June 22, 2018

How to Identify Quality Phytocannabinoid Oil


These are the five factors you want to take a close look at

While cannabinoid oil has been around for a long time, it is only now becoming a more widespread product in the U.S. Growing popularity means an increasing number of companies and entrepreneurs want to take advantage of demand, which inevitably leads to issues like sub-par quality and or even bogus products.

This is why anyone looking to buy cannabinoid oil has to do their research.

Before you make a purchase, be sure to think about these key areas:

1) Where it’s grown

Just as it’s important that our food is grown on pristine land, the same is true for cannabinoid oil. Hemp plants are hyperaccumulators, which means that they absorb anything present in the soil in which it is grown. This is both good and bad.

If the hemp is grown in soil rich in nutrients on unsullied lands, it will produce quality oil. But if there are metals in the soil like lead or mercury, the plant will absorb them, making anything that comes from it unsafe to use.

2) How it’s processed

Right now, the full-spectrum hemp oil industry has few regulations, and companies have different methods for extracting the plant’s oil.

With very cheap oil, it is possible that dangerous solvents such as butane or propane are used in the extraction process.

One of the safest ways to extract the oil is with organic ethanol, which gets rid of any toxins or unnecessary residues.

Another safe extraction method is through high-pressure CO2.

wild hemp plants

3) The use of the whole plant

Quality hemp oil comes from the whole hemp plant, which is also referred to as the full- or broad-spectrum.

This ensures that all the essential components are in there, including the flavonoids, terpenes, and other cannabinoids, which enhance the benefits of the oil.

4) The delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol levels

Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol is the cannabinoid found in marijuana that contributes to the “high” someone feels when they use it.

And because both marijuana and hemp are derived from the cannabis plant, it is possible that full-spectrum hemp oil contains some delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol levels.

Quality oil, however, should not have high levels of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, and if it does, it was probably processed incorrectly.

The delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol level in hemp oil should not exceed 0.3 percent.

5) Certified lab results

Reputable companies that produce full-spectrum hemp oil should have nothing to hide when it comes to their products. When looking for quality oil, be sure to check that independent labs have tested it for cannabinoid content, as well as purity.

These results should be easy to find or obtain.

Anyone who wants quality phytocannabinoid oil likely wants to use it for its potential health benefits, which means you can just buy from any company. So research before you buy and make sure any product you buy is safe to consume.

Veritas Farms strives to make the best full-spectrum hemp oil available.

Our plants are grown in nutrient-rich soil and fed with fresh Rocky Mountain water.

We only use whole plants, and our extraction process ensures purity and safety. We also offer products free of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol.

Everything we produce is tested by third-party labs.