Over the last few years, the market for hemp oil, hemp tinctures and other hemp products has grown at an incredible pace. In fact, experts predict that the hemp market could be worth as much as $1 billion by 2021, with record growth of as much as 55% per year.
This rapid growth means it’s easier than ever to find and order hemp products online, creating more options for consumers. However, it also means that there’s been a significant rise in the sale of hemp products that, for all intents and purposes, just aren’t worth the money.
From poor concentrations of phytonutrients to infusion processes that produce subpar results, many of the cheaper hemp products on the market don’t live up to the standards we set for our range of hemp oils, tinctures, and capsules.
If you’re searching for high-quality hemp products, it’s important to know what to look for. Below, we’ve listed three key features that you should look out for when buying hemp oil, hemp tinctures and other products to make sure you only ever get the best quality and value for your money.
Locally Cultivated Hemp Seeds
One of the first things you should look for in hemp oil, tincture and other hemp products is the use of hemp grown with sustainable farming practices.
Hemp plants grown with this attention to detail and focus on natural processes tend to be the highest in phytonutrients, resulting in a stronger concentration and better results for you as an end-user.
Additionally, you always want to ask a hemp company about the history of their plant genetics. Not all hemp is equal. Some plants are better for fabrics or rope, and some are better for its abundance of phytonutrients and compounds which impact your wellness. Even within hemp that’s cultivated for its health benefits, there is a wide variety. At Synchronicity, our master grower and President, Tim Gordon, has been optimizing our strains of hemp for nearly 30 years. Because of his innovation and decades of dedication, Synchronicity’ hemp plants consistently produce 400% to 500% more cannabinoids and terpenes than any other plant in the world.
It’s also best to look for products that use locally sourced hemp, as these are most likely to have a clean, simple supply chain. For our tincture and capsules, we use hemp grown from our own farm in Pueblo, CO. No one else has access to our plants. With the highest quality genetic strains available, we make sure you get the highest concentration of phytonutrients and excellent results.
A Proven Lipid Infusion Process
To produce hemp oil tinctures, hemp plants need to be infused into MCT oil, allowing you to easily consume the phytonutrients as an end-user.
To save money, many hemp oil manufacturers use a cheap, simple process that can affect the therapeutic value of the phytonutrients. The end result is oil or tincture that’s less effective than it should be, giving you suboptimal results.
For our hemp oil capsules, tincture and salve products, we use the entire hemp plant, minus the fibrous stalk. This allows us to pack as many beneficial nutrients as possible into our products for optimal results and the “true entourage effect™” from using as much plant matter as we can.
Realistic, Accurate Dosage Data
Like many rapidly growing industries, the hemp oil industry has attracted a variety of business owners and marketers with a “get rich quick” attitude over the last few years. This means that many of the hemp products on the market simply don’t live up to their promises.
One way in which many hemp products fall short is by not containing the amount of phytonutrients that are listed on the label. Others contain nutrients but lack the bioavailability necessary for your body to be able to put them to use, resulting in few, if any, positive effects.
Whenever possible, try to look at customer reviews and feedback when comparing hemp tincture, oil, and other products — for the most part, effectiveness can’t be faked through a misleading tagline or inaccurate label.