As CBD (Cannabidiol) becomes more popular as a natural remedy, more people are turning to cannabis for relief. But the presence of even trace amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in many CBD products concerns some users — either because they don't like its effects or worry about failing a drug test. Below you'll find our favorite THC-free oils along with a quick brand review to help you learn more about who you're buying from.
To make your selection process easier, we vetted more than 100 brands to build our list. Each oil in this article has been tested by a third-party lab with publicly available test results.
Our Top THC-Free CBD Oils
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- CBDistillery - Best Value
- Joy Organics - Best Organic
- cbdMD - Strongest Oil
- Medterra - Easiest to Use
- Naternal - Best for Beginners
- Green Roads - Largest Selection
How Did We Evaluate THC-Free CBD Oil?
To create our list of the best THC-free CBD oils, we used the same six criteria to evaluate each brand and product:
- Value — how is their oil priced compared to other brands?
- Strength — how many milligrams of broad spectrum CBD does it contain?
- Source — where and how is the company's hemp grown?
- Flavor — does the oil come in any flavors, and is it flavored?
- Transparency — does the oil have third-party lab test results and information about the extraction process available?
- Customer experience — what do customer reviews say about the oil?
Using these six criteria, we chose the THC-free CBD oils that we recommend. Find out more about each one below.
CBDistillery offers both full spectrum CBD oils as well as several THC free options, in addition to having some of the most affordable prices of any brand within the CBD industry.
Strength: 250mg, 500mg, 1000mg, 2500mg, and 5000mg per 30mL bottle
Additional THC-free products: CBD softgels and topical patches
Why buy: This broad spectrum CBD oil is non-GMO, third-party lab tested, U.S. Hemp Authority Certified, and comes with a 60-day money back guarantee.
Joy Organics has multiple flavors of broad spectrum CBD oil including Orange Bliss, Summer Lemon, Tranquil Mint, and Unflavored. They also offer a 30-day money back guarantee.
Strength: 450mg, 900mg, 1350mg per 30mL bottle
Additional THC-free products: CBD gummies, softgels, salves, creams, bath bombs, and dog chews
Why buy: Their oils are third-party lab tested, USDA organic, vegan, non-GMO, cruelty-free, and feature an organic olive oil base.
cbdMD offers a wide-range of THC-free oils and products. In fact, they offer tinctures that range from 300mg per 30mL bottle all the way up to 7500mg per 30mL bottle.
Strength: 300mg, 750mg, 1500mg, 3000mg, 5000mg, 7500mg per 30mL bottle
Additional THC-free products: CBD gummies, topicals, capsules, bath products, and pet chews
Why buy: With so many different concentrations, and great-tasting flavors options like Natural, Berry, Orange, and Mint, cbdMD makes it easy to find the right THC-free CBD oil for you.
Medterra guarantees that their products are 100 percent free of THC since they are made with 99.6% CBD isolate suspended in organic MCT oil. These tinctures are also unflavored and perfect for anyone who doesn't want an earthy aftertaste in their hemp oil.
Strength: 500mg, 1000mg, or 3000mg in a 30mL bottle
Additional THC-free products: CBD capsules, topicals, and pet products
Why buy: Medterra's oil is made using a Co2 capture extraction process, is non-GMO, made without pesticides, and is U.S. Hemp Authority Certified.
Naternal is one of our favorite brands. The strong products have a light, clean flavor that is easy to swallow even for people who are new to CBD.
Strength: 600mg, 1200mg, or 2400mg in a 30mL bottle
Additional THC-free products: CBD topicals and pet products
Why buy: Naternal makes a great, reliable product that you can trust. They also make dosing easy with the same size bottle for all of their potencies and a dropper with measurement markers for accurate servings.
Green Roads has high quality hemp extracts and a lot of product diversity, the majority of which contain broad spectrum CBD extract with zero THC.
Strength: 100mg, 250mg, 350mg, or 550mg in a 15mL bottle; 1000mg or 1500mg in 30mL bottle; 3500mg in a 60mL bottle. Two new flavored lines (mint breeze and apple kiwi bliss) are offered in mild (300 mg in 30 mL bottle; 10mg CBD/mL), moderate (750 mg in 30 mL bottle; 25mg/mL), and mighty (1500 mg in 30 mL bottle; 50mg/mL) strengths.
