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Learn the Ins & Outs of the Best Quality CBD Oils

Thanks to the recent popularity of CBD oils, there’s been an influx of CBD oil producers, respectable and well-meaning ones, but – unfortunately – also of shammy ones just wanting to make a “quick buck”.

In the end, it’s not easy knowing which products truly want the best for you out there.

We’ll take you through what it takes to produce high-quality CBD oil – from soil to extraction – and what to look for, so you know you’re only getting the very best on the market.

What Does the Production of CBD Oil Look Like?

Sometimes there appears to be an overemphasis on a select few aspects of CBD oil. In reality, CBD oil production involves a multitude of factors and choices that manufacturers must consider to craft an effective and well-rounded product.

The CBD content in CBD oil often receives significant attention – a valid consideration – but what if the manufacturing process, or the quality of the CBD itself, is subpar? You might even discover a more effective CBD oil with a lower CBD concentration, simply because it was manufactured to higher standards, preserving the natural compounds within the oil more effectively.

We’ve gathered a list of important quality indicators to ensure you get only the most reputable and highest-quality CBD oils.

  1. Hemp Source:
    • Make sure that your CBD oil is derived from high-quality hemp plants with clean soil; hemp plants have exceptional absorption qualities which means they can easily absorb toxins and metals from the soil, if present. Choose only CBD products sourced from clean farms. How do you know? They’ll be advertising it, but, to be sure, check their certificate of analysis (COA) for being free of heavy metals (more on COA in point 3).
  2. Extraction Method:
    • There are several ways to extract CBD and hemp’s other beneficial compounds; the two most common methods are ethanol solvent and CO2 extraction. Ethanol solvent involves submerging the hemp biomass in alcohol where the compounds are then extracted. CO2 extraction is considered the standard for producing quality CBD oil. However, both methods require additional post-processing steps that can potentially be damaging to the desirable compounds in hemp.
    • At LAYV, we sought out something better: the patented Low-Pressure Low-Temperature (LPLT) extraction method, which was developed by globally food-renowned Wageningen University. It’s the most efficient and cleanest method available that requires only a single step – from extraction to bottle. You can read much more about LPLT and its tested superior extraction here.
  3. Third-Party Testing:
    • Only look for products that have been tested by third-party laboratories. These tests, also known as certificates of analysis (COA), should confirm the cannabinoid content, terpene profile and the absence of contaminants like pesticides, heavy metals and solvents.
    • We believe the producer should make the COAs as accessible as possible to you on their website, their other platforms or even physical packaging.
    • Check whether the COA is being regularly updated.
    • If producers don’t provide a COA for you to review, even upon requesting it, we strongly advise you to purchase your CBD oil somewhere else.
  4. CBD Concentration:
    • Make sure to check the concentration of CBD in the product and that it matches the concentration stated on their certificate of analysis (COA). You should also be able to find the precise batch number on your most recently bought CBD oil and look up the COA that corresponds to it.
  5. Full-Spectrum, Broad-Spectrum or Isolate:
    • CBD oil can come in different compositions. Full-spectrum CBD oil contains a wide range of cannabinoids, terpenes and other beneficial compounds found in the hemp plant. Broad-spectrum CBD contains these compounds but without THC. CBD isolate is pure CBD with no other cannabinoids or terpenes. Know which one suits your needs and preferences best by reading our comprehensive article about the different CBD oil spectrums here.
  6. THC Content:
    • THC is the psychoactive compound that can be found in hemp. It can be beneficial in small amounts, but make sure the THC content complies with your local laws and personal preferences. You should always be able to find an updated COA on any reputable CBD oil producer’s website that shows a detailed content analysis of each of their products.
    • Be aware that full-spectrum CBD products may contain trace amounts of THC (below 0.3% in the EU), while broad-spectrum and CBD isolates are THC-free.
    • Read the fascinating reason why it can be beneficial to have trace amounts of THC in your CBD oil here.
    • If you’d like to know what your local laws are for THC and CBD oil, you can read our dedicated article here.
  7. Ingredients:
    • Carefully review the product’s ingredient list. It should contain minimal, natural ingredients; avoid products with artificial additives, preservatives or fillers.
    • The most commonly used binding agent is hemp oil. The unfortunate thing about hemp oil is that it has a bitter flavour and unappealing dark colour.
    • Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) oil is a natural oil extracted from coconut and we chose it for several good reasons: it’s an ideal binding agent enabling the optimal performance of the hemp compounds and has a neutral yet mildly sweet flavour. The “cherry on top” is that we think the golden colour lets our clean LPLT extraction truly shine!
  8. Transparency:
    • Choose brands that make a real effort to explain and show their behind-the-scenes about their sourcing, manufacturing processes, quality control measures and so on.
    • Read customer reviews and look for reputable brands with a history of producing high-quality CBD products. Keep an eye out for reviews and, if possible, on various platforms.
    • If you’re serious about providing quality CBD oils, you should also be able to see that effort everywhere else; take note of how they approach their customer service and just about every other communication effort that may reflect on their dedication to their relationships with their consumers.
  9. Price:
    • High-quality CBD products are typically not cheap. Be cautious of products that seem significantly underpriced as they may not meet quality standards. Likewise, if they are priced too high, that can also be a sign of exaggeration from producers only wanting to profit the most from the market hype and, probably, don’t have your best interest at heart. We dedicated a lot of our time to finding the most balanced price point for LAYV’s CBD oils; that maintains our quality production and remains affordable to as many of you as possible. 
  10. Consumption Method:
    • Consider your preferred method of consumption. CBD oil is available in various forms, including tinctures, capsules, topicals and more.
    • There may be valid reasons for consuming other forms, but CBD oil is the most effective way to consume CBD due to the high absorption rate of capillaries present under our tongue. Knowing that this is the best choice for consumers, we believe a manufacturer should generally prioritise the promotion of this product over others. If they have “CBD champagne” or something similar, CBD is likely taking second place in the hype or marketing profit. In our experience, it’s an overall safer bet to choose companies that go “all-in” in making a select few products the best that they can.

