What to look for when shopping for CBD products


by Austin Rhodus July 26, 2018 2 Comments

I'm going to go ahead and start this one out with a bang:

80% of CBD products on the market are likely garbage.

Whether it's a synthetic, or the product doesn't contain what it claims on the label, there's plenty to watch out for. So I wanted to make a blog post for consumers so you know what to look out for.

Lab results

The number one thing you should request to see from any CBD company would be Lab Results. CBD companies should be using 3rd party lab testing to ensure potency and purity. These tests will show you at minimum the THC and CBD content of the products, and potentially other cannabinoids and nutrients.

False Claims

When visiting a website that sells CBD products, don't be fooled by the companies making outrageous product claims. With minimal exceptions, CBD generally do not run clinical trials, and are therefore unqualified to make product claims regarding their products. If conducted however, these trials would give the company the right to make health claims, which we do not do in our industry. I would recommend that you look up the ailments that you would like to use CBD for on your own. You can Google something like "CBD for Arthritis" or "CBD for Pain". You should be able to find many published articles about how CBD can potentially help you out. 

Misrepresentation

Mislabeling is a huge issue in the CBD industry. There are a lot of companies claiming "Certified Organic", I personally only know of one company who's own operations are truly "USDA Organic" -certified. If you see companies labeling their products as organic, you can go to the USDA's website to input their information and see if they are truly certified with the USDA. This does NOT mean however, that companies don't use certified organic ingredients, but this should even be taken with consideration if organic products are important to you as a consumers.

Conclusion

At DREEM, we feel that we have an obligation to make sure whether you are using our DREEMCBD products or not -that you as consumers are getting quality products. So double check the information we provided today when shopping for your CBD! 




Austin Rhodus
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Austin Rhodus
Austin Rhodus

August 08, 2018

Hello Teresa! Austin here with DREEM. We are not certified organic by the USDA, so we will not show up on their website. As our industry progresses and we have the opportunity to vertically integrate this is a certification that we will be seeking! We currently put effort into sourcing our hemp that was grown under organic farming practices though! Thanks for your question!

Teresa Spencer
Teresa Spencer

August 08, 2018

I went to USDA website and put your company name in and it came up with nothing. Is it under your suppliers name?

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