Best CBD Oil ⇒ Test & Winner (12/2020)

It is extremely difficult for consumers to judge which CBD oils are really good: With so many suppliers, it is a search for the needle in the haystack. What criteria should be used to make your choice? Anyone who has studied cannabidiol and its many positive properties in more detail will want to know how the best CBD oil with a high quality differs from a low quality CBD oil. We have compared and determined our current test winners.

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4,8/5 Sterne auf Cannatrust

  • Gehalt: 1.000 mg / 10 ml
  • Basis: Bio Hanföl
  • THC: < 0,01 %
  • Menge: 3 + 1 gratis 
  • Preis: 41,21 € pro Stück
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  • Gehalt: 1.000 mg / 10 ml
  • Basis:  Vollspektrumöl
  • THC: < 0,2%
  • Menge: 3 + 1 gratis
  • Preis: 37,46 € pro Stück
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  • Gehalt: 1.000 mg / 10 ml
  • Basis: Bio MCT Öl
  • THC: frei
  • Menge: 2 + 1 gratis
  • Preis: 36,66 € pro Stück
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  • Gehalt: 1.000 mg / 10 ml
  • Basis: GMP MCT Öl
  • THC: < 0,02 %
  • Menge: 2 + 1 gratis
  • Preis: 39,67 € pro Stück

CBD Oil Properties

The search for a high quality cannabidiol oil can be quite difficult given the abundance of the market. With the current hype surrounding legal cannabis items, such as CBD oil, it is especially important to distinguish a good product from a bad one. But how can the wheat be separated from the chaff? What makes an excellent CBD oil? Potential users can use the following aspects as a guide:

  • The certified organic cultivation ensures that the cannabis plants get plenty of light, pesticides and herbicides are not used.

  • European certified rearing avoids residues in the soil, such as heavy metals.

  • Good full spectrum CBD oils contain besides CBD further valuable cannabinoids & terpenes and a high content of unsaturated fatty acids.

  • The THC content is required by law and must be below the 0.2% limit. Very good CBD oils reach a much lower value, which can hardly be detected.

  • CO2 extraction is considered by many companies to be the best extraction method for the production of CBD oil, and it is also said to be the most gentle method. Pressure and temperature are used in the process. This method ensures that the cannbidiol as well as other valuable cannbinoids, terpenes and secondary plant active substances are dissolved from the hemp and are preserved.

  • In addition to pharmacies, online shops are an important source of supply for CBD oil. Serious traders disclose all information in their imprint in accordance with § 5 Telemediengesetz (TMG ) and are at best registered with buyer protection programmes.

  • A good producer or trader makes transparent statements about the entire production chain and, if necessary, proves this by means of appropriate certificates.

  • The CBD oil production, starting with the organic cultivation of hemp and ending with the CO2 extraction of the full spectrum oil is expensive, therefore a high quality end product cannot be cheap. Also the shipping costs have to be considered, many good online shops even send free of charge.

  • CBDs are attributed pharmacological properties, but are considered to be food supplements (NEM). In this case, the EU stipulates that health-related advertising claims about a medical effect (health claim) are not permitted. If a manufacturer nevertheless advertises it, this is not serious.

CBD oil experience

The search for a high quality CBD oil can prove to be quite difficult given the abundance of the market. With the current hype surrounding legal cannabis items, such as CBD oils, the distinction between a good and a bad product is especially important. But how can the wheat be separated from the chaff? What makes an excellent CBD oil? The following aspects can help potential users of CBD oil to do so.

Why experience with CBD oil has not been assessed

The same applies to users’ experience reports, which can be found, for example, on manufacturers’ websites, on rating portals such as Cannatrust or on the websites of buyer protection programmes such as Trustpilot. To get an overview of different experiences with CBD oils, we analysed 423 customer opinions on CannaTrust. 98.4 % of the customers rated their product with at least 4 out of 5 stars, while 87.5 % awarded full 5 stars. The few customers who were not fully satisfied with their CBD oil complained about the price (21.4 %), the often very unpleasant taste (25 %) and the missing expected effect (28.6 %). The following 3 main reasons were given as reasons for buying CBD oils: Sleep disturbances (28 %), general pain (25 %) and problems in relaxing (10 %).

