When selecting a hemp CBD oil, make sure that it’s made with high-quality hemp. Ideally, the hemp will probably be natural (main plus if it is also sourced domestically!), or on the very least, it needs to be non-GMO.
The inactive elements are necessary, too. “Consider the diluent oil, is it a high-quality organic coconut oil, organic hempseed oil, organic EVOO, or something like that? That’s important for the overall quality assessment of a hemp CBD oil tincture,” explains mindbodygreen vice chairman of scientific affairs Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN.
Read the total ingredient lists to make sure there aren’t any synthetic flavors or sweeteners, artificial dyes, or chemical preservatives.
By definition, because the product is a CBD oil, there will probably be fats current. “The hemp extract is diluted and carried via a diluent oil. While the science is still emerging, it’s thought that the presence of fat, like coconut MCT oil, assists with optimal absorption of the hemp cannabinoids,” Ferira provides.