We have had a lot of recent questions about the difference between “good” CBD companies vs “bad” CBD companies… The CBD industry has been on the rise over the last years. This boom has been caused by expected benefits that many experts associate with medical cannabis products. However, beware of fraud companies on this promptly growing market.
Risks for Consumers
When the CBD industry was just in its starting stage about a decade ago, the number of available sub lingual and topical products was quite limited. Today, there are hundreds of brands and names to chose from, while the products coming in multiple forms are marketed mostly via the Internet. The reverse side of this diversity is a higher risk of buying something that actually does not meet its manufacturer’s claims. Unfortunately, there are so many companies which try to cash in on poor-quality goods. The situation is aggravated by the fact that this new class of health products is not regulated by FDA or another supervising body yet.
Under these market conditions, it’s a customer’s responsibility to be properly educated and prepared for the fraudulent methods some unscrupulous players may use. To be on the safe side, make sure you know what important aspects you should take into consideration prior to clicking the Buy button.
How to Sort Things Out
To single out a product that can really work for you and avoid numerous dubious options available online, ask yourself these questions:
- Can the product boast of an independent test certificate? While rigorous testing is not obligatory for this product category, some manufacturers decide to undergo this stage prior to marketing their product. Browse the company’s website in search of this kind of information. A certificate of successful tests is something to sport, so everyone can find it easily if it is really available. Also, you can send a request asking the company to provide you with this information and see how they will respond.
- What ingredients does the product contain? Reading the description or label is a crucial part of decision-making. Make sure there is a full list of ingredients with their respective percentages or amounts in grams rather than just claims and promises. A reputable manufacturer will never hide the contents of its package and will readily provide all the necessary information related to recommended dosages and the mode of administration.
- Where the hemp used to extract CBD was grown and harvested? You have to find this out because the hemp quality can make or break a product’s efficacy and because it is illegal to purchase hemp that is not grown in the continental US. Even if you don’t really understand whether the raw material is good or bad, the availability of this information on a corporate website adds to the company’s credibility. The secret is that established players on this market tend to grow and extract themselves or enter contracts with proven suppliers to make sure they can have the raw material of consistently high quality.
- What existing users say about the company? Customer reviews available on independent forums or social networks provide a trustworthy tool to estimate a seller’s reputation. While every praise should be taken with a grain of salt, this approach still can help you perceive the big picture. No reviews about the product of your choice is a self-explanatory fact too. So, take your time to browse and find out what others have to say.