CBD has been gaining popularity in the past few years. However, along with that popularity, there are a lot of buzzwords, like "organic", surrounding CBD. You might be wondering, "what is the big deal about organic CBD? Is it that different from non-organic options?"
As one of the rare 5% of companies who make Organic CBD, Hemplucid is proud to be USDA Certified Organic. We are passionate about clearing up common cannabis misconceptions. "Organic" is a word that has lots of consumer confusion around it, so this article aims to make your CBD shopping experience easier, more enjoyable, and more effective.
Read on for all you need to know about organic versus non-organic CBD.
Why is Organic CBD Important?
Hemp,the source of CBD, is kind of unique in the way that it interacts with its environment. Hemp is a bioaccumulator, which means that it has the ability to draw everything from the soil, including chemical pesticides, traces of heavy metals, and other residual chemicals.
This is really helpful when trying to clean the soil up for future crops, but not so helpful when you're going to be ingesting the CBD from those hemp plants. The bottom line is, if you're not getting certified organic CBD, there's really no way of knowing what exactly is in the CBD you're buying. This can affect the benefits you may experience by using CBD, and in some cases, can be pretty harmful to your body. The certified organic seal is kind of a big deal.
Growing Organic Hemp
How is organic hemp grown? In order to be called USDA Certified Organic hHmp, there are several stringent requirements that must be met. There can't be any harmful chemical pesticides used on the soil for at least 3 years before the hemp has been planted, and that compliance has to keep up for as long as the farm is certified.
The extraction process is also closely monitored. There are only a couple of extraction processes that are allowed in order to be Certified Organic. CBD has to be extracted using one of these methods to secure the USDA Organic seal.
In order to be certified organic, the hemp plants also can't come from GMO products. Everything involved, from fertilizers to finish, has to be as natural as possible.
Other ingredients used in combination with CBD to create the finished product have to be certified organic as well. Whether that is the carrier oil used, or any flavorings added, or anything else included in the product, they have to be organic.
A third party has to certify all of this for the farm growing the hemp. The farm has to be checked regularly, and keep to these requirements. They also have to pay fees to be USDA certified organic. So, you know that something is good if it's USDA certified organic.
Benefits of Organic CBD
When farmers grow organic hemp to be made into CBD, it benefits both the environment as well as the consumers (that's YOU!). For one thing, being certified organic means that there are no harmful chemicals used as pesticides, or synthetic fertilizers used on the soil.
Chemical pesticides don't differentiate between good pests and bad pests. They kill all of the bugs around, which disrupts the ecosystem and kills important pollinators. Without the chemicals and synthetic fertilizers, the soil stays healthier for a longer period. The nutrients aren't being stripped from it on a regular basis, and are instead left alone to keep the nutrients the plants need.
Harmful chemical pesticides also eventually end up in the ocean. Then, the damage spreads further. These chemicals can kill ocean occupants, and sometimes result in dangerous algae that continues to cause damage.
Since organic hemp is grown without these chemicals, it is better for you as the consumer. Along with that, the hemp is more nutrient dense, which passes more benefits onto you.
Read on to see how to find your optimal organic CBD product.
Choosing Organic CBD
Now it's time to find an organic CBD product that works for you. There are a lot of CBD products out there, and it can be difficult to find the right one for you.
That's where Hemplucid comes in! We have a full line of USDA certified Organic CBD products, and are one of the only brands in the 5% of the industry that produce organic CBD.
There is something here for everyone, and our organic products are all stamped with the USDA seal to show you that you can trust our products. We can help you find the ideal product for you so that you can promote the optimal benefits of CBD for you.
Our CBD all comes from hemp grown in the same location, and extracted by an approved method. We also use hemp seeds that are natural and selected because they are a superior genetic strain. We searched long and hard for seeds to make a product that we felt good about growing, selling, and using ourselves.
If you're still not sure, you can also check lab test results and quality control for your product with our lot code search. We do everything that we can to make you as confident in your purchase as possible. Each batch is carefully crafted, tested, and logged in our Lucid Labs database.
We also make it a point to be as lucid as possible with our consumers and our community about our growing, extraction, and creation processes. When you buy with us, you can be assured that you're buying one of the best products on the market . We only sell you products that we use ourselves.
Now, get out there and buy with confidence! Adventure is waiting for you: you just have to be willing to answer the call. The benefits you may get from using CBD encourage you to take charge of your own wellness, and take your health to the next level.
If you're still not sure where to start, feel free to contact us. We'd love to help you find the perfect product for you.
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