Have you tried CBD and didn’t notice any results? This might be due to not finding the right products for your needs.
CBD is on track to become a $13.4 billion-industry by 2028. With many manufacturers flooding the market, you need to know how to find the safest and most effective options — and avoid low-quality options or products with misleading marketing.
Establish Where the Hemp is Grown
Hemp is a bioaccumulator, meaning it absorbs whatever is in the soil. If it is grown in low-quality soil, it may be contaminated with heavy metals, toxic chemicals and more. These dangerous substances may appear in the final product.
The 2018 Farm Bill federally legalized hemp with less than 0.3% THC. It can now be grown in all 50 states and is subjected to strict regulations. Reliable brands work with licensed hemp growers in the U.S. who use organic practices to create the safest products. Reputable companies are prepared to disclose the names of their hemp suppliers, region where the hemp is grown and the technologies used.
Know How the Product is Extracted
Various extraction methods are used to extract CBD, some of which are far better than others. Using a method like CO2 extraction is best, although it is the most expensive. Pressurized carbon dioxide can also be used for extraction. Some products are extracted by heat, using butane in the process. Butane is a hazardous material and, even if it is distilled from the final product, the interaction with the cannabinoids dilutes product quality.
Review Third-Party Lab Tests
When shopping for reliable products, look for third-party lab tests. Third-party testing is the only way to know the truth about a product and what it contains. These lab reports, sometimes called Certificates of Analysis, show that products don’t contain harmful impurities, artificial additives or any amount of THC. It will also confirm or dispute the amount of CBD that is advertised on the product packaging.
Beware: lab tests can be faked. It’s wisest to find out if the reporting lab is accredited. If the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has certified the lab, you can rest easy knowing it complies with regulation and approved guidelines. Moreover, there are also no national regulations on how often CBD products need to be tested, but most reliable companies post lab tests no less than every six months.
Examine the Label
Are you seeking a product that’s vegan? Doesn’t contain GMOs? Made with natural ingredients? Make sure to examine the product’s ingredients before buying to ensure it meets your individual preferences and health needs. A CBD product that claims to be natural should not contain any synthetic ingredients. It will also clearly state whether its vegan, GMO-free or made in a facility with other allergens, such as nuts or soy.
Another aspect to review is the milligrams of CBD in the product as a whole and per dose. That way, you’ll have a clear understanding of how much of the product to use.
Determine What Cannabinoids are Present in the Product
Is the product made with CBD isolate, broad-spectrum CBD or full-spectrum CBD?
There are more than 100 cannabinoids in hemp and cannabis. Full-spectrum products contain it all, including trace amounts of THC (still below the 0.3% threshold). Broad-spectrum products also contain an array of other cannabinoids and nutrients, but without the THC. In full-spectrum and broad-spectrum products, the components work together in unison to create what is known as the “entourage effect,” which activates the full benefits.
CBD isolate is the best option for people looking to avoid all THC.
Conducting your due diligence prior to buying a CBD product will lead to a better overall experience and give you peace of mind when it comes to what you’re ingesting or putting on your body.
ZŪR Organics takes your health seriously, which is why we choose the highest quality ingredients and work with licensed hemp farmers. Moreover, we partner with a third-party lab to ensure our products meet our stringent standards. Please contact us if you have any questions about our products or production practices.