What Do We Mean By Legitimate CBD?
With the boom of CBD companies and the industry as a whole, there has been an explosion of CBD, or cannabidiol, across both the online shopping and brick and mortar world. As with many relatively new products, there has also been an explosion of the bad, the ugly, and the potentially dangerous. When we say “legitimate CBD”, we mean CBD that has been farmed in the USA, is non-GMO, and doesn’t contain filler oils.
One of the easiest ways many scam companies or less-than-reputable CBD companies will attempt to save money and make a quick buck is by only adding minuscule amounts of CBD oil while the rest is something more simple like cooking oil. Let’s go over a few of the ways you can spot illegitimate CBD companies below.
Want To Avoid Illegitimate CBD? Steer Clear of Amazon
Amazon has been the powerhouse of the pandemic when it comes to quick, easy, and affordable online shopping. It’s no wonder why we’ve been seeing more and more Amazon Prime delivery vans around the neighborhood lately. The speed and convenience of Amazon has many people looking to the platform for their CBD needs as well.
Unfortunately, as with many items on Amazon, there are many knockoffs and outright fraudulent CBD products available for sale. Some of these “CBD” products may even contain zero CBD and have heavy metals, high THC levels, or even leftover pesticides. When it comes to CBD, it is our opinion that it is safest to steer clear of Amazon.
CBD Red Flags That Are Easy To Spot
While some CBD is blatantly sketchy, many illegitimate CBD companies are not as easy to spot. There is no need to worry though, because we’ll help you out with a few easy red flags that you can look for and spot without too much trouble.
No Info On The Hemp
If you come across CBD that makes no effort at all to explain whether it is non-GMO or farmed in the USA, you may have a suspect CBD product on your hands. If there is little to no information on whether it is full-spectrum or broad-spectrum, it may also be quite suspicious. Especially because brands that care about your health will include as much information as possible about the product on the packaging.
Information About THC Content
With all legitimate CBD companies, they will clearly state whether the product is a CBD isolate, broad-spectrum CBD, or full-spectrum CBD. For CBD producers and sellers, this is not a difficult task to do. They need to be upfront about the type of CBD their customers are consuming. Many respectable CBD companies have their CBD 3rd party lab-tested in order to prove their product is both potent, as well as containing no harmful added ingredients.
Another component of a good CBD product is an ingredient list without a lot of additives. You should see only a few ingredients and the hemp or natural CBD terpenes. If you spot many, many ingredients with names that are hard to pronounce, chances are most of these ingredients are unnecessary or even harmful.
Most high quality, trustworthy CBD companies have invested in providing lab reports to their CBD products. These 3rd party companies often report on the specifics of each batch of products and can provide extremely detailed information on the chemical composition of your CBD.
Does the CBD company you’re looking at have information or blogs about their products, CBD news, or helpful tips? Does the company have contact information readily available and do they respond? If they’re basically just an online storefront with little to no helpful information, chances are this is not a trustworthy company.
High Quality, Tested CBD You Can Trust
When it comes to CBD, you want to make sure that what you are putting in your body is going to help you feel better. The belief behind our old-world style apothecary is to help individuals potentially feel better through natural means. Our products are rigorously tested and each product is labeled with a QR code that allows you to research your exact product’s lab test results.