CBD Oils & Tinctures, What’s In the Bottle?

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Hello everyone CEO Olivia here continuing our deep dig into CBD, cannabinoids & endocannabinoids. Today I’m barking about knowing what’s in the bottle.

The CBD industry has exploded in the last few years & governments are still catching up. In many places, CBD oils & tinctures are still not regulated which means no one in authority is checking to see if what’s being claimed on the label is actually what’s inside the bottle. Unethical CBD manufacturers inflate or lie about the CBD content in their products. Worse they may be selling products that may be contaminated with heavy metals or pesticides, or who knows what.

Before purchasing, there’s something you need to do called, “due diligence”. It’s a fancy way of saying do some digging & sniffing (research) before buying. First, make sure the company has a good reputation. Ask your circle of friends what they use for their good dogs. Google some reviews of a product your considering as well.

Another important step is to check for something called, third party testing. Simply put, the CBD manufacturer hires an independent company to test & verify the quality & potency of a CBD oil or tincture.  This isn’t mandatory, but it’s a big step in a company being transparent with it’s customers.

Third party tests can determine the concentration of any cannabinoids, including CBD & THC. This is used to confirm that the amount of CBD or THC listed on the bottle label is accurate.

Third party labs also routinely test for the presence of heavy metals such as lead or mercury. Biological contaminants such as molds, fungi, parasites, or bacteria are also looked for. This ensures a clean, pure oil or tincture.

If you are looking at a CBD oil with no mention of third party lab tests, you need to ask yourself what they’re hiding. Until governments set out standards, the CBD industry has to self regulate, so third party testing key.

Next week I’ll be barking about what should be included in those analyses & how read them.  As I’ve said above, without government regulations, there’s no standard yet as to how things are measured which can cause consumer confusion.

CEO Olivia

Part 1 – CBDs, Cannabinoids, Endocannabinoids & Canines

Part 2 – What is Cannabis?

Part 3 – How CBD Is Extracted?

Part 4 – CBD Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum & Isolates

Part 5 – CBD Oils & Tinctures, What’s In the Bottle?

Part 6 – Understanding a CBD Certificate of Analysis

Part 7 – CBD Oils, What Should Be On the Label?

CBDs, Cannabinoids, Endocannabinoids & Canines

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Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. As my huMom & I sniff about the inter-webs, we see a lot of people asking about CBD oil use for their good dogs. A lot of “experts” seem to know a lot about it. But it’s a very complex subject.

Research into the medicinal benefits of cannabis & hemp products are still in the early stages due to these plants being illegal for decades. But it seems clear that there are many compounds that can help in regards to pain management, calmness & even help with seizures.

There is a lot of information out there, some good, some not so much. For the next few Monday’s, I’ll be barking about what is known about the potential benefits of Cannabis & hemp oils. As well we will be sniffing out what is an endocannabinoid and how does it pawtain to us canines.

Full disclosure, Knotty Toys for Good Dogs has an affiliate program with Charlotte’s Web CBD products but at present, I do not  take any CBD products. With that said, I have in the past & we are open to using it again when we feel more knowledgeable.  Of course we would discuss this with our Vet first.   All of this will be shared with you later in a future post.

So stay tuned for the next few Monday’s & I’ll sniff out facts from fiction.

CEO Olivia

Part 1 – CBDs, Cannabinoids, Endocannabinoids & Canines

Part 2 – What is Cannabis?

Part 3 – How CBD Is Extracted?

Part 4 – CBD Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum & Isolates

Part 5 – CBD Oils & Tinctures, What’s In the Bottle?

Part 6 – Understanding a CBD Certificate of Analysis

Part 7 – CBD Oils, What Should Be On the Label?