Shopping for CBD oil? Of course you only want the very best, and we agree that that’s all you deserve, but sometimes with so many options available it can be hard to know which one is best, or simply what you should be looking out for. Lucky for you we’ve compiled this short guide on what to look for in CBD oils, so you can guarantee that you are treating your body like the temple it is.
The growth of the CBD (cannabidiol) market is expanding so rapidly that it can be hard to put an exact figure on it. Currently the market is estimated to be worth $1 billion in the US alone.
Everyone is talking about the great benefits that they have experienced from CBD oil, whether they’re using it as a muscle relaxant or to benefit from a good night’s sleep. It’s understandable that everyone wants to get their hands on a bottle of CBD oil, so let’s delve into what makes a good CBD oil.
Let’s begin with the basics, as brands market their products in different ways, it is important to know what CBD oil can be called. This may seem overly simple, but terminology in the CBD world can be confusing – so it’s important to know exactly what’s what! CBD oil may carry the following names (or have them listed in the ingredients): cannabidiol, hemp oil, full-spectrum hemp or PCR (phytocannabinoid rich).
The main thing you need to be aware of as a buyer of CBD oil, is that you’re not actually buying hemp seed oil – which is made from the same plant, but does not carry the same properties.Once you’re certain that it is CBD oil, and not hemp seed oil, it is a good idea to check whether it is labelled as ‘full spectrum’ or ‘isolate’.
CBD is actually only one of many cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Initially it was thought that if CBD could be isolated then its effects would be stronger. However, this was debunked by a study carried out by The Lautenberg Center for General and Tumor Immunology. The study actually found that when all the natural components remained in tact, they actually worked better together. This is known as the ‘entourage effect’.
The next thing to look for in your CBD oil is the quality of the key ingredient, hemp. To produce high quality CBD, you need to produce high quality hemp. For the buyer this means finding a company who takes pride in their cultivation process.
For example, European leader Reakiro boast that they took two and a half years to find the best land and the best strains of the cannabis plant in order to grow the high quality industrial hemp they have today. When it comes to CBD oil, the final product can only be as great as the sum of its parts.
Subsequently, on the checklist of high quality CBD oil, is a professional and well-executed extraction process. Supercritical CO2 extraction is used by the vast majority of high scale CBD companies, which involves passing plant matter through CO2 at a very specific state and temperature, this ensures that all the cannabinoids are extracted without being damaged.
The supercritical CO2 extraction process also keep waste to a minimum, as all unused hemp parts are processed separately, and even the CO2 is reused after going through the process.
To check that your CBD oil provider has used an honest process which will get you a high quality product, with no contaminants, please check for a CoA on their website.This document can really help you out when deciding who to trust.
Now you should have all the information necessary to go out and find the perfect CBD oil for your needs. Remember to do your research and get in touch with the company if you have any hesitations, you can never be overeducated – especially when it comes to CBD! Ask yourself who the company are, where the product comes from, and how it is produced.