There are more than 850 brands of marijuana-derived CBD and 150 brands of hemp-derived CBD available. Most consumers aren’t aware of which they use, let alone where it comes from. Hemp-derived CBD is a highly unregulated field as it contains below .3% of THC, and is considered to be a dietary supplement. With little regulations, manufacturers and farms have little to no accountability in what chemical makeup is in their CBD products. With unregulated markets, comes no oversight, false claims as to what is actually in their product, dangerous pesticides, mold and other contaminants.
When buying CBD products there are some important considerations to be made. The cannabis plant is susceptible to absorbing environmental wastes. Wastes that include chemical pollutants like lead and mercury, nitrates from water sources, microorganisms such as fungi and bacteria, and pesticide residues. Hemp derived in China and the EU is grown for its industrial use not its medicinal use, and tend to carry such chemicals, bacteria's and molds. The growing process and environment given to the plants is much different than organically grown hemp, grown specifically for its medicinal value, such as the Hemp used in Elxyr CBD products. With little regulation, the best thing to do is know your source and research the CBD company you purchase from.
Multiple studies of CBD products sold online have repeatedly been exposed for being brands that misrepresent their purity and dosing levels. Requesting third party lab results from a company that substantiate their claims to potency, pesticides, and residual solvents can help ensure you are getting exactly what you are looking for. Elxyr CBD post these result on the product page for easy access, review and full transparency. You know exactly what you are getting.
With limited regulations it is important to test the product with a third party. In 2017, a study led by Bonn-Miller found that nearly 7 of 10 CBD products did not contain the stated amount of CBD. There was nearly 43% of product with too little CBD, and roughly 26% with over-the-stated-amount of CBD.
With so many options of CBD available, choose wisely. Be sure to pick a CBD company using organically grown hemp and oils made in the United States. Research the location it was harvested in, and request third party testing results to be sure you have quality product. The benefits of using CBD oil will be worth the effort placed into your time and research. Know your source, not all CBD is created equal! Elxyr CBD is always lab tested for your safety and purity