Many hemp products sold in retail stores, grocery, drug stores and specialty shops, are most often made with hemp seed oil, which can contain fillers and only trace amounts of CBD. Hemp seed oil is exactly just that, oil from the seed. Pressed from the seed, the oil is good for skin and hair especially due to vitamin E and other minerals.
SIX INFORMATIONAL FACTS WHEN SHOPPING FOR CBD OIL
Full Spectrum oil–generally means that The CBD extracted from the whole hemp plant also contains additional cannabinoids that work synergistically for an “Entourage effect.”
Additives–watch out for additives and/or toxins, solvents and fillers in your oil. These additions can dilute essential compounds of the CBD extract. Be sure to read the ingredients on the label! A good rule of thumb is only 2 ingredients….CBD extract and Hemp Seed oil (carrier oil). Some consumers prefer the mint flavor, just make sure all is organic.
Consider the price–When shopping for everyday items, it’s easy to compare price when clearly it is the same product, but an off brand. BUYER BEWARE, If you search “CBD near me”, various products might come up from oils, creams, edibles and it can be tempting to click on the cheapest prices, but stay aware of quality. Cutting corners can equate to cheaper pricing.
How the CBD Oil is made (Manufacturing)–CBD isolates are generally less expensive than whole plant extraction CBD and can be absent of essential cannabinoids. Extracting from the whole plant stalk will produce Pure Full Spectrum oil as long as the extraction method used does not contain solvents. The most popular and FDA approved extraction method is the CO2 Extraction method. This process does not involve any solvents and produces a pure end product.
Testing and analysis of CBD Oil–Each batch of high quality CBD oil will be tested for potency, contaminants, pesticides, herbicides heavy metals, mold and cannabinoid content. Be advised to look for a lot number on the label, as well as the manufacturer/distributor. An FDA approved facility is your best bet! A reputable company can provide proof of stability testing and a Certificate of Analysis and Chromatography Test.