How to spot fake CBD products

Before we delve into how to spot fake CBD products, let's discuss what CBD is, from where it is sourced and for what purposes it can be used.

As a consumer, the very first thing you will do when purchasing a product is to search through an online platform, as this is the simple way to obtain more relevant information, find the best deal and differentiate products to make sure you are purchasing the most effective one.

There are a plethora of CBD related products that are available on different platforms, making it difficult for people to choose the right one. “Where to find the best and original CBD product at a relatively affordable price” is the common query asked by many people trying to get a comprehensive and effective solution to their anxiety and stress.

CBD – Your soothing Buddy!

Are you feeling anxious or stressed? Suffering from severe anxiety attacks and unable to sleep peacefully? Do you feel restless at night because your anxiety is a barrier that can never let you sleep restfully? That’s what a CBD product is for! 

CBD, aka Cannabidiol, is extracted from the cannabis plant, designed to make your body feel more relaxed, calmer and balanced, so you can happily perform your daily tasks. CBD is the most in-demand safest solution to find fast relief. Just a few drops under your tongue can melt away the stress, uneasiness and anxiety of everyday life. It will leave you feeling content and more relaxed, helping you carry on with your daily routine more confidently.

In addition, two major and crucial parts are also derived from cannabis, including THC and CBD. Unlike THC, the beauty of CBD is that it is not a psychoactive ingredient, so will not produce mind-altering effects or high sensation.

  • High Number Of Hemp Extract
  • The very first sign of differentiating between real CBD vs fake is if a CBD product is advertising “140,000mg” of hemp oil in a 30ml bottle. It is not possible to fit a 140ml or 140,000mg substance into a 30ml bottle. Also be aware of a full stop in the numbers or the lack of a comma. Such as putting “140.000mg” or “140 000mg” instead of “140,000mg”.

    These products are also usually priced lower than the real CBD products.

  • Hemp Seed Oil
  • There is a massive difference between full-spectrum hemp extract and hemp seed oil – even though both can be considered hemp oil. This is an approach that many sellers often utilise to advertise or market their products as “hemp extract” or “hemp oil” because they are aware that most people don’t really know the difference and opt to buy the product eventually.

    However, hemp seeds don’t contain any phytocannabinoids, so if an individual is looking to buy a product that contains CBD, then you would not get it with only hemp seed oil. 

    Additionally, hemp seed oil products are relatively cheaper as compared to a product that contains full spectrum hemp extract CBD. So whenever you feel sceptical about if the product you are going to buy is a fake CBD product, look at the price. 

  • Clear Full Spectrum Oil
  • Clear full spectrum extract is not possible, and neither is there a way to be full spectrum. This is because full spectrum hemp extract retains a majority of the natural plant materials, since it undergoes the least amount of processing, and therefore it has naturally a darker hue.

  • Fake Full Spectrum
  • If you see a product that says that it is full spectrum but contain no THC, it is definitely a fake CBD product. Full spectrum specifies that there must be at least trace amounts of THC as well as other significant phytocannabinoids in it. Thus, if the CBD product you are considering doesn’t have any THC, then it means that it cannot be a full spectrum hemp extract.

    This may mean that the CBD product either utilises an isolated CBD that only contains a single CBD compound, or a distillate hemp extract that only contains plenty of phytocannabinoids. A seller that only advertises distillate or isolated CBD as the “full spectrum” definitely would not be considered as an honest, reliable and trustworthy source to be buying from.

    Be aware that using cheap CBD that you have purchased at a cheap price may later lead to serious issues and complications.

  • Clear Bottles vs Amber
  • If you are buying any CBD product that is in a clearer bottle, there is a high chance that the product is not original. CBD is a light-sensitive product and can easily break down if exposed to ultraviolet light. Every CBD product must be packaged in dark amber bottles to maintain potency and eliminate UV deterioration.

    Get Your CBD Product From A Credible Seller

    A CBD product can be your win-win product since it can in rease feelings of relaxation, happiness and contentment, reducing anxiety and stress. However, the product must be original to have effective benefits. So always check the aforementioned points before buying CBD from any random seller. Moreover, it is wise to go for a credible and reliable seller that can provide you with original products.


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