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Five Things To Know Before Buying A Hemp-Derived CBD Oil Product

At First Crop, we know that you want to be your best, to live your life to its fullest, to feel balanced and grounded. Not sometimes. But all the time. To do that, you need supportive, holistic remedies that help you do that and that you can trust. The problem is there are so many products out there – from sleep aids to stress relievers to pain remedies that claim they work, but don’t. Or they leave you with a foggy hangover. You know. Because you’ve tried enough of them. And now you don’t know what to trust. Which leaves you feeling frustrated, or worse, defeated.

Let’s face it, the market for CBD products is cluttered with brands. Each of them promotes their ability to improve or help you maintain optimum health. Unfortunately, the low barrier to entry and lack of clear and consistently enforced regulations has led to hundreds of low-quality brands hitting the shelves. In fact, recent FDA test results showed not only a lack of consistency between many products label claims and products’ actual ingredients but less than half of the products tested contained CBD potency levels that were within 20% of what they claimed. In addition, according to a report from Ellipse Analytics, 70% of the 240 top selling brands they tested contained traces of heavy metals, pesticides, or other potentially dangerous impurities.

We believe that you shouldn’t have to guess if you’re receiving the purest, highest-quality products possible that actually work as they’re intended to. You should have confidence in and trust the brand of CBD that you choose. We believe your life is too precious to let how you feel limit what you love to do. We understand. We’ve been there. Which is why we created First Crop USDA Certified Organic CBD products, a full line of holistic formulations derived from a plant well-known for its healing capabilities for over 10,000 years. We grow our hemp organically with farmers dedicated to regenerative farming practices. Then our expert Herbalist and Dermatologist carefully pair our organic hemp extract with active botanicals to amplify their therapeutic benefits. That’s why they work so well.  Not sometimes. But all the time.

Here are five critical questions you need to ask before you buy a CBD product:
1.  How is the hemp grown?

Hemp has an amazing ability to absorb whatever it touches including pesticides and other toxic chemicals. That’s why all of the hemp we use is USDA Certified Organic and never treated with synthetic fertilizers or chemicals. Healthy soil. Healthy plants. Healthy you.

 2.  How is the CBD Oil extracted? 

Many companies use extraction methods that use solvents or heat generated by butane to extract the oil from the plant. These methods create chemical reactions that change the profile of the cannabinoid compounds in the plant. We use a sub-critical cold CO2 extraction process that uses cold temperature and pressure to extract the oil from the plant ensuring that the full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes remain intact and the oil never comes in contact with foreign substances. So, you get the benefit of what is known as “the entourage effect” when all the compounds in the hemp work together to produce a better effect than when taken alone.

 3.  Require 3rd Party Testing

You should know without a doubt what is in every product you use so you can make informed decisions about which products to buy and how they may affect your health. We control our products from the seed that goes in the ground to the product that ends up on the shelf and test our products multiple times along the way from our farms to your home. You can view 3rd party lab reports for all our products on our website.

4.  What’s inside that matters most.

Stay away from products that contain additives or unnatural flavorings. They are not necessary, can create unwanted side effects and can reduce the therapeutic benefits of CBD. And be aware of companies that are using ingredients for label claim alone. They typically are added only in trace amounts and which will not have enough potency to be considered active.

First Crop partners with its Herbal Expert and Board-Certified Dermatologist to ensure the optimal amount of each ingredient is used in all of our functional formulas to maximize their therapeutic benefit. This means that we use only  USDA certified organic, high quality active ingredients in amounts that when combined with our full spectrum hemp extract produce functional formulas that are safe and effective.

5.  Choose Brands that Stand Behind Their Products

CBD products aren’t cheap. If you are buying high quality products from a reputable company, they should come with a no questions asked money back guarantee. If you are not happy with our products for any reason, we will refund you money. Period.

Stop missing out on life’s amazing moments, and instead enjoy your life again. Not sometimes. All the time.

Here’s how you can feel your best again:
  1. Shop First Crop for the support you need. Need help choosing the product that is right for you? Answer four simple questions to find product that best suits your needs.
  2. We’ll deliver expertly crafted, certified organic CBD products made from hemp grown by small farmers to your front door.
  3. Feel like you again. Only better.
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