5 ways to ensure you are buying quality CBD Oil
With more and more people turning to CBD to help support and maintain their health, the market is literally booming. But, with so many brands and products out there-how do you know who to trust?
With the industry growing continuously, this means there are people out there willing to scam consumers and it’s not always easy to tell which brand to go for, especially if you are new to CBD.
What’s important to understand at this point is that each person’s endocannabinoid system works differently and reacts differently with each person body. With regards to dosage there is no straight, solid scientific information that states how much CBD you should be taking at any one time, however there are a few factors that need to be taken into consideration when you are buying your oil…
1. THC levels in the oil
You may find that some of the products, that are on the market contain psychoactive compounds so it’s important to check the label as you will get a shock if this is the case and this wasn’t the desired effect. As long as you stick with non-psychoactive products you will be fine.
Legal CBD and hemp products can be defined as products of cannabis that contains less than 0.2% THC. This is a straight forward law.
Only products made from industrial hemp (less than 0.2% THC) are legal to sell, buy, consume, and ship. This single factor (0.2%) is how most people distinguish between what is classified as “hemp” and what is classified as “cannabis.
THC is the part of the plant that is illegal and gets you ‘high’ and no CBD or hemp oil product you buy should contain any THC (if anything, it will be less than 0.2%-which again is fine), therefore it’s legal to buy and consume.
Happy days! Hemp is a plant that is safe, natural, and non-toxic. It can be used for almost anything. There need not to be any grey areas when it comes to CBD.
2. Whole Plant Extract or Full Spectrum?
Another quality of a good CBD oil is that it is manufactured using the whole plant.
If you’re hoping to take advantage of the rich nutrient density of the cannabis plant, whole plant medicine is the winner. Full extract cannabis oils and other whole plant products simply contain more nutrient diversity than an isolate.
However, isolates can still be extremely useful. A study proved that a CBD isolate is only as effective as its dose, while full-spectrum CBD continues to provide relief as the dosage increases. Full-spectrum CBD extract has qualities that can aid health that cannot be bought over the counter.
Many people go out of their ways to try and create single compound cannabis medicines but, studies have shown this is LESS effective than using the whole plant extract because what the most powerful part of cannabis is, is the combination of different elements in the plant and the different effects they have on different people.
It has been shown that lots of cannabinoids, ketones, esters, lactones, alcohols, fatty acids, steroids and terpenes (which are all included in the cannabis plant) are better for us as a whole…not separated.
Check the labels on the product to determine which your oil is.
3. Third Party testing
Concentration and purity levels will differ based on the manufacturer and even distribution process. Here at CBD Life UK we sell top quality CBD and pride ourselves on third party testing.
If you want more information on this, do not hesitate to give us a message. A quality brand of CBD will always make third-party lab results to their consumers.
4. Where is it sourced?
Always look into where your CBD brand of choice sources their hemp from as this affects the quality of the product. Depending on the land which it is grown, this can pollute the plant. Making it harmful for those consuming the CBD afterwards.
On the other hand, if the plant is growing on rich quality soil-the CBD oil is going to be of quality too. Some manufactures over look this, and instead just care about profit, not toxins.
5. How is it made?
Because the CBD industry is still relatively new, it can often enough be unregulated. Many of the companies all have very different extraction methods in order to produce their CBD. Usually cheap CBD means it has been made from a cheap extraction process.
Our CBD is CO2 extracted. This ensures it maintains purity all the way through the extraction process. It requires expensive equipment and a this means you know you are getting a product of high quality.
If you want to use CBD, do your research. Learn about the real properties of CBD-it should never ever be sold to you as ‘medical cannabis’ if you have ordered it online. If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is. CBD should be sold as a food supplement as should be used to help support and maintain great health.
Beware of those products that claim to cure everything. Maybe they do have beneficial properties but playing with people’s minds and hearts and with their desperate need to find a reliable treatment for painful conditions is not the right way to promote a product.
What we do offer you is a powerful dietary supplement with an impressive concentration of CBD.
Although lower prices may be more attractive, think twice just before buying the cheapest CBD around. If you want to make sure your product is safe and effective, quality is key.