Dr. Patel,

I haven’t bought CBD oil yet but I’m looking. I would really like to try it but scared that I’ll end up with the fake stuff.  There’s a lot out of brands out there and I don’t want to be ripped off. How can you tell if a CBD Oil might be fake?  Can you give me some advice on who maybe the best to buy from?

Thank you.


Pismo Beach, CA


Ok so by fake, I’m assuming you mean how do you know if your CBD Oil actually has CBD in it. And, by the way, Heather you asked a great question.

Back in 2015 and 2016 when the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) tested CBD Oil at random, they found a whole bunch of them had little to no CBD in them!

Not only that but, research shows that, on average, 70% of CBD products are mislabeled. Basically, out of 10 CBD products you can expect only 3 to be labeled accurately. Isn’t that insane?!

What do you do?

You don’t just want to go by the information that’s on the label. You need to do your research.  And, you need to demand these laboratory test results. Do not ever buy a CBD Oil without first looking at the laboratory test results.

Once you have the laboratory test results in hand, take a very close look at the lab test results for the most accurate amounts of CBD & THC in the CBD oil.

And, I’ll walk you through what you’re looking for on the lab test results.

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There’s an overwhelming amount of information on these lab test results. But, I’ll help you hone in on what you’re looking for. There are 2 key pieces of information you’re looking for.

  1. What’s the total milligrams of CBD in the CBD Oil?
    In this case, you can see that it’s 387.54 mg of CBD. And it’s a 1 oz. bottle. Now on average, in the market, the amount of CBD in a 1 oz. can range anywhere from about 250 mg to 1000 mg. Of course, there are CBD oils with less CBD in them and vice versa. There are CBD oils with more CBD in them. But, again, the takeaway is that don’t rely on the amount of CBD that’s on the label. Rather use the lab test results for a more accurate depiction of the amount of CBD.By looking at the lab test results you’re ensuring that you’re getting what you paid for. Sure, the label can claim you’re getting X amount of CBD, but the ultimate proof in the pudding is what the lab test results say.And, the other thing I want point out to you is that as tempting as it is to want to buy a CBD oil with the most CBD in it. I want you to know that more isn’t always better. You’re aiming for optimal strengths of CBD, not maximal strengths. In other words, you want to select the strength that’s right for you, not one where you’re over-doing the CBD.
  2. What’s the percentage of THC in the CBD Oil?
    In this case, you can see that it’s 0.06% which falls well below the legally established standard of 0.3%

And, that’s pretty much all there is to it.