However, these CBD oil experiences had no influence on our test winners and test results, as experience reports reflect an individual feeling. It was our claim to orientate ourselves exclusively on the pure facts of the manufacturers. Some experiences show that CBD oil has finally made it possible to live a pain-free life again, while other users report that they have not felt or noticed any effects.

Sources: ¹https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29325791; ²https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2828614/; ³https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6326553/

Can the CBD oil effect be compared in one test?

Anyone who wants to try a cannabidiol (CBD) oil is understandably looking for evidence of the CBD oil effect. Every potential user wants to know the consequences of taking a yet unknown product. An intoxicating state is not to be expected, because cannabidiol (CBD), unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), does not cause any psychoactive effects. If the manufacturing process is clean, contamination with THC-containing components of hemp can be excluded.

In our CBD oil test it was important to us to compare the manufacturers purely on the basis of specific data. We do not make any statements as to whether or which possible effects users could expect, because the concrete effect CBD oil will have on the individual cannot be predicted on the one hand, and is very subjective on the other: every person brings different physical characteristics and prerequisites with them and therefore reacts differently. Furthermore, the CBD oil dosage has a significant influence on the effect and has to be determined individually.

Good to know

Some of the known characteristics of the CBD are considered pharmacological properties, e.g. it has been shown in studies to be pain-relieving¹, anti-inflammatory², anxiety-relieving and calming³. Nevertheless, CBD is not classified as a drug, but as a food supplement (NEM). However, if a manufacturer or distributor advertises a promise of efficacy, he is liable to prosecution. Health claims may not be made in connection with food supplements: These are EU-approved claims for food products that are supposed to have a positive effect on health.

CBD Oil 10% test winner & comparison

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CBD VITAL
Exzellent(1,0)
  • Naturextrakt Premium CBD Öl 10%
  • 39,94 € (im Sparangebot)
  • 3 zum Preis von 2
  • 3,94 € (100 mg)
  • Vollspektrum-Öl mit CBD, CBG
    & Spuren anderer Cannabinoide
  • versandkostenfrei (DE,AT,CH, andere)
  • 2-4 Werktage
HEMPAMED
Exzellent(1,0)
  • Premium CBD Öl 10% 10ml
  • 41,21 € (im Sparangebot)
  • 4 zum Preis von 3
  • 4,12 € (100mg)
  • Vollspektrum-Öl mit CBD, CBDA
    & Spuren anderer Cannabinoide
  • versandkostenfrei (DE)
  • 2-4 Werktage

CBD oil 5% test winner & comparison

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HEMPAMED
Exzellent(1,0)
  • Premium CBD Öl 5% 10ml
  • 18,71 € (im Sparangebot)
  • 4 zum Preis von 3
  • 1,87 € / 100mg
  • Vollspektrum-Öl mit CBD, CBDA
    & Spuren anderer Cannabinoide
  • versandkostenfrei (DE)
  • 2-4 Werktage
NORDIC OIL
Exzellent(1,0)
  • CBD Öl (5%/500mg)
  • 26,00 € (im Sparangebot)
  • 3 zum Preis von 2
  • 2,60 € / 100mg
  • Vollspektrum-Öl mit CBD, CBG
    & Spuren anderer Cannabinoide
  • 4,95 € (ab 29,99€ kostenlos)
  • 1-3 Werktage

CBD Oil Supplier Test

CBD Vital

CBD Vital is based in Austria and distributes several CBD articles from there. The product range includes CBD oils in various potencies. CBD Vital also offers other CBD products such as capsules, hemp leaves or hemp seeds and even CBD extracts for animals.

Go to CBD Vital*

Hempamed

The company currently offers CBD oils in various flavours and low and higher concentrations. The offer currently also includes softgel capsules. Hempamed always holds special offers with special prices for customers.

