347 – How to Choose a Quality CBD Product

This is a difficult challenge for consumers.

Endocannabinoid System
Dr. Jason Mitchell

In this interview with Dr. Jason Mitchell we will discuss the challenge that consumers face when shopping for a CBD product. Fortunately there are numerous quality oriented companies that produce high quality CBD products. Unfortunately there are many more companies that are questionable on any number of criteria. The CBD industry is woefully under-regulated by FDA. This has resulted in an industry that is filled with questionable products.

How can a customer identify good products from reputable companies? The only solution I know is to examine each company carefully. This is not an easy thing to do for the average customer. That’s one of the reason we do that for you here at HealthQuestPodcast.com. In this interview we will take a closer look at Hemp Fusion. Dr. Mitchell discusses in detail the Hemp Fusion process. This is one of the quality companies that we have profiled for you.

One thing that is common with all good companies in the nutrition supplement industry is that they are doing the hard work to produce quality products. The companies that go the extra mile want you to know what they do. This is the reason for the transparency trend. You need to hold companies accountable for being transparent. This interview is a great example of what commitment to quality looks like in a CBD company and what transparency looks like as well.

U.S Hemp Authority

Hemp Fusion is certified by the U.S.Hemp Authority. The U.S. Hemp Authority™ Certification Program is our industry’s initiative to provide high standards, best practices and self-regulation, giving consumers an easy way to identify hemp-derived products that can be trusted. In an effort funded by the US Hemp Roundtable, and joined by organizations such as the Hemp Industries Association, industry leading firms, top-tier testing laboratories, and quality assessors developed comprehensive guidance for growers and processors of hemp.

Meeting the stringent self-regulatory standards of the U.S. Hemp Authority™, and passing a third-party audit, participants will be licensed to use the Certified Seal of the U.S. Hemp Authority™ on their products.

Hemp Fusion Trust and Safety

Hemp Fusion has articulated its commitment to transparency on its website. Here is a link to that page. The following content is provided by Hemp Fusion.

Hemp Fusion has identified four key areas of transparency.

Farming Practices

  • HempFusion exclusively grows in Europe.
  • Our hemp is grown using 100s of years of farming expertise in Europe.
  • Our hemp oil is USDA Certified Organic to avoid the use of pesticides, herbicides and GMOs. We are excited to announce five new products that are USDA Certified Organic, set to launch in March 2020.
  • All of our hemp is DNA validated as European Agricultural hemp.
  • We do pre-validation of the soil prior to planting.
  • Grown in unique microclimates through three primary regions in Europe

Oil Extraction Method

  • Our hemp extract is created using a proprietary method of solvent-free C02 extraction that we call the HOPE process (HempOnePassExtraction™). This process yields what we believe to be a more diverse and better quality hemp extract that yields not only CBD, but other minor cannabinoids as well.
  • All other botanicals used in our formulations are properly tested to make sure they are free of residual solvents and other potential contaminants.

Manufacturing Practices

  • Manufactured only in FDA-registered facilities.
  • All of our hemp is certified and DNA validated as European Agricultural Hemp.
  • Our primarily manufacturing facility is ISO 9001 certified.
  • All manufacturing facilities are independently certified as cGMP compliant (current good manufacturing practices).

Testing & Validation

  • All raw materials are tested for Identification, Microbiological Safety, heavy metals, pesticides, and herbicides, including glyphosate, as well as residual solvents. Click here for our glyphosate testing.
  • All Finished products are tested in an ISO certified independent 3rd party lab for: Cannabinoid Profile (∆9, THC <0.3%), Terpene profile, Residual Solvents, Herbicides & Pesticides, Heavy Metals, Microbiological Safety.
  • All finished product testing is available publicly by accessing the on pack QR code.

Dr. Jason Mitchell

Dr. Jason Mitchell is a Naturopathic Doctor certified by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board. He is also a member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association and Certified Natural Health Professionals. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management/Operations from Arizona State University and his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Trinity College of Natural Health. He is the Co-Founder & President of HempFusion.

Hemp Fusion

HempFusion® is a leading US hemp-based CBD company that manufactures, markets and sells whole food hemp extract products in over 3,900 retail locations. HempFusion®’s product line is all natural, plant-based and is predicated on the amazing health benefits of their proprietary Whole Food Hemp Complex™ derived from full-spectrum nutritional hemp.

Hemp Fusion

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