CBD brands - there's thousands of them. So how do you sift through the noise and advertisements to truly find the best CBD on the market?
Cannabidiol, (CBD), is a chemical derived from the cannabis plant. But, unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), it won't get you high.
With the recent popularity of CBD, it can be hard to know which products are the real deal. So many businesses are now claiming to have the best quality CBD on the market. But how do you know they’re selling you the real thing?
Read on to learn more about how to shop for high quality CBD products.
High Potency CBD
There are a lot of different ways to consume CBD, and the method you choose depends on your preference. High potency CBD is found in a variety of products but the most popular is oil tinctures. You can also find high-strength edibles, capsules and topicals that contain large amounts of CBD.
CBD products can be found in a number of different potencies. There is broad-spectrum, full-spectrum and CBD isolate. High potency is considered when a product has at least 50 milligrams of CBD. At lost range.®, our CBD hemp oil potencies range from 1000mg to upwards of 4,000mg. While the label may tell you the percentage of the CBD in your oil, that isn’t strength.
You need to know how much CBD, in milligrams, is in the bottle, so you can divide that by the amount you take to see how much CBD is in your dose. lost range.® offers only upper end potency and quality, that’s why our lowest milligram percentage starts out at 1,000 and goes up from there. Here are just a couple pros and cons of using High Potency CBD
- A little goes a long way in terms of usage to experience effects
- You can scale up or down depending on what you need it for
- In the long term, it will be cost effective to have a high dosage on hand
- Higher doses aren’t always necessary for first-time CBD users (you should experiment to see what dose is right for you)
- There is a greater chance for side effects, although extremely rare
How to Know if Your CBD Product is Legit
CBD is a popular ingredient in a number of products, including oils, tinctures, and capsules. But how do you know if the CBD you're purchasing is legitimate? The label on your product will tell you all you need to know. The label should contain:
- The name and address of the manufacturer or distributor
- Cannabinoid content
- Control number
- Production and Expiration date
If a CBD product fails to include this information on the label, then there's a good chance it might not be worth taking the risk.
Choosing a Reputable Company
While there are many substandard products and brands out there, reputable businesses have a way of shining through. If you're considering adding CBD oil to your routine or your even business offerings, look for these five factors to ensure you’re buying a pure product:
Check the Label
To ensure you’re getting high-quality CBD, you need to check what’s in the bottle. Shockingly, 70 percent of Cannabidiol extracts sold online are mislabeled, according to a Penn Medicine study.
These rogue CBD brands are not mentioning the levels of THC in their products, or they have ‘white label’ CBD products - synthetic cannabinoids that have been known to make some people ill. Make sure your CBD products are sourced from high-grade hemp facilities from companies that control every stage of the process, from growth, to extraction and production. The more involved the CBD company is in this process, the better.
Whatever a label says, quality matters most. This is because quality can affect CBD oil potency.
There are several things to keep in mind when shopping for a CBD oil’s quality. The soil the hemp is grown in, the way it’s processed, the ingredients used, and so on – it all matters.
Contaminated and poor-quality products can be sprayed with pesticides which won’t give you as much bang for your buck when it comes to how well your body can actually use the CBD. To ensure you’re buying a quality product, make sure the company displays these key marks:
- 100% field-grown hemp extract
- Enhanced bioavailability
- Sustainably farmed
- Allergen Free
- Hemp sourced in the USA, preferably Colorado.
Always look for third-party testing results that indicate the formula is clear of contaminants and contains appropriate CBD and THC levels.
Know the Source
Where is the hemp grown? This actually matters more than you think. Did you know that China is the number one supplier of industrial hemp to the United States? Meaning that “50 state-legal CBD” product you’re taking was possibly produced with Chinese hemp oil. Even in your local Main Street stores, they usually sell oils with synthetic additives that don’t meet the testing standards. This is why you should focus on location, location, location.
Did you know that Colorado is the best state in America for growing hemp? The state’s advantages go beyond the straightforward rules. Among other things, the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), which runs the industrial hemp program, is incredibly pro-industry and works closely with hemp farmers to get them up and running.
About lost range.® CBD
At lost range.®, we use only the best CBD in our small batch products — helping our customers experience and enjoy all the benefits that CBD has to offer. We strongly believe in the powerful healing potential of our hand-made CBD products. Our mission is to make CBD tinctures, salves, and rubs accessible to all people. ALL OF OUR PRODUCTS CONTAIN LESS THAN 0.3% THC.
Our Hemp CBD products are derived right here in Colorado. The hemp is grown under the Colorado sun by local farmers who ensure a pure product. The hemp is also extracted here in Colorado and those extracts are then used in our small batch, handmade hemp CBD products. Our products are a true full circle product supporting an array of local Colorado grown small businesses.
Products to Try
Here are a couple products we recommend based on their potency levels:
- Potent Oil Tincture – If you're just starting out with CBD, or if you're just not used to the effects of cannabis, our 1,000mg Isolate CBD Oil Tincture is a great option for you. Some people have a more active endocannabinoid system than do others, so they will naturally not require as strong of an oil.
- Higher Potency Oil – If you're looking for something a little more potent, we recommend our 2000mg Full Spectrum CBD Oil Tincture.
- Highest Potency Oil – Pain is a part of life and we're here to help you manage it. Our highest potency 4000 mg Gold Buckle Full Spectrum Oil Tincture is designed to maintain physical and mental well being and optimal health.
Finding the best quality CBD doesn't have to be hard. To ensure you’re getting legitimate products, be sure you’re purchasing from reputable manufacturers. At lost range.®, we make it our mission to deliver the highest quality CBD products to our customers.
If you would like to know more about our products and brand, our staff is always at your service for any questions. Contact us here today.