If it has never occurred to you that CBD products have an expiry date, it is high time you realize it. All CBD products expire after a period of time and lose their potency partially or completely. The expiry dates will be clearly mentioned on their labels and storing cannabidiol products without even checking the expiry dates is something you should never do.
The FDA has made it mandatory that all CBD products clearly mention the expiry date on their label conspicuously. Before you buy CBD oil or tincture, the first thing to do is check its expiry date to determine whether you can finish it before the date arrives.
The typical shelf life of oil-based cannabidiol products is between 12 to 24 months.
What Are The Factors That Determine The Shelf Life Of CBD Oil Or Tincture?
Many factors come into play when it comes to the expiration date of CBD oil or tincture.
In order to turn hemp plant matter to CBD oil or tincture, manufacturers employ an extraction method. The choices of extraction methods are many, and manufacturers choose one according to the guaranteed purity levels and feasibility.
CO2 extraction is regarded as the ideal extraction technique because it ensures that each compound extracted from the hemp plant remains stable. A chemical composition with better chemical stability would mean that the product will have a longer shelf life, as the compounds will take more time to break down.
The Time Between Extracting The CBD Oil And Purchasing It
If some months have passed between extracting the CBD oil and you buying it, the expiration date will be sooner when compared to CBD oil that you bought not much after it was extracted.
In many cases, the CBD extract is not the only content of CBD oils and tinctures. They will have additional ingredients added to enhance their flavor. The shelf life of the ingredient with the shortest shelf life is regarded as the overall shelf life of the CBD product.
Will CBD Products Be Effective Even After They Expire?
Expired CBD oil is hardly going to be equally effective as CBD oil that hasn’t expired. As the CBD oil or tincture expires, the compounds in them will break down and evaporate slowly, meaning that they will lose their potency over time.
Giving proper attention to storage is the key to stopping CBD products from losing their potency before their expiration date. Make sure to store them away from moisture, heat and light.