Not all CBD products are created equal. Products can range from very poor quality, to very high quality, and many variations in between. How are you, the consumer, going to ensure that the CBD product you buy, is of the highest quality? The answer to that question is simple. Ask questions! Awareness and education is the only way you can be assured that you are buying CBD oil that is of the highest quality and that your source is reputable
What Questions Should I Ask My CBD Supplier?
Any reputable CBD supplier will be happy to engage his customers and answer questions they may have. The first thing you need to ask is if the product has been tested by a third-party laboratory and if the certificate of analysis (laboratory report) is available for you to read. If it is not on their website, request a hard copy. If they refuse or ignore your request, be very suspicious.
When you read the certificate of analysis look for the following:
- Is the laboratory accredited with the International Organization Of Standardization (ISO)
- How recent is the report – it should not be older than 8 months, 10 at the most.
- Is the CBD Oil free from contaminants (heavy metals and microbials)? This will be indicated by the word “pass” in the status column.
- Is the content listed on the product consistent with the laboratory report? An example of this would be, if the product says there is 1000mg of CBD, is this confirmed in the report.
Other questions you need to ask are:
- Does the CBD contain less than 0.3% THC? This will ensure the product does not contain psychoactive ingredients.
- Are the ingredients listed on the packaging? Examine the ingredients and Google any negative side effects they have.
- Are the ingredients organic and all natural or were premium ingredients added to enhance the oils benefit?
- Where the hemp was sourced and how was it cultivated? The quality of the hemp directly relates to the quality of the product. Was the quality of the hemp sacrificed for a better price? Very often brands get the product from wholesale suppliers and have no idea where the hemp come from. The USA seems to be the best geographical location to cultivate hemp as our soil is rich compared to soil in Europe or China.
- How was the hemp cultivated? Was it free from pesticides, GMO’s and other unnatural practices? This information is often difficult to obtain but if your supplier is a reputable source, they will be able to provide this information.
- What type of CBD is it? The CBD can be Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum or CBD isolate. CBD Isolate is extracted from hemp and then isolated from other cannabinoids resulting in a 99% pure CBD extract. Full spectrum includes other cannabinoids like THC, and Broad-Spectrum CBD is a combination of the two but excludes THC.
- How was the CBD extracted? CO2 extraction is the standard and this method ensures that the CBD is pure.
- Does the company have a good reputation? It is very important to research your source and read reviews from other customers.
- Finally, is it priced fairly? Compare the price to similar options bearing in mind that a slightly higher price may be justified if the company is known to have an excellent reputation.
Why Must I Buy My CBD Oil from A Reputable Source?
The market is saturated with CBD products and not all of them are what they claim they are. When buying CBD Oil from a third-party site like eBay or Amazon, you have no idea where the product comes from and no one who can verify its cultivation methods or what it contains. In fact, Amazon prohibits the sale of CBD, and any products advertised as such on their site are probably hemp seed or grape seed oil.
Not buying from a reputable source could see you wasting your money buying a product that won’t provide the health benefit you need. At Bad Ass CBD Oil, we are confident of our source and that our product is pure and safe. Contact us, we love engaging with our customers and are ready to answer any questions you may have. We know our product well; we know where it is sourced and how it is cultivated and are able to provide you with all the information you need to make the right choice.