There’s no doubt about it, the CBD market has all-out blossomed in the last year, and since the Farm Bill in 2018 made hemp a newly legal product, CBD products are bound to keep on flooding the market. Some studies are actually proposing that the CBD market alone could generate as much as $16 billion in revenue by 2025, according to Forbes.
All this is good news for the market and the people jumping on the product-development bandwagon, and in ways, the influx of CBD products will benefit consumers. However, there is one tricky downside of a flooded CBD market: It makes finding high-quality CBD oil and products a little harder to tackle. Thankfully, tracking down CBD in its best form does not have to be like sifting through rubble to find a piece of treasure. It all boils down to five tips to remember while shopping for high-quality CBD supplements.
1. Find Out the Source of the CBD Supplement
One telltale indicator that you’re dealing with a high-grade CBD product is they will tell you right up front where the CBD is sourced from. Good quality hemp can be grown in different places, but some of the best domestically is sourced from states like Colorado and Kentucky where growing conditions are ideal. Where and how the hemp was grown that produced the CBD will have an impact on the overall quality. Plus, you need to know that the hemp was grown on an industrial hemp farm that minds local and federal regulations for production.
2. Look for CBD Oil That’s Been Third-Party Tested
Third-party testing is a huge factor to look for in good CBD products. Mahalo Wellness utilizes third-party testing because it helps us make sure we are giving consumers a totally unbiased examination of the quality of our products. Pretty much anyone can claim their CBD is high-quality, but to get an outside certification who has no direct affiliation with the product proves beyond doubt that a product is what it says. Look for batch reports on your CBD suppliers website that indicate third party testing has been done.
3. Examine the Visual Quality of the Product
Visual quality is most definitely something to be considered. Of course, not every CBD product is the same, and even specific types of CBD supplements will have slight variations. For example, two CBD oils from different manufacturers can have slightly different appearances. Raw CBD oil will have a blackened or dark green tone because it contains things like chlorophyll and plant matter. Filtered CBD oil may have more of a golden tone because has been filtered and purified, which means it is going to have higher reliability and is usually deemed as a higher-grade product.
4. Check for THC Concentrations of CBD Supplements
To be legal nationwide, CBD oil and CBD supplements must contain lower than 0.3 percent THC. THC is the component that most CBD users want to stay away from since it is related to the typical psychoactive effects of cannabis. Industrial hemp is naturally low in THC, which makes it important to make sure you are looking at a CBD product that is sourced from industrial-grown hemp plants. The best products will have a clear explanation of CBD and THC levels right on the label. If you don’t see that explanation, it’s best to move on.
5. Go After Full-Spectrum CBD Products
Full-spectrum CBD products contain elements of the full plant profile, which includes all of those good elements of the hemp plant like terpenes and other cannabinoids. Research has shown that full-spectrum products tend to perform better when introduced into the system due to the “entourage” effect. In other words, the different elements work together in unison better than they do all by themselves. Of course, you can get CBD in isolate form without anything, but full-spectrum products are usually the better option.
Mahalo Wellness CBD oils and supplements fall in line with all five of these important aspects. Our hemp is grown on an industrial hemp farm in Colorado. Organic farming practices are used to grow the hemp, and the genetics of the hemp used are carefully examined by breeders to ensure the highest-quality CBD flowers are harvested for product production. All of our products are third-party tested after manufacturing. If you want to know more about high-quality CBD supplements, reach out to us or check out our blog.