At Plant Based Hemp, all of our CBD products are organic and built on an organic sunflower seed oil base. Most people are familiar with the term organic these days, but what “organic” really mean? And how can it benefit you?
What Is An Organic Product?
As explained by one site, an organic product is defined in the U.S. as a crop “grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, bioengineered genes (GMOs), petroleum-based fertilizers, and sewage sludge-based fertilizers.” In more plain terms, this means organic products are those grown with natural fertilizers, and that weeds and insects (pets) are controlled only by natural means.
Benefits of Organic Products
They Contain Less Pesticides
Foods that are grown organically contain substantially less pesticides or dangerous chemicals than those which are not organic. This means organic foods avoid the dangerous and synthetic chemicals found in pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and fungicides. Traces of these chemicals remain on our food even after thorough washing, so no matter how much you scrub pesticides still find their way into our bodies. They similarly contaminate our homes and immediate environments. Organic products eliminate this risk.
They Are Better For The Environment
Just as pesticides remain on food despite vigorous washing, they also remain in the environment. Crops treated with pesticides or other chemicals are harmful, as these chemicals remain in the soil, air and plants long after the crop is picked. They leech down into the ground and also become runoff, traveling to other areas of land beyond where they were initially applied. Purchasing products that are not organic, then, leads to the introduction of toxic chemicals into our natural environment. Organic products reduce this environmental harm.
They Are Non-GMO
GMO stands for genetically modified organism, and refers to something that is genetically engineered in nature, or has altered DNA. When it comes to plants, there is no clear long term results on how GMO affects you, but there is some evidence it can lead to a variety of health concerns or issues. Purchasing organic products is a good way to avoid GMOs and put only natural items into your body.
As a bonus, organic products are often fresh and more nutritious. As you can see, organic products provide a lot of benefits. We’re proud to use an organic base in all our products, and to provide this option for those seeking to support their health and the environment when taking CBD.