This is the fourth installment of our 5 part Series on the Great CBD Debate. You can go back and read any of the previous installments like The Classification of CBD, The Legality of CBD, or The Benefits of CBD. In this article I want to talk about The Supplement Category CBD is part of and what it means to you
**DISCLAIMER: this is not to be used as legal advice. I am not a lawyer, consult with one if you feel the need before buying or selling CBD products in your state.**
One of the reasons stated that CBD isn't legal in every state is because it is hard to control. Since supplements are not strictly regulated, you could be buying something other than what you think you are getting. It is no different than any other product that is considered a supplement.
The FDA is who regulates both "finished" dietary supplement products and dietary ingredients. "The FDA regulates dietary supplements under a different set of regulations than those covering "conventional" foods and drug products."
According to the FDA, "The law defines dietary supplements in part as products taken by mouth that contain a "dietary ingredient." Dietary ingredients include vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and herbs or botanicals, as well as other substances that can be used to supplement the diet.... Federal law does not require dietary supplements to be proven safe to FDA's satisfaction before they are marketed. For most claims made in the labeling of dietary supplements, the law does not require the manufacturer or seller to prove to FDA's satisfaction that the claim is accurate or truthful before it appears on the product."
If this is truly a cause for concern, why not change the laws of regulation? Why not hold companies accountable for the ingredients in their product? Wouldn't that be the easiest and wisest choice?
The only things that are truly regulated, and/or have clinical trials in this country are pharmaceuticals. Even then, clinical trials can be skewed in their findings and drugs are pushed through before they are truly tested. That leaves us to deal with unknown side effects that can be dangerous. Look at Tamiflu. Psychotic epidoses, and suicide just to name a few known side-effects. Yet this past winter, it was prescribed A LOT. So many drugs have horrific side effects. The onus with supplements falls on us too. Do your own research and buy from a reputable company that sells reputable products.
Places like GNC, Wal-mart, Walgreens, Target and the like are NOT good places to buy your supplements. They are not always what they are sold as. Many have fillers which help no one. Look at Vitamin Shoppe , Natures Sunshine (MLM company but sells great products), Standard Process or a local health food store/co-op that you trust to sell good products. I am not affiliated with any of these companies. I buy their products because I like them.
I have CBD back on my website, along with other products you can buy from my supplier. Rest assured I use these products and know they are what they say they are. Should you have any questions, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a wonderful day.
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