Organic Labeling – It can drive you crazyJanuary 21, 2020
Looking at a label and making a decision on which product to buy can be daunting. For now, there are few labeling requirements and it’s difficult to compare apples to apples. I thought the following overview might help.
Hemp Seed Oil vs Hemp Floral Oil – First thing to know is that there are two kinds of hemp oil.
Hemp Seed Oil is derived from pressed seeds and contains no CBD but is an excellent diet supplement, used for cooking, and used in cosmetics.
Hemp or CBD Oil is made by extracting the CBD from plants, this oil will contain the cannabidiols that many find beneficial to their health. Generally, if its CBD oil it will be labeled as containing CBD or Cannabidiol.
Extract vs CBD – Next know what you’re getting.
Extract is the raw material that is extracted from the plan, it contains high levels of CBD along with some plant material. If a label says 1000mg of extract you are actually getting about 70%-80% of that as CBD. So 1000mg of extract is somewhere around 700mg-800mg of CBD
If labeled as “CBD 1000mg” you are getting a full 1000mg CBD in the bottle.
Organic vs USDA 100% Organic – Organically grown has little meaning compared to a product that meets the rigors of a USDA certification standard. For more information on this see our post on
Full spectrum vs Isolate – Basically it’s a decision of just the CBD or the full range of cannabidiols.
Isolates contain only isolated Cannabidiol molecules of the cannabis plant like CBD so no other cannabinoids, terpenes, or flavonoids are present.
Full Spectrum CBD is extracted in such a way the full entourage of beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes, or flavonoids are pressent. Many feel that it’s the full complement of compounds that deliver the health benefits.
Dosage – Most labels will give you the milligrams per dose. For example, a 30ml bottle will have 30 doses and if it contains 1000mg in the bottle that would be 30.3mg per dose which is a typical dose. Remember CBD like many drugs dose varies with body weight so the dose for a heavy-set individual may be greater than that of a slender individual to achieve the same effect.
Hopefully these tips will help you make a better decision on your next CBD purchase.