What’s happening in the CBD market?
The popularity of CBD has been growing bigger than ever and their demands continue to soar. When the market size grows, it is common to observe a growing gap in product quality across the market. In other words, there are and will be more CBD products that fail to meet the quality standards, or simply do not match the value on the price tag. So today, we have listed key things you should consider when choosing your CBD brand.
How to know if you are getting quality CBD oil
When a company advertises with an exhausting list of reasons why consumers should purchase their items but fail to back them up with legitimate proof, it may be a sign to be avoided. In the CBD industry’s case, if any business promises that their products can cure certain diseases or conditions, not only is it violating FDA/Health Canada policies, it is a false promise and could be a sign that the company is misleading.
Businesses that practice transparency may publicly display where the products are sourced from, parts of their business process, and/or the quality of their ingredients. Consumers should be able to find this information on their website, label on the products, or through customer service.
Lab Test Result
Lab test results are one form of legitimate proof. Here at Plant of Life, our products are sent to Massachusetts reputable laboratory, ProVerde Laboratories Inc, for reliable test results. Documents returned by them are the Certificate of Analysis (or COA), which are easy to read and it contains the analysis of substances within the specified product, as well as whether harmful contaminants are present. ProVerde currently offers a sophisticated suite of testing services to some of the world’s leading hemp/cannabis firms to test their cannabis and hemp products. Moreover, ProVerde is not associated with any sales of cannabis and hemp products, as to provide purely objective analysis.
Cultivated from a local source
There are over 30 countries that produce industrial hemp. Among those countries, China is leading the market, taking up almost 70% of the world’s hemp. It is not so much of a surprise with the knowledge that the Chinese populace had been using cannabis plants as herbal medicine even before the beginning of recorded history. Today, hemp regulation in China only allows industrial use such as papers or clothes but not as a food additive or health supplement.
Coming in next in the hemp market size is Canada, then USA. Couple years ago, both countries have updated the legal status and regulation of CBD. In addition, recreational cannabis has been legalized for both countries except for some states in the US. This had led to more strict growing standards and safety regulation of cannabis plant to assure the consumers with quality of hemp products sourced from local farms.
When we choose any consumable items, first place to look at is the label on their packaging. As commonly seen with any healthy food or supplement, your CBD items will have organic and non-GMO label specified for environmental health benefits. Plus, when looking at the ingredient list and find a long list of unrecognized substances or high content of harmful ingredients, you many want to consider a different product.
While the above list is not intended to provide you a complete guide on how to choose a trustworthy brand, we encourage you to learn about the practices that may help in the decision, including doing your own research and asking questions.
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