Since the enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill, which was the legislation that federally legalized industrial hemp, the cannabidiol (CBD) industry has seen rapid growth. In fact, CBD is already a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States, and it is continuing to expand rapidly as more farms begin to produce industrial hemp. With all this growth, there are multitudes of CBD products being sold today.
If you are new to CBD, then you might have trouble determining which hemp companies offer high-quality CBD products and learning what products to avoid. In today’s blog, we will discuss how you can choose high-quality CBD products for sale. Read on to learn the top tips from Hózhó for choosing CBD that is actually worth your time and money.
Learn About Extraction Methods
When you come across a new CBD product, the first thing you should consider is the method that was used to extract the cannabinoids, terpenes, and other potentially beneficial parts of the hemp plant. The extraction method that is used will always affect the end product, and you want to ensure that the products you use are extracted in a way that does not utilize hazardous materials or eliminate potentially beneficial parts of the hemp.
Numerous extraction methods are used to manufacture CBD products. One of the most popular of these methods involves utilizing a liquid solvent, such as ethanol or butane, to break down the hemp plant and obtain the CBD within the plant. Unfortunately, these methods often destroy parts of the plant that can be saved through other extraction methods, and they often use solvents that are hazardous to humans.
Extraction using CO2 has recently become a popular choice for many hemp and CBD companies. This modern method of extraction allows more precise control than liquid solvent methods, and it does not use hazardous materials.
At Hózhó, our CBD products are made through the use of a state-of-the-art, patent-pending extraction method. Unlike other methods, the extraction method used to create our products preserves almost all beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes in hemp. Moreover, our extraction method is tuned to fully eliminate any undesirable compounds in hemp, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Next time you research a CBD product, look for information on the extraction method that was used in the manufacturing process. Doing so could keep you from buying hemp that lacks some of the beneficial compounds you desire.
Make Sure it Underwent Laboratory Testing
When researching a CBD product, be sure to look for laboratory results (or Certificate of Analysis) after you learn about the extraction methods that were used to create the product. Reputable companies will always have their CBD tested by a laboratory and display the results of these tests on their website. These tests are designed to ensure that the company is not misleading the public with their products.
Essentially, certificates of analysis are utilized to check the work of the hemp and CBD companies. If a company claims to sell products with little to no THC, then the lab checks to ensure that the products actually have those levels of THC. Similarly, labs can double check the levels of CBD present in the product.
Since the hemp industry is still new, you should always take time to find out whether the company has posted their laboratory tests. Don’t be mislead in your search for high-quality CBD — study the lab results!
Research Growing Practices
After you know about the extraction methods and the third-party lab results, you will want to look into the growing practices that were used to obtain the hemp that went into the products. No matter how you choose to use CBD in your daily life, you will be consuming it in some way. For that reason, you should care about the growing practices just as you would care about the growing practices used to make your food.
Do you try to only eat organic or all-natural foods? If so, then you should search for CBD products that use hemp grown using organic or all-natural farming practices. This will also help ensure that your CBD products come from high-quality hemp plants.
In the case of hemp, farming matters for another reason. To be considered hemp, a Cannabis Sativa plant must contain no more than 0.03% THC. If it contains THC above this threshold, then it is considered marijuana and it could potentially cause psychoactive effects. By researching where the hemp was grown and the farms that it came from, you can help ensure that it only contains CBD and other non-psychoactive, potentially helpful compounds.
At Hózhó, our CBD products are grown on Colorado farms. In fact, the farms that produce the hemp for our products are some of the largest industrial hemp farms in the United States, and the Colorado State Department of Agriculture tests the plants on these farms each year for THC. We are proud to say that our products come only from hemp certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Check the Amount of THC and Cannabinoids
If you are looking for CBD products, then you probably want something that gives you as many potential benefits as possible without any psychoactive effects. Finding this balance is essential since it allows you to consistently control your usage and expectations from the product.
For that reason, you should make sure to check the amount of THC and cannabinoids in the product. You will want to find a product with zero THC. The best CBD products are THC-Free, but they maintain high levels of other non-psychoactive cannabinoids and extracts of the hemp plant. Products with a broad spectrum of plant components are more likely to have the entourage effect, which is a powerful way to get the most out of CBD and hemp. For that reason you should always try to choose broad spectrum CBD oil.
Buy CBD Products From Hózhó Today!
Hopefully these tips have helped you learn things to look for in selecting high-quality CBD products! If you would like to get started with CBD, then be sure to browse the CBD oils, gummies, and other products available on the Hózhó site.
Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions about finding high-quality CBD!