One thing I've learned from my experience with CBD is that lab test results are a must. Before I try any product for myself, I want to make sure what I'm putting into my body is a safe product, and I'm sure many other consumers would want the same. That's why I took the time to learn the ins and outs of CBD product testing to know exactly what I'm looking for when I come across a lab test. These test results, or Certificates of Analysis (COA), are one of the easiest ways to evaluate a CBD company and its products.
I was initially drawn to Medterra because it grows its hemp in Kentucky and helps support American farmers. The company is even a member of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Industrial Hemp Pilot Program, which means its source crops meet stringent regulatory standards. This commitment to farm-to-shelf oils, edibles, and topicals is what made Medterra a popular player online and one of my reasonings for trying its products.
If you've ever taken CBD and felt zero effects afterward, you're not alone. In fact, my first time trying CBD didn't go over too well. I started my journey with cannabidiol (CBD) a couple years ago when I tried a topical cream to alleviate muscle soreness. I didn't really notice much difference until I bought a completely different CBD cream that had amazing results. It was at that moment I realized not all CBD products are created equal. Since then, I've expanded my knowledge of CBD and tried several other products, including tinctures, gummies, capsules, and much more.
Josh Hurst is a journalist, critic, copywriter, and essayist. He lives in Knoxville, TN, with his wife and three sons. As a writer for Remedy Review, an independent CBD review site, Josh covers the relationship between cannabis-based products and the human body.
A few things to keep in mind when looking at a COA are the date (which should be within the last year), the CBD potency, and test results for the presence of any heavy metals, pesticides, solvents, and other unwanted chemicals. Only with the confidence of knowing that a brand is safe do I then try the products to see how they make me feel. One brand that passed my review of lab tests was Medterra, which is a well-known brand that tests all of its products through accredited third-party testing centers like ProVerde Labs and Green Scientific Labs.
I wanted to see for myself if Medterra's CBD extract lived up to the hype. Did the products really work? Would I recommend them to a friend? Below is my in-depth review of the company and what I learned when I tried a few of its top products.
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Medterra's hemp is grown and extracted under the strict guidelines of the Kentucky Department of Agricultural Industrial Hemp Pilot Program. They are able to sell in all 50 states and internationally, without any risk.
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Discovered in the 20th Century, the endocannabinoid system is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids that are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors in the mammalian brain and body. CBD is one of the primary cannabinoids found in hemp. These cannabinoid receptors play a pivotal role in physiological processes such as mood, memory and pain. There are two cannabinoid receptors – CB1 and CB2 that are located on cells throughout the body.
"As a part of the Medterra family, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to be integrated in the innovation and education of their new products," says Kemper. "The new True Full Spectrum line with physical therapy plays a vital role in my day-to-day routine of keeping me rested, calm and aiding in mobility. It’s the best on the market – you can now get the full benefits of the hemp plant from one the most trusted brands in the industry."
IRVINE, Calif. , April 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Medterra, the most widely distributed global industry leader in CBD, announced the launch of its True Full Spectrum collection. Medterra recognized the growing consumer acceptance of THC and set out to develop the best full spectrum CBD on the market. With a standardized 2mg THC per serving in each product and proudly displaying "THC" on every label, Medterra is leaning into the unique benefits of full spectrum while staying within the legal requirements of less than 0.3% THC by weight. The new offering makes Medterra the first leading brand to offer isolate, broad spectrum and full spectrum CBD products.
Medterra brand loyalist Billy Kemper’s road to recovery is a true testament to the quality and power behind Medterra’s True Full Spectrum collection. Last February 2020 while surfing in Morocco , Kemper narrowly escaped death with a broken pelvis and other life-altering injuries that required an emergency medevac flight back to the U.S. for trauma surgery. Kemper recalls, "It’s a pain you can’t describe" and knew his road recovery would be a long one of learning to walk, stand and hopefully surf again, as documented in his recent six-part docuseries ‘Billy‘. While searching for relief during his rehabilitation and opting for holistic alternatives, Kemper tested the product line in search of natural, plant-based products to assist with his recovery.
"With over 50% of CBD consumers saying they are interested in trying full spectrum, we saw the growing need to provide consumers with legitimate full spectrum products. I say legitimate because many full spectrum products are actually mostly CBD only and don’t have meaningful amounts of other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids," says Medterra CEO Jay Hartenbach . "Our full spectrum has at least 20% of other cannabinoids (many are less than 1%). Our research shows that many consumers are unaware of how much THC is in each serving of their full spectrum products. Continuing with Medterra’s dedication to transparency, we recognized our responsibility as a brand to call out THC content per serving as CBD becomes more mainstream and welcomes new CBD users."
The True Full Spectrum line was developed alongside Medterra’s Medical Advisory Board and adheres to the brand’s industry-leading quality and purity standards. The THC forward line offers the complete benefits of the hemp plant with a 5:1 ratio of endocannabinoid to other cannabinoids (at least 20%) with 2mg of THC in each dose. This ratio maximizes the endocannabinoid receptors activation, further enhancing the entourage effect created from a whole-plant extract. The collection contains 100% organically grown hemp from the United States and a COA (certificate of analysis) QR code on every package and on Medterra’s website – putting transparency and education at the consumers’ fingertips. This THC forward line was formulated around Medterra customers’ most preferred way to take CBD: