Companies Getting Failing Grades for CBD Products
The scrutinization of the hemp cbd product industry is intense, as it should be. CBD 1000mg tincturues, CBD edibles and other CBD products are generally new to the public and still exists in a sort of gray area while we await final rules to come down from the FDA and other government regulatory bodies. The benefits of CBD are still being researched by scientists and the best extraction and cultivation practices are unfortunately not being utilized across the industry.
The Center for Food Safety recently weighed in on the discussion rating 40 of the biggest CBD brands out there and gave roughly half of them a failing grade. While the gray area still exists for hemp CBD production, many companies have taken shortcuts more interested in the bottom line than providing their customers with the very best product. One of the many critical business ingredients necessary to bring best practices to the CBD space is providing proper transparency to customers.
On all Sugar and Kush CBD product pages, a third party CBD lab test is provided so that our customers can see the cannabinoid compilation of each product. Sugar and Kush uses a pure CBD isolate in its products to ensure there are no psychoactive effects from THC. Utilizing best extraction methods is also an essential part of our process and we have found that a coconut derived MCT is one of the best carriers of CBD through the body. We must consider even more that just the CBD oil we use though.
One of our founders, Laura Brenner, adopted an entirely holistic lifestyle during her battle with stage 3 ovarian cancer. She found that unflavored hemp oil helped to strengthen her body by allowing her a better night’s sleep and to calm her anxiety. It was not only hemp oil, but a whole slew of holistic foods and lifestyle changes that together helped her battle the disease. Her desire has always been to have Sugar and Kush CBD oil, CBD gummies and CBD baked goods embody the entirety of her lifestyle change.
Our keto CBD gummies, unflavored CBD oil, flavored CBD oil, CBD cookies and CBD brownies are all made from the most wholesome ingredients with little to no sugar. The packaging and branding is designed to be fun and beautiful rather than the typical bland medicinal look. The CBD food is also intended to taste great without having to forfeit health. While we are an evolving company like every other brand you see out there, we are working hard to embody the best business practices while putting our customers first.
The Center for Food Safety’s assessment of the CBD industry seems accurate and fair. If you want to buy CBD oil, unfortunately it falls on you to research it properly. Here are some of the things you may want to watch out for:
- No CBD lab report
- No ingredients label
- Bad CBD reviews
- CBD products that contains traces of THC
- CBD infused into products with high sugar or saturated fats
So, where does this new innovative wellness product go from here? Is it just a matter of waiting for the FDA’s final rules? Is there more to improving on the products being offered to the public? I’m not sure, but as time goes on, we will undoubtedly find new innovations that are bound to fascinate the public. For me, there is one missing element that I am excited to see come down the pipeline. A better understanding of how to properly dose CBD is very important.
The right CBD dosage is difficult to determine. So far, studies suggest that your weight, condition, tolerance and the prescription drug regimen you are on will dictate how much CBD you should take at a time. Supposedly, people attempting to find out if CBD can help reduce seizures require a large dosage of CBD. CBD does not actually bind to CB receptors in our body, instead it promotes the generation of endocannabinoids (cannabinoids created by our own bodies). CBD will bind to other receptors that directly affect reactions to convulsing, if properly saturated with CBD. Other conditions seem to take much less CBD.
Comprehensive dosing instructions may not come down the pipeline until the medical community truly embraces the medical benefits of CBD. Once they see how this new introduction into people’s lives interacts with drugs, we should start seeing new comprehensive dosing instructions for CBD come down the pipeline. Doctors will also want to know the best mediums to carry it through the body and how to best target certain areas of the body. It’s information I am anxious for, and I know many other people are waiting for it as well.