There are lots of crappy CBD products out there that are being sold online and in strange places, like gas stations. Seriously, I took a whiff of a CBD oil tincture bought from a gas station in Florida and it smelled exactly like gasoline. Fancy gold label with no details of the quality of the product, just lots of marketing “fluff!”
Consumers have no clue who to trust in this market, since it is still largely unregulated and quality control is meager at best. The vague regulations behind CBD products are leading many helpless and sick customers to buy uncontrolled and dubious products.
CBD originally was a tribal medicine in many civilizations around the world. But it is foreign in our modern society because all CBD products had been prohibited for many years. Because of this long suppression, there’s very limited understanding and transparency behind the products. So in swoops the greedy businesses to take advantage of customers who are desperate for the incredible benefits that CBD can offer.
Consumers who unknowingly purchase impure products are not only wasting money but may be exposing themselves to potentially dangerous substances. Many inexpensive CBD products are manufactured using cheap refinement methods that involve extracting CBD with hazardous solvents, like propane butane and other petroleum-based products. Sadly, these CBD products can also contain a bevy of poisonous pesticides, metals and unnatural by-products.
What to look for? Look for Organic and non-GMO, and it should be naturally derived using supercritical CO2 extraction, without the use of any harsh chemicals and completely hexane and butane free. This assures a full-spectrum cannabinoid-rich product that produces a cleaner taste. It should also be stated that the product is third party, lab tested for potency, pesticides and residual solvents.
Pay attention to the product labeling. Is the dosage (mg) listed on the bottle the actual active CBD in that product or just the dosage (mg) of the CBD hemp oil? These are two different measurements that could make a strong difference in the potency of the product. Clearly the actual amount of CBD is what you want.
And lastly work with small companies that are transparent and care about the quality and integrity of their products. And don’t buy CBD at a gas station!