What to Consider When Choosing CBD Products

Certified Organic Hemp

Hemp is very sensitive to its surroundings and that is why it belongs in the category of “Bioaccumulator”. This means that the plants absorb both healthy and unhealthy elements from the water, air and soil. Growing the hemp organically and naturally ensures that there are no pesticides, toxic metals or other dangerous hidden ingredients in the CBD Products.

  Safest Extraction Methods

Make sure the CBD you choose is pure. Some Extraction methods use solvents like butane or propane to cut corners. These types of solvents should not be a part of anyones daily regimen! Instead, choose high quality CBD oil, extracted using the much safer CO2 extraction process.

Third Party Testing

Look for Independent Third Party Testing to certify that the CBD is of the highest high quality. Because Third Party testing is unbiased, the results can be trusted to be accurate. These tests will also reveal the potency and safety of the products.  

 

The Potency is Clearly Marked

Many CBD Products offer more than one potency option. Lush Valley’s 1 oz bottle of oil is available in both 500 ml CBD content and 1000 ml. Make sure the CBD content is displayed on the packaging so you know what your choices are and that you are getting the potency you desire.

Third Party Testing

Look for Independent Third Party Testing to certify that the CBD is of the highest high quality. Because Third Party testing is unbiased, the results can be trusted to be accurate. These tests will also reveal the potency and safety of the products.  

Certified Organic Hemp

Hemp is very sensitive to its surroundings and that is why it belongs in the category of “Bioaccumulator”. This means that the plants absorb both healthy and unhealthy elements from the water, air and soil. Growing the hemp organically and naturally ensures that there are no pesticides, toxic metals or other dangerous hidden ingredients in the CBD Products.

Safest Extraction Methods

Make sure the CBD you choose is pure. Some Extraction methods use solvents like butane or propane to cut corners. These types of solvents should not be a part of anyones daily regimen! Instead, choose high quality CBD oil, extracted using the much safer CO2 extraction process.  

The Potency is Clearly Marked

Many CBD Products offer more than one potency option. Lush Valley’s 1 oz bottle of oil is available in both 500 ml CBD content and 1000 ml. Make sure the CBD content is displayed on the packaging so you know what your choices are and that you are getting the potency you desire.

Frequently Asked Questions About CBD

What is CBD?

CBD is an acronym for “cannabidiol”. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis. Today the therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. CBD is one of more than a hundred phytocannabinoids, which are unique to cannabis and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile. 1

Will I get high if I take CBD?

The short answer is no, CBD will not get you high. Yes, it is a cannabinoid, but it does not produce the psychoactive results that tetrahydrocannabinol – otherwise known as THC – provides. CBD does not interact with the same receptors as THC. 2

What is the difference between Full Spectrum CBD, Broad Spectrum CBD, and Isolate CBD?

Full spectrum CBD is a specific type of extract where the entire plant is used for extraction. That means that everything, including the leaf, stalk, and seeds, are processed to make the full spectrum oil. The final product includes all naturally present cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and fatty acids. This is often referred to as the “entourage effect.” In full-spectrum CBD from hemp, a legal, trace amount of THC is present (less than .3 percent, not enough to cause a “high”). Broad Spectrum CBD extracts are produced in one of two ways: (1) THC is removed from the full spectrum extract, or (2) CBD isolate is combined with other isolated cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids, in an attempt to mimic the full spectrum effect without the THC. CBD isolate is pure CBD and does not contain any other cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids or fatty acids naturally present in the product unless they were added separately.  Without the ability to offer an entourage effect, it’s often assumed that CBD isolate lacks the efficiency that full-spectrum products provide. 3

Are cannabis sativa seed oil and hempseed oil the same thing as CBD?

No, and here is the difference. Cannabis sativa seed oil and hempseed oil are the same thing: a cold-pressed oil that is extracted from the seeds of the cannabis sativa or hemp plant. They are perfectly good seed oil and they are high in antioxidants, omega-3 and -6 fatty acids. However, they contain no CBD. 4

What is a cannabinoid?

Cannabinoids are active chemical compounds found naturally in the seeds, stalk and flowers of cannabis plants. Phytocannabinoids, a term used to describe cannabinoids derived from plants, are able to interact with our body’s natural systems because their makeups and behaviors mimic endocannabinoids, which are cannabinoids that are synthesized on demand by our own bodies. 5 

Is there a difference between CBD and THC?

Despite both being cannabinoids, CBD and THC interact with slightly different receptors in a person’s brain. As a result, CBD is unlikely to get an individual high. On the other hand, THC produces the high people associate with using marijuana recreationally. 6

What is the endocannabinoid system and how do cannabinoid receptors work?

Endocannabinoids, also called endogenous cannabinoids, are molecules made by your body. They’re similar to cannabinoids, but they’re produced by your body. Endocannabinoid receptors are found throughout your body. Endocannabinoids bind to them in order to signal that the ECS needs to take action. 7

Is CBD legal?

CBD is federally legal in the United States as long as it contains less than .3 percent of THC.

How do you extract the CBD oil from the hemp plant?

We use CO2 extraction that leaves the oil in a more natural form and allows the terpenes (taste) to stay intact. We’re also very particular in the varietals that we choose for extraction.  We continue to refine our genetic selection to give us desirable cannabinoid structure, taste, and smell. That comes through the tedious process of growing several varieties of hemp and breeding/selecting the best ones.

Is your growing process truly organic?

We are dedicated to clean, green and truly organic practices. Our sun-grown hemp is fed only organic meal and compost teas. The plants are either watered naturally by rainfall or irrigated with all-natural spring water sourced right on the farm.

Is Lush Valley CBD free of pesticides?

Yes! We have an abundance of beneficial insects, which are used in lieu of chemicals to protect the plant from predatory, harmful pests..

Why are some CBD products more expensive than others?

There are several factors that can affect the price of a CBD product. One of these reasons is how the CBD is extracted. Lower quality CBD products may use undesirable extraction methods, using cheaper solvents to extract CBD. As mentioned above, Lush Valley uses the highest quality method of extraction, the CO2 process, which uses pressurized carbon dioxide to pull the desired phytochemicals from the plant. Another reason for cost differences could be the amount of CBD milligrams in the product.

Is CBD ever referred to as something else on product labels?

Sometimes CBD is referred to as hemp extract, hemp extract oil, hemp CBD, or phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil.

I've tried CBD before but it didn't work. Why is that?

Perhaps the CBD wasn’t from a reputable source or the dosage wasn’t right for your body. CBD needs time to build up in your system, so it could also be that you gave up too soon. Our CBD is the highest quality, so try it again and give it a little more time.

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