different kinds of needs?
User Experience: how easy is it to navigate their website and find the information you need? How is their branding? Do they provide helpful educational information for customers who might be new to CBD? Do they offer a risk-free warranty?
Quality: do they test their products to verify their quality and consistency? Do they make these results easily available to consumers?
“With its geometric logo and masculine font, this company’s product line would be right at home in a skate shop. Tinctures all come in 15 milliliter bottles, with CBD content moving from 250 to 500 to 1000 milligrams per bottle.
Prices are quite impressive, ranging from $20 to just $60 for a whole 1000mg of CBD. It’s worth noting that all of their tinctures (as well as nearly every other item on the site) appear to be currently on sale. Unlike most other companies, they also include 3rd party lab results right on their product pages, so you know the quality you’re getting.
While the company’s tinctures contain full spectrum CBD, CBDistillery does offer CBD isolate in powder and crystal form. They also sell products compatible with vape pens, topical creams, capsules, dabbing options, CBD for pets, and hats and shirts.”
User Experience: 2
Rave Meter: 12.25
Thank you, Rave Review for including us and again, congratulations to the other companies recognized.
We recently conducted a survey where we asked CBDistillery™ customers, “what is the primary benefit you received from CBDistillery™ products?” Not to our surprise, we received a variety of answers, no two entirely alike. What immediately sparked my attention, were the comments from customers stating something similar to, “I didn’t get any relief” and “it helped a little but not as much as I’d hoped.” The majority of the feedback we receive from CBDistillery™ customers on a day-to-day basis is how CBD has changed their lives for the better. So why does CBD impact some and not others? Why does cannabis affect people differently?
To get some answers, I took to the Internet and found several studies about why cannabis products affect users differently. Apparently, I am not the first person to ask this question. Even the ‘father of THC,’ Rafael Mechoulam was curious about how this newly discovered molecule would affect different people. Thus, one evening he invited over a few of his friends for some cake, which little did they know, was laced with 10mg of pure THC. A few of his friends felt ‘strange, in a different world,’ while some couldn’t stop talking or giggling. While the scientist now understood the cannabis compound, THC does, in fact, cause different reactions, it wasn’t until years later that we would figure out why. Here is a look as to why all cannabis (marijuana or hemp derived) products affect people differently.
About 20% of the population has good endocannabinoid genetics. These people were born with a genetic mutation that increases the level of endocannabinoids and levels of anandamide (the so-called bliss molecule) naturally occurring in their system. As a whole, the endocannabinoid system is partially responsible for regulating sleep, appetite, mood, motor control, immune function, pleasure, pain, reproduction and fertility, memory and temperature regulation. When someone consumes cannabis, the cannabinoids, like THC and CBD, replace the naturally occurring endocannabinoids in your body. Thus, if you are among the lucky few that have this genetic mutation, you are most likely less inclined to feel the effects of CBD because your body already naturally produces a similar result.
Men vs. Women
Cannabidiol products affect men and women differently. Research shows that estrogen makes females more sensitive to cannabis. That time of the month? Washington State University found that women are impacted more by THC a day or two before ovulation, because of the peak in estrogen levels.1
Biochemistry, the study of chemical substances and vital processes occurring in living organisms is yet another explanation as to why people react differently to CBD products. No two individuals have the exact biochemistry make up, which affects the way substances metabolize throughout our system. The health of one’s endocannabinoid system plays a significant role in this. As previously mentioned, the human body naturally produces endocannabinoids. Things like diet, stress, and overall lifestyle influences endocannabinoid levels. When consuming cannabis products, you are increasing endocannabinoid levels. For individuals who have deprived levels, cannabis consumption will most likely produce a favorable experience, whereas someone with healthy endocannabinoid levels might not “feel” the effects of CBD or other marijuana products.
Someone who is using cannabis products to treat symptoms for a disease or disorder is going to have a very different experience than someone using cannabis recreationally. When someone is fighting off an ailment or illness, that individual’s biochemistry and endocannabinoid levels are altered, thus, potentially producing a different effect than if that person’s endocannabinoid levels were replenished.
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