Charlotte’s Web CBD Buyer’s Guide

As one of the pioneers of the CBD movement, Charlotte’s Web is one of the most popular and most talked about brands out there. In addition to being available for purchase online, Charlotte’s Web products are also available locally in many retail stores across the United States.

The goal of this article is to help you understand the key differences between their products so you can decide which one is right for you.

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Which Charlotte’s Web CBD Oil is Right for Me?

The Charlotte’s Web product line consists of 4 full spectrum oils, 1 isolate oil, 3 options of gummies, 2 options of capsules, 2 topicals, drops for dogs and 2 options of dog chews. All of their products are now CO2 extracted, with the exception of the Original Formula (50 mg) product. The Original Formula oil still uses the original IPA extraction process.

While all of their products use the same source, you may see some differences between the Original Formula (50 mg) and the rest of the line (7 mg, 17 mg and 60 mg) due to the different extraction processes. The 7 mg, 17 mg and 60 mg tinctures can generally be thought of as the exact same products, just with increasing degrees of concentrated, full spectrum hemp extract infused in them.

If you haven’t used CBD before, the 17 mg tincture is a good choice to start with. It’s lower in potency than the 50 mg or 60 mg options, but it is an affordable way to try the Charlotte’s Web product to see if it works well for you. 

One benefit of buying the higher-potency products is a lower cost per milligram. Another benefit is that you can take less oil to get the same dose. For example, you would need to consume 2 milliliters (dropperfuls) of the 17 mg tincture to get 34 milligrams of CBD whereas you would only need to consume 0.5 milliliters (or a half of a dropperful) of the 60 mg tincture to get 30 milligrams of CBD.

Do Charlotte’s Web Products Contain CBD?

Charlotte’s Web products are labeled as “hemp extract.” As a result, people are sometimes unsure as to whether CW products contain CBD. Rest assured, Charlotte’s Web products do indeed contain CBD! It’s not uncommon for brands to say hemp extract on their labels for regulatory reasons.

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CBD Content of Charlotte’s Web Products

Charlotte’s Web updated the labels of its products in 2019 to start showing the number of milligrams of CBD per milliliter. Previously, their labels showed the amount of total hemp extract which included CBD and other cannabinoids.  

Below is a breakdown of the strength/potency of each of the Charlotte’s Web products. 

Full Spectrum CBD Oil Drops

  • Full Strength: 7 milligrams of CBD per milliliter
  • Extra Strength: 17 milligrams of CBD per milliliter
  • Original Formula: 50 milligrams of CBD per milliliter
  • Maximum Strength: 60 milligrams of CBD per milliliter

Isolate (0% THC) CBD Oil Drops

CBD Isolate: 20 milligrams of CBD per milliliter

CBD Oil for Pets

Charlotte’s Web Paws: 17 milligrams of CBD per milliliter

Full Spectrum CBD Gummies

Gummies: 5 milligrams of CBD per gummy (suggested serving size is 2 gummies for a total of 10mg of CBD per serving)

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Full Spectrum CBD Capsules

Full Strength Capsules: 15 milligrams of CBD per capsule
Extra Strength Capsules: 25 milligrams of CBD per capsule

Full Spectrum CBD Topicals

Hemp Infused Cream: 750mg hemp extract per container = 429mg CBD per container
Hemp Infused Balm 0.5oz: 150mg hemp extract per container = 98mg CBD per container
Hemp Infused Balm 1.5oz: 450mg hemp extract per container = 300mg CBD per container

So there you have it. We’re hoping this helps clarify their products so that you can make an educated decision on which to purchase. To go along with this, we highly recommend checking out our CBD price comparison charts and CBD price calculator. Currently, the most cost effective of the CW products is their 100ml Original Formula tincture at $0.055 per milligram of CBD.

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Sarah Jorczyk is an advocate for CBD products and one of the Administrators of the CBD Oil Users Group on Facebook. She strives to educate the public, and promotes the use of safe products while helping others throughout their CBD journey. You can also find a variety of her content, including reviews and educational videos, on the group's youtube page.

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  1. Thank you so much for breaking this down. Much appreciated.

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