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the brands that will only provide them with a partial COA as this is a big red flag for a brand that is trying to hide something or not as detailed as they should be .”
— REINA GOVINDARAJAN • CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER • PROSPECT FARMS
Like good wine , every aspect of how the cannabis is raised — from seed genetics to the quality of the soil to when the Cannabis is harvested — affect the quality of the CBD . CBD processing methods include butane , propane , and CO2 supercritical extraction . CO2 extraction is the cleanest and most sustainable process .
— LAURIE BERRY • DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION • BODY BLISS
“ Make sure the brand you ’ re selling tests the final formula to verify the mg of CBD on the box matches that content .”
— HOLLY WYDRA • DIRECTOR OF TREATMENT ENGAGEMENT FARMHOUSE FRESH
“ Testing the CBD itself and testing the finished product is very important to ensure the hemp is grown cleanly , the CBD is extracted cleanly , the CBD is pure and there is much CBD in the jar as is being claimed .”
— HANNAH DUNCAN • OWNER • WELL PRODUCTS
“ Every batch of CBD , whether it is an oil or an isolate , should arrive with a COA . This test measures the levels of pesticides , toxins , molds , heavy metals and cannabinoids present in the finished product . The best hemp farms not only use organic farming practices , but all products undergo strict third-party testing regimes to ensure you receive the highest quality CBD oil , free of contaminants .”
— KELLY STOLL • FOUNDER & CEO • VITAL BODY THERAPEUTICS
WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT FOR SPA LEADERS TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE MEASUREMENT OF CBD ( IN MILLIGRAMS OR BY PERCENT- AGE ) LISTED ON A GIVEN PRODUCT ?
“ Providing a guide to dosing allows not only spa leaders but therapists alike an idea of how much CBD is being used . Since there isn ’ t currently any FDA guidance on this , maintaining relative consistency with this for a product line is important .”
— MATT WALSH • CEO • SPLISH NATURALS
“ A lot of CBD companies hang their hat on how much CBD they have in their product , however , the bioavailability of untreated , fat-soluble CBD is relatively low . This needs to be factored in when thinking about measurements of CBD . We recommend a minimum of 25mg of CBD per treatment with a maximum of around 150mg per treatment .”
— KIMBERLY DEORSEY • CLIENT SOLUTIONS EXECUTIVE • CAUSE + MEDIC
“ The CBD should be listed in milligrams on the jar and / or on the website so that the client knows if there is enough CBD in the product to accomplish their needs .”
— HANNAH DUNCAN • OWNER • WELL PRODUCTS
“ Many product labels suggest they contain CBD , but only
contain hemp seed oil . It ’ s critical to examine the entire ingredient list . Hemp seed oil is good for your skin , but it doesn ’ t have any cannabinoids . Conversely , CBD isolate requires a 7-10x higher concentration than full spectrum hemp extract to be effective .”
— APRIL MCCOY • VP OF PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY • GREEN II GOLD
WHAT QUESTIONS ARE MOST CRITICAL FOR SPA LEADERS TO ASK VENDORS ABOUT HOW THE HEMP USED TO CREATE A GIVEN PRODUCT WAS GROWN AND HARVESTED ?
Having a basic understanding of how hemp is processed into CBD allows the spa to become more comfortable when talking to a guest about CBD . The more you know , the more comfortable your guests will be purchasing a CBD product or service .
— MATT WALSH • CEO • SPLISH NATURALS
“ One of the most important questions a spa director can ask a CBD brand is where does your hemp come from ? If a brand representative does not know the source of the raw ingredient or shares that it comes from a complex supply
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