New TO CBD?
Don’t worry, we have you covered for all of your hemp and CBD curiosities. We are long time business owners in the renewable energy, cannabis, and hemp industries; so, we have a lot to say about these newer marketplaces!
First, buying hemp and CBD products should be approached with caution. Unfortunately, we find that many of the products available today are liable to have inconsistent, or no CBD or hemp in them, or even worse use raw materials that are contaminated or unsafe. As the industry matures, governing bodies will require protocols and regulations are followed to ensure safe and quality products that are as advertised. In the meantime, you can buy with confidence at CBD Universe, as we independently test every product that we carry. Any products that are found on this site are guaranteed to be as advertised.
If you’re buying outside of the CBD Universe network, make sure that you’re watching out for:
THC warnings: THC is one of the cannabinoids that has psychoactive effects, and the legal limit per the farm bill of 2018 is <.3%. Over 50% of the CBD products in the market today claim to have no THC, but when 3rd party tested they were found to have illegal amounts of THC in them and were causing people to fail drug tests and even worse!
Contaminated Products: recent studies have found that over 65% of the CBD and Hemp products in the market place today have contaminants such as microbials, pesticides, and even heavy metals like arsenic!
First, what is CBD?
CBD is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in hemp plants! Each terpene and cannabinoid are assumed to have different interactions and effects with our bodies. Some clarifications that may be useful:
‘Hemp Oil’: be careful! Products that say this could have no cannabinoids at all! Typically, this is a cold pressed oil from hemp seeds or stock and does not have the cannabinoid content that you are likely looking for.
‘Broad Spectrum’: this term indicates that there is CBD present, as well as at least 1 other cannabinoid or terpene. At CBD Universe, our broad spectrum has a Phyto cannabinoid rich concentration of all of the cannabinoids for maximum effects.
‘Full Spectrum’: this term indicates that this is a product that has all cannabinoids that would have been present in the plant. Including THC, even at the legal limit of <.3% if you are worried about drug tests or any psychoactive effects, know that there is likely THC present in these.
‘CBD’: the most commoditized cannabinoid is CBD, because it is the most dominant cannabinoid in the hemp plant, it’s also one of the least expensive, and easy to formulate. Making it the number 1 produced product enhancement in this industry today.