How Much Does CBD Oil Cost?

Once you have decided to try CBD oil, the first thing that is likely to come to your mind is how much does it really costs. While the most common answer you will get is ‘it depends’, let’s try to unwrap this question and see what does it really depend upon.

The prices for the same grade of the product may vary greatly from one store and brand to another. That’s why a doing a bit of online research take you a long way.


The hemp used to manufacture the CBD oil

CBD or cannabidiol is a compound derived from a hemp plant. By design, hemp plant is a bio-accumulator. That means that it absorbs substances from the air, soil, and water around it. Therefore, any herbicides, heavy metals, fertilizers and other additions to the soil are likely to make their way to the end products made from such hemp.

Nowadays farmers have a vast choice of options how they can grow their plans and unfortunately not all farms are run with end users health at the top of their agenda.  While herbicides used to kill weeds and pesticides applied to keep insects away make growing hemp more hassle-free and reduce the overall cost, such chemicals can easily pollute the soil. Furthermore, non-natural fertilizers and anti-fungi solutions also leave their chemical traces. To avoid unknowingly pumping this poison into your body you might want to consider looking for products made from organically grown hemp. To do that chose certified and lab tested CBD products which can prove the origin of their hemp. It will probably cost a bit more, but the benefits speak for themselves.


Levels of THC

Tetrahydrocannabinol is the cannabinol that is the psychoactive component of cannabis. It is the part of the plant that is regarded as mind-altering. The hemp plant contains some THC even though it is different from the cannabis plant. Using a CBD oil that contains too much THC has implications you may not want to deal with.

It could show up in a drug test at your place of work. This has ramifications for your continued employment. The same could apply for a drug test if the police pull you over while driving. Being charged with and convicted of a DUI (driving under the influence) leaves you with a criminal record.

The fact that THC is mind-altering means that it may affect your decision-making. If you operate heavy machinery at work, it could cause a danger to you and others.

Research the number of THC suppliers state their products contain.  It should be less than 0.03% to not show up in a drug test and alleviate fears of mind-altering effects.

The amount of THC in the CBD oil can affect the price.


Concentration of CBD

Unscrupulous suppliers of CBD oil may dilute the concentration of their products just to cut down on the costs of making them. Unfortunately, this makes the product a lot less effective. Therefore, it’s imperative to know what the concentration of CBD is in the oil you’re planning to purchase. You don’t want to spend a fortune on an oil that has so little CBD in it that it can’t deliver on your expectations. The concentrations of CBD will vary from supplier to supplier.

On average, concentration is between 250mg and 1,000mg per ounce. If you buy 4oz. of CBD oil with a 250mg concentration per ounce, you’ll be getting an effective 62.5mg per ounce. That’s not going to have the desired effect.

If your supplier lists only the concentration in milligrams per ounce, you can work out how much you’re going to be getting. If you buy a 4oz. bottle of CBD oil where there is 1,500mg per ounce of CBD, your concentration is 375mg per ounce. How do you work it out? Take the CBD level in milligrams. Divide it by how much you’re buying in ounces. The answer is your concentration level.

The higher the concentration of CBD, the more it’s going to cost. Sometimes, even the same types of products would contain varying concentrations of CBD. Generally, CBD oils have concentration ranges from 100mg to 2500mg. But some non-liquid products may contain a higher concentration of this component.

Also, the type of extract has an effect on the price of the product. Those which contain full-spectrum extracts, meaning they contain various turpentines and cannabinoids, are usually more expensive than the products which only contain isolate extracts of CBD.

It’s important to note that although synthetic CBD is a lot easier to extract, it may cause some serious side effects when consumed. Therefore, it’s always a better idea to choose high-quality products. Even if you have to spend a few more bucks on them, they’ll prove to be the safer choice.


 Methods used for CBD extraction

Once the hemp has been harvested from the plant, the CBD oil is extracted. There are different methods of extraction. The one your supplier uses may affect the price.

The cheapest way of doing it is using solvents and chemicals to get the job done. This will leave a residue in the CBD which may be harmful. These include butane, propane, and ethanol.

The best way to extract the CBD from the hemp is to use CO2 extraction. Pressurized carbon dioxide (CO2) is used in cold temperatures extracts the maximum CBD without adding any contaminants to it. When the process is finished, the CO2 is no longer pressurized. It evaporates and leaves no residue. This more natural approach is going to be more beneficial to you.

CO2 extraction requires equipment and is more intricate than the other method. That means there will be a higher price attached to it.


The reliability of the supplier

A supplier you find on the internet may be a charlatan. They promise the world, take your money, and deliver an inferior product. Or they don’t deliver it at all. Before selecting a supplier, make sure they list a telephone number. Contact them in advance to make sure the number exists and that they are who they say they are.

Look for feedback from other customers on the website. Companies with something to hide may not allow for feedback. A company that has a more transparent approach will incorporate feedback ratings and comments. The best companies offer quality service. They may sell high-quality products at a higher cost as they need the additional expenses to maintain a good team which to produce superior products.

So, the short answer to the question posed about the price of CBD oil is that it can cost anywhere from $30 to $100 or more. It depends what you buy and who you buy it from. The above factors indicate that cheap and cheerful is not always the approach to take. If you want the maximum benefit from your CBD oil, include these factors in your research. Then you can get value for money and a chance to have the oil work for you.


Final words

As you can see, there are many factors which determine the price of CBD. Generally, manufacturers set the prices of CBD by USD per mg of the compound. This is the best metric to use for comparison. But you should also think about the CBD origins as well as the type of CBD used in the product. All these factors will give you a better idea of how much CBD oil costs.

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