Is All CBD the Same?

In short, no, all CBD is not the same. In fact, there are key differences between products, brands, and delivery systems that will impact your overall CBD experience. But what different elements matter and how are you sure to purchase the right CBD for you? 

Here we’ll take a look at some essential CBD components that can help you identify the right product for you and ensure you’re purchasing only quality.

Certificates of Analysis

Processing, harvesting, and ingredient regulations are not yet stringent on CBD and other cannabis products; Because of this, it’s essential to remain vigilant regarding what you’re purchasing when you purchase a CBD product. One of the things you can look for to help you identify quality and ingredients is the Certificate of Analysis label (COA).

A COA will be placed on the outside of a CBD bottle to give you information on the following components:

  • Solvents used
  • Testing that was performed for things like pesticides and heavy metals
  • Potency
  • Any microbial analysis that was completed

While CBD is a naturally derived product, it does have the ability to absorb toxins from the soil during growth and can pick up additives you don’t want in your system during processing; for these reasons, it’s a good idea not to purchase any CBD product that doesn’t have a COA on the bottle or package.

All Oily products proudly display a COA - so you know you’re getting quality with every purchase.

Pure, Broad-Spectrum, Full-Spectrum

When selecting your CBD product, you'll have to decide between the 3 main types of derivatives: pure, broad-spectrum, and full-spectrum. When considering purchasing or using CBD, it's important to understand the differences between them.

  • Pure CBD - This type of CBD will have no THC.
  • Full-Spectrum CBD - In this type, you'll find all plant components such as CBD, flavonoids, CBG, CBM, terpenes, fatty acids, and <.3% THC. This type is known to be very balanced.
  • Broad-Spectrum CBD - This type will have all plant components, but no THC.

Hemp Seed Oil vs. CBD

Hemp seed oil and CBD are two often confused but very different things, and it’s important to understand the differences:

  • CBD oil is derived from flowers, leaves, and stalks of the hemp plant; this is because these are the only parts of the hemp plant that contain cannabidiol. 
  • Hemp does not contain cannabidiol and is derived from the seeds of the hemp plant.

Unfortunately, many manufacturers don’t clearly indicate on their product whether it is hemp seed oil or CBD, so it’s important to look on the package for the ingredient “cannabidiol” or CBD. Alternatively, when you see  “hemp oil” or “cannabis seed oil,” it means you’re dealing with a hemp seed oil product. Both products have important, but different, health benefits so you’ll want to be sure not to mix them up.

CBD Dosage

Everyone processes and reacts differently to CBD, just as different medical conditions you seek to treat may take varying dosage amounts before you see results. It’s recommended that when you begin taking CBD, you start with a single dose and then make increases or decreases if needed from that point.

While there is no standard or officially recommended dosage for taking CBD, there are patterns of use emerging that can be noted:

  • Users with panic disorders or anxiety have been known to take 10-50 mg of CBD oil. Amounts will be increased or decreased based upon severity.
  • Those with depression sometimes take 20 mg for mild cases, or 50 mg and higher for more severe depression.
  • Pain and inflammation sufferers sometimes treat with 20mg for mild to moderate conditions, or 50-100 mg for those with more severe pain or inflammation.

Because CBD can be sold with different milligrams per serving, it’s essential to pay attention so that you can properly coordinate the serving size with how much you intend to consume with each dose.

Always consult with your doctor to make sure any CBD usage won’t interact negatively with your current medical conditions or medication you may be taking.

Delivery Method

There are different ways to take CBD, and while they’re each good in their ways, they all absorb into your body in different ways; this can affect how you’re treating your condition. Here are some fundamental differences you’ll want to consider when selecting your product:

Edibles- CBD that’s dosed via edibles like gummies tend to be long-lasting. Many users prefer this method for taste and convenience, as well.

Capsules- Taking the CBD capsule form is known to have a longer lasting effect and be convenient for users to take.

Tinctures- Tinctures are the liquid form of CBD. You can place drops beneath your tongue, in your morning coffee, or cooked into food. This form is moldable to preference, and many users report feeling effects within 15 minutes.

Topical- This form of CBD is applied to the skin and can be useful for arthritis, pain from an injury, and for use in certain skin conditions.

Whatever your preferred delivery method is, you can find it here at Oily.Com!

Remember to always consult with your doctor when you are considering adding anything into your medical regiment or treatment.