CBD Tips: What To Look For When Shopping
by Caitlin March
From The New York Times to the Today Show, it’s hard to go a day without reading or hearing about hemp CBD. Yet, despite the public’s quick adoption, the U.S. hemp industry is still relatively new and is thus unregulated by the FDA and USDA. This means that it is the responsibility of each company to hold itself accountable for its quality. Unfortunately, this also means there are companies out there that are not being entirely truthful about what is (or is not) in their product.
If you’re in the market to try CBD, here are some quick tips for what to look for to find a quality brand:
1. Ensure you receive third-party lab results.
This is key! Because it's an unregulated industry, third-party verified lab results show exactly what is and what is not included in your oil. “Third-party” means that the product was sent to an unbiased company for testing. Premium hemp CBD oil company Populum started with a mission of quality and transparency. Keeping in line with this goal, Populum holds itself to the highest standard by conducting multiple in-house and third-party lab tests to ensure the quality of the products. Before an order is shipped out, Populum tests every single batch for toxins and to certify the CBD concentration by an independent third-party lab. To help customers understand what they’re taking, they provide a copy of third-party lab results in every box. With the lab results, customers can see the purity of the oil while also ensuring that each Populum product is free of any toxins.
2. Look for the Remedy Review Seal of Approval.
Remedy Review is a hemp product review site that sources the best and safest hemp products by working alongside a board of medical professionals. Citing medical journals and evidence-based articles, Remedy Review is a resource that we need in the hemp industry with the lack of regulation and rapid saturation of the market. Populum’s premium full-spectrum hemp CBD oil products were recently awarded the Remedy Review Seal of Approval after robust independent testing. For people buying CBD online, Remedy Review is the only product review site that uses third-party testing to advance the wellness of consumers and hold brands accountable.
3. Make sure there is a trial period.
What if you don’t like CBD? Or it doesn’t do what you thought it would? When choosing between brands, make sure there is a trial period option to try out the product and make sure it’s what you expected.
Populum is the first brand in the industry to offer a risk-free trial. You get 30 days to try Populum, and if you decide you don’t like it, no problem! You can return it for a full refund. No sample sizes. No catch. Just pure peace of mind.
4. Read the reviews.
Since the industry is unregulated by the FDA and USDA, CBD companies can not make health claims. If you see a company that is claiming their product can cure or fix illnesses or ailments, that should be a red flag! You can, however, read the reviews from real-life customers on how they used CBD and what effect it had on them. For example, Populum has more than 900 verified customer reviews. Take a look.
Also, make sure to look at unbiased third-party sites to see how CBD brands stack-up.
5. Ask Questions!
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Wherever you are at in your CBD journey, Populum’s team is here to help. It’s important that you are totally informed on what you’re receiving before purchasing, so don’t be afraid to call us at (855) 872-2772 or send us an email at [email protected].