Why This May Not Have Worked for You. How it Might.
We hear it all of the time, "I've tried it, and it doesn't work for me".
We believe them.
Well, actually... we believe that they think they've tried it, and that whatever they tried didn't work.
Two major things happened as a result of the legalization of Hemp extracts (CBD/CBG) in the United States. 1) People were given access to an incredible supplement that was, in our opinion, inappropriately prohibited to begin with. 2) Some less than well intended people began cashing in on bogus products labeled "CBD", and some well intended but under researched people were doing the same.
There is little to no government oversight on supplements, including Hemp Extracts. The FDA, for the most part, is only concerned with any health claims made about supplements that they have yet to verify.
This is a double edged sword. The regulation process can take years, and costs the manufacturer a lot of money. This would drive up the price of supplements significantly, and stifle much of the innovation happening in the budding Hemp industry (pun unintended). The lack of oversight, however, means that people could wrap up a tuna fish sandwich, and label it "CBD"., which results in that statement, "I've tried it, and it doesn't work for me."
How Do I Choose the Real Thing?
Admittedly, there are some people out there who will not benefit. It's the same with any substance or supplement on the planet. Some people have much higher tolerances, or are completely unaffected by something that other people may be hyper-sensitive to. But, we believe that the majority of those who have been disappointed simply have not tried a quality product, or one formulated for their specific goals.
The very first, and most important, thing you want to know is if the product has been tested by an independent 3rd party lab. This is something that all reputable businesses will have done on their own. This proves to the customer that they are getting what's being advertised.
The next thing you want to check is the concentration. How many milligrams of CBD are you receiving per dose or container? The higher the concentration, the higher the price. You may either not be getting enough, or getting more than you really need, depending on your tolerances and goals. Either way would be a waste. A good average starting point would be 1000 mg per ounce, or about 25 mg per dose. The amount you take at this concentration can be easily adjusted for tolerances.
Check the other ingredients. This is important for a few reasons. First of all, are the other ingredients beneficial to your specific goals, or is it a generic carrier oil? And, if it is only CBD isolate and a carrier oil, is it a quality oil?
CBD is used for a number of things - anxiety, sleeplessness, pain, skin conditions, etc... There has been a lot of promising research supporting its effectiveness, not to mention the testimony of tens of thousands. We hear all of the time about wonderful things it has done for people. And, the extract alone may help for all of those things and more, but it is most effective when paired with other ingredients targeting each specific problem.
Examples of this would be a topical for pain that uses Hemp Extract, Arnica Oil, Camphor, etc..., as opposed to relying solely on the CBD to do the job. Or, Pain Drops that also use Curcumin and Piperine, instead of just CBD and Olive Oil.
Price is another thing to consider. If you are paying $90 - $100 for 1500 mg per ounce or less, you are paying too much. Plain and simple. You can find the highest quality Hemp Extract products at nearly half the price at mysandcreek.com. And, save even more when you buy the Pain Relief Combination!
On the other hand, if you are paying less than $40 for the same concentration, you might want to take a close look at who you are buying this product from.
We strongly recommend that if you have tried and been disappointed with Hemp Extracts, that you follow these guidelines and try again. You may be pleasantly surprised.