5 Tips for Choosing the Best Full Spectrum CBD Oil

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Full Spectrum CBD Oil

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Full Spectrum CBD Oil

Full-spectrum CBD oil has the incredible potential to offer several therapeutic benefits, such as stress relief, pain relief, improved sleep quality, muscle and joint relief, and more. However, countless CBD oils and products on the market have varying qualities and standards. It’s critical to sort out the good from the bad to ensure you get the maximum rewards of superior oils. Thankfully, from raw hemp’s cultivation and ingredient extraction to manufacturing and testing, it’s possible to do some detective work and follow the trail. Here are five tips to help you choose the right purveyor of premium, high-quality, full-spectrum CBD oil

How is the CBD Extracted?

A sophisticated extraction process is crucial when attempting to maintain the purity and potency of the several cannabinoids and compounds utilized in full-spectrum CBD. Reputable CBD brands utilize CO2 extraction. It’s the safest way to provide the purest results. Two common CO2 extraction methods are utilized by purveyors of CBD: Supercritical and Subcritical. While either CO2 extraction method will produce safe results, most reputable brands tend to go with Supercritical CO2 because it yields high-quality extracts. 

  • Supercritical CO2 extraction: CO2 is heated at a critical temperature (above 31.10C) and a critical pressure (1,071 psi) to create a “supercritical” fluid of gas and liquid. The fluid can then pass into the pores of hemp plants to dissolve the membrane and release compounds. 
  • Subcritical CO2 extraction: It’s the same process as supercritical extraction; however, the CO2 is subjected to much lower temperature and pressure. This process can take much longer and is less efficient. 

What is the Color of the CBD Oil?

Like shades of grey, CBD oil can come in a wide range of strengths and qualities. A good indicator of where full-spectrum CBD oil falls in this spectrum is color. 

  • Raw: This is the purest form of CBD oil. Once extracted, it doesn’t go through any further processing. It retains all the compounds found in the hemp plant, including trace amounts of THC—the most active ingredient in CBD. You can tell if CBD is in its raw form because it will appear almost black or dark green. It will also tell you that it is truly a full-spectrum CBD oil.
  • Decarboxylated: This type of CBD oil goes through a process that enhances its strength and/or effectiveness. Decarboxylated CBD removes the acid in CBD and THC to increase bioavailability—the body’s ability to absorb compounds more fully. Like raw CBD, this oil will appear black or dark green. It still contains all the compounds, making it a full-spectrum CBD oil.
  • Filtered: This CBD oil has the highest concentration of CBD. It undergoes the decarboxylation process as well as a filtering process. All other compounds are removed, including THC. Filtered CBD oil is the most expensive type because of all the refined processing it undertakes. This high-grade CBD is recognizable by its light golden color. Without all other compounds, filtered CBD is considered “Isolate CBD,” not full-spectrum.

Who is the Raw Hemp Supplier?

Where the raw hemp is grown can greatly impact the quality of full-spectrum CBD oil. Hemp plants are considered “hyperaccumulators,” which means they are like sponges absorbing all the elements in the ground and the air. Hemp plants grown in the wrong area could absorb toxic chemicals, which can be passed on to you. For instance, if the raw hemp is sourced in the United States, it should be USDA-certified organic. Observing this high-quality standard for hemp also ensures that the soil and water it interacts with are regularly tested for dangerous chemicals, such as herbicides and pesticides. 

Third-Party Testing?

Except for CBD seizure medication Epidiolex, the FDA does not regulate CBD. That means there is no requirement for CBD manufacturers to uphold independent third-party testing. Some companies avoid investing in third-party testing because of the extra cost. Reputable CBD purveyors understand that you get what you pay for. They maintain rigorous third-party testing to ensure their products are safe and meet the highest standards. Third-party labs test the potency of ingredients and look for toxins and contaminants. Agave Farm Boys utilizes third-party testing and issue a Certificate of Analysis for each batch of CBD we produce. For full transparency, customers can find the batch code on their product packaging and enter it on the Agave Farm Boys website to check the results. 

Whole Plant Extract?

To be sure you’re getting high-quality, full-spectrum CBD oil, it should be extracted from whole-plant hemp, which includes the seeds, stalks, and stems. By utilizing whole-plant hemp extraction, all cannabinoids and compounds are included, such as THC, terpenes, flavonoids, and much more. Full-spectrum CBD oil allows users to experience a phenomenon known as the entourage effect—the synergistic unity of all compounds working together to enhance and maximize therapeutic effects. 

Discover the Best with Agave Farm Boys Full Spectrum CBD Oil

Agave Farm Boys uphold the highest standards when it comes to bringing you the very finest in full-spectrum CBD oil. We proudly offer a product made with three simple, natural ingredients: Coconut MCT Oil, CBD from Hemp Extract, and Blue Agave Extract. Like a personal bodyguard, MCT oil protects CBD from breaking down until it can enter the bloodstream. The natural sweetness of Blue Agave gives the full-spectrum CBD a similar flavor to honey. With highly-efficient supercritical CO2 extraction, users can enjoy the benefits of the entourage effect. Every batch is mixed in our facility and then sent to an accredited third-party lab for testing. With each batch comes a Certificate of Analysis. Results are always accessible on our website for full transparency.

Contact us to learn how our full-spectrum CBD oil may offer you therapeutic benefits!