Poles are becoming conscious consumers. From year to year, we pay more and more attention to information on labels regarding the composition and expiry date. The latter information is extremely important and is often misinterpreted. Do CBD oils and other CBD products have an expiration date? Can I use the product after the deadline?
date and minimum durability date
Use-byOn the packaging of food products, we can find two types of inscriptions: “eat by” and “best before”. The first inscription is the use by date and can be found on perishable products such as cold cuts, cheese or yoghurts. The date given on the label is a limit term, after exceeding it, the health hazard increases significantly. The word “best before” informs about the date of minimum durability of the product. After the expiry of the minimum durability period, the product may deteriorate in quality in relation to the freshly produced product. This is the inscription that should appear on CBD products.
Unfortunately, reading the labels is not enough …
Reading the labels of oils may not be enough for one simple reason – information regarding the minimum durability date may simply not be there. The manufacturer is not obligated to include this information on the packaging, and many manufacturers do not. We often come across even hemp products that say ‘product not intended for consumption’ or ‘product for external use’. Why is this happening?
Unlike THC, CBD is not a controlled substance in the European Union, and due to the lack of specific regulations, the manufacturer is not required to perform analytical checks on CBD-based products, which means that consumers do not have any legal protection nor a guarantee as to the composition and quality of the product they purchase. Currently, CBD-based products are not subject to any mandatory testing or primary regulatory framework to determine the daily dosage, dosage regimen, maximum recommended daily amount, or labeling on the packaging.
IN NORDIC OIL, THE STANDARDS REGARDING THE LABELING OF FOOD SUPPLEMENTS ARE STRICTLY FOLLOWED. ON ALL PRODUCTS WE PROVIDE THE BEST BEFORE DATE, BATCH NUMBER AND THE TIME AFTER OPENING THE PRODUCT SHOULD BE USED. NORDIC OIL ALSO DEFINES STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS, THE FULL COMPOSITION OF THE PRODUCT AND THE DAILY SUGGESTED DOSE.
THE DATE APPEARING ON OUR PRODUCTS IS 2 YEARS COUNTED FROM THE DAY OF PRODUCTION, DEPENDING ON THE PRODUCT, THE TIME WE HAVE TO CONSUME THE PRODUCT VARIES FROM 2 (CAPSULES, CBD DROPS WITH MELATONIN, VITAMINS WITH CBD) TO 6 MONTHS (OIL).
The date on the package is a kind of guarantee that the manufacturer gives to the consumer. During this period, the product retains its best qualities. For this guarantee to work, we must, of course, follow the storage recommendations.
Can CBD oil go bad?
Like any food product, hemp products can degrade over time due to factors such as temperature, light, air and humidity. Already in 1976, it was discovered that exposure to light, heat and air led to the loss of compounds contained in the oil, and thus to its weakening of its action. The fatty acids in CBD oil also make it prone to degradation and rancidity. Additionally, improper storage can cause cannabinoids and terpenes to lose their ‘potency’, color, smell, and texture.
What should we do when the date of minimum durability has passed? Can I consume the oil after this date? As long as the product has been stored in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and the packaging is not damaged, the oil smells and tastes normal, you can feel free to take it. However, if the taste and smell do not convince you, use such CBD oil to prepare dishes with CBD oil.
A FEW TIPS
- Avoid exposure to light, if your CBD oil is in a clear glass bottle, keep it in a box. Better to put it in a cupboard than leave it on a bedside table or sink.
- Never store or other CBD products in the car. It is best to store them in a dry, dark place, such as a shelf in the kitchen or bathroom.
- If the temperature in your home is high and the humidity is high, you can put CBD oil in the refrigerator. The downside of this is that the oil can thicken, making dosing difficult.
- If CBD oil thickens when exposed to cold, you can place the bottle in a bowl of hot water for a few minutes. The oil will return to its normal consistency.
- After use, remember to tightly close the cap.
- If the cap unscrews by itself and you are unable to tighten it, check out this article: WHEN A CBD BOTTLE IS LEAKAGE
- Keep your CBD products out of the reach of children.