Here’s how the different CBD concentrations line up in Medipet’s CBD oil for Large Dogs:
- Regular strength contains 100mg of CBD, or 3.33 mg per ml.
- Strong strength contains 350mg of CBD, or 11.67mg per ml.
- Extreme strength contains 550mg of CBD, or 18.33 mg per ml.
Price per mg of CBD
While it’s normal for higher concentration CBD oils to offer better value for money, we like it when brands take steps to keep the price per mg of CBD as consistent as possible across their different products.
Here, Medipets does a pretty good job of keeping a consistent value for money, though the Extreme Strength version of their large dog oil is almost three times better value than the regular strength, at 50 and 16 cents per milligram respectively.
Strangely, Medipets lists all of their products as containing full spectrum CBD oil, while the results of their independent lab tests don’t find any significant traces of other cannabinoids or terpenes besides CBD. This is likely to leave consumers (and us!) confused over the exact extraction and spectrum present in Medipet’s products.
The best guess we can make is that, although a full spectrum extraction may have taken place, the hemp plants that Medipet use contain high concentrations of CBD and a narrow profile of other cannabinoids, resulting in a product that contains CBD and no other beneficial cannabinoids.
Why does spectrum matter?
Carrier oil & Additional Ingredients
Most pet CBD brands used one of two carrier oils to deliver their CBD extraction: hemp seed oil or MCT (coconut) oil. Medipet uses neither of these oils, instead opting for Vegetable Glycerin, which is often produced from soybeans or palm oils. While it’s more often found in cosmetics and medical balms than in edible products, it’s non-toxic and perfectly edible. It even has a slightly sweet, syrupy taste, which may be why Medipet’s chose to use it.
Along with the carrier oil, Medipets also adds propylene glycol to their CBD formula. Because we’ve never seen this in a CBD oil before, we had to look it up! According to the FDA, propylene glycol is often added to food products to help maintain moisture and consistency, and is “generally recognized as safe” for consumption.
While we’re not sure why Medipet deems it necessary to include propylene glycol in their oil recipe, we do know the majority of CBD oil brands don’t include additives in their products. However, we appreciate that Medipet are offering something different from the norm when it comes to carrier oils.
Why does carrier oil matter?