How to Choose The Right Hemp Oil/CBD For You?

How to Choose The Right Hemp Oil/CBD For You?

It’s important to know how to choose your product. There are a lot of inferior CBDs on the market that don’t have what they claim is in it, or contain toxins from the soil that it’s grown in, or from the extraction process.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to the factors to consider when shopping for a CBD product:

Decide Why You Want to Use CBD, and in What Form 

CBD comes in many forms and delivery systems. For effects within a few minutes, the most effective are oil drops under the tongue. Then there are capsules. They are going to take longer to start working but then last longer in the system. 

CBD also comes in topicals: salves for aches and post-workout discomfort, and oils for enhancing skin health and beauty. There are sprays, gummies, and vapes as well. We avoid gummies due to the high sugar content. 

Know the Ingredients & Extraction Process

You’ll want to know the ingredients, how it’s extracted and that it’s non-GMO. It should be grown organically, even if not certified organic, which is another level of certification. It should be supercritical CO2 extracted, or with alcohol that is then completely removed.

Consider the THC Content

You’ll need to know if there’s any THC in it. By law, the THC content in the full spectrum hemp oil extract must be 0.3% THC or less. This is undetectable by most people – you won’t get high, although even that minuscule amount can still be helpful. In addition, since the THC-containing product undergoes less processing, i.e. that required to remove the THC, it will also have a more robust cannabinoid and terpene profile, since there can be some collateral damage in the removal process. Your choice depends on your individual chemistry and preferences. 

The product that I originally formulated, called “broad spectrum hemp oil extract,” has zero THC because there’s always a risk that someone is very sensitive to THC, even if it’s less than 0.3%, which is the legal limit. Even in minute amounts, THC can actually accumulate in the fat cells, and there’s a slight chance that it can show up on a drug test. This is a problem if you are subject to random drug testing, either because of your job or some other situation.

 

Provides Lab Reports From Third-Parties.

Every product should have a Certificate of Analysis. It will list the various cannabinoids, the terpenes, which can have considerable medicinal value, and also, show the absence of toxics– toxic metals, pesticides, and herbicides. Hemp is a concentrator, so must be grown in chemical-free soil or it will accumulate the toxins found in contaminated soil. You’ll want to see a clean Certificate of Analysis from a certified independent lab.

Formulating Our Own Brand

While there are a number of excellent brands on the market, we actually formulated our own, because we had very specific specs, including:

Dr. Cass’ Hemp oil Extract/CBD is formulated to be the best possible product.  We have had feedback that our CBD actually works better than many of the other respected brands! Being a natural product, we had to choose our source well, extract the active ingredients properly and expect the best outcome. In our case, it really worked out well!

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