Cannabidiol AKA CBD can come in a variety of different shapes, sizes, strengths, spectrums, and species. This is fantastic news for you on one hand. With so much choice, there will almost certainly be a product that provides you with the benefits you need in a form that is easiest for you to take. On the other hand, however, if you’re coming into the world of CBD as a beginner then it can seem a little bit overwhelming at times. Most of us would agree that more choice is usually great, but if you don’t know how to make the right choice, it might just be a bit frustrating.
We totally understand this.
This is why we have constructed this handy guide “How to detect low-quality CBD – What are the warning signs?”, to help you better understand the different grades of CBD, how to detect high- and low-quality CBD and to identify the types of CBD product that will actually benefit you. Even if you are pretty clued up on your CBD knowledge read on as well. You never know, you might learn a thing or two along the way.
So, without any further ado…
Table of Contents
- Are there different grades of CBD?
- How can you tell the quality of CBD?
- How was the hemp plant grown and harvested?
- How is the CBD extracted from hemp?
- Are the CBD products being regularly tested?
- Is the seller licensed and regulated?
- If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is.
- What form of CBD is the most effective?
- What is the best CBD on the market?
1. Are there different grades of CBD?
Yes, there are.
You’ll probably have noticed that when you’re browsing through CBD products, they will have a percentage (%) included in their name or the product description. This is the “grade” or “strength” of the CBD product.
So, what does the grade mean?
The percentage number EG 5% basically refers to the overall potency of the CBD oil or product. Most CBD products are created using a much stronger form of CBD (usually a paste) before being mixed with medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil or pure hemp seed oil.
This gives you all the benefits of higher levels of CBD specifically, as well as the rest of the goodness found within the hemp plant.
Once mixed, the much more potent CBD is diluted into a weaker CBD product so that you, as a consumer, are able to control dosing and strengths. This allows you to assess tolerances and find a balance that is right for you and your needs.
Read more about Different kinds of CBD oil here
When you grow hemp organically and take extreme care over the whole production process, including regular lab testing, this is not a problem.
However, if you don’t, your hemp crop will have absorbed heavy metals like lead, toxins from pesticides, petroleum, and any other bacteria or fungus it is exposed to along the production process.
All these toxic elements will still be present in the CBD once its extracted. It is therefore so important that if you’re going to go organic in any area of your life – make sure it’s with your CBD!
4. How is the CBD extracted from hemp?
Once the hemp plant has been grown correctly under strict conditions, it is just as important to ensure that it is extracted in the correct manner too. This is once again due to the fact that the hemp plant is a hyperaccumulator.
The safest and cleanest way to extract CBD is through “supercritical CO2” extraction.
This ensures that no harmful chemicals or toxins are used that would be absorbed by the plant. This is why we at The Real CBD will only ever use CBD extracted via this method.
Most low-quality CBD products are extracted using harmful chemicals like propane, butane, hexane and pentane. This is because it’s a cheaper method of extraction to keep costs down. However, all these methods will leave behind harmful residue that will be found within the CBD.
But recent changes to licensing and regulation have allowed us to gain full certification for our standards and products. This accreditation allows us to test ‘in-house’ going forward. Because we have proved we are meeting the strict requirements and by publishing all our results, you can still be assured that our products are of the exact same quality.
9. What is the best CBD on the market?
If you follow the advice and guidance above, you will be able to better identify the best CBD products available on the market right now. Luckily for you, The Real CBD ticks all these boxes, so you won’t have to look far!
We will only ever sell the highest-quality CBD products because we are in the business of helping people, not using them. We have built our business on ensuring that our customers see the benefits of CBD in real-time.
So, are you ready to experience the REAL benefits of The Real CBD?