CBD...Could Be Deadly?

CBD products are found everywhere these days: pharmacies, convenience stores, health food stores, retail establishments, medical offices. With so many options, it can be tough to decide what to buy. Did you know that CBD is an unregulated product? That’s right, there are NO standards for quality or purity. Anyone can put anything in a bottle, slap a CBD label on it and sell it as CBD oil.

Most readily available CBD oil is a concentrated extract derived from the hemp plant. Hemp is a fibrous plant and will absorb the contents of soil in which it is planted. The starting material is a strong indicator of product quality; however, much of the CBD oil available are derived from hemp grown oversees in conditions not overseen by the final manufacturer of the product sitting on the shelf. Poor conditions grow poor hemp and poor hemp makes a poor end product.The final concentration of the CBD oil contains not only useable CBD, but all of the other materials absorbed from the soil by the starting plant.

Investigations have shown that many CBD preparations are subpar and may even be dangerous. Although many manufacturers advertise products that are lab-tested, they are often under tested. A thorough laboratory test should include product potency, concentrations of cannabinoids, presence of any microbial agents, residual solvents, mycotoxins, and pesticides. Many products are tested for potency only and are often mislabeled.

Although CBD has been generally accepted as safe by the WHO (World Health Organization), this safety depends on what else is in the bottle. To an immunocompromised patient, the presence of bacteria, fungus, mold, etc. could be extremely dangerous, even fatal. Be careful of what you buy. Always check the lab results for extensive testing; potency is not enough. Peninsula Holistics Full Spectrum Hemp Extract is lab-tested and locally produced; our stringent testing process assures that all products are free from heavy metals, pesticides, and other harmful contaminants. We stand behind our product and are proud to offer a quality product made of the finest starting materials. Swing by our Wellness Center and ask how you may benefit from a daily CBD regimen.