Can CBD be preserved

If you have heard of CBD, then chances are that you know how it is a craze in the world of wellness right now. Perhaps you have even done your reading to see what it’s all about. Maybe now you have decided to buy some for yourself as well. And why not? CBD has many benefits, ranging from helping manage insomnia and anxiety to alleviating aches and pains. Some people associate CBD with getting high, since it is a cannabinoid that is obtained from hemp, a member of the cannabis family. However, CBD or Cannabidiol is not psychoactive in nature. The component that is responsible for making you high is THC (or tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is present in high concentration in marijuana, while hemp has minimal THC and a very high concentration of CBD. That is why industrial standard FDA-approved CBD is extracted from hemp.

If you are just beginning to discover all the benefits that CBD can provide you with, then you might be wondering what is the best way to store your CBD oil and other CBD products. It is very important to store CBD products properly to ensure that its potency is preserved, along with the terpenes, cannabinoids, and flavonoids that are contained in the product and contribute to its efficiency.

In order to ensure that your CBD is preserved effectively, there are three main things to keep in mind:

  • Keep CBD out of any direct light. Cannabinoids like CBD last for a very long time in cold conditions. CBD oils and other products should be stored in a dry, dark, and cool location. Commonly, a pantry or a refrigerator can serve as a great location for storing CBD.
  • Keep CBD away from heat. Heat is capable of ruining CBD. It is absolutely necessary for CBD and CBD products to be kept away from heat and humidity. Whether the heat is from the sunlight or from any other appliances that give off heat, CBD should be stored away at a sufficient distance. The refrigerator, once again, becomes a great option for storing CBD, especially in places with hotter climates and in the absence of an air conditioner in any room.
  • Keep CBD from being exposed to air. Like light and heat, air can also reduce the quality and effectiveness of your CBD product. CBD products usually come in good airtight containers in order to ensure that exposure to air is prevented. Therefore, the best way to ensure that your CBD product is kept well is to continue to store it in the same packaging that it is shipped in. Always ensure that the packaging is sealed tightly after each use so that air cannot get in.

If CBD is being stored properly with all of the above conditions met, then it can last typically up to one year. If, for some reason, you want to maintain a bottle for over a year, the best place to keep it is the freezer or the refrigerator. Keeping CBD refrigerated can keep it effective for up to two years.

Ideally, apart from being kept away from exposure to heat, light, and air, it is important to ensure that CBD products are also stored in an upright position.

Most of the time, CBD oils and products are used far before its shelf life is coming up. Regardless, it is important to know when your product may have expired. Generally, CBD oils smell herbal or aromatic. In case your CBD oil or product has a fetid, or putrid stink or any change in smell that seems unusual, it is best to not take the risk and replace it with a fresh product.

CBD extracts sometimes also have carrier oils. In that case, its shelf life could be affected by the base oil. In such situations, the best thing to do is store the product the way the base oil would be stored. Alternately, if you are using your CBD cooked or baked, then keep in mind that the ingredients being used are perishable. These edibles would have to be stored in the same way as they would be stored if they did not have CBD and would have to be consumed quicker.

At Seabedee, we make sure that all our products are packaged efficiently which helps in preserving the product potency level and adequately maintains their shelf life.