CBD is getting more and more recognition for its beneficial properties. But there is still a lot we don’t know about CBD.  It is predicted to keep gaining popularity, and the regulation hasn’t quite caught up with the demand yet. So it’s important to know your CBD supplier. Finding great products online is not that difficult. There are things that you can look for if you want to know if a product or supplier is legitimate. You want to make sure that the product is safe, and doesn’t contain elements that could affect its efficacy, or jeopardize your health. You also want use this when buying CBD for your furbabies. Let’s take a look at how you can avoid tainted CBD, and how to find the best suppliers online. 

Look for a Lab Analysis

Knowing what’s in your CBD is about more than your personal safety or the efficacy of the product. This is also important to know the product’s THC content, if there is any. This will not only ensure that you feel none of the effects, but will also make sure that the product is actually legal.

Companies like No Borders Naturals take the integrity of their products very seriously, and go through great lengths to make sure that all their products are thoroughly tested. All of No Borders Naturals products are tested and verified through CDBLabChain, which is a blockchain based certification and authentication service. They ensure that the results are transparent, verifiable, and immutable by using a decentralized distributed ledger database.

Lab results will allow you to see how much CBD there is in the product, and look for various other components, such as pesticides, among other things.

When a company is willing to go through these lengths to certify their products, this is a good sign. This shows that No Borders Naturals is dedicated to quality. This is the only true way to know what’s in your CBD products. Legitimate suppliers make sure that their products are tested, and be proud of the results.

Look for Products that are All Natural

When purchasing CBD products, it’s important to know your supplier and check if the product is all natural. If not it should state the ingredients clearly on the packaging. No Borders Naturals Vegan Gummies are made with 100% all natural ingredients. While their other products such their Mint Oil Tincture and their ZZZ Sleep Gummies clearly have the ingredients stated right on the package. 

If you were thinking of buying CBD in bulk, it’s very important that you take extra steps to ensure the product’s purity. This is especially important if you were intending to sell derived products as this can affect their legality.

The first thing you have to do is ask where the plant material for the products came from. For suppliers to be lawfully able to sell them, the product specifically has to come from industrial hemp and contain less than 0.3% THC under the new Farm Bill. 

As many of these wholesale suppliers have their own growth op, you can always ask if you can see their installations. And most will be more than happy to provide lab analysis. Any company that can’t show you results for some reason, or are making it difficult for you to access them, should be avoided at all costs.

Understanding the Extraction Process

One way to know your CBD supplier is to ask about the extraction process the supplier is using. Poorly extracted CBD can lead to things such as THC contamination, and allow pesticides to pass through. These are all potentially harmful, and could lead to undesired results.

In most cases, wholesalers will either use a CO2 extraction or the solvent method. Many will prefer using a solvent, such as ethanol, for instance, to extract CBD from the plant. While this has many benefits for them, it’s not necessarily the best option for consumers.

Solvent Method

The reason why the solvent method is so popular with suppliers is that they can usually get greater yields this way. This method leaves behind solvent in the final product.

Butane is used because it’s a stronger solvent than ethanol. But it’s also more harmful. Butane in small doses can lead to pulmonary issues such as shortness of breath and coughing. But in higher doses, it can lead to more serious issues such as a pulmonary edema, when fluid starts building up in the lungs.

With a solvent extraction, you add it to the hemp biomass,  which strips it of its active components. However, some chlorophyll can also leach out, and end up in the final product. Chlorophyll can be filtered out, but this affects the product’s potency. The mixture then has to be heated to allow the solvent to evaporate, but the solvent can never be completely evaporated out, leaving traces of it behind.

CO2 Extraction

If you’re going to buy in bulk, we strongly suggest that you go with a supplier that uses CO2 extraction. This by far produces the purest results, and minimizes the chances of contamination.

While CO2 is a gas, it becomes a powerful natural solvent when heated and converted into a liquid, which can then be used to break down plant material and release the CBD. What’s great about this method is that the results are extremely pure. Not only that, but since CO2 is non-toxic, any kind of residue left is completely safe for human consumption.

Conclusion

If you want to make sure that the product you’re getting is legitimate and has not been tainted, follow the instructions above to get the best quality CBD. Always make sure that you get to see a lab analysis, and also do everything in your power to know as much about the cultivation and extraction process as possible. This will ensure that you get the best product possible. Which allows you to know exactly what you’re putting inside your body.

 

 

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