CBD Topicals 101
With more and more people wanted to get in on the insanely popular and profitable CBD business, companies are going to great lengths to turn a profit. Unfortunately, many CBD producers have resorted to fraud in order to sell their product. Moreover, their fraudulent practices result in successful sales. As a consumer, you would research a product before purchasing and business owners should do the same for their vendors. If you’re going pay money to put your name on something, the product better be good. If not…your business could be in trouble before it even gets off the ground.
What to Look For: Being a Smart Shopper
To get the most out of CBD, it is extremely important to shop smart. In an article published by the Arthritis Foundation, they lay out tips on how to effectively shop for CBD. Because most CBD products in the United States are unregulated, there is lack of quality control. When researching, be sure to look for products that are made in the U.S. with ingredients that are grown domestically. You should look for companies that test in independent laboratories for safety, purity, and potency and can provide a certificate of analysis.
The Right Way to Get in the Game
CBD topicals are growing in popularity as users are receiving the benefits of CBD while being kind to their skin. If you are thinking of starting your own CBD company, a good jumping off point is purchasing wholesale CBD topicals from RAD Extracts.
We at RAD Extracts are a family-owned company based in Colorado. We produce “full spectrum” extracts and input them into oils and topicals. Full spectrum oils are made from multiple compounds and cannibinoids of the cannabis plant. This means that our extract is preserved in a manner closest to the content of the raw cannabis plant, without altering its purity through decarboxylation or oxidation.
Part of what makes us special is that we offer wholesale CBD topicals to start-up companies through our white label program. White labeling refers to when a manufacturer removes their own brand name and logo from the packaging and replaces it with the branding of another company. The advantage of purchasing out wholesale CBD topicals is that you are ensured to receive a product of the highest quality.
At RAD Extracts, we test our plants in an independent laboratory to make sure that they are 100% organic. The CBD is then processed into a full spectrum oil and tested again for potency. The oil is then mixed with your preferred carrier (i.e. lotion or massage oil) and then tested a third time for potency and quality. Finally, we bottle and package the product with your preferred label. With the amount of testing, it is clear that we take pride in our product, so you can ensure that what you’re getting is the best.
You Get What You Pay For
Not every company thinks like we do. Imagine you buy Oreo’s at the store only to open the box and find out they’re Hydrox. Imagine spending money on a glass bottle of Voss only to find out that it is tap water. This duplicity is becoming quite the problem in the CBD industry. For example, in order to sell more product, many companies are lowering the quantity of CBD in their products, diluting it with fillers, such as lotion or oil, thereby enabling them to offer their products at cheap prices and labeling it as CBD lotion when in actuality, it’s lotion with CBD.
Let’s consider everyone’s favorite backyard beef, the hamburger. Many companies are peddling their products as being rich in CBD while, in actuality, the CBD content is like a squirt of ketchup and the filler is the hamburger. This way they can charge $14.99 for an 8oz bottle of lotion with 120mg of CBD. With the lower concentration of CBD, its effectiveness is diminished.
Only CBD products with a high concentration of CBD are going to provide the mental and physical health benefits they were designed for. Now let’s flip our burger analogy (see what I did there?) and visualize the burger as the CBD content and the ketchup as the filler. Obviously, that product will be much more effective, but it’s also going to cost you. Understandably, a lower price is alluring, but why would you pay for something that you know won’t work? Those products are basically broken.