Maybe you’re new to CBD, or maybe you’re hoping to expand your repertoire of CBD oil products. Either way — cool! You’ve obviously seen the light and know how potentially beneficial CBD could be for you.
Regardless of your motivation for shopping around, you should prioritize your safety. Sadly, there are lots of unscrupulous CBD companies and subpar CBD products flooding the market these days. So, it behooves you to become a well-informed CBD consumer.
Pure Craft’s here to grease those wheels of learning. We’ll explain:
OK, are you ready to rumble?
We get it — you want all the upsides of your CBD products and none of the downsides. Makes sense.
This is a much simpler and more straightforward goal to accomplish if you know what to be on the lookout for. To this end, check out our handy little list of common hazards to avoid when buying and trying new-to-you CBD products.
CBD products aren’t regulated as drugs, so it’s illegal for companies to make medical claims about their CBD products. It’s unlawful to market the products as dietary or therapeutic supplements or as preventive or remedial treatments for people or animals. This means a CBD product producer or retailer can’t say that CBD “will do XYZ.” It’s like they’re making unsubstantiated guarantees.
CBD companies are allowed to promote their goods as supporting health and wellbeing, though. This often comes in the form of:
If you spot health claims on the CBD products you’re considering, best to walk away from them. These claims are a sign that the seller doesn’t know industry rules or doesn’t care enough to adhere to the straight and narrow. With your welfare hanging in the balance, you can assume they’ve applied a similar lack of attention to their products, too.
If the ingredients list on a CBD package looks like refrigerator magnet poetry using only long, complex chemical words — this could mean problems. Some products include additives, fragrances, colorant, flavorings, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, binders, fillers, etc. that just make you wanna go Blech!. Considering that you’re looking to CBD for wellness support, these may be unwelcomed party crashers.
According to various studies of CBD products purchased online and in-store, label accuracy is a considerable issue. The findings showed that:
Now, some degree of variance is acceptable and expected. So if the label says there’s 100 mg of CBD but analysis indicates there’s really 115 mg — that should be ok in terms of label accuracy. When you’re dealing with botanicals, there’s always going to be a natural range in potency.
The big caution here is that you need to make sure you’re consuming what you think you’re consuming. You don’t want any rude surprises — like discovering that your CBD product was derived from marijuana (not hemp) and contains an unlawful .7% THC.
This is related to the labeling issues highlighted above. Not only do product packages sometimes misstate the amounts of CBD, they can also omit identifying other cannabinoids. This could stem from lousy labeling processes or inadequate testing of the CBD.
Fortunately, you have a not-so-secret weapon to win this battle: the Certificate of Analysis. Serious CBD companies will have easy-to-access COAs for their products. These docs — preferably from an independent third-party lab — reveal what other cannabinoids are inside your CBD products.
We’re not talking about shadowy black market shenanigans here. The main idea here is that you have to watch out for illegal products and disreputable CBD outlets.
Illegal CBD products might include:
Some examples of unlawful CBD sales could be:
You don’t want to risk getting caught red-handed. We recommend you:
This may be less of a stereotypical danger and more of an annoyance. But, not selecting the right product for your needs could reap negative outcomes for sure.
At best, your ill-chosen CBD product just won’t be as effective — or effective in the desired way — as you’d hoped. At worst, it could cause you legit harm.
If you use CBD products that aren’t intended for your target purpose or that don’t jive with your particular needs, you could be at greater risk for adverse reactions (We’ll come back to this in a hot sec.) or experiencing disagreeable effects (like feeling sleepy or getting high).
Our recommendation? Carefully evaluate available products. (Shopping online can facilitate this step.) Select ones that align with your specific needs. Be sure to get the highest-quality CBD products — like those capitalizing on nanotechnology! — with the purest CBD possible.
Told ya we’d get to this in short order!
Adverse reactions is our umbrella term for things like:
Lots of things cause adverse reactions, and they’re certainly not a CBD-unique thing. People have adverse reactions all the time to all sorts of things — foods, medicines, environmental pollutants, and so on.
After all, you’re making an investment in your wellbeing and you want the best possible results!
There are many perils and pitfalls of CBD products to be aware of. We discussed our Top 7 CBD dangers, which all relate to the CBD product, packaging, producer/seller, or usage.
Luckily, there are plenty of strategies for dodging these bullets. Becoming an educated and engaged consumer is the ticket to finding good (i.e., high-quality and safe) CBD products. This is a worthwhile train to follow so you stay on track, if ya want to protect your caboose, that is.
Pure Craft proudly offers superior CBD products. We’re happy to answer your questions so that you can be a confident consumer.
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