The Inside Scoop on How to Shop for Hemp
As a brand that’s deeply entrenched in the hemp + wellness industries, we have a few tips on how to shop for products that work. Here, we’re spilling the tea.
With its unique talent for naturally supporting mood, stress, rest, and wellbeing*, hemp has quickly become a major ingredient in the wellness world. Hemp works with our built-in ECS, to improve communication between the brain and the body. When the quality is top-notch, the benefits can be enormous. Below, find our tips for choosing only the best hemp.
Tip #1: Make sure it’s lab-tested.
The best hemp is always tested for quality. Make sure the hemp you choose is tested for mycotoxins, heavy metals, and mold. Also, make sure the potency is tested so you’re clear on what you’re ingesting and how it may affect you.
Tip #2: Make sure it’s U.S.A.-grown.
Hemp grown in the U.S. tends to be the highest quality for a few reasons:
- Sourcing U.S.- grown hemp is the best way to avoid issues like the bioaccumulation of heavy metals.
- The U.S. Farm Bill has imposed regulations on the industry that are not otherwise required in outside countries.
- It’s more eco-friendly: the carbon emissions cost of shipping hemp materials across the world has a negative impact.
Tip #3: Check your particles.
Smaller hemp particles mean more surface area is exposed. More surface area gives your body an increased ability to absorb the hemp, which causes you to feel the beneficial effects faster and more effectively.
Tip #4: Complimentary ingredients
While hemp is effective on its own, it can be greatly enhanced with natural ingredients that work together. Ancient compounds like Ashwagandha, supportive plants like Turmeric, and longer-chain triglyceride oils like Grape Seed Oil (for better absorption) can help your hemp go from good to great.
Pro tip: start here for the best hemp in the industry.
by Samantha Colicchio