The industry has grown to record height, and calling it a boom would be an understatement. The CBD trend has swept across countries and continents, and more and more people are truly embracing the spectacle that CBD has evolved to be. The stories of the life-saving drug saving kids from seizure and giving them another lease at life, has been retweeted and posted time and time again. But what truly separates a world of endless CBD health benefits and none at all, would be the quality and the time that has gone behind the CBD product.
The dizzying array of benefits that this otherwise unremarkable looking drug lays on the table would be sufficient to baffle even the most close minded doctors. But we are not here to go gaga over what CBD can and cannot do. We are here to help you, the consumer to separate out the good CBD products from the ugly ones. Let us begin…
What To Look For In A CBD Product?
Even though the CBD industry has taken to the skies, the regulations are still left far behind on the ground. The passing of the Farm bill in 2018, legalised hemp but the regulation set forth by the FDA (Food and Drugs Administration) is still to come into effect. The problem this possesses is the difference in the quality of the final CBD product that takes up space on the shelf of retail stores and website’s products page. Some may have been rigorously tested while the others would have been lazily slapped with the ‘tested OK’ labelling.
Be The Sceptical Buyer; Always!
Be as sceptical as possible when purchasing CBD products, online or otherwise. CBD products are not like a pack of mints; even mint packs are regulated but not CBD! Remember to ask questions regarding the product: Where was the hemp sourced from? Was it home grown? What was the filtration method used to extract the CBD oil?
A reputable brand would be one that has the answers to these questions. You’ll find even more relating to the product by asking for their CoA (Certificate of Analysis). The CoA has all the information relating to the various ingredients such as cannabinoids and contaminants present in the CBD product; also the percentage of each ingredient present in the product. No CoA means you turn the other way and walk.
Do keep in mind that the testing needs to be done by a certified third party laboratory! Read the CBD reviews and learn about the product well before you even step into the store!