Best CBD Oil: Top 3 Brands of 2020

CBD stands for cannabidiol — it’s the active ingredient in the hemp plant. This compound is mainly responsible for the powerful anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-anxiety effects of the herb.

Royal CBD (photo credit: JOHNNY BALDWIN / WEEDNEWS.CO)
Royal CBD
(photo credit: JOHNNY BALDWIN / WEEDNEWS.CO)
While there are many different forms of CBD, oils are the most popular option, by far.
CBD oil is easy to use, is rapidly absorbed, has a long shelf-life, and comes at a relatively low cost.
While it’s hard to dispute the usefulness of CBD oils in general — there are also a lot of really low-quality products being peddled on the internet that simply can’t do what was promised. It’s important you find a CBD oil from a reputable company to avoid wasting your money. 
Here, we’ll discuss our favorite CBD oil offerings and cover how to tell the difference between the best CBD oils and the worst.

1. Royal CBD
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Product Specs
  1. Total CBD — 250 mg – 2500 mg
  2. Available Flavors — Natural, Berry, Mint, Vanilla
  3. Potency — 8.5 – 85 mg/mL
  4. Extract Type — Full-Spectrum
Royal CBD is one of the biggest names in CBD at the moment. The company has been around since the end of 2017 — which makes them older than most of the companies operating in this space. The CBD industry itself is only a couple years old.
Royal CBD was formed in the early days as a result of the founders frustration with the direction the industry was heading.
“There were so many companies pushing CBD oils that promised dramatic results and high CBD concentrations. This simply wasn’t true, and a number of studies that tested the contents of bottles bought off store shelves were proving these claims were a lie.” — says co-founder Justin Hamilton.
After being frustrated at the quality of the oils on the market, and difficulty finding products that could do what people were expecting from them, Hamilton decided to start his own company. He says he started at the very bottom by securing the best American-grown hemp he could find.
“You can’t make high-quality CBD oil if you don’t start with the very best hemp”, claims Hamilton.
The focus on quality has done the company well, and Royal CBD is now a name-brand in the CBD industry, serving thousands of happy customers every month.
Royal CBD offers four main CBD oils, differentiated by the potency of the oil inside:
      250 mg oil (8.3 mg/mL)
      500 mg oil (16.6 mg/mL)
      1000 mg oil (33.3 mg/mL) (Most Popular)
      2500 mg oil (83.3 mg/mL) (Best Value)
You can also find Royal CBD oils in a handful of unique flavors including berry, vanilla, peppermint, and a raw unflavored option. 

Pros

      Excellent cost to potency ratio
      Full-spectrum CBD oils
      Made from organically-grown hemp plants
      Consistent third-party testingCons
      Only available online (not sold in-store)
      Berry flavor has a medicinal taste
Visit Royal CBD and use the code JP10 for 10% off your order.

Cons

      Only available online (not sold in-store)
      Berry flavor has a medicinal taste
Visit Royal CBD and use the code JP10 for 10% off your order.


2. Gold Bee
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Product Specs

  1. Total CBD — 300 mg – 1200 mg
  2. Available Flavors — Unflavored, Honey
  3. Potency — 10 – 40 mg/mL
  4. Extract Type — Full-Spectrum
Gold Bee is a newer CBD company to enter the scene but have already become one of the top-rated CBD oil brands in the industry.
The company began in Delaware at the end of 2018 with the release of three limited CBD oil runs in local Delaware cannabis shops. They’ve been so well-received by their customers, the company made the move to online at the beginning of 2020.
What really makes this company standout from the competition is the method they use to extract CBD from hemp plants (which are sourced from organic Californian hemp farms). Gold Bee uses a slow extraction process that dramatically reduces the exposure of the plants to heat and oxygen — two elemental factors that cause the CBD, terpenes, and various other phytochemicals to break down.
Gold Bee is able to maintain roughly 95% of the natural phytochemical profile of the hemp plants — which is much higher than average. The result is a superior quality extract with a potent flavor and powerful effect profile.
You can taste the difference with this oil. The only catch is that it means the company can only make a limited amount of extract from each batch and are often backlogged in their orders. There are often waiting lists to get Gold Bee CBD oils — but we assure you, it’s well worth the wait.
Gold Bee CBD oils come in three potencies — 300 mg, 600 mg, and 1200 mg — and come in either unflavored or honey-flavor.
Pros
      Made from organically-grown hemp
      Small-batch extraction preserves the natural cannabinoid/terpene profiles of the hemp plant
      Third-party tested for quality control

Cons

      Limited extraction runs mean there could be a waiting list to get a hold of these products
 
JPost readers can receive 10% off their order by entering the code JP10 during checkout.
 
 

3. CBD Pure

Product Specs

  1. Total CBD — 100 mg – 1000 mg
  2. Available Flavors — Unflavored
  3. Potency — 3 – 33.3 mg/mL
  4. Extract Type — Full-Spectrum
CBD Pure is a well-known name in the cannabis space. The company has a very small lineup of products — but all have received overwhelmingly positive reviews from their loyal customer base.
All CBD Pure hemp extracts are made using state of the art supercritical CO2 extraction — which is the gold standard for hemp extraction these days. It involves a process that forced CO2 gas to enter a state where it’s neither a liquid, or a gas — referred to as a supercritical state.
In a supercritical state, CO2 acts like a solvent — stripping the active ingredients away from the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant and leaving behind all the unnecessary fibers, proteins, and cell structures.
As soon as the pressure is released, the CO2 immediately converts back to a gas and evaporates, leaving behind a pure CBD-rich extract.
These oils come in four different potencies — 100 mg, 300 mg, 600 mg, and 1000 mg.
For the best value for your money, we recommend going for the 1000 mg option.
Pros
      Made using supercritical CO2
      Third-party tested for quality assurance
      Simple, but effective full-spectrum extract

Cons

      The highest potency is only 33 mg/mL
 

Summary: Best CBD Oils Brands for 2020

While 2020 isn’t exactly off to a good start as the world is immersed in a pandemic, the CBD industry continues to mature in the background.
For several years as the industry developed, new companies were coming out of the woodwork each claiming their products to be the best on the market — but in reality, most of these oils were subpar quality at best, others were complete scams.
Some of the best players in the undstry have taken measures to self-regulate the hemp industry as a whole — making third-party testing an industry standard, and focusing their efforts on sourcing the best hemp they possibly can.
Some of the best CBD brands we’ve seen to date include Royal CBD, Gold Bee, and CBD Pure. All three take the quality of their products very seriously and integrate in-depth testing as a standard for all their products.
These companies also offer products at reasonable prices instead of marking everything up ten-fold to take advantage of the customers that need them most.
No matter which oil you choose, any of the three companies listed above aren’t likely to disappoint and offer enough variability in their products to provide a combination of flavor and potency for any preference.