Quality CBD Oil: What Defines “Quality?”
Is Your CBD Brand A Quality CBD Oil?
Defining what makes a quality CBD oil can be difficult to do (Also see What Is CBD?). Quality can be a subjective term, especially in an emerging industry like CBD Oil in which there is limited scientific research and a lot of mis-information.
So, let’s help set that straight by helping define the attributes that make a quality CBD oil.
Here’s what makes a quality CBD Oil:
- Organically Grown- Quality CBD oil comes from organically-grown hemp. This is particularly important because hemp absorbs a lot of particulates from the soil which, if not farmed organically, may result in unwanted metals, fertilizer and pesticides polluting the quality of the CBD oil.
- CO2 Extraction- How hemp oil is extracted from the plant makes a difference in the quality of the end CBD oil product. Look for CO2 extraction because it’s cleaner than ethanol or butane extraction. CO2 is less likely to leave an unpleasant after-taste that you may experience from those chemicals.
- Lab Testing- The hemp cultivar crop forming the basis of a quality CBD oil is tested internally by the company and by 3rd party testers. A quality CBD oil brand should have no problem providing those test results to their customers.
- Bottle- A quality CBD oil need protection from light so the bottle should have some opacity (blue & amber bottles are popular).
- Carrier Oil- An oil tincture will be part CBD and part carrier oil. These carrier oils affect how your body absorbs CBD and may be made of hemp seed oil, coconut oil, fractionalized coconut oil or olive oil. While there is debate as to which of these is ideal, a quality CBD oil designed for oral intake will contain on of these four carrier oils.
- Diverse Synergistic Compound Ingredients- A high-quality, premium CBD oil will also include a large amounts of compounds like CBDA, CBA, CBG, CBN, CBC, and terpenes that work together.
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