How To Choose CBD For Your Lifestyle
Although this article makes recommendations for CBD retailers, some takeaways are to always check for a certificate of analysis from the CBD company to show the validity of the products, ensure there is a third-party ISO-certified lab, and background information and knowledge about CBD. Also, a high price point does not necessarily mean a better product. Instead, search for the above key identifiers.
Providing education and a FAQ section is essential for companies to offer, to cover any high level questions that may come up about the product during your search. If CBD is new to you, it is important for a company to provide the basic information and knowledge on their products. Some of the data could include what CBD means, what cannabinoids actually are, how it interacts with your body and Endocannabinoid system (ECS), and the legal environment of CBD. Here is an example of our FAQ page. At millie we also cover the synergistic effects of our broad-spectrum hemp oil with others ingredients in our skincare products for example.
CBD SOURCING & PROCESSING
Information on the seed to shelf portion of the production process is also valuable content for consumers when selecting a brand. It is important to know how or even where the hemp plants are grown. According to the Center For Food Safety, sometimes chemicals such as glyphosate are sprayed onto hemp plants during the growth process. This and other pesticides are known as likely carcinogens by the World Health Organization. It is important to seek out a CBD brand that implements organic farming practices to minimize exposure to any harmful chemicals.
For the next step, the CBD extraction method from the hemp plant should be made known by the company. Most CBD companies use CO2 processing which is considered one of the safest methods, foregoing the use of any chemicals.
Since there is a lack of national standardized regulation which does not specify requirements for production, CBD levels, and ingredients, it is important at a minimum, to skim the online website or product labels, which should provide the necessary information to make an educated decision on your choice of CBD. Product reviews are also a great means to collect data on a brand.
*The statements made in this article have not been evaluated by the FDA. Any products recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.