With hundreds of CBD products available at retail stores and online shops, it is easy to fool customers eye when a product is labeled “pure CBD or high-quality CBD.” Unfortunately, some companies are looking to rip-off customers by selling them cheap CBD or fake CBD oil.
The popularity of CBD has resulted in the birth of new brands and merchants offering products infused with CBD. Despite the growth, the regulation of the CBD market is still lacking. This is why before purchasing CBD, check out these tips in how to find high-quality CBD.
Identifying High-Quality CBD oil
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound that is extracted from the cannabis plant – particularly hemp which contains a low level of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is the compound that gives you a psychoactive effect when you use the plant.
To avoid buying fake CBD products, here are some rules:
How the CBD is manufactured
The lack of regulations in the market means that CBD companies have the freedom to choose what extraction method they prefer to obtain CBD oil from hemp. Some CBD products contain contaminant and solvents used in the extraction process which may be dangerous to the health.
Make sure the CBD product that you buy was derived from organic hemp and extracted using pharmaceutical-grade ethanol. The best extraction method for producing CBD is CO2 extraction.
Source of CBD
Before extraction is even done, the farm where the plant is grown is extremely important. Hemp plants are known to absorb almost anything present in the soil where it is farmed.
This means the plant can absorb harmful properties like metal from the soil. Make sure to check the manufacturer’s site for the area where the hemp is grown and if the manufacturer have a certification from the state departments of agriculture.
THC level in CBD oil
As we explained before, THC has a psychoactive effect on the body. However, depending on the level of THC in CBD products, it may not get you high.
The level of THC in CBD oil should not exceed more than 0.3 percent.
Third-party lab results
It is easy to detect a high-quality brand of CBD by checking for third-party lab results. The laboratory test shows the CBD level, THC level, and if the product contains impurities.
Keep in mind that the lab results given by the company should be up to date. If it is not available on the website then request the lab results by calling the company’s customer service.