Having become one of the most trusted names in the CBD business since our inception in 2010, The CBD Brothers know a thing or two when it comes to buying the best quality CBD oil.
As with food, drink or any other substance, it’s always important to know what you’re putting into your body.
The fact that CBD is a growing market creates room for confusion, as well as opportunity for those looking to make a quick buck without paying attention to quality or customer wellbeing.
There are a few things to look out for that indicate that you are buying the best CBD oil possible, and a few red flags that suggest the opposite. We encourage you to read carefully in order to have the best possible experience with CBD oil.
There are a few key things you’ll want to avoid when looking for CBD oil, mainly details to do with how the cannabis plants are grown and the CBD oil is processed.
Some farms use pesticides, fungicides, and artificial fertilisers in growing their plants. The composition of cannabis as a plant makes it highly absorptive of what the soil it grows in contains, so if it is treated with these harsh chemicals it’s very likely that the final product will be tainted and also contain some. The best CBD oil contains as few impurities as possible, so be sure to look for an oil that is farmed without such.
In processing, some companies use harsh solvents such as pentane, butane, propane, and hexane are sometimes used to extract CBD from the cannabis plants. These are all potentially harmful to the health of the consumer. These compounds are common in low cost CBD oils that may seem too good to be true price-wise.
By choosing a reputable, long standing supplier of CBD oil you can feel assured that they adhere to the strict health standards imposed upon them by the Food Standards Agency in the UK, or the relevant regulatory body if produced elsewhere in the world. A tried and trusted supplier is your best bet for high quality CBD oil.
They are also likely to have ethical and sustainable farming practices in place, so you can feel good about your purchase.
Oils that make use of the whole cannabis plant also include the flavonoids, terpenes, and other cannabinoids that work alongside cannabidiol. In less scientific terms, they supply the CBD in its most natural form, with all the tools it needs to work best.
A significant red flag when considering purchasing CBD oil is if the product is not labelled with the percentage CBD it contains. Without knowing the strength of the product you are using, you may never find out exactly how much CBD you are treating yourself with. This could be shown as a percentage concentration, or how many milligrams of CBD is in the bottle or tincture.
You could inadvertently buy a much weaker product than anticipated, getting ripped off, or a stronger one which may affect you differently to how you have come to expect from previous CBD oils.
Critically, this denies you the opportunity to increase or decrease your dosage with clear knowledge of what you are doing, so you will struggle to fine-tune your dosage of CBD oil to gain the most benefits for you, as optimum doses of CBD oil differ from person to person.