How to choose your CBD oil? Things to consider!

Today, given the success of CBD in France, there are a multitude of CBD oils available on the market. However, not all of them offer the same guarantees in terms of quality…

So what factors should be taken into account to make the right choice? This is the question we are going to help you answer!

Before you start: opt for “Full Spectrum”

The first thing to analyze when choosing your CBD oil is the type of oil you are going to acquire. 

Simply put, CBD isolate is usually contrasted with Full Spectrum CBD oils.

CBD isolates contain only CBD and no other cannabinoids or plant compounds. Since CBD isolate does not contain other compounds, which can enhance the effectiveness of CBD, CBD isolate is not ideal when other products are available.

On the other hand, a Full Spectrum CBD oil is what you should favor. “Full Spectrum” products, or full spectrum in French, are the least processed and least filtered CBD products. Full-spectrum CBD contains the most complete profile of compounds from the hemp plant possible, which means it contains the plant's natural terpenes, flavonoids, and cannabinoids. 

These cannabinoids include small amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBN (cannabinol), CBG (cannabigerol) and other substances. Full Spectrum CBD contains no more than 0,2% THC (according to French regulations), which is insufficient to cause psychoactive effects. Full-spectrum CBD is considered the most effective and beneficial because the other compounds work together in a phenomenon called the "entourage effect." 

Other things to consider when choosing your CBD oil

Now that you have identified the major element to take into account, let's go into the details of the other elements to take into account when choosing a CBD oil which perfectly meets your expectations.

Is it CBD oil from “organic” plants?

The source of hemp is paramount because it is where CBD and other valuable cannabinoids are produced. Since hemp plants are dynamic bioaccumulators, they easily absorb all substances from the soil in which they grow. 

If grown in clean, nutrient-dense soil, hemp will produce flowers that are high in CBD and free of any contaminants. In contrast, mass-produced hemp will yield low concentrations of CBD, not to mention the presence of heavy metals and other toxins in the final product.

What type of extraction was used to make CBD oil?

Once fully matured and harvested, the plant is mined in an extraction facility, where industry professionals use different methods to extract the beneficial compounds from the raw material. CBD can be extracted in many ways, the most popular being CO2, ethanol, and organic solvents such as butane, propane, or hexane.

CO2 is the preferred solution. Pressurized carbon dioxide effectively extracts cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant without the use of additional heat or toxic solvents. This technology ensures pure CBD extracts that maintain consistent potency.

Does the product benefit from certifications? 

Obviously, the presence of certifications is a factor that should attract your attention. 

A certification confirms the potency and purity of a CBD product. Content analysis can cover one or more aspects, from CBD concentration to cannabinoid and terpene profiles to potential contaminants.

Spectrof, a Full Spectrum CBD oil that meets all requirements

You now know the main things to consider when choosing your CBD oil! 

Good news, the oils marketed by Spectrof respond perfectly to all the points described in this article:

  • A high quality “Full Spectrum” CBD oil from authorized hemp plants
  • An organic oil, certified GMO-free
  • A “supercritical” CO2 extraction method, the purest that can be offered, without chemical additions
  • GMP certified CBD oil (food grade standards)

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