CBD oil is becoming one of the hottest new products on the market today. In fact, annual sales of CBD petroleum products were nearly $600 million in 2018 and are expected to grow at more than 107 percent per year.
CBD products were only available in large grocery stores, health food stores, and some doctor's offices. Since then, the market has exploded and CBD products are now available in health food stores, grocery stores nationwide, beauty salons, nail salons, convenience stores, and even gas stations.
There are many health benefits of organic CBD oil, But are these CBD products made from CBD oil safe?
Several reports indicate that up to 40% of CBD products on the market have tested positive for heavy metals such as lead and arsenic, concentrated chemical pesticides, bacteria, fungi, toxic molds, THC, and many other harmful contaminants. Most people would agree that a product containing these contaminants would be considered dangerous.
One of the most common and dangerous contaminants commonly found in contaminated CBD products is chemical pesticides. These chemicals are used to kill insects and other organisms that can harm plants.
According to the Toxics Action Center, "Pesticides are associated with a variety of human health hazards, ranging from short-term effects such as headaches and nausea to more serious health problems such as cancer, reproductive disorders, and endocrine disorders."
The best and safest products available are products where the hemp is grown in the United States and the oil is made in a food factory. And of course, it needs to be tested by a reliable third-party facility.