CBD oil is a versatile supplement; slowly, it has started showing positive results in the healthcare industry.
This sudden rise in popularity and medical benefits has given opportunities to scam artists trying to make money out of misinformed customers.
Is there any way to tell the CBD product you are holding in your hand is high-quality?
While it is hard for the customers to determine which product to choose, there are several factors you can look into to know whether or not you are dealing with high-quality CBD products.
Having been in this industry for years, we have seen our share of quality standards. We know how deceiving people can be in the CBD industry.
In fact, there have been several cases where a CBD product states a certain amount of CBD in the product, but after examination, it was found to be lower than what was mentioned on the label.
To ensure beginners do not make mistakes we have made in the past, we are here with a guide to help you read the label and understand what CBD terminology means.
Tips To Read CBD Labels
CBD labels have been the buzz around the city lately. This is because of the terminology that is used to define the contents.
Nutritional and food labels are already confusing enough; now, customers have to worry about the CBD label and confusing terms.
CBD is more popular than ever, but customers lack the proper knowledge to buy the right product.
This is where we want to help them out.
- CBD flower: A CBD flower is the dried version of a cured flower of a mature cannabis plant. It contains a THC value of less than 0.3%.
- Full Spectrum: A Full Spectrum means it contains all the naturally occurring compounds of the cannabis plant.
- Broad Spectrum: A Broad Spectrum CBD means it has all the naturally occurring compounds except compounds with THC value.
- CBD Isolates: It is the pure form of CBD without any trace of THC value. Usually, they come in white powder.
- Terpenes: Terpenes are the aromatic component of the essential oil that is contained in the plant. As of now, there are almost 100 Terpenes that have been identified in a cannabis plant.
- Certificate Of Analysis: A Certificate Of Analysis proves their authenticity. Any good CBD product will have one to show its consumers. If they lack one means, their products are not tested by any third parties.
- Bioavailability: Bioavailability is the measurement of how fast CBD enters your Bloodstream.
Important Things To Look For On Label
- Manufacturing Date: Like many products, CBD products also degrade over time. A manufacturing date on the label is the best way to know how fresh the product is and when it should be eaten.
- Batch & Lot Number: Many states licensed medical cannabis. They also mandate batch numbers and lot numbers to be labeled on the product. These lot numbers are a sign of accountability, and if something is wrong, all the products can be recalled.
- Third-Party Lab Results: A third-party lab test verifies the product’s credibility.
Choose The Right CBD Concentration
- If you want to buy CBD products, you want to buy them from a trusted store or vendor. Avoid using gas stations, head shops, and other places as they might not be pure or have high THC value.
- Demand third-party testing. Any CBD company that claims to offer the best quality under the law, you must ask them for any form of a certificate that proves their claim.
- To avoid buying low-quality products, try buying CBD products from a company that has been in the business for quite some time.
Legalities Concerning CBD
When it comes down to the legality of CBD products, it is still a complex matter. While cannabis Sativa plants might have a THC value of below 0.3%, some states are still not willing to make it legal.
In addition, some CBD products do not come from the Hemp plant and have higher THC value. This remains illegal in most states of the USA.
Federal and state governments are still trying their best to make the right laws that use the benefits of CBD and omit its bad effect.
The information in this article is intended to be general in nature. It’s not intended to be a substitute for medical advice in any way from a healthcare professional. Any claims made in the article are untested. Unwrapped encourages you to make any treatment decisions with your healthcare professional.