CBD, which is directly extracted from the hemp plant, is one of two primary compounds found in cannabis. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive. In other words, it isn’t a component of the plant that can make individuals high. Nevertheless, CBD has gained popularity over the past few years for its numerous health benefits.
It is well known for treating conditions such as epilepsy, chronic pain, and types of autoimmune diseases, like osteoarthritis. When you buy CBD oil online, you should be concerned about the quality of the product and a few other important factors.
In this article, we’ll explain what to look out for whether you’re a first-time shopper or if you want to start buying safe, high-quality CBD.
What is the level of THC?
The second primary compound found in the cannabis plant is THC. Being psychoactive, THC is the component of the plant that makes individuals high. When the plant contains a THC percent higher than .03, it is considered marijuana.
Unfortunately, some companies still use cannabis plants with a high level of THC to make oils, tinctures and topicals,while marketing them as CBD products.
As a consumer, it’s important to do your research before you buy CBD oil online. Only buy from companies that are transparent about what is in their CBD products and where the cannabis is grown. At Superior Hemp Oil, all our products contain less than .03 percent of THC, therefore it is legal in all 50 states.
What is the level of contaminants?
The cannabis plant is a highly absorbent plant, meaning it effectively absorbs nutrients found in soil and water, but also harmful chemicals. Some of the major culprits found in CBD products are heavy metals and pesticides.
Several states do not require testing CBD from hemp, therefore it’s up to the consumer to learn as much about the CBD product before making a purchase.
In this case, once again, transparency is important from the company and manufacturer with which you do business. Cannabis plants should be tested multiple times, using validated methods, such as performing moisture tests to prevent mold contamination.
While it isn’t common, it’s still possible for people to die from a contaminated batch of CBD. Know what you’re buying before you make any transactions.
At Superior Hemp Oil, you can feel confident when buying our CBD products, such as our CBD hemp oil. Our full-spectrum CBD oil and pain relief cream is certified third-party lab tested.
Why do we do this?
Without a third-party lab test, consumers and our team at Superior Hemp Oil won’t know what’s actually in the cannabis plant. It’s important that we sell pure, high-quality CBD products, and we take all the necessary measures to ensure you get what you pay for.
Is the product label informational?
A mark of a reputable product is a detailed product label. Different CBD products treat conditions and diseases differently, and the product label will help determine what to buy for your specific condition.
CBD also contains different compounds, and the way to know which compounds you’re receiving is when the product is labeled full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, or isolate.
Additionally, CBD products contain other ingredients, so it’s important for the ingredient list to be clearly labeled so you can see whether the product contains possible allergens and harmful additives.
Most reputable manufacturers will have the following information on their product labels:
- Full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, or isolate
- CBD per serving
- Full ingredient list
- Name of the manufacturer (or distributor)
- Suggested use
- Batch or date code
Buying CBD online
It is no less safe to buy CBD oil online vs at brick and mortar stores. Wherever you buy your CBD products, whether it be CBD hemp oil, tinctures, or topicals, thoroughly research both company and product.
If there is something you don’t understand, don’t be afraid to ask questions.
At Superior Hemp Oil, our team will be happy to answer any of your questions regarding our CBD products, like where our hemp is grown (Colorado, USA), and our testing methods.
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