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.
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.