February 21, 2020 8:54 am at 8:54 am #1833816
What are takes on the CBD oil. Sounds that it is very helpful to many who use it. So many brands out there which is which?February 21, 2020 10:09 am at 10:09 am #1834074asimpleyidParticipant
the little pharm cbd cream is very good ive heard. a few people i know tried it for joint pains and they said it helped a lot. definitely recommend itFebruary 21, 2020 11:11 am at 11:11 am #1834093mentsch1Participant
One big issue, as with all unregulated areas (incl vitamins) is knowing what you are getting
There are numerous reports testing products and finding the stated concentrations to be no where the actual contents. The FDA has actually put out several warning letters in this regard.
So if you try it, you need to know that you are dealing with a reputable manufactureFebruary 21, 2020 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm #1834122
Yes. Do anyone have experience with good brands? I know there are some top brands if you Google and they definitely aren’t cheap.February 22, 2020 8:37 pm at 8:37 pm #1834261
The Stanley brothers have a fine reputation for their CBD products. Their products are not cheap. They are pioneers in this area and their product testing is rigorous and has been ongoing for over a decade. If you live in an area where hemp is grown you could do some research on local manufacturers and what types of product testing they do.March 2, 2020 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm #1836894
So i looked into Charlottes Web(by stanley brothers), Spruce and CBDistillery as I narrowed down the list. Anyone have experience with these brands? I know charlottes web and spruce are considered premium and trusted companies but are more expensive than cbdistillery which is also known to have positive effects.March 2, 2020 2:51 pm at 2:51 pm #1836933
What kind of testing is done by spruce and distillery? How are their active ingredients (CBDs) measured, is their hemp organically certified, do they grow their own hemp or purchase it from other growers, do the growers use domestic organic seed or Chinese seed, what strains are used in specific compounds, is the hemp domestically grown or imported from China, what is the extraction process they use?
I live in an area with a number of small CBD manufacturers and few can afford the rigorous testing I would expect of a product I would purchase. I will purchase local products that meet the criteria I listed, not because they are cheaper, they are not, but because I like to support local businesses. In my area CBD products are on grocery store shelves, perusing the pricing for like kind, there is little cost variation. A company that doesn’t test, grow or process to my standards isn’t that much cheaper than the local products I would purchase.
CBDs are a relatively new mass market item. With that popularity comes those manufacturers that are simply profiteering and have zero concern with the quality issues I noted above. As always buyer beware.March 4, 2020 1:19 am at 1:19 am #1837474
Most will either cleverly hide or give vague information on their products, but even the ones that do advertise grown in USA who’s to say you can trust it?
Cbdistllery which is much cheaper than the others and considered to be effective advertises as made in USA and lab tested for potency and purity.
But again how can you believe any of these companies?
I know Charlotte’s Web is considered trusted but you can check YouTube reviews for all 3 I’ve mentioned and seems they all have good reviews,which again can be biased so who knows.
Question is if Charlotte’s Web is charging more just becaue they know they have a good name and are trusted. As it is cbd oil is highly overpriced. Of course if it’s effective it is worth it but it still is overpriced currently.
Charlotte’s Web 500 mg goes for 74.99 while Cbdistllery 500 goes for 30. Spruce is also 74.99 but for 750 mg.
Aside for those there are a few other high caliber companies in the same category and level, with similar price range plus or minus.
These 3 happen to appear on many top lists. But again so many companies to choose from even those that are considered premium product.March 5, 2020 3:18 pm at 3:18 pm #1838052
There are tough choices to be made. Charlottes Web is a Stanley brothers product. The hemp that is used for the product is trademarked and a registered organic crop, certified by some accepted authorities in the field. I know local growers (who use Chinese seed) who contract their hemp crops to The Distillery, they are not organic certified. The Distillery does carry a Natural Farming Practices seal but that doesn’t mean it’s organic, NFP does permit many agri chemicals that are not permitted by larger national groups like Tilth. Make up you mind and do some product testing. If organic domestic hemp isn’t important to you buy some CBD products from The Distillery and try them out. Be aware that products from The Distillery do contain low levels of THC.
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