It’s important to know that not all CBD oils are created equal and there are certain standards you should look for when selecting your CBD product. In particular, look for CBD oil extracted from organically grown hemp that does not contain any pesticides, synthetic fertilisers or heavy metals because it is likely to be safer and possibly higher quality.
We’ve all heard of the amazing health properties of hemp and its CBD derivatives. But did you know that hemp has one more special ability? It can absorb chemicals from the soil. This means hemp can help to keep our soil healthy and clean by absorbing any dangerous chemicals that might be present in it.
The chemical absorption process begins with the roots of the hemp plant. The root system is highly advanced and is able to reach deep into the ground, allowing it to absorb nutrients from deeper layers of soil than many other crops. This also allows it to pull up chemicals from deeper layers, as well as any surface-level contaminants such as pesticides and herbicides. Hemp is especially adept at absorbing heavy metals.
The problem with this is that CBD oil extracted from hemp grown in undesirable environments can be contaminated with these dangerous chemicals. Therefore it is very important that hemp that is grown for the purpose of making CBD oil is grown on fields that have already been cleaned of heavy metals (often by previous hemp crops) and without fertilsers, pesticides or other pollutants.
How can you tell if your CBD oil is safe to use?
According to Robert Thomas of Scientific Solutions, it’s important to make sure the CBD oil you buy has been tested in a lab for quality assurance. This includes testing for pesticides and heavy metals such as arsenic, lead, mercury and cadmium, which may contaminate the product if not properly monitored during production. Such testing also helps ensure that what you’re buying contains an accurate amount of cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids so you know exactly what you take in each dose.
When buying CBD oil, always check that it has been extracted from organically grown hemp and the oil has been extracted using CO2 extraction, the gold standard of CBD extraction. CO2 extraction ensures that all the beneficial compounds (phytocannabinoids and terpenes) are obtained in the process while ensuring fewer impurities in the extract. Other extraction methods (e.g. cold pressed extraction) can result in less cannabinoids and terpenes and more impurities in the finished CBD oils or pastes.
How does Bristol CBD ensure its CBD oil comes from organically grown hemp?
Bristol CBD checks that their CBD oils contain safe levels of pesticides, heavy metals, bacteria and other toxins. Vigorous lab testing is carried out to show that no toxins are present and that the CBD oils conform to international standards and are safe to use. For example, below is the lab report for our most recent batch of 10% Gold CBD oil.
What to check before you buy from a CBD supplier in the UK
It’s important to make sure that what you’re buying is both safe and high-quality. Look for products that have undergone lab tests showing they contain no pesticides or heavy metals before making your purchase.
Also check the levels of cannabinoids in the CBD oil or paste. Your CBD seller should be able to show you a recent lab report showing that the oils that you are buying contain the right levels of CBD and CBD-A (cannabidiol and cannabidiolic acid), other cannabinoids in the spectrum and legal levels of THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). For example, below is the third party certificate of analysis (COA) report for Bristol CBD’s most recent batch of 10% Gold CBD oil.
Learning to check COAs and lab reports before you buy CBD will help ensure that you get the most out of your CBD experience, while feeling secure in knowing that what you’re using is safe and effective.
About Bristol CBD
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If you have any questions about how to buy or use CBD products, please feel free to call us on 07706 031 935 at any time. We are always happy to share our experiences and help people to find the best solution for their own needs.
Please note that Bristol CBD staff are not qualified doctors or nurses and therefore we do not make any medical claims and cannot recommend CBD for specific ailments. Our articles are simply based on our own research and over 12 years experience of working with CBD. We always encourage people to talk with their GPs, physicians or nurses before taking CBD products.