CBD Buyers Guide
Is It Right for You?
As more research is being completed on CBD more people are turning to CBD infused products for relief.
CBD binds with cannabinoid receptors in our neural system to help regulate: Sleep, Appetite, Mood, Motor Control, Immune Function, Pleasure, Pain, Reproduction, Fertility, Memory, Temperature and more.
CBD works with your ECS (endocannabinoid system) to promote everyday health and wellness support and is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in the hemp plant.
CBD is a safe and effective natural product that has tremendous potential to relieve a host of distressing symptoms. Especially when you choose a reputable, trusted company for your supplier such as ours, who not only guarantees their products come from the highest quality sources but also provides test results showing the active amounts of naturally occurring CBD and other cannabinoids.
If you’re considering using CBD, however, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor first. CBD may interact with certain over-the-counter drugs, dietary supplements, and prescription medications — especially those that contain a grapefruit warning.
How to Spot the Difference in Products
Not all products are created equal and that has never been more true than in the Hemp derived CBD world. Understanding what to look for in a label to identify exactly what is in that product and how to compare one product from the next is the key to educating yourself.
The Importance of Buying High Quality
Your CBD experience is largely determined by the purity and potency of the products you select. Far too often people place their trust in companies selling low-quality, potentially contaminated products, that contain far less CBD than specified on the product label. That is why it is essential to protect yourself from a disappointing experience by purchasing your CBD products from a reputable source.
Does High Price = High Quality?
(not with us because of our vertical integration)
Because we breed our own seeds, grow our own plants, extract our own raw materials and manufacture our own finished product we are able to reduce our cost to produce and pass that savings to our customers while creating a superior product.
How to Read and Compare Labels
When you pick up a bottle of CBD Oil or a jar of Topical CBD Salve, there's always a list of ingredients. If there isn't, do not buy that product. The ingredient label states what individual components make up the overall product. In the more regulated food industry, the order of the ingredients listed is very important to the educated consumer. The first ingredient listed is typically the most prominent ingredient. With the last ingredient being the least prominent. In short, you start with the largest ingredient by volume and end with the smallest ingredient by volume.
When reading a CBD product label, it’s important to discern whether the potency information refers to the amount of hemp extract or to the amount of active CBD in the product. All our CBD products are made with either full-spectrum whole plant hemp extract, broad-spectrum hemp extract or a cannabinoid Isolate derived from hemp. All of our labels will clearly state which extract has been used along with the amounts and active cannabinoid milligrams.
For producers that only list the quantity of Hemp Extract on their labels, instead of the CBD milligrams, there can be a big discrepancy. A discrepancy that many are not aware. If you see Hemp Extract, instead of CBD, listed on a label, it generally means that the actual amount of CBD in the product is lower. Only a fraction of the MG level listed on these bottles is actual Active CBD content so you should look for labels that list both.
Your Choice of Isolate, Full-Spectrum, or Broad-Spectrum Extract will Determine What You Get in Your Product
Isolate is the purest form of a cannabinoid. It has been isolated from all other compounds within the cannabis plant and should contain no additional cannabinoids or terpenes.
This extract contains all the naturally available compounds of the cannabis plant, including THC. However, in hemp-derived full-spectrum CBD, the THC will be no more than 0.3 percent.
This extract has all naturally available compounds however the THC has been removed from the extract. The THC remediation process can also remove portions of the cannabinoids and terpenes found within full-spectrum extract.
Hemp Seed Extract
This extract is unfortunately the most misleading extract. Derived from the hemp seed it contains no cannabinoids or terpenes and is commonly found in the products sold in large stores and Amazon. In some cases, companies are listing tens of thousands of milligrams at an inflated price passing the products off as CBD based products.
So, which should you choose? Some people prefer full-spectrum because they want the whole kit-and-caboodle of the cannabis plant’s benefits — with all the cannabinoids and other compounds working in synergy.
Others choose broad-spectrum because they want some terpenes and flavonoids but absolutely no THC. Some people prefer CBD isolate because it’s tasteless and odorless, and they don’t want any other compounds included.
Formulas and Cannabinoid Profiles
Different formulas combined with different cannabinoids will provide different effects. Its important to not only understand which cannabinoid extract a product contains but also is that product a basic delivery system or a specialized formula.
Basic delivery system formulas typically only contain the cannabinoid profile along with a single ingredient such as MCT oil as the delivery system. These products are a great way to introduce the desired cannabinoid profile into the body for everyday health and well-being.
Specialized formulas are created to provide specific benefits to the body. Aiding in sleep, anxiety, inflammation, recovery, and energy, these formulas should have additional ingredients that are known to provide these benefits along with the desired cannabinoid profile. These formulas are typically more beneficial than a basic delivery system when trying to isolate a specific remedy.
Most Common Cannabinoids
Want to learn more about the most common Cannabinoids? Check out our What are Cannabinoids page for more info!