Why It’s Important to Have Pure CBD
CBD products are taking over the recreational and wellness markets. But with so many products popping up from thousands of brands every day, CBD purity has become a major concern.
Even though CBD is federally legal in the US as long as it contains less than 0.3% THC, most CBD products in the market are still not strictly regulated by the FDA. Additionally, regulations vary from state to state. So as consumers, it falls to us to know what’s inside the products we consume, and the legality of them.
If you’re worried about whether the CBD you’ve been consuming is pure and safe or not, then you’ve come to the right place. At Sound CBD, we’re serious about pure CBD, and we’re going to answer all your questions about CBD safety and the CBD oil quality standards you should be aware of before making your purchase!
What is Pure CBD?
In the simplest of terms, any CBD that is free of all foreign substances and unwanted contaminants is pure CBD. No matter whether you’re buying a CBD isolate, broad-spectrum CBD, or full-spectrum CBD, it should only contain what it’s supposed to.
Being aware of CBD purity is important because of how it’s derived. For most CBD products on the market, their CBD is derived from hemp, a type of cannabis plant that’s rich in CBD. But hemp also happens to be a hyperaccumulator plant that can absorb toxins and heavy metals from the soil using a process known as phytoremediation. In fact, hemp was famously used in the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to purify the soil after the meltdown.
If the CBD you’re using was extracted from hemp planted on contaminated soil or was processed in unsanitary conditions, then you should most definitely be concerned about that CBD’s purity.
Risks Associated with Impure CBD
Consuming impure CBD can be disastrous to your health. Toxic metals such as lead, cadmium, and nickel can lead to poisoning, causing irreversible damage to your organs. If you’re continuously exposed to high concentrations of such heavy metals, it could pose a serious risk to your life.
Similarly, CBD that is contaminated with pesticides or fungicides can cause allergic reactions and acute poisoning. Some chemicals and pesticides have been linked to a higher risk of illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, ADHD, and birth defects as well. So CBD purity and safety should be your topmost concerns while you purchase any CBD product.
Common Contaminants in CBD
Toxic metals and pesticides are some of the most common contaminants in CBD. But besides these, there are a few other types of impurities that are often present in CBD products such as viruses, bacteria, fungus, toxic solvents, and synthetic cannabinoids.
Synthetic cannabinoids are extremely potent cannabinoids that are created in labs. They’re illegal in most states and are considered dangerous because they can have some severe side effects such as psychosis, renal failure, and seizures. They’re considered a contaminant because some manufacturers intentionally add them to CBD products to increase their potency.
CBD purity, and consequently CBD safety, is also determined by the amount of THC in it. THC is considered an impurity when it’s present in undesirable amounts, i.e, more than 0.3%, because it is a psychoactive compound that will change the final effects of the CBD product.
Why Do You Need Pure CBD?
Besides the obvious health risks associated with the consumption of impure CBD, there’s another reason why you should be strict about your CBD oil’s quality standards, namely its effectiveness.
CBD products that have been contaminated with foreign substances either lose their beneficial properties or become diluted to the point of becoming ineffective. In other cases of CBD impurity, such as when a CBD product has more THC than is legally allowed, you may also experience undesirable effects that are commonly associated with high THC content such as intoxication and addiction.
Similarly, if you’re buying a CBD product that is labeled as being “all-natural” but is in fact contaminated with synthetic CBD, then you will lose out on the therapeutic effects of full-spectrum CBD — the famous ‘Entourage Effect’ — that are a result of CBD interacting with other cannabinoids and terpenes.
Where to Find Pure CBD?
The onus of CBD purity and CBD safety ultimately falls on the manufacturer. Responsible manufacturers ensure that the conditions in which they grow their hemp and process it is safe and non-toxic for the final product to be its purest form.
For example, at Sound CBD, we grow our hemp on our family-owned farms where we have strict control over its quality. We don’t use any chemical pesticides or fertilizers for our hemp production to maintain our CBD oil’s quality standards. Our finished full-spectrum CBD products are manufactured in an FDA and USDA-registered facility and third-party lab tested to ensure the CBD’s purity.
So if you want to enjoy the health benefits of CBD without the fear of it having adverse effects on your health from unchecked impurities, we recommend doing your due diligence and purchasing from a reliable manufacturer. Be safe. Be sound.