CBD (cannabidiol) has become popular despite the fact that the FDA has stated it cannot legally be sold as a supplement. There is preliminary evidence that it can help reduce seizures, and may help for anxiety and insomnia. It can be hard to pick the best CBD oil because product labels often don't list what they contain and, even then they do, many have been shown to be wrong. To help, we purchased and tested a variety of CBD oils and hemp extracts for people and pets.
Our tests of CBD products revealed that actual doses ranged from just 2.2 mg to 22.3 mg, and that you can't rely on listed amounts of "cannabinoids" to tell you how much CBD is in a product. We also found that the cost to obtain an equivalent amount of CBD (10 mg) ranged over 5-fold
from 80 cents to as much as $4.54. In addition, we checked for contaminants (arsenic, lead, and cadmium) in all products. Products that were the best quality and best value were chosen as our Top Picks
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You'll get all of the following information about CBD liquids and pills in this comprehensive report:
- Which CBD supplements passed or failed testing
- Which CBD supplements offer the best quality and value and are CL's Top Picks
- What CBD can and cannot do for your health
- The important difference between hemp oil and hemp extract
- The dose of CBD for specific uses and how the amounts in products compare to those shown to work in clinical trials
- What to look for on product labels
- Cautions about the safety and potential side effects of CBD