The CBD oil market has expanded greatly relatively recently, selection abounds and many buyers would like guidance on where to start. We have put together some pointers to help you get started. If you have any other questions feel free to ask. Our chat and phone lines are open M-F 8am-5pm pacific time, please call 877-598-9984. You can always contact us or DM us on social media.
Third Party Lab Testing
The most important thing to look for is lab test results. These are test results that show the CBD oil content of a given product. We do have lab results available upon request. If you would like to see our lab results please contact us and we will be happy to provide those to you.
It’s important to read the product’s entire label and know what other ingredients are in the product. If the ingredient section of the label does not list cannabidiol, please don’t assume that there is any CBD in the product. All of our ingredients are listed on each of our packages and on the product pages.
Full Spectrum CBD
Another thing to take into consideration when buying CBD oil is whether or not the CBD oil is Full Spectrum. What is full spectrum? That means it contains all the cannabinoids, and not just CBD. This does include a trace amount of THC, under 0.3%. When all the cannabinoids are together they work better, this is commonly referred to as the ‘entourage effect’.1
We have noticed that some products claim to be both full spectrum and THC free, this is not proper usage of the terminology. In order for a product to be considered Full Spectrum, it must contain trace amounts of THC.
There is also CBD isolate, which is just CBD without any other cannabinoids. The best way to compare the two is to compare vitamin C to an actual orange. Either product works well, people do develop preferences based on many factors. We prefer full spectrum, so our products contain full spectrum CBD oil, except for our CBD isolate.
Understanding Different Types of CBD Products
One of the biggest differences among products is bioavailability, or how much of the CBD your body will absorb. For example CBD suppositories have a higher bioavailability than CBD edibles. There’s also a difference in how quickly you will get results from a given product. Time frames can range between just a few minutes with CBD topicals, up to 30 minutes when ingesting an edible or capsule.
Hemp Oil Vs. Hemp CBD Oil
Hemp CBD oil is made with the entire hemp plant including hemp flower, which contains a high amount of CBD. It has been refined using specialized methods to reduce the amounts of excess plant matter. The method we use is called CO2 Extraction. CO2 extraction applies specific temperature and pressure changes to the raw materials to create a highly refined oil containing concentrated amounts of CBD. As for texture, CBD oil is very thick and viscous, almost like a paste.
“Hemp oil” usually refers to hemp seed oil. There are very trace amounts of CBD in hemp seed oil but that’s not what it has been specially processed for, so it’s not a replacement for CBD oil in any situation. While hemp oil isn’t CBD oil, it is still a very healthy oil and it is an excellent carrier oil for CBD oil. We use it in our tinctures because it is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which help your body process CBD efficiently.
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