We at AnnaFarma are committed to bringing you pharmaceutical grade CBD products with no pesticides, no solvents and no B.S. Our products begin with the highest quality hemp, are extracted using the most sophisticated technology available and are tested more rigorously and accurately than any other CBD product on the market.
But why should you care? You've decided to take CBD products and shouldn't that be enough? The average consumer doesn't want to know the origin of their potato chips and isn't concerned with how well tested their daily multivitamins are. Here are a few reasons you should take a different approach when purchasing CBD products:
Hemp | CBD products are extracted from hemp and hemp is a "hyperaccumulator". This means that it absorbs contaminants in the soil, water and air. Hemp is so good at absorption that it is used in bioremediation efforts to clean toxic heavy metals and pollutants from soil. So, it is critical to chose a CBD source that begins with very high-quality hemp to avoid consumption of potentially harmful fertilizers, pesticides and pollutants.
- Testing | Many producers and distributors conduct inadequate testing of their CBD products. Some even release test results showing that harmful compounds have been detected. These distributors bank on consumers not digging through lab results to unpack what the claims “lab-tested” or “high purity” really mean. Navigating the landscaping of CBD testing could be challenging, but here are a few key points to keep in mind:
- The method of testing should include mass spectrometry. This is the most accurate and comprehensive technology available for discovering unwanted pesticides, molds and other compounds in CBD products.
- Understand the level of detection used in testing. Mass spectrometry allows one to identify individual compounds in a sample. In contract, other testing methods will have a level of detection set by the testing instrument. In effect, this means that the testing methods used by many of our competitors allow for harmful compounds to be present and to still show "not detected" in the results.
- Look for how many pesticides were tested. There are currently no pesticides or herbicides approved for use on hemp by state or federal regulators. Additionally, the safety profile of these compounds are usually derived in isolation (i.e., without determining if safe when used with other compounds). As a result, consumers should demand that a vast array of pesticides be tested and none be detected.
Given these facts, we set out on a mission to find a CBD product that we felt comfortable sharing with our friends and family - a product where they could safely experience the medical and therapeutic benefits of CBD. When we realized it wasn't readily available, we decided to create it and share it with the world.
That is why we bring you the AnnaFarma blog - where we will be providing you with regular updates on our products and their continuous testing, the CBD industry and the latest CBD research.