Pharmacy vs. Food Grade | Product Quality
There seems to be some confusion between Food Grade & Pharmaceutical Grade nutrients. There are basically three different grades of raw materials used in products. They fall into 3 categories:
- Pharmaceutical Grade – meets pharmaceutical standards
- Food Grade – meets standards set for human consumption
- Feed Grade – meets standards set for animal consumption
Each of these items categories has a different standard for their production process.
Pharamaceutical grade CBD are produced in a manner to obtain the purest form of the nutrient and ensure maximum absorption. Due to the addition of various other substances, no product is 100% pure. Pharmaceutical Grade products must exceed 99% purity (natural sources) and contain no binders, fillers, excipients, dyes, or unknown substances. Fewer than 3% of the products on the market are pharmaceutical grade.
In order to have a therapeutic effect, nutrients must be absorbed into your bloodstream. The extent to which they can be absorbed is referred to as their bio-availability. Differences in manufacturing create significant differences in bio-availability. Pharmaceutical grade nutrients are only manufactured in FDA registered facilities that follow cGMP, Certified Good Manufacturing Practices, protocol. This ensures the quality and purity of the CBD supplement and allows Biomedical Pharms Labs to guarantee compliance with the governing regulations.
Most pharmaceutical-grade standards can cost a little more than regular ones. The price difference is not as high though and is undoubtedly worth every cent. Which would you prefer: a cheap products which is not properly absorbed or a slightly more expensive one which is metabolized and used up well? The next time you get yourself a product look for pharmaceutical grade quality to protect yourself and your family from harmful substances.