How To Avoid Fake CBD Oil In A Crowded Market

CBD Oil industry is booming and it’s no wonder, more and more people are becoming more aware of the importance of their health and wellness and are seeking out all natural alternatives to pharmaceuticals and other common practices. 

Unfortunately there are synthetic Isolate versions of CBD and this can be found inside tinctures, blams, lotions and many other products so our job as purveyors of high standard, high quality CBD oils we want to educate our consumers to make the best choice in knowing how to choose a great CBD product and avoid fake CBD oil.

When something is new, there becomes a sudden rush for companies and businesses all around the world to start putting their energy towards the hype, to keep up with trends. 

However what happens when everyone wants a slice of the pie, companies and businesses can forget to uphold proper standards of care. Meaning poor product quality, due to the fact that there is little to no restrictions when it comes to creating a CBD product. 

There has been lab report testing done that has found contaminants in CBD products, like pesticides, heavy metals and bacteria. So products don’t actually contain what they say they contain. 

Our Top Tips for avoiding fake CBD oil

View Lab Results 

A company that prides themselves with a high quality CBD product will have third-party lab results to prove it. COA’s (certificate of analysis) verify the quality and potency of the product. 

So when looking at the lab report you’ll want to look for things like;

  • How much CBD is in the product 
  • How much THC is in the product 
  • Details on the cannabinoid profile  

It’s empowering to know exactly what’s in the products you’re purchasing and third-party lab testing helps you better trust what you buy.

Where is the CBD grown 

We suggest consumers should look into where the business is located, and where the product is grown. By doing this consumers are able to identify the farming regulations of the product’s origin. 

How is the CBD created

What is the extraction method that is used to create the on shelf product from the plant. We advocate the CO2 extraction method as more clean and effective.  Consumers should do their research to determine whats best for them.

Health claims 

Major red flags to look for:

Claiming to heal a specific disease or illness or existing medical conditions.

Any company or business that is making false claims for curing major diseases or  illness or existing medical conditions is acting out of compliance and should be considered as a concern to the consumer. 

Customer Service

The best companies and brands in the world, in any industry will always offer great customer support and CBD companies are no different. 

You shouldn’t have to feel alone on your CBD journey. Having a place where you can ask questions at any time or have a chat should anything not be the right fit or up to standard for you. 

Extract Listing 

Look for an extract type listed on your CBD oil product. There are 3 types of popular CBD extracts:
the way the hemp is processed. 

Full Spectrum 

If you’re looking for the most powerful and efficient CBD this is the best type to choose. This type of extract features hemp in its most natural form. Including stalks, leaves and flowers of the hemp plant. To meet legal requirements this extract features under .3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). So it will not get you high. 

It is often considered closer to the original plant, and is therefore the most authentically natural. It undergoes less processing when compared to isolates.

Full Spectrum creates what they call the entourage effect, a term when all the compounds found within the plant work synergistically together. Which will produce maximum effect and benefit. the terpenes and flavonoids from cannabis can create a strong taste and aroma that some people find to be unpleasant.

Broad Spectrum 

– this extract contains pretty much the same components as full spectrum, with the exception of the THC component. Keep in mind this extract still allows for most of the benefits of the entourage effect but with no risk of consuming THC. So Broad Spectrum is perfect for those who are THC sensitive or unable to consume small amounts of THC due to regular work-related drug testing. 


When companies manufacture CBD separate from the rest of the 100 cannabinoids in the hemp plant this creates the isolate product.
The whole plant CBD is both full spectrum and broad spectrum whereas CBD isolate is simply isolated from the rest of the plant components.  The advantage of CBD Isolate is it is the purest and most potent. It often contains upwards of 90% cannabidiol. There is no risk of psychoactive effects, and minimal risk of flagging a false positive on a drug test. CBD isolate is both tasteless and odorless so its often used for those looking to cook with CBD and are looking for a lighter flavour. The only real drawback with CBD isolate is that it does not create the entourage effect. 

So always be sure to look for the extract type listed on your CBD product. 

It’s suggested that consumers who are looking to get the most out of their CBD experience use Full Spectrum CBD products whereas Broad Spectrum and Isolate are used more by those who are sensitive to THC or any other cannabinoids products.  

There is no type that is ‘better’ than the other, whilst some consumers may feel they are more suited to one or other, it really is a personal choice and is a matter of just deciding which they personally like better. 

We just encourage consumers to take caution when it comes to CBD isolate because it’s easier to create a synthetic version of cannabinoids 

synthetic Isolate cannabinoids chemical components match regular isolate CBD exactly, yet it is created in a laboratory setting. It goes without saying that you want to avoid added chemicals when choosing a CBD product, so be sure you’re aware of the ins & outs of the extract you’re purchasing.