**Pictured above, our Genesis Blend Oil is located in the center. Surrounding it are other well-known CBD products brought to us by clients who wanted more from them.**
We hear it daily. Shopping for quality CBD products can be overwhelming! CBD is a newer industry that many people need still need to learn about. As, no shortage of new brand names/ multi-level marketers/ and CBD-infused products. The terminology surrounding all these new products is almost intentionally confusing. As someone working in the CBD industry, trends and marketing techniques come and go. At the same time, there is much to be said about finding high-quality CBD products. I want to keep it simple and offer two key elements to consider when shopping for CBD. We will discuss the top CBD tips.
Below are a five of the top CBD tips and highlights and their corresponding explanations.
LAB TESTS ARE A MUST!
In a recent study, nearly 70% of the CBD products tested contained inaccurate labels regarding the product’s potency.
- GROWING, HARVESTING, AND EXTRACTION METHODS ARE CRUCIAL TO A HIGH-QUALITY PRODUCT.
When growing for cannabinoid production (such as for CBD), small changes yield significant results in the content of the cannabinoid and terpene profile. We use artisan methods here at Bluegrass Hemp Oil and Kentucky Cannabis Company. We groom our plants, use organic practices, and harvest and extract only from the bloom so that, in the end, our product is more effective and also better tasting!
DIRECT LINE OF CONTACT.
After all the research and reading, you may still have some questions, or maybe not, but being able to call and speak with someone directly puts many clients at ease in an area where confusion is abundant.
The size should be on the label in ounces and milliliters. The ingredient list should typically be short. Most high-quality products contain emulsified extract in a carrier oil, but some contain multiple fillers, flavoring agents, and additives. The strength should be on the bottle’s total milligram content of CBD (we also list the mg per ml amount). Some companies list entire cannabinoid content, whereas others list only CBD content. For comparison’s sake, total CBD milligrams and total cannabinoids mg do not always equal in value.
To compare a product’s weight, try dividing the total CBD mg content by the price to find the cost per mg. When dealing with a full spectrum product, 100 mg CBD is a better value than 100 mg total cannabinoids. If the product is full spectrum, then 100 mg CBD product would have additional milligrams of other cannabinoids and may be closer to 120 mg or more when considering other cannabinoids.
LOOK AND TASTE.
Darker colors with a bitter green taste indicate more plant material or inferior processing, which is common among companies who grind the entire plant for extraction (including CBD little stalk, stem, and fan leaves). Very light or clear colors with little forward taste and bitter after-taste often indicate the use of CBD isolate. This single-molecule extract does not contain any other beneficial terpenes or cannabinoids. A lovely golden hue (like ours) with a mild natural cannabis taste would likely reflect a high-quality Oleoresin or extract from a bloom rich in cannabinoids.
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