When choosing a hemp CBD oil, make sure it’s made with high-quality hemp. Ideally, the hemp will be organic (major plus if it’s also sourced locally!), or at the very least, it should be non-GMO.
The inactive ingredients are important, 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 president of scientific affairs Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN.
Read the full ingredient lists to ensure there are no artificial flavors or sweeteners, synthetic dyes, or chemical preservatives.
By definition, since the product is a CBD oil, there will be fat present. “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 adds.