What exactly is “organic cbd” ? Can CBD actually be certified organic? Well, depending on how you look at it, yes. According to Oxford Language, the definition of organic is (of food or farming methods) produced or involving production without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or other artificial agents.
So yes, you can purchase CBD products that are made by extracting USDA Certified Organic Hemp. However, “organic CBD” is not completely accurate. It is very unlikely that you will come across actual CBD products that are USDA Certified Organic. A brand may have “Certified Organic” on a product label, but the product itself is not actually USDA Certified organic. The raw materials and inputs that were used to make the product is actually what is organic. An easy hack to know at first glance is — if you see the Certified Organic seal on a product but it is located next to the brand name. This proves the brand has an organic certification and not the actual product itself.
A little confusing to understand at first, we know. Back to the real question, can CBD be certified as organic?
USDA Certified Organic farms and products go through a certification process that is performed by a third-party who works under the guidelines of the United States Department of Agriculture. First, receiving the seal of approval verifies the product was made or grown without the use of prohibited chemicals known as fertilizers or growth hormones. Second, products cannot be exposed to radiation, excessive biocontrol agents as well as other inorganic substances. It is worth mentioning that numerous factors go into receiving a USDA Certified Organic credential. The certification process can vary depending on the product that is being assessed ( Mount Horeb Hemp) .
In the future, the USDA Organic Certification process will hopefully be simplified. For now, when shopping for high-quality CBD products it is important to do your own reserch. Take the time to find out where the CBD in the product was grown and if that farm grows the hemp using organic practices. Also, look for producs that have published lab test results to determine if there are any contaminants found. Third, check the ingredients of the entire product to see if they are organic. Lastly, make sure the CBD oil you are purchasing has a pale-yellow/amber color and does not have a foul odor.
As always, it is best to do your own research. Be in charge of what you are purchasing for your body and what you put in and on your body. You only get one, might as well give it what is best. When in doubt, contact the company and ask more questions. Here at PG Organix we are always here to help!