Lots of places claim to sell pure CBD oil, but what does that actually mean? Is the product pure if the CBD is not in its distilled powder form? How can you tell if what you're buying is what's advertised?
For answers to these questions and more, read on.
CBD consumer products are not regulated by the FDA like other medications or supplements are. (In fact, there's only one FDA-approved medication with CBD in it.) So, there is a wiiiiiide range of quality among CBD products across different producers.
First bit to know is that CBD can refer to both a CBD product derived from pure hemp andthe pure CBD isolate. It depends on the context. Yes, this can be a little confusing, but we're here to make things pure and simple!
When you buy pure CBD oil, it's essential to make sure that your cannabidiol is extracted from pure hemp. You don’t want it to contain any undesirable ingredients or contaminants. We circle back to this towards the end of this post — so hang tight!
It's also important to know what type of "pure" CBD you're looking for. Do you want a CBD product that’s just CBD, or do you want one that’s also got naturally-occurring plant compounds — like other cannabinoids?
Regardless of the type of CBD product, pure CBD starts from the ground up. If you want pure CBD, you have to look at where it was sourced and how it was cultivated.
Pure hemp is grown organically, with no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers in the soil. When grown organically, the hemp is free from heavy metals and toxins — things you don’t want in your CBD (or your body!)
US-grown hemp is another marker of quality. Hemp cultivation in the US is subject to strict standards and regulations, so look for CBD extracted from domestic hemp.
The quality of the hemp has a direct relationship to the quality of your CBD oil. Thus, the quest for pure CBD has to start with pure hemp.
CBD comes in three different types:
All of these can be considered “pure” depending upon the definition of “pure” you’re adhering to. And, you will see CBD products of all three of these three varieties advertised as pure CBD. So, make sure you know which one you're getting!
If you're looking for pure CBD and nothing else, look for isolate CBD. If you want pure CBD plus the other naturally-occurring plant goodness (cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes), opt for full- or broad-spectrum CBD.
Broad-spectrum CBD oil is loaded with all of the phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and other substances found in hemp-derived CBD extract, sans THC.
It’s incredibly popular because broad-spectrum CBD takes advantage of all the natural plant compounds of cannabis, without any psychoactive reaction. Plus, you enjoy the synergistic benefits of the entourage effect when all the naturally-occurring plant components are left intact.
With pure broad-spectrum CBD products, you can feel good about the potential benefits it brings without worrying about the potential harm caused by impurities.
A safe and natural CBD is produced by a company that provides proof of third-party testing (a certificate of analysis or COA). The COA will show the quantities of CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids in a product— which is important to confirm against what’s advertised by the retailer.
You should avoid products that don't provide a COA from a reputable third-party lab. Without the testing, it's impossible to know what exactly is floating in your CBD oil. Pure CBD claims + no COA = giant question mark!
Now where can you find pure CBD oil?
If your state laws allow for physical locations, you can build a relationship with your local dispensary or health-food store that offers CBD products. Do your research on the retailers before you go and ask them about the purity of their CBD products.
Alternatively, you can find a vast assortment of virtual sellers. Online shopping is a great option, especially if you want convenience, privacy, and access to a variety of products at your fingertips.
Just be sure to read the labels on the CBD products you're considering to ensure pure CBD oil is what you're really getting.
What makes Pure Craft CBD pure CBD? We pride ourselves on producing pure natural products.
Here's why our CBD oil is pure:
CBD quality is directly related to the quality of the hemp it came from. So from seed to sale, Pure Craft is dedicated to purity throughout the lifecycle of production.
Our Nano CBD Infused Vegan Broad-Spectrum Gummies are one of our top sellers. You don't have to be vegan to enjoy 'em, but we're proud to offer our high quality, organic hemp-derived CBD in a vegan gummy form.
Not only are they delicious, but the nano-technology means our gummies are much more effective and fast-acting than typical CBD gummies. If you're looking for a purely hemp-derived CBD gummy, look no further.
Finding truly "pure" CBD oil can be difficult. But with a little sleuthing, you can weed out the fakes.
In sum, here's how to identify and buy pure CBD oil:
If pure CBD is what you're looking for, it's worth your time and effort to research the retailers you're considering. It’s the only way to be confident that you’re purchasing pure and natural products that are safe, legal, and don't contain any contaminants.
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