How to choose the best CBD oil – Quality over Quantity

How to choose the best CBD oil – Quality over Quantity

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a non psychoactive cannabinoid derived from the Marijuana (or Cannabis) plant. Although CBD is still working its way up to making a solid statement in the pharmaceutical industry, it sure is making a splash in the market of self care. The high demand for CBD oil is proof that it is already making a positive impact on the masses (Heck yes!). There are hundreds of products on the market today and unfortunately not all are as pure as they claim (BOO those guys). This shouldn’t surprise you but should also raise awareness when shopping around. Keep these deal breakers in mind when choosing the best CBD oil for you. You’ll be happy you did!

Choose Organic CBD

If I don’t want harmful pesticides in my food, I sure as heck don’t want it in my CBD oil. Especially if I’m using it for pain relief. Non organic hemp farms do exist and are filled with pesticides. Let’s not even go there. The whole point of taking CBD oil is to free yourself of the pushy pollutant over the counter drugs. Currently there are no laws regulating pesticides used to grow hemp. Which means, Non organic farmers are having a field day using cheap harmful pesticides. Make it worth your while and be sure to choose organic. After all, you’re using CDB to aid your well-being, and your well-being is everything. Go Organic.

Hemp grown in the USA

A must! I’m officially giving you permission to be snooty. Be picky about you’re CBD oil choice. It will not only benefit you, but also the planet, and our economy. Buy USA grown hemp oil. Think of it as “buying local”. Cannabis is currently a billion dollar industry, and CBD oil is legal in all 50 states! So imagine those big bossy companies getting ready to pounce on the opportunity to cash in by outsourcing their CBD oil. Yes it is already happening. Its being mass-produced in places like China.

I know I’m not the only one who would be horrified to find the out a product I’m using is contaminated and could result in avoidable health risks. Make sure you’re CBD of choice is grown in the US. When a CBD oil company is connected to their farms and their growing process, you are more likely to get a high quality product and awesome customer service. I don’t know about you, but I’m more inclined to buy from the well-informed and more personable business than the one who can’t tell me where and how their product is grown.

CBD oil Extracing Process

There are a hand full of procedures used to extract CBD oil. The purest of those procedures is CO2 extraction (and it is not cheap!). CO2 is also used to extract other essential oils like those used in various beauty products and aroma therapy. This trusted method is safe and leaves zero residue in the oil after extraction. And guess what? The CO2 extraction process is Eco friendly and non-toxic. How much better can it get? As I mentioned above, this process is not cheap. So if you find higher priced CBD oil it’s probably because their using CO2 to extract their oil. A really good, pure CBD oil should be a bit costly. And rightfully so. Quality is everything when it comes to what we put in our bodies.

CBD 3rd Party Lab Testing

Here is another quality that should seal the deal. Third party testing. I want proof that the CBD oil I’m buying is as pure as they claim. CDB oil should be tested by a 3rd party for contamination. The reason third party testing is so important is because they are unbiased and a completely separate entity. If you find a company that claims to be testing their CBD oil but strictly within their own company, that is a clear red flag.

Third party testing should include examination of pollutants such as heavy metals, pesticides, fungi, and should also provide a full terpene profile. Terpenes are the aromatic compound that make up the aroma and flavor of the CBD oil. All of this is important because different terpene levels result in different effects. Keep an eye out for lab test results on packaging or on the companies’s website. If you have a hard time finding the lab test results try calling directly. They should be happy to help, and if not move on to the next!

Full Spectrum CBD

When CBD oil is full spectrum it is extracted with other components of the plant, for example cannabinoids. Some of these cannabinoids include CBN, CBG, THCV, and yes a small amount of THC (usually less than 0.3 percent). But not to worry! These cannabinoids are our friends! The combination of these various cannabinoids are what help make CBD oils the effective non-invasive pain remedy you’re seeking. A CBD Isolate, on the other hand, is the purest form of CBD(remember, we want the whole package). A CBD Isolate oil alone won’t provide the most effective relief like a full Spectrum oil would.

When purchasing you’re CBD oil, make sure it is Full Spectrum. It will typically be labeled on the bottle, as most of these points should. Some companies will label Whole Plant CBD oil, which is similar to full spectrum in that it contains multiple components of the hemp plant but also contains some waxes and fats.

Be in the know.

Although CBD is still new to the market, it is sky-rocketing in sales. Its selling faster than research can be done to endorse it. There is so much that has yet to surface. I’m thinking we’ll discover more benefits than we’re currently aware of. More laws will be passed, there will always be politics, and news of the latest findings will continue to come forth. When searching for CBD keep in mind, it’s a crazy money hungry world out there and it is so easy to fall into the glowing light of false advertising(like a beetle drawn to a bug zapper).

I just want to leave you feeling empowered and confident on your journey to finding the CBD oil that’s right for you. I’m all about quality over quantity and doing you’re own research. As I write these sweet and simple facts, I hope you find it to be helpful and informative and lead you one step closer to the pain relief you’re looking for. Happy Trails.

 

 

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