FAKE CBD? HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE REALLY BUYING?
Do you know what’s in your CBD oil?
3 things that should be at the top of your checklist.
As CBD continues to show up all over the market, with it comes a range of quality, meaning the latest and greatest CBD oil from your local corner store may not be the best option. As curiosity around the calming effects of CBD continues to soar, brands are rushing to put products on shelves, and some may opt for the quick-and-dirty approach, prioritizing speed over quality. And because the FDA has been slow to regulate in the space, some brands may mislabel how much CBD their products actually contain, which is why doing your homework is more important than ever. Here are a few things to help get you started.
Hemp plants are known to absorb toxins and radiation from the soil. In fact, hemp plants were used to help pull toxins out of the soil around Chernobyl. So, while you wouldn’t want to ingest a hemp extract from the site of Chernobyl, it does mean that you should make certain that the hemp used to produce your oil is properly grown and harvested.
The full-spectrum CBD oil produced by 1935cbd uses hemp that employs natural farming practices and is hand-harvested in Illinois on our family farm. Our family has been farming this same land since 1935. Simply put: If the soil is clean, then your hemp and cannabinoid extracts will be clean. You’ll also want to ask for a Certificate of Analysis (COA) from a third-party lab which tests for contaminants, solvents, and the percentage of cannabinoids.
Reputable CBD companies like 1935 make their COA readily available, typically on their website, and, in many cases, on the product itself via QR code. Please visit our COA information
When we first started learning about CBD oil, we had no idea what full spectrum meant. Full spectrum refers to the use of the whole hemp plant vs. an isolate which extracts the desired cannabinoid from the plant. The truth is, there’s a lot of marketing jargon being attached to hemp and CBD oil—phrases, like “all-natural” and “pure” are commonplace—and isolates are sometimes not hemp at all and are synthesized in a lab. Full-spectrum means that you’ll get the good stuff—all the additional cannabinoids and terpenes that are naturally occurring in the whole plant. There’s what’s called an “entourage effect”—meaning these natural chemical compounds work together in tandem far better than in isolation to give you the maximum benefits.
CBD tinctures/oils often include a carrier oil to help stabilize it and increase its bioavailability. This works because CBD is a fat-soluble substance.
Bioavailability refers to the rate at which your body absorbs the substance into your bloodstream. You want a higher bioavailability—absorption under your tongue is much higher compared to edibles that pass through your digestive system. So back to carrier oil. 1935cbd uses an MCT oil, a saturated fatty acid made from coconut oil. It’s also known to be one of the fastest sources of clean fuel for your body. 1935cbd is made up of just two ingredients, full-spectrum CBD oil and USDA certified MCT oil—and nothing else.