Everything Comes Down to Our Reputation

There are many choices we have to make as CBD oil manufacturers, but each one finally adds up to maybe our greatest value: our reputation. It’s what we happily get back from every effort we put in every day. It’s one of the reasons why LAYV is so strict about providing you excellent consumer experience.

To obtain the very best results, we need a simple mission: make the most effective CBD oil as affordable as possible. This simple ideology is made possible by our strong work ethic. This combination is our main selling point and we’re proud to say, also, at the core of our many established partnerships. 

It’s no surprise: reliable products work and are worth everybody’s time.

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What LAYV® users say

Catriona DumontCatriona Dumont
07:46 13 Jul 24
After a period of a lot of worrying, anxiety and especially panic attacks, the CBD 20% drops from LAYV really help me find some peace. 🙏🏻
Leonie BijlLeonie Bijl
07:11 13 Jun 24
Nice CBD oil, I take the 20% one for pain complaints and for a good night's sleep!
Jesse BlankendaalJesse Blankendaal
14:27 10 Jun 24
100% recommended if you are looking for A-quality CBD oil!
Carlos RosalCarlos Rosal
04:35 24 May 24
Since using this I notice that I have a better night's sleep, thank you!
ghm lammersghm lammers
20:13 12 May 24
Trustworthy !
Caspar de KlerCaspar de Kler
13:18 17 Apr 24
Top quality, good customer service
14:01 13 Mar 24
I bought the CBD oil on the recommendation of a friend who was very satisfied with it. I think it's a nice oil! I don't notice much of the effects, but I do sleep a little better since I started using it so I'm satisfied :)
Diewertje van BavelDiewertje van Bavel
20:41 07 Feb 24
Great product. It helps me with my pain and stress complaints. It also makes me sleep a lot better. I can really recommend this product!
Lilian DibbetsLilian Dibbets
16:28 15 Jan 24
This really is a fantastic product. I was always a good sleeper, but with this CBD oil (20%) I sleep much deeper and wake up rested. In addition, it helps to calm my nervous system and I am much calmer and focused throughout the day. I recommend this product to everyone for a calm nervous system and good health. Think of it as a nutritional supplement that should not be missing in this hectic Western world we live in.
Richard LemmensRichard Lemmens
10:44 18 Dec 23
What a fantastic product. For several months now we have been using the LAYV CBD variant 20% daily before going to sleep as a routine. As young parents, sleep is sacred to us, but with children this is sometimes lacking. By using the 20% variant, we both notice that we sleep much deeper, making us more rested in the morning.We also use the drug when we experience a stressful situation. By using a few drops, we quickly notice that we become calmer and can continue with our busy daily work lives.Previously used products from other brands, but these do not provide a pleasant mouthfeel and the taste is not as mild as the LAYV variant.
Fabiana FiniFabiana Fini
17:41 04 Dec 23
Liesbeth MekkeringLiesbeth Mekkering
10:14 14 Nov 23
I slept wonderfully thanks to LAYV, I couldn't live without it
Tahsin BulbulTahsin Bulbul
07:22 30 Oct 23
Juan Calixto morelloJuan Calixto morello
13:13 29 Oct 23
I recently no longer suffer from sleepless nights thanks to layv!
Nikos VasilatosNikos Vasilatos
17:19 25 Jun 23
Happy with the product, the responsiveness of the Layv team and the smooth delivery. Recommended!
Michal SokolowskiMichal Sokolowski
