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Organic vs Non-Organic CBD Oil: Which is Better?

Organic vs Non-Organic CBD Oil: Which is Better?

Posted by Jim Higdon on Jul 7th 2020

Certified organic produce is considered the highest quality in the food industry, but does that apply to organic CBD oils, too? These days, the key to finding superior CBD products is surprisingly simple: look for the USDA (US Department of Agriculture) certified organic seal.

With new CBD oil brands popping up every day, choosing the right CBD oil product has never been more confusing. Although the primary ingredient is probably cannabidiol (CBD); you know by now that not all CBD oils are created equal- there is even fake CBD out there! Smart consumers want a quick way to determine which CBD products are worth the money. Was your CBD oil made by trained professionals in a lab, or was it whipped up by amateurs in a bathtub? Instead of blindly hoping for the best, just look for this seal on the label. If you see it, you’ll know that it has achieved official “organic” status.

What does the USDA Organic Seal Mean?

From farm to market, organic CBD products with the USDA organic label meet all of the requirements outlined in the USDA’s organic regulations.

Achieving this status is no easy task. Certified organic products must be completely free of synthetic chemical pesticides and fertilizers, growth hormones, sewage sludge, radiation, and much more. Also, it must be non GMO (genetically modified organism). For an organic CBD oil manufacturer, this involves a lot of moving parts. Check out our infographic below:

Organic CBD: What’s the Difference?

To put it simply, “certified organic” is a label that you can trust. Because obtaining a USDA organic seal requires such a high degree of transparency and quality, only the most reputable organic CBD brands will care enough to obtain it. It also carries the same benefits as organic foods. Let’s explore the two main reasons why when choosing organic CBD oil vs non organic CBD oil, you should always go with organic.

It’s Better for Your Body

The USDA certification is an easy way to ensure that the product you bought was cultivated, harvested, and processed without the use of any toxic agents or additives. This makes it safe, clean, and healthy for people and pets. Unfortunately, synthetic pesticides and fertilizers are known to drain the soil of its natural nutrients. In hemp plants, this results in lower yields per acre. That’s not all, though.

In the organic community, non-organic products are referred to as "conventional." Conventional CBD oil made from conventional hemp could also hurt your well-being. Hemp is a well-known bio-accumulator. That means it sponges up all the nutrients from the soil, along with any harmful pesticides, chemicals, and toxins that may be there.

While this could be great for the land, there’s a very good chance that conventional hemp plant will contain trace amounts of those toxins. And when the hemp plant gets processed, those toxins will come with it. This is the problem with conventional CBD products: you could be introducing harmful chemicals into your body.

Some studies indicate that even at low doses, chemical pesticides can increase the risk of certain diseases. Although children, pregnant women, and pets are most vulnerable to pesticide exposure, those with weak immune systems are also at risk.

Considering that many people who use CBD products already have fragile immune systems, it’s not hard to see how these harmful chemicals in conventional CBD oil could have devastating effects.

THE BOTTOM LINE: If it's USDA certified organic hemp, the soil hasn’t had any synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, or toxins in it for at least three years. This means that the hemp will have more natural nutrients to feed on, and the organic CBD oil made from it will be a safer product.

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Organic CBD is Better for the Environment

In the past few years, research has made it crystal clear: synthetic pesticides and fertilizers are bad for the environment. They have a detrimental impact on the soil, they pollute our air, and they’re deadly to animals.

All around the world, bodies of water are being polluted with chemical pesticides. This pollution is not only a threat to aquatic life, but they also threaten the quality of our drinking water. Organic farming reduces pollution and soil erosion. It also conserves water, and it ensures the safety of the earth’s wildlife. If you think about it, every dollar spent on organic products is a vote for sustainable, environmentally-friendly agriculture.

THE BOTTOM LINE: The choices we make today will determine the future of our earth and its inhabitants. So instead of hoping for change, why not be the change? We can all take a step in the right direction by choosing to shop organic.

Don’t be fooled… Look for the organic seal.

Many CBD oil brands claim to use “natural” practices, and may call their CBD oil "organic", while they’re really dumping chemicals and toxins on their hemp. If a CBD product isn’t USDA organic, it’s not tested and regulated as an organic product. That’s why you should look for the USDA “certified organic” seal.

Organic farmers have to maintain extremely high standards and subject themselves to routine inspections to keep their organic status. As a consumer, this gives you an excellent way to find the highest-quality CBD products on the market. Remember what the seal looks like—it’s easy to spot!

Organic Full Spectrum CBD Oil

We’re proud to introduce Cornbread Hemp’s new line of organic CBD oil products from Kentucky-grown hemp plants, featuring the official USDA certified organic seal. To make our organic CBD oils, we start with USDA certified organic hemp flowers grown without the use of any harmful pesticides and fertilizers. Then, we extract it using ethanol made from organic sugar cane.

To create CBD oil, we blend our organic hemp extract with the gold standard of carrier oils: organic MCT oil. It’s made from young organic coconuts; and it helps your body absorb the CBD easier. No other additives or flavorings are added to our CBD organic products. The end result is a fully organic, fully natural CBD oil with a wide array of benefits.

To ease your mind even more, all of our products are third-party tested for pesticides, heavy metals, solvents, and purity levels. A third-party lab test makes it easy to prove that what we say about our products is true. We have nothing to hide! Looking for help on how to read a certificate of analysis? We got you.

More than 600 happy customers have reviewed our full-spectrum CBD oil products. Every day, reviews come in from all over the nation saying that our CBD oil products have had a real impact on customers’ lives.

The First Organic CBD from Kentucky

Now, you can get our full spectrum Kentucky-grown hemp CBD oil with the USDA certified organic label! If you want the most natural product possible, consider our Whole Flower Organic CBD Oil. It contains the full spectrum of naturally occurring phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, fatty acids, and other natural hemp compounds.

If you’re looking for a purified organic CBD oil, consider our Distilled Organic CBD Oil. We use a distillation process borrowed from the Kentucky bourbon tradition to filter out the excess hemp plant material while keeping the full spectrum of natural cannabinoids.

Both of these organic products can be used for a wide variety of concerns. We encourage you to try one of our USDA certified organic hemp oil CBD products for yourself, and grab another one as a thoughtful gift for a loved one!

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