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).