CBD tinctures have become the new craze in healthcare and medicine over the past few years, but what really goes into the products that have everyone ranting and raving? Well, many fraudulent companies have already been exposed for using harmful chemicals, along with dilutors, in order to exploit this spike in popularity. This results in higher profit margins for these fraudulent companies, leaving the customer with a potentially dangerous CBD product that they do not even know much about.
In the past year alone, three companies have been blacklisted by the FDA for unruly business practices involving the manufacturing and sale of cannabidiol (CBD) products. In the past 5 years, a whopping 48 U.S. companies have been placed on this exact list, receiving warning letters from the FDA to either cease operations or comply with the laws and best practices that protect the consumer. The FDA effectively made it clear that there is no room for harmful products in the U.S. cannabidiol markets, yet companies continue to get away with these shady business practices on a daily basis.
According to Leafly, a popular cannabis and cannabidiol publication outlet, two chemicals continue to appear time and time again in lab tests for certain CBD tinctures. These two chemicals are dextromethorphan (DXM) and 5F-ADB, which are two potentially lethal chemicals in high doses. Dextromethorphan is a very popular cough syrup known for its addictive and abusive behaviors, while 5F-ADB has a very similar chemical composition to the synthetic drug K2 (also popularly known as Spice).
UrthLeaf firmly believes that the public should not be left in the dark about these toxic chemicals, which is why they have been completely transparent about every ingredient that goes into their products. UrthLeaf grows all of its hemp organically on farmland in Maine, USA, where pesticides never have and never will touch the hemp plants.
In May 2019, thorough testing was performed on UrthLeaf’s product line by Cannalysis (Santa Clara, CA), a CBD/THC testing lab. After multiple trials, it was determined that UrthLeaf’s CBD line contains ZERO toxic chemicals and is truly 100% organic. No signs of DXM, 5F-ADB, or any other potentially harmful chemicals were found, but rather pure CBD derived naturally from hemp plants.
So why isn’t every company following in the footsteps of UrthLeaf? Why do companies still exist if they’re selling potentially lethal products to unknowing consumers? How can these companies be stopped? Well, companies are doing it for one reason and one reason only: profits. It is much more profitable to dilute a CBD product with non-natural chemicals, or even grow more hemp using pesticides, than it is to pursue the completely organic route. Consumers are unknowingly buying into these products without doing any research, as a certain ‘fear of missing out’ is creeping into the CBD market.
It his HIGHLY recommended that consumers research the products that they are considering before ever putting them into their bodies. It is very difficult to see any short-term side effects by using pesticide or chemical-containing products, but the long term effects can potentially be deadly. The FDA is doing as much as they can to limit the number of dangerous companies entering this market, but ultimately it is up to the consumer to do their own research before deciding on which product to purchase.
Take the safe bet and purchase your next order of CBD products with UrthLeaf here.