What do I need to know before buying CBD?
Where is the Hemp Grown?
Be sure it’s organically grown in the USA and the soil is regularly cross-planted for robust hemp flower strength. Hemp absorbs both the good and bad from air, water, and soil. Nobody wants CBD oil that contains pesticides, herbicides, or heavy metals.
How much THC is in CBD Oil?
Trace amounts of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) isn’t a big deal, but if you’re drug tested at work, operate heavy machinery, etc., you want to keep THC to a bare minimum. In order to qualify as a legal hemp product, CBD oil must contain less than 0.03% THC.
What’s the Concentration?
Some companies fool their customers into thinking they’re getting more for less to get higher profit margin. Pay attention to the concentration level of CBD in the oil. Although concentrations of CBD can vary quite a bit, quality CBD is between 250mg to 1,000mg per fluid ounce. For example, a 4 ounce bottle with 250mg of CBD, is a mere 62.5mg of CBD per ounce – hardly enough to reap the full benefits of CBD.
Is the CBD Potent and Pure?
CBD tested in a third-party accredited lab is the only way to ensure the safety, quality, and potency.
Is Cheaper Always Better?
When it comes to CBD oil, cheaper is never better since production of quality CBD oil isn’t cheap. CO2 extraction utilizes complex equipment and a high level of expertise. Cheaper and easier chemical extraction processes leave residue from toxic solvents like butane, propane, and ethanol in the CBD oil. While the CO2 extraction will lead to a higher price tag, it does insure quality, purity, and potency – especially when used to extract CBD oil from hemp organically grown in the United States.
Reasons Higher-Quality CBD Oil May Cost More
- Organically grown
- Extracted using CO2 method
- Higher concentrations of CBD
- Grown in the United States
- Tested in third-party labs
- Company is following rules/laws
- Made from high-quality, full-spectrum extract, so other beneficial compounds are present