5 Lies that CBD Companies Tell
Let’s Start out with the fact that there are many Quality, Reputable CBD companies in the Market. These CBD companies are doing a fantastic job educating people about the potential benefits which CBD has to offer.
Despite the best intentions of these honest CBD companies. There are also many unscrupulous CBD companies that are just looking to cash in. These companies aren’t worried about the truth getting in the way of making money and selling CBD products.
Let’s Check out some of the CBD cheater Tactics!
Misinformation and blatant lies are the biggest threat to the CBD industry around the world. In the following article, we’re going to take a look at five of the biggest lies and misconceptions that some unscrupulous CBD and hemp companies are peddling around the internet to help them sell their products.
CBD Lie #1 – Fake Celebrity Endorsements
One of the biggest misconceptions that individual unscrupulous companies are telling in the CBD industry is about who is endorsing their CBD products. The worst thing about this is that there are already a lot of celebrities willing to support not only other people’s CBD products but also their cannabis and CBD brands.
Let’s take a look at some of the fake celebrity endorsements doing the rounds on the internet right now!
- Tom Hanks – Tom Hanks has had a rough month. To top it off, he’s also been linked alongside Dr. Oz for endorsing CannaPro and Cali Naturals CBD. Hanks immediately went on the offensive slamming the companies on Instagram for falsely representing him.
- Montel Williams – Montel has never shied away from how we use natural medicine and has been attempting to get his own cannabis-based medicine line up and running. After an article went public in Forbes Magazine, a host of sleazy online companies started using his name and image to promote their own CBD and hemp products.
CBD Lie #2 – Millions of Dollars Invested in CBD Companies on SharkTank
If you haven’t heard of the internationally syndicated television show SharkTank, it’s a panel-style show where entrepreneurs pitch their shows on tv to famous investors.
If you don’t believe us, head onto Google or any other internet browser and search for ‘CBD Shark Tank’ and see how many different photoshop images and videos pop up.
Luckily, one of the first things that will pop up is a page explicitly warning people not to believe the hysteria of false Shark Tank CBD claims. You can read the FTC warning letter to this fake “Dr. Jamie Richardson” here.
Ultimately, what you end up with is overpriced hemp oil or another substitute and being locked into expensive and hard to escape contracts.
CBD Lie #3 – CBD Cures Everything from Cancer to Shingles. Unfortunately, this is one of the big Lies CBD Companies Tell.
Most reputable CBD companies are cautious about listing any of the benefits that CBD has to offer. The reputable companies know Cannabidiol (CBD) has a lot of potentials to help people with a variety of different things, but currently, companies are not authorized “to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.”
There have been a lot of studies into CBD, and studies have shown it works for a lot of people, but it is not responsible to make claims.
One prime example of this is the article on a website called “Ask Dr. Karen.” I will not give a link to it as to not promote it. They should be very careful about what they say, they have included a long list of things that CBD could do for you, including gastric health issues, PTSD, seizure relief, Parkinson’s Disease and so much more. The FDA will probably be sending them a notice soon.
Before committing to CBD, it’s essential to understand the facts. The World Health Organization has released a very insightful look that summarizes CBD‘s benefits. While they state that CBD is generally safe and has a lot of potentials, it’s also reported that more research needs to be conducted.
There is also an important report released by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning about CBD products and false claims. The report lists all the different CBD companies that the FDA has sent warning letters to and also provides you with a copy of the warning letter.
Lie #4 – The Entourage Effect – What’s It Really All About?
The entourage effect is often used by CBD companies to promote full-spectrum CBD products over pure CBD isolate products. One of the most significant claims that people use to push full-spectrum CBD products is that CBD’s effects are boosted by combining them with other plant compounds, including terpenes, flavonoids, essential oils, and other cannabinoids.
The problem is these companies have not read the original document on the Entourage Effect. The original Hebrew University Study is about THC and CBD, not just CBD. That is the Entourage Effect.
There are studies and reports that support the entourage effect, but they involve combining substantial doses of CBD with THC. CBD products that contain THC are only legal in countries or states that support legalized or medicinal marijuana programs.
Scientific American states in the following article that large doses of THC are required for any benefits to be seen by the entourage effect.
One of the only CBD drugs ever approved by the FDA, Epidiolex, is made using CBD isolate only and contains no THC.
Lie #5 – Mislabeling or Mislabeled CBD Products
It’s considered industry best practice to not only correctly label all CBD products, but also to include laboratory results that back up the ingredients lists. Not only do these laboratory reports include how much of the active cannabinoid is present in the product, but they also ensure that the product doesn’t contain any heavy metals or toxins.
This is a list of CBD companies that didn’t accurately label their CBD products.
At Stirling, we consider ourselves an industry leader in CBD products. We aren’t here to make some quick cash and get out. We’re in the CBD industry for the long haul. While there are some unscrupulous CBD companies out there trying to mislead consumers, there are also some great CBD companies out there trying to educate people about the potential that CBD has.
If you have any questions about any of the information in this article or any of our CBD products, please don’t hesitate to contact us.