We’re happy to share Laura’s Homestead Alternatives CBD has topped the list at CBD Validator, an independent website ranking the highest-quality CBD oil products on the market.
CBD Validator bases their ratings on a few select qualities:
- The type of CBD (full spectrum vs. isolate)
- Extraction method
- Assurance: availability of certificates of analysis for CBD, pesticides, heavy metals)
- Quality: from USDA certified organic hemp, pesticide free, non-GMO, USA-sourced
- CBD per dose
- Cost per dose
How Did Homestead Alternatives CBD Favor?
All three Homestead Alternatives CBD Oil products ranked in the top 10 of CBD Validator’s list, ranging from ratings of 47/50 to 49/50.
- Homestead Alternatives Full Spectrum CBD Oil – 750mg
- Homestead Alternatives Full Spectrum CBD Oil – 1500mg
- Homestead Alternatives Full Spectrum Extra Strength CBD Oil – 3000mg
A perfect 50/50 on Homestead Alternatives Extra Strength CBD Oil was missed only due to lacking the US Hemp Authority Seal, which largely comes down to being a paying member of the organization.
The scores place Homestead Alternatives in CBD Validator’s Excellent category:
“Products that receive an Excellent rating by CBD Validator reflect that the manufacturer is extremely transparent by providing essential and readily-available product information, follows best practices in hemp growing and extraction methods, prices its products competitively and delivers an effective dose of CBD.”
About CBD Validator
The CBD Validator Top 10 is a comprehensive list of the highest-scoring CBD oils available on the market according to a proprietary, data-driven rating system. The list is generated from the data collected on over 1,300 products; it cannot be bought or influenced by any CBD manufacturer or marketer.
CBD Validator is the first and only independent, unbiased and easy-to-use tool that rates CBD oils based on source, price per dose, safety, quality, and transparency. The goal of CBD Validator is to empower consumers by bringing transparency to the CBD industry.
What are the benefits of CBD oil?
Many CBD companies make lofty claims about the benefits of CBD. While we’re firm supporters of the therapeutic benefits of CBD oil, we maintain a close connection to what the existing scientific research genuinely supports regarding CBD’s ability to impact inflammation, chronic pain, joint pain, anxiety, and other ailments.
What does full spectrum CBD oil mean?
Full spectrum CBD is derived from hemp and contains many cannabinoids beyond only CBD, including THC, along with other elements of the hemp plant, including naturally-occurring terpenes, essential vitamins, fatty acids, protein, and more.
The alternative to full spectrum CBD is CBD isolate, which contains only CBD – the CBD molecule is chemically isolated from everything else in the plant. CBD isolates have no identifiable amount of THC, the well-known chemical found in cannabis that creates that euphoric high, and they’re stripped of the other beneficial and nutritional compounds, like terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, and protein mentioned above.
Is full spectrum CBD oil better than CBD isolate?
Every cannabinoid and terpene found in a hemp plant has a specific biochemical effect, and studies have indicated there is a greater benefit when the full spectrum of compounds work together in what is known as the “Entourage Effect.”
In particular, researchers in a 2015 study conducted at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Hadassah School concluded full spectrum CBD was more effective at treating inflammation than CBD isolate, on the basis that other components in the full spectrum extract synergized with CBD.
Can full spectrum CBD show up on a drug test?
With any ingestible full spectrum CBD product which contains THC, there is a risk of being flagged on a drug screening. Though the likelihood of failing a drug test with CBD depends on a few factors, including metabolism, frequency of dose, dosage, and method of testing.
If it is what’s called a dip stick test, you will usually fail, especially if you’ve consumed CBD in the last 24 hours. The reason is because that is a weight based test and CBD and THC weigh virtually the same, so the test could be picking up the CBD more than the THC. The only way to delineate the two would be a true toxicological urine test where they can separate out the masses of THC vs CBD.
Unfortunately, to prevent a failed drug screening, abstaining from ingesting any product that contains THC is the only guarantee.
The only caveat to this is our CBD topicals. Because they only interact with receptors in the application area, they don’t reach the bloodstream and won’t flag a drug screening.
How long does full spectrum CBD oil stay in your system?
The time CBD remains in your body depends on several factors, including metabolism, frequency of CBD use, CBD dosage, and method of administration (sublingual vs. topical vs. edible). While research is lacking on the toxicology of CBD and how long it remains detectable in blood or urine, existing conclusions indicate CBD will likely leave the system within 1-2 weeks.
What are the benefits of full spectrum CBD oil?
Full spectrum CBD oil is most often reported to reduce inflammation, which can lessen joint pain, nerve pain, and muscle soreness. There is also some research indicating CBD can aid with anxiety, depression, PTSD, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and traumatic brain injuries, though conclusive studies are to be longed for. Finally, CBD’s anti-inflammatory qualities, as referenced in the National Institute of Health’s patent, are being researched for their impact on overall brain and cardiovascular health.
Explore more benefits of CBD oil.
Are there different grades of CBD oil?
There are different strengths of CBD oil. Generally, CBD oil is sold in bottles containing a certain number of milligrams of CBD, so you may see 750mg, 1500mg, 3000mg bottles and so on. This number references the total milligrams of CBD in the bottle, not per dose.
Measuring strength is dependent upon the size of the bottle. For example, a 2oz. bottle that contains 1500mg of CBD is half as concentrated as a 2oz. bottle that contains 3000mg of CBD. This means a 1mL dose of the 1500mg bottle is half as “strong” as 1mL from the 3000mg bottle.
Can you get high off CBD?
CBD itself is non-intoxicating. Full spectrum CBD products taken at commonly recommended dosages have no practical chance of making you “high,” as you might experience with marijuana. Since full spectrum CBD oil contains such a low concentration of THC, the risk of intoxication isn’t present.
How does CBD oil make you feel?
Unlike marijuana, full spectrum CBD from hemp has a very low percentage of THC, the compound that creates the euphoric “high” associated with marijuana. CBD does not make you feel “high” and it is generally accepted that you’ll experience no impairment in decision making, driving, and so on while taking CBD. CBD is often reported to make you feel relaxed or realize benefits of pain relief.
Does CBD help anxiety?
The first studies on the impact of CBD in human anxiety utilized the Simulated Public Speaking Test.
Researchers found that CBD could improve social anxiety brought on by this test. Interestingly, though CBD is often ingested alongside THC, CBD appears to mitigate anxiety that accompanies THC consumption.
While there is much research to be completed on the effects of CBD, early research indicates CBD may be helpful for relieving symptoms of the following: