CBD oil. Everyone’s talking about it – young and old. And now, you’ve finally decided to try it for yourself. Welcome to your journey of good health and natural pain relief!
But now comes the tricky part – finding an oil that is right for you. There’s a lot out there, and each oil is different. It’s important to know what separates the authentic products from the phonies.
Knowing exactly what’s in your CBD product is important, from the potency to the purity. At Royal & Pure, we test our Colorado-grown hemp extracts with an accredited, independent lab. All the details are available and up to date here to provide transparency & trust.
So what do you need to look for when buying CBD oil? Read on to find out.
What is CBD oil?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found in cannabis and hemp – plants people often associate with marijuana.
It’s important to note that CBD doesn’t contain THC, the main psychoactive compound in marijuana.
CBD oil is made by extracting the oil from the seeds, flowers, and stalks of hemp plants. It’s the most potent form of CBD.
So now that you know what CBD oil is, what should you consider when buying it?
1. How CBD oil is extracted
CBD oil needs to be extracted directly from a cannabis plant to obtain its rich health benefits. There are several types of methods used to do this, including:
● Extraction by solvent
● Olive or coconut oil extraction
● Steam distillation
● CO2 extraction.
But some companies try to cut costs by using cheaper, chemical-laden extraction methods. These are the ones to be wary of.
Other solvents, such as pharmaceutical-grade ethanol, are safe for human consumption but destroy the plant’s waxes – leaving you with a less potent oil.
Look for an oil that has been extracted using the CO2 method. It’s more expensive, but the quality of the oil is higher. Olive or coconut oil extraction is also a good option but results in a perishable oil. So always remember to store it in a cool, dark place to keep it at optimal potency longer.