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It’s a great question. Confusion swirls around the entire Hemp industry, which is not good for consumers. People are unsure why they should even take CBD. They are unsure if they can trust the companies selling Hemp products. They are unsure if what they are paying for Hemp gummies, oils and other Hemp edibles is a fair price. They don’t know if they will fail a drug test after taking a Hemp product. They do not know how to measure one Hemp product against another. So, how can you tell if what you are considering is a high quality Hemp product?
Not All Hemp is the Same
First, not all Hemp is the same. It may all start out the same, but time and the handling of the plant can affect what ultimately is delivered to your door. Storing hemp flower or hemp oil at temperatures above 70F will allow microbials like bacteria and mold to grow. Temperatures too low can also cause the degradation of cannabinoids. While the plant is growing, Hemp remains in its acidic state of cannabidiolic acid (CBDA). It must be heated at some point to decarboxylate it and turn it into CBD. Humidity, too much exposure to UV rays and time are also factors that can change the product you are thinking about buying.
So, how do you know whether the seller is handling the product properly before delivering it to you? It is not easy to tell, but Hemp reviews can go a long way. Look to see what other people are saying about the product. You might find that others are talking about finding mold on their Hemp gummies or that their Hemp oil had expired. A pure Hemp isolate product can help ensure that the CBDA is decarboxylated and that other contaminants are not a factor since it has been extracted completely from the hemp plant.
That the Hemp product is meeting all law requirements should be another factor to consider when deciding whether a Hemp product is high quality.HempD derived from hemp with a THC concentration of .3% or less is legal. Hemp with a higher concentration of THC is considered marijuana which is still illegal federally. If there are trace amounts of THC in your Hemp product, it could result in a failed drug test, which I would also think would affect judgment on how good of a Hemp product it is.
It is also important to consider what else is in your product besides CBD. In a world where organic products have an increased value, knowing whether your Hemp oils, gummies or topicals have additives, GMOs and other artificials is important. You also must consider your diet. Many Hemp products are high in sugar and carbohydrates. Sugar and Kush Hemp products are non-GMO, low to zero sugar and keto-friendly Hemp products. When you care about your body and you are trying to improve your overall health, much of how you judge a gummy bear, tincture or edibles should be based on how healthy a Hemp product is.
Hemp Lab Tests
It is paramount that you can see Hemp lab test results. Do not take the Hemp company’s word on what is in the product you are considering. If that company will not go above and beyond to have an objective third party Hemp lab test their product, then they do not have your best interest at heart. All Sugar and Kush Hemp products are tested by a third party ISO 17025 accredited lab and you can see all the test results on our Lab Reports page.
A high quality Hemp product has been handled well by the manufacturer to ensure it is not contaminated and that the cannabinoid has not degraded too far. It is also a product that meets all legal qualifications as a derivative of legal hemp plants. Healthy Hemp oils, gummies and edibles will also be made with low-calorie products that still taste good. And, it is of the utmost importance that the Hemp company provides a certificate of analysis from a third party lab so that you can clearly see what is in your purchase.