Shopping for CBD

Recently, I read an article about contaminated CBD oil. It got me thinking about how people who are interested in CBD should approach buying products.

CBD from hemp is not toxic, nor psychoactive. So becoming ill from CBD is probably because other substances have been introduced. During extraction of CBD, toxins can be introduced from the chemicals used, contaminating the product. The effects noted in the article are not typical for pure, untainted CBD oil.

So, how can you be sure the CBD products you are buying are the real deal? When you go to Google to find CBD products, you’ll receive a lot of hits. Sifting through them can be daunting.

Before purchasing CBD for Lost Remedy products, we contact a company and ask if it provides lab-testing results on its CBD, where the hemp is grown geographically and whether the product is certified organic and free of herbicides and pesticides.

Here are three things to keep in mind when you go shopping:

Choose quality

Cheaper in this instance is not better. A higher concentration of pure CBD—not an isolate or a synthetic—is more powerful and safer. If the company provides lab testing, that information is readily available if you request it.

Watch out for inflated claims

If the product promises to cure everything, beware. Educate yourself of the properties of CBD and how it may affect your condition or need. CBD is a proven antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and a great source of vitamin D among other benefits. It is not a cure-all, and more research is needed to know more about its benefits. But, if the product you are considering says it can cure anything, be wary.

Find out how the CBD is extracted

Ask about how the CBD is extracted? Some methods use high heat or toxic chemicals. These methods can be dangerous, alter the beneficial aspects of CBD and don’t give you the most important components. CO2 extraction uses carbon dioxide and low temperatures to isolate, preserve and maintain the purity of the medicinal oil. Although there are other methods, this one produces the purest products.

Now, go purchase CBD with confidence.