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5 Ways To Identify Real Or Fake CBD 


CBD has been around for many years. Still, it is only recently that it has risen in popularity as the go-to natural compound that many marijuana-skeptics are now raving about.

CBD has various benefits, but it does not mean it is a magical potion that can clear us from the risk of cancer, heart issues, or other diseases. Moreover, although there are exceptionally high-quality CBD brands on the market, there are also manufacturers who are looking to make a quick financial turnaround, even if that means selling harmful CBD products.


Why are fake CBD products harmful?

Fake CBD products are more than just bad because they can cause serious health issues. They can make you ill because of the synthetic materials and hallucinogens found in these fake products.

In 2017, several people in Utah fell ill after using fake CBD products. This natural compound is many things, but it is not harmful, and it is essential not to allow low-quality manufacturers to continue thriving by selling toxic CBD products.

Thankfully, there are many professional brands out there selling high-quality CBD products ranging from oil tinctures to bath bombs, edibles, vape liquids, and more. Sunday Scaries is just one of the many famous brands out there.

If you are curious about CBD and how it can help your body, it is essential to do it the right way. The following are five ways you can distinguish between real and fake CBD products.


How to spot fake CBD products

Check the back for keywords

Authentic CBD products will have specific keywords in the ingredients list such as Certified CBD, Pure cannabinol, Full spectrum, and hemp-derived.

These are vital ingredients and words that must be part of your CBD blend. On the other hand, one component that should not be in your CBD product is a synthetic cannabinoid known as Spice, Mr.Happy, Kronic, Scooby Snax, or K2. This synthetic cannabinoid has caused many people to become ill.

Unlike pure CBD, which is a natural compound, Spice is made up of dried plant materials. Moreover, this drug is sprayed with harmful hallucinogenic chemicals that cause harm to the body.

Read the certificate.

Having the words ‘certified CBD’ printed on the product is not enough to distinguish the good from the fake. A professional brand selling authentic CBD products will have a Certificate of Analysis (CoA) readily available for potential clients on their website or through the QR code.

The CoA verifies the authenticity of the product and proves that the proper cultivation and manufacturing processes are implemented to deliver high-quality CBD products.


Note the extraction process.

A professional brand will be transparent about its extraction process too. As a potential customer, it should be easy for you to find an explanation of the process on the website. The best extraction methods for CBD products are those manufactured by CO2 or alcohol extraction.

Low prices and big promises.

One of the biggest giveaways of fake CBD products is when they are very cheap and offer big promises. Consider high-quality CBD products as tiny investments that come with a significant price — one that reflects the labor and the quality of the product.

Low-quality and potentially harmful CBD products are much cheaper, and they come with big promises. These can include statements such as promising to cure cancer. Through preliminary research, experts have noted the potential benefits CBD can have in slowing down malicious cells' growth. Still, no study proves that CBD can cure any form of cancer.

There must be third-party verifications.

Even with a CoA and a note on the extraction process, you still need third-party verification to establish the CBD product's authenticity. Professional brands will hire third-parties to test their CBD now and then to have recent lab results available on the website for potential customers to access.

Third-party lab results show a high level of professionalism by the brand that is transparent in its manufacturing process. It shows that the brand is willing to allow an outsider to verify the authenticity of its products.

The benefits of using high-quality CBD products

Conducting thorough research to find the right CBD brand can take time, but the investment is worth it. High-quality CBD can deliver impressive health benefits for chronic and mental disorders.

Preliminary studies have shown the potential benefits CBD has on various health issues. This natural compound can ease anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and help slow down the onset of cancer and Alzheimer's disease. CBD can also help with diabetes, weight loss, insomnia, epilepsy, and more. Knowing the life-changing benefits CBD can provide you with, it should come naturally to give your body the highest quality CBD on the market to reap all the benefits of this natural compound.


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