Buy pure hemp oil that’s free of contamination
It may seem that it’s easy to buy pure hemp oil. After all, if hemp oil is made from hemp, surely it’s pure. But is this really the case? There are many contaminants and additives that you may find in hemp oils. Here are some examples:
A selection of our products
Flavorings and additives
Some hemp oil contains artificial flavoring. However, the flavor of hemp oil isn’t bead. It doesn’t need covering up, and if it isn’t to your taste, it would be better to get hemp oil capsules. In addition, some companies add artificial CBD to their hemp oil. Theses synthetics are questionable. If you buy pure hemp oil from a CBD rich strain of hemp, it should not be necessary to add anything else. If you want the purest CBD without the other ingredients in hemp oil, you can get natural CBD crystals instead.
Hemp is relatively easy to grow, but it is susceptible to certain pests, particularly red spider mite. When harvesting food crops a withholding period would have to be observed, but if the crop is grown for fiber, residues are less of an issue. However, trace residues of pesticide can be a worrying problem when a concentrate such as hemp oil is made, since the pesticides also become concentrated. It’s easy to say that hemp has been organically grown, but is there certification? Buy pure hemp oil with organic certification.
If hemp is grown, harvested or cured under the wrong conditions, mold fungi can attack. These molds produce mycotoxins (literally, toxins from fungi) that will end up in the oil. So even if the plant material was good to begin with, it can be spoiled through incautious handling after harvest.
Butane extractions are common, but butane is never really intended for human consumption and could contain a variety of toxins. The same is true of most other solvents. The safest solvent extractions are ethanol extractions, but it’s still not the high road if you want to buy pure hemp oil. The best method for extracting essential oils is the ‘Supercritical CO2’ extraction that extracts all the ingredients in the plant material without heating.
Is it impossible to buy pure hemp oil?
It is certainly possible to buy pure hemp oil, and there are several companies who do produce lab-tested, pure hemp oils that really are what it says on the bottle and nothing else. However, it should be remembered that the hemp industry in the US is very loosely regulated, and even with some basic regulations in place, there are those who will attempt to fly under the radar.
As a result, it is important to find verifiable information on the company you deal with that covers these essential basic points. Ideally, you should be looking for certifications such as Good Manufacturing Processes Certification (GMP) and Organic Certification. This means that a third party body has investigated the hemp oil company’s processes in detail and has given them the ‘all clear’.
If you want to buy pure hemp oil, talk to Endoca.