What's IN YOUR CBD : WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN BUYING CBD

The thing that’s cool about CBD oil is it can affect the body in every place. In fact, your intestines, your spine and your brain. The reason is because our body’s receptors are used to seeing it in different forms. It can treat insomnia and anxiety, and it can also treat pain and seizures. Different spectrums of the body’s ailments can be addressed. So with so much happening in the body, how do you know if CBD is safe?. We know that if you are taking CBD, if it’s truly CBD, the side effects are really low. The concern is, are you really getting CBD? And that’s a hard question to answer in today’s enviroment.

The main danger when it comes to CBD is whether or not you are getting exactly what you’re paying for. Because that’s the number one question, we are going to look at these things and dedicate some time to more of your questions. Like,
Does CBD help you sleep?
Does CBD help with aches and pains, or
How about my mood?
And it turns out that CBD probably works for all  of those things, but, this is a big but. When studies have actually tested the products themselves, some are fake. Really either have nothing in them literally, or there is so little of the real true ingredient that it can’t possibly work.

I wanted to share a question from a reader on a subject that is very important to consumers and just as important to the CBD industry as a whole. It comes from Heather of Pismo beach, California, and she asks, “I haven’t bought CBD oil yet, but I’m looking, I would really like to try it, but I’m scared that I’ll end up with the fake stuff. There are a lot of brands out there and I don’t want to be ripped off. How can you tell if a CBD oil might be fake? Can you give me some advice on who may be the best to buy from?”

 This is an excellent question, and I’m assuming that really, what you’re asking is how do you know if your CBD oil actually has CBD in it? Okay. So a little bit of background information to start with.

So back in 2015 and 2016, the FDA, the food and drug administration randomly tested a bunch of different CBD oils. And what they found was that a lot of them contained a little to no CBD. And, many of the CBD products are mislabeled. So basically what that means is that out of every 10 CBD products, you can only expect three of them to be accurately labeled, which is totally insane. But the fact of the matter is, is that it’s an unregulated industry. So the bar is that really, really low. All right. So in this situation, what do you do? How do you protect your health and how do you ensure that you’re actually getting a product that has CBD in it? So what you’re going to do is that you’re not going to rely on the information that’s on the label first and foremost, instead, you need to do your research.

So with the biggest issue is fake products with little to no CBD. How do we know where to shop for CBD? We have some pointers for that as well..

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I can tell you right off the bat, if it’s not costing you 30, 40, 50 bucks, it’s probably not real CBD. Just the pricing is like that. One thing you can do is go to the websites of the companies. You’re looking to see if they’ve been certified. If they actually kept any kind of certificate of what’s in the products. If a company is just a marketing company, here’s the problem. The marketing companies have no cost of  producing goods. They’re not buying anything so they can take all their money, use it for advertising. So the more they advertise, the more you should take notice and get worried about it. But you know, all this stuff going on and yet they’re not spending money on the real product so they actually can sell it at a cheaper price. And then they drive out the good guys.


So the secret to buying good CBD products is to look for a price point that matches the value of CBD and a certificate of analysis for the product. But what is the certificate of analysis? .

What is a CBD certificate of analysis?

There’s something known as a certificate of analysis or COA. And if you’re thinking about CBD also remember COA, what that is, is an independent laboratory inspection of the product. What is this product?
What does it have in it?
Every store should have this. If they don’t have it, you should probably just put the credit card back in your pocket.

Okay? So you’re going to demand laboratory test results for whatever product you’re considering buying. All right? And overall don’t ever buy a CBD product unless you’ve actually taken a look at the laboratory test results. Now, once you have a laboratory test results in hand, you want to take a very close look for the amounts of CBD and THC that are in the CBD oil. And I’ll walk you through an example so that you know what you’re looking for when you get these laboratory test results. Okay? So there’s a lot going on in a lab test result, but I’m going to help you hone in on exactly what you’re looking for. So there’s two key pieces of information. The first is the total milligrams of CBD in the CBD oil.

How do you read a COA for CBD?

On average in the market, the amount of CBD in a one ounce bottle can range anywhere from 250 milligrams up to over a thousand milligrams. Of course there are CBD oils with less CBD in them and vice versa. There are CBD oils with more CBD in them. But again, the takeaway is don’t rely on the amount of CBD that’s on the label. Rather use the lab test results for a more accurate picture of the exact amount of CBD. By looking at the lab test results, you’re ensuring that you’re getting what you paid for. The label can claim you’re getting X amount of CBD, but the ultimate proof in the pudding is what the lab test results say. And then the other thing I want to point out to you is that as tempting as it is to want to buy a CBD oil with the most CBD in it, I want you to know that more, isn’t always better.

You’re aiming for optimal strengths of CBD, not maximum strengths. In other words, you want to select a strength that’s right for you, not one where you’re overdoing the CBD. The second piece of information you’re looking for is the percentage of THC in the CBD oil. It has to be .03% or less. That’s pretty much all there is to it. And of course, if you’re really not looking to go through all this hassle, then what I would suggest doing is considering some of the products and advertisers on Texas Natural Source. All of the CBD oil. products have been thoroughly tested by 3rd party labs. We have meticulously gone through the laboratory test results to ensure that each and every batch has less than 0.3% THC. And that, you know, down to the hundredth of a milligram, CBD is in that bottle of CBD oil. 

What if you have tried CBD, but it didn’t work, then it probably wasn’t a legitimate CBD product.  What if it would have worked? And you don’t try it anymore because you got a bad product once. But if you can’t sleep and CBD could have helped you, but because you don’t think it worked cause you bought sawdust last time. 


I can say from personal experience and using CBD, CBD does work. The issue is that many places sell fake CBD products, CBD products that don’t actually have CBD or have such low amounts of CBD that they don’t really work. But don’t worry because we’re here to help. 

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