CBD maintains its top position in the markets with its growing demand and success stories. The plants of cannabis family contain about 113 cannabinoids and cannabidiol(CBD) is one among those cannabinoids. CBD products can be extracted from the hemp plant as well as the marijuana plant, but the hemp CBD only enjoys a legal status in the US.
When we decide to start the use of CBD for treating a medical condition or boosting our overall health, we are flooded with a large number of product options. Not all the products are of the same grade and quality, and we should do a bit of research before jumping into conclusions about a product’s worth.
So what are the ways you can adopt to analyze the quality of a CBD product?
Checking the color of the CBD oil
CBD oil has a varying degree of quality and strength, and many are unaware of this. Using a CO2 extraction method cannot always guarantee the purity of a CBD product. Generally, there are three types of CBD oils and you can distinguish between them by studying the color of the oil.
Raw CBD oil
Raw CBD oil is extracted from raw hemp material and it does not undergo any further purification. The oil will contain chlorophyll and terpenes along with the beneficial chemical compounds, which give it a characteristic dark green to nearly black color.
Decarboxylated CBD oil
In decarboxylated CBD oil, the active compounds undergo the process of decarboxylation, a step that improves the bioavailability of the oil. The CBD is present as cannabidiolic acid (CBD-A) in raw plant material, and the decarboxylation step removes the acid content from the extract. Decarboxylated CBD oil too has a dark green to black color.
Filtered CBD oil
They undergo the process of decarboxylation as well as filtration and have a light golden color.
Find Out the Source
Various environmental factors of the hemp field affect the quality of the hemp CBD. Cannabis, being a hyperaccumulator, absorbs contaminants from its living environment, and choosing CBD products made from hemp grown in non-food conditions is not a good idea.
Make Sure the Product Has Undergone Third Party Testing
Third party testing plays a major role in analyzing the quality of the CBD product. Being approved in third party testing is an assurance of CBD product quality.
Carefully Check the THC Content
THC is an intoxicating cannabinoid, and the hemp CBD contains only 0.3% THC, which led to its legalization in the first place. Some manufacturers do not reveal the list of all the ingredients in the label, which makes the consumers suspicious, and it is better to avoid those products.
Everyone intends to achieve the optimum impact while taking any medication, and ensuring the quality of the medication has a crucial role to play in it. Educating yourself about the quality standards of CBD oils and making sure the product you choose adheres to those quality standards is important to make your CBD usage experience worth it.