The CBD Oil industry is on fire right now and even someone like me, an avid user, is having trouble keeping up. Everytime I check a CBD online store or do some Googling I’m presented with a range of products that I’ve never seen or heard of before.
The huge influx of different brands makes it hard to separate the good from the bad. How do you know which ones to trust? Is it possible to tell which is going to be right for you? All these thoughts running through your head can make for an incredibly daunting decision.
In order to make your life a little easier today I’m going to break down 2 of the most popular brand available. The first is the one this website is based on, Elixinol, the second is one of the most popular brands around, Charlottes Web. Lets dive into it and explore Elixinol vs Charlottes Web CBD Oil!
A Quick History of Charlottes Web
Charlottes Web CBD Oil is the one that started it all. It’s not an exaggeration to say that this product revolutionized and legitimized an entire industry. Before CW gained any sort of traction I’d wager most people had not even heard of CBD Oil.
The story is enough to bring a tear to even the most hardened persons eye…
Charlotte Figi was just a baby when the seizures started. Her diagnosis was not good and reports say that she was suffering from upwards of 300 seizures a week. Her parents had tried every treatment option they could imagine and, finally, when at their wits end looked to CBD oil to help.
The results were fast and drastic! The seizures all but stopped and enabled Charlotte to live a relatively normal life with minimal symptoms. As I said, brings a tear to the eye doesn’t it?
Elixinol Enters The Game
With the above success clearly evident many new companies entered the fray. One of the biggest ones to emerge is Elixinol. Now, the skeptics among you might consider this nothing more than a cash grab but this couldn’t be further from the truth.
The reality is that most people creating CBD oils believe in this mission. They see the benefits of this plant and its ability to help people and want to see it get into the hand of the right people.
This is not an easy industry to operate in! The regulation is constantly changing, laws are different all over the world. On top of that there is a massive stigma associated with anything to do with marijuana.
Passion will thrive! I do not truly believe that anyone would put up with all that crap if they didn’t believe in the mission, the vision and the ultimate goal of helping kids and adults all over the world.
Whats The Difference Between Elixinol and Charlottes Web
Thank for allowing me that little indulgence. Now I’ll get to the juice of this article and the reason you’ve come here. What is the difference between Elixinol and Charlottes Web?
The first thing to point out is that the ‘active ingredient’ in both product is completely identical. Cannabidiol (or CBD) is a molecule and that doesn’t change across brands and plants. What can differ though is the potency of molecules WITHIN different oil.
You see, hemp plants and marijuana plants are essentially the same thing with different names. They both contain 2 primary molecules called CBD and THC. The former is used in CBD Oil, the latter is the actual compound that ‘gets you high’ so to speak.
Hemp Plants, by which most oil is manufactured, are genetically bred and engineered to have low amounts of THC and high amounts of CBD. This is what makes the so effective in creating the oil. A Marijuana plant has been bred over generations to have a high THC content.
On a personal level I think we’ve overdone it and many plants are just too high in THC. I’ve never found the goal of marijuana to be getting as high as possible. But anyway, some plants can have up to 15% or more potency of THC. This is enough to send some people to another plant!
Now I get to the crux of my point…
Elixinol is produced from industrial hemp using extracts of that plant that will not get you high. Think of this in terms of seeds and stems of the plant and in now way associated with the actual flowering or even marijuana plants.
CW Oil is extracted from a marijuana plant that is low in THC and extremely high in CBD. This makes it the ideal strain for producing the oil. The downside of this is that there’s very little regulation. Potency can vary from plant to plant, grower to grower and state to state making it more difficult to achieve consistent levels.
Which One Should You Buy?
Let me start by pointing out the obvious…
“This guy is biased as F#$%!”
The reality is though, that I’m not going to recommend either of the products in this article. That’s because I do not think there is a single product out there that suits everyone.
Look, I believe in this industry. I think CBD Oil and similar products have the power and ability to change millions of lives for the better. In order for that to happen we need to get CBD into as many people hands as possible. We can’t do that with a competition mindset.
So my advice is to try them both! See which one you prefer and then enthusiastically convince all your friends to do the same. We’re in this together 🙂
PS. Did I get something wrong? Would you like to give some feedback? If so feel free to get in touch with me. I’m learning about all this stuff just like everyone else and would love to hear from you.