Since I started this journey, I must say that I have learned a WHOLE lot about cannabis and that there are some really crappy people in this world. The crappy people are the companies just trying to rake in as much money as they can on a crappy quality product. Part of why I started Emerald Cannabliss is because of these people. I wanted to give clients a safe and secure place to purchase CBD oil for themselves and their family. With all the hype surrounding CBD choosing the right product might seem a little overwhelming. We get it. We are here to help you find the right brand for you.
This industry is changing every hour it seems. Research has just begun on cannabis and what it can actually do for us, as legalization sweeps our country. When searching for products I look for several different things.
3rd Party Testing
This is huge. If you do not see 3rd party testing anywhere on a brand website…LEAVE. Third party testing is important because you want to see what is in your products. When cannabis grows it adsorbs anything in the soil, including heavy metals, pesticides, and chemicals used on the soil. Of course, these are not healthy and you don’t want to add anything harmful to your body. Test results will also show what else besides CBD is in the hemp extract. Cannabinoids, like CBD and THC, are the most popular but there are others that can do different things for your body. Terpenes also play a huge role in oils and topicals.
Where and how is the hemp grown?
Emerald Cannabliss only sells products with USA grown hemp. Our favorite type company/brand is the one that is seed to sale. Colorado and Oregon have been doing cannabis for several years and Kentucky has had a hemp program since 2013. These states have experience with growing cannabis and have regulations in place for their crops. Overseas hemp could be subject to different regulations.
Also, how the hemp is grown is important. Greenhouse and outdoors can change the quality of a the product. Different regions also produce different hemp.
Concentration of CBD
There is a lot of concentrations of CBD out there, ranging from 100MG to 2500mg and up. I always suggest if you are new to CBD start low and slow. No need to start at 2000MG, if you have just begun. Dosing is trial and error at this point. You need to find out what is best for your body, because everyone’s body is different. You may up your dosage as you need. Keeping a journal is always suggested. As always, you must check with your physician before adding anything new to you regimen. From the experiences I have had starting at 500MG seems to really be helpful for most people.
Knowing the differences
Full spectrum hemp extract is the best way to use CBD oil. The reasoning for this is because it includes more cannabinoids, including THC. Legally the amount of THC must be .3% in dry weight. Meaning when the plant is dried materials the amount shouldn’t be more than .3% THC, this is trace amounts that will not get you high.
I read labels to make sure they are using the correct terminology. There are three different ways to get your CBD – full spectrum, broad spectrum, and CBD isolate. Full spectrum, like I stated above includes all cannabinoids, terpenes and naturally occurring oils. Broad spectrum is all cannabinoids besides THC. This is a good option for anyone that could be drug tested. CBD isolate is just as it sounds, only CBD. If a brand claims they have a full spectrum but the product is THC free, that to me is incorrect terminology.
What to avoid
Avoid any brands making medical claims. Why? Because the FDA says they can’t and not many test can prove those medical claims on humans. You want a brand that is following the guidelines. Avoid brands that are not consistent. Avoid all synthetic materials. If you are speaking to someone from a brand and they do not know the answers to your questions and do not offer to look into it, RUN.
Choosing the right CBD can be challenging because there is a lot of misinformation out there. Doing research is the best way to find the right brand for you. Looking into a brand before purchasing is always important. Any brands on Emerald Cannabliss have been fully vetted and researched. I do my due diligence as you should too. If you ever have any questions feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org I will personally be happy to help you.