When choosing a CBD Oil there are three major things to consider: Product, Extraction Method and Third-party Laboratory Testing.
- Product: Look for a farm fresh organically grown full-spectrum American hemp. Full-spectrum CBD Oil contains a synergistic blend of cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes. This synergistic blend may help enhance the therapeutic benefits of the CBD. Some people refer to this as the "entourage effect". Full-spectrum hemp usually contains trace amounts of THC (less than 0.3% which is the legal limit). Ask which part of the hemp plant is used to extract the CBD Oil. Many CBD companies use the whole plant (seeds, stalks, leaves) which do not yield a quality CBD Oil. Make sure your CBD Oil is extracted from the flowers of the hemp plant which yields the rich synergistic blend of cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes in their natural raw state. Also, look for organic carrier oils (Fractionated Coconut Oil or Organic Hempseed Oil) which help the absorption of the CBD Oil. If you prefer a flavored CBD Oil, make sure it is organic as well.
- Extraction Method: Traditional extraction processes use some combination of heat, pressure, and solvent to remove a desired compound from its environment. Unfortunately, these methods often leave residue or degrade the quality and amount of the desired compound. Supercritical CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) extraction is highly efficient and does not add extra costs. By pressurizing an extraction chamber with carbon dioxide, the pressure required to extract desired compounds is achieved without any of the heat associated with traditional pressing methods. Because it dissipates immediately after opening the extraction chamber, this method also guarantees no harmful residue remains in the finished product.
- Third-Party Laboratory Testing: Ask if each extraction is tested by a third party laboratory to ensure potency, cleanliness, and safety. Make sure each of these lab tests is openly available on their website to establish transparency and provide the ultimate reassurance that every product they offer is safe, pure and effective. If they will not share third-party lab results, then do not share your money with them. So, go relax and enjoy the calm! - Greg O'Neill - GoHealthyNaturalCBD.com