This is quickly becoming a category that consumers need to watch out for, the “Snake Oil” that says it’s not because they got some endorsements.
The only endorsement that matters for hemp consumers is “How natural are the ingredients?” and does it work for “Your body.” As a general rule hemp works, you don’t need to do too much to it, but consume it in a way your body likes it and can absorb it. Don’t over think it.
Products that look over-engineered, most likely are. All you have to do is look at how many advisors they have and “experts” they’ve collected like an “island of misfits” looking for the wrong direction. Too many advisors on a website means there are too many cooks in the kitchen.
Hemp products only need a couple things. Here is a simple hemp product equation for consumers to help you find good, natural and affective products.
Hemp Extract (CO2, Ethanol, Spagyric, et) + Carrier Oil (MCT, Coconut, Hemp seed, Olive Oil, Avocado Oil) + Special Ingredients (Turmeric, essential oils, flavorings, chemical compounds that are not good for long term use)= Hemp Product
Here is one of the worst ingredients list on a hemp product label.
You don’t need the following ingredients in any hemp product you use: silica, monolaurin, quillaja saponaria, ascorbyl palmitate, alpha tocopherol.
These types of products are the worst on the market. If you notice the ratio of Hemp Oil to CBD, 36 mg to 3 mg. What percentage of 36 does 3 represent? Around 12%. This means if they started with oil that was 12% CBD, they’re starting with the lowest quality oil in the world, which comes from Europe. Most of these companies developed their products with cheaper oil from Europe and then they had to engineer a product that deliverd the low grade oil in an effective way to create a “hemp” product.
Meanwhile in Colorado, Kentucky, and other American hemp meccas the raw oils are testing between 50–90% CBD.
We normally don’t say things like this, but if you have a product like this then any other hemp product you try will be better for your body.
Products like these were created to have the longest possible shelf life, not help you have the longest possible shelf life.
The product in the photo has Monolaurin in it, which is used in the production of ice cream, margarine, and spaghetti. And in manufacturing, monolaurin is used in making cosmetics, detergents, and insecticides. They used this to prolong the shelf life, not make a good product.
This product contains ascorbic palmitate. One study says, “The lipid component of ascorbic acid-6-palmitate contributes to the generation of oxidized lipid metabolites that are toxic to epidermal cells.” Simply, ascorbyl palmitate doesn’t help the skin grow, it slowly breaks the skin down. Why do you need this in something that you take daily? Unless you’re trying to make the consumer sick.
There is another preservative in this formula, alpha-tocopherols. High doses of alpha-tocopherol in supplements can cause hemorrhages and interrupt blood coagulation in animals. Why would you put this in a hemp tincture?
Quillaja saponaria in low doses has been shown to be good to depress cardiac respiratory activity. Taking too much of it is highly toxic and causes liver damage. Why would you add this to a hemp extract? Isn’t hemp healing enough?
Why not just start with a high quality hemp ingredients from the beginning?
Avoid products like these and find a natural and organic hemp product without: Monolarin, Quillaja Saponaria, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Alpha Tocopherol, Water
Please read ingredients on all things you consume to become an enlightened consumer.