But in the quest to make a dollar, many manufacturers began to employ questionable cultivation and extraction processes, thereby creating entire product lines that have little or no value to the consumer. They do this because it is cheaper to create products with little or no standards in place. If they can create cheap products and fool the consumer into thinking that they are getting a great deal, then the manufacturer stands to make a great deal of money on questionable products. At best, these products may have no positive benefits for the buyer. At worst, these cheaply made products can actually contain some harmful ingredient
Since CBD is not regulated by the FDA, the current CBD industry is a bit like the old days of moonshiners, where you may feel that you are never quite sure of what you are getting. With that in mind, allow us to give you the information you need so that you can be certain you are getting a high-quality CBD product.
Carefully Check the IngredientsIn order for CBD to work, it must be physically introduced into the body by being consumed orally, applied topically, or inhaled. Obviously, you don’t want to ingest chemical fillers or other potentially harmful compounds, so getting a high-quality product is critical.
Carefully read the label of any product you are considering, making sure that the ingredients are all-natural and preferably organic. Oils in CBD tinctures should be natural, like extra-virgin olive oil or MCT (coconut) oil. Salves should also contain natural ingredients like beeswax and be scented with essential oils. Of course, if the ingredients aren’t plainly listed on the label, you should avoid the product all together.
Look at the Retailer WebsiteThe next thing you want to do when you consider buying a CBD product is researching the retailer you plan to buy from. A product is only as good as the company that stands behind it. You want a retailer that has an informative website with lots of facts about their products as well as additional information on CBD itself. You should be able to find answers to your questions or have easy access to phone numbers and email addresses in order to get any lingering questions answered. The retailer should also stand behind their product with at least a 30-day money-back guarantee. If the retailer doesn’t have an established presence or stand behind their product, you would be wise to find another retailer.
Evaluate the Quality of the CBD ExtractCBD is derived from compounds extracted from the hemp plant. Therefore, the quality of the hemp plant’s growth and extraction process is of utmost importance. First, you want hemp that is grown in the nutrient-rich soils of the United States. The reason for this is that the US has strict farming standards and regulations that other countries may not have. Hemp from other countries may be grown using pesticides and other chemicals that you don’t want to put into your body, so in this case, buying American is truly a wise choice.
In addition to how the hemp is grown and cultivated, the extraction process is also vitally important. There are a number of ways to extract CBD from the hemp plant. You want a product created through scientifically advanced methods that extract the helpful cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids while removing any unwanted molds, heavy metals, and other harmful compounds. Many of these advanced methods of extraction also remove all traces of THC for your peace of mind.
Third-Party Laboratory Testing Is CriticalThis is the most important thing to look for; that’s why we saved it for last. Although quality retailers will test their own products for quality and consistency, a premium quality CBD retailer like Brain Body Health will have all of their products tested and verified by a third-party laboratory. These laboratories batch-test CBD products to ensure that what is on the label is exactly what is in the product. The laboratory report will not only disclose the amount of CBD and other cannabinoids that are contained in the product, it will also show the lack of chemicals, molds, metals, and other harmful ingredients.
These results should be available to you on the manufacturer’s website so that you know exactly what you are getting. Without this testing by an outside lab, you cannot be sure that what is on the label isn’t misleading.
Brain Body Health – Quality CBD Products You Can Trust!At Brain Body Health, we believe in giving our clients only the highest-quality CBD products available. That’s why we carry only premium CBD Oil Tinctures that are made with all-natural olive and MCT oils, and CBD Salves made with organic beeswax and essential oils. In addition, all of our products are:
- THC free;
- Created from hemp grown in the United States;
- Farm Bill compliant;
- Gluten-free; and
- Third-party laboratory tested.