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How to Find High Quality CBD Oil
Do you know how to find high quality CBD oil?
I read something this week that said CBD has become more popular than Beyonce. And by that I mean more people are searching for CBD than Beyonce on the web.
That alone makes it so important. However, this isn’t always easy without knowing what it takes to manufacture good, clean oil.
So, do you know? Can you tell the difference between the good stuff and the low quality imposters?
How to Find High Quality CBD Oil
There are several different things you can look at to tell you’ve got a high quality product in your cart. It’s easy to say you get what you pay for. Many people assume that paying more means higher-quality, but that isn’t always the case.
To find the good stuff, here are some things to look at:
1. How it’s Grown
CBD in the United States should come from industrial hemp. This helps ensure legal levels of THC (<0.3%).
The problem for shoppers is that hemp absorbs toxins from the soil, so you need to make sure the hemp is organically grown. This keeps toxins from things like pesticides or heavy metals out of the hemp and out of your CBD oil.
You can also check the Certificate of Analysis to see that the product is free of contaminants as well.
2. Certificate of Analysis/Third Party Testing
Any reputable company will test their products, on a regular basis, and make those results public. So, look for a Certificate of Analysis (COA).
A Certificate of Analysis (COA) is a document from an accredited laboratory that shows you exactly what’s in your CBD oil.
It shows the quantity of various cannabinoids, along with other possible contaminants like pesticides or heavy metals.
A COA proves that the potency and purity claims of a company are true. If an online manufacturer or a retail store doesn’t have the information, or refuses to share it, avoid the product and the retailer.
There is an example of a COA at the top of this article and on the right.
3. How Much CBD and THC is in the Product
Numerous reports have shown that companies can claim all they like when selling CBD oil, but many products on the market don’y actually contain what they say they do.
Check the COA to ensure the levels of CBD and THC are in fact what is on the bottle. To get the benefits of CBD you need to make sure there’s actually CBD in the bottle.
Another good way to check is with a dosing calculator – this will tell you how much is in each dose. Here’s ours.
4. How it’s Made
There are several different manufacturing processes used by CBD makers. Checking this can help you tell the difference.
The best method is supercritical CO2 extraction. With this method, manufacturers use carbon dioxide in extremely cold and high-pressure conditions. This creates a pure, clean, quality oil that is safe to produce with little-to- no post-processing.
In comparison, other methods like hydrocarbon or ethanol processing can involve toxic solvents (such as pentane, butane, propane, and hexane) that are harmful to your health.
With CBD popularity soaring, unfortunately it’s easy to get scammed with a low-quality product. Knowing how to find high quality CBD oil will help you ensure you’re getting exactly what you pay for – CBD that delivers all the benefits.
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Is CBD Oil Addictive? Here’s What the Research Says
It’s growing in popularity, and that means that people have lots of questions about CBD oil.
What’s one popular question we get asked a lot? Is CBD oil addictive?
The confusion is understandable since many still associate it with marijuana (totally different strain). And of course there is still confusion surround marijuana dependence. But that’s a different story altogether.
So, is CBD habit forming? Is addiction something you need to worry about if you use CBD?
The World Health Organization Report
Back in 2017, the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence from the World Health Organization (WHO) did an extensive report on CBD oil. It looked various different areas, including:
· What CBD oil is
· The chemical makeup of CBD
· Any side effects
And yes, whether or not CBD oil is addictive.
So, what did the report say?
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Is CBD Oil Addictive?
The WHO reported:
“The evidence from well controlled human experimental research indicates that CBD is not associated with abuse potential.”
Abuse potential means the likelihood that abuse of a particular drug or substance will occur.
How’d they reach that conclusion? They reviewed several different studies, both human and animal.
One study found that “An orally administered dose of 600mg of CBD did not differ from placebo on the scales of the Addiction Research Centre Inventory.”
A second review of data found similar results:
“…CBD was placebo-like on all measures (including visual analogue scales, psychomotor performance such as the digit symbol substitution task, heart rate and blood pressure) compared to active cannabis….”
So, when trialed with a placebo, CBD had the same addictive qualities. Read: none.
So, according to these studies, is CBD oil addictive? Nope.
What About Side Effects?
So, if it isn’t addictive, are there any negative side effects?
Again we turn to the WHO report:
“CBD does not produce the effects that are typically seen with cannabinoids such as THC… Across a number of controlled and open label trials CBD of the potential therapeutic effects of CBD it is generally well tolerated, with a good safety profile.”
So, according to the review of research done by the World Health Organization, if you’re worried about negative side effects or becoming addicted to CBD, don’t be. It’s considered safe on both counts.
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