How to choose a quality CBD oil
There are so many different types of CBD oils and CBD brands on the market that it can be tricky choosing the “right” CBD oil.
Of course, when choosing a CBD oil, you want to ensure that you are buying a high-quality oil to ensure that you are investing in the best CBD product.
CBD oil companies and CBD products all have to abide by the FDA regulation* of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products, including Cannabidiol (CBD) – which states that CBD products need to contain less than 0.3% THC.
The last thing you would want is to purchase a CBD product and experience unwanted psychoactive effects from THC.
Hemp-derived vs Marijuana-derived products
The safest way to ensure that you are not going to experience any of the unwanted psychoactive effects of THC is to look for CBD products that are derived from hemp as hemp plants naturally contain less than 0.3% THC.
Marijuana plants are cannabis sativa plants that contain more than 0.3% THC levels naturally.
Both marijuana and hemp plants are from the same cannabis species, cannabis sativa. However, the marijuana cannabis plant contains higher levels of THC and is not legal in some states in the USA.
CBD companies should also be open and transparent about the growing and harvesting of their various hemp plants and their extraction methods.
How to use Full spectrum CBD oil
Full spectrum CBD oil may have potentially enhanced benefits over that of pure CBD hemp oil, or what is commonly known as CBD Isolate.
Full spectrum contains all the terpenes, cannabinoids, and flavonoids from the whole hemp plant, along with cannabinoids CBD, CBN, CBC, and CBG as the active ingredients.
These vitamins, minerals, omegas and terpenes provide the most effective potential hemp extract. Sera Relief Full-Spectrum CBD oil is made with hemp-derived cannabidiol and peppermint oil.
To make use of Sera Relief CBD Oil, use the dropper to take 1-2 drops by mouth twice daily or as directed by your healthcare provider. Keep at room temperature; keep away from direct heat or sunlight.
The different types of CBD oils
There are different types of CBD oils such as full spectrum CBD oil, broad spectrum CBD oil and CBD isolate or pure CBD oil. These differences are explained in detail in another article.
What to look for in CBD oil brands
Unfortunately, it is common practice for CBD oil products and hemp-derived CBD products to be mislabeled in terms of their respective CBD and THC content levels.
There are many good CBD companies and high-quality CBD oil products available on the market, it is just a matter of reading labels and researching CBD companies until you find the right one.
Hemp plant growing and harvesting practices
It is also important to find a CBD oil brand that is transparent about their hemp plant growing, harvesting and CBD extraction practices as some low-quality CBD oils may contain toxic solvent residues, GMOs, heavy metals, pesticides and artificial flavors. The quickest way to determine if the product your looking to purchase is safe is to find their CofA, certificate of analysis, located on their website.
Research the company you are considering buying CBD oil from and try to find out about their hemp growing and harvesting practices.
Do they farm the marijuana plant or hemp plants? It’s important to know which species of cannabis sativa a CBD company grows because hemp plants contain lower levels of THC than marijuana plants do.
Are their hemp plants grown organically? Do they ensure that their organic hemp is grown in clean soil, without toxins?
The last thing you want to do when trying to improve your health and wellness with CBD products, is to ingest further toxins, heavy metals and harmful chemicals.
You also want to ensure that there are no additional ingredients added to the CBD oil that could be harmful to your health – such as additives or preservatives.
The laws surrounding CBD and CBD usages differ from state to state. It is important to understand the legality of CBD under your state law and ensure that you purchase a CBD product that is in line with those state laws.
CBD Oil Quality
Not all CBD oils are created equal. There are unfortunately low-quality CBD oils available on the market, but there are also many high-quality CBD oils available.
It is a matter of reading up on the company, their practices and their products. It is also advisable to read company and product reviews as this can provide insight into the company and the quality of their products.
Factors to consider when looking for a CBD oil are the product’s quality, purity, potency, bioavailability, and the THC percentage.
The THC and CBD percentages should be clearly marked on the product – you should be able to check the label on the product.
Pure CBD oil on the label also doesn’t always mean that the oil is a high-quality oil. Pure CBD oil is merely another name for CBD isolate. While CBD isolate has a specific role and place depending on the planned use, full spectrum CBD oils contain other vitamins and fatty acids that are not present in pure CBD.
CBD Oil Purpose
What is the CBD oil product meant for? Is it a supplemental dietary product, does the product aim to assist with occasional sleeplessness, or to help to defend against aches & pain? Does the product help to support a sense of relaxation?
Third Party Testing
It’s not well known to the general public, but an easy way to ensure that you’re buying the highest-quality CBD oil, is to buy from a CBD company that offers third-party testing.
High-quality CBD companies also include Certificates of Analysis with information on CBD and THC content in the final product. Click here for more information on SeraLabs’ third-party lab testing.
SeraLabs Quality CBD Products
At SeraLabs, our mission is to create high-quality products that use science-backed, proprietary formulations and the same attention to quality ingredients applies to all of our CBD range of products.
When you purchase our CBD products, you know that you are getting quality that you can trust. Our CBD products originate from hemp that is grown, and manufactured in the USA.
Our plant-based hemp and CBD products are free from pesticides and grown in clean, toxin-free soil and water.
All our hemp and CBD products are made from the highest quality raw materials and are tested by third-party laboratories for purity and consistency, and to ensure the CBD and THC content levels are in line with the FDA regulations.