Important Questions to Ask Before You Buy CBD
Today’s CBD market is oversaturated with illegitimate, ineffective, and potentially unsafe products. Surveys and studies have found that countless brands on today’s market have introduced products containing pesticides, lead, and residue from harsh extraction chemicals. Perhaps even more prominently, though, brands are mislabeling their products to put products on the market that contain far less CBD than stated on the label; far more THC than the legal limit or stated on the label; or products advertised as “broad spectrum,” or full spectrum, that only contain CBD isolate, and none of the other cannabinoids and terpenes required to produce an entourage effect.
Thus the most important question to begin with when searching for a CBD product is: does my CBD contain the amount stated on the label? Be sure that your CBD products can be matched to a CoA (certificate of analysis) on the brand website, which should show the product’s THC and CBD levels, as well as its minor cannabinoid content, and sometimes its terpenes. More often than not, you’ll find that CBD products sold at smoke shops or by unreliable brands contain far less CBD than advertised, or worse, may contain too much CBD and present a risk while operating motor vehicles or an undesired “high.”
Legitimate CBD products are third-party tested by independent laboratories, who produce a CoA for the product with data on exactly the amount of cannabinoids contained. Be sure to check the CBD content advertised on your product’s label against the CoA, and to ensure that the THC content is under 0.3% for full spectrum products–or nonexistent, for isolate and broad spectrum products. Do not trust any brand or product that does not have a CoA, as it could contain anything, including harmful chemicals and pesticides.
Goldvana makes it easy to access CoAs for each and every product you purchase, or that you consider purchasing, long before it’s time to make a decision. If you encounter one of our labels physically, you can scan the QR code to navigate to goldvana.com, where the CoA’s can be easily accessed on the product’s respective webpage. Here, you can confirm the cannabinoid content as consistent with what’s stated on our labels. We also assign batch and lot numbers to each round of products, to provide up-to-date results on the specific product you purchased as it tested at the specific time it was formulated. This is also crucial information, since some brands may have produced a product that tested clear months or even years ago, yet more recent batches could deviate from the quality standards and contents on the original CoA. These are crucial quality control considerations to keep in mind as you search for a safe, effective CBD product that is transparently advertised by a reputable company that has your health, wellness, and peace of mind as its top priority.
Moreover, remember that because our water-soluble products allow for more consistent, accurate dosing, due to their high bioavailability, you can rest assured–even beyond our CoAs–that you’ll receive the benefits of the exact amount of CBD that you consume.