Cannabidiol extracts offer a lot of benefits, but not all CBD concentrates are the same. Pure CBD oil is determined from a concentration of cannabidiol, the CBD source, CBD extraction method, and CBD testing all play a part in quality.

They’re potent, pure, and convenient. Concentrates contain high doses of CBD. Therefore, you only have to consume a small amount for a large dose. (Hence why so many people prefer concentrates.) However, you do have to be cautious when purchasing extracts. The increase in demand for CBD products has flooded the market.  Also, the lack of regulation leaves consumers unsure of product quality. It’s critical to do your research first.

Check out our list of top factors before buying CBD concentrates.

Concentration of Cannabidiol

How much Cannabidiol are you consuming? This may seem like an obvious question, but you would be surprised! Some concentrates are falsely advertised, often exaggerating the true amount of CBD they contain. One way you can double check the authenticity of a product is by reviewing the dosing guidelines and ingredients. There should be a clear indication of how many milligrams of CBD per serving there are. For example, our signature Freshleaf CBD Concentrates contains 99.9% pure Cannabidiol (CBD) isolate. Each bottle of pure CBD oil comes in 15ml and comes in 150mg, 350mg, and 600mg varieties. Do not trust a product when the information isn’t clearly displayed.

Source of CBD

The level of CBD a product contains is only one factor to consider. Researching the sourcing origins of your CBD critical. Hemp cultivated with pesticides, chemical fertilizers, or heavy contaminants produces poor quality products. Because the market is highly unregulated, many products are sold that shouldn’t. In fact, it is not uncommon for some distributors to ship their CBD from China. Have faith knowing Freshleaf CBD uses exclusively domestically derived USA hemp.

Extraction Process

Industrial hemp produces thousands of products, but not all CBD products are intended for human consumption. Some distributors use harsh chemicals, solvents, and other additives during their manufacturing process. As you can imagine, these are not things you want to swallow! It’s important to consider a concentrate’s extraction process before you purchase. Ideally, you should search for concentrates that are clean and lab tested.

Extra Ingredients

Believe it or not, some CBD distributors throw in non-essential ingredients. Often, it is easy to cut costs. If you want a genuinely pure product, you’ll want to avoid any additives. Check a product’s ingredient label for common additives like almond oil, beeswax, or peppermint oil. When you desire pure CBD, you’re not going to want these ingredients in your product. (Note: for the record, our CBD concentrate is 99.9% pure Cannabidiol) What’s the real takeaway here? Always read the fine print before you buy.

Testing Requirements

Know if the Cannabidiol extracts are lab tested before buying.  If not, run very far away. Reputable CBD companies indicate their product testing requirements. They also share who runs the testing process, an equally important factor to consider. For example, on our CBD concentrate, we indicate Elysian Lab’s tests every bottle in their in-house laboratory for quality, consistency, and purity. We also check for THC content along with heavy metal solvents. Why? We’re passionate about providing you the cleanest product possible.

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