How to Pick the Best CBD Hemp Product: 6 Things to Consider
If you still haven’t heard of CBD, you will.
New companies are penetrating the CBD market and with good reason—CBD research has shown it can possibly be effective in treating a variety of conditions and has promising benefits. However, with every company claiming to have the best CBD product to ease your ills, it is hard to know exactly what to look for in a CBD product and ensure whatever you put in your body is safe and effective.
There is a lot of deceptive advertising out there. Here are some key factors to keep in mind when choosing the right CBD oil for you.
THC is the psychoactive phytocannabinoid in the cannabis plant that gets you high. An effective, safe CBD oil should not have higher than 0.3% THC, the current legal maximum for THC. This is the key difference between CBD and marijuana. To ensure your CBD is THC-free, you want to look for CBD derived from industrial hemp, such as that produced in Europe, which ensures your product has legally-compliant levels of THC. For example, our Stress Remedy CBD product from Omax Health comes from industrial hemp sourced in Belgium, ensuring our product’s safety and THC levels below 0.3%.
CO2 Supercritical Extraction
If getting CBD was as easy as acquiring the cannabis sativa plant, the CBD market would be a whole lot smaller and easier to navigate. What we really want is full spectrum phytocannabinoids. Unfortunately, this is where companies may not have your best interest at heart, and can use less expensive extraction methods to give you subpar, impure CBD. CO₂ supercritical extraction is a chemical-free process used by the top companies, ensuring the CBD contains all of the original chemical benefits found in the hemp plant while always being exceptionally pure.
Make Sure the CBD is Full Spectrum, Not Isolate
Isolate CBD sounds appealing in that it appears to be pure CBD. However, full spectrum CBD is a superior product because there is a synergistic benefit to having CBD contain all of the original phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, including trace amounts (0.3% or less) of THC. Isolate CBD has even been shown to be less potent than full spectrum CBD when it comes to effectively addressing health concerns, as shown in scientific studies.
CBD Capsules vs Tinctures vs Edibles
Obviously, the form of CBD you consume depends on your preferences: do you enjoy swallowing a capsule, taking drops under your tongue, or chewing some gummies? However, we highly suggest you stick with the first two and avoid gummies. Gummies are notoriously inconsistent in their dosages. We’re going to make it simple: if we had to rank the consistency of dosage on a 10-point scale in these three forms, we would give capsules a 10, tinctures a 7, and gummies a 4. With capsules, each softgel is tested to ensure a consistent dose. Due to the different substances mixed together in a tincture, the concentration of CBD you get in each drop may vary slightly. Gummies are the least consistent of the three forms.
The highest quality CBD products should be able to prove their quality. Third-party laboratory testing is essential for adhering to strict safety and purity guidelines, and ensuring you get exactly what the company is advertising. Companies that adhere to regulatory and manufacturing standards will even allow you to request seeing a copy of the lab reports, so third-party testing is your only guarantee that the company’s claims are really true!
Trusted, reliable company
We cannot stress this enough: it is so important to read and learn about the company selling you CBD. The best CBD product will come from a reputable health and wellness company with a history of producing quality, effective products. The easiest way to confirm a company is truly dedicated to providing you with only top-tier products? Read customer reviews! Seeing what consumers are saying both about the CBD you are interested in and about other products from the company is an easy and reliable way to make sure you make the best choice. For instance, Omax Health’s new Stress Remedy CBD product has only been on the market for several months and already has many verified reviews, all of which are positive. In the end, customers are the real test of a company’s dedication to quality and purity.
Do your research with CBD and the products out there. Don’t just accept any claims you see and make sure to learn about the company behind the CBD as well. It is the only way you will avoid the many inferior products on the market and ensure the product you purchase is not only safe, but also delivers on its promises.