• Whilst it is good news that increasingly more people are learning how CBD can improve their quality of life and relieve them of certain ailments, in a new and largely unregulated market there are cautions to be taken.
As this is a new subject for many people, initially it can be challenging to acquire all the necessary information – so it is important to be cautious about low-grade CBD producers who are simply trying to cash-in to a new market, and – by the same token – for consumers to know which CBD products are of high quality.
This article reviews will reveal how to self-qualify a high-quality CBD oil: so that you can be sure to purchase only the best product for your body.
• Starting at the beginning of the process, an important factor to consider is where the hemp plant is grown.
Across the US, Colorado and California are amongst the states considered to have the highest-quality CBD: however if we turn our heads eastwards, Europe has also become one of the best hemp producers in the world.
Ultimately, this comes down to the EU’s strict agricultural regulations – which European countries must follow.
Subsequently, Europe is producing some of the purest hemp and CBD products available.
Other naturally-occurring factors are also integral to the quality of the hemp.
The cannabis plant – (of which hemp is part of the family) – is what is known as a ‘hyper-accumulator’: which means it absorbs contaminants from both the air and the soil.
You wouldn’t eat food that had been left out and contaminated – so why would you consider the raw components of your CBD oil by any different standards..?
When buying CBD, oil be sure to do your research about where it was grown –and if a company isn’t outwardly displaying this to the customer, perhaps they should not be quite so easily trusted.
Another way of ensuring the CBD oil that you are purchasing was grown in a safe, controlled, and high-quality environment is by verifying the CoA (Certificate of Analysis) or CoV (Certificate of Verification) – both of which should be provided on the producer’s website.
These documents are acquired via third-party laboratory testing and the tests should tell you the percentage of CBD in the oil, the present terpenes and phytocannabinoids as well as the surrounding conditions in which it was grown: detailing other factors such as pesticides, metal residues and other contaminants.
Testing for Certificates of Analysis can cost up to four figures and so low-grade operations will not be willing to pay for these verifications: not to mention that they would expose the inauthenticity of their operation...
So look out for these as a sign of inherent quality.
If a company has paid for these tests they will be displayed on their website and if you are unable to find them, do not hesitate to get in touch with the company before buying their product.
• In order for CBD oil to be legally sold and distributed across Europe and the US, the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) level must be less than 0.3%.
THC is the psychoactive component in marijuana that induces the feeling of being ‘high’.
Being thorough and finding the exact level of THC in your products is important: not only so as to know what is going into your body, but also to ensure its legality in your country or state and so to understand whether the THC levels would be present on a drug test.
Legitimate manufacturers will provide data showing the exact chemical levels in their products, and you can even find CBD producers with an untraceable amount of THC.
• Reakiro products
Whilst there are a number of top-end, quality producers, a good benchmark brand would be Reakiro – as a first stop for your CBD products.
Reakiro is an ambitious European company made up of a team of professionals who share a core value – reintroducing hemp and supporting millions of people around the world in enjoying a healthier life: the way mother nature intended.
To ensure that their products are of only the highest quality, Reakiro selected the best flower strains for cultivation, chose the region of Poland with the most favourable climate, and found the most experienced professionals in Europe.
When looking for your next high-quality CBD product, check-out their website where you will be able to find their entire range of high-quality products – all accompanied by Certificates of Analysis, verified by independent European third party laboratories.
At least – and if nothing else – you can use this brand and company as a benchmark against which to cross-reference other producers who may offer variants at different prices and packaging.
Either way, it's a good place to start and to inform oneself on this expanding market with definitely proven and accepted therapeutic "pluses" whose benefits are, admittedly, more salient for some people's constitution than for others.
...You won; 't know until you try and when you do, you will undoubtedly agree that your body deserves to absorb only the best: so make sure you treat it in a way which would make Mother Nature proud!