From The Desk of Tim Skwiat MEd., CSCS, Pn2.
WHEN IT COMES TO BUYING A QUALITY CBD PRODUCT, I ALWAYS SAY, BUYER BEWARE!
- There’s not enough CBD to go around, and test results show that many brands don’t contain much, if any, real CBD.
- Most CBD brands are not tested by 3rd party independent labs to ensure they don’t contain potentially harmful toxic compounds like lead and other heavy metals, herbicides (like glyphosate), pesticides and toxic molds. One recent study revealed that 70% of the 240 top-selling CBD products tested positive for at least one of these potentially dangerous compounds.
- Many brands use inferior extraction processes, which can leave behind harmful solvents, chemicals and impurities while also destroying the delicate CBD and its entourage of phytocannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids.
- Many brands of CBD have a low oral bioavailability so only a fraction of it gets absorbed into your bloodstream.
- Many CBD products labeled as “Hemp Oil Extract” or “Hemp Oil” don’t contain CBD at all. Look for the amount of CBD per serving listed on the label specifically.
After learning about all the pitfalls and downfalls of traditional CBD products, many of my family, friends and clients emailed, posted and called me asking for a reliable source of high-quality CBD that they can trust.
Without anywhere else to turn, I, along with our advisory board consisting of medical doctors, hemp farmers, nutritionists, botanists and research scientists with a combined 50 years in the nutritional supplement space, decided to start our own company called Trust Botanicals -- or TrustBo™ for short -- which sells only high-quality CBD you can rely on.
Fact is, honesty and transparency are so important to us, and such a glaring problem for the entire CBD market, that we put TRUST right in our company name.
And full transparency is what makes us different. Here are the 4 foundational pillars we’ve built our company on to ensure you get the very highest quality CBD products available anywhere in each and every dose:
PILLAR ONE: Trust Scan Verified™
Each and every one of our TrustBo CBD bottle labels contains a scannable QR code, which leads you to a dedicated website page that contains independent lab results of your exact product. It’s simple, using your smartphone, scan over the product’s QR code, and your phone will pull up a certificate of analysis showing the purity as well as the exact amount of CBD and other phytocannabinoids in your bottle. It’s not wise to use a CBD product that doesn’t have the Trust Scan Verified™ QR Code on the bottle for your protection.
PILLAR TWO: Seed to Harvest to Bottle Transparency™
Our Full-Spectrum, Hemp-Derived CBD-Rich Extract (in our capsules and oils) and CBD Isolate (in our gummies and creams) come from premium hemp plants sustainably farmed -- right here in the USA -- in rich, fertile soils like those outside Lexington, Kentucky, in the Bluegrass region, where farming families have been pioneers in hemp agriculture since the 1700s before the hemp ban.
While other brands often buy their tainted CBD sight-unseen from foreign countries like China with no control of the quality, we are also completely vertically integrated, which means that we control and oversee every step of the planting, growth and harvesting of our hemp… from farm to table -- testing for quality every step of the way. Family farming, nutrient-rich soil, and proprietary seed genetics ensure consistent CBD levels while food-grade manufacturing, third-party testing and federal compliance allows us to provide the highest-quality, purest CBD products on the market.
But growing superior hemp is just as much an art as it is a science. As part of our team, we have full-time botanists and herbalists who go to great lengths to ensure our hemp plants are healthy and full of healing properties.
As you can see, when you invest in TrustBo CBD, you really can feel good knowing that you’re helping U.S. family farmers.
PILLAR THREE: Certified TrustBo Extraction™
Our proprietary, low-temperature CBD extraction process starts with a patented drying process, then freeze-drying the whole hemp plant so all of its most healthy components -- like the CBD, phytocannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids -- are kept active and intact without the use of harsh chemicals. In fact, our CBD is tested for herbicides, pesticides, toxic mold, pathogen and heavy metals, which is very important because hemp readily absorbs heavy metals and other chemical waste from the soil.
They’re not just pure, they’re also potent, a real rarity in the CBD marketplace. For example, a study published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association tested 84 CBD products and shockingly nearly one-half contained less CBD than labeled, with some products containing only mere traces of CBD.
Well, again, with the third pillar of TrustBo CBD you don’t have to worry about that because…
PILLAR FOUR: Phospholipid Enhancement™
TrustBo CBD is uniquely formulated with natural phospholipids, which can help optimize absorption. You can think of phospholipids as bodyguards for CBD, as they form a protective barrier around these delicate molecules to help get them safely through the acidic digestive tract and quickly into your bloodstream to support optimal results. Research has shown that phospholipid technology can serve as a potent delivery system for plant-based compounds.
And if that wasn’t enough, here are additional steps we take at TrustBo to ensure your CBD is the cream of the crop:
- When we harvest hemp from our fields, we use a proprietary FreshTrust™ Drying technology that eliminates post-harvest mold and other pathogens and locks in farm-to-table freshness. Many brands don’t do this, and toxic mold is a big problem that can cause major health issues.
- To further help optimize absorption, TrustBo CBD uses MCT oils naturally derived from coconut oil as the carrier. MCTs are more easily and more rapidly digested and absorbed than long-chain triglycerides from fats like olive oil and other vegetable oils. This means greater support for CBD absorption.
- And unlike other brands, TrustBo CBD is non-GMO and free of herbicides (like glyphosate), pesticides and toxic molds, tested for heavy metals, like lead, and free of artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, and sweeteners. Heck, it’s even gluten-free.
- As you can see, we at TrustBo have worked hard to create the IDEAL CBD extract that overcame every single issue we’ve covered with other CBD products so you can rest assured knowing you’re getting an ultra-high-quality product made from the flowing fields of Mother Earth.
MEd., CSCS, Pn2.