Not all CBD products are created equal

Learn why FDA approval means batch-to-batch consistency and safety established by extensive studies

CBD 101:
See through the CBD clutter
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It seems like every day we hear about a new CBD (cannabidiol) product that can be used for one ailment or another. In reality, few of the health benefits claimed by CBD products have any scientific backing, and most products have not been clinically tested or approved. When CBD products are used by people with medical needs, like reducing seizures, how do you know the product you’ve selected will actually achieve what it claims? Can you trust that the content of each bottle is consistent? And most importantly, do you know if it’s been tested to understand potential side effects?

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Almost 70% of non–FDA approved CBD products tested did not have the amount of CBD stated on the label.

So, what’s in the bottle?

Some non–FDA approved CBD products have been studied and were found to contain a variety of contaminants and had incorrect labeling.

What’s in non–FDA approved CBD?

Did you know that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a CBD product that was widely studied in clinical trials?

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Every year since 2015, the FDA has issued warning letters to companies for making fraudulent health claims about their CBD products.

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When comparing an FDA-approved product to one you can buy online or at dispensaries, studies have found non–FDA approved products can have wildly inconsistent levels of CBD.

What’s the difference?

The Clean Label Project, an organization dedicated to bringing truth and transparency to product labeling, tested over 240 CBD products for CBD content, THC, heavy metals, pesticides, and plasticizers.

What did these products really contain?

Only FDA-approved CBD products can be legally marketed for specific medical uses.

What exactly is FDA approval?

FDA regulations require label accuracy and rigorous testing for efficacy and safety.

What does that mean for CBD products?

From scientist-controlled growing techniques to packaging and quality control testing, the FDA-approved CBD manufacturing process is a fascinating look into the future of medicine.

How is CBD extracted?
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