With CBD popping up all over the place, from new stores that sell CBD exclusively, to the shelves of health food stores and pharmacies, it can be overwhelming trying to select the product that is right for you. Here we discuss one of the most important points of selection: how to avoid low-quality CBD products.
From full-spectrum to isolate, tincture to gummy or vape, the choices are vast. The combinations and labels can be overwhelming and endless. Hopefully, by the time you’ve made it here, you know what you want from your CBD product and in what form you want to consume it. This brings us to the final steps and considerations: quality and product selection.
You want to select a product that was grown in America (think Kentucky, Oregon, Colorado, Vermont, Tennessee). The reason you want American grown hemp is that it must meet strict standards. CBD products manufactured outside the US don’t have the rigid requirements our products must meet, so you really can’t be sure what you’re getting.
Look for companies that have their Certificate of Analysis readily available for you to review. A Certificate of Analysis is a lab report that explains the content and potency of the CBD product. It’s a document for consumers to make informed decisions about the product they choose. It serves to educate the consumer about the safety and quality of the product.
Be wary of companies that make health claims about their CBD product. The FDA prohibits this and it can be an indication of a less than reputable business.
Avoid products containing artificial colors, artificial flavoring, corn syrups, unnecessary or chemical additives or fillers. As with most things pure and natural is best.
Consider the extraction process. Green Remedy utilizes Supercritical CO2 extractions, the safest way to extract botanical compounds for CBD products.
Look for product labels that tell you how much CBD is contained in each serving, rather than just identifying how much is in the entire bottle (ideally you want both).
The price should be comparable to other reputable companies. A flashy unusually low price is a flag for cut corners and a disreputable company with a lacking product.
Look for a product that is grown, harvested and extracted all in the same location. Green Remedy hemp is grown, harvested and extracted in Kentucky by Kentucky farmers with a dedication to quality.
Be wary of any company where you are unable to reach a contact to answer your questions. The best quality and most reputable companies are very transparent with everything available, including their people, eager and ready to help.