Facing Facts: Hemp Extract Oil Is Not a Certified Organic Product
As the interest in Hemp Extract increases, so does the number of people looking to profit from the increased popularity, intensifying the competition between Hemp Extract retailers. As a result of this competitive atmosphere, too many companies are misleading consumers by making false claims. When you decide to purchase a Hemp Extract product, it’s important to have the ability to distinguish between the facts and the fiction.
While hemp is a natural product and typically grown using organic methods, far too often, Hemp Extract vendors claim their Oil is organic. You may need to know right here and now that this claim is misleading. At this point, it’s safe to say that organically certified Hemp Extract oil simply does not exist.
Before any crop or product can be labeled as organic, it needs to be given official certification.1 While the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) sets the standards for organicprocesses, the certification process itself is conducted by recognized third-party agents.
For any type of crop to achieve organic certification, there must be strict adherence to every step of the process, from soil management to plant processing. The grower must adhere to stringent requirements, including the types of substances that are allowed to be used while growing and cultivating organic crops. The specific substances allowed or banned for use in organic farming are determined by the USDA. In general, decisions are based on:
Many people do not realize that there are different levels of organic certification that can be granted. The three levels of organic certification:
While the 2014 US farm bill includes provisions for certifying certain hemp crops as organic, there are alternative certification methods for commercial cannabis. Typically, hemp is not certified organic.2 It’s important to realize that hemp can be grown by organic methods without receiving organic status. The most reputable Hemp Extract manufactures insist upon using the highest quality hemp sourced from plants grown using organic methods.
Compliance with organic methods is essential. Hemp has an amazing ability to draw toxins and metals from the soil. While this is beneficial when hemp is grown to absorb toxic waste, unless your Hemp Extract is extracted from organically grown hemp, your product could contain contaminants leached from the soil. Typically, the methods of growing hemp organically mean that:
While the source of your Hemp Extract, hemp, can be grown with organic practices or certified as organic, and Hemp Extract is a natural product, Hemp Extract oil is not USDA certified organic. In order to be considered an organic product, Hemp Extract would need to fall under the jurisdiction of the FDA. Since Hemp Extracted products are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, Hemp Extract products cannot be certified as organic. Any company that claims their Hemp Extract oil is a certified organic product is misrepresenting the facts.
To verify the purity and potency of your Hemp Extract, insist on investing in products from retailers who rely on Non-GMO, 100 percent natural, pesticide-free hemp. To verify the safety of your Hemp Extract, you will want products from retailers who rely on the safest Hemp extraction methods and are willing to disclose the results of third-party product testing. Batch testing by a third party ensures the purity and potency of your Hemp Extract product, the product you rely on to support the function of your endocannabinoid system.
The Many Potential Benefits of Hemp Extract from Natural Hemp
Your endocannabinoid system is the network of messengers and receptors that regulate nearly every vital function in your body. Hemp Extract supplements mimic the effects of your naturally occurring neurotransmitters, potentially supplementing any endocannabinoid deficiencies.
While Hemp Extract is not a medication or medical treatment, this dietary supplement has the potential to provide relief for a multitude of symptoms.
The reported benefits of Hemp Extract are based on animal studies, laboratory tests, and the testimony of people who use Hemp Extract products. It can take several weeks of endocannabinoid supplementation before you notice the benefits you are looking for.
Don’t fall victim to fraudulent claims, misleading information, or risk purchasing an unverified product. At Potted Shop, our non-psychoactive products are sourced from non-GMO, 100 percent natural, pesticide-free hemp. The purity and potency of our products are verified by third-party batch testing.
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Whole Foods Market. Principles of Organic Farming.
CCOF. (2017, July 17). Organic Cannabis Certification?
As always, consult with your doctor or a healthcare professional before adding Hemp Extract to your supplement regimen.
*The legal landscape around Hemp Extract is unclear and changing rapidly both at the Federal and State level. The information on our website and any other communication regarding legality which you may receive from any representative is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal or medical advice. You must make your own judgment regarding whether you should purchase Hemp Extract in your jurisdiction. You should contact your attorney and your healthcare professional to obtain more specific guidance.