Get ready for some in depth details of what the labels mean with our vetted products, such as oil and tinctures, and have a little fun too!
Tinctures and Oils
The first, and most interesting label(s) in my opinion, are the tinctures and or oils, which mainly include CBD, CBG, CBN and Delta 8 THC. They all have one thing in common, they each have cannabinoids that may affect your endocannabinoid system, which is a natural portion of how we may regulate and balance processes in our bodies.
What are the types of oils?
Full Spectrum CBD Oil
The first type of oil you will see is Full Spectrum, and it contains a great amount, or wide spectrum, of cannabinoids, including terpenes that come from hemp seed oil. However, these oils do contain a small amount, below 0.3% of THC.
This Full Spectrum CBD Oil Tincture by Lazarus Naturals is formulated with a powerhouse combination of ingredients. The first component of this tincture is non-GMO hemp. The ingredients are Organic hemp seed oil, organic MCT coconut oil, and full spectrum hemp extract.
The company has its very own farms in central Oregon, so they’re able to monitor the growing and cultivating process. This is a stand-out feature about the product that only a few other CBD companies can claim.
Additionally, this product undergoes thorough testing by an independent, third-party lab. The lab reports show that Lazarus Naturals CBD Tincture is free of pesticides, heavy metals, microbial content, like yeast and molds, and residual solvents.
Broad Spectrum CBD Oil
The next interesting and synergistic oil type is Broad Spectrum CBD Oil, because it captures the plant’s beneficial properties like Terpenes, Cannabinoids, Amino Acids, and Essential Oils. All of these together can be called Broad-Spectrum because it has the potential benefits from the parts of the plant minus the THC!
This cbdMD CBD oil tincture is exactly that and has a lower potency or starting point of 300mg in a 30ml, and it is a Hybrid Broad Spectrum CBD Oil Tincture.
The CBD is sourced from non-GMO hemp plants grown in the USA and is third-party tested for quality.
If you’re looking for a natural-tasting CBD Oil that’s 100% organic, USA-grown, non-GMO, gluten-free and vegan, you’ve come to the right place.
CBD Isolate Oil
The next oil that really fascinates me the most is CBD Isolate in any form, which is the pure extract with 100% of CBD or Cannabidiol. I like it because it is without THC, and I don’t have to worry about quality, or purity. CBD Isolate is free of terpenes, and is further extracted and processed into crystals with no flavor.
I personally don’t react to THC very well and I prefer products without any amount of it. The Infinite CBD Isolate drops with 1000mg of pure Cannabidiol is a great choice for me, because it doesn’t have any THC, and each drop has 2mg, making it potent and easy to measure with 33.3mg per ml of Isolate.
This can be great potency for any type of consumer and has many different application method(s). I use 4 drops at a time, which is the right potency for me, and I started by taking a small dose and then gauging the effects.
Delta 8 THC Oil
The last and ever-growing cannabinoid is Delta 8 THC. It occurs in much smaller concentrations than most other cannabinoids.
3Chi’s Delta 8 THC Tincture has a beginner dose of 600mg of Delta 8 THC, and it includes a well-rounded hemp derived cannabinoid profile that includes CBD and CBN in low amounts, which makes it a broad spectrum extracted oil.
Also, to increase the potency of this product, 3Chi’s tincture includes the terpenes limonene and pinene, for enhancement and flavor.
One dropper holds 1 ml of oil, which equates to 20mg of Delta 8 THC, CBD, CBN, and terpenes. We recommend starting at a low dose and gauge how you feel. MCT oil is also a component, as a soluble compound (cannabinoids & terpenes) by helping them assimilate into the body, so you can reap the benefits of this tincture. In addition, the bottle is opaque, preventing any light from coming through and damaging the volatile properties of hemp.
Finally, the dropper has markers along the side to help you dose properly. Since this is a high-potency formula it’s best to start low and go slow. In other words, take a little at a time and give your body a chance to respond and adapt before upping the dose.
Types of Oils Summary
To sum it up, these oils are Full Spectrum, with high cannabinoids, along with plant derived terpenes with a small amount of 0.3% THC.Then Broad-Spectrum Oil, that captures the beneficial properties like Terpenes, Cannabinoids, Amino Acids, and Essential Oils with zero THC. The next and my favorite is the 100% Pure CBD Isolate Oil, that is purified and extracted without THC.
Delta 8 THC is the last that is both captivating with both different and similar cannabinoid profiles, and these Cannabinoids can work synergistically together, such as a Broad-Spectrum Delta 8 with CBN and CBD.
Contents of the Oil Labels
Okay, now we can get down to the contents on the labels!
First, what do these oils and labels have in common?
They each have a carrier oil, such as Coconut MCT Oil, Hemp Oil, and/or Full Spectrum Hemp Extract.
The most common carrier oil is MCT Oil, a medium-chain fatty acid (MCT), that is derived from Coconut oil. It greatly affects and increases digestion times and may improve bioavailability of hemp’s fat-soluble compounds, which are cannabinoids & terpenes.
This is basically what we want, right?
What is Hemp Oil and or Extract?
How is it used and why?
Hemp oil and or extract have a host of minerals, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and is the basis of all CBD products. It can be beneficial because of its essential polyunsaturated fatty acids, (PUFAs), including omega-3s and omega-6s.
Fatty acids, which we obtain from hemp oil, are vital for the normal operation of all body systems. Hemp oil contains omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in a ratio of 3:1, which is proposed to be the ideal ratio.
Also, CBD hemp extract interacts with the endocannabinoid system to stimulate many functions in the body that help support sleep, digestive health, stress reduction, and overall well being. Basically, CBD hemp may help the systems in your body to work more optimally for overall health and wellness.
What about the actual labels?
When I first looked at the CBD bottles, they were confusing to me, and sometimes still do! What confused me the most was the potency of oil per bottle, because it made me think that each serving was the big number on the front of the label.
As an example, the Standard Potency Lazarus Naturals Full Spectrum CBD Tincture has 600mg of Full Hemp Extract per bottle, so that makes it seem like each serving of oil, per 1ml dropper, has 600mg of CBD, when the actual serving size is 20mg per CBD 1ml, or one dropper.
The details on the bottles
The ingredients are organic hemp seed oil, organic MCT coconut oil, and Full Spectrum hemp extract. Those confused me too, because I didn’t know the difference between the types of CBD, and what I was actually getting in the bottle.
The front of the bottle in small letters often list/indicate what type of and or cannabinoids are in the CBD Oil.
What on earth are these names on top or the middle of the bottle? Oftentimes, such as a label that says “Lazarus Naturals” or “Infinite CBD” are the names of the companies who create each oil.
The numbers in big bold letters are worth the amount of CBD for the entire bottle, and the small numbers are usually the amount of CBD in one dropper, or ml of each serving.
The labels that indicate Full Spectrum Oils and or Tinctures, have 0.3% or less of THC, while Broad Spectrum and Isolate are completely THC free.
To summarize, we thoroughly vet each and every hemp product we carry, including Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, CBD Isolate, and Delta 8 THC Oils and or Tinctures, and each have their differences and common details on the bottles. We hope that the labels are more understandable, and easier to choose what’s best for you.
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