What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a 100% plant-based phytocannabinoid. It is one of 113 identified phytochemical compounds (collectively called cannabinoids) that occur naturally in the hemp plant Cannabis Sativa. Cannabis Sativa (the hemp plant) produces CBD oil which has no psychoactive properties.
Where and How is CBD Grown and produced?
(And what makes BETTER U CBD better?)
Hemp is grown worldwide and is one of the largest bio-accumulators (meaning it gathers and stores minerals and nutrients from the environment in a highly efficient way) in the plant kingdom. It is capable of absorbing both the good and the bad from the air, water and soil, which means that the most crucial thing to know about the CBD you purchase is how and where it is grown, harvested and produced.
To ensure our product is the very best, Better U CBD oil is 100% organic, kosher and vegan, is dried using a proprietary “Fresh Lock” drying method, and is extracted using a process known as “CO2 extraction.” CO2 extraction ensures quality, purity and potency by using carbon dioxide (CO2) under high pressure and extremely low temperatures (-70 degrees F) to pull out as much CBD as possible without introducing contaminants.
There are cheaper and easier chemical extraction processes, but they can leave residue from toxic solvents like butane, propane and ethanol in the CBD oil. We take a firm stance against this kind of processing, as the side effects from such chemicals can damage the brain and body. Since CO2 is used as a safe and standard solvent across the food and drug manufacturing market, and since it leaves no traces or residues in the oil, we believe that paying extra for the purity it produces is worth every penny.
What Does CBD Oil Do and What Are the Benefits?
One of the most celebrated health benefits of CBD oil is its ability to provide pain relief. CBD may ease inflammation, provide antioxidants, and relieve pain by activating various receptors in the human body’s naturally-occurring endocannabinoid system (notice how the body has a whole system dedicated to cannabinoids).
Studies have shown that CBD has reduced inflammation and alleviated pain from conditions such as arthritis, joint pain, peripheral neuropathy and multiple sclerosis with little or no side effects.
Furthermore, CBD may help treat Insomnia, Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, anxiety, depression and panic attacks. Furthermore, CBD may help prevent the growth of cancer cells and reduce one’s risk of diabetes. There are also many studies currently being explored about the additional benefits of using CBD.
How Do I Know That BETTER U CBD Oil is What It Claims to Be?
Without a lab report, a label can say anything. BETTER U CBD provides a COA (Certificate Of Analysis) for every batch we sell, and we print the batch number on every bottle. This is proof that an independent, third-party lab has tested the oil and that the product meets the criteria listed below:
- Potency: Look for “Total Cannabinoids” or “Total CBD” on the COA. If the product is claiming 750mg of CBD, then this should match what it says on the Certificate of Analysis for its potency. If your CBD does not have a COA, stay away!
- Contaminants or Pesticides: Batch-testing results ensure there are no contaminants, pesticides, toxins or heavy metals.
- Microbiological testing: This ensures there is no mold or bacteria in the hemp that was used to make your CBD product.
- Safety: Better U CBD oil is processed in an FDA registered and inspected food-grade facility using GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), and is verified through a third-party laboratory with the batch number for each case on every bottle.
View our COA Certificates HERE.