Empower Yourself: What is in Your CBD?
March 25, 2022

Empower Yourself: What is in Your CBD?

By Awais Javed

Know Where Your Hemp Comes From When Choosing CBD Products

Like any food product or natural medicine, the quality of the source material and supply chain for hemp is closely linked to the health of the environment, the people working in the supply chain and the end consumer. Consumers of products containing CBD have an opportunity to express their values by learning more about the source and choosing products that are grown and processed responsibly.

Each part of the hemp plant provides unique benefits or products. From the highly nutritious seeds that can be made into hemp seed oil and hemp milk to the stalks and stems that can be made into textiles, paper, and building materials, to the flowers on the plant which contain medicinal cannabinoids like CBD, every part of the plant is useful. Hemp is also valued as a "bioremediator," which means that it has the ability to "clean" the soil it's planted in, as it uptakes toxins (heavy metals, pesticides, and other contaminants) from the soil. This means that hemp can be planted in soil that is a pesticide or heavy metal-laden and it will take those toxins into the plant. This is great for the soil but not for hemp extracts like CBD. In fact, in the 1990s, scientists planted hemp in the contaminated fields near Chernobyl and found that it reduced the number of heavy metals and toxins in the soil. Because of hemp's ability to do this, at Empower, we only use CBD derived from organically grown hemp.

To ensure that Empower products are made with the highest quality ingredients, we partner with East Fork Cultivars, one of the first USDA Certified Organic hemp growers in the United States. Their craft hemp is free of pesticides and other harmful contaminants and is always tested by an accredited third-party laboratory to provide true transparency. We test both the hemp extract as well as every batch of our products for heavy metals, pesticides, solvents, microbiological activity, and potency. Many CBD products in the current unregulated marketplace are made from untested and unreliable source materials. There are very few companies that are transparent with their Certificates of Analysis and test for all of the contaminants we have our products tested for. As an industry leader in agricultural sustainability, East Fork leads the way with a commitment to sun-grown farming methods, regenerative agriculture, science-based education, and social justice. And as a pioneering hemp CBD cream and hemp CBD oil body care company that has been setting industry standards for quality, transparency, and innovation since 2013, Empower BodyCare is one of the most trusted brands in the industry that provide topical CBD oil and so much more.

For more information on products like, Hemp Infused Lotion, Hemp Epsom Salt and other Topical Hemp products, check out Empower BodyCare's menu today!