CBD Plus USA setting standards for labeling ahead of regulation
The legalization of CBD for medical use is transforming the way conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety and sleep disorders are managed. Even more exciting are the ongoing studies that are revealing the effects of CBD on more serious diseases including types of cancers.
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a natural chemical compound derived from the hemp plant. It’s one of 85 cannabinoids found in hemp. Unlike fellow cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it does not produce any feelings of intoxication or euphoria. Simply, it doesn’t get you high.
Despite legal steps forward, gray areas still exist — particularly in labeling requirements on CBD-containing products. Currently, there are no federal regulations that set standards for product labeling and consistency. While some CBD producers are taking advantage of the lack of regulations to cut corners, Oklahoma-based CBD Plus USA implements ethical testing and labeling processes. This emphasis on accuracy ensures that CBD Plus USA provides the best possible product.
“We prioritize testing and labeling in our manufacturing process because we want our customers to know exactly what they’re getting,” vice president of CBD Plus USA Jake Chilcoat said. “That isn’t a guarantee with other companies.”
Why labeling matters
The Food and Drug Administration has yet to release firm labeling guidelines for CBD despite its being safe for medical use. Certain states, like Indiana, have requirements in place that monitor allowable traces of THC in CBD products, but a nationwide labeling standard doesn’t exist. This lack of structure means products can have inconsistent levels of active CBD or misleading labels.
CBD Plus USA isn’t waiting for a federal ruling to make them do the right thing. The business uses ethical methods in every part of their process.
“Labels should be created to reflect test results,” Chilcoat explained. “For example, some CBD businesses will sell a 1,000-milligram bottle of CBD that says 30 percent active. That is confusing for the consumer. Why not just label it as 300 milligrams? It’s not fair for the customers to pay for 1000 milligrams only to get 300 milligrams.”
CBD Plus USA avoids misrepresentation by testing products for the level of active CBD in each batch. The product labels will list the amount of CBD customers are getting in the product. With testing, some variance can occur, meaning there could be slightly more or less CBD in the product than listed. All CBD Plus USA products have an average of 5 percent variance in labeling, making it one of the most accurate CBD options available.
“We’ve got some of the only consistent products on the market. We purchase large hemp crops at one time and we only buy from two farms,” said Chilcoat.
He explained that purchasing large crops from the same two trusted farms ensures that the hemp plants used in manufacturing are similar in CBD levels.
“All of this helps us control the quality of our products.”
For those new to CBD use, CBD Plus USA not only provides the best products, but also expertise and guidance.
“Our employees are well-trained in presenting information to customers,” Chilcoat said. “Educating our community about CBD is a huge part of our business.”
Just like any other medication taken orally, people should know the recommended amount of CBD to consume based on their age or size and what other ingredients are present in the item. CBD Plus USA employees know the products and can make the right recommendation based on customer needs and preferences.
Customers can purchase CBD in the form of oil drops, chewable gummies or even topical lotions. Oil drops can be placed under the tongue or infused into food items like olive oil, fruit smoothies and coffee. With the right expertise, customers can find a product that’s perfect for them.
CBD helps people manage pain and live their lives to the fullest. Chilcoat recognizes the potential of the industry and the good that CBD does. He and his team want to create and sell products the right way.
“We wanted to be in this business because we knew others would start selling to solely earn profit and take advantage of people. We create great products and label accurately because we’re passionate about what we do, and we think it’s the right thing to do for the customer.”
For more information about CBD Plus USA and CBD products, or to find your nearest store location, visit www.cbdplususa.com or call 1-833422-3758.
This article is sponsored by CBD Plus USA.
CBD Plus USA has high standards for product testing and labeling.