CBD oil is all the rage and many people want to try it. The health hustlers are gearing up to take advantage of the fear of sick people and they have no concern about whether you live or die.
CBD shows promise but we don't really know the details yet and you can be confident that it won't be a miracle drug for everyone. The issue today is that you have no idea what contaminants will be in the product you are buying. CBD is being added to hundreds of products and recent testing is very disturbing. How about these facts as food for thought?
Recent testing of the top-selling 240 CBD products for 300 contaminants showed 70 percent of them to be "highly contaminated" with heavy metals like lead and arsenic, herbicides like glyphosate (the active ingredient in RoundUp) and a host of other contaminants including pesticides, BPA and toxic mold. One product — by Ananda Hemp — contained levels of lead so high, it exceeded by 100 times what the EPA would consider actionable for drinking water.
A lot of hemp in US products is from China where they use hemp to do cover crops. They use it to purposely suck out the pesticides and heavy metals in soil so they can plant food crops next. These hemp crops are being used to make CBD oil. The really scary part is when you have these contaminants in your plant material, and you make CBD oil, you're concentrating it.
Even healthy people should be cautious about taking these products because many of the manufacturers only want your money and are unconcerned about your health. If you are a patient it can be a real risk for you. In your heart you know the hype is overblown so be thoughtful about what you decide to try.
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