Before you click “add to cart” on that pricey CBD, step back and think about why it’s so expensive. You might assume it’s because it’s a high-quality product. Yes, it very well might be.
You might think it’s because CBD is in such high demand. This is also true.
But the reality is, you should not need to pay the high price that most CBD companies charge for their products.
Don’t waste money on CBD. Many companies are taking advantage of the high demand for this remarkable product. But take it from an industry insider, they are overpricing their CBD. Let’s review why CBD is so expensive and how you can save money when shopping for this product.
Why Is CBD So Expensive?
Supply and demand drive our market. It’s no surprise to hear that CBD is in high demand. Most articles attempting to explain these exorbitant prices will point towards the growing process. Yes, it can cost anywhere between $6000 – $20,000 per acre to grow industrial hemp and there’s not a guarantee that a farmer will grow a successful crop every time. Many factors play into how much a given acre will yield.
While growing hemp is a pricey, high-risk endeavor, it still does not warrant the high price tag on many CBD products. Even if a grower only yields 10% CBD per acre, that will still produce about 41,000 grams of CBD. In other words, they could provide the CBD to produce 41,000 bottles of a 1000 mg tincture! With these staggering figures, it’s safe to say there is no shortage of CBD to go around.
So with such an abundance of CBD, why are most companies charging such outrageous prices? Well, simply because they can. There is a demand and a demographic of people willing to buy so they consistently charge around 5x more than they pay for their products.
Some Simple Math
Let’s break this down even further. How much product are you really getting when you buy a standard 1000 mg tincture? Let’s take a look. Say you find a 1000 mg tincture for $140. Divide the mg by the dollar amount (1000 mg ÷ 140). That totals out to about 7 mg per dollar.
Now compare to Peace River. Our 1000 mg bottles are $29.95. That amounts to a whopping 33 mg per dollar! Now that’s a compelling deal if we do say so ourselves!
When you’re shopping for CBD, we recommend you do this simple equation to see how much you’re really getting per dollar. Keep in mind that some of this CBD will be lost in your digestive system since ingestible CBD tends to have a low bioavailability rate in most cases, aside from a liposomal formula.
Bioavailability refers to how much of a substance is absorbed by your bloodstream after you consume it. When we talk about CBD, it’s important to keep bioavailability in mind. Our bodies are over 60% water. Since CBD is oil-based and naturally hydrophobic, it can be difficult for our bodies to absorb it. When someone ingests CBD orally, it must go through the first-pass metabolism just like any other food a person eats. A lot of the product is lost through this process before it reaches the bloodstream.
As little as 6% of orally ingested CBD makes it into the bloodstream. This equals out to about just five cents worth of product per dollar spent. To compensate, some CBD producers will use a carrier oil that absorbs better in the body or seek out more advanced alternatives such as liposomal CBD.
Many consumers and manufacturers are turning towards liposomal CBD as a means to bypass issues with bioavailability. Using microscopic transportation bubbles called “vesicles” to capture the product, the CBD can better absorb into the bloodstream. The bilayer of a liposome is better equipped to handle the harsh conditions in the gut than a carrier oil or pure CBD.
Studies confirm that liposomal CBD maintained a greater rate of absorption than stand-alone CBD. Many customers anecdotally report that they feel significant benefits from this type of product. It’s likely that this is due to the increased bioavailability. A higher bioavailability equals more CBD in the bloodstream. This means a lot more product for your dollar.
Where to Buy Affordable CBD
Not all companies are out to overcharge you for their products. In fact, one of the reasons Peace River came to be is so that we could make CBD more accessible. Our goal since day one was to open up an avenue for more people to afford high-quality CBD.
We also sought out to demystify the manufacturing process. It’s our belief that transparency should be at the forefront of the CBD industry. Along with that, we want to give you the inside scoop about why some companies have such outrageously high prices.
Next time you buy CBD, give Peace River a try. We take great pride in producing a top-notch range of products for individuals of all ages, lifestyles, and budgets. It is our belief that this incredible product should be available to anyone who wants to give it a try.
Peace River also carries liposomal CBD tinctures – the best option for bioavailability. With higher bioavailability comes improved absorption and more value for your dollar. And the best part? Even our liposomal products are more affordable than regular products sold at different CBD companies!