CBD’s popularity has skyrocketed in recent years. But ineffective regulation has allowed low-quality, synthetic, counterfeit, and even harmful products to saturate the market.
Learn how to identify consistently high-quality CBD to enhance your health maximally!
CBD is emerging as one of the most popular, and powerful, natural health products with phenomenal therapeutic potential. But the regulation of this new industry has been slow and inconsistent. For example, the US currently has 135 different CBD bills in 38 different states, yet it’s still possible to purchase low-quality, fake, and even dangerous CBD products throughout the nation.
A lack of testing sets the bar low for manufacturers, allowing sub-standard CBD products onto the market. This lack of quality gives some people a false impression of what CBD really is and can do. Worse, they can be physically harmed by a bogus product.
Investigations into the quality of CBD brands revealed that many products on the market simply don’t contain as much CBD as they claim, others possess unsafe levels of pesticides and heavy metals.
How CBD Products are Compromised
The method of cultivating hemp has a huge influence on CBD quality. These are the main ways that CBD products are compromised:
In order to speed up growth, producers use ‘growth boosters.’ They provide a high concentration of extra nutrients (mainly phosphorus) to young hemp plants that can ‘overfeed’ them. This results in a condition called ‘nutrient burn’, where the roots of the plant are chemically burnt by excess phosphorus. Overfeeding stresses the plant and reduces its phytonutrients and cannabinoids, hemp prefers to grow at its own natural pace.
Pesticides & Fungicides
Petrochemical-based pesticides and fungicides are used to increase profit, but they are also known carcinogens that can easily make their way into your body! Organic hemp farmers achieve the same effects with organic pesticides or companion plants that repel pests.
Bacteria & Mold
Poor storage conditions or improper processing can lead to the accumulation of toxic molds or pathogenic bacteria. Some hemp plants are grown in damp conditions, others are stored in damp places. When it comes to processing plants, equipment isn’t always sterilized properly. These situations allow bacteria, mold, and fungus to thrive, which reduces quality and adds toxins.
Made in a lab rather than grown in nature, synthetic CBD (aka ‘spice’) is a mind-altering chemical that is sometimes deceptively marketed as real CBD. Synthetic cannabinoids are known to induce extreme anxiety, confusion, paranoia, hallucinations, vomiting, violent behavior, and suicidal thoughts.
“If nature didn't make it, don't take it.” - Dr. Sebi.
Identifying High-Quality CBD
Check the following to ensure you select quality CBD products:
Look for the CBD content in mg, rather than the total volume of liquid. A larger portion may sound like a better bargain, but if it’s a small CBD (mg) content you won’t be getting your money's worth.
Be sure to check ALL the ingredients! The best CBD oil will contain nothing more than hemp plant components. Be wary of unnecessary additional ingredients and unnatural flavors.
CBD products from a trusted source will usually provide a batch or lot number, but most importantly, an expiration date. You’ll be able to locate the information either on the label or at the bottom of the bottle. The numbers may not mean much to you, but the manufacturer is able to track when the product was made, how many products were made in that batch, when it was sent out, and much more.
The best way to ensure you’re choosing a quality CBD product is to check it has been verified with a lab report or certificate of analysis. This report will highlight the cannabinoid content, as well as the presence or absence of contaminants like pesticides and fungicides. CBD producers that are serious about quality will have their CBD lab tested.
Dark Glass Container
CBD is sensitive to light exposure, which degrades its potency. Ideally, CBD products should live in a dark-colored bottle with an airtight lid, as this reflects light and allows for freshness. Don’t buy CBD in clear glass bottles or plastic.
A great way to determine the quality of a product is to read about other people’s experiences with it. If a CBD product is of good quality, the people that try it will definitely notice!
Cheap CBD oil is likely to be of inferior quality, so ultimately it’s a false economy. Authentic CBD is not cheap, and for good reason. For starters, hemp cultivation is a specialized field, and many novice farmers have prematurely jumped on the CBD bandwagon to make money but don’t know how to properly grow this demanding crop. Equipment, crop inspections, lab testing, processing, production, and packaging costs are significant but ultimately ensure quality.
CBD is The Future
CBD has the potential to revolutionize the way we approach health. While there’s tremendous promise and excitement, sadly the fake and poor quality products are ruining CBDs reputation.
The high quality of Dr. Sebi’s Full Spectrum Hemp products has been laboratory verified with a certificate of analysis, and they are derived exclusively from organic, non-GMO hemp plants, grown in pristine natural conditions, with full sun, air and rain, taking their own sweet time to be ready to harvest.
“Only the best CBD you'll ever take. This is the second time I've tried CBD but let me tell you Dr. Sebi's products are beyond human nature. This product truly cleanses you from the inside out.” - Vanessa on Full Spectrum Hemp Extract Drops
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Trust in the power of natural herbs grown harmoniously with the earth. Hemp-CBD can uplift, calm down, relax and enliven when you get the quality nature intended!