Beware of Fake CBD Oil
A Beginner's Guide: How to Avoid Buying Fake CBD Oil
January 25 2020
From once obscure market to today's billion dollars business, the hemp-derived CBD product has become a booming industry.
There are undoubtedly many health benefits attributed to Cannabidiol or CBD - an essential component of medical marijuana that is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is similar to the marijuana plant. CBD is scientifically proven to be beneficial and safe for human consumption and very effective for treating number of ailments and disorders without "getting high" effect.
With the growing popularity of CBD Oil there are many unethical businesses that pop up overnight trying to cash in on this booming trend.
CBD made from hemp is an unregulated industry and makers are not required to test for CBD content. Some unscrupulous hemp growers are taking advantage of loopholes in todays regulations by producing cheap, contaminated and untested products from imported hemp plants and selling it as a CBD Oil.
In many foreign countries they use hemp plants as a cheap alternative to cover crops. They use it on purpose to absorb pesticides and heavy metals from soil so they can plant next crops. Then these plants are being imported into the US very cheap and shady CBD manufacturers are making CBD oil out of it.
The worst part is that in about 60% of CBD Oil products made from these hemp plants were found "highly contaminated" with heavy metals like toxic mold, pesticides, arsenic, lead, herbicides and number of other contaminants.
About 70 percent of imported hemp is from China.
These dangerous CBD products had prompted the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue a nationwide warning about these dangerous synthetic cannabinoids.
Buyers beware. Warning signs of fake CBD
Here are few warning signs for Synthetic or Fake CBD.
- Extremely low price
- Misleading claims of ability to cure all health conditions
- Misleading claims of CBD content
- Missing COA (Certificate of Analysis)
- Free CBD Oil Offer
Manufacturing a high quality CBD oil is very expensive. If the price seems too good to be true it probably is.
You get what you pay for.
Reputed brands that produce high quality CBD Oil always provide the Certificate of Analysis results that are tested by 3rd party testing laboratories. The product is tested for CBD content, contaminants such as metals, pesticides, synthetic components and THC.
As CBD+ Health Boutique of Deerfield Beach mentioned before, there is nothing free in the CBD world. The genuine CBD extraction, production and testing is very expensive. You might get a few free samples here and there, but there is no manufacturer who could afford giving away free bottles of high quality CBD oil.
There are many misleading Free CBD offers where you will get free bottle of CBD oil with subscription only. Once you give them your credit card number, you'll be enrolled in so called autoship program where you will receive low quality product every month tacked with hefty shipping and handling fees.
You still can call your credit card provider trying to cancel subscription, but that's very arduous and time consuming process.
Buying from reputable company will save you time and aggravation.
CBD Scam on Amazon.com
The CBD product as such is still a novelty and majority of population don't know about it.
There is a lot of misinformation out there about CBD and Marijuana and hemp seed oil only adds to the confusion.
CBD oil is available nationwide, however Amazon does not allow sale of any product containing CBD.
Amazon categorizes CBD oil as a Schedule I Controlled Substance since it is extracted from hemp, a sub-strain of cannabis sativa. Amazon is just following federal regulations. Industrial hemp is legal in many states, and CBD oil derived from hemp is legal to produce and sell.
These oils sold on Amazon are actually “hemp seed oil,” which is not the same as CBD oil.
See Example Here
Hemp seed oil and CBD oil are both derived from hemp plants, but they are extracted from separate parts of the crop and have different chemical compositions. Hemp seed oil contains no cannabidiol (CBD), and it’s made by cold pressing hemp seeds only.
Many hemp oil product descriptions on Amazon make misleading medicinal claims that they can aid with pain, sleep, anxiety and other health advantages.
See example listing Here.
If you want genuine CBD products, it’s best to buy from trusted brands rather than large online marketplaces like Amazon and Ebay.
Misleading Products with low CBD content
There are many CBD oil products on the market today that don’t have sufficient CBD content. Any product with low CBD will have minimum health benefits.
How to Get High Quality CBD Oil
- Always check CBD content in milligrams (mg) that should be listed on the label.
- Do a lot of research in your local store or online.
- Find out how CBD oil is extracted and processed.
- Research the companies selling CBD products.
- Always read COA, they are provided directly on the product with QR code by reputable companies.
Once you understand the basics of CBD Oil, you can save yourself a headache by avoiding fake CBD Oil products that are contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides, lead and herbicides.
Buying CBD Oil should be always taken seriously.
January 25 2020