There are plenty of places you can buy hemp oil online, but not all hemp oil is the same. Quality, potency and purity varies greatly brand to brand. At Tree of Life Botanicals, we encourage people buying hemp oil to consider the following:
#1 What is CBD mg of the hemp oil?
Many companies list milligrams (mg) on their hemp oil products. This does not always mean total CBD mg and some companies deceptively label the mg of the oil added, not the actual CBD content. With Tree of Life Botanicals you can rest assured the CBD mg content of our products are accurately labeled. If you are buying our 1200mg CBD Oil it contains exactly 1200mg of pure CBD.
#2 How Much Does the Hemp Oil Cost?
While it’s natural to go for the lowest price when buying a product, think twice when you buy hemp oil. Hemp oil that is especially low cost usually has a low concentration of CBD, meaning that you won’t experience all of the health benefits that you would with potent CBD oil.
#3 Is the Hemp Oil Made From Whole Plant Cannabis or Industrialized Hemp?
Check the ingredients on the bottle. You want the label to say that your hemp oil was derived from CBD rich cannabis. If the label says that the hemp oil was derived from industrialized hemp, you may want to buy a different product. Studies show that industrialized hemp typically contains less CBD (cannabidiol) compared to CBD-rich cannabis. This puts the product at risk of contaminants because hemp is a bio-accumulator, meaning it naturally draws toxins from the soil. What’s more, CBD oil derived from industrialized hemp lacks critical medicinal terpenes and secondary cannabinoids found in cannabis oil.
#4 How Was the Hemp Oil Extracted? Are Lab Tests Available?
The CBD company should be able to show how the hemp oil was extracted, and provide you with lab tests that demonstrate the potency and purity of the hemp oil they sell. Your hemp oil should be extracted using supercritical C02 extraction. Supercritical C02 is the only method for achieving CBD oil that contains all of the healthy ingredients in hemp in a concentrated form.
If a company does not have lab tests, it should be taken as a red flag that the product may not be potent or safe. At the very least, it is unlikely to be potent enough to give you the health benefits of hemp oil. You also want to check the lab tests for purity to ensure your hemp oil is unadulterated by mold, pesticides and dangerous residual solvents.
#5 What Are the Other Ingredients on the Bottle?
Hemp oil should be infused with another healthy oil. Coconut oil is best. Coconut oil contains amino acids, vitamins and essential fats that enhance the benefits of hemp oil as a wellness supplement. Combining hemp oil with fat helps the cannabinoids travel through your digestive tract, where they will be released and broken down for your body to use.