July 20, 2021

Pure CBD Oil: What's That Mean Anyway?

Lots of places claim to sell pure CBD oil, but what does that actually mean? Is the product pure if the CBD is not in its distilled powder form? How can you tell if what you're buying is what's advertised?

For answers to these questions and more, read on.

What Is Pure CBD Oil?

CBD consumer products are not regulated by the FDA like other medications or supplements are. (In fact, there's only one FDA-approved medication with CBD in it.) So, there is a wiiiiiide range of quality among CBD products across different producers.

First bit to know is that CBD can refer to both a CBD product derived from pure hemp andthe pure CBD isolate. It depends on the context. Yes, this can be a little confusing, but we're here to make things pure and simple!

When you buy pure CBD oil, it's essential to make sure that your cannabidiol is extracted from pure hemp. You don’t want it to contain any undesirable ingredients or contaminants. We circle back to this towards the end of this post — so hang tight!

It's also important to know what type of "pure" CBD you're looking for. Do you want a CBD product that’s just CBD, or do you want one that’s also got naturally-occurring plant compounds — like other cannabinoids?

Pure CBD Is Grown Pure

Regardless of the type of CBD product, pure CBD starts from the ground up. If you want pure CBD, you have to look at where it was sourced and how it was cultivated.

Pure hemp is grown organically, with no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers in the soil. When grown organically, the hemp is free from heavy metals and toxins — things you don’t want in your CBD (or your body!)

US-grown hemp is another marker of quality. Hemp cultivation in the US is subject to strict standards and regulations, so look for CBD extracted from domestic hemp.

The quality of the hemp has a direct relationship to the quality of your CBD oil. Thus, the quest for pure CBD has to start with pure hemp.

Pure CBD Oil Comes In Threes

CBD comes in three different types:

  • Isolate CBD: You can consider this pure hemp extract cannabidiol.
  • Full-spectrum CBD: This pure extract from the cannabis plant contains all the plant compounds like cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.
  • Broad-spectrum CBD: This is also a pure cannabis extract; it contains all the plant compounds in full-spectrum minus THC (the psychoactive component).

All of these can be considered “pure” depending upon the definition of “pure” you’re adhering to. And, you will see CBD products of all three of these three varieties advertised as pure CBD. So, make sure you know which one you're getting!

If you're looking for pure CBD and nothing else, look for isolate CBD. If you want pure CBD plus the other naturally-occurring plant goodness (cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes), opt for full- or broad-spectrum CBD.

Broad-Spectrum CBD: A Pure CBD & The Entourage Effect

Broad-spectrum CBD oil is loaded with all of the phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and other substances found in hemp-derived CBD extract, sans THC.

It’s incredibly popular because broad-spectrum CBD takes advantage of all the natural plant compounds of cannabis, without any psychoactive reaction. Plus, you enjoy the synergistic benefits of the entourage effect when all the naturally-occurring plant components are left intact.

With pure broad-spectrum CBD products, you can feel good about the potential benefits it brings without worrying about the potential harm caused by impurities.

Pure CBD Oil: How To Tell

A safe and natural CBD is produced by a company that provides proof of third-party testing (a certificate of analysis or COA). The COA will show the quantities of CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids in a product— which is important to confirm against what’s advertised by the retailer.

You should avoid products that don't provide a COA from a reputable third-party lab. Without the testing, it's impossible to know what exactly is floating in your CBD oil. Pure CBD claims + no COA = giant question mark!

Where To Buy Pure CBD Oil

Now where can you find pure CBD oil?

If your state laws allow for physical locations, you can build a relationship with your local dispensary or health-food store that offers CBD products. Do your research on the retailers before you go and ask them about the purity of their CBD products.

Alternatively, you can find a vast assortment of virtual sellers. Online shopping is a great option, especially if you want convenience, privacy, and access to a variety of products at your fingertips.

Just be sure to read the labels on the CBD products you're considering to ensure pure CBD oil is what you're really getting.

Pure Craft CBD: Quality Indicators Of Pure Natural CBD Products

What makes Pure Craft CBD pure CBD? We pride ourselves on producing pure natural products.

Here's why our CBD oil is pure:

  • It contains no harmful additives, fillers, or artificial ingredients.
  • It undergoes independent third-party testing to verify the purity of the hemp extract used in all our formulations.
  • It contains no more than 0.3% THC.
  • We use 100% organic hemp: No heavy metals, synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or other toxins here!
  • Our hemp is sourced from the USA — meaning it's grown with top standards of quality.

CBD quality is directly related to the quality of the hemp it came from. So from seed to sale, Pure Craft is dedicated to purity throughout the lifecycle of production.

Product Spotlight: Pure Hemp Gummies

Our Nano CBD Infused Vegan Broad-Spectrum Gummies are one of our top sellers. You don't have to be vegan to enjoy 'em, but we're proud to offer our high quality, organic hemp-derived CBD in a vegan gummy form.

Not only are they delicious, but the nano-technology means our gummies are much more effective and fast-acting than typical CBD gummies. If you're looking for a purely hemp-derived CBD gummy, look no further.

CBD That's Pure, For Sure

Finding truly "pure" CBD oil can be difficult. But with a little sleuthing, you can weed out the fakes.

In sum, here's how to identify and buy pure CBD oil:

  • The CBD is created from USA-grown organic hemp.
  • Products contain no harmful ingredients and unwanted additives.
  • The product clearly states the type of CBD: isolate, full-spectrum, or broad-spectrum.
  • Safe and natural CBD is produced by a company that provides proof of third-party testing (a certificate of analysis).

If pure CBD is what you're looking for, it's worth your time and effort to research the retailers you're considering. It’s the only way to be confident that you’re purchasing pure and natural products that are safe, legal, and don't contain any contaminants.


Also in News

CBD For Parkinson’s Disease: Could Cannabidiol Help?
CBD For Parkinson’s Disease: Could Cannabidiol Help?

The cannabis compound CBD has been popping up in Parkinson’s disease (PD) therapy and prevention conversations, propelled by success stories from p...

by jonathan strauss October 03, 2022

Read More
The Truth About CBD: How Effective Is It Really?
The Truth About CBD: How Effective Is It Really?

CBD is one of the most popular supplements on the market today. But you're a savvy consumer. You know just because something is popular doesn’t mea...

by jonathan strauss September 19, 2022

Read More
The Many Wellness Benefits Of Delta-8-THC
The Many Wellness Benefits Of Delta-8-THC

You know delta-8 as "weed-lite" or the "chillest of the cannabinoids." But what about all the potential health benefits of this unique compound? Wh...

by jonathan strauss September 12, 2022

Read More