Lots of celebrities have jumped on the CBD bandwagon, promoting CBD products or even getting into the market to sell products themselves. And while there is certainly nothing wrong with celebs sharing their positive experiences with CBD, a product endorsement from someone famous isn’t all that you should go off of when you’re looking for safe and effective products to try.
From Martha Stewart and John Legend to Whoopi Goldberg and Willie Nelson, there are so many celebrities out there who have gotten involved in the CBD oil industry and who are looking to stake out their own piece of the ever-growing CBD pie. But at My Health Etc., we’re more concerned with quality than who’s behind an endorsement. To help you separate fact from fiction, we’ve put together this quick guide that we hope you’ll consider if you’re currently seeking celebrity-backed CBD products. Here’s what you should know.
Big Name CBD Celebrity Testimonials
An endorsement is a big deal for a brand, and when it comes to companies that sell CBD, celebrity testimonials can make all the difference for a fledgling enterprise trying to separate themselves from the pack.
So what’s the problem? Well, celebrities aren’t necessarily CBD experts, and many unknowingly herald claims or endorse certain practices that industry insiders often warn against.
In addition to the names above, there are a good deal of other celebrities who have shared CBD testimonials and partnered up with CBD companies, including:
- Busy Philips
- Olivia Newton-John
- Bella Thorne
- Kristen Bell
- Montel Williams
- Paul Pierce
- Lil Wayne
- Kim Kardashian
We would like to reiterate that there’s nothing wrong with using influence to spread awareness about the benefits of CBD. In fact, the more people who know about CBD and what it can do for them, the better! However, dubious claims can easily develop when celebrities are getting paid to lend support, and there are some claims that should always trigger your internal alarms if you hear them.
3 CBD Claims to Avoid
Just because a celebrity is endorsing or selling a product doesn’t mean that their CBD claims aren’t true. But there are a few claims that should raise a red flag for you. Here are three of them:
1.Free products. Many celebrity-backed CBD companies will offer you a free product to try. And though it may sound like a great deal, it’s usually just a way to rope in unsuspecting consumers. A lot of the time, these “free” products are tied to a recurring subscription, meaning you’ll continue getting (and paying for) CBD products that you didn’t specifically order.
2.International sourcing. See a celebrity endorsing a product made in China or Indonesia? Skip it. CBD products from these areas are popular with celebs, but they don’t have organic ingredients and they aren’t held to the same strict production rules used by companies in the U.S. and Canada.
3.Unclear labeling. It’s important to look at the label of a CBD product instead of just taking a celebrity’s claim that it’s safe to use. There are a lot of dishonest labeling practices used, and they’re not always easy to spot. Most mislabeling techniques manifest as omissions such as not telling you where the hemp was grown, or how many milligrams of CBD are in the product. If these details aren’t included, don’t try the product.
When it comes to the CBD products you take for mind and body wellness, it’s better to trust the experts first—not the celebrities. At My Health Etc., we are fully committed to ensuring that you have all of the information that you need to make smart decisions for your health, as well as a selection of high-quality CBD oils and other products that are guaranteed to have been designed for safety and efficacy.
Many of our CBD products are US Hemp Authority certified, meaning they’re organic, triple lab tested, manufactured through CO2 extraction, and come with clear, readable labels. Learn more about CBD selection today, and please contact us if you have any questions or need help choosing safe products.