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What You Need to Know When Shopping for CBD Products

Answering these 5 questions can help you get great insight

Thanks in large part to the 2018 Farm Bill that was passed in December of last year, hemp has gotten a lot of attention. After years of being lumped together with marijuana, hemp is now no longer considered a drug, but a crop, and now it’s completely legal to grow and be used in various products.

Naturally, people are curious about the benefits it offers, especially when it comes to medical purposes. But because so many companies are now popping up with products containing cannabidiol (CBD) – the key compound found in hemp – it can be difficult figuring out what’s worth buying. Answering these questions can help.

1.  What do you want to use it for?

Because of the legal restrictions surrounding hemp, not a lot of research has been able to be conducted on it, so we probably won’t know for some time exactly what it can do. However, studies have shown that hemp oil could help with an assortment of ailments, including depression, anxiety, inflammation, epileptic seizures, and chronic pain. You should consider talking with your doctor about your specific condition and how hemp oil may be able to help.

2.  How do you want to take it?

Hemp oil now comes in a variety of forms. These include capsules, tinctures, powders, creams, and even gummies. How you take it may depend on what you’re taking it for. For anxiety or pain, for example, tinctures could be the most effective option, as this is a quick way for the body to absorb the cannabinoids.

3.  Isolate or full-spectrum?

Most hemp oil products will either come with an isolate or full-spectrum designation, and it’s important to understand what this means.

CBD isolate has been separated from all other cannabinoids in the hemp plant. The extraction method typically involves some sort of solvent, and then the CBD is filtered, heated, and made into a powder.

Superior full-spectrum hemp oil, on the other hand, utilizes a CO2 cold liquid extraction process to retain the therapeutic cannabis compounds that get stripped away in isolate form.

In addition to terpenes and flavonoids, this consists of many other cannabinoids. These include cannabidiol acid (CBDa), cannabidivarin (CBDV), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN), and cannabichromene (CBC).

Each of these compounds has its own unique beneficial traits:

    • CBDV has been shown to be an effective anticonvulsant.
    • CBG can work to reduce inflammation.
    • CBDa is the acidic form of CBD
    • CBN has been found to have sedative properties.
  • CBD has antifungal properties.

It’s the combination of all of these compounds taken in the full-spectrum hemp oil that provides the best health benefits. When all the compounds work together, this is known as the entourage effect.

4.  Are there test results you can look at?

Any reputable company selling hemp products should provide consumers with test results or certificates of analysis (COAs), even if they’re not legally obligated to do so. They should be conducted by a third party and test not only the CBD but other cannabinoids and terpenes as well. Also, the results should reveal the presence of pesticides or any other contaminants. If you can’t find this information or it’s hard to obtain (or maybe it doesn’t exist), be wary.

5. What claims is the product or manufacturer making?

Another reason to stay away from a brand is if it is making unfounded health claims about its products. As mentioned, hemp oil has been shown to help people deal with different ailments, but results vary from person to person.

Only prescription drugs can come with labels saying that they treat certain ailments. If a hemp product makes this type of claim, not only is this misleading, the company will almost certainly run into trouble with the FDA.

Why Earth Science Tech produces the best CBD products on the market

If you’re going to use a hemp product, it’s important that it is made with the utmost quality ingredients, and our full-spectrum cannabinoid profile contains more cannabinoids at a higher content than other full-spectrum hemp oils on the market. This is what makes Earth Science Tech (ETST) superior.

We go to painstaking efforts to produce high-grade full-spectrum cannabinoid products that provide users with optimal benefits. We also use a third-party lab to test our products and all of its contents to ensure its purity. For any concerns or questions, please contact us. You can call 305-615-2118 or send us a message through our online form.

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