Similar to shopping for any other supplement, it is important to research the brands you plan to support. Transparency about sourcing, production and testing practices (ie for purity and potency) is the best way to ensure that you are getting a quality product that is worth the price.
In the CBD world of hemp, this includes finding brands that reveal their growing location and share agricultural practices (Preferably organic). The product page should ideally link to the Certificate of Analysis (COA). These reports from certified laboratories provide the chemical analysis of the cannabis extract or oil, giving details on the potency of the product’s ingredients (eg, confirming CBD dose and trace levels of THC), as well as confirming that contaminants, such as pesticides or heavy metals, are absent or present. In negligible residual levels.
Like any other product, quality is often reflected in the price. Of course price and value should be considered holistically. This means looking at the product in its entirety – its active ingredients, excipients (ie the list of “other ingredients”), and packaging materials.
Hemp CBD can cost as little as $0.02 per mg of Hemp CBD with options up to $0.20 per mg of Hemp CBD. During our research, we’ve found that the right place to dispose of a sustainably packaged organic product is between $0.05/mg hemp CBD and $0.10/mg hemp CBD.