What determines a ‘good brand’ of CBD?
Monday, February 8, 2021 • 2 minute read
A bit unsure about why our CBD products are regarded as being ‘premium’? Want to understand why some CBD products are more expensive than others? Let us explain.
All high quality ‘premium’ CBD products, as sold here on CBD Element, combine the following criteria:
Third-party testing is an absolute must for any reputable CBD brand, as it requires manufacturers to send batches of their products to independent labs, who in turn, provide an unbiased analysis of the product.
Third-party test reports can demonstrate the purity, quality, and potency of the product, as well as the cannabinoid profile to prove the product contains the amount of CBD advertised and the THC content is under the legal limit. The tests can also highlight any impurities and heavy metals such as arsenic, lead, mercury, and cadmium.
CBD manufacturers are happy to pay the extra expense of third-party testing to demonstrate their integrity and ensure full transparency on the quality of their product.
All brands sold on CBD Elements are third-party tested.
Innovative extraction methods
The CBD industry is like any other, relying on innovation to improve quality and customer experience. Extraction methods are a key part of CBD innovation, and is a key manufacturing process towards creating the highest quality CBD product.
Always avoid CBD products derived from outdated, solvent-based extraction methods.
Solvent based extraction uses chemicals such as butane and propane, adding risks of toxic solvent-residue.
All CBD Element brands utilize Co2 or freeze-dried extraction methods, both of which are non-toxic are regarded as safer because they produce no chemical residue. These superior methods are more costly, so the final price of your CBD product does end up higher but with the added assurance of safety and the highest quality.
Source of Hemp
You should look for CBD which has come from organic, non-GMO, and pesticide-free sources of hemp.
How and where the hemp is grown is important as hemp is a bio-accumulator, meaning it draws up chemicals from the soil. If the hemp is grown on polluted soil, then the toxins will be drawn into the plant, increasing the chance that your CBD product will contain contaminants.