Health and wellness expert Dr. Oz shows trust in CBD, but concerned by mislabeled products
After 5 years as a health expert on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, Dr. Mehmet Oz became one of the viewers’ favorite guests on the show for his expertise in health and wellness topics. To Dr. Oz, no subject was off limits. In 2009, he began airing the now hit series “The Dr. Oz Show” to dive deeper into relevant health topics in everyday life.
In a more recent interview with Brooke Alpert, a cannabis practitioner and editor-at-large of CBD Snapshot, Dr. Oz claims that the use of cannabidiol (CBD) can definitely work. The major concern he has is the multitude of mislabeled or fake products in the market from the bad players that are trying to take advantage from CBD’s popularity.
Last year, on October 2, 2018, Dr. Oz aired the episode “CBD Oil Boom” which included the well-renowned neurosurgeon and medical expert, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, to help explain the benefits and effects of CBD on our body. Be advised, the video was aired prior to the Farm Bill of 2018 being passed on December 11, 2018 which federally legalized CBD.
Dr. Oz’s support for CBD initially stemmed from not only factual evidence but that plenty of consumers with ailments have found that it actually does make a difference in their daily lives. However, Dr. Oz thinks we need to be careful when shopping around for the right product. There are a vast amount of CBD companies in the market who boast about their products making strong claims, but have yet to be backed by any evidence. This is just one of plenty reasons to do some research on the company before purchasing some high grade CBD. Dr. Oz says, “If you buy products and they don’t tell you specifically what’s in it, that’s a bad sign […] So unless a friend of yours is using it with success or you can look on their label and see precise information about what’s in it, you should be worried that it’s not made by a reputable person.”
Dr. Oz further went on to state that consumers need to be aware of the possible side effects that could occur from the interaction between CBD and their daily medication. Before taking any CBD, it is strongly suggested that you check in with your licensed physician before starting any new treatments. Dr. Oz discloses that its best to “get as little as you can, try and see if it works, if it doesn’t move on, if it does keep going.” That being said, he still does not condone the use of recreational marijuana, even for medical purposes, due to being linked with “big-time side effects” while also causing “highs.”
Giving praise to the passing of the Farm Bill of 2018, Dr. Oz thinks “we’ll see an even bigger explosion in products that contain CBD.” He also added that it should “open up the market for both research on CBD,” and more valuable health-conscious products derived from it. He’s ecstatic and eager to see a majority of health professionals are turning to CBD for its health benefits, especially for “childhood seizures” and it possibly “weaning [people] off addiction.”
How to choose the right CBD brand
Finding the right CBD brand can be challenging. Almost all the brands in this saturated market differentiate themselves through a couple of different ways, by: strength (milligram amount), type (full spectrum vs isolate), and form of consumption (oils, capsules, topicals, gummies, etc.). So how does a consumer choose the right brand?
Quality, consistency, and transparency are crucial. Lokus strives to source and deliver only the purest full spectrum CBD in the market. The products are made from 100% organic hemp, farmed in the beautiful state of Colorado. That means no unnecessary additives or preservatives are mixed into the oils; and every batch goes through rigorous lab testing for accuracy and potency. The Lokus CBD product line consists of 250mg and 500mg oil tinctures, and 750mg soft gel capsules.
Always do your research. If a company claims that their product contains a specified dosage of CBD, ask them for lab results. If they cannot provide you with independent lab results, give you the runaround, or ask that you take their word for it, close your web browser or walk out of the store. The best brands are transparent, and should have no problem answering basic questions. Unfortunately, there are no clear FDA guidelines on the marketing and sale of CBD, which incentivizes a lot of companies to make false or exaggerated claims. Lokus is one of the few CBD companies that posts its independently verified lab results right on the products page of its website.
Customer service. The most transparent and quality CBD companies don’t hide when you reach out to them. The best ones have some type of toll-free phone number and/or live chat on their website so you can easily get a hold of them. Lokus consistently ranks among the best companies in terms of customer service, and was rated the #1 CBD oil brand in America for 2019 by Legal Hemp Reviews, a website that reviews and ranks online CBD brands.
Finally, if you’re still on the fence or not sure which brand to trust, look for one that comes with a satisfaction guarantee. If a company isn’t willing to stand behind its product, that should raise a red flag. Lokus CBD comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy with the product, you can send it back for a full refund, no questions asked.