Let’s face it. CBD oil is a booming industry that’s showing no signs of slowing down. But as more and more manufacturers join in on producing CBD oil products, it can be harder to tell the exact CBD strength of each product. Label placements change, ingredients aren’t listed uniformly, and even just determining the strength of the CBD product can be complicated.

Luckily, there are a few tell-tale methods of determining the strength of a CBD oil, so that you can confidently purchase a premium product every time.


Find the Proof

If a CBD brand produces high-quality CBD oil products, they’ll be more than happy to have their products third-party tested and verified. After all, they’ve got nothing to hide. Trustworthy CBD manufacturers will often provide a Certificate of Analysis to verify the quality of their CBD products. These documents, often referred to as a CoA, directly detail the amount and type of cannabinoids in the tested product.

As a greater number of cannabinoids signals a higher potency, a CoA can easily tell consumers how strong their CBD oil truly is. It also can tell you the concentration of another highly important component, THC. However, knowing the amount of this component is important because, in many countries, it must be avoided completely.

In order to legally sell and consume CBD in many countries, the amount of trace THC needs to be below 0.2%. A product with more THC than that might be classified as a narcotic, and therefore, be illegal. This is precisely why it is crucial to purchase CBD products from CBD companies you can trust.

CBD Strength Varies by Type

Aside from getting a certificate, knowing the extract type of a certain CBD oil can be a huge indicator of strength. For example, CBD isolate is pure and highly concentrated in CBD. It is produced from hemp biomass extract, and then additionally processed and refined. Typically, CBD isolate contains over 98% of pure CBD, whereas other types of CBD oil can be infused with a variety of other phytocannabinoids.

Isolate is beneficial because as it contains smaller amounts of non-CBD compounds, it can occasionally pass regulations easier. On the other hand, full-spectrum CBD does not have the same level of purity as CBD isolate products. Full-spectrum CBD products often contain a wide range of phytocannabinoids, such as CBN, CBG, and CBDV, to name a few.

All of these other compounds can reduce the purity of CBD, but generally have a greater potency. A CoA completed for a full-spectrum CBD will list all of these other compounds as well, so that way the consumer can be made fully aware of everything in the CBD product. If selecting a full-spectrum CBD product, check this list carefully for traces of THC, which can potentially cause legal issues. 

Clear Labels Listing CBD Strength

Clear labels can make all of the difference. After all, just like providing a CoA, a trustworthy company with no reason to hide will happily display product information in a clear, easy-to-comprehend manner. Some CBD manufacturers will list CBD strength in mg, while others prefer listing it as a percentage. 

The two methods of measurement display the same information; however, comparing the two can be tricky if you don’t know what to look for. For example, a CBD strength listed as 3% can be displayed as 300 mg in a 10 ml bottle, or 1000 mg in a 30 ml bottle.

While 1000 mg might look like a stronger CBD compared to 300 mg, the ratio of CBD to other materials is actually the same. When looking for CBD products for yourself and evaluating strength, be sure to keep this in mind. 


Selecting a highly-effective CBD is simple—as long as you follow these easy steps and carefully check product information. One of the most important things when buying CBD is purchasing from a certified company you can trust.

At Qanoid, our products undergo strict third-party testing in order to verify their strength, quality, and compounds. Browse our online store to select from our wide range of premium CBD products!


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