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Demand for CBD is higher than it has ever been. As more people have been learning of CBD’s wide range of health benefits and bettering understand its relationship to THC, CBD is becoming less of a mystery molecule.
CBD (including CBD for pain relief) is not a cure for every ailment, but a combination of scientific research (albeit minimal), and anecdotal evidence from users suggests that it is a viable alternative to pharmaceuticals for alleviating pain, reducing anxiety, addressing depression, helping with neurodegenerative diseases, and more.
However, the CBD and hemp industry is mostly unregulated. And, because Hemp is a bioaccumulator, which means its absorbs pesticides and other toxins from its environment, these toxins can end up in hemp-derived CBD products, making them not just low-quality but outright hazardous to your health.
So when buying CBD, it is imperative that you compare trustworthy brands that do not make false promises and are transparent about their production processes. That being said, here are some of the best CBD oils available for purchase this year:
Verma Farms provides some of the best CBD oil on the market, including an oil designed to improve sleep. Verma only grows organic and pesticide-free hemp, so you don’t have to worry about unwelcome ingredients. They also have their products tested by third-party labs and publish the results online – both practices are a testament to the company’s transparency; this provides evidence that its products are high-quality, which is something desirable, and something we don’t see enough of in the CBD world.
Elizabeth Estochen from Cannahealth highly recommends Super Good Vibes by Sabaidee due to the brand’s potency, flavor, company transparency, cost, and customer service. Available in cool mint flavor and made from hemp grown in Colorado, Sabaidee farmers grow a specialized strain bred to produce high amounts of CBD and low levels of THC.
To create their CBD oil, Saibaidee employs a chromatography technique that removes undesirable elements from its oils while still leaving a full spectrum of terpenes, cannabinoids, omega fatty acids, vitamins, and more. Better yet, Sabaidee plants a tree in North America for every bottle sold.
4 Corners Cannabis
“Whitelabeling” is the practice of selling products made by other companies under the guise of a different brand by slapping a foreign label on the product. In the CBD world, this means that you could be purchasing products from a seller that has no interest in the quality of your medicine.
This is why it is crucial that you look for brands who grow their own hemp and produce their own products, like Verma Farms and 4 Corners Cannabis do. According to 4 Corners:
“Since we are passionate growers, we make sure that only the best genetics are used for our crop and, in turn, our products. The compounds found in hemp vary a lot depending on not only the strain but also the chemotype. The genetics we use to make our oil are a cut above the competition.”
4 Corners Cannabis does not use pesticides and considers a variety of factors when farming, including different cannabinoids (like CBG and CBC, alongside CBD), terpenes, pest resistance, mold resistance, and more. If you want CBD products from a company that is well-versed in its science and has control over its processes from seed to sale, then 4 Corners Cannabis is worth a look.
CBDfx is one of Remedy Review’s top recommendations due to its wide range of products that includes at least 50 unique offerings. CBDfx sells its vast array of products at reasonable prices and cares deeply about safety and quality.
If you want to try an assortment of CBD products besides oil, CBDfx allows you to create mix n’ match bundles where you can select a combination of capsules, gummies, vapes, concentrates, chill shots, and more. CBDfx sources its hemp from Europe, so you won’t be supporting American farmers, however, you can trust that the company is drawing on a consistent and established supply.
NuLeaf Naturals is another noteworthy player on the CBD landscape. According to CBDhacker, NuLeaf Naturals believes that a higher proportion of other cannabinoids (like CBDa and CBC) results in a more effective concoction. This company is passionate about its mission to help people live healthier, happier lives, so it prioritizes its products’ potency, consistency, extraction methods, and sustainability.
Although hemp is now outside the DEA’s purview, the FDA maintains that taking/selling CBD as supplements is illegal, so it is crucial that you do your homework if you are going to purchase products in such an unregulated industry. So if you want to understand CBD benefits better, or are searching for CBD for pain relief and other ailments, remember to take your business to reputable brands like those listed above!
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