People all around the world are using CBD oil for so many purposes, but it’s pretty challenging to find a high-quality product that meets all the standards and production requirements. Today, this oil is an important part of a lot of health treatments or cosmetic products, but we still can’t tell if it’s good or bad. The CBD oil is a relatively new product on the market since it was not so long ago when a lot of governments around the world approved it for medical use.
Also, some CBD derivatives are still available on the black market, and people who produce it say it’s better than the approved options we can find in the pharmacies. Sometimes, people who want to sell their product will confirm theirs is better than any other, but it’s time to learn how to determine the quality alone.
The regulations of this industry are not very clear on a global level, so many producers will try to sell their homemade CBD oil. As a matter of fact, many of those who were growing the plant know the technology of extracting oil from the leaves, flowers, and seeds. But, do they have a license to do that? Is their private lab meeting the producing standards and policies? How can you know that the oil is clear and not contaminated with dangerous particles? Even when a lot of governments approved the use and production of CBD oil, a lot of products are still in the grey area, so people are risking a lot, especially if they aren’t informed enough how to recognize a high-quality product.
Here are some ways how to do that:
Check the declaration
Every approved product should have a declaration printed on the package, where all the necessary information and ingredients are listed clearly. Also, the producer needs to mention the origin country, and list all the standards the product meets, so the buyer can be sure in the quality. If you are based in the USA, you should know that Colorado and Kentucky have the highest standards of growing cannabis for medical purposes. If you are in Europe, the most popular countries in this market are Denmark, the Netherlands, and Germany. If you are interested to know about these standards, you can click here and find out what are the most important features of these products. These countries provide regular soil testing, so the products don’t contain chemicals and pesticides.
The price of the oil
The whole process of extracting oil from the cannabis plant is expensive and complicated. So, if some product is too cheap, you should be aware that it may not be that good as the producer declares. If the regulations in your country are not strict and clear, you can easily fall on scams. Good oils are not cheap, but they are not very expensive too. Often, the price depends on the CBD amount in the product, so if you want higher concentration, it would be more expensive.
Clear product labels and test results
When you buy a CBD oil product from a trusted and reputable company, you need to check if they mentioned the concentration on the label. For example, the minimum amount of CBD concentration should be 250mg in 30ml, but not more than 1000mg in 30ml. The more concentrated is, it has more potent effects.
But, before you buy your oil, you should research the companies that produce it. They need to have user-friendly websites and all the necessary information listed in the “About Us” menu. Very often, licensed producers are transparent and they don’t mind showing the tests, examinations, standards, and products’ certificates on their websites.
Be aware of the possible traces of THC
Approved CBD oils contain less than 0.3% THC, so they can be listed as legal. As we know, industrial cannabis plants contain pretty low levels of THC, so it’s expected that the products don’t have it. But, homemade oils can have it. These oils are not controlled and the THC content can be pretty high, so the people who use it for health issues can also experience some side effects. This is another reason why you need to choose trusted producers, so you can be sure you are getting a legal and high-quality product.
Check the color and smell
The CBD oil has a specific smell that can’t be described easily, and it’s very different than the raw plant, or the weed smoke. Some people find it very heavy and intoxicating. If the smell is pleasant and perfumed, it may not be so good. Remember, natural oils often have weird aromas, and they are the best when consumed in that basic form.
When it comes to color, raw oil can be very dark green or even black. This variety has also high concentrations of THC and needs to be purified and cleared, so it can be legal to use. Decarboxylated oils are similar to the raw material, but they are free of plant’s acids. It still contains both CBD and THC, and the color is also dark green or blackish. Both raw and decarboxylated oils have a butter-like structure. Filtered oil is clear of acids and THC, and the color is golden light green. The filtered product is clear of all the potentially harmful ingredients, and with a triple distillation, you are getting the commercial CBD oil, that is used for so many purposes.
Most of the approved and certified brands have really good CBD oil and related products. But, before you buy a product like this, you must research deeply. Read users’ experience on forums and social media. Low-quality oils may harm you, so avoid them. We hope this article will help you how to recognize them and make a difference. Many brands will try to assure you they have a good, but cheap product, but don’t let them change your mind. You need to have a piece of basic knowledge in this area, so you can choose the right product for your needs.