We all want the best, especially when it comes to choosing a good CBD brand.
However, this can be more of a challenge than expected if you’re just getting familiar with CBD and have little knowledge of what to look for.
It might not seem like it, but purchasing CBD from random websites without doing some research about the company and its procedures can have adverse effects on your health.
We understand that your overall goal is to optimize your well-being, not chip it down little by little with mediocre products riddled with harmful additives and chemicals!
But fear not friends, you know we’re always laying out the facts to keep you on the right track during your CBD journey!
Having said that, if we’re talking about why it’s essential to stick with a good CBD brand, it’s best to brush up and recap on what exactly makes a company “good”.
How To Spot Quality on the CBD Market
We’ve touched on this before, but repetition is the key to making things stick sometimes! So, here are a few key questions to ask yourself when researching a CBD company to see if you want to purchase.
- Where is the hemp grown, and how is it grown?
- What extraction process does the company use?
- Does an independent, third-party lab test the products?
- Are their products well-received by consumers?
Armed with these four questions, you should be able to avoid any unsatisfactory CBD companies, as well as save yourself the possibility of time and money wasted.
One of the most important things to pay attention to is how a company grows its hemp. It’s important to look for companies that employ organic methods because the hemp plant is a bio-accumulator, and soaks up everything in the soil.
It’s great from an environmental point of view, but not for the hemp plants grown with GMO techniques. You don’t want hemp that’s tainted with pesticides, heavy metals, or anything else that the soil contains—it’s counterproductive and harmful to your health!
To avoid these issues and complications, some companies are exercising sustainable procedures to produce their hemp. Some even go as far as using rainwater for the crops!
Breaking Down the Extraction Process
Ask yourself this: how the hemp oil extracted.
Premier CBD companies utilize the CO2 extraction process because it produces the cleanest and most potent oil possible. Companies who adopt secondary extraction methods risk exposing their customers to toxins, chemicals, and solvents in their oil.
After this, you’ll need to see if the company tests all of its products by way of independent third-party laboratories. This process creates a certificate of analysis (COA) for each product, sometimes even at a batch level, to get a more accurate test for your products.
These reports are valuable because they confirm the first two fundamental questions, organic content as well as pesticides, heavy metals, any toxins, and much more. This information should be readily available on the website somewhere. Most of the time, you can find this on the product page or a separate section of the website dedicated to lab reports or COAs.
Also, look to see how consumers respond to their products. This is a vital tool that we all use these days and it influences the decision-making process.
Now that we’ve recapped on those key questions to ask, we can discuss why it’s important to stick with reputable brands.
High-Quality Ingredients Deliver Results
We all want what’s promised or advertised, right?
Of course—why wouldn’t you?
It’s such a disappointing experience when a product finally arrives, and it turns out to be a dud!
Unfortunately, this scenario can quickly occur if you don’t ask yourself those key questions and pay close attention to what the product contains and the methods used to create it.
This viewpoint goes back to the third-party lab results because you can confirm the purity and potency of the product by looking at the certificate of analysis.
We’d all like to think that CBD companies maintain the same honest, moral compass concerned with our well-being, but sometimes, this isn’t the case. Some companies try to pass hemp seed oil as CBD hemp extract. And even some of the more reputable companies got caught embellishing the potency of their products.
If you want the best chance at experiencing the therapeutic benefits of CBD, you’ve got to make sure you’ve got a high-quality product and know the accuracy of the CBD content.
Don’t Risk Exposure to Harmful Chemicals and Toxins
We live in a world where chemicals and toxins are combined in almost every industry to create products, making it that much harder to purchase any product with complete confidence. We’d love to tell you that’s not the case when shopping for CBD, but we believe in honesty and full transparency.
Since hemp is a bio-accumulator, it absorbs everything in the soil (as discussed earlier). In some cases, that could even mean heavy metals. You want to avoid this at all costs because heavy metals are harmful to many different parts of the body.
Many types of metals appear in CBD products grown inorganically. They can all affect your body in negative ways ranging from disruption of vital organs, issues with the brain, and nervous system, and possible exposure to carcinogens.
Things To Remember When Shopping For CBD
Shopping for CBD gets easier with time. Once you start doing a little research, you’ll see that the dots will connect themselves. Honestly, it all begins with those base questions, and you can use Google and some common sense to fill in the gaps!
Also, you have another massive resource at your disposal—the CBDfx blogs! We’ve got hundreds of blogs covering any and everything you’ve ever wanted to know about CBD.
Most importantly, we just want to note that once you’ve experienced real CBD quality, you’ll know how to separate the rest!
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