Go to Hempamed*

Nordic Oil

The company sells high quality CBD products, ranging from CBD oils of various concentrations, capsules, pastes and crystals to e-liquids, creams, special products for animals and cosmetics. Nordic Oil regularly offers its CBD articles at special conditions.

CBD oil test criteria

All facts and figures included in the comparison are taken from the information provided by the manufacturers on their websites or have been requested from customer service. This is to ensure our neutrality and objectivity. We have compiled the individual test results of our CBD oil test in a comprehensive overview of our test criteria. All products that we have compared with each other are listed with all results that we have either researched on the basis of the information on the respective website or from the answers given by customer service. However, no statements about smell, taste, colour, consistency or other subjective factors of the individual cannabis products were made in this CBD Oil Test. In our tables of CBD Oil Test Winners of CBD Oils only a selection of all our test criteria is shown. A complete overview of all categories can be found in the overview of our test criteria.

CBD Oil Stiftung Warentest & others

It is difficult to find neutral examinations and real tests from renowned testing institutions in the German-speaking world, as there are practically no such assessments available. Some online shops make comparisons themselves and carry out rankings. The provider vergleich.org also offers a corresponding product comparison of CBD oils according to certain criteria. The following overview offers further results:

Stiftung Warentest is known to many people as an independent institution that subjects many everyday products and services to closer scrutiny. In March 2019, the well-known institute analysed special vitamins and dietary supplements for vegetarians and vegans and in June 2019 for pregnant women. Among the tested preparations, also called supplements, however, there were neither CBD oils, nor CBD capsules or CBD extracts. Also until the December 2019 issue no CBD oil test was found.

In August 2019, however, Stiftung Warentest reported that some food products containing hemp available in Germany sometimes contain more THC than the German legislator normally allows. It refers to current test results of the Chemischen- und Veterinäruntersuchungsamt (CVUA) Karlsruhe of 9 August 2019, which examined 49 samples on behalf of the food monitoring authorities of Baden-Württemberg.

At present, an apparently new product is being intensively advertised and is only available in pharmacies, but is freely available without a prescription: we are talking about RubaXX®. Why have we not included this product in our test?

RubaXX® cannabis is declared as cannabis oil or cannabis seed oil. Hemp seeds from the EU-approved cannabis do not contain any THC by nature and therefore do not have an intoxicating effect. Contamination with THC could theoretically be caused by contact with other plant components in the production process or by the use of other hemp varieties. This could be proven by a laboratory analysis.

RubaXX® is cannabis seed oil, also known as hemp seed oil, which is exclusively extracted from the seeds of the (useful) hemp plant. It is therefore a foodstuff – a vegetable oil and NO CBD oil, which is why it does not meet our test criteria!
Hemp oil belongs to the edible oils with a very high content of healthy unsaturated fatty acids, linoleic acid, α-linolenic acid as well as gamma-linolenic acid. The oil also contains vitamins of the B group and important minerals. It is therefore undeniable that hemp oil is a healthy food, e.g. for the preparation of salads. However, the vegetable oil is not enriched with cannabinoids in the same quantities as CBD oil and is therefore not suitable for our test.

The price of RubaXX® demanded in pharmacies seems horrendous with the above findings. For the 10ml bottle the manufacturer charges just under 40€, in some (online) pharmacies it can also be bought cheaper (from about 30€). At first sight it seems to be as expensive as regular CBD oils. BUT! hempseed oil can be bought in supermarkets, organic food shops or health food shops from about 5€ for 100ml, which is about 0,50€ per 10ml.
Conclusion: RubaXX® as simple hemp oil or hemp seed oil does not fall into the category of CBD oils that come into question for us, where hemp oil is often designated as a carrier oil, but which are considered as food supplements (NEM).

Experienced CBD oil users are probably familiar with ARGE CANNA: The Vienna-based association stands for the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Cannabis as a natural medicine with few side effects and is considered one of the European pioneers in the field of medical cannabis education. According to its own statement, its aim is the “return of cannabis as a medicinal plant and for research in the field of medical use of cannabinoids and cannabis phytopharmaceuticals”. Meanwhile the association offers its own seal of approval.

