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How To Find the Best CBD Manufacturer?

September 01, 2022 5 min read

How To Find the Best CBD Manufacturer?

How To Find the Best CBD Manufacturer?

CBD products have been on the rise these past few years. Every advertisement and website has something to talk about in regards to CBD. A consumer can be overwhelmed by the overflow of information. Although most websites are educational, some offer the wrong recommendation, knowingly or unknowingly. Different information that a consumer might want help with is in the choice of products as some companies market their products as pure CBD, with natural ingredients, but one might not be sure if this is the case. This article explains how one can find the best CBD manufacturer and the key points to consider and factor in, among other aspects.

Factors To Consider before Finding the Best Manufacturer

Mbete & Tanamal (2020) explained that the first step before going to the manufacturer is deciding how a person wants to consume a CBD product. There are various CBD products in different forms. They include oils that can be taken sublingually, vaped and smoked, edibles, topical, and hemp flower. The CBD product one chooses based on their specific preferences and the conditions or symptoms they are trying to treat. The second step to consider is finding high-quality products with the right blend of CBD. CBD is available in three different forms. These are full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and CBD isolate. Maayah et al. (2020) explained that the full-spectrum products contain other compounds from the cannabis plant like terpenes and cannabinoids, as they also contain traces of THC. Broad-spectrum products contain all of the compounds in full-spectrum except THC. While CBD isolate is the purest form f CBD, it does not contain terpenes, cannabinoids, or THC. Broad-spectrum and full-spectrum products contain the entourage effect, a benefit of the interaction of cannabinoids and terpenes. Finlay et al. (2020) suggested that CBD isolate products might be less effective as they do not produce the entourage effect.

How To Check for a Legitimate CBD Product Manufacturer

To be sure of the legitimacy of a product, one might want to examine the product's label. Be sure that the label contains the following.

Name and Address of the Manufacturer or Distributor

It is to ensure you know where to go if one has questions or complaints about the product.

The Cannabinoid Contents

It is advised to start low when using CBD products. Other than that, the cannabinoid content will help in dosage. The cannabinoid content also included the concentration in a single taking.

The Ingredients Used

If the product is a full-spectrum or broad spectrum, look for a list of cannabinoids and other compounds, which includes CBDA, CBN, or CBC. Do not purchase products that mention cannabidiol or hemp extract; only list hemp seeds as they are not the same as CBD. Also, evaluate the ingredients list closely to ensure you are not allergic to anything. CBD products contain carrier oils like avocado oil; grapes seed oil; therefore, check the additives used.

The Net Quantity or Weight

This information will let you know how much product is in the package.

The Production and Expiration Date

These dates are necessary to know when one needs to utilize the product to get the most nutritional value. It also prevents you from putting your health at risk due to using expired products.

The Lot, Batch, or Control Number

Atanasov et al. (2015) stated that a batch number is a designation printed on the CBD product that allows you to trace the history of the production of the product. It includes identifying the specific lot produced and manufacturing particulars and control issues.

Guidelines on Using and Storing the Product

This information will help you know how to elongate the shelf life of your CBD product. It is crucial as it means your dosage and getting the most of your product. Some products like capsules might need you to stop taking alcohol, while others have droppers like tinctures as a helper of knowing the dosage measurement.

Warnings/ Contradictions and Side Effects

The information is useful to prepare a person for the risks involved after taking a CBD product. This information also includes what medication should not be taken to avoid medication interaction.

A Reputable Manufacturer

That one who will show a third-party testing result performed outside the company. Most products have a QR code that people can scan with their smartphones.

Evaluate the Product

The product labeling should be evaluated for heavy metal or pesticide analysis. It is mostly situated in the status column, and they say pass if safe for use.

Dosage

Look for the milligrams per milliliter shown; they determine the product's potency.

Sealed and glass packaged products

It is because CBD sticks to plastic containers, and most products will remain in the container. The best manufacturers offer full-spectrum or full-spectrum products as they are more effective than CBD isolates.

Licensed Dealers

Consider buying from manufacturers that have licensed dispensaries or online companies that provide information on their growing and extraction process and their third-party results. Fake companies mostly sell their products in weird places like gas stations r smoke shops. Experts also say that all products sold online on Amazon are fake. It is because Amazon has banned CBD products.

Conclusion

Various CBD products in the market claim to benefit an individual as the consumer. Understanding the different types of CBD and what adds value to one health-wise is the first step to protecting yourself from fake manufacturers of CBD products. When people shop for various CBD products, they should keep in mind the above guidelines to help them gain the optimum benefits of CBD. Remember that reputable manufacturers' products' have well-informed labels with batch numbers, production and expiry date, side effects, and dosing information. They should also have the proper certification to sell CBD products. Keep in mind that Full-spectrum and broad-spectrum are the best products to purchase. Hopefully, you are well loaded with information before purchasing any CBD product.

References

Atanasov, A. G., Waltenberger, B., Pferschy-Wenzig, E. M., Linder, T., Wawrosch, C., Uhrin, P., ... & Stuppner, H. (2015). Discovery and resupply of pharmacologically active plant-derived natural products: A review. Biotechnology advances, 33(8), 1582-1614.

Finlay, D. B., Sircombe, K. J., Nimick, M., Jones, C., & Glass, M. (2020). Terpenoids from cannabis do not mediate an entourage effect by acting at cannabinoid receptors—Frontiers in Pharmacology, 11, 359.

Maayah, Z. H., Takahara, S., Ferdaoussi, M., & Dyck, J. R. (2020). The molecular mechanisms underpin the biological benefits of full-spectrum cannabis extract in treating neuropathic pain and inflammation. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Molecular Basis of Disease, 1866(7), 165771.

Mbete, G. S., & Tanamal, R. (2020). Effect of Easiness, Service Quality, Price, Trust of Quality of Information, and Brand Image of Consumer Purchase Decision on Shopee Online Purchase. Jurnal Informatika Universitas Pamulang, 5(2), 100.