Not all CBD is good quality CBD. In fact, not everything labeled CBD is actually CBD.
In a 2017 Penn State study, researchers showed that nearly 70% of CBD purchased online was mislabeled.
CBD is not currently regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, which means anyone can put any type of CBD on the market and claim it as a proper CBD supplement.
This simply isn’t true. Not all CBD is created equal.
Have you ever tried to purchase the same paint color twice? There’s no regulation on paint colors, so you may buy the same cream colored paint and actually get eggshell and sand instead.
CBD is the same way. Since there’s no regulation, users have to rely on the integrity of the creator to ensure a safe, effective, and trustworthy product.
What should you look for when choosing good quality CBD?
Look for the quantity of CBD on the label
High quality CBD oil will tell you exactly how much CBD is in the bottle. In our shop this ranges from 100mg to 1500mg products. Remember, the amount shown on the label is how much CBD is in the entire package, not per serving.
Look for third party testing
If your CBD is independently verified by a third party, you can be confident in your decision to buy.
Look for less than .3% THC
CBD derived from hemp was legalized with the farm bill of 2018, as long as the CBD contained less than .3% THC. Your CBD product should be very clear that it contains less than .3% THC. If it doesn’t, run.
Look for reasonable expectations
CBD can help many people with a variety of situations. The science shows that Cannabidiol, or CBD, is anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and antipsychotic. But it’s not the end-all, be-all. It’s simply a supplement that may help you with a variety of symptoms. If your CBD is making bold claims of being the only thing you’ll ever need, be wary. There is no magic bullet. And while we’ll talk all day about the research being done around CBD, we also understand there is SO much more research to be done.
If you decide to try CBD, use these 3 rules of thumb:
- Start low, increase slow
- Use high quality CBD
- Make sure you talk to your doctor before and during your CBD use