Finding quality CBD products isn’t as easy as I first thought. I noticed that there were several varieties of CBD on the market. Diving further into the search, it was discovered there are very few regulations. So, as a consumer you have to be on the lookout. I have discovered that it is important to look for the following 3 things: where the hemp was grown, how CBD is extracted, and access to third party lab reports.
While finding a manufacturer, I wanted to make sure the hemp that was being used was of the highest quality and grown in the United States. I soon discovered our manufacture uses only hemp that is properly sourced in the United States by local domestic farmers in Kentucky and Colorado. This guarantees that the farms are certified by the state department of agriculture.
The extraction process was another concern. I have found that there are 3 methods for CBD extraction. The first method is the cheapest method and will explain why you might find CBD at unreasonable low pricing. This method is by means of propane, hexane, pentane, or butane. Another method, is through grain alcohol or ethanol. This method is known to extract the highest amount of CBD and considered safe for human consumption. The last process is CO2 through an extreme cold environment. This process requires expensive equipment, more complexity, and expertise. This process keeps the integrity of the CBD oil and its purity.
Last concern was testing. I do not want a product that exceed the legal limit of THC, which is less than .03%. I found that all our products are tested by a certified third party laboratory to ensure the purity, safety, and consistency. Reports are readily available on products through a QRC code printed on all bottles.
Once these concerns were addressed, finding quality CBD products became easier.