In February 2018 ARGE CANNA published its own test of more than 30 CBD products, which the association collected in 2017 at the hemp fair or congress Cultiva in Austria and at the fair congress CANNAFEST PRAGUE. According to the association the result was quite satisfactory overall. Out of 17 tested suppliers 9 scored very well at the first go and with all analysed products, 1 supplier achieved a neutral result. 5 of the test candidates offered products of different quality, 2 other companies failed completely with their tested CBD products. The association offered all companies with a negative result to be tested again by ARGE CANNA at their own expense, which some of them took advantage of and thus significantly improved their results.

CBD Oil FAQ – Frequently asked questions

There is no general answer to this question. The quality of a CBD oil depends on many different factors. These include the way the hemp plant is grown, the extraction method and the THC content of the oil. Before buying a CBD oil, it is therefore worthwhile for consumers to compare the products on offer.

Learn more about our CBD Oil winner.

There is no general answer to this question. The quality of a CBD oil depends on many different factors. These include the way the hemp plant is grown, the extraction method and the THC content of the oil. In the CBD oil test of the health insurance company Hempamed’s CBD oil received the best grade of 1.0.

Learn more about our CBD Oil test.

Hemp oil is often equated with CBD oil. However, these are two completely different products. The difference lies first of all in the production method. While CBD oil is produced from the green components of the hemp plant, the production of hemp oil is dedicated to the seeds. Furthermore, the ingredients differ from each other. CBD oils primarily contain the cannabinoid CBD (cannabidiol), which is said to have a relaxing and pain-relieving effect. Hemp oil, on the other hand, has no medicinal properties and is mostly used as an edible oil or food supplement.

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Prices for CBD oil vary depending on the concentration, quantity and quality of the products offered. In principle, however, it is the cost of production that drives up the price of CBD oil. However, these usually also determine the quality of a product. These include, for example, higher costs for organic farming, the extraction method and quality analyses by specialist laboratories. Before buying a CBD oil, it is therefore advisable to compare the products with each other in order to avoid spending money unnecessarily on an inferior product.

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There is no general answer to this question. Depending on the CBD oil, the taste may vary. Moreover, taste is mostly subjective. Depending on the carrier oil, CBD oil is often described as earthy, grassy or nutty. In the meantime, however, there are also various CBD oils that have been enriched with flavours such as vanilla, mint or lemon.

Learn more about our CBD oil Test.

According to experts, CBD is considered to have few side effects. However, here too, undesirable side effects cannot be completely ruled out. Some users report drowsiness, dizziness or a dry mouth feeling. Digestion can also react sensitively to CBD, so there is a risk of diarrhoea. In general, you should discuss the use of CBD with your doctor and listen to the signals your body is giving you.

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Stiftung Warentest is known to many people as an independent institution that subjects everyday products and services to closer scrutiny. So far, however, Stiftung Warentest has not carried out an independent test on CBD oil. In August 2019, it only reported, citing current test results from the Chemischen- und Veterinäruntersuchungsamt Karlsruhe (CVUA), that some foods available in Germany containing hemp sometimes contain more THC than the German legislator normally allows. Consumers should therefore inform themselves before buying a product and compare CBD oils on offer.

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Im Jahr 2002 hat Jennifer Ann Steinort ihre Ausbildung zur staatlich anerkannten Kinderpflegerin abgeschlossen. Darauffolgend hat sie ihr Studium an der Hochschule Niederrhein angetreten. Studienschwerpunkte waren Krankenhausmanagement, Gesundheitsökonomie und Medizincontrolling. Zudem haben die konservative und operative Krankheitslehre sowie Rehabilitation und Psychiatrie eine große Rolle eingenommen. Jennifer Ann Steinort hat den akademischen Grad Dipl.-Ges. oec. (FH) erlangt und arbeitet seit 2012 als Fachjournalistin für Medizin, Gesundheit und Familie.