In the world of CBD, it's crucial to understand that not all oils are created equal. This article will shed light on what distinguishes high-quality CBD oil, delving into various aspects that make it stand out.
Broad Spectrum CBD Oil vs CBD Isolate and Synthetic CBD Oil
When it comes to CBD, there's a distinct difference between broad-spectrum CBD oil, CBD isolate, and synthetic CBD. Here's a breakdown:
Broad-Spectrum CBD Oil: Broad-spectrum CBD preserves the full spectrum of beneficial compounds found in the hemp plant. This includes cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, which collectively create what's known as the entourage effect. Think of it as savouring the complex and robust flavour profile of freshly brewed coffee vs the convenience of cheap, highly processed instant coffee.
CBD Isolate oil: On the other hand, CBD isolate (sometimes referred to as ‘pure CBD’) is a highly refined form of CBD that lacks these valuable components when consumed orally. It's like comparing the rich, nuanced flavour of a freshly brewed cup of high-quality coffee to the one-dimensional taste of instant coffee. CBD isolate offers only the isolated CBD molecule, missing out on the potential benefits of the entourage effect.
Synthetic CBD oil: Some products may not even originate from the hemp plant. Synthetic CBD is manufactured in a lab, imitating the chemical structure of natural CBD. However, these synthetic compounds lack the full spectrum of natural cannabinoids and may not interact with the body in the same way. It's akin to trying to replace a freshly brewed cup of coffee with a laboratory-made imitation – it may look similar, but the experience is far from genuine.
Sourcing from Pristine European or American Farms
The journey to crafting premium CBD oil begins with sourcing. Quality CBD oil mostly originates from meticulously selected European or American farms, with a primary focus on regions such as Poland, Oregon, and Portugal. These farms are recognised for their pristine soil and strict adherence to agricultural standards. Their soil is free from heavy metals and toxins, serving as the foundation for high-quality CBD oil.
Commitment to Clean Cultivation
CBD brands should hold an unwavering stance against the use of pesticides and herbicides during cultivation. Clean cultivation isn't just about the purity of the end product; it's also about ensuring that customers are not exposed to harmful chemicals. We believe in the power of natural, pure CBD.
Third-Party Testing for Transparency
Transparency is the cornerstone of our mission. To ensure that our customers have complete confidence in the quality and safety of our products, all of our CBD oils undergo third-party testing. These results are readily accessible on our website, leaving no room for hidden surprises. Never buy CBD oils if the brand can’t supply you with a current lab report (also called a CoA - Certificate of Analysis) from a government-accredited laboratory proving the strength and purity of the product.
Retaining the Benefits of Terpenes
Terpenes are natural compounds found in hemp plants that are responsible for their distinctive aroma and flavour. Beyond that, they offer a wide range of potential health benefits when consumed. Our commitment to quality extends to retaining these valuable terpenes in our extraction process. Some terpenes have been reported to possess properties like anti-inflammatory, anxiety-reduction, pain relief, and antioxidant effects. For more information on terpenes, check out this article.
High-Grade MCT Oil as a Carrier
The choice of carrier oil in CBD products is critical for effectiveness. Premium CBD brands use high-grade MCT (Medium Chain Triglyceride) oil derived from fractionated coconuts. Many brands use cheaper alternatives like hemp seed or olive oil. MCT oil is a superior carrier oil ensuring optimal absorption and bioavailability of CBD.
Made in countries such as the UK with Stringent Regulations
The United Kingdom is a proud manufacturer of high-quality CBD oil, a region known for its strict regulations (overseen by the FSA) and quality control measures for CBD products. This commitment ensures that every CBD product meets the highest standards of quality and safety and are free from THC (the intoxicating compound found in cannabis, which is illegal in the UK).
With any wellness purchase, it's vital to make informed choices. Premium brands’ commitment to transparent CBD sourcing from pristine European and American farms, clean cultivation, third-party testing, and the preservation of terpenes sets them apart and ensures the best for your health and wellness.