21:05 15 Jun 23
Excellent oils, quick contact if you have any questions, fast shipping abroad, I recommend! Greetings from Poland!
Charles PierrepontCharles Pierrepont
17:31 05 Apr 23
The LAYV CBD extract tastes and feels very clean. Dealing with the team at LAYV has been a pleasure. For someone who travels a lot, the clean CBD extract absolutely helps to unwind at the end of a long day.
Clare La Feber-ToolisClare La Feber-Toolis
06:24 30 Mar 23
I used the 5% LAYV CBD to manage pain from the symptoms of arthritis and it really helps. It has completely reduced the need for strong painkillers which is great. I also take a couple of drops of CBD if I feel stressed or overwhelmed and it calms me down. Highly recommend this CBD oil.
Runa WynekenRuna Wyneken
11:58 28 Sep 22
Love this product and the brand! Totally recommend it! Cleanest CBD out there!
Sven HurksSven Hurks
10:33 15 Jun 22
I have been using LAYV CBD for over one year, improving my sleep quality significantly.
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We (my wife and I) love this product. We use it to relax and unwind in the evening for a better night's sleep. We both noticed that our stress levels dropped significantly.....
Ferdinand van der Neut
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LAYV's CBD oil provides more structure to my thinking throughout the day. In the process, it greatly improves the quality of my sleep with just a few drops a day. Can't say anything but highly recommended!
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I really love this product! It helps me with anxiety, confidence, relaxation and pain relief. My advice would be to take a few drops every day so that it can be absorbed into the bloodstream and you can enjoy the long-term benefits. 1000% recommended!
Kas van Vliet
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Calming without the risk of paranoia. I used to reach for cannabis on very sporadic frequencies to unload from a busy existence as an entrepreneur and journalist, but smoking weed or hash was always a gamble for me: 50/50 chance of a slightly paranoid experience that exacerbated stress rather than reduced it. For me, this is a good substitute that allows me to relax physically and mentally, but sin negative high. But don't think of it as a panacea; you have to create a peaceful environment for it to really come into its own.
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I bought a bottle at Jumbo today, because I am always very cramped and tense, and suffer a lot from headaches and stress..... i must say i am pleasantly surprised, that t is sold by jumbo, and that t works! Definitely worth a try! Am curious if there will be more products from you.
H. Paulus de Groot
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Have been using this for months for chronic pain in my shoulder, and it just works!
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The product has a good taste despite its high concentration (500 mg). It helps me with stress, sleep and pain.
Willem Spoor
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Helps excellent against osteoarthritis pain
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Good product and good minty taste
J.A. Worskasan
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Layv Cbd oil makes me calmer, it helps me with livedo reticularis on my legs, after using it my legs become normal again. I used CBD from other brands and Layv Cbd oil is definitely the highest quality product.