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CBD Interview 101

Chief Science Officer at EVIO Labs Anthony Smith returns to the podcast to share his thoughts about the recent CBD vaping controversy surrounding health issues induced from CBD vape cartridges. Anthony shares what his lab has experienced from extensive product testing, and points directly to harmful and irresponsible additive use by the CBD product manufacturers. Then Anthony extrapolates on the extreme dangers of the most recent target of the vape investigation- vitamin E acetate. He also proposes a theory that more MCT oil is being used to dilute cartridges (also extremely dangerous) because it's perceived as more "natural" than other more traditional dilutants like propylene glycol. Anthony wraps up the show by explaining how his CBD oil company,full spectrum edibles is currently developing a simple testing protocol for vitamin E acetate, and how this may even eventually lead to a consumer test that CBD vapers can check their products with before consuming. You can visit to find out more!

Michael Harinen from Bluebird Botanicals CBD oil joins the show to talk about Bluebird's mission, and the state of the CBD industry. Michael talks about the challenges that producers have faced, and the overwhelming wave of demand that has caused the CBD oil boom. Michael discusses different standards and practices when it comes to sourcing, and talks about different facets of hemp growing that should be considered. He goes on to share where he feels many CBD gummy producers are falling short, and what that entails for their future. Michael also talks about product standards and testing, which leads to a larger conversation about the modern consumer's shift in mindstate when it comes to product selection. Jordan and Michael wrap the show talking about new/exciting delivery systems for CBD edibles, and the future of the industry.



Interview with CBD Doctor

Cannabidiol (CBD) is being used to treat a variety of conditions, such as pain, inflammation, insomnia, anxiety, and severe forms of epilepsy. It is one of many cannabinoids derived from marijuana and hemp. You can consume CBD in several ways—vaping, ingesting, or applying topically. CBD capsules are a convenient, taste-free way of ingesting CBD in a controlled daily dose like a supplement. There are dozens of brands of CBD capsules to choose from online and in retail stores, so how do you decide which is the best option for you?

Types of CBD products

Generally, there are three types of CBD capsules:



Let’s examine the details of these different types of CBD oil.

Full-Spectrum CBD gummies

Capsules with full-spectrum CBD oil contain a mixture of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds. You can think of it as the unfiltered extract of hemp or marijuana. The main differentiator is that full-spectrum CBD oil can contain both THC and CBD. However, in hemp-derived CBD, this level is not sufficient to cause any psychoactive effects.

Broad-Spectrum CBD oil Capsules

Broad-spectrum CBD capsules are high in CBD but contain no THC while retaining some of the other cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds found in full-spectrum CBD.

CBD Isolate Capsules

CBD capsules with CBD isolate powder are derived from hemp and contain 0.3 percent or less THC. CBD oil containing isolate are treated as supplements, have few regulatory compliance standards, and limited legal restrictions.

Are there benefits from using one type of CBD oil?

User experiences indicate that full-spectrum or whole-plant extracts provide longer-lasting relief faster and superior results to CBD isolate. Research is limited, but user experience suggests that full-spectrum CBD capsules are beneficial for conditions such as:


  • Pain and Inflammation
  • General Anxiety Disorders
  • Nausea and Vomiting


CBD isolate compound enable users to take specific amounts of CBD in a controlled dose. CBD oil for cancer is also thought to have a beneficial effect for relieving conditions such as:


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Pain and Inflammation


CBD isolate capsules don’t have the flavor of cannabis or hemp and may be better suited for cooking or blending into beverages given the powder form.

Are water soluble CBD softgels legal to buy in my state?

Most states restrict the sale and distribution of marijuana-derived CBD capsules. All hemp-derived CBD is not considered illegal by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), though only one pharmaceutical product is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Some states don’t allow sales of cannabis products of any kind, while states with legal cannabis can sell both THC and CBD products. You can check online whether your state allows the legal sale of CBD capsules, and if there are any restrictions by type of CBD.

What are the benefits of water soluble CBD softgels?

CBD capsules or pills contain a specific dose of CBD. There’s no need to measure out a dose, and you have greater control over the amount you ingest. The effect of digested CBD tends to last longer, too.


Capsules are also an excellent alternative for people who don’t care for the taste of CBD oil, and who don’t want the extra sugar and other ingredients included in gummies and different types of CBD edibles.

Look for CBD oil from a Reputable Source

Determining if your CBD capsules come from a reputable source may be challenging. Read all product labels and review information on manufacturer’s websites carefully, so you are sure you understand the product you’re buying.


Suggested information to review:


  • Look for capsules made from US-grown hemp, which is subject to regulation and quality standards.
  • Check for a certificate of analysis (COA) with independent laboratory test results for potency and contaminants from a lab that meets ISO 17025 standards.


Considered supplements, organic CBD oil capsules are not subject to the same stringent regulations as FDA-approved drugs. Verify that the ingredients don’t contain extra fillers (excipients) you don’t want to ingest. Common excipients in CBD capsules include starch, calcium, and lactose.


Some CBD oil users purchase CBD isolate powder and make their own CBD capsules. Vegans may prefer the option of using non-gelatin capsules. It can also be more cost-effective to make your own.



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