How to become an informed CBD Consumer

491 wants to ensure that every consumer is protected and most importantly, informed about what CBD products they are buying. CBD is a new and upcoming industry which makes it very difficult for consumers to ensure they are buying a high-quality CBD product. 491 is here to provide you with the information to help you become an informed and educated consumer.


First and foremost, it is important that the brand of CBD you are purchasing has verifiable data from a third party laboratory. This validity in the product is found in a “COA” or

a certificate of analysis.


Here at 491 we only sell products that have a COA that provides crucial information to each and every customer on the validity of a particular product. In other words, it is verifying the claims made on a products label.


This brings me to another very important misconception we see at 491, hemp seed oil is the same as CBD. IT IS NOT. As a consumer, learning the differences between “Hemp Seed oil” and CBD (cannabidiol) is very important. Yes, they are both extracted from the same plant so confusing the two is very easy, but we are here to help decipher the two. Hemp seed oil is NOT the same as cannabidiol. Hemp seed oil is derived from only the seeds of the plant while CBD is extracted from the flower, stems and stalk of the hemp plant. While hemp seeds are a great source of protein, they do not provide the same benefits as cannabidiol (CBD).




An informed consumer must know how to spot a misleading label or product. Here are some of the areas where labeling can be tricky.




In looking at both products, it seems they are BOTH giving you CBD. In reality, the first product by Kate Naturals is simply hemp seed oil. On the back of the product the supplement facts show just Hemp seed oil is 16.67. Remember, hemp seed oil and CBD are NOT the same.



The second product by Cypress Hemp is showing CBD + Omegas to be in the product. The labeling on the back is showing Cannabidiol at 10mg per serving/dropper. THIS IS CBD. If “cannabidiol” is nowhere to be seen on the labeling IT IS NOT CBD.



Now that you are aware of the differences between hemp seed oil and CBD we hope that you feel more comfortable and aware of what you are buying. Remember, first look for COA or a certificate of analysis for any brand to ensure you are buying from a reputable company. Secondly, look for “Cannabidiol” in the supplement facts to ensure you are getting the correct amount of CBD. Lastly, do not be afraid to ask questions because an informed and educated provider will ensure you are getting the right product for you.

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