The dangers of purchasing unregulated CBD

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The dangers of purchasing unregulated CBD

The dangers of purchasing unregulated CBD 

Unfortunately, due to its rise in popularity, there is a massive influx of unregulated CBD products on the local market. Buyers have to be ever vigilant in terms of what they’re purchasing and where they’re purchasing it from.

In this article, we’ll look at some important things to keep in mind when purchasing CBD oil online…

Poorly manufactured and unregulated CBD oil can truly do more harm than good. As previously mentioned, due to the rise in popularity of CBD, there has also been a rise in shady businesses that only care about profit. Your experience and safety with CBD is not a concern of theirs. Here are some common errors that first-time buyers make:

  • Price

The number one mistake buyers make when purchasing CBD oil, is opting for the less expensive (or cheap) product. As the age-old saying goes, you get what you pay for, and this could not be more true when it comes to CBD. Cheap CBD products are cheap for a reason. They could contain inferior (and sometimes dangerous) ingredients, a CBD content that is much lower than what’s being sold to you, and sometimes, even a product that contains zero CBD at all. There’s a reason that CBD is generally quite expensive, and it comes down to the extraction method, the ingredients, and the employment of highly qualified professionals who know what they’re doing. 

  • Type

We know… All the terminology can get a little confusing. CBD, THC, CBG, CBN – it can be hard to keep track sometimes. But it’s incredibly important to first know what you’re after, and second, know the difference! The two main types of products that you will come across on will be CBD isolate and broad-spectrum CBD. CBD isolate is basically purified CBD that has been extracted and isolated from all of the other cannabinoids. Broad-spectrum CBD however, will contain majority CBD, as well as other cannabinoids that naturally occur in the cannabis plant. Our customers can rest assured that every product we offer contains less than 0.001% THC and will have no psychoactive effects.

  • Effects

It’s vital to understand that CBD is simply not a miracle cure, despite what some sellers will tell you. A lot of people get disappointed when not seeing immediate results, but as we often point out, CBD is just one part of a larger pain management plan. We urge you to draw up this plan with your healthcare professional/s, as things like dosage, delivery methods, and time all come into play. One must also remember that, as a supplement, CBD is meant for just that. To supplement an already healthy and balanced lifestyle. CBD cannot cure a bad diet, lack of exercise or lack of sleep.

Why Us?

At we take the initiative to only list products from established and highly respectable local and international brands. By dealing with such brands, we know that the products are quality controlled by the strictest safety and legal standards. We also meet all of the South African guidelines and regulations set out in the government gazette.

But we don’t just leave it at that! Because we want the full trust of our customers, we conduct our own random independent testing. Every product that we sell abides by the strictest quality controls at all times, and all claims made by manufacturers are backed up by third-party laboratory results.

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Disclaimer: We recommend consulting with a qualified medical doctor or veterinarian when preparing a treatment plan for any and all diseases or ailments. Do not exceed more than 20mg of CBD(Cannabidiol) in your daily dose as per South African government regulations. Regulation amending s22(A)2 of the Medicine and Related Substance Act, 1965 (Act no.101 of 1965) Published 23 May 2019