Additional THC-free products: CBD gummies, capsules, topicals, and pet products
Why buy: Green Roads is one of the most trusted names in CBD. Their broad spectrum oils are vegan, gluten-free, and contain no soy, artificial sweeteners, colors, or preservatives.
How to Choose the Best THC-Free CBD Oil
CBD oil is different than marijuana since it's derived from industrial hemp plants, but these products may still contain trace amounts of THC. You won't get high from taking CBD, but even inactive levels of THC are enough to deter some people from giving these wellness supplements a fair shot. However, broad spectrum or CBD isolate options are a way that you can reap the benefits of CBD, without any THC present.
To find the highest quality THC-free CBD products you want to:
- Check test results: Request batch-specific test results to be sure that you're not buying a full spectrum product that contains THC.
- Read online reviews: Make sure the brand that claims to sell THC-free products has never failed independent testing. You also want to read what other consumers have to say. There shouldn't be any doubt that a product contains no THC.
- Contact your favorite brand: If there is a brand you trust and they don't carry THC-free products, reach out and ask them if they will in the future. Many brands are diversifying their product lines to meet consumer demand.
Why choose THC free CBD oil?
When it comes to CBD hemp oil, many people are faced with the fear they may test positive for marijuana if given a drug test. The minuscule levels of THC within a CBD tincture are not enough to produce any psychoactive effects, but it's unclear how it may affect a drug screening that tests for THC.
This can be particularly sensitive in the workplace considering more than half of employers require candidates to pass a pre-employment drug screening. And while it's rather unlikely that a CBD oil would contain enough THC to alter a drug test result, this really depends on what product you are using and how often.
In either case, most people want to avoid the risks altogether, especially if your job depends on it.
This is where THC-free CBD oil comes into play.
These products do not have any detectable levels of THC, which is often removed using distillation processes after the initial extraction. However, there are different purification methods which can produce either a broad spectrum CBD oil or a CBD isolate depending on the remaining cannabinoid content.
Understanding the Difference Between Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Isolate CBD
There are plenty of confusing terms when it comes to purchasing CBD oils, and it's important to know the right terminology when searching for the best product for you.
Full Spectrum CBD Oil
This type of CBD oil tincture contains a full range of beneficial plant extracts, which work together through the entourage effect to produce lasting results when interacting with the endocannabinoid system. These products contain no more than 0.3 percent THC, but for those looking to avoid THC entirely, full spectrum CBD tinctures may not be the best option.
Broad Spectrum CBD Oil
Similar to full spectrum, broad spectrum CBD products contain a wide range of valuable cannabinoids and terpenes in addition to the CBD concentration. The difference between the two refers to the presence of THC, which has been carefully removed to elicit maximum benefit with minimal risk.
Any product described as isolated CBD is not only free of any trace amounts of THC, but it also features no other cannabinoids or terpenes that come from hemp plants. Instead, CBD is the only cannabis derived compound within the product, and it works alone on the endocannabinoid system.
How to Avoid a Failed Drug Test
While it is highly unlikely that CBD products would cause you to fail a drug screening, it's always best to stay on the safe side. Using THC-free CBD oil is a great place to start, but it's necessary for you to do your own research as well.
If you know you're going to take a drug test, check the testing standards of the facility to find out what cannabinoids they test for. Most drug tests check only for THC, but some may search for various other cannabinoids and could trigger a positive result regardless of what kind of CBD oil product you use.
It's also important to note that while THC-free CBD products are generally safe to use and shouldn't affect a drug test result, these CBD oils have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration (FDA), and you should check with your doctor before trying CBD if you have a pre-existing medical condition or take any prescription medications.
Melena Gurganus is the Reviews Editor at EcoWatch. She is passionate health and wellness and her writing aims to help others find products they can trust. Her work has been featured in publications such as Health, Shape, Huffington Post, Cannabis Business Times, and Bustle.
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