If you’ve shopped around at various CBD places, you might find a fluctuation in pricing. Sometimes, it can even be almost shocking. You are left to wonder “what’s the difference?” Which is a totally normal question to ask and we’re going to break it down for you.
Due to the fact that the CBD industry is on the rise, a lot of individuals are trying to do a “get rich quick” approach. Unfortunately, they are doing a disservice to the industry and not offering consumers quality over quantity. We’re going to break down why quality is important, key indicators of quality CBD, and what to look for when making a purchase.
Why is the quality of CBD so important?
Quality is arguably the most important factor for CBD. One factor that you have to consider is that you’re ingesting the CBD. A low quality CBD product can give inadequate effects and be harmful. If it’s not a quality product, you might not know exactly what you’re consuming. This is why the labeling is very important when it comes to CBD, we will get into that further in this blog. Due to the fact that CBD is classified as a natural product, rigorous testing practices are not required by regulators. There are many different methods used to manufacture CBD and they each directly affect the safety and quality of the product. Therefore, it’s important to do your research and only purchase CBD products from companies that you can trust.
Moreover, you might be thinking “what makes CBD quality?” CBD quality depends on a multitude of factors, including the hemp source, manufacturing process, quality control measures, and more. High quality CBD products come from organic, non-GMO hemp plants cultivated in perfect growing conditions. Hemp needs to be properly harvested, dried, extracted, and processed by qualified specialists. This process creates an extract containing either pure CBD or all of the plant’s phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and other active components. Then, the extract will be tested and combined with other high quality ingredients to formulate CBD products. Finally, the product has to be tested by a third party lab to make sure it contains the correct amount of CBD and other phytocannabinoids and is free of contaminants.
Why are some CBD oils more expensive than others?
Most of the time, as consumers, we only get to see the end product. Many don’t realize the extensive process that goes into making each bottle. To start off, producers have to breed a quality, CBD-rich strain of cannabis. While hemp-derived CBD is now legal across the USA, it is still illegal to grow some varieties of the plant. Therefore, there are some legal issues that still exist and cause manufacturing to be difficult. Additionally, heavy taxes are associated with legal cannabis cultivation. Resulting in a huge amount of requisite oversight from state governments. Consequently, there is little incentive for farmers to grow cannabis – or hemp. Hence reducing the supply of domestically-grown hemp, driving up prices even further.
However, the actual process of growing quality hemp is expensive. You have to consider factors like specific temperatures and moisture content. In some localities, it’s impossible to provide this without advanced and expensive indoor grow operations. While growing hemp in a temperature-controlled environment is already expensive, you have things like artificial lights, ventilation systems, and feeding setups.
Even considering all of these things, it’s important to note that it seldom pays to prioritize price over quality. All things considered, CBD itself is a safe, non-addictive, natural substance with “no adverse public health effects” according to the World Health Organization. However, the market is still widespread with many low-grade, cheap CBD oils. Some of these may contain questionable, potentially harmful ingredients.
What to look for when buying CBD
Make sure you’re consuming a quality, lab-verified product thats extracted from industrial hemp of a known and trusted source. While this could mean spending some extra money, it’s worth it to your health to only expose yourself to pure, high-quality substances. It’s not worth it to buy the cheapest CBD you can find. You’re likely to only find dissatisfaction in the end. The effects will leave much to be desired, and even have presence of residue chemicals or unwanted solvents. To ensure quality, check to see if your CBD is third-party lab-tested for quality. This will tell you if you’re getting a pure product with no pesticides or heavy metals.
It’s important to figure out what type of CBD you’re looking for as there are a few types: isolate, broad-spectrum, and full. At Revital Outdoors, all of our products are broad-spectrum CBD meaning that we keep all the beneficial parts of the plant: cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. The only thing we remove is THC, which is a costly manufacturing step.
Before making the plunge, make sure to do your background research on the company. Get familiar with their brand, story, and mission. It’s important that you place your purchase with a company that you believe in. Next, check out the reviews and testimonials. You can find out a lot about a company based on what people are saying on their website and social media. Lastly, we recommend you read up on their process. You want to find a company that offers complete transparency. In this unregulated world, being upfront goes a long way in establishing trust. Ensure that they use organic ingredients, test their batches for purity, and allow third-party testing.
What makes Revital Outdoors different?
Revital Outdoors ensures the quality of our Premium Broad-Spectrum CBD with our best-in-class 7-step process. Each of our products contains a QR code on the packaging that the consumer can scan to pull the lab-report for that product.
At Revital Outdoors, we test for:
- Microbial: E. coli, yeast, and mold
- Potency: measures the cannabinoid content of the oil to ensure what we claim is what you get
- Heavy Metals: Lead, Arsenic, Mercury, and Cadmium
- Pesticides: 60 different pesticides in total
Additionally, our CBD Softgels and Gummies require an extra step in processing, known as nano-emulsion. This is a proprietary process our partners use to transform the raw hemp oil into nano-sized emulsions. Why does this matter? Well, it exponentially increases the bioavailability (or absorption rate). This makes the product more efficient, meaning you receive the same benefits while using a lesser dosage.
Each of our products are broad-spectrum which means that we keep all the beneficial parts of the plant: cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. The only thing we remove is THC, which is a costly manufacturing step. Our hemp is exclusively cultivated in the USA using best in class farming practices. We start with nutrient rich soil in preparation and an all-natural proprietary growing process that enables us to avoid the use of herbicides and pesticides. Our hemp is grown in a way that maximizes cannabinoid and terpene production to make our products the best on the market.
Have questions over the quality of hemp or what sets Revital Outdoors apart? Contact us here!