At its best, CBD is a potent healer, with a range of life-changing health and wellness benefits. Unfortunately, due largely to a lack of regulation, much of the product on the market falls short.
40-60% of the CBD on the shelves today is synthetic, which has resulted in cases of severe illnesses and even death across the globe. Unfortunately, natural CBD comes with its own dangers as well – if it’s not properly grown and cultivated that is.
The Hemp Plant: Nature’s Soil Cleaner
The hemp plant is the earth’s soil cleaner; by nature’s design, it seeks to restore balance to its environment. Farmers have long engaged in the centuries old practice of growing hemp in between their crops to clean toxins in the soil.
One truly phenomenal demonstration of hemp‘s cleaning potential was in the aftermath of the worst nuclear disaster the world has ever seen: Chernobyl. The historic 1986 nuclear disaster spewed radioactive waste across Eastern Europe, contaminating 100,000 square kilometers of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus with radiation.
“The Best Phyto-Remediative Plants We Have Been Able to Find”
In 1998, the Consolidated Growers and Processors (CGP) and the Ukraine’s Institute of Bast Crops in partnership with the U.S. based company Phytotech began experimenting with planting industrial hemp in some of the polluted land. The results: extremely promising.
One research scientist with Phytotech described hemp as “one of the best phyto-remediative plants we have been able to find.” Phytoremediation can be used to clean metals, pesticides, radioactive elements, crude oils, toxins, and other dangerous substances from water and soil.
The GOOD news: hemp cleans toxins, pesticides, and chemicals from soil which has incredible potential for environmental cleanup.
The BAD news: hemp cleans toxins, pesticides, and chemicals from soil which has incredible potential to put your health at risk if you consume hemp that has been grown under dangerous conditions.
Translation: hemp absorbs what’s around it — so if it is grown with pesticides, chemicals, or in soil contaminated with lead, mercury, or other dangerous substances, it is absorbing these toxic ingredients.
This is not something you want to risk putting in your body — especially since you are likely considering/taking CBD for health reasons in the first place.
It is VITAL that CBD is grown in clean soil so that it is free from contaminants.
Unfortunately, our soil is not what it used to be. Between aggressive farming practices that deplete our soil of important minerals to the rampant use of fertilizers, pesticides, and chemicals, this creates a potentially dangerous environment for our crops — especially hemp.
At the end of the day, the biggest problem for end consumers is the lack of transparency when it comes to their CBD’s origin. There is no regulation, data, or quality control when it comes to the sourcing of CBD.
It falls to the consumer to do their own homework. Choose your health and wellbeing above all else; choose greenhouse grown CBD that is free from pesticides, fertilizers, and other dangerous chemicals. The choice is clear: Vision One Naturals.