You’ve done the research and decided to start a CBD oil regimen of your own, but with so many CBD oil brands available, how do you know which to pick?
There are a number of different CBD oil brands on the market these days, and although Dixie Botanicals® was the originator of CBD oil products, we have no shortage of imitators. How can you tell if you are getting the best CBD oil products? Dixie Botanicals® takes a number of important steps to protect the integrity of our CBD oil products at every stage of their development.
Look at Product Labels
The first way determine the quality of a product is by looking at the label. Does the manufacturer provide an ingredients list? How about a suggested serving size or serving instructions? Does the label make unsubstantiated claims about CBD? How about listing the amount of CBD the product contains or a batch number to track manufacturing?
All of these are important to watch out for when looking for a CBD brand to use. Dixie Botanicals® provides all the important label information you need to ensure you are correctly using only top-quality CBD oil.
However, it may be difficult to determine a quality CBD oil product from an imitator simply by looking at the product’s label or even the product itself. Here are some other ways to identify safe and reliable CBD oil.
Sustainably Grown Hemp
Since all forms of cannabis, including hemp, are bioaccumulators, these plants excel at pulling from the soil. While this trait helps the plant grow dense and tall very quickly by intaking nutrients, it can also lead to contaminants seeping from the soil into the plants. These contaminants can then make their way residually into any products made with the hemp.
To protect against that from happening, Dixie Botanicals® only sources its hemp from farms in Europe that grow our hemp free of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides to ensure that our hemp isn’t exposed to any outside contamination that can affect the integrity our final products.
Hemp grown for industrial purposes may be treated with harsh chemicals and solvents in the manufacturing process, leaving any resulting hemp oil unfit for consumption. Because our hemp is grown in ideal conditions, we never use harmful chemicals in our extraction process.
Instead, we use a supercritical carbon dioxide extraction process. Supercritical CO2 extraction is an important development in commercial extraction due to its low toxicity and minimal environmental impact. Since it is non-toxic and non-flammable, supercritical CO2 is preferable over chemical solvents like butane, hexane, and acetone, which can linger in the extracted oil if not purged correctly, rendering the oil toxic.
Because the FDA considers CO2 extraction to be GRAS or “generally regarded as safe” for commercial extraction, this method is popular in the food industry. The stability of supercritical CO2 also allows most compounds to be extracted with little damage, preserving the CBD oil’s active constituents.
It has been noted that botanical essential oils extracted using supercritical CO2 are truer to the scent of the original plants than in other forms of extraction, meaning more of the plant’s original chemical structure is retained in the oil with the use of CO2 extraction, allowing the hemp plant to interact with your body as it would in nature.
Triple Lab Tested® Products
Due to hemp’s role as a bioaccumulator, it is incredibly important that any products made using hemp are properly tested for any outside contamination to ensure its safety for consumers. Dixie Botanicals® does just that – three times over – in order to produce the safest CBD oil products on the market.
Our Triple Lab Tested® standard starts with our hemp’s harvest, where it is tested for outside contaminants. Following shipment to the U.S., our CBD oil is tested again by an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited lab to check the oil for microbes, mold, heavy metals, and other possible contaminants. Finally, after our hemp oil is formulated into our many CBD products, they are batch tested to make sure that the final product is ready to be shipped to your door and safely used by you and your family.
It is important to know the potency of any product you are adding to your diet. It is for this reason that Dixie Botanicals® tests for concentration of cannabinoids in our hemp oil, as well as for outside contaminants.
This testing for the potency of our oil allows us to ensure consistent servings of CBD in our products. That means that the Dixie Botanicals® products that you have come to trust will be dependable every time with the same reliable levels of CBD you count on.
CBD oil products are taken to promote homeostasis within the body. Why tamper with this balance by choosing a wellness product loaded with artificial ingredients? Dixie Botanicals® uses all-natural ingredients in all our CBD hemp oil products.
These ingredients include botanical extracts like peppermint oil, almond oil, coconut oil, and sustainable beeswax. Our commitment to high-quality, natural ingredients promotes well-being and preserves the balance our products were designed to create.
Made in the United States
Once our hemp oil is received into the U.S. and certified to be safe, it is sent to our manufacturers in San Diego to be formulated into our complete line of CBD hemp oil tinctures, topicals, capsules, and more.
California has some of the most rigorous safety standards in the world. Our commitment to these lofty standards allows us to create top-quality finished products for your family every time. Our San Diego manufacturers are registered with the State of California Department of Public Health, Food and Drug and must adhere to the strict regulations the department puts forth.
In addition, they require Certificates of Analysis for all raw materials used in our products to ensure they too have been tested for safety. They also exceed current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) listed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, including hygienic workspaces, controlled environmental conditions, and comprehensive training.
Find High-Quality CBD Products in Our Online Shop
Dixie Botanicals® distributes only top quality products to our consumers. Visit the HempMeds® online store now to get started with a CBD product from Dixie Botanicals® or head over to our blog to learn more about our CBD products.