How to Buy Real CBD
Hint: Amazon isn't on the list
Read the label
A quick search for CBD tinctures on Amazon provides more than than 3,000 results, but the site’s selling guidelines prohibit the sale of products containing cannabidiol.
Hmmmm...red flag #1.
Labels are the first thing we see as consumers when we shop for a product. They contain important information that can either drive us to or steer us away from an ultimate purchase. If the information on the label looks iffy, odds are, so is the product.
With CBD, there is a specific language you want to look for.
Here are some key phrases that you’ll find on real CBD oil product labels:
In addition to these phrases, real CBD will contain the item's concentration on the label. Also known as its strength, the concentration will be a numerical amount that’ll tell you just how much CBD is in the product and how much you are ingesting per dropper/dose.
For example, if you have a 30ml CBD tincture that is labeled 1500MG of CBD:
1500 ÷ 30 = 50MG of CBD per dropper
That means you’ll be able to figure out how much CBD you’re taking per serving if the label doesn’t already do the math for you.
Another thing to keep an eye out for: Lot numbers and expiration dates. These will show how the company tracks each product for quality control and safety purposes.
Ask any company you buy from if it tests its CBD products via-third-party labs. Always ask for a Certificate of Analysis (COA).
If the answer is no or they can't provide copies of labs – don’t buy it, run away!
Honestly, do yourself a favor and throw it away.
But it gets more serious than just wasting money on fake CBD oil – it’s a personal safety issue. What if you have a serious health issue? Take other medications? Have an allergy to a particular ingredient?
Without third-party testing, there’s no certainty regarding your CBD product’s ingredients. Consider this, hemp is used to clean contaminated soil (Phytotech reportedly used hemp to clean the soil around Chernobyl of radioactive materials in the late '90s) as it possesses the remarkable ability to pull foreign contaminants, pesticides, solvents, toxins, and heavy metals out of polluted soil, through a process called phytoremediation. If the oil is not extracted and tested properly those contaminants can still be there for you to ingest.
Good health to you~