Since the ‘Farm Bill’ was passed in 2018, legalizing the use of CBD products, the demand for CBD has exploded.
In response, new businesses have flooded the market. All with CBD products claiming a variety of health benefits. It’s important to know the difference between a high-quality product and a product that may not deliver on its promises.
What Makes a High-quality CBD Product?
CBD products are only legal if they have 0.3% THC or less. This ensures that as the consumer, you can benefit from the cannabis plant without getting high. It’s vital to know that the product you’re buying contains a consistent level of CBD.
The quality of a CBD product can largely be traced back to the farming process. This is where hemp plants are grown, and CBD is extracted.
A high-quality CBD product will be derived from an organically sourced hemp plant. The Hemp plant is naturally abundant in CBD and has been grown without pesticides, fertilizers, or heavy metals. This removes the opportunity for any residual toxins to end up in the final product, making it safer and healthier.
High-quality CBD products will also be free of residual toxins thanks to a supercritical CO2 extraction process. This process removes the risk of contamination carried by cheaper extraction methods. These methods can be used by low-quality manufacturers. An example of these lax practices is the use of potentially toxic solvents.
The final sign of a high-quality CBD product is in the testing. As a consumer, you should only trust the safety of a product when it’s been tested multiple times by a third party. CBD products need to be inspected to make sure they contain the ideal concentration of CBD and are safe for human consumption.
Zelm: A High-quality CBD Product
Zelm is one example of a range of high-quality CBD products. One that consumers can trust. Zelm products carry a GMP Certificate of Conformance for hemp and a Certificate of Analysis (COA). So you can see exactly how much CBD and THC the product contains. The CBD used comes from vetted farms to ensure the highest quality and products. They are subject to in-house potency testing and two rounds of third party tests, so you know you’re getting the best.