Not All CBD Is Equal: Be The Wise Consumer

CBD Products
CBD Products
CBD Products
CBD Products

CBD has been the word in town for quite some time. Of the heap load of information that is available to the masses now, it may be ironic as to how people have holes in their ‘knowledge well’ regarding CBD. One must be an educated consumer to be able to get the best out of CBD therapy. Only making timely decisions and choices, coupled with the right practices and the right CBD products will help you reach your health and wellness goals.

CBD legalization has seen many countries lining up, with the new entrees including the United States. Although hemp CBD is legal there, one crucial aspect relating to setting down of regulation and healthy practices were left to interpretation. This meant that certain CBD manufacturers would go to great lengths to put out quality CBD products, while others would not give a damn-both these products would take up the same space on the shelves for consumers to purchase.

The customers, who have researched the CBD manufacturer and their product in great detail, will take the good ones, while the consumers who are unaware end up taking the poor quality ones. The difference in the CBD journey and the subsequent experience is that between land and sky. Here are the subtle traits that you should be aware of when browsing through CBD products.

CBD Extraction

CBD oil can be extracted from both the cannabis plant as well as the now legal hemp plant. The extraction process of CBD is a complicated and expensive one, and the two prominent methods of extraction include CO2 and Ethanol extraction.

  • CO2 Extraction

Hemp plants are exposed to different ranges of temperatures and pressures, so as to isolate the various cannabinoids including CBD, terpenes, chromenes and flavonoids. The set-up needed to pursue this form of extraction is wallet squeezing, and it needs large, sophisticated equipment and large spaces to get up and running. The quality of the end product depends much on the extraction method and as per the experts, this method of extraction is very efficient.

  • Ethanol Extraction

This involves submerging the plant entirely in high grade ethanol. This is best for the extraction of full-spectrum CBD extracts. The process is less complicated and the set-up costs are lower, which makes it the ideal one for CBD manufacturers.

Certificate of Analysis

The certificate of analysis (CoA) contains all the relevant details regarding the various compounds in the extract, their individual percentages, the method of extraction, so on and so forth. Make sure that the testing and the CoA is prepared by a 3rd party independent lab that is recognized and accredited.