Beware of Scams When Buying Water-Soluble CBD Online

By February 10, 2020 Industry News

In spite of the recent surge in popularity among CBD products, it can still be difficult to source veritable CBD brands. Production companies are not yet regulated by government standards. And CBD isolate, which contains no psychoactive compounds, is currently falling into a regulatory gray area. This can be frustrating and even dangerous for consumers who purchase CBD extracts from unverified retailers or sources. Here at BioCBD+, we stand by the safety, quality, and effectiveness of our water-soluble CBD isolates, and we want to help you identify red flags in the market before you make a purchase. 

Third-Party Lab Testing Ensures Quality and Concentration

Unfortunately, many other CBD brands promote their products at varying levels of dosage. In some cases, CBD products fall short of the promised dosage. Inversely, other CBD products can contain more CBD than advertised, as well as trace amounts of THC, a psychoactive cannabinoid. Additionally, unaware consumers have reported failing drug screens for marijuana use after ingesting certain CBD products, even when the products were advertised as solely CBD isolate extracts.

Ultimately, the only way to be sure of the concentration of CBD, as well as the presence of any other cannabinoids or byproducts, is to check the data report from a third-party laboratory that tests the products. If you’re unable to find this information from a CBD retailer, you simply can’t be certain that the product you’re receiving will deliver on its claims. Third-party data is proof of a concentrated, effective, legal and safe CBD product. 

Watch Out for Pushy Marketing 

Some CBD companies not only sell unverified and ineffective extracts, but also push people to purchase products with no promise of satisfaction or ability to make returns. If you feel like you’re being coerced into a subscription or trial without proof of product efficacy (as in, they didn’t provide you with third party data), or dealing with a retailer who does not offer refunds or satisfaction guarantees, then these are certainly red flags. These warning signs are easy to apply in familiar customer-retailer situations, but should also be applied even more deliberately when purchasing CBD. 

Double Check The Ingredients List 

Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that a CBD store owner is able to provide third party information for the products they carry. And amazingly, many of those products sold at CBD shops claim to be composed of highly concentrated CBD isolate. In actuality, some may not contain any CBD at all. Be sure to check the ingredients list, as some of these products are not only ineffective but could also be unsafe as well. Reported illnesses and psychiatric disturbances have been reported from droppers labeled as CBD extract. Those were later discovered to contain chemicals also found in “spice,” otherwise known as synthetic marijuana. These chemicals are severely damaging and can result in hospitalization. So, always check the ingredients list, and find out more about any unfamiliar ingredient via a Google search.

BioCBD+ is a purveyor of high-quality, veritable CBD extracts and we welcome you to browse our site. For more information about how to find and purchase high-quality CBD, and how to steer clear of scams, check out our regularly-updated blog.

FDA Disclosure:

The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from healthcare practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product.

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James Sol Radina

About James Sol Radina

As CEO and Co-Founder of BioCBD Plus™, James Sol Radina brings years of experience and accumulated expertise from the CBD industry. His interest originated in early 2014, when James embarked on a major filmmaking project to travel and study CBD around the world. Together with a team of filmmakers, he sought out to interview top doctors, scientists, and researchers about CBD, which, at the time, was relatively lesser known, but was starting a buzz in the market. After seeing first-hand the results that CBD had in the patients and experts they filmed, James was “all in!” and his business pursuits began. James started BioCBD Plus™ in 2015, with the goal to fill a niche void that existed in the CBD industry. With the knowledge he gained through his study of CBD, combined with new scientific research, he created the world’s first water-soluble, 100% BioAvailable CBD. The proprietary formula is whole-plant based and more easily absorbable by the body than other CBD products on the market, and the company’s product suite has continued to expand following its demonstrated success. The strength of James’ passion for CBD is matched by his dedication to volunteer service. He incorporated a strong socially responsible model to BioCBD Plus™, which supports The Veterans Discount Program and other programs through donations of CBD products to those who cannot afford them. Since the start of the company, James has also continued to be the inspirational energy behind the company’s beliefs and marketing strategy, which are driven by his commitment to spreading the science-based truth about CBD and bringing the healing benefits of the product to as many people as possible.

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