Today, I’m walking you through STEP 3 of How to Find the Best CBD Oil. So, yet another important factor to take into consideration is testing for heavy metals. Let’s talk this one out.
First off, what the heck are heavy metals? Just like it says they’re metals that are heavy. They have really high densities, atomic weights, or atomic numbers.
Plants are constantly exposed to heavy metals. Heavy metals may just naturally occur in the soil and water. Or, they may be artificially introduced through the use of fertilizers and pesticides. Sometimes, even industrialization and power generation can also expose plants to heavy metals.
So, as plants grow, they absorb these metals.
In fact, the family of Cannabis plants are known as hyperaccumulators because they have a strong affinity for accumulating heavy metals. And, these high levels of heavy metals could seep into your CBD oil.
And, heavy metals in high concentrations are hazardous to your health. They’re not broken down easily by the human body. And, when they pile up instead, they can cause a wide variety of health problems – especially neurological disorders – diseases of the brain, the spine and the nerves.
And, this my friend is why you have to be careful about heavy metals in your CBD oil.
So, the third step in finding the best CBD Oil is to check out the lab test results for heavy metals.
- Ask for laboratory test results.
- Make sure the CBD Oil has been tested by a third-party independent lab, preferably one that’s certified by the state, not a private lab.
- Look to make sure that the CBD Oil has been tested for heavy metals and these include Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead & Mercury. I’ll walk you through an example.
The sample has been tested for Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium & Mercury. And you notice that it says ND next to each type of heavy metal, which is a good thing. It means that the particular type of heavy metal was not detected.
The other important piece of information I want to point out to you is the note at the bottom, which I’ve underlined. Notice that there are threshold limits to each type of heavy metal. Any amount of heavy metal below the threshold is considered acceptable and therefore passes the test. Any amount of heavy metal above the threshold is considered unacceptable and therefore fails the test.
Alright so there you have it. You now know about all about checking your CBD Oil out for heavy metals.
And remember, if the company is in anyway skirting around being transparent with lab test results, then I’d say it’s a no-go. You have plenty of other options when it comes to CBD Oil.