CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. This compound, along with other cannabinoids, can be extracted from marijuana and also from hemp. When CBD is extracted from hemp, it’s entirely legal to buy and sell in the US. It is commonly sold as oil which can be taken internally or applied directly the skin topically.
The use of CBD oil has increased dramatically in recent years, and with a vast array of CBD products now readily available to the masses, you yourself may have even been intrigued enough to give it a try or consider its use. However, there are many things one needs to know before selecting a Hemp CBD product. While there are many out there that may do the job, it is best to be aware of the facts so you can make a more informed decision.
How does one know if a Hemp CBD product is authentic, honest, and ethically produced?....
It All Starts With the Plant.
When is comes to selecting a Hemp CBD product it is extremely important to ask where did the hemp come from. Much of the hemp used in CBD product today is grown in countries where agricultural practices are far less regulated than in the U.S.
Without these important standards the Hemp plants readily absorb heavy metals and other toxin found in soil. They also absorb pesticides and herbicides to boot. If you are using products that contain CBD oil extracted from contaminated plants, you are inadvertently consuming these toxic compounds.
Heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides have been linked to various medical conditions which include cancers, leukemia, and lymphoma. Make sure that the CBD oil comes from organically grown hemp from the US. CBD topical makers Mossy Rock Company only choose farmers who grow hemp in the sun using organic practices that protect the environment and produce healthy hemp. All of the hemp used for Mossy Rock products is grown, harvested, processed, and crafted in the state of Oregon where farmers operate under very strict governmental guidelines.
How Is The CBD Oil Extracted From The Plant?
This is another important question to ask when selecting for an honest and pure Hemp CBD product. Whether you are seeking pain-relief, stress-relief, or other positive effects of CBD, it is important to know how the CBD oil get from the plant into the product. Products that utilize Hemp CBD extracts processed using a supercritical CO2 technique are by far the best.
CO2 extraction is expensive, but it is a much safer way to extract the CBD from the hemp. An inexpensive method of extracting CBD oil from hemp involves the use of harsh chemical solvents which leave dangerous residues in the CBD oil. With CO2 extraction high pressure is used during the process. Once the pressure subsides the CO2 simply evaporates, so you’re left with pure CBD oil free of harsh solvents.
What Other Ingredients Are Present In The Product?
When selecting a Hemp CBD product it is important to not only consider the source of CBD itself but also the other ingredients that make up the product, particularly the product base. Quality ingredients are chosen for their own restorative effects and also for how they will compliment the effects of CBD.
When it comes to topicals specifically, there are ingredients that, like CBD, can help to alleviate inflammation and pain. There are also ingredients that aid in absorption such as Emu Oil found in Mossy Rock Company's CBD Hemp Restore Balm.
Some makers of Hemp CBD products will simply add CBD extract or isolate into a lotion base full of unknown chemicals and preservatives. Be sure the makers of your CBD product of choice have researched and chosen each ingredient independently making it possible to fully understand every single ingredient that goes into their products.
3rd Party Testing
Make sure both the hemp extract and final Hemp CBD product is tested by a third party to ensure that it is pure and clean. The hemp itself grown should even undergo vigorous lab testing for molds, insecticides, pesticides, prior to the extraction process. Final products should also be tested for potency to ensure you are getting what the label says.
CBD oil shouldn’t contain harmful contaminants such as heavy metals, herbicides and pesticides. It should not contain any residual solvents from the extraction process, and there should be no nasty mold or bacteria present. Basically, the CBD should be pure and honest. Ethically-produced Hemp CBD products are not only beneficial to your body, but that you can feel good about using them.