May 13, 2021

Beware! Top 7 Dangers You Gotta Know Before Trying New CBD Products

Maybe you’re new to CBD, or maybe you’re hoping to expand your repertoire of CBD oil products. Either way — cool! You’ve obviously seen the light and know how potentially beneficial CBD could be for you.

Regardless of your motivation for shopping around, you should prioritize your safety. Sadly, there are lots of unscrupulous CBD companies and subpar CBD products flooding the market these days. So, it behooves you to become a well-informed CBD consumer.

Pure Craft’s here to grease those wheels of learning. We’ll explain:

  • The red flags associated with CBD products and brands to avoid
  • The hallmarks of high-quality CBD and CBD oil products
  • How to select the right CBD products for yourself
  • What to look for in a reputable CBD retailer
  • How to research CBD products, brands, and producers

OK, are you ready to rumble?

CBDanger, Will Robinson!

We get it — you want all the upsides of your CBD products and none of the downsides. Makes sense.

This is a much simpler and more straightforward goal to accomplish if you know what to be on the lookout for. To this end, check out our handy little list of common hazards to avoid when buying and trying new-to-you CBD products.

Top 7 Dangers To Avoid With Your New CBD Products

#1 Health Claims

CBD products aren’t regulated as drugs, so it’s illegal for companies to make medical claims about their CBD products. It’s unlawful to market the products as dietary or therapeutic supplements or as preventive or remedial treatments for people or animals. This means a CBD product producer or retailer can’t say that CBD “will do XYZ.” It’s like they’re making unsubstantiated guarantees.

CBD companies are allowed to promote their goods as supporting health and wellbeing, though. This often comes in the form of:

  • Illustrating how people have used CBD throughout history
  • Spotlighting academic and scientific studies
  • Suggesting broadly how CBD might be beneficial. (e.g., Instead of CBD can treat a certain mental health condition, you may see something like, “CBD is known to be calming.”)

If you spot health claims on the CBD products you’re considering, best to walk away from them. These claims are a sign that the seller doesn’t know industry rules or doesn’t care enough to adhere to the straight and narrow. With your welfare hanging in the balance, you can assume they’ve applied a similar lack of attention to their products, too.

#2 Dubious Added Ingredients

If the ingredients list on a CBD package looks like refrigerator magnet poetry using only long, complex chemical words — this could mean problems. Some products include additives, fragrances, colorant, flavorings, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, binders, fillers, etc. that just make you wanna go Blech!. Considering that you’re looking to CBD for wellness support, these may be unwelcomed party crashers.

Pure Craft products are free of sketchy, brow-furrowing ingredients. Everything in our products is pronounceable and of the highest quality.

#3 Erroneous Labels

According to various studies of CBD products purchased online and in-store, label accuracy is a considerable issue. The findings showed that:

  • Some labels underreported the amount of CBD (and THC) while others overstated the quantities.
  • The magnitude of error in label vs actual CBD can depend upon the type of CBD product. For example, vape liquids are more frequently mislabeled than CBD oils.

Now, some degree of variance is acceptable and expected. So if the label says there’s 100 mg of CBD but analysis indicates there’s really 115 mg — that should be ok in terms of label accuracy. When you’re dealing with botanicals, there’s always going to be a natural range in potency.

The big caution here is that you need to make sure you’re consuming what you think you’re consuming. You don’t want any rude surprises — like discovering that your CBD product was derived from marijuana (not hemp) and contains an unlawful .7% THC.

#4 Incomplete Cannabinoid Info

This is related to the labeling issues highlighted above. Not only do product packages sometimes misstate the amounts of CBD, they can also omit identifying other cannabinoids. This could stem from lousy labeling processes or inadequate testing of the CBD.

This is a noteworthy danger, again, because ya probably want to know what’s really in your CBD products. And not to find out the hard way that your “CBD isolate” product actually contains .4% THC.

Fortunately, you have a not-so-secret weapon to win this battle: the Certificate of Analysis. Serious CBD companies will have easy-to-access COAs for their products. These docs — preferably from an independent third-party lab — reveal what other cannabinoids are inside your CBD products.

#5 Illicit Products & Sales

We’re not talking about shadowy black market shenanigans here. The main idea here is that you have to watch out for illegal products and disreputable CBD outlets.

Illegal CBD products might include:

  • Ones that contain too much or too little CBD per your state regulations
  • Ones that contain THC or Delta-8 beyond the allowable limit for your state (whether or not you know the product is outlawed!)
  • Food or beverages that are infused with CBD and not explicitly permitted by state law

Some examples of unlawful CBD sales could be:

  • Selling products that are illegal
  • Selling to minors
  • Selling amounts of CBD in excess of state possession limits
  • Selling restricted products to unauthorized buyers (e.g., medical cannabis products )
  • Selling products for off-label use

You don’t want to risk getting caught red-handed. We recommend you:

  • Study up on the CBD laws so you know what’s OK to buy, possess, and use in your state.
  • Steer clear of CBD stores that don’t know or simply ignore applicable CBD laws. Only give your business to up-standing retailers who have knowledgeable staff, a solid track record, and plenty of reviews and market presence.

#6 Wrong CBD Product For You

This may be less of a stereotypical danger and more of an annoyance. But, not selecting the right product for your needs could reap negative outcomes for sure.

At best, your ill-chosen CBD product just won’t be as effective — or effective in the desired way — as you’d hoped. At worst, it could cause you legit harm.

If you use CBD products that aren’t intended for your target purpose or that don’t jive with your particular needs, you could be at greater risk for adverse reactions (We’ll come back to this in a hot sec.) or experiencing disagreeable effects (like feeling sleepy or getting high).

Our recommendation? Carefully evaluate available products. (Shopping online can facilitate this step.) Select ones that align with your specific needs. Be sure to get the highest-quality CBD products — like those capitalizing on nanotechnology! — with the purest CBD possible.

#7 Adverse Reactions

Told ya we’d get to this in short order!

Adverse reactions is our umbrella term for things like:

Lots of things cause adverse reactions, and they’re certainly not a CBD-unique thing. People have adverse reactions all the time to all sorts of things — foods, medicines, environmental pollutants, and so on.

In regards to CBD, you could experience a reaction to the CBD itself or to other ingredients in your CBD product. This is why it’s so critical to know what’s in your CBD tinctures, gummies, etc.

It also underscores the importance of understanding how CBD works in your body and knowing how to use your CBD products properly.

After all, you’re making an investment in your wellbeing and you want the best possible results!

Avoid The Dangers — Only Get Quality CBD Oil Products

There are many perils and pitfalls of CBD products to be aware of. We discussed our Top 7 CBD dangers, which all relate to the CBD product, packaging, producer/seller, or usage.

Luckily, there are plenty of strategies for dodging these bullets. Becoming an educated and engaged consumer is the ticket to finding good (i.e., high-quality and safe) CBD products. This is a worthwhile train to follow so you stay on track, if ya want to protect your caboose, that is.

Pure Craft proudly offers superior CBD products. We’re happy to answer your questions so that you can be a confident consumer.


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