Have you been wondering what CBD brand to go with?
Hey, we get it — paralysis by analysis is a real thing. So is FOMO. There are so many CBD brands to choose from that it can be hard making any choice that feels right!
This blog is designed to help. In it we’ll be going over what you should look for in a brand before highlighting some brands that meet and exceed our criteria:
- Is CBD the new wild west?
- Things to look for in your next CBD product
- CBD brand spotlight
Is the CBD the new wild west?
In 2017 a somewhat scandalous report was published by the University of Pennsylvania, finding that up to 70% of CBD products were mislabeled . As recently as last year, follow-up reports have indicated that things aren’t much better.
“It is the role of federal agencies to ensure a safe and transparent consumer marketplace — but the C.B.D. market is currently the wild west,” Grocery Manufacturers Association president Geoff Freeman told Food Business News . To this day CBD products are still poorly regulated, poorly marketed, and poorly produced.
Long story short, many CBD products can’t be trusted. In this wild west, much like the original one, consumers have mostly just been left to fend for themselves...
Things to look for in your next CBD product
There is one bad-product-repellant, however, education. Knowing what to look for in a CBD product can save you both time and money. It can also save your health!
Here’s a list of things to look for in any CBD product:
- 3rd party lab testing
- Lab tests available online
- “Clean” extraction methods
- Accurate labeling
- Pure carrier oils
If the product you’re looking at doesn’t have all these things, you may want to pass. And this is just the start — bonus points for brands that go the extra mile by getting special certifications (like the USDA organic or US Hemp Authority certification, for example). You can also tell a lot about a brand by their product reviews.
CBD brand spotlight
At leaf gift, we hold our products to all of the above standards and more. Many CBD brands simply don’t make the cut! And that means what you get in our CBD subscription boxes is the best of the best.
Our first box is going out to our curators and to folks passionate about the CBD space. This wouldn’t have been possible without our first vendors for taking a chance. The brands we feature include:
The brand: CBDism
Product benefits: Relaxing bath bombs infused with CBD oil. Sweet and tangy gummy bears packed with 50mg of CBD in each bear!
The brand: Winged Wellness
The product: Relaxation gummies
Product benefits: 10mg CBD gummies with added chamomile, lemon balm extract, and L-theanine to promote mental relaxation and relieve stress.
The brand: Kingsley CBD, LLC
The product: Pet Tinctures
Product benefits: Bacon flavored CBD tincture your pet is sure to love!
The brand: New World CBD
Product benefits: Coconut scented CBD cream to help with pain relief. Lemon scented roll-on with 500mg of CBD to ease stubborn aches and pains.
The brand: King of Hemp
The products: Pre roll
Product benefits: Pre-roll that offers a smooth and robust flavor courtesy of organically grown flower.
The brand: Hakuna supply
Product benefits: 1 ounce of CBD infused coffee grounds will make three delicious 8 ounce cups of coffee. Pre-rolled joints packed with 27mg of CBD can help ease stress and anxiety.
Wrapping things up
Getting access to premium CBD products should be simple — and now it can be. Check out our complete vendor list here, or just subscribe here if you’re ready to get your subscription up and running already!