CBD oil is becoming one of the hottest new products on the market today. In fact, annual sales of CBD oil products in 2018 was nearly 600 million and is estimated to be growing at a rate exceeding 107 percent annually. Prior to 2017, CBD products were available only in head shops, natural food stores, and at a few doctor’s offices. Since that time, the market has exploded and CBD products are now available in natural food stores, national food stores, beauty salons, nail salons, convenience stores, and even gas stations. But, are these CBD products manufactured from safe CBD oil?
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What is a safe CBD oil?
First of all, let’s examine what we mean by safe CBD oil. Some reports indicate that as much as 70% of the CBD products on the market tested positive for heavy metals like lead and arsenic, concentrated chemical pesticides, bacteria, fungi, toxic mold, THC, and numerous other dangerous impurities. Most people would agree that products containing these impurities would be considered to be unsafe.
Most of these unsafe CBD oil products are grown and manufactured in China, Mexico, and numerous third world countries that do little or no oversight in the products they sell.
One of the most common and dangerous impurities commonly found in tainted CBD products is chemical pesticides. These chemicals are used to kill insects and other organisms that can be harmful to the plant. According to the Toxics Action Center, “Pesticides have been linked to a wide range of human health hazards, ranging from short-term impacts such as headaches and nausea to more serious health problems like cancer, reproductive damage, and endocrine disruption.” It could be very dangerous to ingest any type of tainted CBD product if it is contaminated with pesticides.
The best and safest products available on the market are those in which the hemp is grown in the United States and the oil is produced in a food-grade facility. And, of course, it must be tested by a reliable, third-party facility. If you’re looking for a safe CBD oil product with consistent high-quality and levels of CBD, look for suppliers located in the U.S. who use only U.S. grown hemp. In addition, look for suppliers that whose products are thoroughly tested for purity, quality, and cleanliness. And, as an added measure of safety and quality, many of these manufacturers are regulated by state agencies.
As an example of this type of state oversight, CBD manufacturers located in Colorado must register with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Then,they must meet several requirement such as demonstrating that industrial hemp produced in that facility does not contain more than three-tenths of 1 percent of THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana that causes one to get high.
When you purchase from suppliers located in Colorado or if your supplier uses other third party organizations that certify that you are buying safe products, you can be assured that CBD products like bath bombs, CBD drops, gummies, gel caps, relief creams, ointments, and more are safe to consume and use.
Choosing the right brand
In terms of the brands that you may find online, some are better than others in being transparent as to what goes into their products, educating consumers in their manufacturing processes, assisting with choosing the right options, and standing behind their products. One leading brand, CBDPure, has an extensive amount of useful information pertaining to the cultivation, extraction processes and stringent testing standards they employ to ensure the highest quality CBD.
All CBDPure products are made with non-GMO hemp, grown in Colorado by local farmers. Their CBD oil is minimally processed by following the highest organic standards at every step of the growing, harvesting, and bottling process. When you purchase a CBDPure product, you can be assured that you are buying the purest CBD oil from natural sources, that is 100% free of any synthetic or artificial ingredients
Lab certified testing of all CBDPure products are readily available on their website for review. These are commonly known as Certificates of Analysis, or COAs.
Additionally, the CBDPure website offers a convenient, easy to use online chat feature with one of their product support representatives in the event you have specific questions or need help deciding on a product type. Most importantly, CBDPure stands by all of their products and offers a 100% satisfaction, 90-day money back guarantee.