The CBD space has grown exponentially over the past several years, but that isn’t necessarily to the benefit of the CBD user. The growth has been unparalleled and, according to a recent Statistica report, is poised to continue to explode. The $4B industry we have in the United States alone is a mere piece of the CBD puzzle. The growth is so large, in fact, that it will take time for testing and potential regulatory bodies to catch up. How, then, can a CBD user know that the product they are purchasing is not simply pure, but also truly safe for their consumption?
CBD comes from the leaves and flowers of the plant. The oils are extracted through a specialized process, which brings out the rich components in the plant. The way the oils are extracted can have a direct impact on the composition of the oil itself. However, the journey to becoming a viable CBD product begins long before the extraction process.
Most readily available CBD products on the market today are not certified organic. Nor are they grown in organic soil. In fact, it can be dangerous to assume that the product you are getting is automatically organic simply because it is grown from a plant. Once the seedlings for the plant are planted, the journey for that hemp plant begins. The DNA of the plant can change through the growing, harvesting, extraction, and production processes at any – or even multiple times.
If plants are grown in soil that is not organic or pure, the plant can never be pure. In fact, even when it is grown in organic soil, if the grower uses weed killer or other additives, the toxins from them enter the plants. This, in turn, can be found in the CBD oil that is later extracted. If the extraction process, as another example, uses chemicals or is done in large metal containers, additional toxins can enter the oils. In other words, at every step of the process, the result can be a product that is designed to help you medically, but is negated, because of the toxins that are found in it due to processing.
Once grown, harvested, and extracted, the oils are then used to make the CBD products we know today. This includes everything from oils to tinctures to gummies to honey and so much more. In fact, if there is a way to incorporate CBD oil into a product, it has likely been done. This isn’t a good thing for the industry as a whole – or for the consumer taking the CBD product. Many consumers, when interviewed, had no idea of the additional sugar or other flavorings that are added to the products. Others didn’t understand that sometimes the CBD is simply sprayed on a product or infused into it. In other words, there are no controls that currenty exist to ensure either the safety or the efficacy of CBD products.
Companies tout their testing to clients but what, in fact, does that really mean? According to Statistica “only 7 percent of CBD companies test for pesticides, heavy metals and microbes combined.” That means that 93 percent don’t. To put this into an easier analogy, for every 10 CBD products on the market, almost 8 don’t test for just these three toxins. What about all the others? The reality is that literally almost nobody tests for the complete bevvy of toxins and when you add in mold and other pollutants, the number is literally 1.
That one is Nesas Hemp, is a full spectrum CBDa company that produces its own proprietary oil from plants they own, and grow themselves, in the United States. Nesas goes far beyond this in their quest to provide consumers with the best, most organic product on the market today. They also have their own proprietary soil that is completely organic. The Nesas team is cognizant of every detail, whether it’s the people working their harvests, or the genesis of the cows their manure comes from (which, by the way, are only fed organic feed and have been antibiotic-free for generations).
Everything this company does is one hundred percent intentional. Their harvest is very specific, to make sure their plants remain healthy and alive throughout the process. To CEO and Founder Inesa Ponomariovaite, this is one more step she takes to ensure she is proving customers with the best product available. By preserving the plant, she explains, all the medicinal properties remail effective in the plant and for the oil.
“Because our plants remain alive and intact through our processes, we are the first company to get the Certification of Safety Seal from the FDA registered ACS Laboratories. Our products are proven to be safe from heavy metals, mercury, pesticides, mold, and many other harmful toxins that most companies don’t worry about,” said Inesa Ponomariovaite, CEO and Founder.
The company prides itself on being “beyond organic”. Even though they are literally Certified Organic, and Nesas has the third-party laboratory tests to prove just how organic they are. They go far beyond the typical organic certification requirements. The product is a workhorse, helping solve a large variety of medical concerns, from aches and pains to stress to sleeping and so much more.
Because CBD is used for so many health concerns, it’s important to provide users with the most pristine, effective, and organic products. “We are on a mission not just to improve people’s health and provide the safest products on the market, but to also use our funds to give back to society. As the CEO and Founder, I have a much bigger vision,” said Ponomariovaite.