CBD’s medical uses have become a hot topic lately. As a result, cannabidiol has become a go-to remedy for many people seeking to use the medical benefits of CBD to better manage their health. But not all CBD is of the same quality. With so many CBD brands to choose from, it’s never been more important to ensure that your CBD is made with care and with an eye for quality.
The recent boom in popularity that CBD has experienced, as well as legal changes in regards to the growing of hemp, has seen many new hemp growers and CBD producers enter the market. However, not all of these growers and manufacturers are growing and processing CBD with the same care and concern for quality. Before you dive into the medical uses of CBD, make sure you take some time to ensure that your CBD is actually of high quality.
Can Hemp Help The Environment?
Quality all starts with the growing process. Hemp plants are known for being bioaccumulators. This means that they have a special talent for sucking up everything that is in the soil they are grown in. This process is known as phytoremediation.
Phytoremediation is a great tool for keeping the soil clean and healthy, and is considered to be a cost-effective environmental restoration strategy. Phytoremediation uses plants and soil microbes to suck up toxic contaminants found in the environment, reducing their concentration and making the soil healthier and cleaner.
Hemp’s power as a bioaccumulator means that it needs to be carefully grown. Harvesting hemp grown in contaminated areas will result in a plant that could contain dangerous compounds such as heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, residual solvents, fuels, toxins, and even radioactive elements.
In some cases this can actually be a good thing. Environmentalists hope that hemp can help to clean up toxic sites across the world. In one example, Italian farmers made headlines in 2017 for using hemp to clean up their soil which had been polluted by a nearby steel plant.
However, when it comes to hemp-derived CBD, hemp’s abilities as a bioaccumulator threatens the quality of the final product. CBD products made from hemp grown in dirty soil will be tainted with whatever the plant manages to suck up.
Lab Testing CBD For Purity
This is why it’s so important to make sure that your CBD is derived from hemp grown using clean farming processes and grown in clean soil. It’s also why it’s so important to make sure that your CBD has been lab-tested and is clear of any impurities. Without proper testing, there’s just no way to know exactly what you’re putting in your body when you ingest CBD.
Reputable CBD brands aren’t shy about their testing results and about providing consumers with CBD information about their products. When you browse the products in our shop, you can also access our certificates of analysis (COAs) which will give you access to our lab-testing results. We’re proud to say that every product we sell is certified by state and national standards, and our COAs are the proof. We triple-test our products at 3 key points: when we receive the cannabis from the farm, after they’re blended, and when they’re in their final form.
Product Labels And Trustworthy Brands
It’s also important to know how to read the labels of your CBD products. Product labels will provide you with plenty of CBD information about your product and may let you know if it has been lab tested, and possibly even where you may be able to find the COA that confirms the results of that testing.
Of course, not every label contains accurate CBD information. Some brands deliberately print incorrect information on their product labels in order to trick consumers into thinking that their products contain more CBD than they actually do and that they have been tested for purity when they actually haven’t. Sticking to trustworthy brands with a reputation for producing high-quality products can help you to avoid this and can ensure that your product label is actually accurate.
If you’re trying to take advantage of the medical benefits of CBD, it’s important to not pinch pennies when it comes to your CBD products. Don’t settle for a product just because it’s cheap. Make sure your product comes from a trusted manufacturer that isn’t cutting corners when it comes to product quality and testing.
Check out our shop for a wide selection of high-quality products complete with accurate CBD information about product quality and testing! All of our CBD products are made with hemp grown on USA farms using regenerative and organic principles.