How We Pick Our CBD Brands
Many of us have incorporated cannabidiol, or CBD, into our daily lives. We’ve found promise in this cannabinoid, believing it betters our personal health and wellness treatments. However, people still have a difficult time deciding which CBD brands to trust. Is what you’re taking a high-quality product? Did it undergo third-party lab testing? These are the types of questions we must ask in order to know whether or not to trust a CBD company.
If you’ve shopped with CBD Choice before, you know that we offer the best customer service for buying CBD online. But did you know that we’ve also developed our very own vetting process for deciding which CBD products and brands to carry on our site?
Our rigorous vetting criteria stems from a fundamental need within the CBD industry: consumer trust. With so many CBD brands out there, it can be difficult for consumers to know who to trust. We wanted to create a space where CBD users could shop freely, knowing each and every product meets a certain expectation and quality standard.
We are proud of our vetting criteria and proud of the brands that have met this criteria, partnering with CBD Choice to offer you one of the largest selections of high-quality products found anywhere on the market.
However, it’s important to understand why we felt the need to develop vetting criteria for how we pick our CBD brands in the first place. Let’s take a look.
The Unsavory Side of the CBD Industry
While we love and trust all the brands found at CBD Choice, not all brands think alike. Many untrustworthy players in the CBD market simply wish to profit from this blossoming industry. Because of this, they may not care about the health and safety of consumers.
These brands will sell you fake CBD, they’ll lie about third-party lab testing, they’ll offer products not derived from hemp sourcing, and more. Why does this matter?
- Fake CBD products sometimes contain dangerous chemicals, including artificial cannabinoids.
- Products that aren’t properly third-party lab tested may contain harmful manufacturing byproducts such as heavy metals, residual solvents, and pesticides.
- CBD products not derived from hemp sourcing most likely come from marijuana, meaning your products might contain high concentrations of THC, which induces intoxicating side effects.
These reasons, among others, are why CBD Choice decided to thoroughly vet each and every CBD company we work with. We want you to browse our site worry-free, knowing that we wouldn’t sell you anything we wouldn’t take ourselves. And that’s a CBD Choice guarantee. Now, let’s take a look at our criteria so that you can learn what we look for in our CBD brands!
The CBD Choice Vetting Process
Third-Party Lab Testing
When looking for trustworthy CBD brands, the first thing we look for is third-party lab testing results. What is third-party lab testing? It’s when a CBD company sends its products into an independent laboratory for quality testing. Companies must use a private laboratory to run their testing as private labs are not affiliated with the CBD industry and do not profit from a particular product or brand's quality.
Shady CBD companies will sometimes claim “in-house quality testing” of their products, but statements like this should be ignored.
Instead, we always look for independent lab testing. These tests show that a CBD product contains the advertised amount of CBD. It can also show the amount of THC (if any) present in a particular product, whether or not that product contains any harmful manufacturing byproducts, and can even show if a CBD product was made from hemp grown with pesticides or herbicides.
At CBD Choice, we exclusively stock CBD brands that utilize third-party lab testing. In this way, we can ensure that all of our products:
- Contain what they say they do, as advertised.
- Contain real CBD.
- Do not contain excessive amounts of THC (the legal limit is 0.3% THC for CBD products).
- Do not contain heavy metals, residual solvents, or other manufacturing byproducts.
Responsible Hemp Sourcing
Hemp sourcing comprises another critical factor of our vetting process. Does a CBD company source responsibly-grown hemp, free from pesticides and herbicides? Was that hemp grown in the USA in a legal hemp growing operation? These are the types of questions we ask when vetting CBD brands for our site.
Hemp farming is a difficult practice, but it can be very rewarding if done right. This is why we look for CBD companies that are partnered with pilot program hemp farms. Because the cannabis industry is still young across the United States, many individual states have implemented cannabis pilot programs. This means that approved farmers are allowed to grow a certain acreage of cannabis plants, including hemp plants, for medicinal purposes such as CBD products.
These pilot programs must abide by state agricultural laws. As such, hemp pilot programs offer high-quality hemp, which can be used to create high-quality products.
In addition, when vetting a CBD company, we look to see if their hemp sourcing practices include the use of pesticides or herbicides. We favor brands not using these detrimental chemicals, as they can have a negative impact on the environment and the CBD products we consume.
Quality Products, Every Time
We are not here just to sell you CBD oil. On the contrary: we are connoisseurs of this industry, we study CBD, advocate for CBD, and most importantly, we take CBD oil. It is why CBD Choice won’t sell you anything we wouldn’t take ourselves. If a particular product doesn’t line up with our quality standards for what a product should provide, we won’t carry it.
Why? As a CBD company unaffiliated with any one brand, we stand in a unique position to purvey the quality of various products throughout the CBD marketplace. When a brand approaches us to be included on our site, we not only vet their products, but we take their products. If we aren’t wowed, you won’t be either.
CBD Choice: We Inspect So You Know What to Expect
At CBD Choice, we’ve curated one of the largest online inventories of CBD products from all of the top CBD brands on the market. Our vetting process ensures that nothing slips through the cracks, meaning all your favorite products found here are safe and ready to go!
When choosing CBD for your health and wellness treatment, you want to know that what you’re putting into your body is safe, effective, and free from contaminants, as advertised. With CBD Choice, you can take your CBD worry-free, every time.