The Bottom Line
Let’s face it, this is about your health, your well-being, and that makes you vulnerable to bad advice. Cut through all the fancy words: The basics are both simple and essential:
- If its not on the label, don’t believe it. That’s the only place a producer can get in serious trouble for misrepresenting the product.
- If an easy to understand, current laboratory report from an industry-approved independent lab is not available, do not buy it. Don’t let flowing copy-writing and pleasing graphics fool you. “Lab tested at every step” is just words unless its documented. Make them prove it.
- If it does not clearly say “made in America” on the label, don’t buy it. Many foreign countries – not all, but many – are indifferent to the quality of their exports. There is no justifiable reason, other than a very low price, for a producer to acquire CBD outside the United States. A great deal of the CBD available in this country is produced offshore – China, India, the Ukraine – and some of the biggest offenders have those fancy websites.
- Be sure it’s strong enough to be able to make an honest evaluation. It is not possible to calculate the actual CBD content of products sold as “Hemp Oil’ without a lab report, but the industry rule of thumb estimates a typical “hemp oil” contains only 10 to 15% of actual CBD, so a “500mg Hemp Oil extract” that seems like such a great value might have only 50 or 75 mg of actual CBD, possibly less.
- Keep it simple: Avoid claims of unique combinations of carrier oils or special glass bottles or such. They will not improve CBD’s effectiveness. CBD is a wonder of nature, so just buy the best and let Nature do its work. Our products – extracts and lotions – are highest possible quality. We’ve kept it uncomplicated. So should you.
If you ever have a question, just pick up the phone and call us. None of this “all our operators are busy … ” You might even get Penny.
We wish you well.