CBD oil is rapidly becoming one of the world’s most popular nutritional supplements, thanks to its word of mouth reputation for supporting optimum health. But did you know not all CBD oils are created equally and that the only way to get maximum benefits is by only choosing organic CBD oil?
What is CBD oil?
CBD otherwise known as cannabidiol, is a compound found in cannabis sativa. Due to legal restrictions, most people buy CBD oil extracted from hemp, which is a non-psychoactive variant of the plant.
People take CBD oil for many different reasons, with reports suggesting it may help increase feelings of wellbeing. Right now, researchers around the world are investigating CBD’s effects on the body, so time will tell whether science eventually backs up the positive feedback we get from our customers.
There are hundreds of different websites selling a dizzying array of CBD oil products - CBD tinctures, CBD Capsules, CBD Gummies, even CBD suppositories. But very few companies reveal where they source the hemp they use to make their CBD products, and even less are certified organic.
Why does this matter?
The Importance of Choosing Organic Hemp
Hemp is an extremely versatile plant. For thousands of years hemp has been cultivated for its durable fibres, nutritious seeds, and as a vital ingredient in folk medicine.
Farmers have also grown hemp to clean soil that has become contaminated. That’s because hemp removes heavy metals and radioactive toxins from polluted soil through a process called phytoremediation. This is where hemp’s fast growing roots absorb contaminants, even transforming toxins into other harmless substances.
Remember the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986? Guess what crop was sown in the aftermath in order to remove toxins from the soil? Yes, you guessed it hemp. But why should this influence your decision when choosing to buy CBD oil?
Well, imagine the hemp used to make your CBD oil came from industrial hemp grown in China, a country with a very poor record for industrial pollution. Thanks to hemp’s soil cleaning powers, your CBD oil would be brimming with heavy metals and goodness knows what other toxic nasties.
Organic CBD Oil Is The Safest
These days much of the CBD oil or hemp oil on the market comes from hemp grown in Europe or the United States. But this still isn’t a guarantee of 100% CBD consumer safety. You don’t need to have toxic power station next to a hemp field in order for it to become contaminated. Simply growing hemp on soil that has in the past been used to grow crops using chemical fertilizers and pesticides can compromise the purity of your CBD oil.
At the very least, if you buy non organic hemp oil or CBD oil, make sure you can see third party lab tests which as well as cannabinoid content, should also show whether there are dangerous levels of heavy metals, pesticides or mould.
Spirit Of Hemp CBD Oil is Certified Organic By The Soil Association
At Spirit of Hemp we strive towards creating the highest quality and safest CBD Oil products for our customers. That’s why it has always been a priority to become organic certified by the UK Soil Association.
It’s no easy feat achieving organic certification. We are inspected at least once a year and have to prove through appropriate paperwork that organic standards are met.
In our case, we have sourced organic hemp growers in Switzerland and Austria that use sustainable farming methods. Not only that, our hemp is harvested by hand, ensuring no damage happens during the hemp harvesting. We also use state-of-the-art supercritical CO2 extraction in order to guarantee that no chemical residues are left over that might contaminate our precious organic CBD oils.
Furthermore, we guarantee anything we add to our CBD products, such as the essential oil in our Life Force Serum Face and Body range, are also 100% organic.
It’s clear then, if you are really interested in getting maximum CBD health benefits, it only makes sense to buy organic CBD oil. Indeed, spending good money on your health, only to buy products containing harmful toxins would be just plain foolish.