I came across an article the other day and since it is relevant to one of my passions when it comes to health and wellness, I felt the need to share it with my readers. It was from an Alaskan news site, which you can view here, and talks about the risks of using CBD that is unregulated.
You can pretty much get the gist of it through the article title, and as you can guess, it warns against the use of products like these.
CBD Products Safety
What caught my attention is the legality, or regulations, when it comes to CBD products in Alaska. Recreational marijuana has been legalized in that state, just like it has in many others. Because of this, there has been a lot of growth in that industry and it has become very regulated.
CBD, on the other hand, falls into a bit of a gray area that is unregulated. Because of this, there is a lot of distrust (at least from a governmental and agency standpoint) in regards to the safety of these products. It’s kind of like a Wild Wild West, with everyone who has the want and opportunity to grow hemp pushing new products to the market. In good news, though, the new Farm Bill will help push further regulation and safety.
This is good for consumers from an economic standpoint. More entrants into the market creates more competition, more product variety, and brings prices down. However, the lack of regulation means that you might not be getting the most high-quality product, and it may not be the safest for you. With no regulations, there is no monitoring of the cultivation and extraction process.
This can bring about adverse side effects. While there have not been any reports of negative effects yet, according to the article, but the general warning that is issued is “buyer beware”. They suggest that consumers do their research, ask questions, and make sure they are getting safe products.
I totally agree with this article. Don’t buy products if you can’t get any transparency on the growth, cultivation, extraction of the CBD and can find lab reports on each batch. All of the reputable brands that sell online, as well as in brick and mortar stores, should be able to provide this information. Before buying any CBD product, it is best to do your research on the purity and potency of them so you know you are not getting any residual chemicals or anything else that can be harmful to you.
This is why I only buy my CBD oils from brands that I trust. CBD brands like Medterra have full lab reports available on their site. You can also find this at Joy Organics, among others.
Pretty much all of the brands that I review on my list of top CBD oils backs up their product quality with third-party lab reports, and you shouldn’t be buying from any company that doesn’t have this information readily available. It’s simply too much of a risk to your health to do otherwise.
Enjoy your CBD, but be smart about it!