A lack of regulation around the CBD market opens the door to many challenges when searching for high quality CBD products. While there are many options to choose from for quality CBD there are also a lot of scams, offering products without any CBD or containing harmful chemicals. Here's what sets high quality CBD apart.
High Quality CBD
First, we need to discuss what high quality CBD is. At Lee Hemp quality refers to effectiveness, safety, and value. High quality CBD contains appropriate amounts and types of cannabinoids, does not contain harsh chemicals or heavy metals, and provides the intended effect at a cost that can be maintained to help you achieve your health goals.
These quality values can be applied to any CBD product you are looking for, from a full-spectrum or broad-spectrum tincture to topical.
How to Find High Quality CBD Products
There are various ways to determine the effectiveness, safety, and value of CBD products. Here, we are going to focus on the quality of the product rather than the type. Because one of the aspects of high quality CBD is effectiveness, you will need to define whether that will be a topical, gummy, full-spectrum oil etc. Here are the questions we ask when searching for high quality CBD.
1) Where does the CBD come from?
We know CBD is derived from hemp. This question is directed towards where the hemp is sourced from. In the United States there are regulations to ensure high quality hemp growth. If a company outsources their hemp supply be sure to research where it is coming from. This can help inform whether herbicides and pesticides were used. This will help in gauging the safety aspect of high quality CBD.
2) Has the Product been Third-Party Tested?
Third-party lab tests are a differentiating factor in high quality CBD products. Reputable companies will provide their lab results that inform consumers what is in the product. This will provide information such as amount of THC and other cannabinoids present as well as the presence of pesticides and other harmful chemicals. This test indicates product safety and effectiveness.
3) What is the Product Potency?
Whether you are looking for a full-spectrum product or broad-spectrum derived from an isolate, correct potency is key for product effectiveness. We know CBD can benefit our health but how much CBD is necessary to achieve your goals? This will require trying some CBD to see how your body responds. Typically, we recommend those new to CBD use a smaller dose and monitor it's effects. For instance, if you are looking for a natural sleep aid then try a low dose of CBD for a few nights and monitor how rested you feel the next morning. Then you will be able to find what works best for you.
4) How Does This Product Compare to Other Products on the Market?
High quality CBD should be comparable to other products on the market. For instance, if you find a product at a price point significantly below other reputable products it may not have the safety or effectiveness components. In contrast, a product priced significantly higher than the competition may not be a viable solution to help you achieve your health goals. When it comes to value, make sure your CBD products aren't so cheap that they don't meet these quality standards and are something you can use regularly to improve your health.
Realistically, there are many high quality CBD products available online. When deciding which product will best meet your needs make sure to do some research into the company. At Lee Hemp our goal is to provide customers with high quality CBD products. If you have any questions about how CBD can benefit your health please contact us. We would love to help you find the right product to meet your needs.