Can CBD really help me?
Real, useful information about CBD, the innocent bystander in the “War on Drugs”, still lacks the official seal of approval of the medical community, though that seems to be rapidly changing.
There is a great deal of nonsense on the web, much of it opinions about opinions, even from supposedly reliable sources. If you’re truly interested in recent research about CBD, use the search engine at the Library of the National Institutes of Health, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?otool=nihlib. Enter whatever condition you are curious about along with the letters “CBD”. It might not give you everything you’d like to know, but it’s a safe and intelligent start. (Hint: Sometimes the most useful part is not the article itself, but the other articles it refers to in the footnotes)
How do I know if it’s the real thing?
Just because it appeared when you Googled “CBD” does not make it CBD – there are often invisible tags in the web-pages that allow products to be ‘found’ by searches that the visible copy does not support.
Here’s a quick check-list designed to help avoid problems:
- It must say it in the panel on the back of the label (sometimes call “Nutrition Facts”, or “Supplement Facts” If it hints, but never actually says it’s CBD, it might be, but maybe not.
- “Hemp Extract”? We don’t know exactly what that means, and we’re in the business.
- How much CBD? Again, it’s clearly stated on the back of the label, or it’s not.
- The label states who makes it. “Distributed by . . .” is a red flag. Much of the CBD out there is actually “White Label” – CBD produced and bottled by an anonymous source – the retailer’s only actual connection to the product is the name on the label the anonymous source created for them.
- It’s grown and extracted in the United States. There is no bonafide reason to import CBD other than higher profits for the sellers.
- A lab report – from an independent, nationally certified laboratory – is easily available (we put a copy of ours in every box). In-house labs are helpful for the producer, but no guarantee of anything. You need a third-party’s opinion and a responsible producer will be eager to share it.
- The seller has a credible website dedicated only to CBD.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not a “Hit list” designed to funnel your choices down to only our products. There are a number of credible producers. This list is meant to make it easier for you to find one.