You have experienced the hype around CBD.
You have done your share of research as well.
You have read about its benefits and uses.
Now, you want to finally buy your first CBD product. But how do you decide?
Since there is quite some craze for CBD right now, health and wellness companies have sprung up all over to sell their brand of CBD products. There are innumerable brands and varieties in the market and it can become quite a task to pick the right product for you. In this article, we provide you with a few guidelines regarding procuring the right CBD products.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive compound that occurs in the cannabis plant. It does not cause the sensation of feeling high that is commonly associated with cannabis. That feeling comes from another cannabinoid, known as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. There are two types of cannabis plants: marijuana and hemp. While marijuana has a high concentration of THC, hemp has a high presence of CBD and very little THC. CBD is usually extracted from hemp.
There are three main things to look for when buying CBD. Below, each of these points are explained in detail.
There are two main types of CBD products: the CBD isolate and broad-spectrum or full-spectrum CBD. CBD isolate contains only CBD in an isolated oil. This means the isolated oils are extremely efficient. This might lead one to believe that isolated CBD is best to buy. However, that is not true.
In cannabis, there are many cannabinoids. CBD actually works best when used together with them. Their interaction leads to a better, more therapeutic impact. Therefore, it is best to buy full-spectrum CBD. And the best part? Full-spectrum CBD does not contain CBD.
As a consumer, you have the right to know what you are consuming. It has been reported that CBD products tend to have labelling inaccuracies, with many products containing more CBD than advertised. This is strictly not acceptable. CBD product companies should be aware of what is in their products and they should make this information accessible to consumers as well.
The best way to ensure that companies stay honest is with the help of third-party testing. Credible and trustworthy brands have third-party testing reports made available to consumers. These reports allow consumers to make an informed decision when buying CBD. In case lab reports for a particular brand are unavailable, it is best to find a different brand.
As distributors of CBD products, we ensure that every batch of our products is tested by a third party and our lab results are open for all to see.
Hemp is known to easily soak up whatever is in the soil surrounding it. This means if the soil is treated with pesticides or other foreign toxic chemicals, the positive effects of CBD could be negated. Therefore, it is necessary to only buy CBD that has been extracted from hemp grown naturally or organically.
Apart from growing standards, it is also important to examine how CBD has been extracted. Some CBD is extracted using heat in which case, it is very likely to have interacted with the chemicals in butane. Even if the final product is distilled, butane would have already caused harm to the CBD because it is a highly hazardous compound. The quality of the CBD will be diluted.
When choosing the right CBD product, pick a brand that uses other methods of extracting oil – either using carbon dioxide or food-grade ethanol. Since these are natural solvents, they do not affect the quality of CBD.
At Seabedee, it is our mission to ensure the best premium CBD oil is provided to you. Our hemp is organically grown in highly-regulated, fully-compliant family-owned farms in Oregon and Kentucky. We extract CBD using a solvent-less CO2 extraction method.
It is important to be aware when trying to pick out the right CBD product for you. Never get too carried away by any brand that promises very extreme results. It is common for CBD products to have different effects on different people. If something doesn’t suit you, you may want to pick one that might suit you better.