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What really is there in CBD products: laboratory tests are revealing

Laboratory tests by private laboratories and the FDA expose massive fraud in the CBD market. Most products contain much less CBD than what is listed on them, some do not contain CBD, and some contain dangerous substances.

"Negative for cannabinoids" - this is the remarkable result obtained In laboratory tests (FDA), on a range of CBD products, some of which should have been above CBD 20.

This review was made and published in the 2015-16 years, but has the situation improved since then? Many laboratory tests carried out in recent years have all reached the same conclusion - not really.

The latest test was posted just a few days ago, on 25 for April 2019. It was conducted by the CannaSafe laboratory in California And found Because in 17 from 20 the tested products had a lower CBD concentration than that listed on the packaging. Some of the products also contain hazardous solvents that are used in the process of extraction of the CBD, such as Ethylene Oxide.

"Negative for cannabinoids" - results from FDA laboratory tests for various CBD products
"Negative for cannabinoids" - results from FDA laboratory tests for various CBD products

A month earlier, at 14 in March, reporters had edited NBC News New York had their own laboratory tests on CBD products, and found that most of them contained less than the concentration indicated on the packaging. Many even contained less than half the amount of CBD they were supposed to contain, and some of them There was no CBD at all.

A few weeks earlier, February 2019, published two tests conducted on the subject: one of the local news company of the CBS network in the city of Kansas, KCTV, and one of the NBC News in Miami.

In the news KCTV Purchase a wide range of CBD products such as rubber teddy bears, CBD oil, skin creams, and CBD liquid for evaporation with electronic cigarettes. Laboratory tests showed that none of the products purchased contained the amount of CBD indicated on the packaging.

For example, the rubber bears, which were supposed to contain each 15 CBD, contained only 1.4 mg. The skin cream that should have contained CBD 150 contained only 25 mg. The evaporation fluid that should have contained 500 mg contained less than 140 mg.

The rubber teddy bears, which were supposed to be 'Paul-Spectrum, Ie, to contain the entire range of cannabinoids found in the plant, contained only CBD, and as stated, less than a tenth of the declared quantity.

Laboratory results for 'poly-spectrum rubber bears', which in effect contained less than 10% of the guaranteed CBD and did not contain any additional cannabinoids
Laboratory results for 'poly-spectrum rubber bears', which in effect contained less than 10% of the guaranteed CBD and did not contain any additional cannabinoids

In the news NBC 35 has purchased various CBD products from different companies 7. In 20 of 35 samples were less than half the amount of CBD specified on the product packaging, and in some of them there was no CBD.

Among the notable results is one brand of rubber teddy bears marketed to patients recovering from surgery, and should contain a particularly high concentration of CBD 1,000 in each teddy bear. 5 different packaging practice of this brand gained Did not contain any CBD.

"It's alarming and boils," said Chris Martinez, director of Evio Labs who carried out the tests for NBC News. "They work on patients. They buy products that are not going to help them at all. "

In laboratory tests conducted at the University of Virginia And published In January, 2019 in Forensic Science International found even more alarming findings that the researchers defined as "surprising" - synthetic cannabinoids.

In the 4 from the liquid 9 for electronic cigarette vaporization that were supposed to contain "100% natural CBD extracts" was found in the synthetic cannabinoid 5F-ADB, Which was also identified as a major component of a variety of "nice guy'Of all kinds. Israel reported last year About arrest Of a pair in the north that held a large amount of NICE GAI mixture, the active component of which was 5F-ADB.

In 2018 published Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Report on 52 Cases of poisoning caused by CBD oil containing the new synthetic cannabinoid 4-CCB. About 60 of the people who consumed these products, which did not contain CBD at all, came to emergency rooms with symptoms of vomiting, seizures, anxiety, and hallucinations.

Dried herbs sprayed in the 5F-ADB synthetic cannabinoid, seized in Israel last year. Laboratory tests have found cannabinoids in some CBD products
Dried herbs sprayed in the 5F-ADB synthetic cannabinoid, seized in Israel last year. Laboratory tests have found cannabinoids in some CBD products

As can be seen from laboratory tests conducted in other countries, this is not a problem that exists only in the United States. For example, laboratory tests performed in Italy and their results Were published In July 2018 in the Molecules scientific journal found that in 64% of 14 products tested, "CBD levels were significantly lower than those indicated on the package."

One important conclusion is that when purchasing CBD products, it is important to ensure that the site from which they are purchased displays the results of laboratory tests for the products sold. If you do not find laboratory results on the site, you can email them and request them. In the absence of these tests results - it is better not to buy.

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