What To Focus On When Reading CBD Oil Labels

CBD oils are often packaged in bottles with a lot of detail on the label. This is a good thing. Customers want to know and deserve to know a lot about the CBD products they are buying and ingesting. But as you read these detailed labels, what things should you focus on? Here are a few suggestions.

Amount of CBD in the Bottle  

Especially if you are new to CBD products, you may be unfamiliar with the way they are labeled in terms of the CBD they contain. Most products are prominently labeled with the amount of CBD in the entire bottle. So, if a particular bottle of CBD oil says "1000 mg" on the front, you can assume that's the amount of CBD in the entire bottle. If you have two 1-ounce bottles in front of you and one contains 1000 mg while another contains 2000 mg CBD, the one with 2000 mg CBD is twice as strong.

Lab Testing 

Most CBD companies won't print their lab testing results on their CBD oil bottles since there's not enough space. But they will generally note whether the CBD oil has been lab-tested. They'll often include a QR code you can scan to see the lab results. Look for this even if you don't plan on analyzing the lab testing results in detail. The fact that the CBD company has its products lab tested shows that they care about its purity and potency.

Cannabinoid Content

Obviously, the oil you're looking at contains CBD, but it may also contain other cannabinoids. This is common in full-spectrum CBD oils, which contain whatever cannabinoids the hemp they are derived from happened to contain. Some CBD oils may state that they also contain CBN. This is a relaxing cannabinoid that's good for nighttime use. Others may contain CBG, which is a more energizing cannabinoid you'd want to use in the daytime. If you don't want any other cannabinoids in your CBD oil, then look for an oil labeled "pure CBD oil" or "made with CBD isolate." These products are made with pure CBD rather than whole hemp oil.

If you concentrate on the information above when reading CBD oil labels, then you'll be discerning the most important, meaningful information. You may find that more than one oil meets your needs, in which case you can try them both and see which one you like best.