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May 13, 2020

Can CBD Oil Expire?

A frequently asked question by new CBD oil consumers is, “Can my CBD oil expire?” The quick answer is yes, CBD can expire, it does have a shelf life. But, how long it lasts depends on a variety of different factors. Quality, packaging, and storage all play a crucial role in determining how long your CBD product will last and not go bad.

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Quality of the CBD Oil

 No matter what product you buy, quality items tend to last longer. Cars, appliances, clothes…you name it. Common sense tells you that a  quality product will last longer. A bottle of CBD oil is no different.

The quality of the hemp the CBD was extracted from, as well as the method used to derive it, can both have a significant effect on the shelf life of the final product. CBD oil from a high-quality organically grown cannabis plant in nutrient-rich soil extracted using state-of-the-art CO2 extraction methods will have a much longer shelf life than CBD oil extracted from weak industrial hemp grown in unfit conditions. Look for CBD oils that are formulated with organically grown phytocannabinoid rich hemp that has been farmed in the United States.

CBD Lab Testing

The CoA or Third Party Lab testing reports can give you a wealth of information about the bottle you are buying.  CBD products are tested for CBD content, chemicals pesticides, THC, and when the product was produced. Most CBD products have a shelf life of one to two years. When reviewing when the CBD oil products were manufactured, you will also be able to see the expiration date.

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Reputable CBD brands, like Palm Organix, will have their third party test results posted on their website, as well as accessible from the QR code on the bottle. Additionally, the expiration date may be printed on the bottom of the bottle. People should always look for a quality product that has an easily identifiable expiration date.

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CBD Oil Packaging

Packaging is yet another important factor that will determine how long your CBD will last. CBD tinctures will store best in amber or blue glass bottles. Softgels or capsules should also be packaged in an amber bottle, however, plastic is sufficient for this type of CBD product.

These colored bottles protect the CBD oil against exposure to the elements, which all have a role in the breakdown of cannabinoids, as well as terpenes. Packaging really does matter and plays an integral role in the shelf life of your CBD. Make sure the CBD products you are buying are also sealed air tight to preserve the cannabidiol inside.

Storage of Your CBD Oil

Temperature

Exposure to heat can play a significant role in the shelf life of CBD oil, proper storage is crucial. In order to prolong the shelf life of CBD, it’s best to avoid these elements as much as possible when storing your CBD oil, to extend the shelf life of your product.

The best place to store your CBD oil is in a dark place, out of direct sunlight. CBD exposed to direct sunlight will have a shorter shelf life. A place like a medicine cabinet or or other cool dark place is ideal for helping CBD oil last longer. 

There is no need to refrigerate your CBD oil, keeping it at room temperature is just fine. You definitely do not want to keep your product in a hot place, such as a car, or near an over where the heat may cause the oil to go rancid and expire sooner than expected. Warmer temperatures can cause slight changes to the chemical composition of your CBD oil. While this won’t render your CBD useless, it can diminish the quality a bit and cause your oil to become somewhat cloudy.

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Light

Research shows that exposure to light is one of the greatest factors in the loss of cannabinoids in CBD. Exposure to sunlight or even artificial light can rapidly speed up the degradation process of CBD oil. While it certainly is tempting to display your bottle of CBD oil on a sunny kitchen window ledge, doing so should be avoided at all costs.

Additionally, CBD tinctures will have a carrier oil such as coconut oil or olive oil, which can be affected by direct light. Be sure to store your CBD in a darker place to help the CBD oil last.

Air

As discussed earlier, the packaging of a product is important to keep CBD fresh for up to 24 months. Once opened, air will have an effect on your CBD product. Try to keep CBD sealed until ready for use to avoid unnecessarily long exposure to air.

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Sign CBD has Gone Bad

There are a few things that will signal your CBD has gone bad. If the oil is has an unusual texture, odor, or has become cloudy there is a good chance that oil has gone bad and it is a good idea to get rid of it. Expired CBD oil can make you sick. Users should discontinue use immediately and check the expiration date. If you recently purchased your CBD, and the CBD oil expire, you should return the bottle or products to the vendor.

Conclusion

People use CBD to help promote their health and wellness. How long does CBD oil last will depend on using quality CBD products from premium brands. CBD should last two years so always check the expiration date before purchasing, or the Lab results if you are buying CBD bottle online. To extend the shelf life, give your CBD oil the proper attention it deserves by ensuring it’s stored properly, and there’s no reason you won’t be able to use the CBD oil for months 

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Palm Organix CBD oil

Palm Organix sells premium broad spectrum (THC Free) hemp CBD products at affordable prices. Every batch of product is third party tested with results posted on the website, and by the QR code. Our tinctures are bottled in amber glass bottles and are sealed by the manufacturer.

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