How To Read CBD Labels So You Know What You’re Buying

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CBD labels come in many shapes and sizes, but understanding CBD can be a little intimidating. CBD is used to help people with all sorts of ailments, from stress relief to a good night’s sleep. CBD is sold in many different forms like our Mommy Candy CBD Gummies, Chill Pill CBD tincture, and our fan-favorite Muscle Magic CBD relief salve. But not every CBD product is made at the same level of quality, which is why it is important to do your research and make sure the CBD products you are purchasing are reputable.

What to look for when reading CBD labels

CBD labels can be really helpful, but there are some red flags that CBD users should keep an eye out for. For example, CBD products with vague CBD labels like “hemp extract” or “CBD oil” aren’t as informative and don’t include the amount of CBD in their product. CBD labels should include information like dosage and warnings about potential side effects. Each CBD product should also have a direct link to a CBD Certificate of Analysis (COAs) to tell you the exact levels of THC, Cannabinoids, and CBD are in each CBD product. For example, here at SuperMom, we use a 3rd party laboratory to ensure the purity and consistency of all of our CBD products including:

  • Cannabinoid Potency
  • Terpene Potency
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides, including Glyphosate
  • Heavy Metals
  • Microbiological Contaminants
  • Mycotoxins
  • Residual Solvents
  • and More

Click here to see an example of a proper SuperMom CBD product COA.

CBD label requirements

CBD label requirements vary by state. The strongest label requirements currently come in state-licensed adult-use programs and medical cannabis systems. SuperMom CBD is located in Houston, Texas. The Texas Department of State Health Services (“DSHS”) adopted and published its final rules governing the Texas consumable hemp program (the “DSHS Final Rules”) 

DSHS requires all Texas CBD labels to include:

  1. lot number; 
  2. lot date;
  3. product name;
  4. the name of the product’s manufacturer;
  5. telephone number and email address of the manufacturer; and
  6. A Certificate of Analysis (COAs) that the delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol content concentration level on a dry weight basis, that, when reported with the accredited laboratory’s measurement of uncertainty, produces a distribution or range that includes a result of 0.3 percent or less. Id. at § 300.402(a).

Read more about DSHS Final Rules here.

CBD Dosage

What is the average CBD dose? What’s one serving of CBD, and how many are there in a product? Now you have some questions to go off of when researching CBD companies.

CBD dosage is the most important thing a label can tell you, including the total milligrams (mg) of CBD in the entire package, plus serving size, mg per serving, and the number of servings. 

Milligrams of CBD

The entire quantity of CBD in milligrams should be stated on each CBD product package. A milligram is one-thousandth of a gram.

CBD Serving Sizes

The serving size, amount of CBD per serving, and the number of servings in a package are all equally essential.

  • The serving size lets you know what one serving is (for example, one Mommy Candy gummy is a common serving size for SuperMom CBD products).
  • The amount of CBD per serving is what that gummy will contain (i.e., 1,000 mg).
  • The number of servings per package is pretty self-explanatory (i.e., 30 gummies per package).

Remember that every person is different and dosage size will vary on condition, weight, and desired effect. 

Next Steps: Do you CBD research and try out SuperMom

When choosing a CBD product, be sure to do your research and make sure that the CBD company is reputable. Beware of vague CBD labels and red flags like products without dosage information. Do your research before choosing a CBD product to ensure you’re getting what you expect! Are you looking for more information about CBD? Take a look at our blog post on all things CBD to learn more. [insert link to What is CBD? blog]Are you ready to try out SuperMom CBD? Check out our shop to learn more about our full-spectrum, all-natural CBD products and get 10% off your first purchase by using the code trysupermom10.

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