Getting Started With CBD

The CBD market is currently booming. Unfortunately, the good companies are accompanied by bad ones trying to capitalize on the trend. Many will do anything to increase profit margins by using unsafe, inferior, or synthetic products to cut corners. When buying CBD oil do not skimp on the quality of the product you are purchasing. Finding a trusted manufacturer that makes CBD oil products rich in natural CBD and terpenes is key.


Buy Only High-Quality CBD products

A recent study of CBD products by the Brightfield Group found that 40% of CBD products on the market today do not contain the quantity or quality of CBD listed on the label.​ With the surge of CBD oil producers and new products flooding the market it may be hard to determine what high-quality CBD products are and which companies to trust. Below are a few things to look for.

Identify a Good Company

With the fast-paced growth of the CBD market it is important to consider these questions to ask when searching for a company to buy high-quality CBD oil products. Important questions include:

  • What is the source and variety of hemp they use to produce their products?
  • What extraction method is used to produce the raw hemp extract?
  • Does the company use nanoemulsion technology?
  • What is the quality of the other ingredients in the products they offer?

The company you are researching should readily provide this information without hesitation. Good and respectable companies will have the source of their hemp, the extraction method, and the source of the other ingredients readily available (not hidden) on their website. Rule out any company that does not provide you with this information. Remember, it all starts with a plant. If the company has a bad source, poor extraction methods, or low-quality added ingredients in their products, the result will be that you consume a low-quality product. ​Always make sure your CBD hemp is sourced in the United States. Other countries don't have the same regulations as the U.S. and also may use pesticides that you would consume if you were to use hemp oil extracted from their plants.

​Product Sourcing

All Thryv Organics products are sourced in the United States only from high-quality producers. What you need to look for when discussing where product is sourced is the following:

  • Is the product sourced from industrial hemp or phytocannabinoid rich (PCR) hemp?

Typically, industrial hemp will be of lower quality because it usually requires more processing therefore extracting out many of the beneficial compounds of the hemp extract. Industrial hemp will usually have less CBD and terepenes in the product as well. PCR hemp is of higher quality because the hemp has gone through an initial filtration process and distillation that has removed unwanted compounds in the hemp - chlorophyll and waxes. This results in a higher concentration of CBD than the industrial, or raw, extract, hence the word RICH in CBD-rich oil. Also, in PCR hemp you will find phytocannabinoids or cannabinoids produced by plants, that mimic endocannabinoids which are produced naturally by all mammals and are well received by our body's endocannabinoid receptors. Other cannabinoids found in PCR hemp are cannabichromene (CBC) and cannabigerol (CBG). Both are believed to have properties similar to CBD, are non-psychoactive, and are produced early in the hemp's growth cycle.


  • What type of processing does the hemp go through to product their product?

Thryv Organics softgels go through another processing step. The raw hemp oil goes through a proprietary process called nanoemulson that transforms the oil particles into nano-sized emulsions. The result is the most bioavailable broad spectrum CBD in the industry. Other company's hemp oil particles range between 100 and 1000 nanometers in size. Thryv Organics particles are around 25. The smaller particle size allows for more effective absorption by the body. Nanoemulsion makes Thryv Organics softgel formulas two times more bioavailable than other oil-based products.

Other proprietary technology is used to create the water-soluble hemp powder used in Thryvs' dog treats. Being water-soluble allows for more bioavailability than standard hemp oil because our body is able to absorb the water-soluble product. Both of the processes our products go through before they end up in the bottle allows for you to use less of the product to reach the same level of benefit as the products sold by most other companies.

The Other Ingredients

The other ingredients found in the hemp product you are purchasing is equally as important as the hemp oil itself. If the quality and processing of the other ingredients is poor, you will have a sub-par product that may not work well with the hemp oil it is incorporated with. Always ask what the other ingredients are and if they are organically produced. Check the company to make sure their Certificate of Analysis has the other ingredients listed as well as the quality of all ingredients.


Determine Your Serving

Everyone responds differently to CBD. Our best advice is to figure out what works best for your body. Here are a few tips to figuring out what dosage works for you. Occasionally, dosing can be confusing. Please contact us with any questions.

To Start:

Our Guide to CBD Dosing may help guide you in your CBD journey. Everyone is different and we recommend you speak with your healthcare provider before starting any supplement.

In our virtual and in-store consultations, we recommend to start low and go slow. Take 1/4 to 1/2 dropper and wait 30-45 minutes. If you don't feel anything, take another 1/4 dropper and wait an additional 30-45 minutes. Repeat this until you reach your desired effect. This will be your idea dose, which can be taken 2-3 times per day.

Keep a log of your progress:

When finding your dose, and logging your progress, note the following:

  • How calm does your body feel?
  • What is your pain level, on a scale of 1-10?
  • Do you notice any beneficial changes that you are looking for?
  • Do you notice any beneficial changes that you were not looking for?

Calculate mg per drop:

Choose a Good Company and Stick With Them

Once you have found a product that works for you, stick with that company. If a product is not working for you, realize that you might be off on your dosing. Contact the company for help. If they can't help you, discontinue using their product. We would love to earn your business. If you have any questions about our products or other CBD products, please reach out to us or schedule a complimentary virtual consultation. We are here to help.