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I get questions all the time about CBD… If you are new to CBD & looking to educate yourself, read the below post to find out what to look for when making your purchase. (I’m in the middle of making a “Buyer’s guide” that you’ll be able to find on my website (coming soon!) that will go into greater detail about CBD.) I’m not a doctor or trying to prescribe you with anything, I’m just sharing some knowledge to those who are interested
1: Non-Psychoactive CBD
CBD is non-psychoactive. It is a potent cannabinoid that will not get you high like THC will. Less reputable sellers may not use a reliable extraction to isolate CBD, meaning that THC is also present. Know that THC plays a role in the full-spectrum efficacy of these products.
The ideal CBD product uses a process called supercritical carbon dioxide extraction. Then, third party testing ensures that CBD & other beneficial, non-psychoactive cannabinoids are the only compounds present.
2: Quality! Don’t buy the cheapest CBD product available
Hemp is a bioaccumulator, which means it tends to absorb anything it grows around. Buy CBD from a source that uses certified organic hemp & tests for the absence of pesticides & heavy metals. A reputable company will have these test results on their website.
Hemp oil is short for hemp seed oil & is not naturally high in CBD. Many CBD extract products contain hemp oil, which is fine. If you see claims like “200mg hemp seed oil” as opposed to “200mg CBD extract”, that marketing is designed to make you think CBD is present & trick you into purchasing a product that doesn’t contain any CBD at all. Basement prices usually indicate CBD is missing.
3: Extraction Method
Solvent extraction is the cheapest process by which CBD can be extracted from the plant. This method is affordable, but it leaves residual solvents in the end product. Because you want to ingest CBD & not carcinogenic solvents, this method is cheap, but not ideal.
Some providers uses organic alcohol as a solvent to extract CBD. Alcohol based CBD products do not contain all of the plant’s beneficial compounds.
Uses carbon dioxide gas across temperature & pressure gradients to isolate & extract desired