Transparency In The CBD Industry

Mar 6, 2023


Due to the lack of standardized and consistent oversight, CBD, production methods, CBD levels, ingredients, and even packaging label information differ from brand to brand. Because CBD products and marketing are not tightly regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it puts even greater pressure on consumers to identify a reputable brand in this new and unfamiliar market. 



A recent study collected a large sample of both ingestible and topical CBD products to review contaminant levels and label accuracy. Unfortunately, the study revealed varying levels of lead, cadmium, arsenic, mercury, and four phthalates in many of the edible products. Four edible CBD products tested above California's regulatory threshold for daily lead consumption. This study also found that only 42 percent of product labels accurately advertised the CBD content. These results further highlight the need to do your research before purchasing CBD.

At millie, we offer high-quality products while providing transparency in our ingredients, dosing, and testing. We want customers to feel safe in this innovative, fast-moving CBD industry.


Like skincare products, not all CBD oils are created equally. Therefore it is important to find a brand that shares details regarding everything from farming practices to testing policies to ingredient sourcing and processing methods. 

The Center For Food Safety states that some growers use pesticides such as glyphosate, recognized as a “probable carcinogen" by the World Health Organization's International Agency. 

Thankfully, many growers, like millie's, practice organic farming techniques to reduce the hemp plants' exposure to possible toxins. At millie, we've engaged partners who grow, harvest, and process the hemp themselves so that they can oversee the integrity of the plant every step of the way. This high level of oversight allows for greater control and attention to detail, ensuring a consistent and high-quality product.


At millie we pride ourselves on our organically farmed, American-grown, third-party lab tested line of trusted CBD products. Our CBD contains broad-spectrum hemp oil with naturally-occurring phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and more.

Unlike others, our CBD uses nanoemulsion technology and is water-soluble. This allows the mini, nano-sized particles to absorb faster with a higher bioavailability rate than traditional CBD brands.

Last but not least, our CBD Relief Gel and Bedtime Lime CBD Gummies are completely pure, free from THC. You can even view lab results for all our products by following the QR code link or directly on our website. Trust our transparency, as we encourage you to research and find the best CBD brand that works for you. 

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The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


  1. Gardener, H., Wallin, C., & Bowen, J. (2022). Heavy metal and phthalate contamination and labeling integrity in a large sample of US commercially available cannabidiol (CBD) products. Science of the Total Environment, 851, 158110. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.158110 
  2. Spector, R. (2020, March 1). Center for Food Safety | Blog | | Encouraging Transparency in the Hemp CBD Product Industry. Center for Food Safety. 

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