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How to Avoid Fake and Low-Quality CBD Products

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FDA’s latest report found that nearly half of CBD products on the CBD market are mislabeled. How do you know which products are safe and authentic? Learn below.

Are you about to jump on the bandwagon of CBD enthusiasts? Or perhaps you have been a CBD consumer for quite a long time but have noticed that not all CBD products bring the same outcomes. Regardless of where you are in your CBD journey, you will want to avoid fake, low-quality CBD products prevalent in today’s CBD market.

Luckily, spotting fake, unreliable products is not rocket science, and the simple steps below will help. But before we take a deep dive into that, let’s see why it is crucial to avoid these products altogether.

Mislabeled CBD Products Won’t Bring Desired Outcomes

FDA’s latest report to Congress on July 8 assessing the CBD marketplace found that out of 150 CBD products, less than half contained the amount of CBD indicated on the label. If you’ve been using one of these products, then chances are you didn’t see the desired results. With false claims on the label, it’s impossible to know how much CBD you’re consuming, and achieving a daily dose becomes a mystery.

Low-Grade CBD Products Put Your Health at Risk

What’s worse, a report by Ellipse Analytics shows that 70% of 240 analyzed CBD products contained hazardous elements such as heavy metals like lead and arsenic, herbicides like glyphosate, and a host of other contaminants. Including pesticides. Do these sound like ingredients of a wellness product? Certainly not. Not only will low-grade CBD products not help you achieve your wellness goals, but they will also put your health at risk.

Scientists have associated long-term exposure to arsenic with various diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer of the bladder, lung, skin, kidney, liver, and prostate. According to CDC, exposure to high levels of lead may cause anemia, weakness, and kidney and brain damage. According to health reports, glyphosate can increase the risk of various diseases, including cancer, autism, endocrine disruption, celiac disease, etc. And finally, several studies have linked pesticide exposure to adverse health effects, including increased reproductive issues, negative effects on the nervous system, and a possible increased risk for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Now that we made it clear why a low-grade CBD should never be in your shopping cart let’s see how to avoid buying these products and acquire safe CBD to consume.

1.  Learn About the Brand

First things first – is the CBD brand you are about to buy from reliable? The growing demand for CBD has resulted in short-lived, untrustworthy brands whose goal is to sell products, not provide consumers with high-quality CBD.

To avoid such brands, always check their website and see if it’s professionally-looking, easy to navigate, and most importantly, whether it provides sufficient information about their products. Here you can also see customer reviews to know whether other consumers like their CBD.

2.  Find Out About CBD’s Source

CBD comes from hemp, but hemp can grow anywhere, even in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. As you are probably guessing, hemp’s origin plays a vital role in CBD’s quality. That’s because hemp can remediate harmful components from the soil; thus, healing the ground. Hemp’s soil-healing properties are why scientists at the Phytotech company planted industrial hemp around the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear power plant to reduce soil toxicity – it drastically reduced radioactive contamination.

Would such hemp be suitable for CBD production? No, because it’s like a vacuum cleaner that stores the dirt in a dustbag – and in this case, hemp is both the cleaner and the dustbag you cannot dispose of separately. So, hemp grown in contaminated land will bring hazardous elements to CBD products. That’s the primary reason why so many products on the market are contaminated.   To avoid such products, always learn about the source of CBD, and shop for products made from U.S.-grown hemp. USDA oversees the hemp cultivation in the U.S. and sets strict guidelines for farmers, resulting in pure and higher quality hemp than hemp from foreign sources.

3.  Look for Third-Party Lab Test Results

Finally, the best way to ensure you purchase a safe and high-quality product is by reading COAs (certificate of analysis) from a third-party accredited lab. Third-party lab test results show if the product contains any harmful ingredients like heavy metals and pesticides and features the indicated amount of cannabinoids, including CBD and THC (up to .3%). To ensure you aren’t buying a fake and low-grade CBD, check third-party lab test results, which should always be available on a brand’s website.

About His Grace Organics

His Grace Organics is a premier CBD brand working with manufacturers that produce the highest quality hemp products in GMP Certified, and FDA registered facilities. All our products are healthy, effective, and safe, and tested at third-party laboratories.

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