Spoiler Alert: CBD can go bad! Yes, stale or rotten CBD is a thing. And boy can it sour your mood.
Info? Solutions? You bet we’ve got them for you! Keep reading to learn:
We’ll help you help your CBD oil products to keep on keepin’ on!
And just so ya know — This is Part 1 of a three-part series. Be on the lookout for these upcoming companion articles:
Just like other supplements, CBD oil can turn for a number of reasons. Primarily, though, it’s due to your CBD oil product’s age or insufficient/improper storage.
That said, CBD oil is reasonably shelf-stable. It’s believed that — with correct handling — CBD oil maintains its effectiveness for about 12-24 months. So, your CBD should keep long enough for you to finish the product, if you use it on a somewhat regular basis.
Pro Tip: In addition to the CBD oil in your products, you also have to consider the other included ingredients. They may be perishable as well and spoil at a faster rate than the CBD.
Absolutely. All CBD products should have an expiration date printed on them. The expiry date isn’t a marker of when your CBD gummies or CBD cream will instantly become a frothing fetid mess. It’s more of a best-if-used-by guideline, indicating the time after which your product will be less and less effective.
Shelf life is the amount of time a thing is viable. So, for CBD, we’re referring to the duration for which it can be stored and continue being suitable for your use.
We already mentioned that — all things being perfect — your CBD oil product could enjoy a nice, long life. Possibly up to about two years, unless — you know — you make it disappear sooner. (Consistent use and all….)
Actual shelf life can vary — a lot. Many factors influence the longevity of your CBD. Here are some of the biggies:
So…how exactly does one know if his or her CBD’s passed its prime? Like waaaay beyond….
After all, a bit of funk is just fine if you’re talking about rum or music. Not so much with your CBD.
Just because the expiry date of your CBD has come and gone doesn’t mean your CBD’s rotten. Here are some telltale signs your CBD product is no longer good:
Over time, the CBD (and other cannabinoids) degrade. This is a natural, expected process that happens to all biological matter. (Except maybe those people who’re hooked on cosmetic surgery or foods with lots of preservatives….)
When the CBD breaks down, it loses its potency. As its mojo declines, so does its potential to effect any kind of results in your body. Old CBD is often quite powerless — you may not feel anything from it. Because aging CBD becomes ever more impotent and inert, its therapeutic benefits could diminish as well.
This said, it’s recommended that you don’t use old or rancid CBD products. Chuck’em and treat yourself to some brand-spankin’-new CBD goods!
CBD can go bad because it’s a substance made from plants and all organic matter eventually degrades. Properly cared for, most high-quality CBD should have a shelf life of 12-24 months.
It’s pretty easy to tell when your CBD has gone bad. Expiration date — listed on all legit CBD products — is a big clue. Other than that, trust your senses — soured CBD will probably look, smell, and/or taste abnormal.
CBD that’s spoiled or past its “best by” date probably won’t make you sick. It’s more likely that it will have no effect on you at all. Err on the safe side, though, replace CBD that’s beyond its prime with fresh product.
Be mindful of the many factors that can shorten your CBD’s shelf life. Premium CBD products tend to withstand the tests of time and handling better.
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