Why do some people report zero benefits from taking CBD oils?
Did you know true CBD is not legal to sell on Amazon, eBay and similar platforms?
Are you aware of the many nuances of the “CBD” marketplace?
Let us help explain:
CBD products purchased from Ebay, Amazon and similar online platforms have been found to contain NO CBD’s, or lack an acceptable and beneficial dosage of CBD. Incredibly, they are said to be found inconsistent with containing any actual CBD!
This is why people who have purchased CBD products from Amazon, eBay, etc have reported ZERO results.
We get it, we shop at Amazon too! Its a great place to get all kinds of things and quickly.
Lets take a look at some recent findings which also explains why we are so passionate about this subject.
In November 2017, researchers bought 84 CBD products online and tested their contents.
Here is what they found:• Only about a third of the 84 products tested contained the same amount of CBD stated on the labels.• Over 40 percent of the products tested had less CBD than advertised.• 26 percent had more CBD than what their labels stated.• One in five products had enough THC to cause a possible failed drug test for pot use.
This is all according to this research letter published November, 2017 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
And a more recent finding by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation found CBD products contaminated with Pesticides!
Thats a big problem!
Look at these FDA issued Warning Letters and Test Results for Cannabidiol Related Products dating back to 2015.
What? Test results from CBD products with ZERO CBD (cannabinoids)?
If all of this makes your head spin, here is why the “CBD” on Amazon, eBay thing may make you really mad.
Amazon avoids anything controversial that will tarnish their brand reputation and has a prohibited items list specifically prohibiting CBD from being sold on the platform. As such, be very wary of any CBD products that you see there that are breaking the rules.
And guess what some of these sellers are doing to “get around” this limitation?
They are selling just the oil from hemp and NOT the extracted CBD, and certainly not the 220 compounds from Cannabinoids, Terpenes, and Flavonoids that are a must for results. Read more about those here.
In addition, that hemp oil only product is certainly not created using expensive critical fluid extraction processes that are required to extract CBD and its healing compounds from the Hemp Flower.
Just the oil from hemp is like running cold water over coffee berries, drinking this water and expecting results from caffeine.
This will not work because coffee berries have to first be processed into coffee beans. Then, these coffee beans have to then be processed into coffee. Then, the coffee itself has to be brewed to create a chemical reaction at a certain temperature. And thats how you get a good cup of coffee!
(photo: fresh coffee berries in their “pre-bean”, “pre-coffee” state)
Coffee berries have to be processed several ways to make the cup of “coffee” we all know and love.
Similarly, just the oil from Hemp can have some cbd (read the test results above to see what we mean by “some”), but when you actually go through the proper process of extraction from hemp, it results in cannabinoids, terpenes, flavinoids and more. So clearly, CBD is only one compound that is required for actual results.
It’s also known that some companies are simply relabeling their products so they can get on Amazon – but the point still stands – none are supposed to be there. And if sellers are going through this much trouble to mislead Amazon and defraud you, then who knows what is actually in the bottles?
We can’t wait for the day that this isn’t an issue anymore. Amazon, eBay, the FDA and more are trying to stop this, but there is just no way that they can catch every single bad actor out there.
We choose to spend our resources on research and development and not figuring out how to get around “the system” to mislead people and commit fraud.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, the FDA has approved only one CBD product containing the non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD (cannabidiol) with the required compounds. Its an oral solution called Epidiolex and will cost you $32,500 annually.
Although we can not legally make health care claims, one might say that our product compared to theirs via High-Performance Liquid Chromatography will reveal very similar contents at a fraction of the price. (High-performance liquid chromatography is a technique in analytical chemistry used to separate, identify, and quantify each component in a mixture.)
To keep it simple, not all CBD products are created equal.
That “CBD-infused” bottle of water that you just bought from your local health food store? It might not have any CBD in it at all!