San Francisco-based Pot d’Huile is beloved by pro-cannabis chefs and home cooks because of its . [+] uncompromising flavor. The company even hosts pop-up dinner collaborations with chefs.
The New York Times may have called cannabis brand, Beboe, the Hermès of cannabis. But Lord Jones’ . [+] packaging is actually reminiscent of an Hermès box.
“CBD is extremely anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective. A normal person may use it to prevent conditions such as arthritis or even topically to prevent acne breakouts,” Dr. Shivani Amin, a physician and cannabis expert who is a member of the AMMPA (American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association), says. “I think CBD shows great promise for the future. It all boils down to educating the public about the correct usage and understanding the plant better.”
And dosing is crucial.
Kiva Confections’ CBD:THC ginger dark chocolate is just the right amount of sweet. And no, you won’t . [+] taste the cannabis (which sometimes leaves a bitter green aftertaste) at all. The flavor is all chocolate.
Staci Gulbin, MS, MEd, RD is a registered dietitian, freelance writer, health editor, and founder of LighttrackNutrition.com. She has been a registered dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration since 2010 and has over a decade of experience in the nutrition and dietetics industry.
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And, like most supplements, CBD is not evaluated or regulated by the FDA for therapeutic use. Be sure to check with your doctor before taking CBD oil to ensure it doesn't interact with any of your medications, other supplements, or health conditions.
What to look for in THC-free CBD oil
When choosing a THC-free CBD oil product, it's important to consider factors such as the type of hemp extract used (specifically, broad-spectrum versus CBD isolate), as well as where the hemp was grown (those grown overseas are not as tightly regulated as in the U.S.). States such as Colorado have especially strong hemp programs that spot-test hemp plants in the field to check THC levels and will investigate the use of any illegal pesticides.
Known for high-quality full spectrum CBD products, Charlotte’s Web now offers a THC-free CBD oil. It’s made with the same proprietary whole plant extraction process, but is processed further to filter out the THC. It provides a broad spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and fatty acids to help promote a sense of calm, manage stress, and reduce inflammation. Packed with 25 milligrams of CBD per serving, this oil also comes in a delicious mint chocolate flavor.
There are three major types of CBD oil: broad-spectrum, full-spectrum, and CBD isolate. Full-spectrum CBD oil contains other compounds from the cannabis plant, such as terpenes, other cannabinoids, and a maximum of 0.3 percent THC. On the other hand, broad-spectrum and CBD isolate are both THC-free CBD oil forms.
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Joy Organics infuses their Broad-Spectrum CBD Oil with mint, orange or lemon-flavor extracts to optimize palatability. They come in three different dosage levels to make it easier for you to get exactly the right amount of CBD in your day.
Broad-spectrum CBD is the happy middle for many customers. It contains all of the cannabinoids found in hemp, with the exception of THC. This may still not be the ideal form if you are tested regularly for THC use, but it is a good option if you want to experience the “entourage effect” of your CBD, without the intoxicating effects. This is also a good space to get into as an entrepreneur, as the barrier to entry is much lower. Below are four rising brands in this space.
Green Roads's broad-spectrum CBD oil comes in varying dose concentrations. They even offer CBD oil packaged per dose, convenient for travel or on-the-go lifestyles.
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Ambary Gardens has been involved in the growing and production process for their CBD products since 2014. They offer varying concentrations of their oils, suspended in either MCT coconut oil or water-soluble ingredients for rapid digestion.
Charlotte’s Web maintains a close eye on standards in every step of the process with their CBD Isolate Oil. They test the soil where their hemp is grown to be sure there are no toxins before the first seed is planted, and they run lab tests all the way through production. Their final product is suspended in coconut oil and contains 20mg of CBD per serving.
If you have spent any amount of time on social media in the past couple of years, you will inevitably have seen someone sharing their latest CBD brand. Even Dan Bilzerian recently unveiled an IPO for his CBD company called Ignite. If you’re a consumer shopping online for CBD oils, or an entrepreneur trying to get in on the action, your head may be spinning with confusion about the industry and competitive landscape. There is a vast array of different brands, and each brand features different forms. This article will help you understand the difference between CBD isolate, broad-spectrum CBD and full-spectrum CBD, and offer some valuable suggestions about where to look for the product that is right for you as a consumer or potential entrant.
Foria is a company geared toward women’s health. Their CBD Basics Tonic is guaranteed to be made with pure extracts from their organically and sustainably grown hemp plants. They suspend the extract in an oil to maximize absorption and boast rave reviews from women all over the country.