May 08, 2018

Having trouble choosing the right hemp oil? Getting started with hemp oil can be a real challenge, with a large range of brands, product types, strengths, infusion methods and online retailers to choose from.

Luckily, once you’re aware of the key factors that go into the right hemp oil, you’ll find it easy to choose the right product for your needs.

From concentration to cost, we’ve listed the factors that you should look for in a hemp oil below, to make buying the right product as easy as possible for you. We’ve also listed the most widely used methods of consuming hemp oil, from pills to tincture to vaporizing and to consuming it via food.

Start by comparing concentrations

Hemp oil, whether sold as oil in capsules or tincture, can come in a range of concentrations. Most hemp oil manufacturers produce a 250mg, 500mg and 1,000mg version of their oil, letting users access several different dosages via the same quantity of oil.

As with most supplements, higher doses of hemp oil have more pronounced and significant effects.

As a first-time hemp oil user, it’s best to start with a low to moderate concentration of hemp oil, such as a 250mg or 500mg tincture or 10mg or 25mg capsules. Over time, you can adjust your dosage of hemp oil as you become more experienced and familiar with its effects.

Choose between an isolate or full spectrum oil

Hemp oil comes in two varieties: isolate, which only contains one isolated compound, and full-spectrum, whole-plant hemp oil, which contains a variety of other active ingredients in addition to the key ingredient.

While an oil made with an isolated compound might seem tempting (after all, it only contains the one compound), data shows that there are numerous benefits to using a full spectrum hemp oil. Several experts note that oil with additional active ingredients has an “entourage effect,” producing improved results.

Essentially, the oil may potentially be more effective when used with other hemp compounds in the form of full spectrum hemp oil. Ultimately, the choice is up to you as a consumer, with each option offering potential benefits.

Pick your dosage form/delivery method

Hemp oil doesn’t just mean oil -- in fact, hemp is available in a variety of different serving sizes forms and delivery methods.

For example, in our online shop, hemp is available in several different concentrations as tincture, in single origin hemp capsules and as hemp salve. All three delivery options contain identical active ingredients but offer different levels of accessibility and convenience.

While Functional Remedies currently does not offer it, you can also purchase hemp oil as a simple oil, letting you inhale it via vaporizer pen.

In the end, a variety of options are available, making it easy to consume and benefit from hemp through the method that best suits your needs.

Calculate your per-dose cost

Finally, when you’re comparing hemp oil products, it’s important to calculate the amount you’ll pay per serving size over the long term.

Because hemp oil comes in a variety of concentrations, you can often save by switching to a more potent oil or tincture. For example, our 500mg hemp tincture offers twice as much per ounce but costs less than twice as much as our less potent 250mg tincture.

This isn’t a major issue if you’re just getting started with hemp products. However, in the long term it’s often worth calculating your average cost per dose and adjusting your buying habits based on value for money.

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Searching for high quality, proven hemp oil products?Our online store features a wide range of full spectrum hemp oil products, ranging from hemp oil tincture to nourishing hemp salve, hemp capsules and more.