Cannabidiol - Not All CBD is Created Equal
It seems like Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, exploded into our world overnight! This fantastic ingredient has been praised for its healing properties and benefits. However, it is important to know that not all CBD is created equal and education is key when purchasing and using CBD.
2020 4:29:50 PM / by The Institute of Skin Science
Cannabidiol – Not all CBD is created Equal
It seems like Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, exploded into our world overnight! This fantastic ingredient has been praised for its healing properties and benefits. However, it is important to know that not ALL CBD is created equal and education is key when purchasing and using CBD. Here are a few points to consider when looking for CBD products.
Where is it sourced?
Knowing where your CBD is being sourced is top on the list! Studies show that CBD sourced outside of the USA contains high amounts of heavy metals, toxins, and pesticides—all harmful and toxic ingredients for the human body. Even purchasing CBD within the United States does not guarantee that the CBD is held to the same standards. Make sure you have done the proper research on the company you are purchasing from.
How is it extracted?
Did you know there are several extraction methods? Yep and not all of them are effective. Some extraction methods can dilute or contaminate the CBD oil resulting in a cheaper quality of CBD. These extraction methods are cheaper for the manufacturer, allowing them to sell their CBD at a lower price. The famous saying, “you get what you pay for”, absolutely applies in this situation.
What does the label say?
A lot of companies are claiming to have CBD oil, yet it is listed as “HEMP Seed” or “HEMP Oil”. This is not the same thing as “Cannabis Sativa Oil”, “Cannabis Sativa Extract”, or “CBD Oil”. There are many parts of the Hemp plant that can be used in products, but again, it is the CBD oil that is key. Watch out for HEMP labels as they can be very misleading.
Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum or Isolate?
If you see a product with 5,000MG of CBD Isolate, that must mean it is the best, because more is more, right? Wrong, that is not necessarily true. Many forms of CBD can be used for different products. For instance, if you are looking for a CBD to use in skincare, you want to look for one that is “Broad Spectrum”, whereas a CBD Isolate is going to be better for a vape pen or tincture that will be ingested. Also, watch out for large milligram (mg) numbers. Quality CBD will be in the 100’s as this is concentrated CBD and not paired with fillers.
The world of Cannabidiol can be confusing and we hope to help make it a little easier to understand. The main thing to remember is that CBD is NOT created equal.
GlyMed Plus stands behind our CBD formulations as we care about the quality of our CBD, from seed to our client’s hands.
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Written by The Institute of Skin Science