As the hemp oil industry continues to grow, more and more consumers are on the hunt for the highest-quality CBD oils they can find. However, because there is still such a lack of regulation in the industry compared to other industries that have been around much longer, it can be hard for consumers who are new to hemp oil to determine which brands are the most reliable and reputable.
With this in mind, here are a few things to consider as you search for the healthiest, highest quality CBD oils.
1. Extraction Method
There are several common methods of extracting the CBD oil from the plant. Many companies use the cheapest methods in hopes of improving their margins, but many of these types of methods involve the use of toxic solvents that drastically decrease the health value of the oil. One example of an extraction method that does preserve the plant’s cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids is Supercritical CO2 extraction, which involves the use of carbon dioxide under high pressure and low temperatures to isolate the oil and maintain its purity. This method is more expensive but ensures higher quality.
2. Source of CBD
In many cases, the quality of the CBD oil is largely determined by the quality of its source plant, the soil in which it was grown and various other farming processes used. A soil that is overly polluted, for example, is more likely to yield a plant with high levels of lead or mercury. While industrial-grade hemp can still yield a decent oil, the best-quality oils come from farms that meet strict organic standards and use certified organic ingredients.
Bioavailability in CBD oils depends on the method of use. Vaporizing CBD-dominant cannabis strains, for example, results in bioavailability through the tiny sacs in the lungs known as alveoli. When taken in capsule form, a handful of nuts or some fatty yogurt can improve bioavailability and absorption.
The easier it is to maximize the bioavailability of the oil, the healthier and higher quality the oil is. The CBD milligram strength listed on the product label will reflect the active CBD in that product. So if the bottle says it contains 200 mg of CBD, for example, then there should be 200 mg of truly active CBD.
These are just a few strategies you can use to find the healthiest, highest quality Hemp oil on the market. Contact us today for more tips and information.