Criteria to Follow When Purchasing Hemp Oil

Are you new to hemp oil? There are so many great benefits to it, you’ll probably wonder how you ever lived without it. If you are ready to give it a try, make sure you know what to look for on a label to make sure you’re getting the purest, most effective product possible.

Full spectrum

In case you didn’t already know, hemp oil is not always the same thing as CBD oil. Full-spectrum hemp oil contains a wide variety of phytocannabinoids including CBD. Alternatively, hemp-derived CBD isolate only contains CBD and no other phytocannabinoids. Look for a full spectrum hemp oil that contains multiple phytocannabinoids to get the most out of your oil. The phytocannabinoids are what bring all the great benefits to hemp oil and are known to be more effective when taken together. 

Organic, non-GMO, and tested for toxins

Unfortunately, the use of pesticides, herbicides, and genetic modification is a fairly common practice in the hemp industry. It’s extremely important to purchase your hemp from a trustworthy source. At Made by Hemp, we take this very seriously and have a thorough vetting and testing system. Look for a certified organic, non-GMO product that’s been tested for contaminants like pesticides and heavy metals.

CO2 extracted

To extract the active compounds from a hemp plant, most reputable hemp oil companies use a process known as CO2 extraction. This uses pressurized carbon dioxide to weed out those beneficial phytocannabinoids. This method is a cleaner option that doesn’t leave behind any harmful solvents. 

Validated hemp strains

The hemp industry is still fairly new in the United States. That means there isn’t as much information about the types of plants being cultivated here compared to other countries. Places like the European Union have been legally growing hemp for far longer so looking into their certified, validated hemp strains is a good idea. Also, try to look for hemp oil that has been DNA-tested. 

Dark bottle

Hemp oil can go bad if it’s not stored properly. Make sure any hemp oil you’re buying comes in a dark, amber bottle. This will protect it from the elements like air, heat, and light. If you browse our website for hemp oil, you’ll notice that all of our bottles are dark and sealed properly.
Be sure to do some research before purchasing from a hemp oil company for the first time. Made by Hemp is a unique place to find the right CBD oil for you. It’s a one-stop-shop, where you can browse products from multiple reputable brands. Made by Hemp checks the quality of each CBD supplement, so you don’t have to. Everything is third-party lab tested, with results available for you on every product page. Get shopping!

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