Should the public be concerned about fsham CBD products? Yes.
Can we prevent being victims of predatory manufacturers and fake CBD? Also, yes.
At Renew CBD Store we’re known for being excited about the CBD industry and the prospects of this natural Hemp compound to be a major benefit to society. We’re typically positive and helpful and strive to provide customers with the best and highest quality CBD products. Customers rely on our honesty and advice, which is why we feel compelled to point out a small yet significant trend in the CBD industry.
Like any other industry there are bad players trying to take advantage of good people. With the growing popularity and profitability of CBD, you can bet there are individuals and organizations injecting products into the market that are not only using sub-standard or non-natural ingredients, some don’t even contain any traces of CBD whatsoever.
Having researched and tested roughly 150 products during the course of 2018, our findings are that there are in fact products with less than advertised amounts of CBD. Even more stunning is that there are products with no CBD at all. True story.
In general, this is not a common occurrence in the industry. Quite the opposite. Based on our experience and testing, most CBD product manufacturers, especially those located in the U.S., have worked in unison to grow an industry the public can rely on. Companies tend to be honest and considerate of consumers’ best interests. After all, without public faith in the industry, all the hard work of passing legislation and creating an infrastructure to bring CBD to the public will have been for nothing.
Unfortunately, there are those players who are only out to make a quick buck—perhaps hundreds of thousands of bucks—before anyone really catches on to their dishonest practices.
The purpose of this public notice is not to point fingers and name names. Renew CBD Store is aware that mistakes happen, and perhaps a product that failed to meet our testing standards was simply a rarity in the manufacturer’s usual process. Our only aim is to ensure the public is aware of the problem and educated on how best they can prevent being a victim of sham CBD products.
Here are a few things to consider that will help you to not be the victim of CBD scams or sub-standard, non-natural products:
- First, do not buy products off the street, no matter what brand “appears” to be on the label. Not safe.
- Inspect the list of ingredients. Of course, this information can be false or misleading, but if the product does contain non-natural or ingredients, you may want to keep shopping.
- Purchase your products from a reputable source with a good reputation.
- If you have time, try to learn a little about the manufacturer. If you can’t find good information or any information at all about a manufacturer, that should raise an eyebrow. Stay away.
- Support U.S. companies or products made in the U.S.
- And above all make absolutely certain that the product has been tested and that testing results are available. Numerous manufacturers are willing to share their product lab results. There is no reason why a customer would feel the need to purchase a non-tested product when there is likely a similar if not better product with accessible lab results.
On the RenewCBDStore.com site, lab results and testing for numerous brands and products can be found here: https://www.renewcbdstore.com/certificates-of-analysis/.