Hemp seed oil is an amazing supplement with a number of health benefits, from pain relief to improved brain and heart health. Thus, the supplement has been fast gaining popularity in the market. Unfortunately, since it is a new product, there are a few unscrupulous scam-artist trying to rip off consumers with unsafe products.
The wide variety of brands and merchants has made it difficult to determine which product you can trust. However, the good news is there are certain proven ways you can use to identify quality products. Quality products have minimal to low contents of THC (not more than 0.3%), so ensure to look at concentrations before a purchase.
Below are proven ways to identify high-quality hemp oil products.
The manufacturing process
Since hemp oil is still a young industry, there are no restrictions or regulations that control the manufacturing process. Meaning, different brands have different extraction methods in order to get the oil from the hemp seeds.
Brands that sell their products at an extremely low price, often use cheap extraction methods which involve the use of harmful chemicals such as hexane, propane, and butane. The best companies use organic pharmaceutical-grade ethanol to process hemp oil. The ethanol eliminates the unrequired toxins and residues from the hemp plant. This is the best and safest way to produce hemp oil for human consumption.
Also, well-established companies use supercritical CO2 extraction; this involves the use of carbon dioxide under high pressure. It is an expensive process but it ensures the purity of the product.
When making a purchase at Gethemp or any online vendor, ensure to ask the customer representative to give you information about the production method. Go for products produced through ethanol or supercritical CO2 extraction.
Amount of THC present
Tetrahydrocannabinol is a compound present in the cannabis Sativa that causes the ‘high’ phenomenon.
Hemp has a very low level of THC. But, even at this low level, the THC can still cause a certain level of psychoactive effects when processed incorrectly. The best companies ensure to eliminate the THC present in the seed. The optimal concentration should not be more than 0.3 percent. Ensure to check the label or ask the lab for results when purchasing hemp oil.
Third-party lab results
Quality companies ensure their products go through a lab test to guarantee quality. Some products fail the test while others do. These labs ensure that the product meets the optimal standards before it is sold to the consumers, with a high level of hemp oil and close to zero levels of THC.
A reputable vendor should provide recent lab results, either on their websites or include the lab results in packaging. Ensure to ask the vendor questions if you do not understand what is contained in the lab test to get more information about the product.
Hemp oil is a helpful product and it helps in a number of ways. While most brands such as Gethemp, ensure to produce high-quality products, there still are some who want to scam customers. As a result, it is important to research and have a look at the things mentioned above to ensure quality