If you’ve ever been to a high-end clothing store, you know what quality looks like. From the material all the way down to the smallest stitched details, there’s a clear standard of craftsmanship that’s evident. If you see an article of clothing from a luxury brand at a local street market at a fraction of the price — it may be too good to be true. As the demand for Hemp CBD oil products continues to grow, there are bound to be pretenders and opportunists.
Everyone wants to cash in on its success and market their own “CBD products” similar to high-end clothing fakes. The truth, however, is that all great CBD products begin with pure hemp CBD oil.
As a consumer, it’s up to you to spot the difference. You need to know what sets pure CBD oil (1) apart from watered down, and sometimes dangerous, pretenders and opportunists. So how do you figure out if your hemp CBD oil is pure? You can start by making sure you take these three things into consideration.
Pay Attention to How It’s Made
To cut costs, some businesses may use cheap methods when extracting CBD oil (2). It’s similar to an unauthorized factory making clothes for far cheaper than the brand they’re ripping off. They have very loose health and safety guidelines, which can result in the use of toxic solvents like propane and butane.
One of the best methods of extracting CBD oil from organic hemp plants is a process known as supercritical CO2 extraction. Companies that sell high quality hemp CBD oil generally use this method because it helps maintain purity. It requires expensive equipment and more expertise, but it’s universally regarded as a safe and effective way to create pure CBD oil.
Verify THC Levels
One of the staples of pure CBD oil is the amount of THC it contains. As a general rule, there shouldn’t be anymore than 0.3% THC in pure CBD oil. Anything higher than that can mean an issue with the method of extraction itself. It can also mean that the CBD oil was rushed to market or that there was a lack of proper equipment and expertise around. High quality CBD oil will always contain 0.3% THC or less.
Make Sure It’s Lab Tested for Purity
Remember: companies that sell pure CBD oil have nothing to hide. The very first red flag is if they have no third-party testing. If a company hasn’t sent their CBD oil to an accredited lab and shared those results with customers — it’s not a good sign.
These lab tests are carried out to ensure that the CBD product you want to purchase is the real deal. The final analysis can tell you if there are any of those dangerous solvents we talked about earlier as well as THC levels. It will give you all the necessary information to make sure you’re purchasing the purest CBD product possible.
At Noble Hemp, we take our independent lab tests seriously and have all our certificates of analysis available to customers. You can also take a look at some of the 100% organic hemp-based CBD products we offer at our online shop.