• Tracy Southwick

CBD Oil – What You Need to Know

Updated: May 19, 2020

From lotions to coffees to edibles, CBD is fast becoming the most popular natural health trend to date. CBD is NOT marijuana; in fact it is an extract made from the cousin hemp plant and is not psychoactive or addictive. CBD can legally contain up to 0.3% THC (the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana), but the amount is so small that you would not feel any effect from it.

Before you jump on the CBD train, here are some important things you need to know in order to get the most benefit from this amazing supplement.

1) Use Organic Only – The hemp plant is a known for being great at “phytoremediation,” a process of plants cleaning chemicals, heavy metals and other toxins from the soil and the air.  This is a wonderful property, unless you are consuming the CBD oil from the plants that have absorbed all of those toxins.  Make sure that you ONLY use CBD (topically or internally) from CERTIFIED organic hemp plants grown in America (where regulations are stricter than China or India) to avoid these harmful pollutants.

2) Choose Clear and Informative Labeling – Milligrams of Hemp Extract is very different from the milligrams of the active constituent of CBD (Cannabiniols).  Look for the CBD content per dose (not the whole container) to be able to control your dosage properly.