Whenever you shop for an item, it is vital to check its label or the packaging at the least. The same applies to a cannabidiol product. The product’s packaging should have a CBD expiry date, or manufactured date and ‘best used before’ caveat to convey whether it is in a useable state. That said, you may not notice the date either due to the absence of the label on the product’s bottle or your own indiscretion. After all, we are all human beings who are prone to make an occasional error in judgment.
Just because you purchase that item due to any reason, does not mean that you cannot do anything to determine the state of it. Of course, you should have working senses to be able to tell whether the product is past its CBD expiration date. Here are a few of the factors you should keep in mind to determine the state of expiry.
Pay Attention To Skunky Smell
In its purest form, cannabidiol oil does not have any particular smell to take note of. That is to say, it has to smell earthy. That said, broad-spectrum CBD and whole-hemp CBD items may have a more distinctive smell. There are also scented CBD products available in the market. Albeit your form of CBD item has some added smell, it should never be unpleasant for every person with working senses. Of course, some might regard the earthy smell of cannabidiol oil as an unpleasant one, but every CBD user will not feel so.
Check Whether It Is Murky And Thick
The product may become cloudy if it is stored in the fridge or a cold space for a considerable enough period. If the item is cloudy, then try exposing it to a room temperature environment for a few minutes, and then it should get back its natural color and viscosity. Darkness and thickness are signs that the item is degrading.
Check Whether The Product Has Rancid Taste
People describe the natural flavor of the purest-type CBD product as ‘earthy’, ‘hempy’, ‘grassy’, and ‘nutty’. Most people do not find that kind of taste unpleasant. Albeit you feel the same, you should be able to consume the product like an unpleasant pill.
Not all CBD products taste ‘nutty’ or ‘earthy’ as many of these are artificially flavored. In any case, if the item is expired, then it would ‘off’ tasting.