With non-psychoactive industrial hemp being largely deregulated in recent years,CBD oil has become all the rage,especially in the hungry market of Houston,Texas. Many proponents of alternative health faithfully rely on CBD as their miracle medicine for pain management.
However,you do have a right to be skeptical about it. Because of the 2018 Farm Bill and other laws,the “Green Rush” has become so ripe for business opportunity that even companies who don’t know a thing about hemp,cannabis or cannabidiol will rush to put together a formulation without second thoughts,and rake in money right after they put it on the market. Naturally,this is not good for consumers,who get a product that â because of lack of the stringent quality control demanded by hemp-based CBD â results in undesirable side effects. They become disillusioned.
But there is light at the end of the tunnel. Whether you’ve not had it before,or you’ve had it and feel like you’ve been burned,here’s our list of 6 concerns that happy customers feel are addressed in their CBD oils of choice (our #1 recommendation,Nano CBD Houston, has been said to address these concerns more than adequately for customers):
1. Customer reviews: CBD has been extensively researched as a pain management tool,though the research is still a developing field. The FDA only allows one product containing CBD to be marketed for medical treatment usages,and that product is Epidiolex,which is prescribed to patients with epilepsy.
Therefore,to get the idea of how a CBD works,it is best to put together what’s in the formulation & ingredients,with the effect the maker describes,and most importantly,read customer reviews to see what they take it for & how good they find it to work.
2. Quality control: The FDA defines non-psychoactive hemp as having less than 0.3% THC by dry weight. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol,or simply THC,is the primary compound that makes cannabis psychoactive. Our research finds that for a non-psychoactive product,it is best to have even less than this. Check for companies that do quality control at all stages of production,from hemp growth,to extraction & processing. Not only does tight QC keep the THC within limits,it also helps to ensure you get no toxic chemicals in the final product.
3. Lab reports: Any CBD maker who understands the science must be able to provide a Certificate of Analysis upon request,or have it available for viewing. The independent lab report should detail the cannabinoid concentration as well as tests for compounds such as heavy metals and residual solvents.
4. Purity: With most CBD products,you can’t be too sure if what you’re feeling comes from the CBD alone,or from other ingredients it’s mixed with. Products are often diluted with flavoring to make the taste more palatable,or carriers for the CBD molecules,which are there because the particles are generally only 5-20% absorbed into the body. If you want to be absolutely sure what you’re feeling is only from the hemp extract,check out Dutch Nutrient by Long Live the Hemp,a novel 1-ingredient product.
5. Dose: Companies & medical journals recommend very small doses of CBD. They suggest that a difference of even a few milligrams can equal many times the difference in sensitivity. This is generally only true of CBD products that are either diluted with other ingredients,or have trace THC,or both. This can also be because it is an isolate of cannabidiol alone,rather than the full spectrum (i.e. containing all the organic compounds of the hemp plant).
Choose an oil that customers and/or the press have extensively vetoed as being safe to take in high doses without psychoactive or other negative effects. Then you can be confident that you can start on the manufacturer’s recommended dose,within reason.
6. Beware of the 100K: 30ml bottles that say “100,000mg” or the likes are not even CBD; they are hemp seed oil. The only reason you may see them in CBD-related searches is because Amazon and other marketplaces don’t allow the sale of CBD. Legitimate CBD makers get around this by calling their products “hemp oil”; however,be sure that what you’re getting is CBD,not hemp seed oil â otherwise,what you feel may not be what you’re looking for.