There are companies cutting corners trying to stretch the oil they buy and create the illusion of a true CBD gold. These companies use anything and everything and will claim each carrier is better than the rest. From Emu oil, to PEG, ( polyethylene glycol) they mix a standard CBD oil with these carries to stretch out their materials.
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Digging deeper into CBD gold and other Hybrid oils
When buying CBD oil there are several details you have to factor in. Where it’s being made, what other cannabinoids are in the oil, and of course how much am i getting for the price. Unfortunately most of us purchase with our eyes first and nothing sounds better than Gold. In our minds it means premium, top shelf, the best. But is CBD gold really worth the extra money and what should be an even more important question, why is it gold?
Most companies have a premium line of oil that they charge almost twice as much money for not even double the amount of oil. They claim it is because of the type of extraction it takes to get it to that beautiful golden hue. Sounds great, right. Then what is with all the secrets and closed doors on to how and what goes into the process to make CBD gold. Lets dig a little deeper.
What makes the plant green
Green plants are green because they contain a pigment called chlorophyll. Chlorophyll absorbs certain wavelengths of light within the visible light spectrum. As shown in detail in the absorption spectra, chlorophyll absorbs light in the red (long wavelength) and the blue (short wavelength) regions of the visible light spectrum. Green light is not absorbed but reflected, making the plant appear green.
So knowing what makes the plant green means we know what must be taken out if we want to get anywhere close to gold.
What extractions take place between Raw oil and CBD Gold
Most companies wont tell you the trade secrets on how they get their oil to look gold. It is safe to say their are more than one process. The first would be a co2 extraction to get the raw oil out of the raw material or Hemp. The second process would be some sort of filtration to strip some raw materials including the chlorophyll. After these processes it’s safe to say the remainder would be a dark goldish looking paste. Make sure to look for these processes next to the oil you are buying.
That being said, some companies out there don’t mention a second process at all. There are companies cutting corners trying to stretch the oil they buy and create the illusion of a true CBD gold. These companies use anything and everything and will claim each carrier is better than the rest. From Emu oil, to PEG, ( polyethylene glycol) they mix a standard CBD oil with these carries to stretch out their materials. Claiming better bio availability and better tastes are usually red flags within the CBD world. To stay safe make sure you are buying CBD gold oil made with no carriers.
Is it worth the price
to be blunt, No. Here is why. These oils were made with the customers taste buds in mind and less on the productivity of the product . Most CBD oils are actually like a paste. These pastes are hard to work with and usually don’t leave the greatest taste in our mouths. The gold has a less of a bitter taste and is more of a liquid. Easier to take yes, but some will argue the taste is so bitter because of the combination of terpenes you get with the natural oil. Terpenes are responsible for the taste and smell of a plant. However new studies are showing that the terpenes are more involved in the positive effects we feel then first thought. These terpenes are also less potent in a CBD Gold oil.
So in closing if you don’t mind losing some of the natural compounds of this amazing plant and paying twice as much for CBD , than CBD gold is for you. For those of you that would rather spend your money wisely, stick with a natural oil that contains all of the natural constituents.